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Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

Hey Chris,

How about the city use some common sense instead of creating new problems? Here are my ideas:…

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Posted by Scott Wink on July 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “A map of Charleston's gay history

Hopefully the state legislators who wish to deprive state-supported colleges and universities of funds if they associate any activity with LGBTTQIA people will not discover that Greene's site is hosted on and part of the College of Charleston's website. Y'all hide it now, 'cause the rest of the state, especially elected officials aren't so tolerant.

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Posted by Connection Maven on July 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Since 2010, the Pride Festival has gotten bigger, more visible, and more welcome

I was on the board during the time of Charleston Pride moving downtown and I will say with a loud voice that the decision was only made after a survey went out to hundreds of pride participants. The board was met with overwhelmingly amounts of people wanting pride to at least attempt to hold the parade downtown! We went into the City of Charleston office and were granted a permit to hold the event downtown Charleston. I know we were all shocked especially since most people thought it would never happen! To look at this as a bad thing is just awful! Charleston Pride could easily change venues and I think mixing it up is a great thing. Instead of complaining why don't you join the pride board and make a push to alternate between downtown and North Charleston! I for one am 100% for that!!!!

Not hiding behind a vague screen name!

Trevor Donovan

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Posted by dJ tReVoR d. on July 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “IOP lifeguards want their stand back, please and thank you

You would think if they didn't want it stolen, they shouldn't have wheels on the thing!

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Posted by Jojojo on July 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Working Life: Cleaning up crime scenes, water damage, and rats in the walls

Where do I sign up??

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Posted by Jojojo on July 31, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “A map of Charleston's gay history

Well said, Ben. That aligns with what older family members have told me as well.

However, the impression that Charleston specifically / SC in general was some sort of big KKK rally until just before whichever transplant arrived is indeed common. "When I moved here in 1998 from New Hampshire, gay men were just starting to live without the fear of instant public execution in Marion Square."

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Posted by Cid95 on July 31, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

No, Gay people are not demanding entry into your Church and to be married at your altars. They are simply asking for their equal rights as written in the constitution. Last time I looked there were not any EXCEPT for gay people clauses in the constitution. Nor were there any ONLY good Christians allowed clauses. The constitution spells out clearly that everyone is equal and can pursue happiness. There are NO exceptions to the American Constitution. Government cannot exclude any group of citizens from the civil benefits or the expressive dignities of marriage. No religion runs the American Government. Same sex marriage is best viewed as a true realization of the promise contained in our constitutional guarantees.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

I was in the business for over 30 years, managing and owning restaurants. I can not figure out how this family keeps the place packed! Service is rough, food is mediocre in regards to the prices charged.

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Posted by Jojojo on July 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

So what do the various interpretations and evolutions of the institution of marriage in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) or the Christian Bible have to do with the legal institution of American marriage, which is prevented by the Constitution to establish religious preference?

Again, freefirezone, are we allowed to use any ancient definitions of things similar to marriage or can we only use ancient Middle-Eastern perspectives? I mean, to avoid "re-defining" it from whatever it is you think was carved in stone...

For the record, the legal definition of American marriage was gender neutral for like 200 years until YOUR side changed it, between DOMA (1990s) or all the unconstitutional state amendments (past like 10 years). Not exactly a historical precedent for your particular favored definition of marriage.

BUT EVEN STILL, if it makes you feel any better, this is not a "re-definition" of marriage, as your religious definition is staying exactly the same. Nothing has been redefined for you. The fight you are losing is the fight to make the legal definition of marriage a relatively modern one specific to a particular religion. Which flies blatantly in the face of the U.S. Constitution, making your definition anti-American.

Even that losing battle is entirely irrelevant to your own personal situation, as I imagine that if you ever convince someone of the opposite sex that you're a decent person I assume you'd get married in whatever snake-handling church you belong to that I am sure has long since scared away the gay. So please tell me why it's such a big deal to you, a person who will never, ever, ever, ever have to be personally affected in any significant way by two other people (that you likely will already go out of your way to avoid) who love each other?

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Posted by HappyPessimist on July 31, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “A map of Charleston's gay history

Back in the early seventies when I had a catering company called "The Movable Feast," we did quite a lot of adult men gay receptions held at private homes in what is now called "The French Quarter," and around Ansonboro. All the events were black tie and other than the fact that they were all men, with several older committed couples, the events were just like any other downtown reception. Most of them came from prominent families and I recognized them at other receptions all over town. They appeared to be unconditionally well received. I think, contrary to the perceptions stemming from popular urban legends of Charleston's social insularity, that Charlestonians then were far less brittle and more forbearing than commonly depicted.

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Posted by Ben Moise on July 31, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Re: “RiverDogs to rock old-school Rainbows jerseys in honor of Pride Fest

My comment is actually about the current mascots. How come they aren't named Ashley and Cooper instead of Charlie and Chelsey ?

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Posted by docsarvis on July 31, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.


What do you think Genesis 2:24 is a reference to?

Do you suppose that passage is frequently cited by the clergy administering wedding vows because it's a reference to two pals entering into a property contract?

Why would Christ cite that passage in one of his most noteworthy discourses on marriage? To show what marriage is not?

Thanks for the morning chuckle, Brewengineer. I'll be sure to refer to you anyone needing illumination of scripture.

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Posted by freefirezone on July 31, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Regardless of the biblical, schmiblical rantings here, the definition of marriage changed once again when government stepped in and made marriage a legal contract, so we have at a minimum, three definitions of marriage - Pre-biblical, biblical and LEGAL. I am going for the LEGAL aspect because religion is not going to protect our LAWFUL rights - on the contrary, religion is actively lobbying to DENY us rights - THROUGH LAW (using tax-free $$ no less). Therefore, religion will FOREVER be a thorn in the LGBT communities side and anyone's side that does not cow-tow to religious tenets. Just don't see why the religious community does not focus on their own shortcomings and allow others to "fail" in their judgmental eyes. After all, if the world comes to an end today, the righteous will have their place in eternity and surely they don't want a bunch of LGBT folks there with them. It would denigrate the meaning of heaven for them and they would not be blissfully happy in that environment. Some may even want to leave heaven to go to hell just to get away from us. If the religious community would just respect everyone's right to happiness (including their own), the world would be a fantastic place. I respect their right to practice their beliefs and no one is tying to stop anyone from BELIEVING whatever they wish. We are not trying to force straight people to get gay married, so why are straight people trying to force us to get straight married.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 31, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

"None of which you state disproves that marriage existed in the Old Testament.

One needs to look no further than Christ's response to the pharisees in Matthew 19. In response to a question on divorce, Christ gives a discourse on marriage and divorce and references Gen. 2:24 in regard to marriage, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

The institution of marriage existed from the beginning of the Old Testament."

There was no Christ in the Old Testament. Now you are mixing up new and old testament, which means you have no argument. You can't say "well, Jesus said this in regards to the old testament passage, therefore the old testament actually meant this." That is not quite how it works.

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Posted by brewengineer on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

freefirezone, do you even read what you post here? So you know that marriage predates religion, yet you still post that others are ignorant for being ok with marriage not adhering to strict Christian terms? No, I stand by the fact that you are ignorant. Period. You also ignored the other comments here about the old testament not specifically mentioning marriage.
This was your original post: "Who has permitted you to redefine marriage?"
If you weren't ignorant, and understood how the rules have changed over time since before any current religion existed, you would have never posted something like that. You would understand that we, as a modern society, redefine marriage often to make it more fair, more beneficial, and more meaningful. And I think the key point is, that the biblical definition of marriage did not require strong bonds and even degraded women. A direct reflection on the era in which the bible was written.

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Posted by brewengineer on July 31, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Has Boxcar Betty's mastered the chicken sandwich?

The Boxcar after a big night out of drinking I think will make you have a religious movement.
The sandwich was excellent. In this day and age of lunch or dinner being $9-$15 if you are going out this was on par with that. I left satisfied. Only complaint was I couldn't drink a cold beer with it.

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Posted by jimbeauxisland on July 31, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Stegelin: Haley's problem with kids

Yep, GOTP has no care nor clue of what to do with the kids after they leave the womb.

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Posted by John Clary on July 31, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Re: “Has Boxcar Betty's mastered the chicken sandwich?

I've been to Boxcar Betty's twice. I had the salad the first time and on the second visit I had the Boxcar. The sandwich was delicious and the salad was good. I disagree on the size of the portions though, because I found them fairly small. They possibly could be using chicken raised without hormones, which would be a reason for smaller chicken breasts. At almost two and a half times the price of a Chick-fil-a sandwich, it will be interesting to see how strong the demand is for their sandwiches. Also, is chef the right term to use for someone in charge of a kitchen that has three fried chicken sandwiches, a fried chicken salad, chicken fingers, and french fries on the menu?

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Posted by restaurantreviewer on July 31, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Changing the Tide: Charleston Pride Week Beach Party Celebrating LGBTQI Youth and their Allies

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Posted by April L. Borkman on July 30, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.


You're moving the goalposts as is typical of one who can't defend his original premise.

You stated that one is ignorant for not recognizing that marriage existed prior to Christianity. I stated that its obvious marriage existed prior to Christianity as multiple examples of it are found in the Old Testament.

It matters not that concepts of marriage may have predated Christianity in other primitive cultures. Simply showing its existence in the OT is sufficient to rebut your inane remark.

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Posted by freefirezone on July 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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