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Go to: French report wants limits on Muslim face veil

Rev.JeffroBodean's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Rev.JeffroBodean

Women in burkas are not integrating at all. In fact, wearing a burka is a point to most of them that they will never, ever, comply with the laws of the land. Many of them are wives to men with more than one wife.

So are you saying that Muslim women are all dangerous criminals or that they are just too weak and stupid too chose how to dress themselves?

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:16:00 UTC | #435532

Go to: French report wants limits on Muslim face veil

Rev.JeffroBodean's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Rev.JeffroBodean

If France is going to start legislating what clothing people can wear they need to include middle-aged men in thong swimsuits. Seriously, do they really think this will make Muslim immigrants more receptive to integrating into French society?

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:08:00 UTC | #435486

Go to: Calgary church loses charitable status for its "non-partisan political activities"

Rev.JeffroBodean's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Rev.JeffroBodean

Paying taxes does not give you political clout, paying lobbyists does.

I don't know about Canada, but in the U.S. non-profits are subject to strict regulations on political endorsements and campaign contributions. Businesses are not subject to those regulations, so if churches became tax-paying businesses they would have more political power.

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:03:00 UTC | #434797

Go to: Calgary church loses charitable status for its "non-partisan political activities"

Rev.JeffroBodean's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Rev.JeffroBodean

Since this article is mostly quotes from people reacting to the CRA's ruling, it was difficult for me to get a handle on what the actual issue in this case is. It seems that the church involved is upset because they are being held to the same standards as every other non-profit, ie. they aren't being given special treatment by the government. And of course, if Christians aren't getting special privileges they are being "persecuted".
I don't have a problem with churches not paying taxes as long as they obey the same rules as every other non-profit. In fact, if churches paid taxes that would give them even more political power than they already have.

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 17:10:00 UTC | #434780

Go to: Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs

Rev.JeffroBodean's Avatar Jump to comment 48 by Rev.JeffroBodean

I went to high school in rural Virginia, where the percentage of black and white kids was almost equal. I don't recall any significant difference in disruptive behavior or academic achievement among the students based on race. My graduating class had about 100 students and most of us had been in classes together since kindergarten. So maybe this has less to due with race and economics than with the educational system in this country. Smaller class sizes, better integration, and keeping students together throughout their schooling would be a good start.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:25:00 UTC | #427186

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