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Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Oh look, who could have predicted that Peterson was a right-wing stooge?

https://twitter.com/petercoffin/status/102…

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Posted by vidvis on 08/14/2018 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Javiera Caballero Wants One Durham City Council Meeting to Be in Spanish, So English-Speakers Know What It’s Like

"And having a bilingual society is bad for cultural cohesion. It creates a "then and us", mentality."

It has always been been the rule , rather than the exception, that the first generation of immigrants are not fluent in english, and then their children are. Any concerns expressed about a "bilingual society" are ALWAYS thinly disguised racism.

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Posted by vidvis on 08/10/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “The Fight Over Who Should Own an Old Church Is Really a Battle Over the Soul of Old East Durham

"the rules for property ownership in the Methodist Church (and most other churches with similar polity) go back over 100 years."

Yes, the exploitative rules that exist so that the church may accumulate tax exempt properties have been around for a long time.

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Posted by vidvis on 08/08/2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Fight Over Who Should Own an Old Church Is Really a Battle Over the Soul of Old East Durham

It should be known that the United Methodist Church did not build or pay for this church. The original congregation did. They later joined the United Methodist Church and at the point signed over the property to them. It's frankly obscene that the United Methodist Church would now seek to make profit at the cost of the current congregation.

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Posted by vidvis on 08/08/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Fight Over Who Should Own an Old Church Is Really a Battle Over the Soul of Old East Durham

I went to this church growing up. It is true that the church was a "white church." As the racial make-up of the area changed over the years the congregation was not as successful in reaching out to their new neighbors as they might have been. As a result, it was clear even in the '90s that it was a dying church. It was by far for the best that a new congregation took over this beautiful building (if you have a chance check out the sanctuary, it's not lavish, but very pretty). For the United Methodist Church were to sell this building out from under them would be an injustice. It would be a clear example of placing real estate over worship.

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Posted by vidvis on 08/08/2018 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Like Peterson, Paglia is a bought and payed for conservative shill.

https://medium.com/@allielong/to-the-conse…

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Posted by vidvis on 07/19/2018 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Counterpoint: The Durham City Council Said Exactly What Needed to Be Said About Jordan Peterson

Ah, Camille Paglia. Yeah, misogynists love her.

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Posted by vidvis on 07/19/2018 at 1:24 PM

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