Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Pennsylvania State Rep Tries to Dox Pro-Lifers

 

“Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values,” Pennsylvania state representative [Brian Sims] tweeted May 5, after the pro-life group Live Action criticized a video Sims livestreamed May 2.

So begins another report in The Catholic Herald, on another Leftist going completely unhinged and trying to dox (i.e. publicize the names, addresses, and phone numbers to the world) both elderly and teenage pro-life protestors at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pennsylvania. The alleged crimes of the people he wants to dox? Praying outside the clinic across the street, and trying to talk to women seeking abortions. Representative Sims only gets worse, according to the article:

Shortly before posting his livestream interrogation of the woman, Sims tweeted “Planned Parenthood protesters are scum! I’ve spent years as a patient escort witnessing firsthand the hate, vitriol, hostility and BLATANT RACISM they spew. You can ‘pray for a baby at home.’ You sure as hell can feed a kid or clothe one instead. Old, fake, White, wrong!”

This is not just about abortion for Sims it seems, he also has demonstrated a deep hatred and racism towards whites, and contempt for the elderly. It’s rather odd that he accuses the protestors of racism, considering they’re trying to save lives. And of course like so many on the hard left today he has a deep hatred for Christianity itself, or at least, like Pete Buttigieg, a hatred for any expression of Christianity that expresses any other moral judgement or thought beyond being “nice” and feeding the poor. Throughout his tirades he condemns Christians and Christianity for the usual charges of being judgemental, and being seen in public. Like Buttigieg, Sims only approves of the most shallow, self-affirming, and narcissistic cherry-picking from Christianity, and otherwise wants it out of his sight:

As he approaches her, he says “I have a couple questions for you, ma’am. How many children have you clothed today? How many children have you put shoes on their feet today? Have you fed any children today, or have you say stood out in front of a Planned Parenthood, shaming people for something that they have a Constitutional right to do?”

“You can pray at home,” Sims tells the woman. [emphasis mine]

To fools like Sims, religion in general, and Christianity in particular, has no right at all to be in public.

“You’re allowed to be out here,” Sims says to the woman, who can be seen continuing to pray the rosary. “That doesn’t mean you have a moral right to be out here. Shame on you. What you’re doing here is disgusting. This is wrong. You have no business being out here.” [emphasis mine]

This is where the Left is now, and where I and others have warned it was going for some time now: the abolition of religion from the public eye. They’ve been remarkably consistent in their rhetoric and actions for years now, even if they have been less overt in their prior declarations. It has long been clear that for them, the only true religions are the cults of the Radical Individual Self, and the Collective of Society. By telling someone else that they are self-destructive, we blaspheme the former, by allowing for religion we blaspheme the latter. The Left has been completely clear that for them, the First Amendment only protects religion inside designated religious buildings, and the home (though to a lesser extent). Sims is simply channeling those thoughts.

Moreover, we should not for a moment think that the behavior of Sims is anything new. I did some clinic protests myself in college, and why they were generally peaceful, there was sometimes the menace of violence. There were some very (for lack of a better term) large and butch women in steel-toed boots who would “escort” (you can call it escorting, it looked like frog-marching at times to me) young women past the prayer lines if the girls looked at all hesitant, and we all understood that the cops would pretend not to see any shoving or isolated kicking or punching from these escorts – some of the regulars had the scars. This was in the 1990s.

What is different now is that people like Sims can display their inner id to the entire world via live streaming (as Sims has done several times), and then bask in the adulation and accolades for his “bravery” from thousands of people across the nation. Sims’s inner monologue is now hooked to a camera and a microphone. Have you ever taken a microphone and pointed it back at the speaker to which it is connected? You get an ear-splitting shriek as the mic feeds back the sound of the speaker to itself over and over, and all other sounds are drowned out. That same feedback loop has turned Sims and others like him into a giant ear-splitting shriek of rage, angst, and even violence. I doubt very much that Sims ever ventures outside of his own feedback loop. That same feedback loop permeates politics as a whole too.

Fair is fair, and Sims should be censured by the Pennsylvania State Legislature, and criminally charged for provoking violence against minors and the elderly. But unless this story gets enough public attention then I doubt anything will happen to him; anti-abortion protestors are essentially invisible as I learned 25 years ago. Even then, 300 pro-lifers could show up to picket a clinic, but 6 or 7 screaming lunatics could counter-protest and every news crew in town would film them instead. Moreover, Sims is, like Pete Buttigieg, very publicly and politically gay – he advertises it and makes it part of his politics, in no small part to then claim victimhood when people tell him it shouldn’t be an issue. This further reduces the odds that he will face any serious damage unless he actually punches an old lady; no one wants to be seen as anti-gay. Sims knows this, and this adds to that feedback loop straight to his live-streaming id.

Yet how much support or protection does Sims really have? Time will tell. Hopefully, justice will be done here, and Sims will lose his office. But this is also just an early salvo in what I am guessing will be a generation of struggle to defend religion against government officials who would ban it all or pervert it to their own ends. Moreover, the endless narcissistic live-streaming of the inner ids, and the treatment of merely being in public as opening oneself up to worldwide attack, should be terrifying in its own right. Sim’s attempts to dox others are horrific unto themselves, and signs that we’re all living in a great glass fishbowl now. To stand out in any heterodox way is to draw attention, but perhaps it will be the only way to deal with the mobs.

For all the illumination of the cameras, the times are getting darker for our souls.

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  1. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    This reminds me of the Freedom of Worship semantics game during the Obama administration (emphasis mine).

    Roosevelt and Reagan probably meant “freedom of worship” to be synonymous with “freedom of religion.” Religious-freedom activists don’t always assume this to be the case nowadays. In 2012, Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom called attention to One Colorado, a gay-rights group that wanted to amend Colorado’s constitution to define religious freedom as “the ability to engage in religious practices in the privacy of a person’s home or in the privacy of a religious organization’s established place of worship.” Disputes over bakeries and bathrooms today suggest that both the literal and figurative boundaries of religious freedom will remain embattled for some time to come.

    This is fantastic:

    SkipSul: Have you ever taken a microphone and pointed it back at the speaker to which it is connected? You get an ear-splitting shriek as the mic feeds back the sound of the speaker to itself over and over, and all other sounds are drowned out. That same feedback loop has turned Sims and others like him into a giant ear-splitting shriek of rage, angst, and even violence. I doubt very much that Sims ever ventures outside of his own feedback loop. That same feedback loop permeates politics as a whole too.

     

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    • May 7, 2019, at 7:52 AM PDT
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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member

    I’ll stop short of doxxing this dreadful, excuse for a human being. He’s certainly doing a good job in try-out for the new diet de-caf SA, so less power to him. But I will provide his office contact information for any who want to use it to condemn his actions, personality and entire worldview:

    Hon. Brian Sims
    1015 Chestnut Street
    Suite 1101
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 246-1501
    Fax: (215) 246-1597

    • #2
    • May 7, 2019, at 8:00 AM PDT
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  3. Seawriter Contributor

    I do not plan to contact him, but if anyone does, perhaps they should remind him what is happening to those who doxed and smeared the Covington Kids.

    • #3
    • May 7, 2019, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  4. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ask yourself the following question: What motivates individuals who engage in non-reproductive sex to invest themselves that heavily in the cause for abortion?

    When they trot out celebrity gay couples and “their” children, where do they think those kids came from? 

    • #4
    • May 7, 2019, at 8:14 AM PDT
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  5. Kay of MT Member

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    Hon. Brian Sims

    Nothing honorable about him, he is despicable! I watched that video yesterday and was sickened about what he was doing. Thank you for giving an address. Maybe a fl00d of mail, especially from his district might changes his mind.

    • #5
    • May 7, 2019, at 8:18 AM PDT
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  6. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 

    — Matthew 5:10-11

    Oh, and don’t forget 

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    — Matthew 5:44

    • #6
    • May 7, 2019, at 8:22 AM PDT
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  7. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

    — Matthew 5:10-11

    Oh, and don’t forget

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    — Matthew 5:44

    Definitely not. I also see no injunction to pretend they aren’t enemies. I think sending him a flood of faxes with Matthew 5:10-11 and “thank you for fulfilling the promises of Jesus for us” or perhaps asking him how many kids he personally fed and clothed today (from his own pocket, not stolen from others on threat of violence through the IRS) would fall under doing good to those who hate you. 

    • #7
    • May 7, 2019, at 9:13 AM PDT
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  8. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

    — Matthew 5:10-11

    Oh, and don’t forget

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    — Matthew 5:44

    Definitely not. I also see no injunction to pretend they aren’t enemies. I think sending him a flood of faxes with Matthew 5:10-11 and “thank you for fulfilling the promises of Jesus for us” or perhaps asking him how many kids he personally fed and clothed today (from his own pocket, not stolen from others on threat of violence through the IRS) would fall under doing good to those who hate you.

    I doubt it would move him at all, really. People that consumed by hatred seem only to be moved by road-to-Damascus revelations, or personal encounters, and nothing else. Retaliation by flooding his office with mail of that sort I think would only harden his heart still further.

    I think of this essay: http://ricochet.com/620151/lost-love/

    One of my first clues that conservatives weren’t evil was when I spontaneously grasped an image of truly gracious conservatives (like Sandra Bullock’s family in The Blind Side). All of a sudden a lifetime of brainwashing started to fall away as the door opened to the possibility of the validity of the conservative position. 

    And perhaps @keithrice could weigh in.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 9:21 AM PDT
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  9. tigerlily Member

    This is slightly off-topic regarding the main thrust of the post. However, isn’t this politicians’ behavior incongruent with progressive orthodoxy on abortion – that being that only women should have any say on the matter. That is Pete Buttigieg’s stated position and, I think, the position of every Democrat currently running for president. Yet, here he is, a man, telling “…an old white lady…” what her position should be on the subject.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 9:24 AM PDT
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  10. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    This is slightly off-topic regarding the main thrust of the post. However, isn’t this politicians’ behavior incongruent with progressive orthodoxy on abortion – that being that only women should have any say on the matter. That is Pete Buttigieg’s stated position and, I think, the position of every Democrat currently running for president. Yet, here he is telling, a man, “…an old white lady…” what her position should be on the subject.

    I have found over the years that on abortion, the hard-line pro-abortioners are hypocrites when it comes to matters of conscience on this. Moreover, their Hierarchy of Rights puts abortion far far above freedom of speech. This is why they deny fathers’ rights on the matter too. And in any case, they insist on rights and duties by race and sex, and thus to them any woman who “denies” (their words) another woman’s “right” here, or fails to fully support it, is a traitor to her sex. So of course Sims feels fully justified in attacking an elderly woman – she is a traitor to her sex, and a heretic from the Cult of Self.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 9:30 AM PDT
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  11. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

    — Matthew 5:10-11

    Oh, and don’t forget

    But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    — Matthew 5:44

    Definitely not. I also see no injunction to pretend they aren’t enemies. I think sending him a flood of faxes with Matthew 5:10-11 and “thank you for fulfilling the promises of Jesus for us” or perhaps asking him how many kids he personally fed and clothed today (from his own pocket, not stolen from others on threat of violence through the IRS) would fall under doing good to those who hate you.

    I doubt it would move him at all, really. People that consumed by hatred seem only to be moved by road-to-Damascus revelations, or personal encounters, and nothing else. Retaliation by flooding his office with mail of that sort I think would only harden his heart still further.

    Just pray, and leave the details to the Big Guy. Perhaps he can maintain his rage in the presence of people praying for him, but it isn’t a particularly good look.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 9:45 AM PDT
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  12. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Kay of MT (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    Hon. Brian Sims

    Nothing honorable about him, he is despicable! I watched that video yesterday and was sickened about what he was doing. Thank you for giving an address. Maybe a fl00d of mail, especially from his district might changes his mind.

    I went over and looked at his Facebook page. He’s a true believer in all things left. I had to wash afterwards. 

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    • May 7, 2019, at 9:58 AM PDT
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  13. Vance Richards Member
    Vance RichardsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    EJHill (View Comment):
    Ask yourself the following question: What motivates individuals who engage in non-reproductive sex to invest themselves that heavily in the cause for abortion?

    SkipSul: To fools like Sims, religion in general, and Christianity in particular, has no right at all to be in public.

    An older woman praying the rosary, throws him into a fit. She wasn’t blocking the entrance or yelling “baby killers!” She was simply quietly praying. Abortion isn’t the cause of his anger, he is mad at the Church for not celebrating his lifestyle.

    As for the other video, general rule of thumb kids, if a man offers money for your home address call the police. If an obviously mentally unstable man does that, don’t wait. Dial 911.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 10:19 AM PDT
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  14. Kay of MT Member

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    I went over and looked at his Facebook page. He’s a true believer in all things left. I had to wash afterwards. 

    Did you need to use lye soap?

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    • May 7, 2019, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  15. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    Kay of MT (View Comment):

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    I went over and looked at his Facebook page. He’s a true believer in all things left. I had to wash afterwards.

    Did you need to use lye soap?

    Lava…needed the scrubbing action of the pumice.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  16. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    SkipSul:
    People that consumed by hatred seem only to be moved by road-to-Damascus revelations, or personal encounters, and nothing else. Retaliation by flooding his office with mail of that sort I think would only harden his heart still further.

    Which could apply to people on our side as well. 

    Taking an evangelical zeal and applying it to politics very rarely ever works, at least not without bloodshed attached to it. And the zeal that leads that far usually produces more misery than it prevents.

     

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    • May 7, 2019, at 10:44 AM PDT
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  17. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    I’ll stop short of doxxing this dreadful, excuse for a human being. He’s certainly doing a good job in try-out for the new diet de-caf SA, so less power to him. But I will provide his office contact information for any who want to use it to condemn his actions, personality and entire worldview:

    Hon. Brian Sims
    1015 Chestnut Street
    Suite 1101
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 246-1501
    Fax: (215) 246-1597

    Took me five minutes to find his address and private phone numbers.

    Glass houses etc.

    • #17
    • May 7, 2019, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  18. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    There will be a rally at the Philadelphia PP on Friday.

    So, at 11 AM this Friday, I (Matt Walsh) will be at that clinic on 1144 Locust St in Philadelphia alongside Abby Johnson, Lila Rose, Graham Allen, and many others. If Sims wants to show up with his camera again, any one of us would be more than happy to engage with him. I know he prefers to target elderly women and teenage girls, but now he’ll have the opportunity to pick on someone his own size. The lesson here is simple: If you try to intimidate us into silence, we will only get louder. Bullying tactics will achieve the exact opposite of what you intended. That’s the takeaway.

    It should be noted that Brian Sims is the catalyst of the upcoming demonstration, and part of the point is to respond peacefully yet forcefully to his bullying. But it also should be noted that the fundamental and underlying purpose is to stand for life. Unborn children suffer far worse abuses than any abuses that a pro-life activist or demonstrator might experience. Our plight is nothing compared to theirs. The most we have to fear is the angry, red-faced, spittle-flecked rantings of pro-abortion fanatics. On the other hand, the unborn are poisoned, stabbed, and torn apart in massive numbers every year. We are rallying to their aid, first and foremost.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 4:07 PM PDT
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  19. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    SkipSul: “You’re allowed to be out here,” Sims says to the woman, who can be seen continuing to pray the rosary. “That doesn’t mean you have a moral right to be out here. Shame on you. What you’re doing here is disgusting. This is wrong. You have no business being out here.” [Emphasis hijacked]

    Oh, keep me safe from Brian Sims’ concept of morality.

    I’m always itching to wade in: “Upon what works do you base this morality of yours, Brian? Personally, I go to The City of God by Augustine of Hippo, with a little of Søren Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling and C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity mixed in, but those might not be to your taste. You’re a Kantian, maybe? Or Hegel or one of those other chin-pullers. I’m not a fan of Hegel personally, but at least he isn’t a syphilitic drug addict like Nietzsche was.”

    Something tells me that the principle tenet of Rep. Sims’ personal philosophy is “if it feels good, do it.” For some, the unexamined life is par for the course.

     

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    • May 7, 2019, at 4:09 PM PDT
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  20. Seawriter Contributor

    Percival (View Comment):
    omething tells me that the principle tenet of Rep. Sims’ personal philosophy is “if it feels good, do it.” For some, the unexamined life is par for the course.

    For some an unexamined life is a necessity. Someone who hectors rosary-carrying little old ladies probably is one of them.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 4:53 PM PDT
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  21. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “Principal,” not “principle.” Gah.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 5:07 PM PDT
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  22. Chuck Thatcher

    I see Matt Walsh arranged an opportunity for Sims to pick on somebody his own age. @bethanymandel is planning to be there.

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    • May 7, 2019, at 5:24 PM PDT
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  23. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Slow on the uptake (View Comment):

    I see Matt Walsh arranged an opportunity for Sims to pick on somebody his own age. @bethanymandel is planning to be there.

    I saw that, too. Sauce for the goose. 

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    • May 8, 2019, at 12:16 AM PDT
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  24. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    People who advocate for the dismemberment of children standing on a moral soapbox.

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    • May 8, 2019, at 4:44 AM PDT
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  25. Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu Inactive

    Kozak (View Comment):
    People who advocate for the dismemberment of children standing on a moral soapbox.

    Just another instance of Philadelphia’s brotherly love, as illustrated in that Philadelphia mosque where “We will chop off their heads” was proudly proclaimed by a little girl wrapped in a hijab.

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    • May 8, 2019, at 5:10 AM PDT
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  26. 1967mustangman Inactive

    Hoping this leads to something positive. 

    • #26
    • May 8, 2019, at 6:11 AM PDT
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  27. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Can’t wait till the in utero genetic test that predicts homosexuality. Suddenly every child will have a right to life.

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    • May 8, 2019, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  28. Yehoshua Ben-Eliyahu Inactive

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Can’t wait till the in utero genetic test that predicts homosexuality. Suddenly every child will have a right to life.

    Incidentally, this is the best evidence to contradict Buttigieg and others who claim that you are born that way. The search for a homosexual gene has been going on for some time but no one can find it. Probably because it isn’t there.

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    • May 8, 2019, at 2:45 PM PDT
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  29. Hank Rhody, Freelance Philosop… Contributor

    SkipSul: The Left has been completely clear that for them, the First Amendment only protects religion inside designated religious buildings, and the home (though to a lesser extent).

    And the right to bear arms only exists within your own home, or possibly with a permit to go hunting. And free speech has to be circumscribed so as to not offend people. And faking FISA warrants and John-Doe raids are entirely appropriate if the right people are targeted.

    Universal rights have to be universal, otherwise they also aren’t rights.

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    • May 8, 2019, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  30. AnnieMac Inactive

    This man presents himself as a deranged lunatic. This is not his first episode. What is the likelihood this crackpot and others like Northam, Rogers, etc., get reelected? Is there really enough people so empty of conscience that they will vote for this? Or just enough people who hate the current majority so much that they will vote for anything else, no matter how insane?

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    • May 8, 2019, at 6:22 PM PDT
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