The Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation, which supports sexual minorities...
Really? Do they support the sexual minority that identifies as Ex-Gay?
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How many stores were looted? None, you say?
How many businesses were burned down? None, you say?
Well, how many windows were broken, monuments defaced, and police officers attacked? None?
Hmm...it sounds like Americans who support Trump as president, and where freedom of speech is protected, are better than a Biden Antifa/BLM extremists’ America.
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Everybody should be celebrated; each body shape, height, weight, skin color, and gender.
Everyone should be celebrated because they were made in God’s image, the basis of ethics, and are deserving of respect. This respect thus due is not the same as the respect we should show a person’s choices and actions. Should we celebrate a body shape and/or weight that is unhealthy?
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The euthanasia measure, which would also allow assisted suicide and takes effect in November 2021, would apply to adults who have terminal illnesses, are likely to die within six months, and are enduring “unbearable” suffering.
For now. Sooner than later, people who are not adults, not likely to die, and are not enduring suffering will receive the government’s seal of approval on their suicide even when the patient desires to live but is a burden.
As for marijuana, one reason it’s called “Dope” is because it makes you dopey. Too many New Zealanders will now be an extra burden to themselves, their families, and thus the rest of Kiwi society.
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It's psycho mumbo-jumbo and it's destructive.
Telling Emily Estefan and other moderately confused gender people that there is no hope and that all therapy is mumbo-jumbo is destructive.
Due to anti-science bans, those seeking aid based on a patient’s right of self-determination are told that psychoanalysis, behavior therapies, cognitive therapies, group therapies, interventions, pharmacology, and other such methods are unacceptable, unprofessional and unscientific and that they have no right to informed consent.
This is a disservice to the needy.
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Regrettably, in place of therapy, too many moderately gender confused persons, such as Emily Estefan, engage in thoughts of suicide, alcohol or drug abuse, solely sexual acts, codependent relationships, pornography, pathological gambling, etc., in order to numb or be released from their symptoms rather than having the cause(s) examined and treated.
We can hope that Ms. Estefan will seek the help she needs so she can live a fully flourishing life without thoughts of suicide.
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If all Japanese women were lesbian or all Japanese men were gay, then do you think the next generation of people will be born?"
Where is Assemblyman Shiraishi being logically false? If his statement is untrue, why has no one offered evidence here to its falsity?
I appreciate that gender confused and/or nihilism activists may not like the truth but does their dislike require an apology from this man? I do not think so.
Once again, these activists are apparently using the victim card, falsely claiming that rights are being denied them while rejecting the basis for all human rights at the same time.
Lastly, this self-evident truth seems needed to be repeated, i.e. anyone with any sexual preference can marry whomever they love depending on that person’s age, familial relationship, sex, marital status, required documentation, required presence, and willingness to swear under oath. No one may marry a close blood relative, a child, a person who is already married, or a person of the same sex. However much those restrictions may disappoint the incestuous, pedophiles, polygamists, and the gender confused, the issue is not discrimination. It is the nature of marriage itself.
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In Japan, is sodomy illegal between same-sex associates?
Gender confused Americans had equality except in one area. Opposite-sex couples could engage in sodomy but this was illegal for same-sex companions. However, in 2003, gender confused people became fully equal when the American Supreme Court decided that laws prohibiting sodomy between same-sex consenting adults were unconstitutional.
If sodomy is legal in Japan, then those identifying as LGBTQP are already equal.
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What a complete waste of resources that could be put to greater purposes for the betterment of Japanese society in its entirety! For every member!
Not just a select few seeking to proselytize all to affirm an unfulfilling way to live.
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Where will the permanent meeting space and information center, seeking to educate the public about sexual diversity and offer refuge to those suffering harassment or discrimination, be set up for those who have left the LGBTQP lifestyle?
Gender confusion activists surround former members of the LGBTQP community demanding that the gay lifestyle MUST be their sole identity and will demonize them and/or their family until they affirm homosexuality and/or the lifestyle.
No one has to be a to be a lifestyle. Ex-LGBTQP should be protected.
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She is voting for Biden?
She must have missed the Pence/Harris debate. Once she watches it, she will be voting for the pro-freedom, anti-socialism ticket (though it be doubtful she will announce this due to her not wanting to be cancelled.)
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Abortion is the number one cause of death in the world, including Japan.
Until research demonstrates that Levonorgestrel is not a medication that takes the life of a human being, Japan should not “ease rules” and be socially and morally responsible.
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Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.
What this Tokyo ward assemblyman spoke is the truth.
Also, every gendered confused person already has marriage equality. The rights and restrictions of state-sanctioned matrimony are already shared by EVERY citizen. This is also an undeniable truth. Some of the LGBTQP community may not want to marry someone of the opposite-sex but this is their personal desire, not a legal inequality. I cannot marry anyone I want, either.
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Wonderful to see Americans coming together to support their president and to see him remaining focused, positive, and working. Probably one of his most presidential moments.
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With Trump's reelection bid looming closer, Republicans recently pulled Netflix into the US election fray with a separate row over French film "Cuties," accused of sexualizing little girls.
“With Trump's reelection bid looming closer, Republicans recently pulled Netflix into the US election fray with a separate row over French film "Cuties,” which sexualized little girls.”
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but in this scene, Nagisa’s hair has been cut, and she is no longer wearing her dresses or accessories, instead clad in a man’s shirt and slacks.
Could this possibly be true?
Has the film industry finally become brave enough?
Have they actually had the courage to create a film where a gender confused man is shown healed of his gender confusion!?! This is wonderful.
People who have left the LGBTQP lifestyle are seriously under represented in the media despite their large numbers. Maybe more films like these can offer help to those who wish to identify as themselves rather than as a member of a lifestyle or part of a sexual political agenda.
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Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell need to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett believes that the meaning and intent of the United States Constitution should outweigh precedent, eclipsing stare decisis. The Supreme Court has done just that, overturning its earlier decisions such as Plessy v. Ferguson, a case that supported racial segregation.
In 1857, the Supreme Court found an unenumerated right to slavery. In 1896, the Supreme Court found an unenumerated right to segregation. In 2015, the Supreme Court found an unenumerated right to disembowel marriage.
America needs a judge to reign in this court by returning it to the Constitution.
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Shooting a dog, while making a film that speaks against the abuse of animals, is WRONG.
With such a film, the filmmaker’s intent in creating media protesting against animal abuse is good, but abusing an animal in order to make the film is wrong. The same is true of this pedophilia work called “Cuties”.
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Trump has characterized the rallies as “peaceful protests.”
Major LOL! This is a quote from the article.
The writer actually put peaceful protests in quotes!!!!! Burning businesses and homes, looting, physical attacks, and murder are all, apparently, considered to be ACTUAL peaceful protests by this journalist.
How about simply giving us an article with information rather than a piece trying to tell us who to vote for!?!
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Those opposing interracial marriage said similar things.
Consent. Consent. Consent.
As for consent, Marriage Deconstructionists argue that marriage has no fixed, natural teleology, i.e. marriage is not anything in particular and is merely defined in a way that the definition can change to meet changing conditions. Therefore, no one against marriage, e.g. Marriage Deconstructionists, can argue that marriage between adults and children, humans and animals, could never take place because children and animals cannot consent. Who are Marriage Deconstructionists to say that a marriage is based on consent? Who are they to impose their own dogmatic definition of marriage upon others who do not conform to their narrow views of morality? In other words, as MDs often challenge, "What harm is there in letting people do what they want with their own lives?"
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Gender confused persons already share the same rights as everyone else. As in marriage, the rights and restrictions of state-sanctioned matrimony already apply to all Japanese citizens equally. For personal reasons, most (but not all) same-sex attracted persons do not choose to exercise their right to marriage but this is a difference in their desire. Not a difference in equality. (Marriage Deconstructionists are actually demanding a new additional freedom. The legal freedom to deconstruct marriage to fit their own personal preference.)
Japan, along with the majority of nations, does not need to join the current sexual political agenda of removing objective standards of equality and marriage from society through the creation of policies and laws having nothing to do with justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about unjust laws in his appeal to Natural Law in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
"How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."
Nature and reason inform us that a man is not a woman, yet this pairing is complementary and the only natural union. Any law to the contrary is unjust.
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Unlike other media sources that report on police shootings, Japan Today supplied information on the incident and let us decide for ourselves whether the circumstances justified this police action.
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The riots are domestic terrorism. The purposeful harming, maiming, and killing the innocent in order to gain political ends.
The rioters need to cease their activities. Drop their pro-anarchy, violence promoting signs full of vulgarities and return to ACTUALLY PEACEFUL protests.
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Iran Johnson is NOT a director of a Star Wars film. He directed a Disney film, which had nothing to do with Star Wars, with the Star Wars label slapped on it.
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I will not address all the responses to my earlier comment due to said responses being straw man arguments.
However, I do agree that, sadly, recent generations have been afflicted with an unhealthy marriage culture due mainly to no-fault divorce, a piece of diastrous public policy. Broken families, e.g. cohabitating opposite-sex couples, have become too common.
Now we are being afflicted with a new piece of defective public policy, Marriage Deconstructionism, which is wending its way into Japan.
(What is Marriage Deconstructionism? Marriage Deconstructionists are those who hold the view that marriage has no fixed, natural teleology, i.e. marriage is not anything in particular and is merely defined in a way that the definition can change to meet society’s changing conditions. However, this view is empty and groundless due to its failure to recognize what reality and nature have clearly dictated, i.e. marriages are the long-term unions of a man and a woman which begin a family, the base of society, where such unions may produce children.)
A loving and compassionate society never purposefully creates broken families. Let us see if Sapporo and Osaka will retreat from policies that do create broken homes.
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Celebrities receiving more awards and patting each other on the back. Remember when awards usually reflected one’s talent and personal character rather than political messaging and activism?
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This helps no one in the long run, let alone same-sex couples, by undermining legitimate claims to government benefits and to marriage itself.
The Sapporo and Osaka governments did not create marriage but simply have done what every other government has done. Create laws to protect that which already existed, marriage.
(What is marriage? Nature and reason inform us that marriages are the long-term unions of a complementary pair, a man and a woman. This pairing is the beginning of a family that may later produce children. So marriage begins a family. Families are the building blocks of society. Families and marriage are, therefore, logically prior to society.)
Sapporo and Osaka cannot ultimately redefine marriage but they can damage this institution, and every member of society, by treating non-marriage couplings as marriages. The unique government benefits for marriage are there to protect this vital base of society, not to stabilize every relationship pair, and ignoring this fact is always poor public policy.
You cannot chip away at the root of civilization, marriage and the family, without their being negative consequences for all.
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Maybe some Americans are apathetic about voting because their political party has come to assume their votes based on the color of their skin.
On August 25, someone spoke about this...
“...I also think about Joe Biden, who says, if you aren’t voting for me, ‘you ain’t black.’ Who argued that Republicans would put us ‘back in chains.’ Who says there is no ‘diversity’ of thought in the Black community.
Mr. Vice President look at me, I am Black. We are not all the same, sir. I am not in chains. My mind is my own. And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.”—Daniel Cameron
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...though Americans have long voted by mail.
This claim continues to appear even though it is guilty of equivocation. “Absentee ballots” cause no concerns for anyone due to the identification process one must go through to receive one. “Mail-in voting” is a cause of concern because there is a serious lack in identifying the voter. So, yes, Americans have long voted by mail but these were absentee ballots, NOT mail-in voting.
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