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September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
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September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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Pope Francis gives hope to gay Catholics

WILMINGTON, Del. — Some Catholics who felt church doctrine left them out of the fold are hopeful that Pope Francis is working to make the church more inclusive.

Ed Hotaling had almost given up on the Catholic Church.

The church he attended in Albany, N.Y., was “very, very liberal,” and he felt welcomed even though he was gay.

But when Hotaling attended an Easter Mass after moving to Delaware, the priest emphatically stated that marriage is between a man and a woman.

“I can’t come here if this is the person who is supposed to be giving me spiritual guidance,” said Hotaling.

Hotaling, who lives in Rehoboth, Del., started attending an Episcopal church, where he felt more welcome and could participate in many of the same rites as Catholics.

“I am married to a man, and I’m sure that if he met me (Francis) would say congratulations and be very happy about it.”
Ed Hotaling, a Catholic who had almost given up on Catholic Church
But these days, because of Pope Francis, he’s considering going back.

“I am married to a man, and I’m sure that if he met me (Francis) would say congratulations and be very happy about it,” Hotaling said.

With Francis coming to Philadelphia on Saturday, Hotaling and many others who are gay or who support gay marriage are cheering a church leader they believe is trying to make the church more inclusive.

Francis has grabbed international attention for public statements taking a softer tone on homosexuality. Two years ago, he said “if someone is gay and searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

Hotaling hopes that tone will allow more Catholic churches to become like the one he attended in Albany.

“I think that, without changing church law per se, but by the way he talks, it will give a lot of churches who might have wanted to move in that direction a sense that the weight has been lifted from their shoulders,” Hotaling said. “Things are evolving probably 50 times faster than I ever imagined as a gay person.”

The church has not officially changed its doctrine on homosexuality or gay marriage. Most who would like to see that change admit it is not realistic to expect an instant shift in an organization as big and old as the Catholic Church.

Lisa Goodman, president of Equality Delaware, points out that Delaware didn’t legalize same-sex marriage on the first attempt. It took years of debate before Gov. Jack Markell signed the law legalizing those marriages last year.

“No change happens and sticks without a conversation that changes hearts and minds first,” said Goodman. “I think our community views Pope Francis as starting a very welcome change in the conversation.”

Steve Elkins, founder of Camp Rehoboth, said he is glad to see a major Christian public figure taking a more inclusive approach to gay rights, especially as some Republican presidential candidates take hardline stances.

“As a Christian and a human being, I like what he’s saying,” said Elkins. “It is very interesting that he is taking those steps, and I’m hoping he is going to turn these words into action.”
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