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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 03:26 PM

Jacksonville church holds Pride Prom after library controversy

Earlier DU threads:
Florida library cancels its Pride Prom over safety concerns after protests against the event
LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls


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Source: WJXT-TV/News4Jax

Jacksonville church holds Pride Prom after library controversy

By Carianne Luter - Social Media Producer
Posted: 6:34 PM, June 30, 2019
Updated: 6:34 PM, June 30, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nearly 100 LGBTQ teenagers attended Pride Prom on Friday at The Buckman Bridge Universalist Church after the Jacksonville Public Library's decision to cancel the event due to safety concerns.

Around 50 volunteers, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officers, LGBT veterans, private security and more helped make sure the event ran smoothly.

Beatrice Palmer (BeBe Deluxe), the host of the Pride Prom event, said safety was never an issue.

"There were absolutely no causes for concern and no religious hate group protestors in attendance," Palmer said.

The Pride Prom event was all about friendship, positivity and love.

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Read more: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/jacksonville-church-steps-up-holds-pride-prom-after-library-controversy


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Eugene Jul 2019 OP
Raster Jul 2019 #1
safeinOhio Jul 2019 #2
Raster Jul 2019 #3
safeinOhio Jul 2019 #4
Raster Jul 2019 #5
shenmue Jul 2019 #7
shenmue Jul 2019 #8
Raster Jul 2019 #9
shenmue Jul 2019 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 03:31 PM

1. Religious hate groups...

...and there you have it. Most of the hate, the racism, the misogyny, the homophobia originates from religion.

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Response to Raster (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 03:58 PM

2. Then there is the UU Church to counter the hate.

Lets look a little deeper before blanket statements.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 04:01 PM

3. I said "most of the hate", and I stand by it...

...I also recognize that there are religious groups that do not foment hate as part of the usual routine.

Sorry, the history of humanity is littered with the dead bodies and bloodshed directly attributed to man's religions.

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Response to Raster (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 04:11 PM

4. I feel that most of the hate originates from

ignorance and fear. Authoritarian orgs like some religions, governments and social groups spread it.
I'm an Atheist that loves the study of religion. The bases of most religions boil down to do on to others as you would have them do onto you. Not a bad idea.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. I am also an Atheist that loves the study of religion.

And I agree, most of the kernels of substance at the heart most religions is the Golden Rule. Unfortunately, what mankind can create, mankind can also deface and demean.

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Response to Raster (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:02 PM

7. Aaand your point?

You said most of the bad things originate from religion.

Prove it.

I've never been in a war, and I've never killed anyone.

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Response to Raster (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:04 PM

8. And Stalin was an atheist who had a lot of people killed.



You are such a broken record.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 08:14 AM

9. You're entitled to your opinion, as I to mine.

have a nice day.

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Response to Raster (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:00 PM

6. I'm Orthodox Christian. Was Stalin not an atheist?

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