If you’d prefer not to watch the video, this one thing stood out:
Marta likes certain colors so GK does several leos in different shades of these colors; colors that ‘pop’. Marta loves pink, red, purple, berry, because it makes them look “feminine and elegant”. The logic for no blue was “it blends in with the floor.”
GymTruthTeller, you should bring back the petition to ban pink.
Its sadly true. Look at who we have running USA-Gym now. Romanian, Romanian, Russian, When the Mag 7 were all coming into this sport they cared about representing the US. Now that Marta is in charge and Valeri and Nastia being next it will be pink all the time.
The Mag7 always talked about representing the US and hearing their National anthem and they proved it by wearing red, white and blue. Nastia gets a chance and she wears pink and the current girls all have their head up their ass’s.
The Country is the same way. I just read a story about some model that wore a cross to her first photo shoot and she was made fun of so she took it off. You can’t be proud to be an American or believe in God anymore or you get ridiculed. Its pathetic.
Its really funny to hear me defending Religion. I am the first to roll my eyes when people try and shove God down our throats but to make fun of a model for wearing a cross? If it was a star of David there would be not a peep. If a mall wants to out up a cross they should be able too.
We had a case here in Rhode Island where a high school had a poster in a class room that had been here for years and it mentioned God and some little girl decided it should be taken down and because daddy had lots of money she sued. The school was going to fight this girl to the Supreme Court but when they heard it would cost over a million dollars they relented. The obnoxious little twat sat there texting during the entire court case and she looked like an idiot that didn’t even care yet she was the one suing.
That’s too bad about Kate Upton and the “like you’re religious” comment.
On the other hand, I think the girl was absolutely right to argue to have that sign removed. There is a separation of church and state. I am religious, but I do not want my religion nor anyone else’s to be in a public school, unless it’s being taught in context in a history class (where religious movements should definitely be covered).
I see your side but I also see nothing wrong with some people appreciating their Religion. How hard is it to look away? Put up an Atheist sign next to it and add some more religions. This girl didn’t give a shit about religion. She wanted her name and face in the news. She was all over the place for awhile. Always on camera. I just don’t see why people can’t just let it be.
I drive through a town to get home from my second job bad there is a huge manora in the middle of town. (During that time of year. The thing has to be 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide) It doesn’t bother me even though I am not Jewish. I am waiting for someone to complain about that being there. The problem with the Atheist groups is they don’t want anyone to practice any Religion.
I agree with GTT. It’s also a respect thing. I respect other people’s religions and in return would hope that they respect mine. This Country was partly born on freedom of religion (if not mostly born), and what this girl did was start a controversy where she attacked an institution for practicing freedom of speech via promotion of religion. If she were so offended she could have said there should be other banners that promote other religions or even just ignored it out of respect. I mean seriously, what harm is a sign doing? It’s not like it’s a swastika or the KKK emblem.
If something like that offends you, what are you going to do when you’re invited to someone else’s house for dinner and they ask to all hold hands in prayer before eating? Are you going to throw a temper? My Aunt is Atheist and I’ve seen her caught in that circumstance many times and she just follows along out of respect to others. No, she’s not vocal about her opinions but she’s respectful, just like I am respectful to hers and am not trying to shove the Bible down her throat.
It’s a banner. Who cares. It’s bad enough they did away with the pledge of allegiance because of the “one nation under God” quote – now this? What’s next? Maybe they should get rid of Holiday breaks too (Winter & Spring) since they are essentially fundamentally religious holidays.
Oh and PS if this banner were promoting Kwanzaa or Judiasm or Islam this would be a whole different story. That girl wouldn’t be a hero; she’d be a “racist.”
It doesn’t offend me, personally, but I don’t want a sign espousing any religion in a PUBLIC school. When people have prayer in their own home, I am a guest and continue with them respectfully. My best friend is a fundamentalist Christian. If this were a private school, fine. If this were a private mall, fine. If this were a private anything, fine. BUT, it’s not private. It’s being funded by government money and one of the foundations of our country is separation of church and state.
Here’s the problem with putting up other signs: That’s illegal, too. I don’t want a Jewish prayer on a public school wall. As for “it’s just a banner, who cares,” this leads to a slippery slope. The banner turns into a moment of prayer which turns into a moment of prayer to a specific god.
GTT – I’m curious about the town with a menorah. I wonder if it’s on private property?
Your mention of “separation of church and state” brings up an interesting argument – this (taken from an online source) might put things in a different perspective:
The phrase “separation of church and state” originally meant something to America’s founding fathers, but over time, it took on a new meaning. Today, the phrase means that if something is related to the state, then discussion of religion is forbidden.
What did the phrase “separation of church and state” originally mean in the Constitution? Let’s look at a few insights.
The first thing to note is that the phrase doesn’t occur anywhere in the Constitution. It is a phrase that people have inaccurately invented in an attempt to explain the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
In its original context, this passage meant that the U.S. would not have an official “state Church” like England. The English government officially supported the Church of England, using taxes to support Anglicanism. The founding fathers, who promoted the Revolutionary War, did not want the same kind of church.
This is the extent of this passage from the First Amendment. There is nowhere in the Constitution that forbids individuals from mixing faith and politics or from sharing their faith in a state-related function or location.
Also, the following facts show that, historically, no one interpreted the First Amendment to exclude religion from the political sphere:
The U.S. Congress used to hold Christian worship services at the Capitol on Sundays.
The Supreme Court Building was used to house church services on Sundays.
Twelve of the original 14 states required religious tests for those seeking public office.
After the Civil War, the First Congregational Church of Washington used the House of Representatives as a worship building.
In 1863, the U.S. Senate requested that Abraham Lincoln designate an official day of national prayer and humility.
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt (as well as many presidents before him) went on the radio and prayed nationally for our troops and our nation.
When the First Amendment was implemented in 1791, it was intended to only limit the natural (federal) government and not the state government.
We have seriously misunderstood what “separation of church and state” means. To the founding fathers, the First Amendment existed to keep the state out of the church, not the church out of the state.
Podium training- juniors and seniors, streamed on pgchamps.com by USAG- women’s on Wednesday.
Junior Competitions days 1 (thursday) and 2 (saturday) streamed on pgchamps.com.
Seniors- USAG don’t have the rights to show them. Day 1 will be on NBC Sports Network and Day 2 on NBC itself.
If you live in the US you can log in with your cable provider details and watch online or on TV obviously. If not, there’s lots of online links to watch NBC. I’ll post them here closer to the time. Haven’t seen one posted for NBC sports network yet, but hey there’s ones for obscure Portugese channels (anadia world cup etc.) so it will be fine.
I don’t have NBC Sportsnetwork so my mom has Thursday senior competition day 1 set to record on her dvr. So I may not get to watch till Friday and I will have to stay away from the gymternet till I can get caught up 😦