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Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

I'm a straight man with a family of 5. Myself, my wife and 3 grown boys. As parents we can give our children the gift of acceptance and love for all persons. We all deserve the same rights, that includes gay and lesbian.
It's time we love and embrace our differences notvusevthem to keep ourselfs separate.
Roeland Park is sad.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tim Vogel on 07/22/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “President Obama is coming to Kansas City next week

I wouldn't be surprised if he makes a stop at Dixon's Chili on 40 hwy, a favorite of several presidents and of course Truman himself.

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Posted by Luke Olenick on 07/22/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “President Obama is coming to Kansas City next week

So excited..I hope I get to see him.

Posted by Jimi Johnson on 07/22/2014 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Panic at the Disco preached equality at Crossroads KC last night

Nuh uh! He was trying to hand the drumstick to me whenyou snatched it, b(%#h!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Fan! At The Concert on 07/22/2014 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Providence Pizzeria Co. has three kinds of pizza, and bagels, in Grandview

we had pizza once and was ok , next time we ordered sandwiches. meatball sub and chicken parm. which were not impressive infact I fed the other half of my meatball sub to the dogs. they have nothing on GRinders...

Posted by Diann Graham on 07/22/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Crossroads Music Fest, in September, features eight venues and more than two dozen bands

You will miss some awesome live music going off a picture. Check us out! My Brothers & Sisters!

Posted by Angel Gibson on 07/22/2014 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

There was not opposition by any business in Roeland Park. Almost all signed a petition in favor of the ordinence.

Denny 1/3 of LGBT people are not out at their jobs because they fear losing this discrimination does exist.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Geither on 07/22/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

well apparently Independence has surpassed JOCO in acceptance of same sex couples.
Just heard they voted to extend benefits to partners of ss couples.. Maybe roeland park can learn from little ole Indepence.

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Posted by Diann Graham on 07/22/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Providence Pizzeria Co. has three kinds of pizza, and bagels, in Grandview

I'm so glad I don't have to leave the city (or state) anymore to get quality food!

Posted by dannyboy608 on 07/22/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

Maybe the issue is that gay people ARE being discriminated against, but know they have no legal ground to stand on. Admittedly, I am gay... do not live in Roeland Park... and haven't been blatantly discriminated against in an official capacity (work, getting service, etc.).

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Posted by James on 07/22/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

As a resident of Roeland Park and as a Catholic journalist for several decades, one who follows closely church teachings, it has been quite disappointing to see Catholic teachings used by opponents of the Roeland Park ordinance. I could cite many Catholic church official statements saying there should be no place for discrimination against gays. (The ordinance had nothing to do with teachings on the nature of sacramental marriages.)

Let me quote Pope Francis who has said that gays and lesbians are “our brothers and sisters” who “should not be marginalized.” Asked about gay priests and their place in the church, he famously said: "Who am I to judge?" Indeed.

Some prejudices die hard. Had Roeland Park Council members voted against gender discrimination from unknown Roeland Park, right here in too often maligned Kansas, it could have made a global statement, one heard across national borders. Word could have gone out to the world community that Mid-America Kansas has said "no" to gay discrimination. The opportunity has now been missed.

And our LGBT brothers and sisters will have to continue accepting discrimination quietly instead of being celebrated for the gifts they bring our communities.

I can assure you that some day the Roeland Park Council members who voted down the ordinance will have a difficult time explaining their votes to their grandchildren.

Sad day for those who believe in building an inclusive world community. Very sad day for Roeland Park, Kansas, which, by other standards, and collective hopes, as a progressive core.

Tom Fox
Roeland Park resident

50 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thomas C. Fox on 07/22/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

The messed up part is there is a huge GLBT Community Living In and around the City of Roeland Park and compared with the cities or Westwood and Mission which overlap with Roeland park size wise Roeland Park is larger the denial of this law olny proves that Roeland Park saddly like so many cities in Johnson County Kansas are allowing religious organizations to make the law that they put into place booth as a gay man and a Citizen of Roeland park it makes me sick to my stomach I am putting my home a home that has been in my family for 60 years up for sale I refuse to pay property taxes or live in any city in Kansas not willing to make the nessaray steps foward to allow this state to grow heck seeing as Roeland park thing that the Lgbt community does not deserve rights how about we tell the to legalize slavery and make procreation ilegal considering that is the message they are sending to the GLBT Community

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by DJdjThumperRikku on 07/22/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “An in-house pastry chef is hard to find, but worth the search

You know Chef Heuser is right, dessert does seem to be the meal i most remember, i still get cravings for Affare's Quark Cheesecake. I still get these cravings about once a month for these amazing Custard Tarts at a Portuguese Bakery in Providence Rhode Island.

Posted by joe on 07/22/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

Thanks Denny. Thats exactly what I was getting at.

Plus, I am also curious as whether or not such legislation is called for if its not really a problem.

I'm not hating on anyone, except for maybe a resource-wasting politician.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 07/22/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Paul McCartney put on an electrifying show last night at the Sprint Center

member that one time, you were like, in that group...the beatles......that was cool

Posted by Mayor Rob Ford on 07/22/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Ryan Adams is at the Uptown in October

"everything I do....I do it for"...oh, wrong dude

Posted by mullet mike on 07/22/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “President Obama is coming to Kansas City next week

take it easy y'all, put down the bbq sauce. He said he's gonna be here for a couple days. If he knows what's good for him, he'll sample more than just one.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by burnt end on 07/22/2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Gays still don't deserve equal rights under the law, Roeland Park City Council decides

I don't know why people would down vote Wink. I want to know what businesses are doing this so I can NOT spend my money there.

24 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Denny on 07/22/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Sarah Vowell on Kansas state history, election-year politics and her latest, Unfamiliar Fishes; reading Wednesday in Lawrence

In Woodruff Auditorium, about three or four rows back, look for the seat that has "asperam figa" carved into the arm rest.

Posted by Charlie Carr Jr. on 07/22/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “President Obama is coming to Kansas City next week

It's safer to talk about politics or religion, in this city, than it is to say who's bbq you like best

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Posted by Sean P. Raymond on 07/22/2014 at 2:30 PM

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