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9 Comments by WHBangler

Group Pushing For Religious Boundary Files Suit Against Southampton Town, Westhampton Beach And Quogue

The irony is delicious. Your handle is PROGRESSNOW and you're defending a centuries-old, silly (yeah, I said it), religious edict that prevents its followers from carrying insurance cards on certain days.

My religion prohibits me from eating meat on Fridays during Lent. Others may think this is silly, and I agree somewhat. But if the Pope declared that we could break our no-meat rule if our town has crosses on all the telephone poles, would you be defending my DEMAND that Verizon allows the crucifixes? Can I call YOU a bigot if you resist my DEMAND?

Leave the poles alone and adapt the religion to meet the 21st century - not the other way around." Jan 20, 11 11:54 AM

??? So if I sued the town demanding that they put up crosses so I can break the rules of my religion, you'd defend and support me? Answer that question, please." Jan 20, 11 12:08 PM

Progressnow, no response? You're so quick to call me and others bigots because we disagree with you. However, I propose a scenario completely parallel to the Eruv demand, only this time based on a Papal edict being enforced on a town, and you can't respond.

I understand why: if you disagreed with a Papal edict being forced on the community, then by your own definition you'd be myopic and full of hate, bigotry, and ignorance.

Hurts to be called names, don't it?

By the way, have any of you read the letters the Eruv lawyer sent to Verizon and LIPA? They weren't asking for permission to put up the markers; they put a metaphorical gun to the head of both companies. Allow us to put up the markers or we will sue you and create a public relations nightmare for you and your shareholders (in Verizon's case). Kind folks we're dealing with here..." Jan 20, 11 6:47 PM

I can. I live in a community governed by laws, ordinances, etc. If any group can DEMAND exemption from those laws and scream discrimination until they get their way, what's the use in having the laws in the first place? This is not about Jews and discrimination; it's about opening up a legal Pandora's Box.

If the towns and villages are forced to cave under this lawsuit, it sets precedent that, yes, will change the community and my way of living.

Here's an idea: Ballot Initiative. Much better than wasting taxpayer dollars in court." Jan 27, 11 10:13 AM

I just did." Jan 27, 11 2:08 PM

Highhat, ignore progressnow. She reflexively calls anyone against the eruv a bigot and anti-semite (ever heard of the JPOE?). When I proposed a parallel scenario in which a different religion DEMANDED exceptions to the town's rules, she crawled back into her cave for a week, lest she reveal her own bigotry." Feb 1, 11 2:59 PM

Guldi Pleads Guilty To 35 Counts, Will Receive Concurrent Sentence

Guldi's house burned down when all this was unraveling, and then he misused the insurance money. Makes you wonder if the fire was an accident ..." Aug 2, 11 9:52 AM

Windsurfer Rescued By Bay Constables In Peconic Bay Says Equipment Failed

25 to 45 knot winds is not extreme - it's just a great day. For experienced windsurfers, you don't even go out if it's not at least 15 knots. These were perfect conditions for expert windsurfers. He only got into trouble because his equipment broke." Jan 17, 12 3:56 PM

Quogue Village Rejects Application For Religious Boundary; EEEA Plans To Sue

Santa Claus is not a Catholic Saint, "freaking" or otherwise." May 21, 12 4:06 PM