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Old 11-04-2008, 09:13 AM   #16
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #17
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My polling place is in a church as well. I can see the steeple from my bedroom window.

It doesn't bother me. I think I'd rather have it in a church than have to close down schools for the whole day, and then the parents are stuck with trying to find day-care for younger kids.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:16 PM   #18
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My polling place is in a church as well. I can see the steeple from my bedroom window.

It doesn't bother me.
What if your voting place was a Synagogue, Mosque or Scientology reading room?


Mine is a very famous anti-Gay Church
that broke away and tried to take the buildings and land.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:19 PM   #19
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What if your voting place was a Synagogue, Mosque or Scientology reading room?
Wouldn't bother me.


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Mine is a very famous anti-Gay Church
that broke away and tried to take the buildings and land.
I missed that part of your earlier post. THAT would bother me.

The church I voted at has a big banner out front that reads Trinity United Methodist Church Is Against Torture.

I can live with that kind of church.
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True about shutting down schools, but it still is crap to do it in churches.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:59 PM   #21
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This election we voted in "The Nazareth Room".






They had a nice portrait of Jesus hugging Obama as an adolescent.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:01 PM   #22
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That's just odd. We were in a rec room/gym type of place in the church, and I didn't notice any religious stuff.
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There were several crosses on the walls, right by the polling machines.

And many depictions of Jesus.

What the heck,
this may be one of the only times Jewish people have a chance to be saved.
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I think it is really strange that people have to vote in churches. Schools and other public institutions seem appropriate, but churches have agendas, and do preach them, even sometimes testing the limits of their tax-exemption.
I agree (and I'm a Christian), but I think it's just a problem of numbers. The church where I vote holds three precincts and it was crazy yesterday. The school where my DH teaches did not have class yesterday and they have a voting precinct there. The lines were hours long! A co-worker said he also votes at a church, he drove past on the way to work and saw cars piled on the grass and kept going. It was nuts yesterday, so imagine taking out all those churches and the schools already having a several hour wait...where would people go? Secretary of State? They already have hours of waiting even with normal daily business.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #25
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We don't have any voting at churches, it's at town hall offices and schools and there was no school. I would think that if voting at a church bothers anyone they could get an absentee ballot
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #26
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I don't care where I drop my ballot, as long as it gets counted. In my home town we vote in a pub. And I wouldn't wonder if in other places it was in churches. Well, I won't turn Christian only because I voted in their building (or whatever religion it represents). And I would actually love to cast a vote on an issue such as Prop 8 at a place that is fundamentally against my position. Why not?
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This place I go to vote is one of the Episcopal Churches that broke from the main church over gay clergy.

They tried to take the church property, worth several million dollars.

The State Court just sided with the main church.
They can not steal the property. Now we will see if they dislike gay people more than the millions of dollars buying a new church site will coast them.


California Supreme Court says breakaway parish can't take national church's property - Los Angeles Times
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