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Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Sorry for not being clear. I'm not saying that i know that it's something passed along genetically. I have no idea. I'm just responding to the hypothetical question and saying that both evolution and genetic homosexuality can be true at the same time. While I believe you are correct (they haven't found the gay genetics), studies suggest that there is a genetic component.
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Sure, that's always a valid point. But once you start picking winners and losers by only issuing licenses and status to one group, what's the compelling state interest in excluding the other?
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Prostitution, murder, gambling, age of consent ... which of those are not morality laws? Ima thinkin ... all laws are based in morality. Freedoms exist within a social, then religious, then legal (the order may be wrong, and the level of powers that enforce them) ... code of ethics and morality.
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Thousands of years of history, with rules developed to make a society function better ... but you have it figured out they were wrong. "zero bearing on my life as I'm neither gay nor a polygamist." yeah right ... giving entitlements to any "marriages" you don't perceive as influencing your life should be allowed. You know the original colonies demanded their residents attend church…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Morality cannot be legislated. Period. When you start making morality laws, then freedom doesn't exist any more. While some might laugh at using the example, look at the movie DEMOLITION MAN. One of the running gags in that movie is when someone says a "bad word", Big-Brother-Is-Always-Listening computer buzzes and issues a fine for a "violation of the verbal moralities code". If that's…

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2 years, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

Former GREDF President Jim Mentesti will be honored


The Great River Economic Development Foundation's 2013 Annual Meeting and Jim Mentesti's retirement celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 9 in Kent Hall at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, 300 Civic Center Plaza in Quincy.

A cash bar will be available at 5:00 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Retirement remarks will be given at the close of the annual meeting presentation with a reception in Jim's honor immediately following. No RSVP
is required and there is no charge to attend. Members of the business community, the general public and friends/colleagues of Jim Mentesti are
encouraged to attend.

Current Chairman of the GREDF Board, Tim Finlay, will give the 2013 Annual Meeting presentation which includes highlights from the past year and
recognizes GREDF's many partners in economic development. This year's theme is "A Salute and Thank You to Our Partners".

"We thought it was appropriate to highlight many of the partnerships Jim Mentesti spent his career building on the night we celebrate his retirement," Finlay sayd.

Additional speakers include Mayor John Spring and Mike McLaughlin, past Chairman of the Adams County Board. Brad Billings, President and CEO of
Blessing Health System and past Chairman of the GREDF Board of Directors, will give remarks.

In lieu of gifts in honor of his retirement, Mentesti  has requested that a fund be established to benefit GREDF employee training & development and quality of life projects. Checks may be made payable to GREDF.

At the December GREDF Board of Directors meeting, GREDF Chairman Tim Finlay acknowledged the service of retiring board member, John Johnson, who served as an Adams County appointee on the GREDF board for nearly a decade.

Finlay also gave the Board an update on the search for the new GREDF president. Members of the search committee are currently reviewing applications.


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