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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1000 on: January 07, 2021, 05:27:42 PM »
 :lol: Mo Brooks.


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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1001 on: January 07, 2021, 06:29:07 PM »
Dax you were literally making the same arguments on here today.  :facepalm:

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1002 on: March 26, 2021, 10:45:17 AM »
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1003 on: March 26, 2021, 12:00:17 PM »
That station has a good weather guy

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1004 on: March 26, 2021, 12:02:35 PM »
Glad you didn't get swept up in the tornadoes yesterday, dax.

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1006 on: March 26, 2021, 03:20:39 PM »
Glad you didn't get swept up in the tornadoes yesterday, dax.

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1007 on: April 01, 2021, 11:38:06 AM »
Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object

https://apnews.com/article/alabama-opelika-yoga-bills-legislation-63632d31f5649d9b469e5497454b5699

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The Alabama Board of Education voted in 1993 to prohibit yoga, hypnosis and meditation in public school classrooms. Gray’s bill says school systems could authorize yoga if they choose. Yoga done in school would be limited to poses and stretches, and all poses would have to have English names. The use of chanting, mantras and teaching the greeting “namaste” would be forbidden.

The bill still received criticism in a public hearing.

“Yoga is a very big part of the Hindu religion,” Becky Gerritson, director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, told the committee. Gerritson argued the bill is unneeded since students can do stretches now in school.

“If this bill passes, then instructors will be able to come into classrooms as young as kindergarten and bring these children through guided imagery, which is a spiritual exercise, and it’s outside their parents’ view. And we just believe that this is not appropriate.”
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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1008 on: April 01, 2021, 11:40:43 AM »
Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object

https://apnews.com/article/alabama-opelika-yoga-bills-legislation-63632d31f5649d9b469e5497454b5699

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Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object
By KIM CHANDLER
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s decades-old ban on yoga in public schools could stay in place a little longer following push-back from conservative groups.

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday did not advance the bill after a public hearing in which representatives from two conservative groups objected, saying they were worried it could lead to the promotion of Hinduism or guided meditation practices. The Alabama lawmaker sponsoring the bill, a former college athlete, said the bill is about exercise and not religion.

”This whole notion that if you do yoga, you’ll become Hindu — I’ve been doing yoga for 10 years and I go to church and I’m very much a Christian,” Democratic Rep. Jeremy Gray of Opelika.

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The legislation failed on a tie vote but the committee chairman said he would bring the bill back for another try when more members are present.

The Alabama Board of Education voted in 1993 to prohibit yoga, hypnosis and meditation in public school classrooms. Gray’s bill says school systems could authorize yoga if they choose. Yoga done in school would be limited to poses and stretches, and all poses would have to have English names. The use of chanting, mantras and teaching the greeting “namaste” would be forbidden.

The bill still received criticism in a public hearing.

“Yoga is a very big part of the Hindu religion,” Becky Gerritson, director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, told the committee. Gerritson argued the bill is unneeded since students can do stretches now in school.

“If this bill passes, then instructors will be able to come into classrooms as young as kindergarten and bring these children through guided imagery, which is a spiritual exercise, and it’s outside their parents’ view. And we just believe that this is not appropriate.”

Huh. I learned something new today...

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1009 on: April 01, 2021, 11:52:37 AM »
On brand
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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1010 on: April 01, 2021, 12:15:42 PM »
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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1011 on: April 01, 2021, 06:10:32 PM »
Man that's some silly stuff.

I do find it interesting that residents of Kansas (which elected Sam Brownback . . . twice) and Missourah are so focused on Alabama, though.


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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1012 on: April 01, 2021, 11:06:57 PM »
Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object

https://apnews.com/article/alabama-opelika-yoga-bills-legislation-63632d31f5649d9b469e5497454b5699

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The Alabama Board of Education voted in 1993 to prohibit yoga, hypnosis and meditation in public school classrooms. Gray’s bill says school systems could authorize yoga if they choose. Yoga done in school would be limited to poses and stretches, and all poses would have to have English names. The use of chanting, mantras and teaching the greeting “namaste” would be forbidden.

The bill still received criticism in a public hearing.

“Yoga is a very big part of the Hindu religion,” Becky Gerritson, director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, told the committee. Gerritson argued the bill is unneeded since students can do stretches now in school.

“If this bill passes, then instructors will be able to come into classrooms as young as kindergarten and bring these children through guided imagery, which is a spiritual exercise, and it’s outside their parents’ view. And we just believe that this is not appropriate.”

I'm amazed at the dedication of some people to look like complete rough ridin' morons under the guise of their warped view of religion. These people are fully aware at how utterly silly this is but they don't care at all. I'm certain that there are lots of churches in Alabama who offer yoga and meditation classes to their members.

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1013 on: April 05, 2021, 02:51:28 PM »
anything to avoid exercise

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Re: Alabama, the "the south" of the south
« Reply #1014 on: April 05, 2021, 03:33:29 PM »
Agreed, sports at the middle and high school level just isn't a big thing around here.

Same with most of the South.