Huntington, WV is NOT obsessed with g...

Huntington, WV is NOT obsessed with gay-bashing, obesity, donuts and gossip!

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“Humans are God's agents”

Since: May 07

USA

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Excuse me all, but I've been working as an editor for Topix for almost 3 years, trying to bring good energy and ideas into certain communities like my hometown of Huntington, and I've noticed that a lot of people who add their comments on the Topix forums or to news stories, are obsessed with gossip, gay-bashing, bigotry, primitive bible literalism, and other gutter nonsense!

For those of you who live this way, I'd like to ask you this question:

Through your example, are you telling the world that that this is as high as you can conceive a human being can reach, as a creature who is created in God's image? Are you not attracted to Beauty, to Courtesy, to Fairness and Justice, to Questions and Search, to Healing, to other cultures, to art, to the study of science, or to the universal attractive force of Love? Rise out of the gutter! Get out of your dark box!

Look inside yourself and see your Beauty and your Kindness, step out of your mental confinement and express your true self to others in this forum! If you despise these kinds of ideas, then then TOPIX - HUNTINGTON, WV shouldn't be your hanging out place. Huntington is full of really cool, people. I want to see Huntington grow into a great place where people would love to live with their families, and to set up their small businesses. You give the impression that we're a primitive, bible-thumping cesspool, and we're not!

Check out my blog, and see and example of the real character of of Huntington, WV:

http://www.lotusopening.blogspot.com
The REAL Deal

Huntington, WV

#2 Jan 16, 2009
it's a good site. Very informative.
I'm sorry to say the majority in West Virginia is loud,obnoxious and filled with hate. When the people of west virginia feel that they are no better than their neighbors, some TRUE advances in interpersonal relationships MIGHT be made. Unfortunatly, hate, money,religion are the order of the day here.
Oh well.At least this place serves as a bad example.
lee

Conneaut Lake, PA

#3 Jan 16, 2009
belizerealtor wrote:
Excuse me all, but I've been working as an editor for Topix for almost 3 years, trying to bring good energy and ideas into certain communities like my hometown of Huntington, and I've noticed that a lot of people who add their comments on the Topix forums or to news stories, are obsessed with gossip, gay-bashing, bigotry, primitive bible literalism, and other gutter nonsense!
For those of you who live this way, I'd like to ask you this question:
Through your example, are you telling the world that that this is as high as you can conceive a human being can reach, as a creature who is created in God's image? Are you not attracted to Beauty, to Courtesy, to Fairness and Justice, to Questions and Search, to Healing, to other cultures, to art, to the study of science, or to the universal attractive force of Love? Rise out of the gutter! Get out of your dark box!
Look inside yourself and see your Beauty and your Kindness, step out of your mental confinement and express your true self to others in this forum! If you despise these kinds of ideas, then then TOPIX - HUNTINGTON, WV shouldn't be your hanging out place. Huntington is full of really cool, people. I want to see Huntington grow into a great place where people would love to live with their families, and to set up their small businesses. You give the impression that we're a primitive, bible-thumping cesspool, and we're not!
Check out my blog, and see and example of the real character of of Huntington, WV:
http://www.lotusopening.blogspot.com
I agree
lee

Conneaut Lake, PA

#4 Jan 16, 2009
The REAL Deal wrote:
it's a good site. Very informative.
I'm sorry to say the majority in West Virginia is loud,obnoxious and filled with hate. When the people of west virginia feel that they are no better than their neighbors, some TRUE advances in interpersonal relationships MIGHT be made. Unfortunatly, hate, money,religion are the order of the day here.
Oh well.At least this place serves as a bad example.
you must dont get out much
The REAL Deal

Huntington, WV

#5 Jan 16, 2009
lee wrote:
<quoted text>you must dont get out much
You must be new here. I'm the REAL Deal and this is earth. West Virginia is the place where smart children leave. In droves. That leaves people like you. the great uneducated. I have seen the world, and as soon as my son goes to a real college, I'm outta here. Nothing worth staying for if my kid leaves.
I'm guessing your 150 lbs overweight with fake red hair.
Sheila HTS

Clear Spring, MD

#6 Jan 17, 2009
I encourage others to move to Huntington. In Huntington and WV, it is legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation. You can legally tell a homosexual no if they want to rent from you, do business with you or work for you. There is no indication this will change anytime soon as the movement is growing stronger to protect our families and children from homosexuals. Our cause now has friendly faces in local government and we have made astounding progress over the holidays with our petition drive to put a constitutional amendment on the ballott in 2 years that bans same sex marriage and adoption by an unmarried person in the state of WV. Huntington, WV is a place where traditional values, although they may be under attack, are still in place, still protected and still honored by most. There may be rainbow flag waiving cities around the country that pander to and welcome homosexuals, but let it be understood that Huntington is not one of them!

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#7 Jan 17, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
I encourage others to move to Huntington. In Huntington and WV, it is legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation. You can legally tell a homosexual no if they want to rent from you, do business with you or work for you. There is no indication this will change anytime soon as the movement is growing stronger to protect our families and children from homosexuals. Our cause now has friendly faces in local government and we have made astounding progress over the holidays with our petition drive to put a constitutional amendment on the ballott in 2 years that bans same sex marriage and adoption by an unmarried person in the state of WV. Huntington, WV is a place where traditional values, although they may be under attack, are still in place, still protected and still honored by most. There may be rainbow flag waiving cities around the country that pander to and welcome homosexuals, but let it be understood that Huntington is not one of them!
The only thing understood here is that you Sheila are a bigot. I was born and raised here by a father who had the same ideas as yourself. Sad, but true. Tell me Sheila... do you have children? If one of those children were gay would you disown that child because you saw them as imperfect? No,because, you would never know. They wouldn't feel free to come talk to you about it.. that is sad too. Do you think that you are perfect? No one is.. we are each individuals and when you refer to West Virginia as a whole in your beliefs, you are madly wrong. And you will see, as each year goes by, how fastly things are changing and the people of WV do not all believe the way that you do. Open your eyes to change. Open your heart to change. And not the kind of change you think will happen.

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#8 Jan 17, 2009
Oh, and Sheila, be sure to watch the movie coming up soon, next weekend I think.. it's called Prayers For Bobby. Watch it and think about how your words effect other people. You want to call yourself a Christian... act like one.
Sheila HTS

Clear Spring, MD

#9 Jan 17, 2009
Cinder,
As a matter of fact, I did have a gay son. Notice the past tense...did. My husband and I cut our ties when he "came out" to use during his sophomore year in college. He was no longer welcome in our home or in our family. WE did not raise him to be a homosexual. As far as love goes, we did show him love. We offered to pay his full way through a spiritual bootcamp that has helped hundreds to gain strength and live a heterosexual life, the way we were intended to. The temptation of homosexuality is his cross to bear in life. It's his job to overcome. Until then, in my eyes, he is dead and gone.
Sheila HTS

Clear Spring, MD

#10 Jan 17, 2009
Belieze Relator needs to be removed as the editor from Topix. The main "news" stories he filters through are related to gay rights. This is not representational of the people that visit this group and he should be replaced with a more neutral editor. I urge all of you to contact Topix and ask for his replacement.

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#11 Jan 18, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
Cinder,
As a matter of fact, I did have a gay son. Notice the past tense...did. My husband and I cut our ties when he "came out" to use during his sophomore year in college. He was no longer welcome in our home or in our family. WE did not raise him to be a homosexual. As far as love goes, we did show him love. We offered to pay his full way through a spiritual bootcamp that has helped hundreds to gain strength and live a heterosexual life, the way we were intended to. The temptation of homosexuality is his cross to bear in life. It's his job to overcome. Until then, in my eyes, he is dead and gone.
You could not have told me anything else that would have shocked and saddened me more than what you just said.'you did' have a son... Lady you do have a son out there that loves his mom and dad and is heartbroken that the love is not returned. He is not the one who has sinned against nature, he was born homosexual.. it had nothing to do with the way he was raised. At 14 or 15, natural hormones kick in... your son was attracted to the same sex by these hormones. It is not something he learned it is who he is... I agree that some people choose their orientation but most are born with a predestined orientation. At the age your son was at the time he came to you for support and love shows that he was born homosexual. You are the one who has sinned against nature by giving birth to a child and then disowning him. How can you even look yourself in the mirror? You are a mother who abandoned her child when he needed you greatly.

It won't be the same, but, I as a mother wish your son all the luck, love and happiness in the world. I hope he finds a mate and a family who will show him the love he deserves and was denied by his own family. He will never see it this way and would most likely defend you to the end.. but he is better off without you in his life considering your opinions. The hurt of knowing that he has been rejected by his own flesh and blood will never leave him. I hope before your dying day that you make ammends with your son and if not I hope that the last thought you have is of what a horrible mother you were to him.

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#12 Jan 18, 2009
Belieze is a fine editor. You just don't like him because he doesn't filter the topics that are discussed here. He believes in freedom of speech to all.

Any topic here is representational of the people who come here, even if you do not agree with what they say.
lol

Ithaca, NY

#13 Jan 18, 2009
I took a course in college where it had the studies to back up theories that sexual orientation is a genetic! I'll even quote a source myself: According to some researchers, certain genes affect the level or impact of prenatal sex hormones, which modify brain structures in ways that induce homosexual feelings and behavior (Bailey, J.M., Bobrow, D., Wolf, M.,&Mikach,S.(1995). Sexual orientation of adult sons of gay fathers. Developmental Psychology, 31, 124-129; LeVay, S.(1993) The Sexual Brain. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press.)
So you did force out your son because his genetic make-up that you and your husband gave him at conception was altered! Would you do the same if your son had a different kind of DNA alteration like Autism or Down Syndrome?

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#14 Jan 18, 2009
lol wrote:
I took a course in college where it had the studies to back up theories that sexual orientation is a genetic! I'll even quote a source myself: According to some researchers, certain genes affect the level or impact of prenatal sex hormones, which modify brain structures in ways that induce homosexual feelings and behavior (Bailey, J.M., Bobrow, D., Wolf, M.,&Mikach,S.(1995). Sexual orientation of adult sons of gay fathers. Developmental Psychology, 31, 124-129; LeVay, S.(1993) The Sexual Brain. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press.)
So you did force out your son because his genetic make-up that you and your husband gave him at conception was altered! Would you do the same if your son had a different kind of DNA alteration like Autism or Down Syndrome?
Thank you for that post. Finally someone who has knowledge.:)
Abracadaver

Latrobe, PA

#15 Jan 20, 2009
She's probably just mad because he's having an affair with Uncle Daddy, leaving less opportunity for her.
Sheila HTS wrote:
Cinder,
As a matter of fact, I did have a gay son. Notice the past tense...did.
lee

Conneaut Lake, PA

#16 Jan 21, 2009
The REAL Deal wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be new here. I'm the REAL Deal and this is earth. West Virginia is the place where smart children leave. In droves. That leaves people like you. the great uneducated. I have seen the world, and as soon as my son goes to a real college, I'm outta here. Nothing worth staying for if my kid leaves.
I'm guessing your 150 lbs overweight with fake red hair.
you must be discribing yourself I very from what you think I am and no Im not new here your not the real deal your just a real dumb ass hey mental hospital has 4 rooms left ones has real dumb ass on the door

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#17 Jan 22, 2009
I used to live in Huntington W.V.(coming frfom Huntington, N.Y).

Does anyone know if there are any gay bars still open in Huntington ? When I lived there, therre were 3 I think. The Driftwood and the other 2 I forgot the names of.

Let me know.

PEACE !

:)
lol

Ithaca, NY

#18 Jan 22, 2009
Stonewall, Driftwood, and Polo Club is where my friend hung out during college. I think they are still there.

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#19 Jan 23, 2009
The Stonewall is a cool bar. I am straight but I truely enjoy going there. It is like walking into a different world where no one judges you for who you are.. a diverse group of people just there to have fun. The lighting, the dancing, the whole experience was awesome. But, it is the people there that impress me the most. They are charming, nice and all seem to get along, unlike, other bars where I have been. And one day I am going to get up the courage to dance in the cage wearing all white, so I glow from head to toe... lol

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#20 Jan 23, 2009
I dated a LOT of drag queens when I lived there. Is Huntington still "Drag City, USA" ?

:)

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