High school yearbook article sparks furor in Lenoir City

May 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Knoxville News Sentinel

An article in the Lenoir City High School yearbook describing the life of a gay student has ignited a storm of controversy that has spilled over onto local blogs and is threatening to disrupt upcoming graduation ceremonies.

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I have read so many posts concerning this article in support of it. I have no problems with people who want to support anyone's right to free speech. What I do have issues with is the statements many of them made stating that there is nothing in the Bible against homosexuality. Well obviously these folks do not read the same Bible I do. Leviticus 20:13 Clearly states that if a man lies with another man as he would a woman, it is an abomination and both should be put to death. You cannt get much clearer than that. If someone wants to be Gay then that is their choice but according to the Bible it is a sin punishable by death. No I'm not saying we should send Gays to the electric chair but if they want to support their lifestyle with the Bible they are losing that battle. According to the Bible this lifestyle is a choice or it would not be a sin if a person was predestined to be gay.
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A high school year book is not the correct forum to discuss or should I say post ones sexual orientation. Topics like this should be discussed in the home, or if one feels the need to express his or her prefrences let them do so on their blog. A high school year book is a way for many people to reflect on a much simpler time in their lives, to recall good times with good friends. Save the controversy for local news papers and media that can be thrown away or turned off but don't put it in a book that every one in your school pays over a hundred dollars for, and then for the rest of their life every time they look at that year book they are forced to recall a former class mates sexual orientation.
Silent Mom No More

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So sorry for your entry into the 21st century. It must have been frightening for you.

If you could put aside your study of Leviticus for a moment, and try to soak in the words of a guy named Jesus. I believe he had a nice little phrase regarding judging and casting stones and then this other one regarding loving your neighbor. I think if you would concentrate on those a bit more, you might find some happiness in your life.

It puzzles me that so many people are threatened by a person's sexual orientation. What is the fascination? Are you jealous that maybe someone is onto something that you should look into? I don't want to figure out what you are doing in your bedroom and who you are doing it with and I wish you would leave other's alone.
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Jesus told us we are not to judge another person. We are all sinners. God will do the judging. We will be given mercy if we show mercy to others.
We are to make judgements on right and wrong behavior. We are not to close our eyes and ignore the principles and standards God has established for moral living. As good citizens we obey the laws of the land. As good Christians we must obey the moral teachings of Christ.
Everyone is free to live his life any way he chooses. He will, however, have to answer for his behavior to the legal system or to Christ. We do not answer to one another for our actions. However if our actions are illegal or immoral according to the laws of government or the teachings of the Bible so many adhere to in America, the right thing to do is to respect those laws and not flaunt your personal behavior in public.
Silent Mom No More

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Like holding hands? Like kissing?

You were doing so well, up until the whole judging happened in the last paragraph.
Enough is Enough

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All these people going by the views on homosexuality in Leviticus are probably the same ones chowing down on sausage and biscuits in Cracker Barrel after "Sunday-go-to-meetin.' " According to the same Leviticus, you guys are in BIG trouble.
Silent Mom No More

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Enough is Enough wrote:
All these people going by the views on homosexuality in Leviticus are probably the same ones chowing down on sausage and biscuits in Cracker Barrel after "Sunday-go-to-meetin.' " According to the same Leviticus, you guys are in BIG trouble.
You are too forward thinking for this discussion. It's only fair to quote scripture that backs up your argument. It's logical to ignore the parts that make you uncomfortable....
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Silent Mom No More wrote:
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You are too forward thinking for this discussion. It's only fair to quote scripture that backs up your argument. It's logical to ignore the parts that make you uncomfortable....
I happen to love reading the Old Testament because I know what the New Testament says!
Are you people afraid of the New Testament, or does it not fit in with your propaganda?
By the way, you are way off base when it comes to interpreting the meaning of the Old Testament scriptures.
I'm not suggesting you read it! I am suggesting you stop posting garbage unless or until you do.

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Awwwwwwwwhhh what's wrong christardo's... you upset that free speech trumps your flucked up mythology... To Bad!!!!!!!

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the reason we have such a christardo problem in the US is the shortage of lions
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Meister wrote:
I have read so many posts concerning this article in support of it. I have no problems with people who want to support anyone's right to free speech. What I do have issues with is the statements many of them made stating that there is nothing in the Bible against homosexuality. Well obviously these folks do not read the same Bible I do. Leviticus 20:13 Clearly states that if a man lies with another man as he would a woman, it is an abomination and both should be put to death. You cannt get much clearer than that. If someone wants to be Gay then that is their choice but according to the Bible it is a sin punishable by death. No I'm not saying we should send Gays to the electric chair but if they want to support their lifestyle with the Bible they are losing that battle. According to the Bible this lifestyle is a choice or it would not be a sin if a person was predestined to be gay.
'abomination' refers to menstruation; not gay people
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Actually you only have to go back to the Wycliffe; the Bible King James used as his source; to see the consequences of men sleeping in a woman's bed: "her blood be on hem" (menstrual blood being packaged as 'abomination' by King James is what throws today's religious morons off track)
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Leviticus Cap20:13> If a man slepith with a man, bi letcherie of a womman, euer either hath wrouyt vnleueful thing, die thei bi deeth; her blood be on hem.
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Please explain it to your preacher before he turns his sheeple into bloodsuckers for all the wrong reasons

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I happen to love reading the Old Testament because I know what the New Testament says!
Are you people afraid of the New Testament, or does it not fit in with your propaganda?
By the way, you are way off base when it comes to interpreting the meaning of the Old Testament scriptures.
I'm not suggesting you read it! I am suggesting you stop posting garbage unless or until you do.
lol... keep your mythilogical superstitions to yourself christardo

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Instead of talking about people's religion, why don't all you gays talk about the filthy disgusting things which you actually do with one another?

If you are a women who tells us you are gay, then please tell us which gay role you play - unless, of course, you are too ASHAMED to talk about it.

Are you the bull-dyke, or the heifer?
Who wears the dildo?

“Love thy neighbor!”

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This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of.

This is a person's life you are talking about. A real flesh and blood, living person, who you think should remain invisible to suit your bigotry.

NO MORE!!!

We are American citizens...due all the respect and priviledges of other American citizens.

KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS TO YOURSELVES!!!

Your nasty, hateful bigotry is odious.

It will no longer be TOLERATED!!!
Rainbow Kid

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Silent Mom No More wrote:
Like holding hands? Like kissing?
You were doing so well, up until the whole judging happened in the last paragraph.
The fundie's rants always fall apart in the last paragraph
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This tips us off that they are using fake religion to mask sociopathic personality disorder:
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*Profile of a Sociopath*
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1. Glibness and Superficial Charm
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2. Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
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3. Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."
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4. Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
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5. Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
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6. Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
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7. Incapacity for Love
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8. Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
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9. Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
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10. Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
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11. Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
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12. Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
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13. Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
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14. Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
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15. Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.
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Gay Mom wrote:
This is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of.
This is a person's life you are talking about. A real flesh and blood, living person, who you think should remain invisible to suit your bigotry.
NO MORE!!!
We are American citizens...due all the respect and priviledges of other American citizens.
KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS TO YOURSELVES!!!
Your nasty, hateful bigotry is odious.
It will no longer be TOLERATED!!!
Bull or cow? Which are you?
Show your 'gay pride' and tell us.

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The Real Goose wrote:
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Bull or cow? Which are you?
Show your 'gay pride' and tell us.
Does it hurt being a complete moron... I'm sure you would know
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The Real Goose wrote:
Instead of talking about people's religion, why don't all you gays talk about the filthy disgusting things which you actually do with one another?
If you are a women who tells us you are gay, then please tell us which gay role you play - unless, of course, you are too ASHAMED to talk about it.
Are you the bull-dyke, or the heifer?
Who wears the dildo?
The Knoxville News Sentinel chat room is not a dating service; sugar
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For true love in your neighborhood; click here
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/search/cas/...

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The Real Goose wrote:
Instead of talking about people's religion, why don't all you gays talk about the filthy disgusting things which you actually do with one another?
If you are a women who tells us you are gay, then please tell us which gay role you play - unless, of course, you are too ASHAMED to talk about it.
Are you the bull-dyke, or the heifer?
Who wears the dildo?
Wow sorry... I didn't realize you have never had sex little boy.... you should really get out more and try it... its fun

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Meister wrote:
I have read so many posts concerning this article in support of it. I have no problems with people who want to support anyone's right to free speech. What I do have issues with is the statements many of them made stating that there is nothing in the Bible against homosexuality. Well obviously these folks do not read the same Bible I do. Leviticus 20:13 Clearly states that if a man lies with another man as he would a woman, it is an abomination and both should be put to death. You cannt get much clearer than that. If someone wants to be Gay then that is their choice but according to the Bible it is a sin punishable by death. No I'm not saying we should send Gays to the electric chair but if they want to support their lifestyle with the Bible they are losing that battle. According to the Bible this lifestyle is a choice or it would not be a sin if a person was predestined to be gay.
According to my bible christardo's like you should be put to death!!!!!!!!!!

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