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The New Black and Other Docs Ask, "Why Has Black Been Made the Face of Homophobia?"

There are 60 comments on the Miami New Times story from Jul 17, 2013, titled The New Black and Other Docs Ask, "Why Has Black Been Made the Face of Homophobia?". In it, Miami New Times reports that:

There's a gorgeous moment in Yoruba Richen's documentary The New Black , currently playing the film festival circuit, in which two young black lesbian activists canvas an inner-city black neighborhood to drum up support for the gay marriage initiative that was on the ballot in Maryland's 2012 statewide election.

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“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#22 Jul 18, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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The webpage looks very different depending on which browser I use. I am just curious, because I have never seen this happen before on any other site. Apparently the browsers translate the code differently, but I wonder why. Part of my page is always upside-down, and some things don't show up at all in Google Chrome. I could send you a screenshot if you're curious.
nbd if not.
Are your browsers up-to-date?

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#23 Jul 18, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Are your browsers up-to-date?
As far as I know.

I'm using:

Chrome 28.0.1500.72.m

IE 8.0.6001.1872

FireFox 12.0

I use chrome now 95% of the time and IE 5% of the time.

it's nbd. just weird.

forget it.

I just THANK GOD that we here on TOPIX brought SO MUCH PRESSURE on SCOTUS !:) Boy, did WE change the world !:)

Since: Apr 12

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#24 Jul 18, 2013
Homophobia implies one is afraid of homosexuals. Do muslims have baconphobia because they dont indulge in bacon? No and to even apply such a term is ridiculous. Some peoples faith requires an abstinence of certain lifestyles homosexuality is the bacon of christianity. No need to call people ridiculous names who dont agree yet love to cry when called faggots and fruit cakes.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#25 Jul 18, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
(nothing worth repeating)
Calling you a Christian would be an insult to every other Christian that has ever lived. Homosexuality as the bacon of Christianity, Jesus save us from some of your self-identified Christians. I realize that they aren't your fault, but they do blame you for their ugly choices.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#26 Jul 18, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Calling you a Christian would be an insult to every other Christian that has ever lived. Homosexuality as the bacon of Christianity, Jesus save us from some of your self-identified Christians. I realize that they aren't your fault, but they do blame you for their ugly choices.
It's really not worth the time and trouble to respond to people like that. Best to just ignore them.

Since: Apr 12

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#27 Jul 18, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Calling you a Christian would be an insult to every other Christian that has ever lived. Homosexuality as the bacon of Christianity, Jesus save us from some of your self-identified Christians. I realize that they aren't your fault, but they do blame you for their ugly choices.
Lol first off his name is not jesus the letter j and it pronounciation was not in ancient hebrew his name is yahusuah. Secondly yahsuah commands his followers to rebuke sin. Since u dont even know his real name i will not even argue how insulting it is for you to call Yashuah a greek variation of Zeus. Please learn true christianity.

Since: Apr 12

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#28 Jul 18, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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It's really not worth the time and trouble to respond to people like that. Best to just ignore them.
Yes and as we rebuke and ignore u please stop with the childish labeling of those we do not agree.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#29 Jul 18, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Lol first off his name is not jesus the letter j and it pronounciation was not in ancient hebrew his name is yahusuah. Secondly yahsuah commands his followers to rebuke sin. Since u dont even know his real name i will not even argue how insulting it is for you to call Yashuah a greek variation of Zeus. Please learn true christianity.
Sweetie, I don't really give a flying f*ck as to the nuances of your mythology. Calling you a Christian would still be an insult to all Christians. No matter what you want to call Him buttercup, He doesn't know you, I've read the Bible.

PS: use your shift key next time, not capitalizing proper nouns doesn't help your case.

Since: Apr 12

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#30 Jul 18, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Sweetie, I don't really give a flying f*ck as to the nuances of your mythology. Calling you a Christian would still be an insult to all Christians. No matter what you want to call Him buttercup, He doesn't know you, I've read the Bible.
PS: use your shift key next time, not capitalizing proper nouns doesn't help your case.
Ouch guess i hit a nerve. Christianity is about more than reading..even the atheists read the bible. But are u putting yashuahs words into effect. Since u bash me for rebuking homosexuality the answer is no. U sir are an insult to yashuah.

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#31 Jul 18, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Sweetie, I don't really give a flying f*ck as to the nuances of your mythology. Calling you a Christian would still be an insult to all Christians. No matter what you want to call Him buttercup, He doesn't know you, I've read the Bible.
PS: use your shift key next time, not capitalizing proper nouns doesn't help your case.

Wow look at the cursing how dare u write christian with curse words. U have no creditabilty to speak on my faith again. Good day

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#32 Jul 18, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Did you even bother to look up the definition of the word, or are you just blowing wind?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#33 Jul 18, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Ouch guess i hit a nerve.
You didn't hit a nerve dumpling, I'm used to piss poor examples of Christianity lecturing me on their sick choice of beliefs. Whatever you want to call Him sweetie, He still doesn't know you, the Bible tells you so. Too bad you didn't learn that.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#34 Jul 18, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Wow look at the cursing how dare u write christian with curse words. U have no creditabilty to speak on my faith again. Good day
I don't give a damn about your version of the faith, that is your mistake, not mine. Don't like my cursing to make a point, not my problem. Doubting my "creditabilty", your next mistake. Good luck with your ugly little prayers sweetie, although you are going to need a lot more than luck, because the book says that no one is listening to you.
2 and 61

Justice, IL

#35 Jul 18, 2013
The leader of the CDC strikes back!

Per the CDC, homo-sexuals, at 2% of the populace, are 61% of AIDS victims.

Day...

Yum.

Since: Mar 09

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#36 Jul 18, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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As far as I know.
I'm using:
Chrome 28.0.1500.72.m
IE 8.0.6001.1872
FireFox 12.0
I use chrome now 95% of the time and IE 5% of the time.
it's nbd. just weird.
forget it.
I just THANK GOD that we here on TOPIX brought SO MUCH PRESSURE on SCOTUS !:) Boy, did WE change the world !:)
Are you on a Mac?

Fierfox is at 22.0

Since: Jun 13

Phoenix, AZ

#37 Jul 18, 2013
Homophobia is not a fear of homosexuals. It's a state of being repulsed by homosexuals or by the idea of treating them as equals. It's a strong term, but it's a common term. It's not a medical term.
This argument that a person isn't a homophobe unless they fear homosexuals reminds me of the people who say 'gay' doesn't mean homosexual, it means happy.
Really? If you pee instead of micturate, then you can be a homophobe without fear.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#47 Jul 28, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Are you on a Mac?
Fierfox is at 22.0
No. I use a pc running XP, and use Google Chrome and IE 8.

I aint gonna worry about it.

Since: Mar 07

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#49 Jul 29, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
Homophobia implies one is afraid of homosexuals. Do muslims have baconphobia because they dont indulge in bacon?....
You don't believe that humans fear things they do not understand? Have you actually SEEN any of the commercials that have played around the country during the various vote against the civil rights of gay people?

Have you actually read any of the anti-gay material out there? Seen the websites?

Do that, and then come back and talk.

“Jesus loves you all!”

Since: Jul 13

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#50 Jul 29, 2013
Kola_Koca wrote:
<quoted text>Lol first off his name is not jesus the letter j and it pronounciation was not in ancient hebrew his name is yahusuah. Secondly yahsuah commands his followers to rebuke sin. Since u dont even know his real name i will not even argue how insulting it is for you to call Yashuah a greek variation of Zeus. Please learn true christianity.
Ma'am, yet there were no vowels as well in Hebrew language.

http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/7_home.html

“Jesus loves you all!”

Since: Jul 13

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#51 Jul 29, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
Because in the U.S., blacks are THE MOST HOMOPHOBIC segment of our society.
Why do you say that? Are you black?

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