Gay rights activists protest N. Calif...

Gay rights activists protest N. California mall

There are 54 comments on the Times-Standard story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Gay rights activists protest N. California mall. In it, Times-Standard reports that:

Gay rights activists are protesting a Northern California mall where a same-sex couple says they were ejected for kissing.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Mar 10, 2013
Link to the COMPLETE story:

http://bit.ly/WWrV08
Nolan

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#2 Mar 10, 2013
So now the mall will be inundated with perverted, deviant queers performing disgusting acts in public. Great.

Way to go queers! Way to make everyone like you!

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#3 Mar 10, 2013
Nolan wrote:
So now the mall will be inundated with perverted, deviant queers performing disgusting acts in public. Great.
Way to go queers! Way to make everyone like you!
I thought it just meant that gay people can do as any straight person can. How does gay folks kissing make everyone gay? If you are that unsure of yourself, maybe you are just looking for an excuse. Now before you respond with your "you are gay and a queer..." I'm not gay, and straight people can see all people should be treated the same. If I see gay people holding hands or kissing, I never have changed. Life is short, get used to it. Enjoy your life. Stop judging. Read the Bible.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Mar 10, 2013
Nolan wrote:
So now the mall will be inundated with perverted, deviant queers performing disgusting acts in public. Great.
Way to go queers! Way to make everyone like you!
Get busy kissing
.
We're coming to a mall near you

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#5 Mar 10, 2013
Just realized this is about ten minutes from my sisters home.

Lots and lots of gated communities, lots of tight assed right wingers. My Sis has learned not to say too much in front of some of her neighbors, others are as liberal as you can get.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#6 Mar 10, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Just realized this is about ten minutes from my sisters home.
Lots and lots of gated communities, lots of tight assed right wingers. My Sis has learned not to say too much in front of some of her neighbors, others are as liberal as you can get.
How many of the comments are from people from Roseville or Rocklin? 0
Dubya

Portland, OR

#7 Mar 10, 2013
snyper wrote:
Link to the COMPLETE story:
http://bit.ly/WWrV08
Seems like no one is really sure exactly what happened, but it appears there is a "happy ending." Hope it continues...

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Mar 10, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Just realized this is about ten minutes from my sisters home.
Lots and lots of gated communities, lots of tight assed right wingers. My Sis has learned not to say too much in front of some of her neighbors, others are as liberal as you can get.
Klan, too.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#9 Mar 10, 2013
An article from HuffPo that can help anti-gays
:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ...

"Homophobics should consider a little self-reflection, suggests a new study finding those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones.
The prejudice of homophobia may also stem from authoritarian parents, particularly those with homophobic views as well, the researchers added.
"This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself,'Why?'" co-author Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a statement. "Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection."

The research, published in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, reveals the nuances of prejudices like homophobia, which can ultimately have dire consequences.
Those participants who reported their heterosexuality despite having hidden same-sex desires were also the most likely to show hostility toward gay individuals, including self-reported anti-gay attitudes, endorsement of anti-gay policies and discrimination such as supporting harsher punishments for homosexuals.

The research may help to explain the underpinnings of anti-gay bullying and hate crimes, the researchers note. People in denial about their own sexual orientation, perhaps a denial fostered by authoritarian and homophobic parents, may feel a threat from other gay and lesbian individuals. Lashing out may ultimately be an indicator of the person's own internal conflict with sexual orientation.

This inner conflict can be seen in some high-profile cases in which anti-gay public figures are caught engaging in same-sex acts, the researchers say. For instance, evangelical preacher and anti-gay-marriage advocate Ted Haggard was caught in a gay sex scandal in 2006.

And in 2010, prominent anti-gay activist and co-founder of conservative Family Research Council George Rekers was reportedly spotted in 2010 with a male escort rented from Rentboy.com . According to news reports, the escort confirmed Rekers is gay.

"We laugh at or make fun of such blatant hypocrisy, but in a real way, these people may often themselves be victims of repression and experience exaggerated feelings of threat," Ryan said. "Homophobia is not a laughing matter. It can sometimes have tragic consequences," as was the case in the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay man."

The HuffPo article is a condensation of:
http://www.sc ientificamerican....

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Mar 10, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Get busy kissing
.
We're coming to a mall near you
And we can take the Holland Tunnel there to get there quick !

:)

Since: Apr 07

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#11 Mar 10, 2013
Here are gays……"in your face" once again. Why can't they respect the cultural norms and sensibilities of other people and communities and stop trying to impose their cultural values on everyone else? This behavior is cultural fascism and imperialism on their part, and so contrary to the whole spirit of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism. If they really held to those values, they would accept that people and other communities are different, that not everyone feels about things the way they do, and leave people in peace. But no! They want one uniform, homogenized, universal system of values and norms according to their own particular world view, and would impose this on all 7 billion people of the planet if they could.

It's shameful of them!

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#12 Mar 11, 2013
Charlie Feather wrote:
Here are gays……"in your face" once again. Why can't they respect the cultural norms and sensibilities of other people and communities and stop trying to impose their cultural values on everyone else? This behavior is cultural fascism and imperialism on their part, and so contrary to the whole spirit of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism. If they really held to those values, they would accept that people and other communities are different, that not everyone feels about things the way they do, and leave people in peace. But no! They want one uniform, homogenized, universal system of values and norms according to their own particular world view, and would impose this on all 7 billion people of the planet if they could.
It's shameful of them!
Seven billion people?? Wow, we got to get busy, maybe work some overtime!!

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#13 Mar 11, 2013
Charlie Feather wrote:
Here are gays……"in your face" once again. Why can't they respect the cultural norms and sensibilities of other people and communities and stop trying to impose their cultural values on everyone else? This behavior is cultural fascism and imperialism on their part, and so contrary to the whole spirit of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism. If they really held to those values, they would accept that people and other communities are different, that not everyone feels about things the way they do, and leave people in peace. But no! They want one uniform, homogenized, universal system of values and norms according to their own particular world view, and would impose this on all 7 billion people of the planet if they could.
It's shameful of them!
You fundis sure do love words like fascism and imperialism don't ya? Simple words like fairness or equality just don't have room in your vocab I suppose.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#14 Mar 11, 2013
Charlie Feather wrote:
Here are gays……"in your face" once again. Why can't they respect the cultural norms and sensibilities of other people and communities and stop trying to impose their cultural values on everyone else? This behavior is cultural fascism and imperialism on their part, and so contrary to the whole spirit of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism. If they really held to those values, they would accept that people and other communities are different, that not everyone feels about things the way they do, and leave people in peace. But no! They want one uniform, homogenized, universal system of values and norms according to their own particular world view, and would impose this on all 7 billion people of the planet if they could.
It's shameful of them!
It was just a simple kiss on the cheek, now go back to work, it's over.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#15 Mar 11, 2013
Nolan wrote:
So now the mall will be inundated with perverted, deviant queers performing disgusting acts in public. Great.
Way to go queers! Way to make everyone like you!
Really? If you were actually FROM Amsterdam, which is about as likely as you being BORIS from Russia, you would be aware that in that city the prostitutes sit in shop windows, like the Gap hangs pants r t-shirts, to attract customers.

I highly doubt if ANYONE from Holland has the slightest interest in some simple kissing.

TRY to pretend to be from an INTOLERANT country next time, liar.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#16 Mar 11, 2013
Charlie Feather wrote:
Here are gays……"in your face" once again. Why can't they respect the cultural norms and sensibilities of other people and communities and stop trying to impose their cultural values on everyone else? This behavior is cultural fascism and imperialism on their part, and so contrary to the whole spirit of diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism. If they really held to those values, they would accept that people and other communities are different, that not everyone feels about things the way they do, and leave people in peace. But no! They want one uniform, homogenized, universal system of values and norms according to their own particular world view, and would impose this on all 7 billion people of the planet if they could.
It's shameful of them!
My, my, look who rose from the dead...old Charlie Tickle Your ass with a Feather. I had long ago forgotten about you.

If you think that a simple smooch in public can turn an entire planet gay, then your grip on heterosexuality must be REALLY loosely held. Are you really that close to hopping over the edge?

I could watch heteros kiss 24/7 and it would do NOTHING to make me straight. I guess I know who I am. Do you?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#17 Mar 11, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
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You fundis sure do love words like fascism and imperialism don't ya? Simple words like fairness or equality just don't have room in your vocab I suppose.
in all fairness to some, these are fundi want to be's. kind of like the Islamics that say they are in Islam. Jesus said to love others and to not judge, for some reason they stumble on that part. They want to go back to the old Testament and stone people.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#18 Mar 11, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>My, my, look who rose from the dead...old Charlie Tickle Your ass with a Feather. I had long ago forgotten about you.
If you think that a simple smooch in public can turn an entire planet gay, then your grip on heterosexuality must be REALLY loosely held. Are you really that close to hopping over the edge?
I could watch heteros kiss 24/7 and it would do NOTHING to make me straight. I guess I know who I am. Do you?
well said, what they seem to forget is that it's straight people producing gay children.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#19 Mar 11, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>well said, what they seem to forget is that it's straight people producing gay children.
Yep, all my friends had straight parents.

I now am at an age where my gay pals and gals with kids are becoming grandparents. Funny, ain't it? All those gay people who have children and THEIR kids turn out hetero. Yet, the gay folks had hetero parents.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#22 Mar 11, 2013
blue lipstick wrote:
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How do you know it was just a kiss on the cheek, was you there?
I saw the news that day to see what the fuss was about. They showed it on TV. I was there in front of my TV. Kids at malls are in more danger from pedophiles then a peck on the cheek. In some cases like with Arab men, a peck on the cheek does not mean they are gay. How did this peck on the cheek affect you? Did you run to your tv and hide it from your kids so they won't see it and turn gay?

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