PFLAG chapter hosts gay pride picnic ...

PFLAG chapter hosts gay pride picnic today

There are 2752 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Jul 26, 2008, titled PFLAG chapter hosts gay pride picnic today. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

CARLSBAD Members of Carlsbad's chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays will hold a gay pride picnic today.

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Dan ODay

Alexandria, VA

#1 Jul 27, 2008
When my partner and I moved from Northern Virginia to Carlsbad four years ago, there was some concern as to how we would be accepted in such a small, isolated community. Not to worry. More quickly than we could have believed, we found ourselves welcome everywhere. To our neighbors we were just the guys next door, best known for being the first house to hit when the kids had stuff to sell for various school fund raisers.
We recently (and reluctantly) moved back to Virginia, but enjoy keeping up with the goings-on back in Carlsbad. We wish the new PFLAG chapter well, and are confident that the various and generally incomprehensible letters condemning them represent a vitriolic but not especially intelligent minority.
As for the religious aspect, I have a delicious anecdote courtesy of a good friend who recently visited a historic church in North Carolina. The discussion with the guide turned to the division in some churches over the issue of homosexuals. The guide said her congregation decided that the name of their church - "All Souls" - meant just that, and the issue was closed.
Life can be simple, if we let it.
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Jul 27, 2008
I do not think that it is right to be gay. There were comments that this person who is gay CHOOSES to be gay. Being gay is a lifestyle choice. I do not think that there needs to be a BBQ to show you are gay. Due to NEXT on MTV that show gays on there I had to block it from my tv from my children. There is no such thing as the same sex having true sex. Sex is between a man and a woman, not woman to woman or man to man. People can change their ways. Gays obviously or bored with their life and need to do something to be attracted to the other sex instead of being rebellious. The BBQ needs to happen in the middle of no where, where no one can be seen of the same sex kissing, sitting on one another, being "loving" towards one another as if they are heterosexual. Society has accepted a way of life that should not be accepted. Sex is to procreate, not do something that should not be done. People who are gay need to stay home and out of the view of public. A preacher told me that being gay is just a phase that the person can change. He knew of a few gay men who changed and finally said it was a phase and still to this day cannot beleive why they did another man when a woman does what a man cannot. People need to get their priorities straight..literally.
freebird

Alleman, IA

#3 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
I do not think that it is right to be gay. There were comments that this person who is gay CHOOSES to be gay. Being gay is a lifestyle choice. I do not think that there needs to be a BBQ to show you are gay. Due to NEXT on MTV that show gays on there I had to block it from my tv from my children. There is no such thing as the same sex having true sex. Sex is between a man and a woman, not woman to woman or man to man. People can change their ways. Gays obviously or bored with their life and need to do something to be attracted to the other sex instead of being rebellious. The BBQ needs to happen in the middle of no where, where no one can be seen of the same sex kissing, sitting on one another, being "loving" towards one another as if they are heterosexual. Society has accepted a way of life that should not be accepted. Sex is to procreate, not do something that should not be done. People who are gay need to stay home and out of the view of public. A preacher told me that being gay is just a phase that the person can change. He knew of a few gay men who changed and finally said it was a phase and still to this day cannot beleive why they did another man when a woman does what a man cannot. People need to get their priorities straight..literally.
As an American, I applaud your First Amendment right to free speech.

The First Amendment also guarantees your right to gather--All of us Homosapiens have a right to gather just about anywhere.

That's the beauty of living in our country. We are all free.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#4 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
I do not think that it is right to be gay. There were comments that this person who is gay CHOOSES to be gay. Being gay is a lifestyle choice. I do not think that there needs to be a BBQ to show you are gay. Due to NEXT on MTV that show gays on there I had to block it from my tv from my children. There is no such thing as the same sex having true sex. Sex is between a man and a woman, not woman to woman or man to man. People can change their ways. Gays obviously or bored with their life and need to do something to be attracted to the other sex instead of being rebellious. The BBQ needs to happen in the middle of no where, where no one can be seen of the same sex kissing, sitting on one another, being "loving" towards one another as if they are heterosexual. Society has accepted a way of life that should not be accepted. Sex is to procreate, not do something that should not be done. People who are gay need to stay home and out of the view of public. A preacher told me that being gay is just a phase that the person can change. He knew of a few gay men who changed and finally said it was a phase and still to this day cannot beleive why they did another man when a woman does what a man cannot. People need to get their priorities straight..literally.
Wow...what can be said to top what you just posted, except...what a load of crap!! You and your preacher friend can crawl back under that ever so righteous and judgemental rock!
just wondering

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
Sex is to procreate, not do something that should not be done.
What about those womena nd men who can not have children. Does taht mean taht they should love a life without sex?
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Jul 27, 2008
The thing is that they have a reason to not be able to get pregnant. They are still having TRUE sex. Two gays cannot get pregnant together...naturally. Like I said two gays are not having true sex...just think they can.

as for judging. we do not like rapists, murderers, child molesters, NOTHING like that for which is not normal. Being gay is not normal. and about the men and women who cannot have kids, what does going without sex have to do with anything. Like I said sex is between a man and a woman, not two gay people.
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Jul 27, 2008
see the U.S. is in the state of hypocracy. Why? On our money it says in God we trust and when we testify in court it says we have to testify under oath. But when the government does not go by God's word as an eye for an eye, and allows for murders, rapists and so forth to live then they are not true to their words. The same goes for being gay. God does not believe in it, and he does not believe in religion. He simply stated to follow his book, his word. Being gay is not following his word. Just like most religions do not follow his words. Many break the ten commandments. Anyone can use love thy neighbor and blah, blah, blah, BUT we do not need to associate with a neighbor who goes against God's word. Sooo, if you have a neighbor who has killed, raped, molested or anything else or one is gay...just ignore them for they are living in the world of Satan.
Mary

Lovington, NM

#8 Jul 27, 2008
This is a disgusting topic. Why can't men like that just find a nice girl and settle down and raise a family? The same goes for the women like that, they should find nice boys to settle down with.
just another gay

United States

#9 Jul 27, 2008
Mary wrote:
This is a disgusting topic. Why can't men like that just find a nice girl and settle down and raise a family? The same goes for the women like that, they should find nice boys to settle down with.
That's like saying "Why can't we just have world peace?" Life is slightly more complicated than the Cleaver family made it out to be.
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Jul 27, 2008
LEV 18:22 "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is
detestable.

29 "'Everyone who does any of these detestable things--such persons must
be cut off from their people.

20:13 "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them
have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will
be on their own heads.

ROM 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their
women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and
were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with
other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things
deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also
approve of those who practice them.

1CO 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of
God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers
will inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were
sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by
the Spirit of our God.

1TI 1:8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.

9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers
and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those
who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers-
-and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Jul 27, 2008
Sisterly Love in Mass

Peterborough, NH

#12 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
I do not think that it is right to be gay. There were comments that this person who is gay CHOOSES to be gay. Being gay is a lifestyle choice. I do not think that there needs to be a BBQ to show you are gay. Due to NEXT on MTV that show gays on there I had to block it from my tv from my children. There is no such thing as the same sex having true sex. Sex is between a man and a woman, not woman to woman or man to man. People can change their ways. Gays obviously or bored with their life and need to do something to be attracted to the other sex instead of being rebellious. The BBQ needs to happen in the middle of no where, where no one can be seen of the same sex kissing, sitting on one another, being "loving" towards one another as if they are heterosexual. Society has accepted a way of life that should not be accepted. Sex is to procreate, not do something that should not be done. People who are gay need to stay home and out of the view of public. A preacher told me that being gay is just a phase that the person can change. He knew of a few gay men who changed and finally said it was a phase and still to this day cannot beleive why they did another man when a woman does what a man cannot. People need to get their priorities straight..literally.
I think you must be the one bored with your life that you had to take time out of your day to worry about people you don't even know!!! WHO CARES what others do. This isn't a gay sex fest. Ignorance is an awful thing. Do you even know what PLAG is and what it is about? Do you honestly believe millions of people wanted this as there lifestyle?? Give me break! Didn't your mother ever teach you "if you don't have nothing nice to say....DON'T say anything at all". People are always afraid of what they don't know. Ignorance is a terrible thing!!!!
Sisterly Love in Mass

Peterborough, NH

#13 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
LEV 18:22 "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is
detestable.
29 "'Everyone who does any of these detestable things--such persons must
be cut off from their people.
20:13 "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them
have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will
be on their own heads.
ROM 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their
women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and
were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with
other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things
deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also
approve of those who practice them.
1CO 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of
God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers
will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were
sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by
the Spirit of our God.
1TI 1:8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers
and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those
who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers-
-and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
Give Me a Break!!!!!!!!!!
get going

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Jul 27, 2008
Sisterly Love in Mass wrote:
<quoted text>
Give Me a Break!!!!!!!!!!
What? You cannot handle what the BIBLE says? You ignoring it will have you wishing on judgement day!
Hal

Commerce City, CO

#15 Jul 27, 2008
Sisterly Love in Mass wrote:
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I think you must be the one bored with your life that you had to take time out of your day to worry about people you don't even know!!! WHO CARES what others do. This isn't a gay sex fest.
No, It's a disease and a poison in a community that deals with far too much tolarance of drugs, poverty, child abuse and sexual immorality.
just another gay

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
LEV 18:22 "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is
detestable.
29 "'Everyone who does any of these detestable things--such persons must
be cut off from their people.
20:13 "'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them
have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will
be on their own heads.
ROM 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their
women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and
were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with
other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things
deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also
approve of those who practice them.
1CO 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of
God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers
will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were
sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by
the Spirit of our God.
1TI 1:8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.
9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers
and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those
who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers-
-and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
Why do people keep leaving out "judge not lest ye be judged?" That one actually came out of Jesus' mouth. The whole problem with taking things out of context, not studying the original translations, and assuming you have it all figured out is that you overlay your own personal beliefs onto the matter. Then you cast judgment on someone for YOUR beliefs and call them God's will, when you haven't even studied it. THE BIBLE WASN'T WRITTEN IN ENGLISH, PEOPLE!
freebird

Alleman, IA

#17 Jul 27, 2008
Comment to get going's bible recitation:

Women, who were treated like packmule breeders, had great challenges up until the 1920's: They were subject to legally-sanctioned, capricious murders by their husbands or bored crowds. They had no rights. They were property.

Things are different IN THE UNITED STATES for women now. Courageous women have fought for the freedoms you now enjoy.

If you would like examples of women's social position back then, you have only to look at the Muslim countries who practise "Sharia Law."

The same is true about gays and lesbians. Attitudes are not the same in our country now. It's a different time. They live in the US, where their rights are protected, and people are punished for committing hate crimes.

I have no doubt Jesus met and accepted gays and loved them as brothers and sisters.

Remember what he said, "As you do to the least of them, you do to me."

By this, I interpret he meant, "You may think they are the least of them, but they are my brothers and sisters. They are my equals in importance. If you think it's okay to treat them cruelly, then, surely, you think it's okay to treat me cruelly."

This is the Christian walk I was taught.

just another gay

United States

#18 Jul 27, 2008
freebird wrote:
Comment to get going's bible recitation:
Women, who were treated like packmule breeders, had great challenges up until the 1920's: They were subject to legally-sanctioned, capricious murders by their husbands or bored crowds. They had no rights. They were property.
Things are different IN THE UNITED STATES for women now. Courageous women have fought for the freedoms you now enjoy.
If you would like examples of women's social position back then, you have only to look at the Muslim countries who practise "Sharia Law."
The same is true about gays and lesbians. Attitudes are not the same in our country now. It's a different time. They live in the US, where their rights are protected, and people are punished for committing hate crimes.
I have no doubt Jesus met and accepted gays and loved them as brothers and sisters.
Remember what he said, "As you do to the least of them, you do to me."
By this, I interpret he meant, "You may think they are the least of them, but they are my brothers and sisters. They are my equals in importance. If you think it's okay to treat them cruelly, then, surely, you think it's okay to treat me cruelly."
This is the Christian walk I was taught.
PREACH ON!
Sisterly Love in Mass

Peterborough, NH

#19 Jul 27, 2008
get going wrote:
<quoted text>
What? You cannot handle what the BIBLE says? You ignoring it will have you wishing on judgement day!
I can handle what the bible says, but who are you ?? Not everyone is going to live their life through the eyes of the lord. As a matter of fact most people don't these days! I LOVE my brother was he supposed to be thrown away because he is gay??? I love him just as I would if he wasn't.
Sisterly Love in Mass

Peterborough, NH

#20 Jul 27, 2008
just another gay wrote:
<quoted text>
PREACH ON!
YOU GO!!!! ONE LOVE

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