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Wedding magazine shuts down over gay marriage

There are 47 comments on the New York Post story from Monday Nov 19, titled Wedding magazine shuts down over gay marriage. In it, New York Post reports that:

A top Australian wedding magazine announced on Saturday that it's shutting down after facing backlash for not featuring same-sex couples. White Magazine founders Luke and Carla Burrell cited their Christian beliefs for their refusal to feature gay and lesbian couples.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#1 Tuesday Nov 20
Hint: Gay weddings are big business; advertisers want to reach all potential customers, not just the ones the editors approve of. But you know they will blame everyone but themselves for the magazine shutting down.

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Gremlin

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#3 Tuesday Nov 20
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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So what do you want to do? Force them to stay in business and celebrate SS weddings?

You want to force bakers to bake cakes that promote your message well I guess now you want to force magazines to promote your message.
What he wants is for everybody to be treated equally and fairly....that's what everybody wants. Gay people are no exception.

If the so called "Christian" business owners didn't discriminate, gay couples wouldn't sue....easy thing to remember.

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Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Tuesday Nov 20
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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The business chose to shut down rather than kowtow to you and abandon their deeply held beliefs. Are you saying you demand they not shut down?
I'm not demanding anything....if they do or don't want to shut down is their choice, not mine. And not discriminating is not called "kowtowing"......it' s called decency.

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Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#7 Tuesday Nov 20
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Your harassment forced them to either abandon their beliefs or shut down. Don't be trying to take the high road.
I haven't harassed anybody, Frankie. But your comment come as no surprise. Bigots like you like to put people they don't like in a one size fits all category....if one gay person files a discrimination lawsuit, then ALL gays have filed a discrimination lawsuit. If gay couples ask to be treated like everyone else, you define it as "harassment."

Do these hypocrite "Christian" business owners ask heterosexual couples, "have you committed adultery, stolen, or lied.?" We can pretty much guess the answer because the only "sin" these hypocrites are concerned about is "gay sin." Using the bible to justify homophobia is disgusting.

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“10 kinds: get binary or don't”

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#8 Tuesday Nov 20
Good riddance!

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James

New Haven, WV

#10 Wednesday Nov 21
Where was that outrage when a Muslim bakery didn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake?

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Wondering

Revere, MA

#12 Wednesday Nov 21
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't harassed anybody, Frankie. But your comment come as no surprise. Bigots like you like to put people they don't like in a one size fits all category....if one gay person files a discrimination lawsuit, then ALL gays have filed a discrimination lawsuit. If gay couples ask to be treated like everyone else, you define it as "harassment."

Do these hypocrite "Christian" business owners ask heterosexual couples, "have you committed adultery, stolen, or lied.?" We can pretty much guess the answer because the only "sin" these hypocrites are concerned about is "gay sin." Using the bible to justify homophobia is disgusting.
Why are you so crazy? There are magazines devoted to gay weddings, gay magazines. They don't feature traditional weddings. Equality would mean that they would be shut down as well.

http://www.newnownext.com/gay-wedding-magazin...

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“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#14 Wednesday Nov 21
Some old drunk needs to tone down the emotional outbursts and stop with the dopey rhetoric. Talk about a drama queen. I'm sure the publishers would refund the remaining issues of the wedding magazine subscription you seem so upset about not receiving if you would send them a quick request. Glad I could help! Stick with American publications and keep America raking!!
Fundie Sniffling

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Wednesday Nov 21
“no longer economically viable”

The marketplace hates them and their xstain hypocrisy. That is not the "loss of religious freedom" they claim. It is free markets at work.

If the couple received threats of physical violence then the authorities can easily track down where those threats came from, even if they were mailed in by snail mail. I think they lie or exaggerate, the way fake victim purveyors of bigotry usually do, but the police there should be able to prove me wrong.

BTW, when did they make a verbal, xstain stink about not running photos of couples who have sex before or outside of marriage? At no time, that's when.

“10 kinds: get binary or don't”

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#17 Wednesday Nov 21
James wrote:
Where was that outrage when a Muslim bakery didn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake?
The "waddaboutthemuslims? " whine.
So amusing.:)

“10 kinds: get binary or don't”

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#18 Wednesday Nov 21
NE Jade wrote:
Some old drunk needs to tone down the emotional outbursts and stop with the dopey rhetoric. Talk about a drama queen. I'm sure the publishers would refund the remaining issues of the wedding magazine subscription you seem so upset about not receiving if you would send them a quick request. Glad I could help! Stick with American publications and keep America raking!!
And Rizzo gets so worked up when he sees your name.
What did you say to trigger him?

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Watch for Finger

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#20 Wednesday Nov 21
How about an all expense paid gay wedding trip to Saudi Arabia ?
Sounds exotic and nice !

Just follow this link to sign up: www.middleeastgayweddings

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PayupSucka

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#25 Thursday Nov 22
Why a bigot for uphold Christian values? Why a bigot for doing the social and moral norm? Why a bigot because someone doesn’t want to conform to something they strongly disagree with?

We all shouldn’t have to pay for some people who want to be different. If your gay that ok just don’t force anyone to believe your ways are a norm.

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PayupSucka

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#26 Thursday Nov 22
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. Christians might turn down a LGBTQ cake request, Muslims might stone LGBTQ to death. So who do they hate most? Christians.

No LGBTQ here has ever answered that question.
It’s easier and has already worked in Europe. Gays in Muslim countries don’t last long.

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Palin s Turkey Thresher

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#27 Thursday Nov 22
PayupSucka wrote:
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Why a bigot for uphold Christian values?
Did the talibangelical, hypocrites ever speak up equally about not wishing to run photos of couples who might be living in "sin"?

No, they didn't. It is simple, homophobic bigotry, not anything to do with any consistent approach to christianist values.

BTW, dissembling bigot, lots of other people, Christian and non Christian, have religious objections to fundie xstains. May those other religious persons deny fundie xstains equal service simply on the basis of religious beliefs?

You'd never allow your stupid justification for bigotry to be utilized against fundie xstains. Never. Trash.

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Palin s Turkey Thresher

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Thursday Nov 22
PayupSucka wrote:
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It’s easier and has already worked in Europe. Gays in Muslim countries don’t last long.
But you like homophobia. It makes no sense that you'd be invoking Saudi, etc., bigotry while yourself spewing bigotry.

The rest of us don't measure civil rights by the standards of theocracies, whatever the "religious" underpinning of those theocracies in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Utah, the Vice President's office, and so on.

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Palin s Turkey Thresher

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#30 Thursday Nov 22
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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You are the biggest bigot around.
I never said that either Christians (or heterosexuals) may not teach, marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary discrimination.

Homophobes are sick bigots is all.

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Palin s Turkey Thresher

Philadelphia, PA

#32 Thursday Nov 22
Talibangelicals have said that lgbt persons may not teach, marry, adopt, have sex in private, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary discrimination.

Homophobes are sick bigots is all.

I just wish they'd worry about "sinners," if that's what they want to do, rather than just obsess on one category of "sinners," lgbt people. The stupid bigots.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#33 Thursday Nov 22
The two are not exclusive--the KKK upholds christian values--just ask them.

Everyone is different; sexual orientation is just one way we differ. And unlike religion, orientation isn't a choice.
PayupSucka wrote:
Why a bigot for uphold Christian values? Why a bigot for doing the social and moral norm? Why a bigot because someone doesn’t want to conform to something they strongly disagree with?

We all shouldn’t have to pay for some people who want to be different. If your gay that ok just don’t force anyone to believe your ways are a norm.

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Soon its Mueller Time

Stockton, CA

#35 Thursday Nov 22
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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So you'd be fine with them hating you as long as they hated someone else too.

This is why I often say you are stupid Philly.
Well old friend just wanted to say happy thanksgiving ! And to also give my condolences that you've contracted the dreaded trumptarded Rectal Cranial Inversion disease ! Hopefully they find a cure some day and you'll be able to pull it out, but I highly doubt it ! Please try to stay away from negative comments as that's the true reason so many of your posts disappear,just follow TOPIX T.O.S and you'll be just fine and to also try to be on topic once in a great while please, Good luck buddy !

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