Oak Ridge boy, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, realizing he's gay

There are 20 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jun 11, 2013, titled Oak Ridge boy, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, realizing he's gay. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Marcel Neergaard sits in the living room of his Oak Ridge home with a pre-algebra textbook.

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yogi

Rutledge, TN

#5 Jun 11, 2013
ONly in Oak Ridge could parents think that it's cool that their 11-year-old is gay and he bases his entire identity around his sexual orientation. Sick
ignorance

Knoxville, TN

#7 Jun 11, 2013
Rueben, Yogi, and Tiger Paw--this young boy does not deserve to be cyber bullied by the ignorance of those that have different opinions, faith, religion, or values. He has experienced hate and bullying from his school and DOES NOT NEED NOR DESERVE to be be cyber bullied. All of you should be ashamed and mind your own business.
yogi

Rutledge, TN

#8 Jun 11, 2013
His family should have said no to this story. Just makes it worse for the child. You're a moron.
yogi

Rutledge, TN

#9 Jun 11, 2013
and by the way, what exactly am I "ignorant" about? Another standard term thrown out by people of your kind to try and make others seem intolerant. Pure BS
ignorance

Knoxville, TN

#10 Jun 11, 2013
Ignorance is defined as a state of being uninformed, which you obviously qualify for due to two reasons. 1) your lack of knowledge regarding this young child and HIS beliefs and 2) for saying "your kind"...WTH does that even mean "your kind"????
brandi

Rutledge, TN

#11 Jun 11, 2013
"This young child and his beliefs"....just think about that statement, Einstein
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Jun 11, 2013
yogi wrote:
and by the way, what exactly am I "ignorant" about? Another standard term thrown out by people of your kind to try and make others seem intolerant. Pure BS
Oh really!
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Does 'your kind' still wear uniforms?
http://m0.i.pbase.com/o6/04/318004/1/73285000...
brandi

Rutledge, TN

#13 Jun 11, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Oh really!
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Does 'your kind' still wear uniforms?
http://m0.i.pbase.com/o6/04/318004/1/73285000...
you just proved his point, idiot
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#14 Jun 11, 2013
Tiger Paw wrote:
Another little boy has lost his way. Very sad.
He knows more about it than you do; sugar
allie

Rutledge, TN

#15 Jun 11, 2013
you people act like an 11-year-old boy is a man of the world. Even worse, you think he knows about sexuality. How sad and sick.
next step

Knoxville, TN

#17 Jun 11, 2013
yogi wrote:
ONly in Oak Ridge could parents think that it's cool that their 11-year-old is gay and he bases his entire identity around his sexual orientation. Sick
The next step in the homosexual agenda will be to abolish age of consent laws.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#22 Jun 12, 2013
allie wrote:
you people act like an 11-year-old boy is a man of the world. Even worse, you think he knows about sexuality. How sad and sick.
We knew about it when we were still wearing diapers
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Either you suffered arrested development.....
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.....or your're just making things up to get sympathy
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po'thang
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#23 Jun 12, 2013
Tiger Paw wrote:
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He knows more about what than I do? If you're referring about being a Fagg@t, I would sure hope so.
We have run enough knowledge past you that you should be an expert by now; sugar
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Do you have a learning disability?
allie

Rutledge, TN

#25 Jun 12, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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We knew about it when we were still wearing diapers
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Either you suffered arrested development.....
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.....or your're just making things up to get sympathy
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po'thang
I'm sure you're speaking for all gays, that you "knew about it" when you were wearing diapers. Sorry chief, don't believe it.

Since: Mar 07

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#26 Jun 12, 2013
allie wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure you're speaking for all gays, that you "knew about it" when you were wearing diapers. Sorry chief, don't believe it.
We were gay then, yes. Just like you were straight from the start. But neither of us figured it out until later.

Often at puberty, sometimes obvious waaay before.

Since: Mar 07

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#27 Jun 12, 2013
Tiger Paw wrote:
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He knows more about what than I do? If you're referring about being a Fagg@t, I would sure hope so.
Simply changing your name doesn't change the irrational hatred and ignorance caused by your mental problems.

Why would you think that it would?

Same irrationality. Same obsessions. Same illness.

Since: Mar 07

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#28 Jun 12, 2013
Brave child. But I would not allow my children to become the focus of the media at that age. It's hard enough for a child to go through puberty without that, and adding bullying to the mix just makes it harder.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#29 Jun 12, 2013
allie wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure you're speaking for all gays, that you "knew about it" when you were wearing diapers. Sorry chief, don't believe it.
That's why you're at odds with us
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Your life experience doesn't match our life experience
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So we should explore the underlying reasons you are bothered by gay people
Farber

Dallas, TX

#33 Jun 12, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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That's why you're at odds with us
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Your life experience doesn't match our life experience
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So we should explore the underlying reasons you are bothered by gay people
We're bothered by filthy queer perverts like you flaunting your deviant lifestyle in our faces 24/7!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#34 Jun 12, 2013
Farber wrote:
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We're bothered by filthy queer perverts like you flaunting your deviant lifestyle in our faces 24/7!
Are you looking to marry a gay person?

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