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Oceana, WV

Just watched oxyana, must read this!!!

Atheist queers are positive assets.  (Nov 12, 2015 | post #7)

Oceana, WV

Food and Drugs

This town needs a video game store that sells tickets to movies and concerts so all these nerds will be motivated to go somewhere, but spend money in our town.  (Nov 12, 2015 | post #4)

Oceana, WV

Just watched oxyana, must read this!!!

The most offensive thing about this movie was the way $50,000 of donations were collected to exploit our drug problem without any suggestion or effort towards solving the problem. It's like filming a person who is drowning, allowing that person to die for our amusement instead of setting the camera down and doing something to prevent such a tragedy. It cost $50,000 to make that movie. Can you imagine how that money could have been better spent?  (Nov 12, 2015 | post #5)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

Yes! Keep going! Lots of people feel the way you do. By discussing your ideas publicly, you help others manage their conflicting ideas about the Bible's message and their personal feelings towards the LGBT community. This is a conflict between your commitment to Christian teachings and your commitment towards being ethical and fair to everyone. Tell us how this conflict is a burden to you.  (Oct 16, 2015 | post #28)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

Hey now, marriage should be respected and those are examples of misguided, unprepared or disillusioned extremists as far as weird marriage resumes are concerned. I’ve been married for over 20 years. My marriage is precious to me and I intend to stick to it until one of us dies. It’s been happy and sad and most of all, a lot of work, but worth all the time and effort – my marriage is healthy and happy. It’s not dumb to imagine that marriage can be bliss. Ask anyone who has spent a lifetime committed to a person they were not allowed to marry. Those people have the happy marriages that legal documentation denied them. Why were they denied?? Hooray! Now they are allowed!! I can understand how the younger generations view marriage as a joke or a sham. It has been abused and manipulated and mocked and dragged through the mud – sincere marriage wouldn’t be treated that way. But 20 years after the fact, I do admit that signing a legal agreement that lasts FOREVER might have been an unwise contract. What other contract do folks promise anything forever until they are dead? No wonder the contract is so often broken – it’s an unreasonable request of anyone. In America, anyone who actually honors that agreement forever does it because they want to, not because they have to.  (Oct 16, 2015 | post #27)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

Why not call all marriages civil unions? Would the religious sanctity of the word marriage be preserved if the legal document that legitimizes any marriage was simply renamed civil union? Then any couple could have a civil union license but no one would have a marriage license. Fair?  (Oct 16, 2015 | post #23)

Beckley, WV

What is this world coming to?

Nice to meet you, ShadowKnight V. I've never met anyone on Topix who loved to hear himself talk more than me! You turned one post into 3. HaHa! I turned your 3 into 6 and now it's a different thread called Marriage Equality. Please visit. Turns out, I'm very passionate about supporting same sex marriage and I just get the biggest kick out of a decent civil conversation. So, bring it!  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #144)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

Right on! I’m curious and excited about what might happen next. Go GaysIn the example of marriage equality, gender discrimination was indeed abolished. Sure, there are other examples that still exist. That only means our work is not finished. What are some examples of how gender discrimination is being legalizedI dispute it. See, that wasn’t impossible. You have little faith to be a TheistI THOUGHT SO TOOYou need to cheer up, pal. There is no better time in History to be alive than right now! You’d better start enjoying it while you can. YOLO!! And leave those gays alone. They are not harming anyone.  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #6)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

What difference does it make what it is called? I have an idea…. Let’s call it marriage! What difference does it make??? Your happiness?? Why should gays care about your happiness while you obviously do not care about theirs? They want to call it marriage bc that’s what it is. You want it called something else because you want to separate yourself from the gays – you don’t want gays to marry, so you’re being super stingy with the English language, like the Bible invented it and you own it. Your sacred word has been legally redefined. Accept it. Let it go. No one was harmedHow can you support discrimination and later act appalled about it. Do you discriminate better than others? You’re a little more selective and classy when you discriminate? Gays deserve the same rights as heterosexuals. It’s all that simpleOf course, homosexual marriage existed just like this: two gay people marry each other with kisses and flowers but their union is unrecorded and not recognized or upheld by any institution or legality. They live together as spouses, but are not allowed the actual benefits that legally married people are allowed. Homosexual marriage was unfair and it was a damn shame that these folks weren’t allowed to be ACTUALLY married. No wonder they got so rowdy. What are the consequences you have suffered from the legalization of same sex marriage? Your feelings were hurt?  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #5)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

That, my friend, is a giant load of shit. Let me explain it to you so that you can get a better perspective… The only additional rights that have been issued are to those who thus far have been denied rights based upon their gender. Gays are not fighting for love, they already love each other. Gays want the same rights with their partner as heterosexual partners have. Being considered one’s RELATIVE instead of a nearby single person that seems somehow associated. Being considered one’s NEXT OF KIN. Receiving spousal benefits in the occurrence of divorce, you know, like married people get, not like long term roommates get. You claim they already had civil unions, but that’s not accurate – some states had unions, while others had marriage, while others denied it altogether. Perhaps a civil union could have satisfied the legal issues such as bereavement benefits and spousal benefits and they could have given it a long series of different names – but to what purpose? Only a minor change was necessary. Do not ask a person’s gender on a marriage certificate. Now, all the work is done. No need to create a whole new department for the civil unions or list extra boxes to be checked on forms so that we can keep the gays and the straights separated AND so we can figure out other people’s sexual orientation without having to ask too many questions and it will be easier to quickly judge the little fuckers! Civil unions were unnecessary and only an effort to appease prejudiced people. No, you guys don’t deserve to be appeased any longer. And so, a duel gendered or a same gendered marriage certificate should be identical – that would be super fair. That way, your prejudice is combated. Hurts, doesn’t itWhat is the definition of inequality? Forcing sex on your spouse? What? I don’t think you want to abolish same sex marriage. I think you want to bring back arranged marriages. That way, your daughter won’t breed with the riff raff. Dude, this is a horrible description of marriage. I hope you aren’t really married. If you have to force your spouse to love you, your marriage has gone bad. Get a divorce.  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #4)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

I didn’t get the graph, there was a graph? The one where you don’t want the gays eating up the heterosexual pies? What?? Freedom for everyone is the opposite of discrimination. You think that the freedom for everyone gives you the freedom to discriminate, taking away the freedom of others. How can you take away other’s freedoms with the liberty that your own freedom allowed you? You AssAnd all this time, you’ve had the liberty to be gay. Why haven’t you? Suppose you were the minority, like gays actually are. Suppose only same sex marriage was allowed. Would you just fake it and marry someone of the same gender to stay within the guidelines and limitations of same sex marriage? I feel sorry for the person you might marry out of obligation. This is what you are suggesting seems like to gay people. You have the right to pretend to be heterosexual. This is the attitude that gay right activists are trying to expose and redeem. How about: you have the right to be gay and to be treated fairly. Don’t trick heterosexual people into marrying gay peopleHow ridiculous to marry the person you love and/or are attracted to. Please, marry someone you hate. WTH?  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #3)

Beckley, WV

Marriage Equality

Have you considered that some adamant heterosexuals are working super hard to hide their homosexuality to avoid persecution? Perhaps later in life when they “became” gay, they actually finally accepted their homosexuality. Most adult American gay people followed this scenario and it sux and that is why they want things to change. They want to be allowed to exist without being persecuted. They shouldn’t be encouraged to pretend to be heterosexual, as you suggest by allowing gay people to marry a person other than the person they want to marry. Wrap your brain around this: Suppose it’s 20 years ago b4 gays had any rights. Suppose 1 man and 1 woman get legally married (just the way you like it). Suppose the man changes his gender. Are the two still married? Has the man violated the marriage agreement by changing his gender? Would the family still be able to carry group insurance? If they get a divorce, does the former man have to pay child support? How could a woman be a child’s father? If their marriage is voided, do they have to divide ownership of their things equally or would it be as if they were never married? Would the same person who married a woman later be able to marry a man? Are you cool with all this since you think a sex change operation is a more reasonable plan than just being gay? Like if a dude wants to marry a dude, he can just get an operation and then he can get really marriedNot enough gays getting hosed down by the police to make their struggles worthwhile? When did the black culture express disdain and resentment towards homosexuality? Was it when heterosexual blacks were beating the shit out of gay blacks? Assuredly, gays of all cultures are equally disdainedYour opinion is that it is not ok to discriminate against race, but it is ok to discriminate against gays, but those things are not similar. You say it is ok to discriminate against gays because they don’t have to be gay if they don’t want to. If they DO want to be gay, they deserve discrimination. Am I following you correctly?  (Oct 15, 2015 | post #2)

Beckley, WV

What is this world coming to?

Back to... why same-sex marriage is justified..... Businesses who are allowed to deny service to customers of their choice are allowed to deny service to customers based on the color of their skin. If your store sells wedding dresses, you must sell to black and white people, you must sell to gay and straight people. The customer's sexuality and race are of no concern to the business, the business must serve them equally. A "civil union" is an example of seperate but equal. Another example of separate but equal is school segregation - schools for blacks and schools for whites. You are saying there should be a marriage for straights and a separate but equal civil union for gays. Segregation does not support equal rights. Legal marriage agreements have only changed slightly. They used to be conditional upon gender and now gender is no longer considered. That is how gender discrimination has been abolished and equal rights have prevailed. We've made History!  (Oct 14, 2015 | post #134)

Oceana, WV

Is Playing Bingo a sin?

According to the Bible, gambling is sinful. Bingo = gambling. Therefore Bingo is sinful. Playing the lottery is gambling. Buying a "chance" to win something is gambling. Betting on anything is gambling. The Bible says.... gambling = sin = don't do it. Even the preacher says that you can go to Bingo games to hang out with the sinners, but if you play Bingo, you're sinning. What most of you have said is: Hey Bible! Banning Bingo is unreasonable. This harmless act of gambling SHOULDN'T be sinful, because gambling is only harmful when taken to an extreme. You are saying: Hey Bible, sins should be things that are harmful to people, not that non-negotiable list you wrote thousands of years ago. Hey Bible, gambling is not all bad, don't be a d*ck. The problem is that you're not supposed to talk like that to the Bible. If the Bible says it, there's no room for dicussion. Our circumstances don't matter to the Bible. Gambling is sinful, take it or leave it. Follow the Bible or don't.  (Oct 14, 2015 | post #56)