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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

A bit rambling but I'll try to reply: I never said Snowden was a gay rights icon. I favor guns for hunting and sport not for shooting innocent people. Notice how none of the mass shootings were done by people with criminal records? Until the moment they committed their crime we would have considered them "good people with guns". So don't give me that "only criminals will have guns" bull crap. 20 children died in Newtown and still we refuse to do anything about the proliferation of guns in this country. 20 CHILDREN! When guns are more important than innocent people something is terribly, terribly wrong. You can be against handguns and support the police too you know. No LAW was made about the Boy Scouts. There was a law recently about same sex marriage but that has ZERO effect on straight people. I understand they want to claim that law is going to affect them somehow but it doesn't. As for forced choices, nobody seemed to mind when the country FORCED LGBT citizens to live without rights. Ah. but them me guess, THAT'S (somehow) a different story. Bull! And Conservatives, on the whole, are seen as pro-corporation and anti-people. Why would that be I wonder? I guarantee that if we proposed a law saying U.S. Corporations were REQUIRED to manufacture here in the U.S. the Conservative GOP would be screaming their heads off that we can't let that become law because it would hurt the economy. The jobs have gone overseas since NAFTA was signed...yet no conservative has suggested repealing NAFTA. So I see most of your post as unsupported talking points fed to you by some political double talker.  (Aug 10, 2015 | post #192)

Gay/Lesbian

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

The "Good old days" weren't so good for a LOT of people. Retrogression is a term used in biology - it's use here is improper. Progress, by definition, cannot be regressive.  (Aug 10, 2015 | post #191)

Gay/Lesbian

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Yes because being "progressive " is such a bad thing. Progress must be terrible in your book. Progress, moving forward, change, all these things are anathema to the people who think American today should be America of the 1950's or better yet, the 1850's. I'm progressive and I don't claim to speak for all progressives but i'd bet I speak for some. So let me give you a peek into my world. I'm in favor of free speech. To me Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsburg and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are heroes. They, unlike our government and politicians, told us the real truth. I'm in favor of guns, just not handguns because I believe, on the whole, they do more harm than good. I'm NOT in favor of people, including the police, using guns to mow down innocent adults and kids. I wish the conservative side cared as much about people as it appears to care about guns, there needs to be a balance. As a progressive, when I stick guns on one side of the scale and people on the other, people should win. On a simple scale, the left cares about people and the right cares about businesses, but not so much that it wants to do something about them moving jobs overseas. There have always been gay scouts and gay scout leaders. Unless the scouts are better than the Catholic Church at covering up their abusive scout leaders, the incidence of abuse in the scouts has been very low. So, what kind of parents will send their kids to scouts? Parents who ask questions and are involved in their kid's lives and parents who understand that we're all different and we need to find a way to work together...even, sometimes, with people who have differing views on topics dear to our heart. Progress is not a bad word - nor is it a bad idea.  (Aug 6, 2015 | post #169)

Gay/Lesbian

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

The prisons are filled with 2 million people and many are there because of nonsense mandatory minimum laws put in place but Reagan and Bush the Elder. And I dare say while many men in prison engage in homosexual activities, they do not identify as gay and would probably beat you senseless you if you suggested to them they were. The Catholic Church wouldn't have ANY pedophiles if they stopped hiding them and shuffling them around so they could continue abusing and instead turned them over to authorities. It's amazing how you dimwits constantly ignore the number of straight men and women who abuse children but you're all up in arms about gay people who abuse.  (Jul 29, 2015 | post #57)

Gay/Lesbian

Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay leaders

You're right. Putting the religious exemption in place for BSA sponsors is, essentially, gutting the policy change. And it's for that reason that I continue to oppose the BSA. If the BSA wants to be a religious organization then it should change it's model and stop accepting public accommodation and public funds and free public buildings and BE a religious organization. If it doesn't then the exemption needs to be removed. Either be a religious organization or don't. Choose one. Stigmatizing and excluding just one specific group of people is anathema no matter how you dress it up. It's a loathsome policy for people and organization. Hate and discrimination is something of which one should be "proud". We know you and your ilk are fine with any and all discrimination toward LGBT people of any and all ages. Why you, Trail Life, the BSA or any religious organization purposely want to hurt people, especially kids, is beyond me but I get that y'all are comfortable in so doing. I think that speaks volumes about your character and that of those organizations and speaks to you true natures. Hint: It's not a good nature. We know that you, and especially Trail Life, like to spread these false accusations and insinuations that all gay people are paedophiles even though you know that's patently untrue. So - you lie and we accept that you like to spread lies to achieve your own goals. That particular lie, when championed by religious organizations or affiliated organizations like Trail Life, and most especially the Catholic Church (given their history), is odious. We also know that the, currently popular, "Religious Freedom" argument is sophistry. Nobody has taken away your freedom to worship or believe as you choose. Your ability to inflict those beliefs on others and use them as a shield for some rather unconscionable behaviour however, is being nullified, and quite rightfully so. So rail all you want against the changes. Life is change. Deal with it or don't.  (Jul 29, 2015 | post #47)

Gay/Lesbian

Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay leaders

Yes...Trail Life....the Religious Indoctrination program disguised as a BSA and GSA alternative.  (Jul 27, 2015 | post #15)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay marriage to bring tax windfall

It's kinda funny....other states are PAYING money because they fought SSM. They never thought about the tax benefit.  (Jul 27, 2015 | post #2)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

You just keep drinking the koolaid of ignorance sweetie.  (Jul 27, 2015 | post #61)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

Oh no honey....another half truth. Some men having sex with other men, like in prison, are straight.  (Jul 26, 2015 | post #58)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

Agreed, the HIV/AIDS rates in the gay male population are horrific and I can only blame ourselves for that. Now....what about all the other STD's that were on that list that you didn't mention? This is what I mean by half-facts. You cherry pick the worst STD rate (which is a true fact) and say "Gay Sex leads to Infections" and then ignore all the infections that straight sex creates. Half-facts & half-truths.  (Jul 26, 2015 | post #53)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

That's called Coprophagia and it's not a sex act. And NO, we don't.  (Jul 26, 2015 | post #52)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

Again, misleading half-facts  (Jul 24, 2015 | post #26)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Sex Leads To 'Infections, Incontinence,' Catholic Chu...

You forgot to add 2 important words - "per capita" - our population sample is much smaller that heterosexuals so it makes perfect sense that our per capita STD rates are higher. In terms of raw numbers though, the gay population can't hold a candle to the infections in the straight population simply because the straight population is so much larger. Both you and the RCC need to stop with the half-facts and misleading non-truths.  (Jul 24, 2015 | post #17)

Gay/Lesbian

Santa Cruz County man accused of lewd acts with minor boy...

Why was a 16 year old boy on Grindr???  (Jul 24, 2015 | post #12)

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