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People act like this is somethiong new. Sure it's becoming more common, but it's not new. Both Fable and Fable II allowed same-sex marriage ages ago. (Great games too, btw) (Apr 13, 2012 | post #2)
Terribly glad I decided not to go downtown that night! That just as well could have been me. And here, I thought Santa Barbara was better than this. (Jan 6, 2012 | post #7)
If folks like you are "The Righteous Ones", call me THRILLED not to join the ranks. (Dec 2, 2011 | post #13)
True, but no one is trying to take away christians' rights. They are guilty of most of the tings they accuse us of, yet their rights are protected while ours are being attacked or downright taken away on a regular basis. (Nov 18, 2011 | post #19)
Ys they do. However, it is the hypocricy that is the issue. Just like the article says, many religious folks will claim that “I’m okay with homosexuals as long as they don’t flaunt it in front of our faces.” Or, how many times do they accuse us of "indoctrinati ng the youth"? Well, those are things that they do proudly, but somehow it is okay for them but not us? See what I mean? When do the hardcore christians start to follow their own rhetoric? (Nov 18, 2011 | post #7)
First amendment rights are a tricky thing when it comes to a classroom. Like I mentioned earlier, we do not really know what this boy actually said. We do not know if he expounded on the "homosexualit y is wrong" comment. The opoint is, if a comment, even if it is within standard "first amendment rights" territory, is deemed by the teacher to be a disruption to the classroom or the academic discussion at hand, then it is subject to disciplinary action. Without knowing the actual truth of the situation, and perhaps we never will, it is difficult to determine if the teacher's action was an overreaction or if it was justified. (Sep 23, 2011 | post #10)
Santorum tries to tout this whole "there is no place for sex in the military" thing. They still just don't get it. It's not about sex. It's about sexuality, which is more tied to identity than the actual act. Straight soldiers were always allowed to talk openly about their wives or girlfriends at home. We couldn't. It's that kind of openness that we want. The freedom for a soldier to keep a picture of his boyfriend in his helmet for luck without worrying about getting kicked out. It's about integrity. Isn't that supposed to be a big thing in the military? Yes, these GOP folks aught to be ashamed of themselves. This video is going to start some waves, and the GOP & Santorum's chronies are not going to like them. (Sep 23, 2011 | post #5)
From what I have read elsewhere, this boy's outburst was totally out of context of what was being discussed in class. They were talking about history, certain translations as they pertained to religious texts, and so forth. They were not actually discussing homosexuality. One boy asked what a certain translation was for homosexuality. Whether that kid was gay or just immature, we do not klnow. Anyhoo... This is the point where, with no real discussion of homosexuality, this Dakota kid suddenly declares, "I'm a Christian, and I think homosexuality is wrong." He may have said more, but that is all that is being told to reporters. He wants to play the victim here, but he had no reason for his outburst. It was an inappropriate in-class outburst, and the teacher was right for doing something. Because we do not know what really was said, it is difficult to tell if the suspension was an overreaction or not. Either way, Christians think that they can, without warrant or reason, declare to us that we are wrong any time they want with absolutely no consequences. Well, little Dakota should learn that there is a time and a place for everything. Your "rights" end at the tip of your nose. When your very beliefs are inflamitory and discriminatory, you do not have a right to simply throw them in everyone's faces. It's insulting and unnecessary. Just claiming, "well, I'm a Christian. It's just what I believe." does not make it okay. I'm an agnostic, and I believe all Christians are liars. Can I get away with saying that just anywhere to whomever I like? Hell no, I can't. The Christians in this country are too damned entitled. We are trying to remedy that. (Sep 23, 2011 | post #5)
You hve a point, but there is a difference between teasing and hurtful harrassment. I'm not saying that King was right in his behavior. But to use his behavior to justify what the other boy did to him is way wrong. (Aug 5, 2011 | post #18)
This is dumb. Try putting things in perspective. If a boy was showing unwanted interest and attention to a girl, teasing her and "taunting " her and she shot him in the head, would people be blaming the boy? Hell no! They would blame the girl who pulled the f-ing trigger. That is exactly what should be done here. They are kids. Kids tease eachother. Kids have not yet learned all appropriate boundries. That is just part of being a kid. Kids do NOT normally shoot eachother in the head. That is grossly ABnormal and should be treated as such. This really isn't a "gay issue" this is simply a case of one young boy shooting another young boy. End of story. (Aug 5, 2011 | post #9)
That was pretty damn funny. I do love more clever and humorous protesting. (Jul 22, 2011 | post #3)
More family values? "At age 10 he was told by his mom that he didn't deserve to live anymore, after she caught him experimenting with a boy the same age." Yet we are supposedly the ones doing harm to children? This is just repulsive, tragic, and all too f-ing common. (Jun 10, 2011 | post #10)
They could have been. They kicked him out Sophmore year. That's about 15 or 16 for most kids. Go family values, right? (Jun 10, 2011 | post #9)
When I read this, I thought of my stepsister's 5 yo daughter. She makes quite a "normal" boy. Her parents, for conservative Mormons, have been great. They made her a deal. She can dress how she likes and behave how she likes as long as she doesn't tell peole that she is a boy any longer. I'm sure the time will come when she is older that they will all have to have that "I'm transgendered " discussion. And I am pretty convinced that my stepsister will react with compassion, understanding, and support. Sometimes we get so wound up by those that would mistreat us, we forget to recognize those that are standing next to us in the fight. For all the parents who are properly supporting your kids with true love and compassion, keep at it. It means the world to them. (Jan 4, 2011 | post #5)
YAY, JIMMY! This is coming from a conservative blog, but the vid is nice. This is popping up on a few other blogs as well. (Dec 15, 2010 | post #1)
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