Originally posted by SonicInfinity
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
So then, where is the line drawn? If a guy gets naked on the bus and starts pumping his you-know-what into her you-know-what while making loud noises,
I should just shut my eyes, cover my ears, and leave the bus?
No. Public nudity is against the law and is applied EQUALLY to straight and gay people. No problems. But gay people should be permitted to hold hands,
kiss and even make out in public, just like straight people do.
What about parents who do not want their little kids to see such acts of indecency?
What acts of indecency? Kissing? If you see something LEGAL that you don't want your child to see, it's your responsibility to shield him from it.
It's not the responsibility of other people to behave in a manner that you're comfortable with. As long as what they're doing is legal, then
parents need to parent their children. (You may want to consider letting your kids see the truth and if they have any questions, you could answer
them. They're going to find out about it sometime in their life.)
If you see something ILLEGAL, report it to the police.
... like many other people in this thread (including an admin and a moderator), you have misunderstood my perspective and premise in this
If several of us are misunderstanding it, perhaps you should restate it.
I thought I understood it. I could be wrong.
...and very few people have answered the original question...
The only question I see is "Anybody feel the same way?". My answer is no. I do not feel the same way.
1. Public shows of affection don't bother me in the least. If people get what I consider "too hot and heavy", I look away, walk away, tell them to
get a room (jokingly), watch and enjoy it or simply ignore them. It's really none of my business. If I had a child and didn't want them to see it, I
would change seats, get off the bus or engage my child in something more interesting. That's MY responsibility as a parent.
2. I see and hear PLENTY of things that I'd rather not see and hear. But I understand that I live on this earth with billions of other people and
there's nothing special about me that makes my views and opinions any more "right" than anyone else's. But most importantly, I believe in freedom.
Freedom of association and expression. So, if two or more consenting adults wish to associate and express themselves, as long as what they're doing
is legal, it's NUNYA. (Nunya business)
3. I think the reason gay people get more crap about public affection is that we're USED to seeing a man and a woman kiss, hold hands, form families,
but we don't see a lot of gay people doing this, as they've been persecuted, mocked and killed for doing so. But when we do see gay PDAs, it's a
bit of a shock to some. That's how it is with things we're not used to. The first time my nephew saw a black man, he cried. Not because there was
anything wrong with being black, but because he wasn't used to it. It was unfamiliar. Fortunately, more and more gay people are getting braver and
deciding to be themselves in public instead of hiding, so this is a self-correcting problem. People will get used to it or else... not.
I hope that is a more complete answer.