Originally posted by ollncasino
The irony of a gay bar banning straight people from kissing appears to have gone over the bar owners head.
Actually, I don't believe it has. Just look at the statements he made and you can clearly see he addresses many of the typical transparent arguments
that some Christians and other religious people make to defend marriage segregation. You could also say it's the Christian/religious rationalizations
of bigotry and segregation all fueled by not only fear, but by conformity, ignorance, and tradition. (Yea, I call it like I see it, modern day
A gay bar in Denmark has caused an uproar by banning heterosexual couples from kissing while visiting the premises... The owner of the bar, Christian
Carlsen, said the ruling was not aimed at discriminating against straight people - but protecting the gay clients.
Here he clearly addresses the flimsy argument of "protecting traditional marriage." (From evil gays. lol) How often do you hear the words "sanctity
Brilliant, this shows people, who hate gays and think they are different, that treating gay people any differently than straights is prejudice and
bigoted. Christians should recognize the Golden Rule in this situation. Kind of a, "How would you like it?"
Mr Carlsen stood by his policy, saying Copenhagen was rich with heterosexual bars for straight people to frequent, while the city's homosexuals had a
more restricted choice.
This is similar to when people rationalize the discrimination of gays and say that gay people can still get civil unions, or whatever that is called.
They say they can get all the benefits of being married, but they can't actually get married. Kinda like saying, blacks can go to black colleges and
get a good education, but they can't go to white's colleges. Still getting an education, right?
Mr Carlsen wrote: 'It is important to the gay community that Never Mind is kept as a gay place. So it is therefore not allowed for heterosexuals to
kiss and so on.'
This is aimed at the sanctity of marriage once again. Some Christians and other religious members, all protest that marriage must be kept for
straights only. If gay people were allowed to be married, it would destroy the very foundation of the contract; Similar to straights ruining this
gay bar. It would no longer be marriage and so gays must not be allowed to marry and the argument is analogous to this man preventing straights from
showing public affection in order to keep this bar gay.
Wrap-up: I seriously believe he did this on purpose. They way he worded what he said, like "protecting gay clients," is clearly aimed at the
ludicrous arguments of those who wish to discriminate and segregate against gays in our society. I find it reprehensible that a country so marred by
slavery and racial discrimination, that certain groups, cough religious cough, would be allowed to segregate and discriminate against another group of
people. I'm not saying atheists can't be against gay marriage either, but it is a rarity compared to those who are religious. The ones leading the
hateful campaign are religious institutions, also. This article brilliantly illustrates the outlandish arguments posed by the bigots. This is
America and perhaps we can learn something from the intelligent Dane. Now, I could be wrong about his motivations, but the way he worded his
responses, to me, clearly show a concerted effort to show those against gay marriage how sickening their quest is to deprive two loving people of a
cultural status because they aren't attracted to the "proper" sex.
I mean, who would want anything in common with the West Borough Baptist Church? I thought this was America, where propaganda, of how free we are, is
supposed to mean something! lol
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