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Originally posted by Brigidshine
reply to post by grayghost
You have every right to be what you want.
I have every right to not buy into the gay community behavior.
I have said it once and i will say it again,The one and only place we see
homosexuality carried out openly is in the animal kingdom.
God made Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve.When two men engage in sex it is an abomination
First inherent flaw in your statement: gays do not "want" to be gay. They ARE gay, just like you are, I presume, straight. And so you are asserting a belief, not a fact. Please get that straight.
Whether the majority of Americans choose to believe that science is wrong and the Bible knows best is irrelevant. My ultimate point -- you have NO right to push your BELIEF onto anybody else as to what a gay person is or is not. You wanting to close down their right to celebration and expression is equal to me wanting to shut your mouth on message boards about this "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" malarkey. (For the record, when are we going to retire that old and played out saying? Find something new.)
Having said that, I assume you include humans in the animal kingdom? As any good science-interested person would. Because, uh, guess what? We are. And you're absolutely right --- there ARE other animals that are homosexual, only steeling the scientific data already present indicating homosexual genetics. Begs a question, doesn't it? If homosexuality is among us and other animals -- probably means it's normal within genetics, don't you think? And normative, period.
So look --- no one is pushing any belief on you. Believe me, most gay people probably wouldn't want to be in the same room with a person who thinks along the same lines that you do, much less push their agenda on you. They simply want to exist OUT LOUD just as we all do, as moms, hunters, Democrats, joggers, gardeners, bachelors...you name it. Gay Pride Day is no different than St. Patrick's Day where you find tons of Irish and non-Irish out in the streets getting drunk and puking in the rivers, quite grotesquely. I don't necessarily want to see that either, but hey, it's within their rights, no? And I can just stay home and do my own thing. News flash: so can you. Likewise, being gay and enjoying self expression is wholly within a human being's rights (pursuit of happiness, anyone?), whether they strike against your sensibilities or not.edit on 9-7-2013 by Brigidshine because: (no reason given)
If a cross (religious) is on display in front of an atheist or his/her children, what damage is done? What is the crime?
Originally posted by Cuervo
Rainbow or any non-governmental flag. This isn't discriminatory if that's really the case.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Glass
I wonder how you would feel if our situations were reversed.
All of this posturing is exactly what gets people riled up. I'm not passing judgement on gays. I could care less what you or anybody else does in your bedroom. I don't even care about a gay couple holding hands down the street or having a date at a restaurant. Whatever! But when you have obnoxious parades and flags flying in my face its over the top. Nobody rubs their heterosexuality in your face!!! Don't you get it?? You're not trying to be part of society at that point; that's being "in your face" and intentionally provocative.
Originally posted by WilliamOckham
I'm perfectly okay with banning anything gay. Serious, too. It makes communities look soft, weak and effeminate. Behind closed doors I'm all for people living out their fetishes but, I don't want my country represented in any way by the gays. To me, they're an embarrassment. And yes, I served my country as well.
Europe has always been on the fruity side so, I don't expect them to understand but, here in the USA, we look down on men who do not act like men.edit on 9-7-2013 by WilliamOckham because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by KingIcarus
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Why does it matter if a minority group decides to fly a flag for their 'cause'?
Surely as long as every group (within legality, of course) are free to fly their own flag too if they wish, it doesn't matter a jot.
It is only a flag, at the end of the day.
By the way, heterosexuality is being shoved in everyone's face. Its in 99% of the culture. We are mostly numb to it. The point of gay pride is not to be "obnoxious" and "in your face", though it seems to turn out that way...