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Originally posted by Darth_Prime
reply to post by neo96
i wasn't talking about the rights we 'have' or don't have, when people say 'Stop throwing it in my face' i'm saying we are afforded the same rights of expression and speech as you,
Neo, I understand where you're coming from. However, what's the big deal about allowing marriage benefits to homosexuals?
Originally posted by LightOrange
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by neformore
Wouldn't it be nice if the ex military man turned his attention to the homeless and the starving and helped them out instead of obsessing on a brightly coloured flag?
So you suggest those who have sacrificed should keep their opinion to themselves and keep on sacrificing for others while those who haven’t can continue to abuse the freedoms they did nothing to earn? Got it!
He fought in the Korean war.
That is not a sacrifice for America... Except that WE had to sacrifice tax dollars to pay him.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by LightOrange
I like how you quoted my post that refuted your silly partisan stereotype and you went off in a whole other direction with another silly partisan stereotype.
You’re criticizing a citizen for petitioning his councilman. It’s none of your business! You disagree with him and you’re butt hurt, obviously, or you wouldn’t be on here ranting.
He can try to pass the law. I'm not butt hurt about it (it takes a lot to hurt this butt).
He is within his rights to try and pass his silly potential law, and I am within my rights to criticize his silly potential law and scrutinize it.
Absolutely…but call it a rant.
I highly doubt the law will pass, not only because I think the control over which flag is flown where and all that tripe s just nonsense, but also because the manner in which he is approaching it comes of incredibly anti-homosexual and he isn't really making a strong case for why it should be passed. He's just saying "it's offensive" and then quickly hiding being "DAMMIT I'M A WAR VETERAN". The guy sounds like a moronic bigot, and he's probably not going to be received well.
You are confused. You’re mixing up Mr Green and the councilman. Mr Green is the veteran and he drafted no law.
edit on 8-7-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
Maybe I need a vacation. This thread has my head spinning.
It seems that the people supporting flying the flag in a public park are saying it's free expression and should be allowed.
But surely they can't mean that. That allows burning crosses by the Klan, showing the Christmas Mass from the Vatican, playing copies of Hitler's speeches while marching up and down under a NAZI banner, covering the park with photos of pieces of babies during Roe v. Wade protests, displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, beheading victims, and having pork eating contests, and so many more.
And if it's a public park, or other venue, can any group claim it in it's entirety, including the surrounding sidewalks? People were arrested in Dearborn for counter-protesting a Muslim event, at which they were the ones hit by thrown objects.
Isn't it simpler to make "public (government controlled) venues" as neutral as can be? Or is it so necessary to fly gay flags that all the rest is acceptable as well?
that is your belief fine, but we are protected under the constitution "All men created equal"
this argument of 'Stop throwing it in my face' is all i hear on these forums, that again falls under freedom of expression, it's hypocritical to pick and select who gets freedoms and who doesn't, i will defend your freedom of thought,belief, speech, and expression, but i am afforded the same
we pay the same taxes as you
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by luciddream
And you wonder why people so open about their support to LGBT?
This is just stupid. Leave it alone, and it won't bother you!
So we're uptight about erecting a Christian or atheist monument, but a LGBT flag is perfectly acceptable? It's the double standard that irritates me.
I agree with is ridiculous as in people being so self absorbed with their sexuality they just love to make it other peoples business.
Who bloody cares?
Does the rainbow flag need to fly at public buildings?
Why should there one be is their a ' I'm Straight and I proud flag currently flying'.
Originally posted by redoubt
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Notice how its always the baby boomers who are at the forefront of anti-gay stories?
Just a few more years folks. Just a few more years.
Just a note to thank you for stereotyping millions and millions of Americans whom you will never know.
Baby boomers... because you were born between certain years, you are ee-ville.
Way to go. Our future is in good hands.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by AllInMyHead
Sorry never been one to care what others have ever thought of me, never been one to put others opinions above my own.
That will be the day.