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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:49 PM

Ten things I wish the church knew about homosexuality

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Reply Ten things I wish the church knew about homosexuality (Original post)
WillParkinson Nov 2012 OP
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #1
bunnies Nov 2012 #5
beyurslf Nov 2012 #6
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
intheflow Nov 2012 #3
closeupready Nov 2012 #4
Plantaganet Dec 2012 #8
intheflow Dec 2012 #9
Plantaganet Dec 2012 #10
intheflow Dec 2012 #11
Plantaganet Dec 2012 #12
intheflow Dec 2012 #13
Plantaganet Dec 2012 #14
intheflow Dec 2012 #15
Plantaganet Dec 2012 #16
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #7

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:53 PM

1. K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:01 PM

5. Im stealing this.

Its perfect!

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. shamelessly stolen for my fb page.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. Du rec. Nt

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:42 AM

3. Saying "the church" is a broad-brush generalization, and disingenuous.

Not all churches are Christian, nor are all Christians homophobic (or all homophobes Christian). Some churches perform gay marriages in states where it's legal, and gay commitment ceremonies in states where it is not recognized. This kind of lumping together of all Christians into one intolerant lump is ignorant, as ignorant as lumping all of any kind of people (black, Muslim, Jew, Latino, Asian) together. Rigby could have said the same thing by saying "some Christians" instead of "the church." There is no one church.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:59 AM

4. As a child, that always confused me - 'WHAT church?'

There are lots of churches. I distrust commentary that presumes readers/viewers will just sort of 'get it'. If you mean the Vatican, say so. If you mean Mormons, say so.

But I disgress.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:29 AM

8. All Christians follow the same Bible...

...and the Bible is irredeemably homophobic. Nothing changes that.

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Response to Plantaganet (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:06 AM

9. Jesus never said doodley-squat about homosexuality.

That was all Paul in the New Testament. One guy. And just as most Christians don't follow every law and letter laid down in the bible regarding shell fish, tattoos, and rape, I would guess most Christians don't buy Paul's homophobic rants. The bible was never meant to be a weapon, but even the most benign items can hurt people. You'll be wanting to ban toys and cars next.


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Response to intheflow (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:24 AM

10. Nobody said anything about banning.

And toys? Come on. Everyone loves toys. No need to bring them into this.

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Response to Plantaganet (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. But toys can hurt children!!

See the link I provided!

All I'm saying is that broad-brushed generalizations are just that: broad-brushed. The world is not black and white, and there are Christians of all stripes out there. Just because some choose to use the bible as a weapon doesn't mean every Christian does, and they shouldn't be all lumped together.

But feel free to continue your stereotyping. You're not alone. You're just stereotyping for the other side.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:44 PM

12. Will do.

And feel free to continue your support of an organization that despises you. You've found a way to identify with your oppressors, so kudos on that. Please understand, though, if most of us don't share your gift of cognitive dissonance.

Have a blessed day!

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Response to Plantaganet (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:15 PM

13. Your assumption that I am a Christian is quaint.

And completely stereotypical.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

14. If the shoe fits...

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Response to Plantaganet (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

15. The shoe doesn't fit me.

But just because I abhor wearing high heels (for instance), that doesn't mean I can't appreciate an updated classic style.


And just in case you think I'm just talking out of my arse, pretending to be something I'm not, here is a DU post from 2007 where I self-identify as pagan and reject Jesus' divinity. But do feel free to continue making sweeping assumptions about people you don't know. I'm sure it's more comfortable than acknowledging you might be blinded by your own prejudices.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:14 PM

16. I don't think you're pretending to be something you're not.

I do think you're talking out of your arse.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:08 PM

7. K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!! K&R !!!

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