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Response to Reply #125
128. we're not asking you to be "attracted" to them...
we are just asking you to have compassion in your heart to help win equal rights for all, and make the world a bit more tolerant for your children. I assure you, there are gay people like you. There are straight people whom you abhor, I assume. There are gay people who are black white red vote Green, Dem, Repub. They live in the North, South, East and West. Tehy live 1,000 miles away from you and probably down the block. Some are open, some are still in the closet. You may like NASCAR, there are gays who like NASCAR. Football? Check. All I ask is not to boil a person down to the gender(s) of the people they choose to have sex with in the private of their own homes, and to realize that for every leather-wearing, YMCA-dancing "flamer" (and I love them too, because I celebrate diversity), there are at least 50 more getting up in the morning, putting on a suit and tie, making coffee and driving to the office.
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  -I feel kinda offended by the The Simpsons' "warning" Stop_the_War  Feb-20-05 07:05 PM   #0 
  - That was pretty fucking dumb, wasn't it?  Cooley Hurd   Feb-20-05 07:06 PM   #1 
  - tongue in cheek, i'm sure.... or was it from the network?  KaliTracy   Feb-20-05 07:07 PM   #2 
  - No, it came on as a network message...  Cooley Hurd   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   # 
     - Fox certainly doesn't want to alienate their base n/t  wtmusic   Feb-20-05 07:31 PM   #19 
  - "Warning, the following show has discussions of 'colored people'.....  matcom   Feb-20-05 07:08 PM   #3 
  - Not on the Simpsons they don't - lol /eom  ChairOne   Feb-20-05 07:33 PM   #20 
     - Carl Carlson  Siyahamba   Feb-20-05 10:53 PM   #126 
  - Are you sure the warning  globalvillage   Feb-20-05 07:08 PM   #4 
  - mine, too -- but I'm also not watching at them moment. n/t  KaliTracy   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   #6 
  - Dont you think the sad thing is....  HamiltonHabs32   Feb-21-05 02:39 AM   #161 
  - We do know, it wasn't sarcasm  Comicstripper   Feb-21-05 12:41 PM   #173 
  - Either way, it provokes a response.  renaissanceguy   Feb-21-05 12:57 PM   #177 
  - You SHOULD be offended  Catch22Dem   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   #5 
  - The warning made me turn off the show nt  Bluebear   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   #7 
  - I'm straight  Sgent   Feb-20-05 07:18 PM   #12 
  - You should have stuck around  Catch22Dem   Feb-20-05 07:31 PM   #18 
  - I've seen clips of the episode already. I ain't holdin' my breath...  HypnoToad   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   #8 
  - I'm nearly sure that is from the network  LSdemocrat   Feb-20-05 07:09 PM   #9 
  - It's not even on here! It usually is at this time. Weird.  katinmn   Feb-20-05 07:10 PM   #10 
  - The warning should have read...  Fridays Child   Feb-20-05 07:13 PM   #11 
  - LoL, amen. nt  blueblitzkrieg   Feb-20-05 07:19 PM   #13 
  - Remember the last season of "Ellen"?  LostinVA   Feb-20-05 07:21 PM   #14 
  - "A full hour of Viewer Discretion Advised!" was what I heard, seemed jokey  Inland   Feb-20-05 07:22 PM   #15 
  - this is the caveat  prodigal_green   Feb-20-05 07:22 PM   #16 
  - Well, without that warning, millions would have filed for divorce...  Liberal Veteran   Feb-20-05 07:24 PM   #17 
  - Me too, but i'm glad there doing the show. I'm surprised my station  KnowerOfLogic   Feb-20-05 07:37 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 07:37 PM   #22 
  - Put the warning before episodes with opposite sex marriages...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 07:39 PM   #23 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 07:42 PM   #25 
     - Being gay is not a "life-style" n/t  Stop_the_War   Feb-20-05 07:45 PM   #26 
     - Whatever. I still appreciate the warning of sexual content.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 07:46 PM   #29 
        - There was no sexual content in the episode. Did you watch it?  Stop_the_War   Feb-20-05 07:48 PM   #30 
        - No, and I don't want my children to watch it.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 07:50 PM   #33 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 07:53 PM   #36 
           - What the fuck?  Jesus H. Christ   Feb-20-05 09:10 PM   #51 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 11:02 PM   #133 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 11:21 PM   #144 
           - Umm, OK....  antigone382   Feb-22-05 09:23 AM   #193 
        - Equating the subject of gay marriage with sexual content  Walt Starr   Feb-20-05 08:04 PM   #41 
        - one of the most idiotic fucking things I've ever read on DU!  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 09:16 PM   #53 
        - Mayfield?  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:04 PM   #97 
           - hometown of Leave it to Beaver.  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:09 PM   #100 
        - The following episode had more "sexual content"  jmm   Feb-20-05 09:42 PM   #79 
     - If you equate a gay couple with having sex...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 07:48 PM   #31 
     - So be it. It's not suitable for MY children to watch.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 07:56 PM   #38 
        - Who said your kids had to watch?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 08:00 PM   #39 
        - Do your children watch the Simpsons on other nights? - n/t  Zenlitened   Feb-20-05 08:35 PM   #46 
        - Yes, usually they do.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:29 PM   #67 
           - And THIS is the one time you find it unsuitable?  Zenlitened   Feb-20-05 09:53 PM   #86 
              - It's unsuitable but I wouldn't say it's the ONLY time.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:08 PM   #99 
                 - Good luck  Zenlitened   Feb-20-05 10:10 PM   #102 
                 - Let me tell you how I feel about you.  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 01:20 AM   #155 
                    - Well said. Homphobia leads to social violence  ultraist   Feb-21-05 01:39 AM   #157 
                    - This is true.  bloom   Feb-21-05 12:43 PM   #175 
        - That's stupid on so many levels its not even funny....  Solon   Feb-20-05 08:35 PM   #47 
        - You have to ask?  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:26 PM   #60 
           - Are you against gay marriage?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:28 PM   #64 
           - I'm not certain. Yes, I think gay couples should have legal rights ,such  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:42 PM   #80 
              - Why aren't you certain?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:52 PM   #84 
                 - Because I am undecided about that issue.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:58 PM   #90 
                    - um, what's there to decide?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 10:01 PM   #92 
                    - if you're completely "removed" from the situation and admittedly  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:02 PM   #95 
                    - Gay people make up between 3-10% of the population,  LeftyMom   Feb-21-05 01:51 AM   #158 
                       - Let's be real  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 02:51 AM   #162 
                       - I thought about mentioning that  LeftyMom   Feb-21-05 03:09 AM   #163 
                          - I hear ya, but maybe their knees need jerking  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 03:34 AM   #165 
                       - To Be Fair  GiovanniC   Feb-21-05 11:50 AM   #167 
           - not that I want to tell people how to raise their children  TheWebHead   Feb-20-05 10:02 PM   #94 
              - You make a very good point.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:44 PM   #121 
        - I don't understand  gollygee   Feb-20-05 08:36 PM   #48 
        - It blip's my "inappropriate" radar.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:14 PM   #52 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 09:18 PM   #56 
           - I really, really don't care if it does.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:27 PM   #61 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 09:29 PM   #68 
                 - It's hardly an ignorant environment. We just see things differently.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:50 PM   #82 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 09:57 PM   #89 
                       - And you aren't winning over any support for your cause.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:00 PM   #91 
                          - I am hateful of bigoted sentiments.  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:07 PM   #98 
                          - I don't teach my children that gay people are bad, etc. I simply  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:28 PM   #106 
                             - You teach that  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 10:30 PM   #108 
                             - I disagree with putting it in children's books or cartoons.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:33 PM   #111 
                                - why?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 10:35 PM   #114 
                                - That's too bad.  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 10:38 PM   #116 
                                - you still haven't satisfied your gaps in reasoning....  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:43 PM   #120 
                                - Ok but here's what I don't understand about that.  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-20-05 10:47 PM   #123 
                                   - I'd prefer that they learn from me. Not cartoons. Not manipulative books  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 11:02 PM   #132 
                                   - what "manipulative" books are you referring to?  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 11:07 PM   #135 
                                   - Many children's books try to manipulate. I'm not talking about any  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 11:14 PM   #139 
                                   - give an example...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 11:21 PM   #145 
                                   - Manipulate?  ultraist   Feb-20-05 11:35 PM   #150 
                                   - yes but you see the pointlessness of generalizing  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 11:37 PM   #151 
                                   - what's with the "manipulative" crap?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 11:09 PM   #136 
                                   - you say you don't know any gay people or much about  StrongbadTehAwesome   Feb-20-05 11:15 PM   #141 
                                   - by your own admission, you know nothing  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-20-05 11:22 PM   #146 
                             - That's a start BUT  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:32 PM   #110 
                             - I don't mean to offend anyone, but I just prefer people that I have  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:51 PM   #125 
                                - we're not asking you to be "attracted" to them...  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:57 PM   #128 
                                - Oh no  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 10:59 PM   #129 
                                - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 11:12 PM   #138 
                                - Umm. I'm not gay.  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 11:14 PM   #140 
                                - Darn.  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 11:33 PM   #149 
                                - gay = drinking, beastality, drugs, violence....you're something else...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 11:18 PM   #142 
                                - It was fucking REDNECKS that cost us the election  ultraist   Feb-20-05 11:51 PM   #153 
                                - Just think about how you feel about rednecks and you will have your answer  FromTheLeft   Feb-21-05 01:03 PM   #180 
                                - the list of things you include homosexuality in  StrongbadTehAwesome   Feb-20-05 11:18 PM   #143 
                                - I don't give a damn how the rednecks in small towns in NC are treated  ultraist   Feb-20-05 11:45 PM   #152 
                                - "ya aint' from round here, is ya?"  ultraist   Feb-20-05 11:31 PM   #148 
                             - Homosexuality is not rocket science...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 10:35 PM   #113 
                          - Hateful?  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 10:25 PM   #105 
                             - And to not screen them is to validate what people like you think.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:30 PM   #107 
                                - Of course.  Pithlet   Feb-20-05 10:31 PM   #109 
                                - That's right. HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL should be validated  ultraist   Feb-20-05 10:42 PM   #119 
           - I'm sorry for your children  RedCappedBandit   Feb-20-05 09:28 PM   #66 
           - I shield them from a lot of reality. It's not a bad thing either. n/t  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 09:53 PM   #85 
              - I hope you realize  RedCappedBandit   Feb-21-05 02:53 PM   #183 
           - How sad you are indoctrinating your children into a culture of hate  ultraist   Feb-20-05 09:48 PM   #81 
              - Hate? How is it hate to expose them to heterosexual relationships and  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:01 PM   #93 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 10:10 PM   #101 
                 - Do you make sure they don't hang around black kids too?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 10:14 PM   #103 
                 - nahh, it's OK as long as the Darkies don't want to date his/her daughter.  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 10:18 PM   #104 
                 - Denying equal rights to all humans is BIGOTRY. BIGOTRY IS HATEFUL  ultraist   Feb-20-05 10:46 PM   #122 
                 - Whose denying equal rights? What in the hell are you talking about?  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 11:00 PM   #131 
                    - the GOVERNMENT is denying equal rights,!  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 11:04 PM   #134 
                    - oh boy...i'd be interested in your answer to post #103...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 11:11 PM   #137 
                    - You are! You said you are uncertain about Gay marriage AND  ultraist   Feb-20-05 11:26 PM   #147 
                 - Did you ever think that one of your children  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 01:28 AM   #156 
                 - Good post. There is NOTHING harmful about  renaissanceguy   Feb-21-05 01:03 PM   #179 
                 - Any good parent teaches her kids to treat  renaissanceguy   Feb-21-05 12:59 PM   #178 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 09:18 PM   #54 
        - fortunately  ldf   Feb-20-05 09:31 PM   #71 
        - Of course, to me it does.  Carolinian   Feb-20-05 10:03 PM   #96 
        - Why is it not "suitable for your children to watch?"  ultraist   Feb-20-05 09:38 PM   #76 
        - because, what - they'll turn gay and want committed relationships? or?  thebigidea   Feb-20-05 10:59 PM   #130 
     - then they SHOULD have a warning at the beginning of every  prodigal_green   Feb-20-05 08:02 PM   #40 
        - Damn straight! They should also warn theat everyone is yellow. n/t  Swamp Rat   Feb-20-05 08:54 PM   #50 
        - that would be great!  bloom   Feb-21-05 12:34 PM   #171 
     - Waylon Smithers has been out for years...  Cooley Hurd   Feb-20-05 07:45 PM   #27 
        - thats why I think it was a joke  Democrat Dragon   Feb-21-05 12:11 PM   #170 
  - Well it not something that everyone would want Kids exposed to  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 07:41 PM   #24 
  - I didn't know gay marriage had sexual connotations...eom  Stop_the_War   Feb-20-05 07:46 PM   #28 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-20-05 08:22 PM   #42 
        - So children shouldn't be allowed at weddings?  sonicx   Feb-20-05 08:32 PM   #44 
           - I've never been to a same sex wedding  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:18 PM   #55 
              - riiight. Yup all those dykes and queens get out the leather and whips  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 09:22 PM   #59 
              - Oh I have no idea  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:27 PM   #63 
                 - "interesting"...  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 09:33 PM   #73 
              - "If it were similiar to a Gay pride parade"  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:27 PM   #62 
                 - Certainly at the reception  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:28 PM   #65 
                    - No, i'm black...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:30 PM   #69 
                       - Well?  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:32 PM   #72 
                          - I asked you...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:33 PM   #74 
                             - Then the answer is no.  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:36 PM   #75 
                                - So then why would gay pride parades go through your mind  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:39 PM   #77 
                                   - I don't know  Fescue4u   Feb-20-05 09:42 PM   #78 
                                      - yes and if you thought about it...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 09:51 PM   #83 
  - I thought it was tongue-in-cheek  liberalpragmatist   Feb-20-05 07:50 PM   #32 
  - Haha... They'll Get the Decency Complaints Anyhow  GiovanniC   Feb-21-05 12:37 PM   #172 
  - I'm kinda torn about the warning, which surprises me  AngryAmish   Feb-20-05 07:50 PM   #34 
  - explaining gayness to a kid is easy...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 07:55 PM   #37 
  - But this is the Simpsons. I mean, the show has always been edgy...  Zenlitened   Feb-20-05 08:44 PM   #49 
  - Plus...  detroitguy   Feb-20-05 07:51 PM   #35 
  - Maybe there shoud be a disclaimer when you power on the TV set.  Old and In the Way   Feb-20-05 08:27 PM   #43 
  - I found it funny that they would even have that message on.  Dark   Feb-20-05 08:32 PM   #45 
  - My Mom once said...  Disturbed   Feb-20-05 09:21 PM   #58 
     - I am playing devils advocate here...  FromTheLeft   Feb-21-05 01:29 PM   #181 
        - Okay, what are the chances that a White Pride Parade  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 02:42 PM   #182 
           - But shouldn't we be better...  FromTheLeft   Feb-22-05 08:38 AM   #189 
  - I don't know if the Simpsons have changed or I have.  Blue in Portland   Feb-20-05 09:21 PM   #57 
  - Itchy and Scratchy are great!  Lucky Luciano   Feb-21-05 02:17 AM   #160 
     - Yeah, I get it . . .  Blue in Portland   Feb-21-05 11:41 AM   #166 
  - Are you sure the warning wasn't sarcasm?  RedCappedBandit   Feb-20-05 09:31 PM   #70 
  - No, it was for-real.  Zenlitened   Feb-20-05 09:56 PM   #88 
     - I'm sure  Democrat Dragon   Feb-21-05 12:00 PM   #169 
        - I'm sure it was not.  Zenlitened   Feb-21-05 03:12 PM   #184 
  - they didn't have a problem with the inscest marriage though.  shadowknows69   Feb-20-05 09:55 PM   #87 
  - Ending kind of sends the wrong message tho  ArcRabbit   Feb-20-05 10:34 PM   #112 
  - It was kinda weird, but I think she had a good reason to dump him...  sonicx   Feb-20-05 10:37 PM   #115 
  - true enough, but  ArcRabbit   Feb-20-05 10:40 PM   #117 
  - This was an way to deal with the subject  jmm   Feb-20-05 10:40 PM   #118 
  - I think it would have been worse if she decided to stay with him.  Siyahamba   Feb-22-05 08:40 AM   #190 
  - WARNING: This thread contains discussions of same-sex marriage  leftofthedial   Feb-20-05 10:51 PM   #124 
  - I believe it was fox that put that on, not The Simpsons crew.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-20-05 10:57 PM   #127 
  - MODS I would like an explanation why my posts were pulled  FarceOfNature   Feb-20-05 11:56 PM   #154 
  - It was offensive  Behind the Aegis   Feb-21-05 01:54 AM   #159 
  - Fucking pathetic  FM Arouet666   Feb-21-05 03:12 AM   #164 
  - Reminds me of an old Mr. Show episode. WARNING: this program  izzybeans   Feb-21-05 11:59 AM   #168 
  - A very disappointing episode  Feles Mala   Feb-21-05 12:42 PM   #174 
  - Er, you're wrong on two counts  Comicstripper   Feb-21-05 12:48 PM   #176 
  - sad, but, true, FOX was covering their ass  Mrs_Beastman   Feb-21-05 03:40 PM   #185 
  - and when will this ass-covering end?  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 05:29 PM   #186 
  - According to the writers of that show...  3lefts   Feb-21-05 05:48 PM   #187 
     - I wish I caught the episode  readmoreoften   Feb-21-05 07:02 PM   #188 
        - I thought it was satirizing those who believe that gay marriage  peekaloo   Feb-22-05 08:43 AM   #191 
        - My guess...  FromTheLeft   Feb-22-05 08:51 AM   #192 
 

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