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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 10:48 PM
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5. half truth

The hardcore people who truly believe that homosexuality is a violation of God's Order Of The Universe are the roots of the problem. The axe has to get laid to the root, that's why focussing on the fundies has the importance it does.

Yes, the teenagers and tweens who actually beat up folks coming out of gay bars are the face of the problem. But it's the approval on some level by their elders and families, the idea approved of by more than their peers that society is improved by oppressing and suppressing gay people, that enables that.

Without people walking around talking with supposed authority about God's Will and nursing grievances against gay people under other forms of authority, it wouldn't be an active and virulent matter.

Then there's the question of why the focus and emphasis on preventing gay equality and the wierd excuse about 'destroying marriage' in the present. Well, there are studies that say it has to do with scapegoating for the current demise and long term misere of 'family values' in the Bible Belt, along with frustration at the way the Christian Right's young people are quietly deserting from the militancy of the (Lost) Cause and theocracy. The result is to blame all the messengers of the age- media, the overt presence of gay folk in the public arena, everything Modern- and deny the message.
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  -Gay rights, gay marriage -- The problem isn't just fundies Meeker Morgan  Mar-23-05 04:10 PM   #0 
  - True.  Deep13   Mar-23-05 04:18 PM   #1 
  - A lot of the libs who voted for the amendment were ignorant, I believe.  Dark   Mar-23-05 07:11 PM   #4 
  - Not gay but,  HockeyMom   Mar-23-05 04:37 PM   #2 
  - Yeah. Liberal NYC.  Meeker Morgan   Mar-24-05 04:25 AM   #7 
  - I was going to say...  mitchtv   Mar-24-05 09:28 PM   #12 
  - Fundies are just the most 'visible' part of anti-gay sentiments  kweerwolf   Mar-23-05 06:32 PM   #3 
  - half truth  Lexingtonian   Mar-23-05 10:48 PM   #5 
  - Not a Gay DU'er but I read this thread while cruising the topical boards..  Princess Turandot   Mar-24-05 12:38 AM   #6 
  - Princess Turandot, you have nailed it! eot  Meeker Morgan   Mar-24-05 04:28 AM   #8 
  - great story Princess  mitchtv   Mar-24-05 09:34 PM   #13 
  - I were just off of Avenue A, right?..  Princess Turandot   Apr-01-05 12:12 AM   #20 
  - Great story. Amazing what good can come out of people you wouldn't  Misunderestimator   Mar-25-05 08:43 AM   #14 
  - I always wondered if Ed's mother succombed to my mother  Princess Turandot   Apr-01-05 12:23 AM   #21 
  - IMHO, you've got quite a writer's knack . . . n/t  TaleWgnDg   Mar-27-05 01:17 AM   #15 
  - Thanks for the compliment! nt  Princess Turandot   Apr-01-05 12:10 AM   #19 
  - do you think that homophobia is to some degree engendered by an individual  Jamastiene   Mar-31-05 10:58 PM   #17 
     - It's changed somewhat, but even here in NYC..  Princess Turandot   Apr-01-05 12:09 AM   #18 
        - You speak the truth.  Jamastiene   Apr-01-05 12:30 AM   #22 
  - well, how about log cabin repukes?  xchrom   Mar-24-05 06:13 AM   #9 
  - People fear what they don't understand  Langley85   Mar-24-05 09:04 AM   #10 
     - Noo-o-o-o-o!  Deep13   Mar-24-05 11:50 AM   #11 
  - I agree with although  Jamastiene   Mar-28-05 02:19 AM   #16 
  - Federal hate crimes laws?  Meeker Morgan   Apr-04-05 09:35 PM   #25 
  - Macho guys  Fire   Apr-04-05 10:03 AM   #23 
  - It's definitely not just fundies  Terran   Apr-04-05 02:00 PM   #24 

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