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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 10:52 PM
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59. The "in your face attitude"?
The problem, you see, is that to most bigots merely acknowledging the fact that one is gay is an "in your face attitude". They aren't bothered by straights holding hands, walking with their arms around each other, kissing and even lightly groping one another in public. But if two guys walk down the street a little too close together they're "shoving their sexuality down everybody's throats".

And if some of us are hostile it is with good reason. We are sick and tired of the bigots telling us we are deviants, perverts, sinners, less than human. We are sick and tired of people denying us our rights based on 2000 year old texts penned by old men in a desert. We are sick of having our loved ones and even ourselves fall prey to verbal, psychological and physical abuse at the hands of people who think their religious beliefs give them the right to treat us like crap. We are tired of sitting in the back of the bus waiting for our elected leaders to do something about this and have decided to do it for ourselves.

Would you have told MLK Jr. to stop his "in your face" tactics?
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