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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-16-07 11:34 AM
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16. Good for you in staying out of the fights
I am going to stay out as well. I was hoping this thread would be an opportunity for each side to discuss their feelings and for the other side to try to see the other sides points. I think the conflict is more about misunderstanding on both sides than real prejudice. The country is changing and sill has many cultural aspects that create conflict between the two groups.

I think both sides have good points.
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  -Would this joke be considered offensive to gay people? Quixote1818  Feb-16-07 10:06 AM   #0 
  - I'm not Gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) But I really don't...  BlueJazz   Feb-16-07 10:09 AM   #1 
  - Based on some of the threads on DU today  Quixote1818   Feb-16-07 10:15 AM   #2 
  - I am gay  Tyo   Feb-16-07 10:18 AM   #3 
  - i'm straight and like oral sex, not named rob - though  asSEENonTV   Feb-16-07 10:22 AM   #4 
  - It was meant to be a stab at Oral Roberts who was like the Pat Robertson  Quixote1818   Feb-16-07 10:41 AM   #6 
  - I don't like "victim humor" - using any minority as grist for the humor mill.  TahitiNut   Feb-16-07 10:33 AM   #5 
  - Nut, Let Me Ask You This!  ProfessorGAC   Feb-16-07 11:25 AM   #15 
     - Personally, I "got it" but don't find it funny in the least.  TahitiNut   Feb-16-07 11:42 AM   #17 
        - Well, I Was Offended By It, And I Didn't Find It Funny  ProfessorGAC   Feb-16-07 11:51 AM   #18 
           - I think of it like "collateral damage."  TahitiNut   Feb-16-07 12:15 PM   #20 
           - Interesting Response, Nut!  ProfessorGAC   Feb-16-07 01:17 PM   #24 
           - I'll say one more thing ... personally.  TahitiNut   Feb-16-07 04:13 PM   #30 
           - That whole spitting on vietnam vets thing gets me too  The Straight Story   Feb-19-07 07:32 PM   #42 
           - There are a couple of layers to this one.  swimboy   Feb-16-07 12:42 PM   #22 
              - I Honestly Understood All That  ProfessorGAC   Feb-16-07 01:15 PM   #23 
                 - It is ok for you to be offended.  swimboy   Feb-16-07 02:23 PM   #29 
  - Not offensive, just very OLD!  Touchdown   Feb-16-07 10:48 AM   #7 
  - I once told it to my Unitarian friends who are very gay friendly  Quixote1818   Feb-16-07 10:51 AM   #8 
     - not dead yet  notmypresident   Feb-16-07 10:58 AM   #9 
     - Old Oral is still alive and lickin'.  shain from kane   Feb-16-07 11:10 AM   #10 
  - I think a good idea is to only tell jokes that apply to yourself.  MamaBear   Feb-16-07 11:14 AM   #11 
  - I don't get the joke...  MJDuncan1982   Feb-16-07 11:16 AM   #12 
  - He was like the Pat Robertson religious right fundy of the 70's  Quixote1818   Feb-16-07 11:23 AM   #13 
     - Oh ok. Unfortunately I don't think I can find it funny now.  MJDuncan1982   Feb-16-07 11:25 AM   #14 
        - Good for you in staying out of the fights  Quixote1818   Feb-16-07 11:34 AM   #16 
  - My own "gay" joke that so far I haven't offended anyone with  crappyjazz   Feb-16-07 11:53 AM   #19 
  - Robb is a dingbat  swimboy   Feb-16-07 12:33 PM   #21 
  - i remember my dad having a similar joke about two gay irishmen...  QuestionAll   Feb-16-07 01:18 PM   #25 
  - It's offensive because it implies/assumes that homosexuals are defined by  BuyingThyme   Feb-16-07 01:19 PM   #26 
  - I agree n/t  GloriaSmith   Feb-16-07 01:29 PM   #27 
  - Huh?  foreigncorrespondent   Feb-16-07 06:47 PM   #31 
     - I don't think you will be getting this one.  BuyingThyme   Feb-19-07 12:04 PM   #32 
     - * - insert everyday routine non-sex related action of a gay person here - *  Kingshakabobo   Feb-19-07 12:17 PM   #33 
  - As a gay man  mockmonkey   Feb-16-07 01:44 PM   #28 
  - as a straight man  frogcycle   Feb-19-07 12:23 PM   #34 
  - It's far lamer  Bronyraurus   Feb-19-07 12:52 PM   #35 
  - Well, I'm not gay...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-19-07 12:58 PM   #36 
  - are you gay?  leftofthedial   Feb-19-07 01:00 PM   #37 
  - I find it offensive that jokes about gays are always about sex.  PelosiFan   Feb-19-07 01:03 PM   #38 
  - Well, duh  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-19-07 06:09 PM   #39 
  - It's just so stupid. As if straight folks don't dig oral sex?  BlooInBloo   Feb-19-07 06:12 PM   #40 
  - It's just too lame to even bother remembering.  donco6   Feb-19-07 07:24 PM   #41 
  - Reminds me of this one  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-19-07 07:52 PM   #43 
 

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