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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 12:57 PM
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45. You know, I have to wonder
I'm gay. How in the FUCK can anyone think it's a choice, considering what gay people are up against? My family was freaked out that I'm a lesbian and threw me out of the house, I've had people make derisive comments when I've been out with a girlfriend, and I don't even suffer the dyke penalty, because I'm femme.

People act like you can just shut off your sexuality, and that you are making a choice. It's not a choice. It has never been a choice for me. I just plain love women, and no amount of men asking me out and no amount of peer/familial pressure is going to stop me from becoming emotionally attached to women. It's far more than just sexual. It's a mental and emotional thing, though of course, physicality does come into play.

This display of "Christianity" is yet another in a long line of atrocious behavior by those who consider themselves "Christian soldiers". If Christ was alive today, he'd be the first to rebuke followers like this like he did the Pharisees.
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  -Hundreds of red-shirted anti-gay Christians converge on Charlotte NC Pride Bluebear  Aug-31-11 03:51 AM   #0 
  - so much diversity  Skittles   Aug-31-11 04:12 AM   #1 
  - LOL! Is it me?  Politicalboi   Aug-31-11 05:03 AM   #7 
  - By their poor spelling shall ye know them. (NT)  Tesha   Aug-31-11 08:11 AM   #18 
  - Where do you think today's "Get a brain, morans!" baggers got their start?  bullwinkle428   Aug-31-11 08:16 AM   #21 
     - CORRECT!  Skittles   Aug-31-11 02:30 PM   #52 
  - I said as much in my #105  NOMOREDRUGWAR   Sep-02-11 05:46 PM   #108 
  - My condolences to the North Carolina GLBTQ community.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-31-11 04:15 AM   #2 
  - It can be rough here  slay   Aug-31-11 06:56 PM   #73 
     - True.  Jamastiene   Sep-01-11 01:44 AM   #81 
  - Where's a rogue tank when you need one.  FLAprogressive   Aug-31-11 04:17 AM   #3 
  - Makes me wonder what kind of nastiness  LuvNewcastle   Aug-31-11 04:27 AM   #4 
  - Brownshirts, redshirts....  Behind the Aegis   Aug-31-11 04:40 AM   #5 
  - I'm hoping these redshirts end up like the ones in Star Trek... n/t  backscatter712   Aug-31-11 11:13 AM   #36 
  - LOL! "Poor ensign Ricky!"  Behind the Aegis   Aug-31-11 11:51 AM   #42 
  - !  Ignis   Aug-31-11 03:30 PM   #67 
  - The main difference is the shirt color.  Enthusiast   Sep-01-11 02:08 AM   #85 
  - Please, put "Christians" in quotes when we discuss these people.  The Doctor.   Aug-31-11 04:50 AM   #6 
  - They key off a highly selective reading of the Old Testament book of  coalition_unwilling   Sep-01-11 03:17 AM   #91 
  - These people are disgusting  Politicalboi   Aug-31-11 05:07 AM   #8 
  - 1 in every 10 people are gay. Look at the photo and do the math.  Firebrand Gary   Aug-31-11 05:08 AM   #9 
  - Think it's more than that ... but bisexuality also goes unacknowledged -- !!! :evilgrin:  defendandprotect   Aug-31-11 05:32 AM   #10 
  - That and the Haggard/Rekers effect... n/t  backscatter712   Aug-31-11 11:16 AM   #38 
  - Denial -- hypocrisy -- lies, deception -- everything the RW strives for ... !!  defendandprotect   Sep-01-11 03:00 AM   #90 
  - Yes, there are "more than that" (10% gay)  cpwm17   Aug-31-11 11:49 AM   #41 
     - We could learn a lot from them about running protests -- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-01-11 02:40 AM   #89 
  - ZING!  NOMOREDRUGWAR   Sep-02-11 06:03 PM   #109 
  - Indoctrinate the children, too.  badhair77   Aug-31-11 06:07 AM   #11 
  - Disgusting. I wish there was a more friendly path for Charlotte's  mmonk   Aug-31-11 06:17 AM   #12 
  - Charlotte is no Durham.  Jamastiene   Sep-01-11 01:51 AM   #82 
  - look at the children, fucking homophobic kids!!!!  reggie the dog   Aug-31-11 06:21 AM   #13 
  - why do people take so much time out of their lives for this?  reggie the dog   Aug-31-11 06:24 AM   #14 
  - It is indoctrinated from generation to generation.  Jamastiene   Sep-01-11 01:56 AM   #83 
     - i like having my nose in another persons crotch from time to time  reggie the dog   Sep-01-11 04:16 PM   #101 
  - Oh, look, and they're dragging their  Le Taz Hot   Aug-31-11 06:29 AM   #15 
  - Well the red looks better than that tacky brown they used to wear...  BR_Parkway   Aug-31-11 06:45 AM   #16 
  - Yep, like this:  Zorra   Aug-31-11 09:40 AM   #24 
  - no words.  salin   Aug-31-11 06:56 AM   #17 
  - Yes I live here, you'd think the Communist Party had better hting to do ;) n/t  Jmaxfie1   Aug-31-11 08:13 AM   #19 
  - what kind of McCarthyism is that?  amborin   Aug-31-11 11:04 AM   #30 
  - Absolutely Anti-Fabulous  Blue Owl   Aug-31-11 08:16 AM   #20 
  - this  xchrom   Aug-31-11 09:27 AM   #22 
  - +1.  Hosnon   Sep-01-11 02:24 AM   #88 
  - Human sewage. nt  hifiguy   Aug-31-11 09:32 AM   #23 
  - Sewage, yes. Human? Debatable.  mikeytherat   Aug-31-11 09:57 AM   #28 
  - And then there's my church:  mikeytherat   Aug-31-11 09:47 AM   #25 
  - My United Methodist Church  polmaven   Sep-01-11 10:27 AM   #97 
  - Christian Hate Marchers march in Christian Hate Parade at Christian Hate Event.  Zorra   Aug-31-11 09:47 AM   #26 
  - That's terrible. They're even bringing their kids and raising them to be hateful too.  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-31-11 09:50 AM   #27 
  - what I hate is the fact that some of those kids will be self-hating... and gay.  w8liftinglady   Aug-31-11 11:15 AM   #37 
  - Oh please.  cwydro   Sep-01-11 04:23 PM   #102 
  - They all have a look of determined hate on their faces  Ferricadouzer   Aug-31-11 10:59 AM   #29 
  - And, thus, why a gay pride parade is important and necessary. /nt  jtuck004   Aug-31-11 11:05 AM   #31 
  - Disgusting display of hate.  muffin1   Aug-31-11 11:10 AM   #32 
  - Scary.  krabigirl   Aug-31-11 11:11 AM   #33 
  - That red is a bit loud, don't you think?  KamaAina   Aug-31-11 11:12 AM   #34 
  - Gospel of Jesus by life or death?  CatholicEdHead   Aug-31-11 11:12 AM   #35 
  - I'm all in favor of free speech  gratuitous   Aug-31-11 11:17 AM   #39 
  - And Later....  delunapark   Aug-31-11 11:19 AM   #40 
  - These are christains???  watercolors   Aug-31-11 12:35 PM   #43 
  - The Handmaid's Tale  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 12:51 PM   #44 
  - You know, I have to wonder  Aerows   Aug-31-11 12:57 PM   #45 
  - because some of them have homosexual thoughts and think if they act straight...  fascisthunter   Aug-31-11 03:24 PM   #65 
     - I will never choose to lie to myself.  Aerows   Aug-31-11 05:15 PM   #70 
        - I don't either... and I hope those that do find people to nurture help them...  fascisthunter   Sep-01-11 09:49 AM   #95 
  - And this is how things start. When leaders say nothing. When bi-partismanship is valued.  Safetykitten   Aug-31-11 01:00 PM   #46 
  - As MLK said  Aerows   Aug-31-11 01:03 PM   #48 
  - +1  Ignis   Aug-31-11 03:29 PM   #66 
  - I just don't understand why people get so upset about what other people do...  WCGreen   Aug-31-11 01:03 PM   #47 
  - In my opinion  Aerows   Aug-31-11 01:06 PM   #49 
     - All that just spells petty to me....  WCGreen   Aug-31-11 01:44 PM   #51 
        - It is petty  Aerows   Aug-31-11 02:42 PM   #55 
  - Where's a pride of lions when you need 'em?  Raster   Aug-31-11 01:14 PM   #50 
  - I don't think lions would bite these folks  Aerows   Aug-31-11 02:45 PM   #56 
     - The lions wouldn't stand a chance.  Jamastiene   Sep-01-11 02:06 AM   #84 
  - is that what jesus would do? christians my ass.  spanone   Aug-31-11 02:31 PM   #53 
  - Jesus  Aerows   Aug-31-11 02:46 PM   #57 
  - I must have read the gospels a dozen times and I must have always missed  county worker   Aug-31-11 02:38 PM   #54 
  - I don't get these people  Aerows   Aug-31-11 02:47 PM   #58 
  - John Fugelsang : "Jesus talked as much about NASCAR as he did  bullwinkle428   Aug-31-11 03:21 PM   #63 
  - They are old Testament Christians.  progressoid   Aug-31-11 05:06 PM   #69 
  - Can anyone tell me...  Silent3   Aug-31-11 03:00 PM   #59 
  - I couldn't make it out..  girl gone mad   Aug-31-11 03:09 PM   #61 
  - It says "G-d has a better way."  Behind the Aegis   Aug-31-11 03:20 PM   #62 
  - what a pathetic and disgusting maneuver  fishwax   Aug-31-11 03:05 PM   #60 
  - all hatefilled morons  fascisthunter   Aug-31-11 03:22 PM   #64 
  - Not like Red Shirts have a nasty history in that part of the country or anything  nemo137   Aug-31-11 03:43 PM   #68 
  - Hateful scum. They must love Bachmann.  Glimmer of Hope   Aug-31-11 05:19 PM   #71 
  - At least they left the red hoods at home and we can see who they are. It's good to know who the  louslobbs   Aug-31-11 05:32 PM   #72 
  - Christapo  GreatCaesarsGhost   Aug-31-11 07:07 PM   #74 
  - Look at all of that Christian Love  NMMNG   Aug-31-11 07:14 PM   #75 
  - "By life or death"  BiggJawn   Aug-31-11 08:01 PM   #76 
  - creepy to put lil kids in these shirts that espouse a negative commentary against another group.  Divine Discontent   Sep-01-11 12:00 AM   #77 
  - It is creepy, but not unusual, sadly.  Behind the Aegis   Sep-01-11 01:30 AM   #78 
  - A little boy called me a "fucking dyke" when I was leaving a Prop 8 protest a couple of years ago.  LeftyMom   Sep-01-11 01:35 AM   #79 
     - I am sorry to hear that  Divine Discontent   Sep-01-11 01:59 PM   #99 
        - It broke my heart because I have a little boy almost exactly the same age as that kid,  LeftyMom   Sep-01-11 03:27 PM   #100 
  - In NC, there is no shortage of people trying to overdo their  Jamastiene   Sep-01-11 01:40 AM   #80 
  - I was there. My response:  Hosnon   Sep-01-11 02:10 AM   #86 
  - And for evidence that the Charlotte area generally supports us, check out this:  Hosnon   Sep-01-11 02:16 AM   #87 
  - Why the fuck would Jesus care about homosexuality?  6000eliot   Sep-01-11 03:21 AM   #92 
  - Sadly, there are way too many children marching along. AND there is  glowing   Sep-01-11 03:35 AM   #93 
  - prayers for Bobby movie  Divine Discontent   Sep-01-11 01:52 PM   #98 
  - "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." - Jesus Christ  begin_within   Sep-01-11 03:48 AM   #94 
  - Because we all know  polmaven   Sep-01-11 10:05 AM   #96 
  - Blood red -- how appropriate for them!  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-02-11 02:04 PM   #103 
  - Looks like a line-up for McCain-Palin.  blkmusclmachine   Sep-02-11 02:13 PM   #104 
  - I would like to be honest and call these people what they are  NOMOREDRUGWAR   Sep-02-11 02:33 PM   #105 
     - Well said, and welcome to DU.  Shandris   Sep-02-11 02:41 PM   #106 
        - Thank you much  NOMOREDRUGWAR   Sep-02-11 02:56 PM   #107 

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