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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:36 PM
Original message
STOP THIS NOW!
I am sick of people asking if RW ideologues are gay. Those of us who are gay generally don't appreciate it. So PLEASE - STOP NOW!
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:38 PM
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1. personally, i'm all for it
if they use homophobia to attack us, out them
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #1
33. I must agree:
And I am gay.

If they are RW and do things that hurt all homosexuals, then out them. They don't need us and they're obviously hurting us for their own selfish benefit, so let their leechlike masters eat them alive.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:30 PM
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41. This gay guy says go right ahead and ask.
we are not really wanting to know if they are gay, but if they are hypocrites.

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:38 PM
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2. kick
it would be one thing if they were just asking out of genuine curiosity,but it's clear they are using the term homosexual as a means to humiliate and degrade.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Not to humiliate and to degrade
but to hopefully point out their hypocrisy.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:43 PM
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8. Well, every time their hypocrisy is pointed out this way
it makes ME feel unwelcome. I'm sure that's not the intent, but try imagining how you might feel in my/our situation.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:43 PM
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9. exactly
:thumbsup:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. This is the very thing I'm talking about in # 5.
Honestly, what does it matter?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:46 PM
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15. Well in Bush's case it would matter
Because he was the guy who proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. He was the one who got selected on an anti-gay moral platform.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:08 PM
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23. not to be pedantic, but
Rep. Musgrave of CO proposed the amendment. * just backed the piece of shit.

And I don't care if * or Rush -- or anyone else who talks about ME like I'm shit -- is gay. It doesn't fucking matter. When you make that accusation or assumption, more negativity is sloshed on gay people and it's got to stop.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:46 PM
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16. yes, it does matter. if these very people are going to work so hard
to deny gay people the rights that the rest of us have, then their hypocrisy should be pointed out. anything that can keep them from trying to enact their agenda on the rest of us should be pursued IMHO (well, almost anything)... the high road won't get dems shit except for more lost seats and elections IMHO...
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:06 PM
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21. The point is this.
It insults me when anyone says, for example, "I bet Ann Coulter's a lesbian." Why? Because the person saying that probably loathes Ann Coulter, and pointing this out is one more reason to loathe her.

Either one loathes her extra because she's gay or loathes her extra because one perceives her to be a hypocrite. Notice that one's willing to think the worst of her based on either fact or fiction, doesn't matter which.

No matter what, either loathing or hypocrisy gets applied generally to gay people, and I am sick of it.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #21
22. Thank you!
That's what I've been trying to point out!
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #21
25. i think you're applying a false dichotomy to the whole situation
it's not that simple. if a right-winger who attacks gay rights is legitimately gay (vs. just saying someone is gay for the hell of it, which is HORRIBLY insensitive and does occur around here); then their hypocrisy should be pointed out. if someone is calling a right-winger gay b/c they perceive that would ruin their credibility, then that person should be called out accordingly (as that is not only horridly insensitive, but bigoted and extremely inaccurate as well). i know a lot of emotions are involved in this issue; and i can see your point; but i do think there's more to it than your prior characterization. just my $.02.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:21 PM
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26. There's a difference between pointing out (for example) David Dreier's
hypocrisy and posting something like "GWB: Homosexual? (poll)"

I'm really surprised so many people seem to be having difficulty seeing the difference.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #26
28. So you honestly don't see any humor in that website?
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:27 PM
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32. I do. But that website is a lot more than just "GWB is gay"
I also don't think you meant to be offensive or hurt anyone's feelings. It wasn't just one post either. I came to the Lounge and there must've been 5 differen't "Is ________ gay" type posts. It's a common theme...
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:40 PM
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36. I didn't mean to insult anybody with that post
When I saw all those posts, I figured that would be a perfect copy cat post. All I was trying to get was a laugh.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #26
29. i agree completely with you. however, it seemed to me like you were
advocating that it was never ok to raise the issue of someone's homosexuality, even if they were actively denying gay rights. but i do agree with what you're saying in that post, and that some posters on DU are guilty of poor taste (the GWB poll is a good example of that kind of post).
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:24 PM
Response to Reply #25
30. you make some valid points
I'm not sure I agree that anyone should be outed, no matter who they are. There is too much danger there. Loathesome as some RWNBs are, they're still human beings.

You're right; there's a lot more to it.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #4
18. Liberace was hypocritical?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #18
20. Is there any doubt about Liberace?
That one was a joke.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:39 PM
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3. no kidding
alert on every post -- it's offensive
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:41 PM
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5. I don't appreciate it either.
Who gives a shit who's gay?

It's as if the people asking this question assume that every gay person is a hypocrite if he doesn't publicly proclaim his sexuality on the streetcorner.

For chrissakes, that's exactly what anti-gay idiots think we do just by being on the street!
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cruadin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:41 PM
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6. I agree. There's definitely the insinuation...
in this kind of speculation that a RW pig would be even WORSE if he were also gay. I don't even see the relavance.
How does that sort of snide inference reflect the values of openness and tolerance?
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:42 PM
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7. IAs long as it's in the context of exposing hypocrisy...
it's cool with me.

Every one of these people is on the record as an egregious homophobe.

I agree that it's not cool to use "gay" as an insult, so you may be right about the Bush thread, but in Limbaugh's case, he IS widely thought to be a closet gay and may have been arrested at some point for trolling men's rooms.

Since he is a horrible homophobe, that makes him a big-time hypocrite and he deserves to be outed for it - regularly.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:44 PM
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11. Fine, point out the hypocrisy but
don't just post some stupid "Is ________ gay (poll)" That does not point out hypocrisy.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:45 PM
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13. What about Liberace?
There is a thread about him.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. Liberace is gay?
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #14
37. Apparently, the gayest corpse around...
Whatever.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:45 PM
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12. I can see your point.
although I don't think the intent is the same as what you perceive...but either way, if it offends good people, I see no point in it.

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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:46 PM
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17. I'm gay, and I don't mind.
It's all in good fun. :hi:
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 02:52 PM
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19. I'm glad it doesn't bother you
Probably much better for your blood pressure. However, I still maintain that there is a difference between pointing out hypocrisy and a number of the posts that have appeared on DU.

As an example, it's one thing to say "Randal Terry Gay? (poll)" vs. "Turns out there's evidence that RW-Homophobe Randall Terry is actually a closet-case". I hope you can see the difference.
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the Princess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:12 PM
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24. It's childish and hurtful
It needs to stop. I am so aggravated by it. Who gives a flying FUCK who is gay and who isn't.

Jesus I thought we all were adults - or at least wanted to be treated like it.
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sans qualia Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:21 PM
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27. I hope you get just as angry when people say Ann Coulter is transgender
Ok, this is my last post on the subject. Ever. I swear. O8)
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:24 PM
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31. Actually, I do
But I haven't ranted about that in a while. I think I've used up my DU rant quota for the week with this thread. :)
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:38 PM
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34. Thank you for posting this. - n/t
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:39 PM
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35. When the poll says "Rush Limbaugh
Homosexual? Pig? or Homosexual Pig?" then I think it is pretty clear that the term homosexual is being used derisively (the way it is in 2nd grade). I have heard worse and I won't be crying over this callous insult but for the record, I too would rather not see it here.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 03:49 PM
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38. I saw the (now locked) message. And
if it's baseless slandering, then I agree.

If there is evidence or facts behind the accusation, then I'm all for it.

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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 06:02 PM
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39. Afternoon kick
:kick:
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:27 PM
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40. there are gay people here?
Someone should have really told me, i woulda dressed for my chat sessions.

Heck-fire I don't know who's gay, who's straight, or who is made from alien DNA, it just really doesn't matter to me. the only thing in my life that matters is equality for everyone, and I mean everyone, well cept that bastard kid down the streets that speeds and stuff.

I've seen the horrors AIDS, I've seen the oppression done to the homosexual community, I've watched a younger brother die. Anyone wanna debate right-wing anti gayness with me can do it with me and my Louisville slugger, swing away Michael, swing away.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:33 PM
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42. I'm sorry about your brother
:hug:

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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:43 PM
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43. Thanks
for that. It was during the time when not alot helped, AZT was new and made him constantly sick. Then he developed those lesions on his brain and didn't know any of us half the time, nursing homes we're afraid of him, it truely sucked to be an American then, as I'm sure you guys know.

I'm extremely serious when I say this, I will fight to my death in defense of every man and woman in America who wishes only to be seen as equals, joined by love and compassion for each other, free from fear and hatred shed on them by the ignorant. Well, except for StoptheMorans, that guy really shouldn't be allowed to breed, that's just scary.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:51 PM
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44. What is StoptheMorans comes out of the closet?
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:57 PM
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45. he won't say but
that Liza outfit he had on last night screemed "take me bigboy"
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