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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:18 PM
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"Straight Pride Week" To Be Celebrated By College Republicans
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:18 PM by matcom
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EDMOND, Okla. -- A University of Central Oklahoma student group is planning what it calls "Straight Pride Week" on campus.

Members of the College Republicans said despite objections from some, they have every right to celebrate.

"The general gist is that if you are a straight student on campus be proud, be loud, this is your time to shine," said college Republican Kyle Houts.

The group has posted fliers on campus that read, "we're here, we're conservative, we're out."

Members of the Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality say they consider the College Republican's celebration an attack on gay and lesbian students.

"What is there to say about it, 'I'm proud, and I'm straight and I guess white,' I don't know?" said GATE member Jennifer Rodriguez. "I think they definitely are being discriminatory because there's probably a lot of gay Republicans out there."

University officials have given the College Republicans permission to put up their fliers, but say their approval does not constitute an endorsement.

http://www.wftv.com/education/4139721/detail.html
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:19 PM
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1. Idiots ... Every week is straight pride week.
:grr:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:12 PM
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30. My thoughts exactly. These people live their lives every day without
fear that they will be harrassed, hassled, discriminated against, hated, spit on, or otherwise physically harmed because of who they love. They can get married, be affectionate in public, and "flaunt" their sexuality any time they want to.

I'm a woman married to a man. No one questions us about our "lifestyle." No one takes potshots at us. Other parents aren't afraid to let their children play with ours. We can hold hands and kiss each other in public without fear. We have all the legal protections and privileges marriage provides. For us, every day is "straight day." Wouldn't it be great if every day were simply "human being" day?

Seems these "college Republicans" just.don't.get.it.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:19 PM
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2. I hate College Repubs more than any other Repubs
They are just the biggest assholes, for some reason.
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Kid_A Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:44 PM
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24. You're right, they're MUCH bigger assholes.
Old, crusty, decrepit Republicans operate out of a total disregard for the welfare of the country because they'll be dead in twenty years, so what do they care? But college students who align themselves with that party are joining up with the people who are destroying their future. A young person voting Republican is like Stockholm Syndrome without the kidnapping part.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:52 PM
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26. I think they kicked our chapter off campus...
Some bookeeping problem with a visit from Ollie north (the great Murkan Crimminal) a few yeasr ago....

So they think ALL STR8's are Conservatives?

Boy, are their parents wasting that tuition money!
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:20 PM
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3. So I ..
guess I will dress in drag and wear something "straight appearing" and be butch!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:20 PM
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4. Whoo boy that sounds like SOME party
:bounce:
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:21 PM
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pathetic children growing up to be pathetic adults
Sorry, it's clear to me that those college republicans with straight pride week are disgusting sorry excuses for humans.

They have never been beat up, denied jobs or housing, called derogatory names for their sexual identity or had to ever endure one single fucking impact on their personal lives from being straight.

They've never been told they are immoral for being alive, or termed mentally ill, imbalanced and against "natures law", whatever that is.

The term "pride" comes from those of us who have survived a lifetime of bigotry and snideness and often outright hatred and have come to realize that we are worthy people and that we do have something to be proud of IN SPITE OF what people like college republicans think or would have us believe.

Most of us have heard those messages since we were children at a time when your perception of what people think of you shapes who you will become. And here those same people are still trying to do it, but this time they're organizing to do it. It's a travesty of humanity, but then again it's hard to find a republican who isn't.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:21 PM
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5. I applaud their bravery for standing tall...
...against the rising tide of anti-white-heterosexual-Christian-male bigotry and discrimination in Oklahoma.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:10 PM
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28. I would never have had the balls to admit this there
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:22 PM
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6. I can't stop rolling my eyes.
:eyes:

What morons.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:22 PM
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7. Time for some straight bashing!
And they'll be the first to tell you that it's not a hate crime.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:22 PM
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8. I have an idea...
...but it involves two dozen eggs, a trip to Oklahoma, and a car that moves really fast. Who's with me?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:23 PM
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9. Can't wait till they do White Pride Week.
:puke:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:27 PM
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11. I think that's the following week
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:24 PM
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10. Oh wow! Such brave little soldiers!
Heterosexual white Republican college students in Oklahoma have suffered so much!
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:28 PM
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12. Maybe
These college Republicans will take their march all the way down to the closest military recruiting office and all sign up on that day.

It could happen, and monkeys could fly out of my butt!!!!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:32 PM
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13. Actually if I was in Oklahoma....
...I'd show with Military recruitment forms. See who I can sign up to fight for what they believe in!
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:33 PM
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14. Lets the campus ladies know who all the assholes are
so they dont waste their time on them.
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:33 PM
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15. Lets the campus ladies know who all the assholes are
so they dont waste their time on them.
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:33 PM
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16. Lets the campus ladies know who all the assholes are
so they dont waste their time on them.
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:34 PM
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17. Lets the campus ladies know who all the assholes are
so they dont waste their time on them.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:34 PM
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18. They ought to call it Bigot Pride Week
n/t
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:34 PM
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19. Lets the campus ladies know who all the assholes are
so they dont waste their time on them.
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:35 PM
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20. This doesn't bother me, but IMO it is stupid and redundant
I'd also hope they recognize the gays right to celebrate as well, and don't harass them.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:36 PM
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21. These people are just too damn stupid to live.
I mean, how do they function every day? With such a small amount of brain cells? How do they do it?
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ThorsHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:37 PM
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22. Self delete (computer problem = double post)
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:38 PM by ThorsHammer
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:40 PM
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23. College Republicans
Why aren't these Proud Heterosexual Patriots enlisting in the Military to "spread freedom and democracy" around the world?
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:48 PM
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25. Guess I won't get invited to the party
meh :eyes:
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:03 PM
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27. I am game for a straight pride parade
Well for this event I think I should go buy myself a new dress and shoes. Just so I can be out with all of my straight friends.
But do you think I should shave the stash off?
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:11 PM
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29. I bet they get laid all the time!
:eyes:
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