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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:22 AM
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Deleted for sake of peace, though
Edited on Sat Jul-22-06 06:15 AM by jobycom
Those who claim they "got" it didn't.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:28 AM
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1. But abortions aren't caused by gay sex!
Aaah! I'm so confused!
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:33 AM
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2. Excuse me. What do you mean if homosexuality could be "cured?"
Just so you know, that's very, very insulting.

I don't need to be cured of anything.











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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:36 AM
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5. Exactly!
What if they found out heterosexuality wasn't actually "normal" and could be cured? Inquiring minds want to know. ;)

Good come back, cboy!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:37 AM
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7. Um
maybe get some sleep and read that again when you're more alert?
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:42 AM
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9. Um no need to.
I am sure cboy understands the intent of the subject, but it is still an insult.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:44 AM
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13. Then he doesn't understand the intent of the subject.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:08 AM
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19. I understand the intent of the subject...
...and am also offended by it.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:11 AM
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21. Fine, I'll delete it. But I can read the responses, and can tell you don't
understand it.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:12 AM
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22. You don't have to delete it!
But it would be nice if you stop insulting the intelligence of those of us who are offended by it.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:21 AM
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26. You are insulting my intentions by not understanding what I posted.
Buffy got it below, where I explained it better, I guess. Anyway, a post that needs that much explanation just doesn't work.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:56 AM
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16. Even in parody context, using the word "cure" is right wingnut-speak and I
don't like having to read it in my/our house.

When there is a segment of society that believes I choose to be gay or that there's something wrong with me, maybe you can understand why I'm overly sensitive about any suggestion that gay and lesbian people need to be cured.

I say this having completely understood your point.

Thanks.







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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:05 AM
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18. There was no suggestion in the post or thread title
that anyone needed to be cured. If you read that, you read it wrong, and didn't completely understand my point.
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:34 AM
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3. Then they'd kill us off. Because they could.
Not that they won't anyway. They'll find a way. Just a matter of time.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:37 AM
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6. No...
...then they would legalize abortion so they could kill us off. ;)
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:50 AM
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14. You got it, fc.
They'd stop worrying about stopping women from aborting fetuses with Down's syndrome, and focus their energy on pro-actively aborting fetuses with the "gay gene."

Either way -- aborting us or shoving us into gas chambers -- it's just a matter of time.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:09 AM
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20. Yeppers!
I hope they use lovely smelling gas. LOL I hate that rotten egg smell.
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zcflint09 Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:36 AM
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4. That'd be an interesting paradox
I know it's a hypothetical question, and probably not scientifically possible. But the fundies would probably take it as a "sign from God" and start propping up Stem Cell research like never before.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:42 AM
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10. You're probably right about that....talk about a Sophie's Choice
for the fundies....it might make their heads explode:


Dew ah KILL the little FEEEETus??? Or do AH SMIIIIIIITE the saw-doe-mite??? Oh dear, gimme a SIGN!!!!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:53 AM
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15. Which was the point of the parody. nt
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:38 AM
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8. Homosexuality is not a disease or disability
We require no cure.


Bigotry on the other hand.....
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:43 AM
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11. You go girl!!!
:yourock:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:03 AM
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17. Oh no shit
I can't believe I have to explain this...

The post was an ironic attempt to create a paradox pitting two bigotries of the right wing against each other. No fucking shit homosexuality is not a disease, nor is stem cell research particularly disturbing to any reasonable person. The word "cured" was used because that's the word fundies use. The irony was that the right wing would have to decide between two bigotries that they hold dear. This wasn't a particularly complex or original use of irony, even, considering the post just below it on the LATEST page uses the same type of irony, and in fact was what inspired this post.

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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:13 AM
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23. Ok
It wasn't clear in the original. Maybe if cure had been in quotation marks it would have been more obvious that it was a parody. :-)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:19 AM
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25. I deleted it. Thanks for understanding what I meant.
I put "cure" in quotes at first, but changed it because that's not the way a fundie would have said it so it destroyed the irony of the first part. Maybe I should have put "they" in quotes? I don't know, it would have worked in the Lounge where I'm better known, I guess.
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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:15 AM
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24. I understood your post ! I thought it was like The Colbert Report!
Edited on Sat Jul-22-06 06:18 AM by DianaForRussFeingold
jobycom, Right away my first thought was they would do something like the war on Christmas. I thought it was very funny ironic parody. With all the horror of war I have been frustrated with, I didn't want to think of what the bigots, would want to do. I recommended it for greatest page. "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart",Anne Frank.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:22 AM
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27. Thanks, that was the point, but no one else seemed to get it.
Could be a first--a self-delete with a recommendation?
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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 05:43 AM
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12.  I'm sure they would make an exception
Edited on Sat Jul-22-06 06:39 AM by DianaForRussFeingold
Deleted for sake of peace, jobycom

:pals:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:32 AM
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28. Didn't read the OP...didn't need to...You're one of the good guys and
anyone who knows you, knows you're anything but a bigot. Sorry you had to delete the thread.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:38 AM
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29. Beware the irony-deficient.
Parody is dangerous in the right hands.
Ever heard the one about eating babies?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:52 AM
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30. Is Clinton eating babies again?
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:58 AM
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32. Yes, but even worse, he's campaigning for Lieberman.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 06:56 AM
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31. Oops.
Edited on Sat Jul-22-06 06:57 AM by A-Schwarzenegger
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