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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:51 PM

 

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yesterday I was driving and turned a corner and saw two young guys holding hands,walking their dog. As soon as the noticed me, they moved apart. As as I got closer I saw real fear in their young eyes. They softened a little as they saw no threat from me. I was so angry that people have to live in fear because of the lifestyle they chose. I am saddened also that our judeo-christian ethic has created such fear and hate. I'll state the obvious, a right wing november victory will make it worse for all not of their camp.

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Reply lgbt (Original post)
heaven05 Sep 2012 OP
Kali Sep 2012 #1
NYC_SKP Sep 2012 #2
heaven05 Sep 2012 #3
NYC_SKP Sep 2012 #4
heaven05 Sep 2012 #5
Fearless Sep 2012 #6
Smarmie Doofus Sep 2012 #7
BeeBee Sep 2012 #8
HillWilliam Sep 2012 #9
nightscanner59 Sep 2012 #10
heaven05 Sep 2012 #12
Rex Sep 2012 #11

Response to heaven05 (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. it is not a lifestyle

and sexuality is not chosen

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Response to heaven05 (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:02 PM

2. "live in fear because of the lifestyle they chose"

 

If only you hadn't written that part...

First, they don't live in fear for anything the do or anything they are.

They live in fear because of the hatred and bigotry of others.

Second, it's not a lifestyle and they didn't choose it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. i am

 

still angry at the fear I saw. And yes, being of an older generation I may have gotten my political correctness wrong, but my heart is still at peace with my sentiment about what I saw. No offense meant to anyone about how I worded my statement.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:12 PM

4. I believe you, but it goes well beyond being PC.

 

Specific words matter, not only to LGBT but to those who support them.

There's a very big difference between "lifestyle choice" and, well, just being what you are.

Is heterosexuality a "lifestyle choice"?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:24 PM

5. I've learned

 

that I can always learn, thanks. I'll keep your words in mind. No on the last point and well taken.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. +1

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:26 PM

7. +2. Nice follow-up. n/t

 

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 01:07 AM

8. Thank you!

Your points are well taken and your followup much appreciated.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 10:26 PM

9. Thanks for the follow-up

and thanks for your service. You guys who served in the Vietnam Era were the big brothers and big sisters to those of us who served immediately after. You passed all your knowledge and lore down to us. This is a thread where we can return the favor. It's pretty nice to see it equally well-received. We hope you'll continue to be an ally. We could use all the buddies we can get.

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Response to heaven05 (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 02:45 PM

10. Rainbow flag or Equal rights equal sign on you car helps alleviate this

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Response to nightscanner59 (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:36 PM

12. yep

 

I've had a peace sign on my car every since returning from Vietnam. 69. I've been fighting for equal rights for all since 63. I explained myself on my posts. Thanks for the tip.

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Response to heaven05 (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 05:32 PM

11. I remember serving in South Korea

 

and seeing boys and girls holding hands, hugging, kissing and laughing - together. There was no fear. It was very refreshing, as opposed to the puritanical status quo we see in America.

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