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Old 11-18-2009, 05:30 PM   #241
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you know what?

this stuff makes me so sick to my stomach that i'm not going to continue.

do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

as someone who has worked with very young children (2-3 years old), who has taught swimming lessons and coached for years, who loves children, who may well want to have children, please forgive me for wanting to take a baseball bat to the head of *anyone* who would ever harm a child, gay or straight, and for anyone to imply -- not that you have, not at all -- that there's anything other than an incidental link between homosexuality and child abuse.

not much will set me off more than this particular topic, so i better finish this post before the PTSD totally kicks in and i write something i wish i hadn't.
Load of shite. I implied nothing of the sort. Claiming that gay kids are vastly disproportionately targeted by child abusers is the kind of special pleading that gives the gay rights movement a bad name.
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It is not equal as long as I am able to get married and Irvine is able to get a 'union' or a 'marriage ceremony' with no legal benefits.

Separate, but equal.

Equality will be achieved once Irvine has the exact same rights as I do.

A union has all the same benefits and rights of what you call a marriage.

What passed in Washinton State was called everything but the word marriage.
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Load of shite. I implied nothing of the sort. Claiming that gay kids are vastly disproportionately targeted by child abusers is the kind of special pleading that gives the gay rights movement a bad name.



go read more carefully.

and, yes, gay kids are more targeted. quiet kids, loner kids, kids who are outsiders and not accepted by peers -- these are often characteristics of gay kids, and they are often the characteristics of children selected and groomed by pedophiles.

i am doing my absolute best to remain calm right now.
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gay catholics, gay muslims, gay mormons, gay southern baptists are all religious people

they got no shot, zero - of being married within their chosen religion

why not get unioned and have 'equal protection' under the laws of the land


again you can not 'legislate' what religion puts into peoples minds and hearts
Make marriage legal and allow the churches to decide what they want to do. There are catholic groups that recognize homosexual relationships, so "zero" is something I don't believe in.

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being a religious person that believes in sin, you are part of the problem.
I'll just ignore this...
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A union has all the same benefits and rights of what you call a marriage.

What passed in Washinton State was called everything but the word marriage.
As long as the word 'but' remains right after 'everything' then it is not equal.

Furthermore, if that's the case, why not just call it marriage? Or, alternatively, remove the word marriage and refer to all such relationships as 'unions'. I'd support that, as long as we all have the same access to the word 'union'.

And one more thing: what passed in Washington State is legal in that state. But once a gay couple moves to, say, Utah, then they are no longer recognized as 'unioned' and no longer have access to all their benefits. Instead, if I get married with a woman in any state, and move, then my marriage is recognized everywhere.

Separate - but equal.
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go read more carefully.

and, yes, gay kids are more targeted. quiet kids, loner kids, kids who are outsiders and not accepted by peers -- these are often characteristics of gay kids, and they are often the characteristics of children selected and groomed by pedophiles.

i am doing my absolute best to remain calm right now.
Even if that is true, it is saying that quiet loner kids are disproportionately targeted, not BECAUSE THEY ARE GAY. Correlation does not imply causation, your reasoning is unscientific.
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Even if that is true, it is saying that quiet loner kids are disproportionately targeted, not BECAUSE THEY ARE GAY. Correlation does not imply causation, your reasoning is unscientific.


and you're talking about topics you know nothing about.
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and you're talking about topics you know nothing about.
You seem to be falling into the exact same type of reasoning error that you accuse homophobes of.

Stating that quiet loner kids are disproportionately targeted does not imply quiet loner kids that are also gay are disproportionately targetted because they are gay.

Similarly, the fact that some gay adults abuse kids does not imply, as homophobes would allege, that pedophilia is exclusively or predominantly a homosexual phenomenon.
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for the sake of the thread, i'm done with this particular strand.
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Gay people are here, and are looking for (and deserve) certain rights.
Which ones don't they deserve?



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We have to figure out what that means in the larger social context.
You have you figure it it while they wait around for you?
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Oh, and is anyone keeping a score of the questions AEON had dodged?
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You have you figure it it while they wait around for you?
The democratic process is obnoxious, isn't it?
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The democratic process is obnoxious, isn't it?
That's what we should have told Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks...
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The democratic process is obnoxious, isn't it?
Not for you.

Although, I'm still not convinced that anybody needs to wait around for you to get with the program. No one waited around for white guys in the 60s. Weren't almost all of the major civil rights victories court decisions at first? You know, judicial activists deciding that the Constitution really did apply to blacks, whether white guys had thought through the "larger social context" or not?
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Which ones don't they deserve?

And, as usual, you only answered the question you liked.
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