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Old 10-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #31
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I do think it may be unfortunately to think so - but I would honestly not trust my son to be mentored by a homosexual man.
would you have your daugther mentored by a straight man?
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i think it's neat that Dumbledore is gay, even though i haven't read a single book or read a movie.

why wouldn't there be gay wizards? and is it really all that shocking that there's a gay male teacher? there are lots of those out there, and many gay people can and do become wonderful role models and mentors because they often don't have children, so teaching (and coaching, and even, dare i say it, leading Scouts) is a great way for them to channel their parental instincts.

it does take a village.
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I do think it may be unfortunately to think so - but I would honestly not trust my son to be mentored by a homosexual man.


you wouldn't trust your son?

wow. you think your son is going to try to put the moves on an older man?
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would you have your daugther mentored by a straight man?
No.
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why is it that people who have the most conservative attitudes towards sexuality see it as a threat in nearly every single situation?

AEON, if you wanted your son to have a good swim instructor, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one than me.

but i guess that doesn't matter. you'd be all uncomfortable with us in swimsuits and stuff.



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at least is goes both ways, at the end of the day you do what's best for your child in your opinion so I can definiteley respect that
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you wouldn't trust your son?

wow. you think your son is going to try to put the moves on an older man?
I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to be mentored by an older person that may have a sexual motive in the relationship and is in a position to take advantage of their leadership role in the relationship. (male/female/gay/straight)
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I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to be mentored by an older person that may have a sexual motive in the relationship and is in a position to take advantage of their leadership role in the relationship. (male/female/gay/straight)

well, that settles it. children shouldn't interact with any other adults other than their parents or family members (leaving alone the fact that the vast majority of children who are sexually abuse are girls who suffer at the hands of an older HETEROSEXUAL male relative).




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(by stating the obvious, i stoop to their level)
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I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to be mentored by an older person that may have a sexual motive in the relationship and is in a position to take advantage of their leadership role in the relationship. (male/female/gay/straight)
That could be anyone. So you just don't want mentors.

Why is it conservatives live in so much fear?
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AEON, if you wanted your son to have a good swim instructor, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one than me.
There is a difference between being a swim instructor and being an actual mentor. By a mentor I am assuming the person would actually spend one on one time, be involved in life decisions (because Dad can't have all the answers - we look outside of the family for verification sometimes)...in a way a Youth Pastor does.

I would not take my son out of a class because the instructor or teacher is openly gay.

Would we think the same about Yoda and Luke if we found out Yoda way gay? I think it would change the dynamic and perhaps add sexual tension for Yoda instead of him simply being frustrated that Luke is a whiner and an impatient learner.
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I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to be mentored by an older person that may have a sexual motive in the relationship and is in a position to take advantage of their leadership role in the relationship. (male/female/gay/straight)
What's sexual about these situations?
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Would we think the same about Yoda and Luke if we found out Yoda way gay? I think it would change the dynamic and perhaps add sexual tension for Yoda instead of him simply being frustrated that Luke is a whiner and an impatient learner.


only someone who gave a rat's ass about sexual orientation would view this relationship in another way.

so, should my mentors ONLY be straight women? is that what you're saying?

only a paranoid straight man who thinks that he's being peeped at in the showers is going to worry about such things.

you've really got to get out there and meet some gay people, AEON.
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only someone who gave a rat's ass about sexual orientation would view this relationship in another way.
So, you are saying if Yoda was gay then it wouldn't change the relationship between he and Luke?
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Oh that's right, straight men never care about straight women unless there's sexuality involved. It's only gay men with other men. Riiiiiiiight...
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So, you are saying if Yoda was gay then it wouldn't change the relationship between he and Luke?


no.
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