Writing an op/ed on Gay Marriage - Page 6 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:15 PM   #76
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM
if i start getting crap from people to my face, all i'm going to say is "'if you're homophobic, that's your problem, not mine, so deal with that yourself."

and welcome OldTimerU2fan! glad you enjoy it here
__________________

__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 01:04 PM   #77
The Fly
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Saugatuck, MI
Posts: 57
Local Time: 08:49 AM
Thanks for the welcome..

After my first post, I went to check the book.

It's called Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter in America.


From Publishers Weekly

This succinct, cogent manifesto emphasizes that gay men and women are not seeking new or special privileges, but the ordinary rights of individual liberty and equal protection that Americans enjoy under the Constitution. The authors call for an end to discriminatory practices, anti-gay laws, vicious stereotyping, and the near-invisibility of lesbians and gay men. Resisting the fundamentalist religious right's attack on gays, they argue, constitutes a defense of real religious liberty which is predicated on tolerance and personal freedom in a pluralistic society. Moreover, they insist, the struggle for gay rights is important to everyone: "What gays and lesbians have to teach other Americans is that morality is how you live and how you conduct yourself, not what you happen to be." Nava, a lawyer and writer of mystery novels, and Dawidoff, a history professor at the Claremont Graduate School in Southern California, have produced an eloquent, closely argued benchmark document.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
__________________

__________________
OldTimerU2Fan is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 01:16 PM   #78
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat
if i start getting crap from people to my face, all i'm going to say is "'if you're homophobic, that's your problem, not mine, so deal with that yourself."

and welcome OldTimerU2fan! glad you enjoy it here

awww ... if i were closer, i'd come to your high school and be your gay big brother and beat up all the jerks who give you a hard time.

though i'm sure you could beat them up intellectually just fine on your own.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 01:48 PM   #79
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM


you and i should spend a night on the town in DC together that would be fun
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 01:49 PM   #80
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by OldTimerU2Fan
Thanks for the welcome..

After my first post, I went to check the book.

It's called Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter in America.


From Publishers Weekly

This succinct, cogent manifesto emphasizes that gay men and women are not seeking new or special privileges, but the ordinary rights of individual liberty and equal protection that Americans enjoy under the Constitution. The authors call for an end to discriminatory practices, anti-gay laws, vicious stereotyping, and the near-invisibility of lesbians and gay men. Resisting the fundamentalist religious right's attack on gays, they argue, constitutes a defense of real religious liberty which is predicated on tolerance and personal freedom in a pluralistic society. Moreover, they insist, the struggle for gay rights is important to everyone: "What gays and lesbians have to teach other Americans is that morality is how you live and how you conduct yourself, not what you happen to be." Nava, a lawyer and writer of mystery novels, and Dawidoff, a history professor at the Claremont Graduate School in Southern California, have produced an eloquent, closely argued benchmark document.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
interesting.
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 01:50 PM   #81
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM
oh irvine i must add we can hunt down sexy liberal men together
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:12 PM   #82
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,994
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Good for you U2democrat, who cares what anyone at school says about it
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:14 PM   #83
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat
oh irvine i must add we can hunt down sexy liberal men together

no shortage of those in a very gay city that went 90% for Kerry.

though i'm sure if we went to Capitol Hill we could find some straight Democrat boys for you.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #84
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM


sounds like a great time!!!!!!!!

my parents are bracing for multiple phone calls from angry parents about my article. i think they'll go nuts over the principle before they would call us.
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:45 PM   #85
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat

my parents are bracing for multiple phone calls from angry parents about my article. i think they'll go nuts over the principle before they would call us.

wow. i really can't believe that. parents would call your parents? over an article on gay marriage?



students are still free to write their opinions in the school paper, yes?

then again, it is gun-totin', gay-hatin' vuh-geen-yuh.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:46 PM   #86
The Fly
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Saugatuck, MI
Posts: 57
Local Time: 08:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat
oh irvine i must add we can hunt down sexy liberal men together
Now THAT sounds dangerous.

Sexy liberal men? Isn't that redundant? Or is sexy NeoCon men an oxymoron? (Don't flame me folks, I'm just joking)

And U2Democrat, I saw in your other post about.... 3 months.... 3 months...

I think that was ME in 1985!! I might have even had a countdown calendar until my release!

But the good news is, it really DOES get amazingly better from that day onward!
__________________
OldTimerU2Fan is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #87
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Irvine511



wow. i really can't believe that. parents would call your parents? over an article on gay marriage?



students are still free to write their opinions in the school paper, yes?

then again, it is gun-totin', gay-hatin' vuh-geen-yuh.
let me put it this way, two jews on the newspaper staff wrote a satire on what jews should do on christmas. it was HILARIOUS and a mom was up in arms over it. it had no slander, nothing offensive, yet this mother felt like anyone of any faith should be offended

so if that set someone off....imagine what mine would do.

OldTimer-I'm looking forward to life after highschool where i meet different people of different backgrounds. the great thing about CNU is that when i was there for an overnight i didn't feel judged or looked down upon, even as an obvious high school student. it's great
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #88
ONE
love, blood, life
 
A_Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 06:49 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat
oh irvine i must add we can hunt down sexy liberal men together
Libertarians do it better
__________________
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:51 PM   #89
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 08:49 AM


if there were one sexy neo-con it'd be you
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 03-24-2005, 02:52 PM   #90
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat


let me put it this way, two jews on the newspaper staff wrote a satire on what jews should do on christmas. it was HILARIOUS and a mom was up in arms over it. it had no slander, nothing offensive, yet this mother felt like anyone of any faith should be offended

so if that set someone off....imagine what mine would do.

and people think liberals get upset at nothing and are oversensitive.
__________________

__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com