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Old 03-17-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Attempt to Ban Homosexuals from living in a County

[Q]Tenn. County Wants to Charge Homosexuals
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DAYTON, Tenn. - The county that was the site of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.


The Rhea County commissioners approved the request 8-0 Tuesday.


Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.


"We need to keep them out of here," Fugate said.


The vote was denounced by Matt Nevels, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.


"That is the most farfetched idea put forth by any kind of public official," Nevels said. "I'm outraged."


Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) struck down Texas' sodomy laws as a violation of adults' privacy.


Rhea County is one of the most conservative counties in Tennessee. It holds an annual festival commemorating the 1925 trial at which John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution. The verdict was thrown out on a technicality. The trial became the subject of the play and movie "Inherit the Wind."


In 2002, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the teaching of a Bible class in the public schools. [/Q]

Please God, make it stop.......
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This is horrible. Stop this insanity now!!
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rhea county should try banning morons.
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rhea county should try banning morons.
Considering that Rhea County is run by morons, they're too stupid to recognize it.

I see that absolutely nothing has changed there in 80 years.

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Hah, they obviously don't know much about the nature if they think of it as a crime against nature.
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They should ban the voilence that is commited against Homosexuals! What concenting adults do in the privicacy of their own homes, is their business.
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Lets face it though being gay is not natural, as you acn't get married in the eyes of god!!!

PS NOT RELIGIOUS, JUST SAYING
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Kate,
Could you please explain exactly why you believe being gay is "not natural" and also why you believe that "in the eyes of God" gay marriage isn't acceptable.
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Lets face it though being gay is not natural, as you acn't get married in the eyes of god!!!

PS NOT RELIGIOUS, JUST SAYING
What about all the cases of homosexuality in animals? Maybe someone else can confirm this, but I think dolphins have quite often exhibited homosexual behaviour, and the gay penguins article has been posted here a couple of times. I think cases of homosexuality have been observed in most species, in fact.
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Lets face it though being gay is not natural, as you acn't get married in the eyes of god!!!

PS NOT RELIGIOUS, JUST SAYING
I am so sick of this argument. So if it's not natural it's man-made? So someone decides who they are attracted to? So tell me have you ever forced yourself to be attracted to someone?

Attract - 1.To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
2.To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.

Interesting, I never saw choice anywhere in that definition.

Hey would anyone here like to volunteer to a life of discrimination, hate crimes, living under separate rights, and being disowned by your parents? Anyone, just raise your hand.
























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So Rhea county will be a place where only backwards thinking hateful idiots live? Fine by me.
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Don't look for me in Rhea County anytime soon. Sure I'll boycott this .
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Tennesee is a "Red" state.

With these types of people it makes sense that Bush carried Gore's home state.
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Well said, BVS. Homosexuals see their attraction to each other as totally natural-just because some out there may not see it that way doesn't automatically mean that it's bad or horrible or should be stopped.

Anywho, in regards to this story-beautiful. .

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rhea county should try banning morons.
...not a bad idea.

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Lets face it though being gay is not natural, as you acn't get married in the eyes of god!!!

PS NOT RELIGIOUS, JUST SAYING
Animals do not believe in God either, so should we ban religion ?
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Rhea County is 'dry' too. When I was younger and we visited (my Mom grew up there), all you had to do was ask at your nearby drive-up package store for hard liquor, and they'd sell you little half-pint bottles of whatever you wanted. They talk the talk, but don't count on them walking it.
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Lets face it though being gay is not natural, as you acn't get married in the eyes of god!!!

PS NOT RELIGIOUS, JUST SAYING
Thank you for telling us what God thinks, ignoring the fact that many people widely differ in their perception and belief of God.

BTW, it's "can't" and "God." He should smite you for not capitalizing His name. Not religious...just saying!

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I am so sick of this argument. So if it's not natural it's man-made? So someone decides who they are attracted to? So tell me have you ever forced yourself to be attracted to someone?

Attract - 1.To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
2.To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.

Interesting, I never saw choice anywhere in that definition.

Hey would anyone here like to volunteer to a life of discrimination, hate crimes, living under separate rights, and being disowned by your parents? Anyone, just raise your hand.

Excellent point BonoVoxSupastar!

Sexual orientation is definatly, not a choice. It is already predetermend by the development of the hypothalamus, (a part of the brain). As a baby is growing in the womb.

In other words, A homosexual person cannot turn "straight' nor can a heterosexual person turn "gay." We as a society, need to accept people as they are. And instead of obsessing on what loving adults do in the privacy of their homes, we need to focus on making our society equal. For all it's citizens.

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