An Interesting Take On Homophobia :)

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  1. Autofellatio

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    Found this when surfing the Net a while back...

    Just remembered it existed sometime today :D

    Parts of it are sarcastic and some sound feasible, but it's a thought-provoking read, anyhow ^^

    IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY REFERENCES TO HOMOSEXUALITY/HOMOPHOBIA, YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO READ IT, THOUGH.

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    -I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.


    -I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.


    -We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.



    -I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.



    -I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.



    -I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.



    -I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.



    -We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.



    -I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.



    -I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.



    -I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.



    -I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.



    -I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.



    -I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.



    -I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.



    -I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I did not have to always deal with society hating me.



    -I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.



    -I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.



    -I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.

    Didn't You Know?



    1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things, like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction, and air conditioning.


    2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.


    3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.


    4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.


    5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.


    6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.


    7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.


    8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.


    9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.


    10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.


    11) The Bible says that being gay is wrong; the Bible also says that a man should have as many wives as he can support, women should not be allowed to speak in public, having sex with your maid is perfectly OK, and being divorced is the worst sin imaginable as far as marriage goes.
     
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    I sincerely cannot imagine any member here being "easily offended" by homosexuality; if he or she is, this really isn't his/her kinda place.

    The bottom part, about gay marriage, I've seen before. The top part is new to me, though I find nothing in it to quibble with, especially regarding the plight of the transgendered and the real risks gay youth face in the US.

    Some people find it hard to believe, but it really was easier to come out in the late 70s when I did than it is today for many young people.
     
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    People were hang-loose back then.

    Now, there's way too much uptight going around.

    A shame.
     
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    Too many kids today (and for the past 15 years or so) live hyper-controlled, micromanaged lives, where a parent's high expectations are followed up 24/7: my strict upbringing seems totally anything-goes compared to the lives kids endure today. No wonder so many are on some kind of medication.
     
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    Keeps the pharma business profits up though.
    Often wondered what's the difference between crack and what people feed their kids?

    For the life of me, I don't know why gay men who have the freedom of sex without women would want to share the grief of divorces, long term financial criseses and emotional grief that marriage brings!
     
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    Those will come with or without marriage. Marriage brings rights and benefits to a couple and their children which protect them; especially so during crises.
     
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    That's an extremely cynical way to view marriage. Far from bringing crises and grief, most healthy marriages offer a buffer and insulation from some of life's harsher lessons, fiscal or otherwise. And keep in mind, my last relationship (which was a marriage in ways except legally) ended with the shredding of my finances and my confidence in what was the mother of all toxic, nuclear break-ups. But for the time it endured, it offered both of us a stability and security neither had ever known before.

    There's also the reality that there are hundreds of thousands of gay partnerships and marriages (where they're legal) that directly involve the raising of children. Denying those kids the right to the same kind of rights and societal safeguards within their families as those shared by their peers is not just unfair, it's criminal. Eventually when same-sex marriage is recognized everywhere, this will probably be seen as the single most unfair aspect of the entire debate.
     
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    This is a great thread.
     
  9. D_Humper E Bogart

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    Ask Nick8, I am cynical. I also play devil's advocate, so thanks for the civil response.

    I tend to seperate sexuality and love as two seperate ideals. The gay movement from my POV as a straight guy is that of acceptance of people regardless of sexuality, rather than the equality of people who wish to take things further with the rearing of children, marriage and such associated institutions such as childcare, inheritance, tax status, and so on. Not to say that I don't believe that there's no scope, but that they are slightly different battlefields of the same war, so to speak.

    As an aside, I take note that homosexuality is defined more as a lust for the same gender, rather than a 'love' and with bisexuality it all becomes very complicated (there is at least one member of the board who was married and had children before coming out). Society would need to be drastically changed before legislation would be changed and right now we can't even decide if unborn children have rights!
     
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    A lot of that is true, but some of it is sensational e-mail chaining. Blacks can't marry whites? Yes they can, despite that idiot judge.
     
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