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blondgecko
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Short story:

Senior high school prom. Lesbian student Constance McMillen wants to take her female date, who wants to wear a tuxedo. School says no. ACLU says yes. School stamps collective foot and says, "OK, we won't have a prom at all, then." In a compromise, school gets parents to privately organise a prom. Seven students show up - the other students and their parents have organised two proms - the segregated one for Constance and a few other "socially unacceptable" individuals, and another super-sekrit prom at an undisclosed location. All of those students keep this a secret, and set up a Facebook page called Constance, quit yer cryin.

That's bigotry, on a truly grand scale.

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The silver lining is in the epilogue: she went on The Ellen DeGeneres show to tell her story, where Ellen gave her a $30,000 scholarship.


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On the Pharyngula blog, PZ Myers doesn't mince words:

PZ Myers wrote:
The other kids at Itawamba Agricultural High School are really special. Special scumbags. Bigots and haters and cowards. I hope they remember that for many years afterwards, that what their school is internationally known for is that it is populated with weasely little homophobes. What a disgrace.

I couldn't agree more.

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blondgecko wrote:
The silver lining is in the epilogue: she went on The Ellen DeGeneres show to tell her story, where Ellen gave her a $30,000 scholarship.

Awesome. Nice outcome.


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in another news story the young woman said:

""Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the prom, McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."

she showed more maturity than the adults involved.


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jt512 wrote:
On the Pharyngula blog, PZ Myers doesn't mince words:

PZ Myers wrote:
The other kids at Itawamba Agricultural High School are really special. Special scumbags. Bigots and haters and cowards. I hope they remember that for many years afterwards, that what their school is internationally known for is that it is populated with weasely little homophobes. What a disgrace.

I couldn't agree more.

Jay

+2. Welcome to the south.

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Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:



and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.


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camhead wrote:
Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:

[image]http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/e107_images/newspost_images/300px-little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg[/image]

and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.

Yes, again, welcome to the south.

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Absolutely.

However what really does bother me is that the majority of blacks in California voted for Prop 8. It is my view that minorities who have experienced prejudice have a special responsibility to protect the rights of others. The black community has failed in this respect and their small mindedness shows very poorly upon themselves.

There are lots of bigots left in this country, especially in the south. As several people have already said, thank goodness that it is already clear that they will be on the wrong side of history.


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I have a different position on this but I felt like pointing out 2 things that are incorrectly posted in here.

1) White people, aka caucasians, are the minority group in the United States of America. There might be more caucasians than any other specifically named group (mexican, black, oriental, jew, etc...) but as a collectively all other groups make up more than 55% of the United States population.

2) More than 75% of reported americans (regardless of race) are straight. that makes me feel that those who are homosexual (or bi, not that there's a difference) is minority. I am 100% against homosexuals being able to publicly display their choice of disgraceful lifestyle.

With that being said I will say also that I have known and been good friends with several homosexuals (in public) and have not shunned them based upon their decision of homosexuality. However, they did now try to force their views on me nor did I try to force my ideals on them. It was left a happy medium.

I can be found at the store with my best friend or my wife and they are both treated the same, no hand holding, kissing, butt slapping, etc... Maybe I was just raised to have respect for other people (a dying art in today's society) but I think that they should have respect for me as well by not doing that kind of stuff in front of me.


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Nice bigoted troll!

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So are you ok with public displays of affection (hand holding, hugging, walking arms around each other, a kiss hallow or good by) by straight people?


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dingus wrote:
Nice bigoted troll!

DMT

Don't think he's a troll, he's also looking for climbing partners and giving out his phone number in another thread.


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Israeltheperson wrote:

I can be found at the store with my best friend or my wife and they are both treated the same, no hand holding, kissing, butt slapping, etc... Maybe I was just raised to have respect for other people (a dying art in today's society) but I think that they should have respect for me as well by not doing that kind of stuff in front of me.

That's a shame. Whenever I'm with your wife in public she loves it when I slap her butt.


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Maybe I was just raised to have respect for other people (a dying art in today's society) but I think that they should have respect for me as well by not doing that kind of stuff in front of me.

Welcome to the 1950s!


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Israeltheperson wrote:
camhead wrote:
Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:

[image]http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/e107_images/newspost_images/300px-little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg[/image]

and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.

If you believe in a right and wrong side of history then you most likely believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. If you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution then you MUST believe in natural selection. (You can't have one without the other) If you believe in natural selection then let us move all the japanese to america and put all the homosexuals on Japan and let them repopulate that little country.

Oh wait... could that work? Not according to natural selection. We would find ourselves plummeting back to a homosexual free society full of "homophobes" where homosexuals would have to hide their preferences. It would be the dark ages all over again.

Dodo? I'm thinking dinosaur.
Really, if you don't like wild buttseks, don't do it.
Otherwise, drag your knuckles back into the cave you came out of.


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Israeltheperson wrote:
If you believe in a right and wrong side of history then you most likely believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. If you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution then you MUST believe in natural selection. (You can't have one without the other) If you believe in natural selection then let us move all the japanese to america and put all the homosexuals on Japan and let them repopulate that little country.

That would be one way to help the US auto industry: YouTube.

Jay


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Israeltheperson wrote:
camhead wrote:
Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:

[image]http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/e107_images/newspost_images/300px-little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg[/image]

and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.

If you believe in a right and wrong side of history then you most likely believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. If you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution then you MUST believe in natural selection. (You can't have one without the other) If you believe in natural selection then let us move all the japanese to america and put all the homosexuals on Japan and let them repopulate that little country.

Oh wait... could that work? Not according to natural selection. We would find ourselves plummeting back to a homosexual free society full of "homophobes" where homosexuals would have to hide their preferences. It would be the dark ages all over again.


Dear god you're inept . . . . and obtuse! Unsure

The above statement has nothing, NOTHING to do with your personal beliefs on homosexuality.


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chadnsc wrote:
So are you ok with public displays of affection (hand holding, hugging, walking arms around each other, a kiss hallow or good by) by straight people?

To answer your question and wjca's response... Everyone has their own personal preferences. I don't do those things and I think society in general would have more respect for others if it was kept in private. If you want porn you go home and get on line or go to a strip club. You don't to the grocery store to watch porn while shopping. However I can't make wjca stop slapping his wife's butt in public and I'm not trying to stop 2 homosexuals from slapping each others butts in public either. I'm just saying have respect for the other people who are around.


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wjca wrote:
Israeltheperson wrote:

I can be found at the store with my best friend or my wife and they are both treated the same, no hand holding, kissing, butt slapping, etc... Maybe I was just raised to have respect for other people (a dying art in today's society) but I think that they should have respect for me as well by not doing that kind of stuff in front of me.

That's a shame. Whenever I'm with your wife in public she loves it when I slap her butt.

SmileLaughLaughLaughSmile my bad I misread that the first time


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Israeltheperson wrote:
chadnsc wrote:
So are you ok with public displays of affection (hand holding, hugging, walking arms around each other, a kiss hallow or good by) by straight people?

To answer your question and wjca's response... Everyone has their own personal preferences. I don't do those things and I think society in general would have more respect for others if it was kept in private. If you want porn you go home and get on line or go to a strip club. You don't to the grocery store to watch porn while shopping. However I can't make wjca stop slapping his wife's butt in public and I'm not trying to stop 2 homosexuals from slapping each others butts in public either. I'm just saying have respect for the other people who are around.

So you consider holding hands, having your arm around someone’s shoulders, and a quick kiss to be pornographic?


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Israeltheperson wrote:
camhead wrote:
Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:

[image]http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/e107_images/newspost_images/300px-little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg[/image]

and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.

If you believe in a right and wrong side of history then you most likely believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. If you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution then you MUST believe in natural selection. (You can't have one without the other) If you believe in natural selection then let us move all the japanese to america and put all the homosexuals on Japan and let them repopulate that little country.

Oh wait... could that work? Not according to natural selection. We would find ourselves plummeting back to a homosexual free society full of "homophobes" where homosexuals would have to hide their preferences. It would be the dark ages all over again.

Rather than engage in a battle of intellect with an unarmed person, I will post a picture of a puppy.




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Israeltheperson wrote:
wjca wrote:
Israeltheperson wrote:

I can be found at the store with my best friend or my wife and they are both treated the same, no hand holding, kissing, butt slapping, etc... Maybe I was just raised to have respect for other people (a dying art in today's society) but I think that they should have respect for me as well by not doing that kind of stuff in front of me.

That's a shame. Whenever I'm with your wife in public she loves it when I slap her butt.

SmileLaughLaughLaughSmile my bad I misread that the first time

Ah so you're saying you like porn then, but in public you act like you hate it. You boy are a liar and a hypocrite.


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chadnsc wrote:
Israeltheperson wrote:
camhead wrote:
Those students are following in the same tradition as these scumbags:

[image]http://www.northeastdemocrats.org/e107_images/newspost_images/300px-little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg[/image]

and they don't even know it.

I do have to say, though, that acceptance of different sexual orientations has increased quite a bit even in the last 15 years, form my perspective. Mainstream homophobia is going the way of the dodo. These people are on the wrong side of history.

If you believe in a right and wrong side of history then you most likely believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. If you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution then you MUST believe in natural selection. (You can't have one without the other) If you believe in natural selection then let us move all the japanese to america and put all the homosexuals on Japan and let them repopulate that little country.

Oh wait... could that work? Not according to natural selection. We would find ourselves plummeting back to a homosexual free society full of "homophobes" where homosexuals would have to hide their preferences. It would be the dark ages all over again.


Dear god you're inept . . . . and obtuse! Unsure

The above statement has nothing, NOTHING to do with your personal beliefs on homosexuality.

you are more or less correct. It makes sense to me but because of the stir it made I have deleted it from the forum. To everyone else who this didn't make sense to. I'm sorry.

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