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Old 07-04-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:41 AM
 
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Wow! Was the OP just a real long winded way of wondering whether or not being Gay is a choice? I don't think anyone can simply choose to be attracted to any person, place or thing. You either are or you are not. Being attracted to anything is simply not something one chooses.

If I read a poem and I like it. Did I really choose to like it? What if I read a poem and I didn't like it. Could I change my mind and decide to like it anyway. That's ridiculous.

- Reel
 
Old 07-05-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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Originally Posted by melinuxfool View Post
I don't feel a business should be treated as anything other than the property of the individual who owns it.
Ahhhh .... most companies are not privately owned. What about a public company?

- Reel
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: 95468
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Originally Posted by DonnaReed View Post
How does an interviewer KNOW that a person is gay?
Gaydar.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Reelist in Atlanta View Post
Wow! Was the OP just a real long winded way of wondering whether or not being Gay is a choice? I don't think anyone can simply choose to be attracted to any person, place or thing. You either are or you are not. Being attracted to anything is simply not something one chooses.

If I read a poem and I like it. Did I really choose to like it? What if I read a poem and I didn't like it. Could I change my mind and decide to like it anyway. That's ridiculous.

- Reel
No
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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' Is it okay to discriminate against homosexuals'

REPLY: No . But neither is it ok for any Group of people to push their sexualized agenda onto society including Corporate America , when they should be practicing thier sexuality behind closed doors and keeping their sexual philosophies there also. The least everyone can do is treat their sexuality with some sacredness and dignity and not make a public spectacle of it. Im indignant to any group of people who expect me to compromise my faith, morals, values to accomodate whatever they feel is titilizing and permissable. Is it asking too much to keep such personal matters behind closed doors ? I think not.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Please make the distinction between political discrimination and private discrimination.

The government should not discriminate in its duties to secure rights and govern by consent. On the other hand, public service is a privilege, not a right.

You are free to like / dislike whomever you wish. And you should be free to decide with whom you associate with. And if your beliefs condemn those who seek sexual gratification outside of reproduction as abominations, you should not be forced to compromise those beliefs.

If the government commands you to act against your beliefs, what kind of government is that?

Oh, I forgot that since 1935, we've been a Socialist nation... my bad.
 
Old 03-17-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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It's not ok to discriminate against any one. It's not ok to take a life from anyone. We are all human and our hearts and minds work the same. Maybe you're right and it is a choice to homosexuality, but what about the suicides? What about those who decide to take their lives so they won't hurt anyone? Homosexuality is a choice to be happy. Waking up to that person you love. Just like a heterosexual a homosexual has the right and opportunity to be happy. We are all human and there are things to discriminate against such as cancer. Let's not do it to ourselves.
 
Old 03-18-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Gay couples usually end up adopting, but there's people out there who want to keep the babies parentless so the gays can never be parents.
It's cynical, it really is.

I like to think of homosexuality as natures way of population control.
Babies are easy to place for adoption unless they have extreme special needs and when the agency looks for the best home, they will look for a traditional home. Being adopted is difficult enough without adding the extra challenge of having 2 mommies or 2 daddies.

I think it is rather crude to see homosexuality as natures way of population control especially since AIDS and other STDs are more common among the homosexual population as is suicide (noted to be associated most often with the breakup of a relationship) and the physical debilities associated with some of the sexual acts performed by such.
 
Old 03-18-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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