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Old 01-05-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Why would you say that?
Are you familiar with the Catholic view on the topic? Are you familiar with CD's TOS and its implementation? What's not to get?
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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FYI, the bar has just about the best PR firm to plant that story in the Post. First, the story that is supposed to be a big deal because it is the first full time gay bar in Fairfax County. The story then notes that gay themed nights are common at many suburban bars.

Then it goes on to say that the bar will keep its Metal Monday day.

So basically, it is NOT a full time gay bar. I bet if the story was "Part-time Gay Bar Adding Additional Gay Themed Nights" there would be no Post article and no one outside of the west Fairfax gay community would have ever heard of that bar.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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FYI, the bar has just about the best PR firm to plant that story in the Post. First, the story that is supposed to be a big deal because it is the first full time gay bar in Fairfax County. The story then notes that gay themed nights are common at many suburban bars.

Then it goes on to say that the bar will keep its Metal Monday day.

So basically, it is NOT a full time gay bar. I bet if the story was "Part-time Gay Bar Adding Additional Gay Themed Nights" there would be no Post article and no one outside of the west Fairfax gay community would have ever heard of that bar.
LOL, plus blogs and forums like us are giving it plenty of PR. To which I say "Well done, owners of the bar!" I like to see new businesses like this get a good start.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Are you familiar with the Catholic view on the topic?
Yes, I am. As a person who was raised catholic I'm also aware that many American catholics have views that are different from the official stance of the church. Also, I don't think the majority of Herndon residents are catholic.


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Are you familiar with CD's TOS and its implementation? What's not to get?
?????? How do the words "Why would you say that?" violate TOS?
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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FYI, the bar has just about the best PR firm to plant that story in the Post. First, the story that is supposed to be a big deal because it is the first full time gay bar in Fairfax County. The story then notes that gay themed nights are common at many suburban bars.

Then it goes on to say that the bar will keep its Metal Monday day.

So basically, it is NOT a full time gay bar. I bet if the story was "Part-time Gay Bar Adding Additional Gay Themed Nights" there would be no Post article and no one outside of the west Fairfax gay community would have ever heard of that bar.
That's a very good point. I had heard of the bar but again with it being in Herndon there's no need for me to go. But all this talk has me at least curious to see what the good word is.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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Are you familiar with the Catholic view on the topic? Are you familiar with CD's TOS and its implementation? What's not to get?
The Catholic view is that all sex outside of marriage is bad, but that celibate gay people are fine. Yes, people will be meeting at this bar and going home together, but that is no different from any other bar. Well, except that this one probably provides free contraceptives, which I suppose is a big no no.

Why would you think that most Catholics toe the Catholic Church's line on this issue, anyhow? I know plenty of people who attend Catholic mass (in NoVA, no less!) and who support same-sex marriage, let alone the existence of gay bars.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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and I honestly only asked the question in the first place because I just figured out a couple months ago that school and church were in that neighborhood because we're considering the school as an option for our daughter next year if we're still in NoVA. Of course, we are total heathens, and I 100% support equal rights for the LGBT community. I was just genuinely curious...
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I 100% support equal rights for the LGBT community
"LGBT" Maybe you're a little too politically correct for Catholic school. Trust me, you won't like what they come back saying.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Gay bars don't just have gay customers. Lord knows I've been to enough gay bars in D.C. and elsewhere to meet up with friends both gay and straight.

I think the reason that there aren't many gay bars in NoVA (especially beyond the Beltway) is that people who live in the 'burbs tend to be older and coupled up. Almost all of my gay friends in Loudoun are in their 30s and 40s and are in long-term relationships. Many of them co-own their homes with their partners. If they go out after work, they go to Ned's or Sweetwater or wherever else their co-workers are going for happy hour. Sometimes on weekends they might go into the city, particularly if it's someone's birthday or another celebration, but generally they're socializing at people's homes or at suburban restaurants, if at all. Whereas my gay friends who live in DC or in Arlington tend to be younger and/or single and they go out in the city, after work and weekend nights.

I think So Addictive will appeal to folks like younger gay singles (tech workers, college students who still live with their parents) who don't want to haul all the way into the city to meet other singles, and straight gay-friendly people like me who think that Tuesday Night Drag Bingo sounds like it would be awesome fun.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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By the way, here are some photos of Herndon. Does this look like a poor neighborhood that needs gentrification to you?
Well, the lawn in photo 1 is too long. Is that a good reason?
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