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Old 11-04-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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Yes Im sure... I bet she is not going to be bashed on a daily for killing someone. I bet she is not going to be told constantly shes going to hell. She will still have her rights to marry no one is going to take anything away from her except maybe her freedom and she still will come out of that.
So you know, first hand, that 30 plus years in prison is a superior lifstyle to living outside prison as a gay?

Sorry but that just dont play, homey.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Cynthia Tucker won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007. She's a fine reporter and comes across as a decent human being.
Not to mention a liberal ideologue that lost the ability to maintain journalistic objectivity (if she ever possessed it) long ago. If the AJC ownership had any sense or integrity, they would consider her a profound embarrassment.
As far as the Pulitzer goes, it's not worth the brass it's made of anymore. Same goes for the Nobel Peace Prize. The choices these committees make are solely of a political motivation.
BTW, I know many gay men that in their early youth took responsibility for their identity, honestly confronted their parents, family and friends (often being ostracized as a result) and went on to rebuild their lives with a sense of integrity and self-worth. These men are my heroes.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Neither Tucker nor the preacher is saying what he did in the past was cool. It wasn't. The guy is far from perfect but at least he finally a gutsy move. A lot of people who would remain in denial and stay in the closet forever.

My young friends who come out early deserve many kudos but it was different a generation or two ago. I think most of them will readily acknowledge that. Not long ago there was almost zero tolerance for gay people -- just being suspected of it would get them a sound beating, and maybe a lot worse. There was no GLAAD, no Pride Festival, no National Coming Out Day, no HRC and not many role models, especially in the preacher field.

As for Cynthia Tucker, she's definitely an unabashed liberal. But what's wrong with that? The newspapers, airwaves and internets are filled with zillions of right wing ideologues. Don't we still have room for both sides in this country?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Not to mention a liberal ideologue that lost the ability to maintain journalistic objectivity (if she ever possessed it) long ago. If the AJC ownership had any sense or integrity, they would consider her a profound embarrassment.
As far as the Pulitzer goes, it's not worth the brass it's made of anymore. Same goes for the Nobel Peace Prize. The choices these committees make are solely of a political motivation.
BTW, I know many gay men that in their early youth took responsibility for their identity, honestly confronted their parents, family and friends (often being ostracized as a result) and went on to rebuild their lives with a sense of integrity and self-worth. These men are my heroes.
What you said!
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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So you know, first hand, that 30 plus years in prison is a superior lifstyle to living outside prison as a gay?

Sorry but that just dont play, homey.
Pretty poor analogy to me as well. Comparing gays to murderers in regards to public acceptance is beyond incomprehensible. I'm pretty sure the family's of the murderers victims may take issue with his/her comparasion.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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I never ceased to be amazed by the number of folks who want to silence anyone who doesn't toe their party line. Some of these same people will tell you they're in favor of freedom of speech.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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I never ceased to be amazed by the number of folks who want to silence anyone who doesn't toe their party line. Some of these same people will tell you they're in favor of freedom of speech.
I'm not following you here. Who is doing this?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I never ceased to be amazed by the number of folks who want to silence anyone who doesn't toe their party line. Some of these same people will tell you they're in favor of freedom of speech.
Excellent, succinct comment.

Do I write that I'm about to cancel my AJC subscription because they have Neal Boortz in there? My distaste for his writing is great, but I actually believe that it's reasonable for a newspaper to reflect the diversity of opinion in the community.

As a liberal and admirer of Jon Stewart, I'm also trying to take the high road in public dialogue. The intemperate language in some of the comments on this thread does not reflect well on conservatives.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I'm not following you here. Who is doing this?
Well, sorry, my bad. I was reading these denunciations of Cynthia Tucker as implicit calls for her removal from the AJC. If y'all are fine with her appearing as a columnist that's a different matter.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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Well, sorry, my bad. I was reading these denunciations of Cynthia Tucker as implicit calls for her removal from the AJC. If y'all are fine with her appearing as a columnist that's a different matter.
If the AJC wants to employ someone like Tucker who does drive away subscriptions than so be it. Its no skin off my back. What I do find suspect is that a business would employ someone that is hurting their bottomline. The AJC has been loosing subscriptions for years and when they conduct surveys as to why, one of the biggest complaints from former readers is the perceived liberal bias of the paper. Now I know many other things come into play like reading the paper online but most rational businesses listen to the people that buy their product. This can not be said about most US newspapers as most are very left leaning and have no interest in changing this perception.

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