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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    He didn't even bring it up. He was asked a question on it and answered the question. Now we have people saying it's odd that he talked about something that he was asked about. Can't catch a break i guess.
    IF that is so I stand corrected. Do you have a source that puts this in that context? I was under the impression Obama brought it up. Hurry up though, lunch hours coming to an end.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IF that is so I stand corrected. Do you have a source that puts this in that context? I was under the impression Obama brought it up.
    Obama talks DOMA, gay rights in Africa - Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source : Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source
    "Obama made the remarks during a joint news conference with Senegal President Macky Sall that took place in the presidential palace in Dakar. The reporter asked Obama to respond to the DOMA ruling and the state of gay rights in Senegal, where same-sex relations is still criminalized."
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I didn't assume anything about the article. I just pointed out that you're interpretation of what happened is way off base. I'm sorry if you can't handle that or something.
    Well then I guess you showed your lack of comprehension. That's All I can say. So I guess you will have to get over it that your thought concept wasn't even close to what I was thinking nor my interpretation. Course I already knew it couldn't which was before the deflection.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Obama talks DOMA, gay rights in Africa - Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source : Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source
    "Obama made the remarks during a joint news conference with Senegal President Macky Sall that took place in the presidential palace in Dakar. The reporter asked Obama to respond to the DOMA ruling and the state of gay rights in Senegal, where same-sex relations is still criminalized."
    OK thanks. apparently I am eating crow for lunch.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IF that is so I stand corrected. Do you have a source that puts this in that context? I was under the impression Obama brought it up. Hurry up though, lunch hours coming to an end.
    Heya SL. Seems the Reporter asked the same of Sall too. Which was after Obama question.

    Perhaps acknowledging the culture of Senegal, where 96 percent of the population practice Islam, Obama maintained he respects the customs and traditions in different countries.

    “The issue of gays and lesbians, and how they’re treated, has come up and has been controversial in many parts of Africa,” Obama said. “So I want the African people just to hear what I believe, and that is that every country, every group of people, every religion have different customs, different traditions. And when it comes to people’s personal views and their religious faith, et cetera, I think we have to respect the diversity of views that are there.”

    In his response to the question, Sall struck a different tone, saying his country won’t decriminalize homosexuality as he maintained his country is very tolerant and doesn’t believe in discrimination.

    “We don’t tell anybody that he will not be recruited because he is gay or he will not access a job because his sexual orientation is different,” Sall said. “But we are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality. I’ve already said it in the past, in our Cabinet meeting it is Senegal’s option, at least for the time being, while we have respect for the rights of homosexuals — but for the time being, we are still not ready to change the law.”

    And, President Sall, may I ask you, sir — thank you, first of all, for your hospitality. You just said you embrace democracy and freedom. As this country’s new President, sir, will you work to decriminalize homosexuality in this country?.....snip~

    Obama talks DOMA, gay rights in Africa - Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source : Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source

    Looks like Sall Gave them his Answer. Their not ready. Not in his Country. Not for him, anywhere in the world.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya SL. Seems the Reporter asked the same of Sall too. Which was after Obama question.

    Perhaps acknowledging the culture of Senegal, where 96 percent of the population practice Islam, Obama maintained he respects the customs and traditions in different countries.

    “The issue of gays and lesbians, and how they’re treated, has come up and has been controversial in many parts of Africa,” Obama said. “So I want the African people just to hear what I believe, and that is that every country, every group of people, every religion have different customs, different traditions. And when it comes to people’s personal views and their religious faith, et cetera, I think we have to respect the diversity of views that are there.”

    In his response to the question, Sall struck a different tone, saying his country won’t decriminalize homosexuality as he maintained his country is very tolerant and doesn’t believe in discrimination.

    “We don’t tell anybody that he will not be recruited because he is gay or he will not access a job because his sexual orientation is different,” Sall said. “But we are still not ready to decriminalize homosexuality. I’ve already said it in the past, in our Cabinet meeting it is Senegal’s option, at least for the time being, while we have respect for the rights of homosexuals — but for the time being, we are still not ready to change the law.”

    And, President Sall, may I ask you, sir — thank you, first of all, for your hospitality. You just said you embrace democracy and freedom. As this country’s new President, sir, will you work to decriminalize homosexuality in this country?.....snip~

    Obama talks DOMA, gay rights in Africa - Washington Blade - America's Leading Gay News Source : Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source

    Looks like Sall Gave them his Answer. Their not ready. Not in his Country. Not for him, anywhere in the world.
    The part you put in bold cast this in an entirely different light and I am spitting the foul fowl meat OUT.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    OK thanks. apparently I am eating crow for lunch.
    It's all good, I had to look it up, I just had a feeling that with what he said, and it happening at a press conference of all things, that there was a question asked about it.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The part you put in bold cast this in an entirely different light and I am spitting the foul fowl meat OUT.
    Yes, seems the reporter had that on his mind. Rather than what why and wherefore Obama was there in Senegal. A Muslim Country of 96% yet Obama says lets Respect diversity while accepting equality with all.

    I am sure they understood it fully!

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All down hill since then, scandal after scandal, loss after loss except in the gay arena.
    Good afternoon, sawyerloggingon.

    Well, that answers a question I asked earlier of another poster about why BHO is discussing homosexuality on a State visit to Senegal! It's the only sort-of "win" he can tout at the moment? And we are paying how many tax dollars for this trip? :

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    Re: Obama Clashes with African Host over Gay Rights.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Seriously....perhaps the problem starts with yourself wherein you attempt to think for others. Then use deceit to think you can get some roll out. Now wheres the link that says I back the ****. Did you still want to try and tell me and others what I think or feel? Or do I need to address that idiocy further?
    Trying to deny what you did is kinda silly at this point don't you think? Amusing, yes, but kinda silly.
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