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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post


    I suppose what will be really shocking will be the day that a celebrity comes out and announces that he is not caught up in various sexual perversions; and is generally living a happy, healthy, relatively-normal life.
    You know what would have been brave? You know what would have been a serious risk to her career? Coming out as a conservative.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    You know what would have been brave? You know what would have been a serious risk to her career? Coming out as a conservative.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Seriously, watch the speech, it will bring tears to your eyes. So happy and proud of her. You can tell she was very nervous and this meant a lot to her.

    Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay" - CNN.com
    Good for her that she is secure enough in herself to make it public but it does not change the facts how I feel about her as an actress. But it does reflect very positive on her personality, I think it is brave of her to come out for her personal sexual preference.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    What is it with independents? Aren't we all independents? I can vote for whomever I want, anytime. I think of it as kind of a cop out. You're not above the fray, you just don't know what to stand for.
    Joking man. I make it pretty obvious what I stand for.

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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
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    You don’t know anything about me, including whether I myself am straight or gay. But I will say this: I am certain that I do know first-hand more than you will ever know about the world gay folks live in, that I understand the context and that I have experienced for myself the looks and the assumptions of others, and that you’re way, way out of line for insinuating that I lack compassion and/or empathy.
    I could care less if you are gay or not. It does not give you instant credibility. I formed an opinion based on the content of your post and it is not changed by your sexual orientation. Unlike you, I don't think that everyone who identifies as gay thinks the same way or shares one collective identity. Just like some African Americans will label a fellow African American a whiner for speaking out against oppression doesn't make me second guess my stance on oppression within that community. It DOES affect my opinion about the African American rejecting the thoughts, feelings, experiences and needs of others. So take your self righteous pontification and well, just keep it.

    The real victory, as far as I’m concerned, is not starlets coming out or anybody else coming out. It’s that most people don’t give two craps in their workplace or neighborhood who’s gay or straight.
    If that's your experience then good for you. But demeaning someone who has the need because their experience is different then yours only makes you look judgmental and small.

    That’s what matters. If it’s so important for some to make public statements, that’s fine with me…but I have the right to say that I’m pretty bored with it all. Which I am.
    and I have the right to tell you what I think of your opinion.

    You’re absolutely clueless.
    Luckily, I could care less what you think.

    If I misunderstood your words that's fine. Clarify and I will gladly retract my words. But given you to stated in a thread where everyone is bashing a young gay woman, who obviously feels the need to unburden herself, that you're tired of it and starlets coming out isn't what it's about I think my interpretation of your words as dismissive and lacking in empathy makes perfect sense. So clarify if you can but otherwise, my opinion of your post stands.

    one last thing, if you are gay, you may understand YOUR world but you show no effort to understand hers
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    For some people that may be true. When Melissa Joan Hart came out as conservative in a liberal world I don't remember myself or anyone else attacking her on this forum. Perhaps it happened and I missed it...
    I didn't even remember that, to be honest. Of course, I could never attack Clarissa. See was amazing!
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I didn't even remember that, to be honest. Of course, I could never attack Clarissa. See was amazing!
    Clarissa was terrific. Ferguson, however, was a little asshole.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I didn't even remember that, to be honest. Of course, I could never attack Clarissa. See was amazing!
    That was my show!!
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Clarissa was terrific. Ferguson, however, was a little asshole.
    Dude....he made me go "dude, your sister is cool!" when I was in my own little world of being angry at my little sister. Ferguson just couldn't keep the bro-alliance alive!
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    I really don't think that this is particularly brave. She's a Hollywood starlette, there is almost no risk to her in any way. You think she will be shunned or lose rolls because of this? Not a chance. It's the unknown kid in a small town High School that is brave. Plus, another hot chic playing on the wrong team!
    There's a lot of truth to this.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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