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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    So? IMO coming out now isn't nearly as brave as it was 5 or 10 years ago.

    That said, since Your Star asked I'll watch the video.
    Personally, I think it's still very brave. Ask any black person and they'll tell you that there is still deep seeded racism in some people, it's just not overt or as much on display as it was in the past. By "admitting" you're gay and living a gay lifestyle, you are opening yourself up to covert prejudice that you may not have experienced while "acting" straight.

    The very fact that there are so many gay people who aren't "out" should make it clear that they, in their lives, feel that being openly gay is dangerous both to them personally and in their professional lives. To take such a risk with your life is courageous, in my view.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yep. if you would have told me in 2004 that we would progress this far on the issue in 10 years, i wouldn't have believed you.
    I echo this same feeling all the time

    many times ive stated that i never thought id see equal rights for gays in my lifetime. I thought at best my daughter would see it but now its a reality and im so happy to witness this great and reassuring history in the making.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Personally, I think it's still very brave. Ask any black person and they'll tell you that there is still deep seeded racism in some people, it's just not overt or as much on display as it was in the past. By "admitting" you're gay and living a gay lifestyle, you are opening yourself up to covert prejudice that you may not have experienced while "acting" straight.

    The very fact that there are so many gay people who aren't "out" should make it clear that they, in their lives, feel that being openly gay is dangerous both to them personally and in their professional lives. To take such a risk with your life is courageous, in my view.
    I said it was brave, just not as brave as it was when states weren't passing gay marriage and homophobia was socially acceptable rather than being stigmatizing.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    I pray that she is able to overcome her temptation and find the love of Christ instead of living a life enslaved to her temptations and living bound to sin.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Actually I already do massive amounts of boycotting. I just added one more thing to the list.... YOU.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'm definitely going to see the movie myself, but from what you say, the gay population has to be at about 50% of our population.
    Obviously that's not the case. But there are gay people in pretty much every profession.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I pray that she is able to overcome her temptation and find the love of Christ instead of living a life enslaved to her temptations and living bound to sin.
    And I pray there's a spot in heaven for the multitude of highly judgmental Christians out there.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You're joking. Right?
    Yes, I wouldn't really burn dvds over her admitting to having a severe mental disorder.
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    re: Actress Ellen Page: "I am gay"[W:1222]

    I had a feeling she was, not that it really matters.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I pray that she is able to overcome her temptation and find the love of Christ instead of living a life enslaved to her temptations and living bound to sin.
    That sales pitch has gotten old.

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

    In no way is this meant as any criticism of any moderator or any moderator actions, as a disclaimer.

    The whole LGBT "issue", for lack of a better term, severely divides the moderation team, from what I have seen, as does abortion.
    IMO, this inflames the threads, as with guns.
    However, posting is why we all come here so moderators should be able to express their deepest feelings also.

    Since there does not seem to be common ground on guns, GLBT or abortion on any web-site,
    it is frustrating for me to see our populace further divided by the internet.

    With respect to GLBT, what need do you see for every last gay person to "come out"?
    When do you think the "silent majority" will get sick of this and the utility of coming out turns south?
    Should I come out as a man who likes to **** my wife?

    As a selfish politico, it is my opinion that coming out has driven a wedge between
    wavering independents and the Democratic party since the cultural war began in the 80's.

    As well, when gays don't get all they want, as in 2010, they become a fickle voting group and don't show up.
    Recently, I see a trend to announce that one is gay and GOP, as with being a Conservative GOP Black Gay GUY, quite possibly for the sake of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Obviously that's not the case. But there are gay people in pretty much every profession.
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