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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Let's see. Countries fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan:

    UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Australia.

    Does that answer your question?
    Haha. Aside from Canada and the UK, they aren't "fighting." But that's besides the point.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I am glad to hear that the military is acting in their best interest and in the interest of this Country rather than the interests of a vocal minority that want to advance their political agenda and use the military as their agent.
    That's real rich coming from a liberal lawyer that never served a god damn day in his life. You disgust me.
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Gays are not murdered and hanged for being gay in America.
    Erm... Matthew Shepard? Laramie? Ring a bell?
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Haha. Aside from Canada and the UK, they aren't "fighting." But that's besides the point.
    Yes it is. It's also untrue. Between them those countries have lost over 500 troops in action in Afghanistan. I salute their contribution and sacrifice. Do you?
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Haha. Aside from Canada and the UK, they aren't "fighting." But that's besides the point.
    The French and the Aussies are in the fight, too, MSGT

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Gays are not murdered and hanged for being gay in America. Gays live quite openly without fear of persecution in America.


    You are quite clueless.

    A few news stories...

    Shooting of gay student sparks outcry - USATODAY.com
    Was Navy Sailor Killed For Being Gay? - Crimesider - CBS News
    Syracuse man was killed for being gay, police say | News from The Post-Standard -
    Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in Skipper Murder | Latest News | TheLedger.com

    And if that isn't enough, here are but a few examples of gays living openly without fear of persecution in America...

    # In Rochester, New York on March 16, 2008 police say Lance Neve was beaten unconscious because Neve was gay. A man attacked Neve at a bar leaving him with a fractured skull, and a broken nose.[168] Jesse Parsons was sentenced to more than five years in prison for the assault.[169][170]
    # In Baltimore County, Maryland on May 29, 2008 eighteen year old Steven Parrish—a member of the Young Swans subgroup of the Bloods—was murdered by Steven T. Hollis III and Juan L. Flythe after they found "gay messages" on his cell phone. They felt having a gay member would make their gang appear weak and that by killing Parrish they could prevent that perception.[171]
    # On June 9, 2008, Jeremy Waggoner, an openly gay hairstylist from Royal Oak, Michigan, was brutally murdered in Detroit. His murder is still unsolved.[172]
    # On July 17, 2008, in Colorado, 18 year old Angie Zapata, a trans woman, was beaten to death two days after meeting Allen Ray Andrade. The case was prosecuted as a hate crime, and Andrade was found guilty of first degree murder on April 22, 2009.[173]
    # September 7, 2008 - Tony Randolph Hunter, 27, and his partner were attacked and beaten near a gay bar in Washington DC. Hunter later died from his injuries on September 18. Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.[174][175]
    # September 13, 2008 in Denver, Colorado 26 year old Nima Daivari was attacked by a man who called him faggot. The police that arrived on the scene refused to make a report of the attack.[176]
    # September 15, 2008 - A Bourbonnais, Illinois elementary school bus driver was charged with leading a homophobic attack on a 10-year old student passenger. The boy was taunted by the driver who then encouraged other students to chase and beat the child.[177]
    # On November 7, 2008 in Newton, NC the home of openly gay Melvin Whistlehunt was destroyed by arsonists. Investigators found homophobic graffiti spray painted on the back of the house.[178]
    # On November 14, 2008, a 22 year old transgender woman, Lateisha Green, was shot and killed by Dwight DeLee in Syracuse, NY because he thought she was gay.[179] Local news media reported the incident with her legal name, Moses "Teish" Cannon.[180] DeLee was convicted of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime on July 17, 2009 and received the maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison. This was only the second time in the nation’s history that a person was prosecuted for a hate crime against a transgender person and the first hate crime conviction in New York state.[181][182][183]
    # On December 7, 2008 Romel Sucuzhanya, a 31 year old straight Ecuadorean and his brother Jose, were attacked on a Brooklyn, New York street for appearing to be gay and for being Latino; they were walking arm-in-arm, which is normal for brothers in their culture. Romel later died from his injuries.[184]
    # On December 12, 2008 in Richmond, California a 28 year old lesbian was kidnapped and gang raped by four men who made homophobic remarks during the attack.[185]
    # On December 27, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio 24 year old Nathan Runkle was brutally assaulted outside a gay nightclub.[186]
    # On February 15, 2009 in New York City Efosa Agbontaen and Branden McGillvery-Dummett were attacked by four young men with glass bottles and box cutters who used anti-gay slurs during the attack. Agbontaen and McGillvery-Dummett both required emergency room treatment for their injuries.[187]
    # On February 18, 2009 two men were arrested in Stroudsburg, PA for the stabbing death of gay veteran Michael Goucher.[188]
    # On March 1, 2009 in Galveston, Texas three men entered Roberts Lafitte bar and attacked patrons with rocks. One of the victims, Marc Bosaw, was sent to the emergency room to have twelve staples in his head.[189]
    # On March 14, 2009 a gay couple leaving a Britney Spears concert in Newark, New Jersey were attacked by 15 teens. Josh Kehoe and Bobby Daniel Caldwell were called "faggots" and beaten. Caldwell suffered a broken jaw.[190]
    # On March 23, 2009 in Seaside, Oregon two gay men were attacked and left lying unconscious on a local beach. The men regained consciousness and were treated at a nearby hospital.[191]
    # On April 6, 2009, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, an 11 year old child in Springfield, Massachusetts, hanged himself with an extension cord after being bullied all school year by peers who said "he acted feminine" and was gay.[192]
    # On April 11, 2009 a gay man in Gloucester, Massachusetts was attacked and beaten by as many as six people outside a bar. Justin Goodwin, 36, of Salem suffered a shattered jaw, broken eye socket, broken nose and broken cheek bone.[193]
    # On June 30, 2009, Seaman August Provost was found shot to death and his body burned at his guard post on Camp Pendleton. LGBT community leaders "citing military sources initially said that Provost’s death was a hate crime."[194] Provost had been harassed because of his sexual orientation.[194] Military leaders have since explained that "whatever the investigation concludes, the military’s “Don't ask, don't tell” policy prevented Provost from seeking help."[194] Family and friends believe he was murdered because he was openly gay (or bisexual according to some family and sources);
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    Please, wake the **** up. Let us all know when you are living in the same world as all the rest of us.
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    That's real rich coming from a liberal lawyer that never served a god damn day in his life. You disgust me.
    Bigots disgust me regardless of their station in life or their politics.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post


    You are quite clueless.

    A few news stories...

    Please, wake the **** up. Let us all know when you are living in the same world as all the rest of us.

    Obviously you are gay and quite passionate about your desires. But clearly, what I wrote pertained to governmental prescription, not random acts of violence for which people have been criminalized and penalized for their actions. If you think you have it so bad in your little American gay world, head into the desert and inform some of those governments of your desires. Perhaps then you will "wake the **** up" and recognize the world you live in.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    The French and the Aussies are in the fight, too, MSGT
    The French and the Aussies exist in Afghanistan. Do we really need to compare what "in the fight" means to Americans, the British, and the Candians as compared to what "in the fight" means to the French and the rest?

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Bigots disgust me regardless of their station in life or their politics.
    Then you must be disgusted with yourself since everyone is a bigot on this issue that takes a hard stance.
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