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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, how did things eventually turn out for the Spartans?
    Cut down by heterosexual arrows.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    This is like saying that before desegregation, when blacks couldn't serve in combat units in the U.S. military, it was their fault that they couldn't fight because if they really wanted to fight they wouldn't have been born black.
    You're equating apples to oranges. Race and sexual orientation are not comparable.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Cut down by heterosexual arrows.
    The Spartans are no longer around, are they? uh, yeah!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    You're equating apples to oranges. Race and sexual orientation are not comparable.
    Why not? Civil rights are civil rights. Rosa Parks could have avoided being arrested had she simply complied with James Blake's ordering her to the back of the bus. After all, she knew the law...

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I'm glad that you concede that the problem did not originate with the right-winged establishment.
    No problem. I've never said that DADT was the fault of the right-wing. It was a Clinton mistake and unfortunately I think it was worse than what preceded it.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by towski View Post
    Why not? Civil rights are civil rights. Rosa Parks could have avoided being arrested had she simply complied with James Blake's ordering her to the back of the bus. After all, she knew the law...
    Civil rights have nothing to do with this argument. Gays have always had civil rights. Blacks were the only ones who had their civil rights denied.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, how did things eventually turn out for the Spartans?
    They were around for several times longer than America has even been in existence. All civilizations fall eventually, but homosexuality certainly didn't hurt them any. They are remembered to this day for their militarism over 2,000 years since their fall.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    People aren't really arguing that homosexuality gives you a better chance at being a kick-ass Spartan-like warrior... are they?

    Have we gone completely mad?
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    They were around for several times longer than America has even been in existence. All civilizations fall eventually, but homosexuality certainly didn't hurt them any. They are remembered to this day for their militarism over 2,000 years since their fall.
    Well, they're not here anymore. nuff said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    People aren't really arguing that homosexuality gives you a better chance at being a kick-ass Spartan-like warrior... are they?

    Have we gone completely mad?
    Of course they are! That's the whole point. Our army isn't as good as it could be, because there aren't enough gays.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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