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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

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    What is a shame is that many thousands of ministers work faithfully for what they believe, and the people they care about, day after day and year after year, never seeking the spotlight and going largely unnoticed by those who like to revel in these hypocrisy stories.
    Well that's the news in general, isn't it? How much of the news that we hear about is actually good? The mass media almost never talks about good things that happened. It's all about misery, scandal, and shock factor. It kind of reminds me of those bosses who never, ever acknowledge the hard work you put in, but the second you do something wrong they are threatening to fire you. It's called: zero appreciation.

    Actually, I take that back, sometimes they do show nice stories, but the stories are about such trivial and meaningless things that they come across more like a platitude. "Okay, so we just bombarded you with 1.5 hours of horrendous suffering and debauchery, but here is a story about how a girl rescued a bunch of bunnies from a storm drain. All is well that ends well right? "

    I went to a conference in October that was about globalization, but there was a woman there talking about the salacious tendencies of the modern media. She said that most agencies who make attempts to sell stories of virtue end up running into financial difficulties. So, I guess they are just giving people what they want?

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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Well that's the news in general, isn't it? How much of the news that we hear about is actually good? The mass media almost never talks about good things that happened. It's all about misery, scandal, and shock factor. It kind of reminds me of those bosses who never, ever acknowledge the hard work you put in, but the second you do something wrong they are threatening to fire you. It's called: zero appreciation.

    Actually, I take that back, sometimes they do show nice stories, but the stories are about such trivial and meaningless things that they come across more like a platitude. "Okay, so we just bombarded you with 1.5 hours of horrendous suffering and debauchery, but here is a story about how a girl rescued a bunch of bunnies from a storm drain. All is well that ends well right? "

    I went to a conference in October that was about globalization, but there was a woman there talking about the salacious tendencies of the modern media. She said that most agencies who make attempts to sell stories of virtue end up running into financial difficulties. So, I guess they are just giving people what they want?
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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Well that's the news in general, isn't it? How much of the news that we hear about is actually good? The mass media almost never talks about good things that happened. It's all about misery, scandal, and shock factor. It kind of reminds me of those bosses who never, ever acknowledge the hard work you put in, but the second you do something wrong they are threatening to fire you. It's called: zero appreciation.

    Actually, I take that back, sometimes they do show nice stories, but the stories are about such trivial and meaningless things that they come across more like a platitude. "Okay, so we just bombarded you with 1.5 hours of horrendous suffering and debauchery, but here is a story about how a girl rescued a bunch of bunnies from a storm drain. All is well that ends well right? "

    I went to a conference in October that was about globalization, but there was a woman there talking about the salacious tendencies of the modern media. She said that most agencies who make attempts to sell stories of virtue end up running into financial difficulties. So, I guess they are just giving people what they want?
    The media would get flak for producing nice stories. The masses would shout," How can you be talking about this group of people building a little league baseball park while we got a war in the middle east and North Korea continues to wave their sabers."
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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    In summary: if it bleeds, it leads.
    The journalist's creed. ^
    I'm really not good at being short and concise, am I?

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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I have no particular opinion on whether homosexuality is curable through therapy. Not my field. I've heard evidence presented by both sides, for and against, but I reserve judgement at this point.
    It's not a disease. There is nothing to "cure".
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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    It's not a disease. There is nothing to "cure".

    Not everyone agrees with that statement, including some people who are homosexual.

    But, as I said, that isn't my field nor something I spend much time worrying about.

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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not everyone agrees with that statement, including some people who are homosexual.

    But, as I said, that isn't my field nor something I spend much time worrying about.
    It doesn't matter whether they agree with it or not; all that matters is whether or not they have scientific evidence to back up their claims, which they don't. If you're on the fence because opinions vary, then it sounds like you need to do more research instead of listening to what random people have to say.

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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not everyone agrees with that statement, including some people who are homosexual.

    But, as I said, that isn't my field nor something I spend much time worrying about.

    Homosexuality per se was removed as a classification of mental illness from the DSM II in 1973, but what would "experts" on the subject know?
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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not everyone agrees with that statement, including some people who are homosexual.

    But, as I said, that isn't my field nor something I spend much time worrying about.
    The people who matter have rendered their decision. The APA and the AMA. They are the experts on disease.
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    Re: George Rekers, Christian Right Leader, Denies Gay Prostitution Allegation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    It doesn't matter whether they agree with it or not; all that matters is whether or not they have scientific evidence to back up their claims, which they don't. If you're on the fence because opinions vary, then it sounds like you need to do more research instead of listening to what random people have to say.

    So thousands of people who were gay, or at least lived a homosexual lifestyle and considered themselves gay and were considered gay by everyone who knew them, who (through therapy or religion or whatever) "turned hetero"... they don't know anything because some (not all) scientists have decided otherwise. Ok.

    I don't really know why I care about this topic honestly, other than I'm bored right now but too tired to do anything more intresting than frack around on DP.

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