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    Elton's new baby censored

    Link: Elton John's Us Weekly Cover CENSORED | PHOTOS | Styleite

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    Last night a lady went to a grocery store in Mountain Home, Arkansas, where she was privy to one of the more offensive things we’ve heard about in a long time. The people over at Harps Supermarket decided to put a “family shield” (you know, “to protect young Harps shoppers”) over the cover of Us Weekly. But Harps is not trying to protect kids from Snooki or Kim or any other standard tabloid trash. No, they’re trying to “protect” children from a photo of Elton John, his partner David Furnish and their adorable baby Zachary
    Is this something that needs censoring?


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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    If this story is true...

    It happened in Arkansas. Not exactly a renowned bastion of liberalism or sexual freedom.
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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    That is quite funny actually.

    It's really difficult for me to understand the mindset of people who have that much fear, they must hide a picture of two men holding a baby...

    I don't judge them for it either.

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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't judge them for it either.
    I do. I judge them to be ignorant bigots.

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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Link: Elton John's Us Weekly Cover CENSORED | PHOTOS | Styleite

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    Is this something that needs censoring?


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    I say no. Most little kids probably wouldn't think anything of it. As far as little kids could be concerned that could either be a man and a really ugly lady holding a baby, two brothers holding a baby or a guy and his best friend holding a baby. Little kids do not know what sex is so how are they going to know that two grown men like to pack fudge and toss the salad.
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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Cute baby!!!

    Stupid people - as usual (and it's not JUST in Arkansas, by the way - I'm sure it's not the only place that has done such, either).
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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If this story is true...

    It happened in Arkansas. Not exactly a renowned bastion of liberalism or sexual freedom.
    tell dat to Bill Clinton.
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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I do. I judge them to be ignorant bigots.
    What you know is what you know.

    If anything I pity them.

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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If this story is true...

    It happened in Arkansas. Not exactly a renowned bastion of liberalism or sexual freedom.
    Arkansas is actually quite conflicted.
    In some places it's very liberal - VERY liberal . . . in other areas it's extremely conservative. That's why we have dry counties - and wet counties . . . areas that encourage the banning of gambling but still some areas which were always given permission to gamble (Hot Springs) and so on.

    But aren't all states this way - mixed up and hard to peg - no one right way to label it?

    After all - mass labels without basis are prejudices.

    To note - Mountain Home is considered a retirement community. Over half of the residence are from other states - moved in upon retirement to have a change of life and access to relaxing fishing, golfing and other things. I would imagine that the 'shield' was more likely in place for an old granny (like my Grandmother) than young children who have no concept of 'gay couple'
    My Grandfather lived there before he died - he most certain isn't a Native Arkansan - but he was a racist homophobic prick.
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    Re: Elton's new baby censored

    I have no idea why this is news, or why anyone cares one way or the other.

    So they stuck it in one of the racks that hides the cover... who really gives a rip?

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