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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    24 pages!!

    All I've learned is that the homophobes on DP really think homosexuality is a 'life choice'. The RW media has brainwashed them.

    Lastest poll show that the country has finally tipped toward accepting homosexuality and gay marriage. 53% in favor of supporting.

    10 years from now, people will look back at these laws and debates the way we look back at segregation.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    24 pages!!

    All I've learned is that the homophobes on DP really think homosexuality is a 'life choice'. The RW media has brainwashed them.

    Lastest poll show that the country has finally tipped toward accepting homosexuality and gay marriage. 53% in favor of supporting.

    10 years from now, people will look back at these laws and debates the way we look back at segregation.
    Could you indicate what posts made clear statements that homosexuality is a life choice and which homophobes are you talking about...is a homophobe someone that doesnt agree with everything homosexuals want ? is a homophobe a person thats afraid homosexuals will beat them up...just what exactly are you referring too...I didnt see any of that in this thread.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't see the need to thrust sex-ed in the faces of kindergarteners. This universal objection includes the chapter on homosexuality.

    Nothing to see here.


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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Could you indicate what posts made clear statements that homosexuality is a life choice and which homophobes are you talking about...
    Some people danced around it early on, but check out post #70 and read forward from there...



    is a homophobe someone that doesnt agree with everything homosexuals want ? is a homophobe a person thats afraid homosexuals will beat them up...just what exactly are you referring too...I didnt see any of that in this thread.
    Both and all. Actions, words... You have to read between the lines and look at a poster's history in these types of threads.

    Homophobia can be anyone supporting this Tenn law. It's a fear that causes people to act in a certain way.

    Some Libertarians will try to support this law or support anti-gay marriage laws based on 'Logic', but if it's thin logic, I'd say look deeper... where are these thoughts and feelings coming from?

    Homophobia, like any bigotry, doesn't have to be overt, in your face gay bashing.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    24 pages!!

    All I've learned is that the homophobes on DP really think homosexuality is a 'life choice'. The RW media has brainwashed them.

    Lastest poll show that the country has finally tipped toward accepting homosexuality and gay marriage. 53% in favor of supporting.

    10 years from now, people will look back at these laws and debates the way we look back at segregation.

    Does it even matter if it is a "life choice"? Heck Baptist become atheists all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Sometimes man... the US wants make me want to puke...
    Hey this.is.why we have state laws. If you don't like it don't move to TN or live there. Move to another state that allows it....

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    It has no place in school...just like religion and morality. School is for academics
    But we're already effectively teaching children about heterosexuality with the majority of children's books out there. What's wrong with throwing Heather has Two Mommies in there just to show there are different lifestyles.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Some people danced around it early on, but check out post #70 and read forward from there...



    Both and all. Actions, words... You have to read between the lines and look at a poster's history in these types of threads.

    Homophobia can be anyone supporting this Tenn law. It's a fear that causes people to act in a certain way.

    Some Libertarians will try to support this law or support anti-gay marriage laws based on 'Logic', but if it's thin logic, I'd say look deeper... where are these thoughts and feelings coming from?

    Homophobia, like any bigotry, doesn't have to be overt, in your face gay bashing.
    Most people see their own views as reasonable, and a reasonable opinion couldn't be bigoted, right? The result is people holding unfounded prejudice that they aren't even really consciously aware of.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Most people see their own views as reasonable, and a reasonable opinion couldn't be bigoted, right?
    A subjective POV is not necessarily truth or fact. Just because people think they're reasonable, does not make them reasonable.


    The result is people holding unfounded prejudice that they aren't even really consciously aware of.
    So, we make them aware.

    ATTENTION HOMOPHOBES: Sexual orientation is a hard-wired personality trait. There are degrees, but there is no choice. If you are more inclined to same-sex attraction, you will only be happy in that type of relationship. It is as natural as left-handed. It occurs in all cultures, and species of animals. There is not one "gay gene", brain development is a complex combination of genetics, and prenatal health.

    Please stop being fearful of homosexuals. If your child is showing homosexual traits, you can not beat it out of him or her. So try being a good parent and loving and accepting your children as they are.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Tennessee’s ‘Don’t say gay’ bill doesn’t go far enough
    By Alexandra Petri, Published: April 22 | Updated: Saturday, April 23, 8:30 AM

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    There is, in Tennessee, a bill prohibiting educators from talking about homosexuality in elementary and middle schools. It just passed the Senate by a vote of 6 to 3. It’s called the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill by its opponents, who think it goes too far.

    I oppose it, too: I don’t think it goes far enough. The bill says it’s perfectly fine for educators to talk about heterosexuality from kindergarten through eighth grade.

    How filthy!

    How dare they pollute the minds of the innocent young with this? Throughout your lives, all you see is heterosexuals flaunting this lifestyle right and left. On billboards. In movies. In music. Through the Midwest. Even on television shows watched by kids!

    Sure, I have no problem with heterosexuals. I happen to be one myself. But that doesn’t mean I want my children to be exposed to this before the ninth grade. Don’t they have enough to do, like learning to read and write and identify countries on maps? Why push a social agenda?

    Heterosexuals are everywhere once you grow up. You eat lunch with them. You take them to prom. Sometimes you have to share a cubicle with one and talk about his or her hobbies. Many kids even have one in their home or family. Aren’t kids exposed to enough heterosexuality in the media and in their homes without being forced to hear about it at school, too? They don’t need this explained to them! They should be memorizing state capitals and increasingly their utility!

    People would not choose to be attracted to members of the opposite sex if someone had not read them a book in their childhood about a male and female duck forming a family. Curse whoever read that book! Such attractions are powerfully distracting! They ended Edward VII’s promising career!

    Why brainwash our kids?

    If you can’t share it with the whole class, don’t bring it up at all! Some people say they have favorite sexual positions. My favorite position is the one where you don’t talk about it, ever, and occasionally you eat a sandwich and feel kind of lonesome.

    So don’t get me started on this ‘sex’ phenomenon. I don’t know whose idea it was, but it can’t be natural. If God intended us to frolic about in the buff with members of the opposite sex, he would have created Adam and Eve, rather than allowing us to evolve slowly over the course of geologic time until we reached our present position. I come from a Scandinavian family, so my sole sex education came one time when we visited the zoo and happened to see some monkeys. “Whatever it is they’re doing,” my parents told me, “don’t.”

    I am now 23 years old, and I still believe that I was put on Earth by a complicated ritual involving Ayn Rand and eight storks. I fully intend to adopt, not on principle but because I have no idea how babies are made. I assume that they are either conceived immaculately — if you’re very lucky — or constructed somewhere from inexpensive materials and then shipped, which would explain why we refer to mothers as “expecting.”

    It’s an awful lot to wrap one’s head around, and I don’t think kids should have to think about this at all. Later they may have to confront the horrifying fact that they are somehow attracted to someone or other. But until then, I say, forgo all the naughty bits. If they want to tackle the issue on their own time, the less we inform them about what they might be feeling, the better. They are unlikely to figure out any of this on their own. It is far too complicated! They can’t possibly hope to get anywhere until the Elders give them the 83-page manual. And the Internet remains a total mystery to anyone under the age of 25.

    Lady Gaga is one thing. We all know she emerged fully formed from an egg. But our kids are another.

    So I say this bill is a travesty — there’s too much sex in it. Sex belongs outside the classroom, in, uh, laboratories, or wherever it is they do it. I really couldn’t tell you.

    Tennessee’s ‘Don’t say gay’ bill doesn’t go far enough - The Washington Post

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