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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    What makes people think anyone wants to hear about their sexual preferance, especially if they weren't asked about it in the first place?
    Didn't you know? Homosexuality now not only trumps health, morality, religion and biology, but good taste and self respect as well.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Didn't you know? Homosexuality now not only trumps health, morality, religion and biology, but good taste and self respect as well.
    Bullies and hate filled bigots now trumps thinking about how ones family and employer would view your online ranting about the people you think are less than you.

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    He was given access to the mic through hi body of work, and was free to address his classmates as he chose...
    And yet in many places the graduation speech has to be approved by the administration. Guess some are not as free to speak as others.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Bullies and hate filled bigots now trumps thinking about how ones family and employer would view your online ranting about the people you think are less than you.
    Unlike Gay rights activists, I don't see people as being defined by their personal practices. So I also don't see them as being "less than me." They are merely misguided and ill served by the notions and political movements to which they've bound themselves.


    As for my family and employer, like most people, they find homosexuality to be an aberration which adds no value whatsoever to society.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Brave would have been for somebody in the audience to tell him that this was not the proper venue for him to engage in verbal exhibitionism about his sexual deviancy to the public humiliation of his parents.
    I would have liked to have seen someone in the audience stand up and state "We really don't give a ****, it's none of our business"
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    1.)And the kid has every right to defy censorship, limits and bans.
    2.) Rules? Aw, c'mon. You don't believe that crap, do you>
    1.)no he doesn't have a right too, he CAN, and that would be his choice but he doesn't have a right too
    2.) believe in rules is meaningless to whether they exist with or with out consequence or not.

    per the info i know i think the kid was brave, super brave and his parents should be proud
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    1.)no he doesn't have a right too, he CAN, and that would be his choice but he doesn't have a right too
    2.) believe in rules is meaningless to whether they exist with or with out consequence or not.

    per the info i know i think the kid was brave, super brave and his parents should be proud
    I fail to see the "bravery" of admitting something that most people already knew
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    In that town, it could very easily be. It sounds like you don't have any familiarity with small white trash towns.
    Oddly, in post #130 you say, "Evidently bigotry has gone out of style. I'm so sorry for your loss."

    It apparently has not.

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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oddly, in post #130 you say, "Evidently bigotry has gone out of style. I'm so sorry for your loss."

    It apparently has not.
    don't you know anything??? it's not bigotry if the target is straight, white, conservative
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I fail to see the "bravery" of admitting something that most people already knew
    you are welcome to that opinion but in my opinion i simply disagree.
    most people assumed and guess and some people knew but the fact remains over coming that fear he had of being judged by bigotry or even worse, shun, disowned, assaulted etc etc is bravery in my opinion.

    But you are free to feel otherwise.
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