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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Why should his folks rot? Apparently they've been very supportive of him....



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    What I'd like to hear is:

    Who put the bomp
    In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
    Who put the ram
    In the rama lama ding dong?
    Who put the bop
    In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
    Who put the dip
    In the dip da dip da dip?
    Man did you just date yourself, hehehe.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Man did you just date yourself, hehehe.
    Anything is possible...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm perfectly fine with people being gay - But I would be offended if they took something like a graduation ceremony and turned it into a self-centered publicity spree for their interests.

    That's like a slap in the face to the real purpose of the event.

    Why did he do it? Too afraid to talk to them in a normal conversation?
    I think he did it because he could. Apparently self-interest is the new theme. Looks like graduation speeches will become a free for all henceforth. Might be a good change of pace. What better way to exit from the world of theory and display one's first public application of free speech?

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

    While I have no issue with someone saying what they want, nor have a problem with anybody being gay.

    But isn't the Valedictorian's speech suppose to be about what the STUDENTS as a whole have accomplished, and the direction they are headed? That's the way I remember it.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Can you imagine how different this thread would be if he announced his conversion to Christianity?
    "Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am hereby converting to the religion of the majority of this country."

    Yeah...doesn't have as much impact.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I think he did it because he could. Apparently self-interest is the new theme. Looks like graduation speeches will become a free for all henceforth. Might be a good change of pace. What better way to exit from the world of theory and display one's first public application of free speech?
    Self-interest is the motivation behind most actions...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Here's another example from America's Got Talent last night -

    Jonathan Allen Performs "Time To Say Goodbye" - America's Got Talent - YouTube
    That's one of my favorite songs of all time, and all they gave me was the last couple of lines of it. I can't seem to find a link to his entire performance, either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    While I have no issue with someone saying what they want, nor have a problem with anybody being gay.

    But isn't the Valedictorian's speech suppose to be about what the STUDENTS as a whole have accomplished, and the direction they are headed? That's the way I remember it.
    Given the reaction he received, it appears most were in agreement...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    While I have no issue with someone saying what they want, nor have a problem with anybody being gay.

    But isn't the Valedictorian's speech suppose to be about what the STUDENTS as a whole have accomplished, and the direction they are headed? That's the way I remember it.
    Did you read it? He took his own personal experience and related it to the experience any student may face in the future.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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