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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yes. He and every Christian in the audience would have been arrested and fed to some hungry lions.

    (That's what you wanted to hear, right? How persecuted you are?)
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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?

    See....that's where you are wrong. If he announced his conversion to Christianity and talked about how his Christian values helped him through his high school years, I don't think most people would have a problem with it. On the otherhand, if he started reciting scripture and praying....that's a different story.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    See....that's where you are wrong. If he announced his conversion to Christianity and talked about how his Christian values helped him through his high school years, I don't think most people would have a problem with it. On the otherhand, if he started reciting scripture and praying....that's a different story.
    It also depends on who the speech is being given to, if you're in an area where 90% of the people believe the same exact thing then reading a prayer to them would be relevant and motivating.

    I'm more impressed with this kid though. What he did takes a lot of guts, and his speech turned into one that was good advice for any of his fellow classmates.
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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....



    KTEM EXCLUSIVE: Belton High School Student Comes Out To Family, Friends During Graduation Speech
    I was talking about the folks of the example I posted. Read the thread.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Cue the ignorant "this kid is just a gay attention whore" comments now.
    this kid is just a gay attention whore, just like that other kid was a religious attention whore.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    He had been referring to Jonathan Allen, America's Got Talent, whose parents threw him out when he told them he was gay.

    As for the young Belton student, as much courage as I know it took, and as supportive as I am for the plight of all in the LBGT community, a graduation ceremony is not the appropriate venue for "coming out" to a captive audience who is there to celebrate a graduation, not hear religious recitation nor sexuality confessions.
    Folks tried that tack with the Lord's Prayer thread and it was a fail there as well. This does not meet the courts determination of what a captive audience is. The Event is NOT mandatory nor is it required by law or statute.

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    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?
    That is apparently a violation of the 1st amendment.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    At every graduation I have attended (including my own) I couldn't give two ****s about what the speakers are saying, just as long as they keep it short so I can GTFO of that 135 degree gymnasium and stop sweating my ass off.
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    Re: Now this is brave Gay Texas teen comes out in graduation speech

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Truthfully, all these people making political, religious, or personal revelations in their graduation speeches really annoy me. Somewhat reminds me of someone telling a very personal/political/religious secret... on Jerry Springer.
    When YOU earn a valedictorian or salutatorian slot, you can make your speech as acceptable to the crowd as you'd like.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I read it. Doesn't change what I think, however.

    My high school graduation Valedictorian was a black female in a predominately white graduating class . Not one part of her speech made any mention of race. It was all about WE and US.
    To be fair, did your valedictorian experience the same kind of prejudice and rejection at your school that this particular boy did? Overt racism is largely a thing of the past in the U.S., but overt homophobia is still with us, especially in crucible cruel called public school.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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