View Poll Results: Are Homosexuals oppressed in America?

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    You know who should be oppressed?

    Homophobes and bigots.

    They don't get oppressed enough, IMO.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    So then we can have referendums that prevent interracial or interfaith marriages and have those made into laws that will pass Constitutional muster then?

    I don't think so.
    Whether a referendum happens via public vote, assembly or congress... it still occurs. If there's enough of an issue with either interracial or interfaith marriage... that's what happens. So far neither of those issues have required such a thing, and I don't expect they will in the future.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joni View Post
    Silliness.
    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The definition of oppression is not "fearing for your life."
    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Certainly not a realistic view or reality.
    What I said is based on my first-hand expereince witnessing what true oppression is.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What I said is based on my first-hand expereince witnessing what true oppression is.
    "True oppression" isn't simply whatever you say it is
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "True oppression" isn't simply whatever you say it is
    SB...you can't argue with Jerry...He's been oppressed for too long. Can't get through...

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What I said is based on my first-hand expereince witnessing what true oppression is.
    True oppression LOL you might want to look up true oppression and look at the history of the gays around the world. True oppression is what?
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Also, it must be said that merely believing homosexuality is a sin, according to Traditional Christianity, is not oppression.
    Well of course... Christians only thought it was oppression when Romans were making them fight against lions in coliseums. They didn't think burning people at the stake was oppression. They also had little problem with colonialism, women being second class citizens and the treatment of non-Christians in Europe. In those cases it wasn't oppression either.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "True oppression" isn't simply whatever you say it is
    Jerry obviously hasn't read history and seen that Jews and gays were treated the same by the Nazi's. i only say this because I'm thinking Jerry thinks this is the only true oppression. He has never lost a job because he's gay either of been denied a rental apartment in the US. So He really doesn't know what true oppression is. He's only guessing.
    Last edited by katiegrrl0; 03-13-12 at 12:42 AM.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    SB...you can't argue with Jerry...He's been oppressed for too long. Can't get through...
    Is that oppressed or repressed?
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "True oppression" isn't simply whatever you say it is
    That's right, and I had no say in what I saw.

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