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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    This sucks, however when has anything to do with employment or housing ever asked about if you were gay or not? I do not seriously see marriage bans and adoption restrictions as being oppressive in the purest definition. These are issues that need resolved though.
    The term "oppressed" was defined in the OP of this thread.

    oppressed
    Verb:
    1.Keep (someone) in subservience and hardship, esp. by the unjust exercise of authority.
    2.Cause (someone) to feel distressed, anxious, or uncomfortable: "he was oppressed by worry".
    You don't think that policies that restrict gay people's ability to help their partners and children does not "keep (them) in subservience and hardship" or "cause (them) to feel distressed, anxious, or uncomfortable"?

    And your lack of personal experience with employment or housing discrimination towards gay people is not exactly a convincing argument.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Lol ok. You got me! Just because I don't cave to your opinion, I want to oppress gay people. Man I should have known not to get in a debate with people on the internet. They know what my position clearly is. It's all black and white. Of course, having an oppressive opinion mine will be white, yours black or something...
    You were the person who wanted to play black and white. If gays aren't oppressed at the level that they are in Africa, then they are not truly oppressed. Was that not your argument?

    I don't know your views, but from your behavior in this thread of semantic games and rationalizations, it seems perfectly consistent with someone who is uncomfortable with their role as an oppressor.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    YES! Until we can get married in all states? We are oppressed. Unitl we are no longer denied adoption rights, rentals, etc? We are oppressed. Til we are no longer turned down for jobs simply because a guy may have a bit of a swish in his walk and a lesbian or bisexual female loves to dress kinda like Ellen? We are oppressed.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The term "oppressed" was defined in the OP of this thread.



    You don't think that policies that restrict gay people's ability to help their partners and children does not "keep (them) in subservience and hardship" or "cause (them) to feel distressed, anxious, or uncomfortable"?

    And your lack of personal experience with employment or housing discrimination towards gay people is not exactly a convincing argument.
    Neither is yours, you give me anecdotal bs I give you some too. I will admit, I don't know if this is a truth, but I have never seen a box to place a check mark for gay or straight.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

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    Are Homosexuals Oppressed?Some ASSHOLE decided to try to mess with the poll. I imagine it's the same ASSHOLE who has done this for a few years. I'll be watching the thread and keep changing the numbers back to their rightful place. It's a shame that some people are so pathetic and weak that they have to change the numbers of an internet poll to make themselves feel good.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    ...Fourth, I find it absolutely hilarious given the persecution complex that you and many Christians in America have displayed to take such a disrespectful and dishonest approach towards this discussion with the gay community. Apparently you face terrible oppression as a Christian in a nation that is over 70% Christian but you can't imagine how a sexual minority that equates to 8% of the country could face any degree of oppression. That is laughable.
    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Why did you make this thread? You failed to hear any of the valid points most of the posters have made. You have stuck to your very simplistic view in framing the OP. If these people aren't being tortured and gassed in chambers they are not oppressed in your view. You have not even given ear to the many ways oppression takes place. You see this stark black and white picture....
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and suggest that this thread and other threads/posts like it, tells us a lot more than what was intended.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and suggest that this thread and other threads/posts like it, tells us a lot more than what was intended.
    It certainly does that. It shows how deep the discrimination runs. It also illustrates that it's not even acknowledged by many for what it is. It's a shame really that some have such embedded skewed views they can't even see another's plight.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    It certainly does that. It shows how deep the discrimination runs. It also illustrates that it's not even acknowledged by many for what it is. It's a shame really that some have such embedded skewed views they can't even see another's plight.
    yes, that too.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    It certainly does that. It shows how deep the discrimination runs. It also illustrates that it's not even acknowledged by many for what it is. It's a shame really that some have such embedded skewed views they can't even see another's plight.
    I think that disgusts me the most.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I think that disgusts me the most.
    I'm disgusted & saddened by folks who overcompensate for their own issues & demons, by expressing hatred & bigotry.

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