View Poll Results: Are Homosexuals oppressed in America?

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    There are many groups, including white, that feel distressed/anxious/uncomfortable; are they oppressed? I'm "uncomfortable" that I can't currently afford a ferrari, or go on a cruise; is that oppression?
    Ah, yes, the white oppression of not being able to afford a ferrari...

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Are homosexuals forced into slavery, not allowed to speak, could be killed at a whim, killed in gas chambers, not allowed to own property, or enter/leave the country?

    Why is marriage such an aspect of oppression? Why is it that if you can't redefine marriage, you're suddenly oppressed? And even then, there are states in America that allow gay marriage.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Let's see homosexuals be in shackles, be unable to vote or own property, etc; perhaps then they would understand that actual meaning of oppression.
    You sound like you are advocating this.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I don't see how homosexuals are kept in subservience and hardship by the unjust exercise of authority.
    Being considered a second class citizen unworthy of marriage and adoption rights means that you are considered subservient to straight people. Because there is no rational reason to keep them as second class citizens, then the exercise of authority is unjust.

    There are many groups, including white, that feel distressed/anxious/uncomfortable; are they oppressed? I'm "uncomfortable" that I can't currently afford a ferrari, or go on a cruise; is that oppression?
    I'm really tempted to get an infraction here, but I'll keep it clean. "Feeling distressed" is not the definition of oppression you provided. "Causing someone to feel distress, etc." is the definition and a large portion of society causes many gay people to feel distress. So yes, they are oppressed.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    You sound like you are advocating this.
    Of course not.

    However, they should appreciate the meaning of actual oppression, instead of equating the inability to redefine marriage to being in slavery/being killed by Nazi Germans, etc.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I tend to place a higher standard on oppression, like the Jewish oppression at the hand of the Nazis, or my great-grandparents under slavery.

    If homosexuals can be multi-millionaires, own their own businesses, say what they want, where they want, when they want, among other things, then I don't see that as oppression.
    Then you should have found a better definition to fit what you wanted. The definitions you supplied, both answer as yes.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Of course not.

    However, they should appreciate the meaning of actual oppression, instead of equating the inability to redefine marriage to being in slavery/being killed by Nazi Germans, etc.
    Maybe they aren't trying to redefine marriage, they are just correcting what was wrong in the first place...

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    I like how Wake posted a definition of oppresion that fits the current treatment of homosexuals but then says that gays are not being oppressed.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    Maybe they aren't trying to redefine marriage, they are just correcting what was wrong in the first place...
    Right. Marriage has been wrong for thousands of years. Let's correct the church as well, since it's been wrong for thousands of years as well.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Of course not.

    However, they should appreciate the meaning of actual oppression, instead of equating the inability to redefine marriage to being in slavery/being killed by Nazi Germans, etc.
    You supplied a definition. Your definition fits gays. That is not the fault of gay people.

    And by the way, good job on Godwinning your own thread.
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