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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If you notice the poll is pretty much divided by Conservtive and Liberal and by the breakdown in DP.
    I wouldn't call RapidAlpaca a liberal, lol.

    Or others.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Plenty of the people who voted yes consider themselves conservative, or republicans, or whatever term you'd like to use, including myself. We just happen to live in 2013 and we're pretty confident 'the gay' is not a transferable disease.
    Its true a few Cons voted yes but there are a lot of Liberals in DP who are ashamed by that stereotype and try and hide it with a Centrist or Moderate label the problem is their posts give them away.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    I wouldn't call RapidAlpaca a liberal, lol.

    Or others.
    Sorry don't know him.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its true a few Cons voted yes but there are a lot of Liberals in DP who are ashamed by that stereotype and try and hide it with a Centrist or Moderate label the problem is their posts give them away.
    Or it could be that a majority of people couldn't care less what the sexuality is of other people.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    I wouldn't call RapidAlpaca a liberal, lol.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You are a perfect example.......Undisclosed what a joke............Stand up and be counted.......I rest my case.........
    Perfect example of what? Stand up and be counted? What are you talking about?

    You think because I put "Undisclosed" that I'm ashamed of my political views? No, not at all. Most people would probably call me a liberal. I put "Undisclosed" so people will look at what I actually have to say rather than just what it says below my name.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Emotions aside, does anybody think being public about one's homosexual orientation very well might embolden them to be more likely to express that orientation in the form of overtures since there's nothing to hide? I'm heterosexual. When I was a teenager it was pretty much known by everyone who knew me, I liked girls. Part and parcel of that was I occasionally flirted with and made advances of various types to the young ladies in my peer group, yet being more of a gentleman than most other guys, to be honest. A big difference however is I was not allowed to sleep alone with them in tents nor did the girls' parents feel compelled to make their daughters spend the night with me under the stars out of the societal pressures of political correctness.
    The fact is that gay people aren't going to hit on someone they know isn't gay, nor would any reasonable adult, straight or gay, I believe would think it is appropriate to hit on someone in that environment, it is just a non-issue.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You are a perfect example.......Undisclosed what a joke............Stand up and be counted.......I rest my case.........
    There are gay conservatives. It's not a left or right issue. Some people are caring and supportive towards others, some are contemptuous and derisive. It's not political.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Can you tell if a camp counselor is gay by looking at him? And would he advertise his sexual preference to kids under his charge? This is a total non-issue.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm admittedly a long time removed for my days of boy scouts and summer camp or camping but since when did camp counsellors or boy scout leaders, gay, straight or otherwise, start bedding down with the kids? That's just a non-starter unless someone can prove otherwise.

    If you're talking about a child being gay - guess what - not many children are sophisticated enough to know that they are gay until they become sexually aware - and besides, those who are most adamantly opposed to gays and the gay lifestyle refuse to accept that being gay may be innate and not learned behavior so I don't get that one either.

    This doesn't mean that parents shouldn't drum into their child's head on a regular basis that their body belongs to them and they should not allow any person, regardless of gender, to touch them in any way they don't like or feel totally comfortable with.
    Every gay friend I have who has been willing to talk with me about it points to dysfunction from childhood that was the genesis of their homosexuality. In fact, I was just on the phone with a friend this weekend catching up on things who is a former homosexual (his own self-descriptive, not mine). When he was a kid his single mother wanted him to have a male mentor asked a guy she knew to mentor her son. For almost a year the man molested my friend, a serial pattern of abuse he (not me) attributes to his becoming a homosexual. Two other friends claim to have grown up in verbally abusive homes. One saw his mother regularly demean, humiliate and browbeat his dad who was his hero. He grew up to have a strong dislike for women as a result. The other's dad was a career military man (not that there's anything wrong with that) who treated his son like he was a recruit in basic training his entire childhood; harsh and verbally abusive. He grew up wanting to be nothing like his dad and rejected everything he saw modeled as a man. Their own stories, not mine.
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