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

    I'm not sure why you'd use homosexuality as an identifying metric for conservative or liberal. Many of us prefer not to list our ideological affiliations because it inspires kneejerk reactions and responses and colors discussion. It's unnecessary to wear your beliefs on your shoulder.

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

    Things were a lot less complicated when I was a kid........Not sure I even knew someone who is gay...
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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
    I'm not sure why you'd use homosexuality as an identifying metric for conservative or liberal. Many of us prefer not to list our ideological affiliations because it inspires kneejerk reactions and responses and colors discussion. It's unnecessary to wear your beliefs on your shoulder.
    True same with Conservatives. It does not matter though your can usually tell someone's political leanings by their posts.
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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
    I'm not sure why you'd use homosexuality as an identifying metric for conservative or liberal. Many of us prefer not to list our ideological affiliations because it inspires kneejerk reactions and responses and colors discussion. It's unnecessary to wear your beliefs on your shoulder.
    Most people in Canada are fiscally conservative and socially liberal - we have a motto - keep the government out of my wallet and out of my bedroom - there's no listing on this site to identify as such, so I choose conservative, since fiscal issues are more important to me in the public realm. I'd be surprised if most people who post here are rigid ideologues.

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

    I'm kind of late into this thread, so I won't express my opinion because I'll probably be repeating something 10 other people have said. Instead, I'll give an anecdote in answer to this thread title's question.

    Both of my sons went to the same high school where there were openly gay students. One son was into JROTC...the other Marching Band (and everything else that was music related). My musician son spent last summer in a Drum & Bugle Corps that had openly gay marching members. He spent 2 1/2 months traveling all over the US in a bus...sleeping on school gym floors...showering in gym showers.

    One son has been in a relationship with a beautiful black girl (he's white) for more than a year and the other son is living in his new girlfriend's parent's home while he goes to college.

    So, my answer to the question would be...yes.

    Oh, I should mention that my brother...their uncle...is gay.
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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
    Things were a lot less complicated when I was a kid........Not sure I even knew someone who is gay...
    That's because it was much more frowned upon than it is today.

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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 your a Liberal identify yourself as such. Don'tt be ashamed of it............I am a Conservative and identify myself as such and am not wishy washy about my belief in Conservatism....In fact I wear it like a badge of courage.....You have to especially when truth be told that 75% of thee people in DP are die hard libberals.
    Kinda like people who are ashamed to admit to being Republican and actually go out of their way to deny it.
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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
    True same with Conservatives. It does not matter though your can usually tell someone's political leanings by their posts.
    Perhaps, but YOU can't. Anyone who seems to disagree with you is a left-wing friend. Even people who are actually right-wing non-friends.
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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 like to bring that up but I know that.....I just get tired of responding to that.
    If you know it, why do ou keep making the mistake? By my count, there are at least 15 conservatives voted yes, many of them more conservative than you. That is more than voted no in total. Trying to paint this as a liberal vs conservative issue is silly.
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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 Your Star View Post
    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.
    I have a friend who runs a youth dance program. It's mostly girls but some boys are involved including her own children. They sometimes travel to other cities and participate in group dance events. Other boys (teens) constantly are hitting on her son and trying to get him to engage in gay sexual experimentation. On a recent trip the older kids were supposed to get together and see the city sites in the place they were in. Her son didnt want to be with the group because it was constant gay sexual harassment/bullying.
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