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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    What in the world makes you think those two things are mutually exclusive?

    Wise parenting will include both. Consistency, love, and communication is hardly something you have to give up to include corporal punishment where needed. Indeed, I would say it is more likely to be foolish (and destructive) parenting that chooses to value the feelings and self-regard of the parent over the need of the child to learn that some violations of others do not result in a talking to, or a loss of privilege, but an imposition of physical, painful, cost. You can either teach them that lesson when they are 10, or watch society teach it to them when they are 20, and the stakes are much higher.

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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    This seems to be nothing more than a few ignorant punks acting like idiots. This happens all the time with all types of people being the victim. I don't get this sky is falling attitude people have these day's. They're more people on the earth and now more way's these incidents can be documented. It makes sense to me that these types of behaviors are perceptually on the rise.

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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Because we know how supportive Trumpsters are when it comes to the LBGT community.
    Meaning what? My way or the highway (as in you'll be thrown to)?
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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

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    Meaning what? My way or the highway (as in you'll be thrown to)?
    Think about it until you understand. If you're still confused, read it again.

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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Think about it until you understand. If you're still confused, read it again.
    Do you usually beat up people you disagree with? Better sic ANTIFA on you.
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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Mongidig View Post
    This seems to be nothing more than a few ignorant punks acting like idiots. This happens all the time with all types of people being the victim. I don't get this sky is falling attitude people have these day's. They're more people on the earth and now more way's these incidents can be documented. It makes sense to me that these types of behaviors are perceptually on the rise.
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    London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Two women say they were subjected to a homophobic attack and left covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus.
    London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten - BBC News

    Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and partner Chris happened on the top deck of a London night bus as they were traveling to Camden Town.
    A group of young men began harassing them when they discovered the women were a couple, asking them to kiss while making sexual gestures.

    Four male teenagers aged between 15 and 18 have been arrested.
    They are being questioned on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grievous bodily harm.
    Speaking about the attack, which happened in the early hours of 30 May, Ms Geymonat told BBC Radio 4's World at One she had previously experienced "a lot of verbal violence".
    But she said she had never before been physically attacked because of her sexuality.

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    This story literally made me cry. No, not for the two women who were beaten, of course my heart goes out to them in sympathy. I cry because of where this world is heading, it's not heading into a good place. Homophobia, xenophobia and racism are all on the rise, not only in the US but throughout the civilized world. Democracy and pluralism is losing and populism is winning. There has been an erosion of trust in political institutions and democratic norms but there's also been a growing support for authoritarian leadership, even including military rule.

    For the LGBTQ communities, for minorities, for Muslims, for any immigrants whether legal or not, this type of behavior and treatment of them will soon become so commonplace that it's not even going to make headlines anymore. If this doesn't concern you yet, it really should.


    What would you call the OP, then, who's attempting to gin up anguish over the incident?
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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Do you usually beat up people you disagree with? Better sic ANTIFA on you.
    Have a good one.

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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

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    Thank you... For a minute there, I thought it was just me!
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    Re: [W:134,270] London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    What would you call the OP, then, who's attempting to gin up anguish over the incident?
    Someone who is pointing out a development in society that distresses them?

    It appears that it doesn't distress you, but I could be wrong.
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