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Old Nov 11th 2006, 12:58 am
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/1...h_n_33701.html

CNN doctored the repeats and were able to get it removed from You Tube, but the original is on the above link for those interested.
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Originally Posted by Boiler
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/1...h_n_33701.html

CNN doctored the repeats and were able to get it removed from You Tube, but the original is on the above link for those interested.
Basically, in the US, homophobia is ok. It is ironic that the very people behind this government sanctioned persecution of gays and lesbians are gay themselves! Talk about hating yourself! How many people have been outed in the last month alone? At the back of my mind though, when I read these articles, I think 'who cares?'. Don't we really have more to worry about in this country than who sleeps with whom? It is incredible to me that 'political debate' is really a moral mud slinging match! Moral issues have become political issues. What about helping the poor, health care, Iraq, gun control etc? What is happening here is that the government, especially this one, is trying to legislate morality. I think that is a slippery slope. Remember...they came for the gays, but I wasn't gay so I didn't say anything. Then they came for the left-wingers, but I wasn't left wing, so I didn't say anything. Then they came for the atheists, but I wasn't one, so I didn't say anything. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to help me. Watch out!
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Basically, in the US, homophobia is ok. It is ironic that the very people behind this government sanctioned persecution of gays and lesbians are gay themselves! Talk about hating yourself! How many people have been outed in the last month alone? At the back of my mind though, when I read these articles, I think 'who cares?'. Don't we really have more to worry about in this country than who sleeps with whom? It is incredible to me that 'political debate' is really a moral mud slinging match! Moral issues have become political issues. What about helping the poor, health care, Iraq, gun control etc? What is happening here is that the government, especially this one, is trying to legislate morality. I think that is a slippery slope. Remember...they came for the gays, but I wasn't gay so I didn't say anything. Then they came for the left-wingers, but I wasn't left wing, so I didn't say anything. Then they came for the atheists, but I wasn't one, so I didn't say anything. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to help me. Watch out!
A little over the top, don't you think. When gays shill for an organization that is trying to abridge their rights, it is newsworthy.
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In Foley's case, you have to remember that the Hypocrite was Chairman of a Committee created to protect Children from Predators, whilst the lying turd was one himself.

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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen
A little over the top, don't you think. When gays shill for an organization that is trying to abridge their rights, it is newsworthy.
No, I don't think its over the top.
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