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My Response to Your Inaugural Speech, Mr. President

John1121 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:35 PM
It's time for people of conscious and faith to stop calling homosexuals "gay." They are not gay. They are homosexual. The two words don't mean the same thing. The left have redefined gay to fit their own purposes, one of which is to make homosexuals more presentable to a people who would normally consider it deviant behavior. What's next? Are we going to start calling pediophiles "Happy?"
David3036 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:33 PM
We have a history in this country of calling groups what they want to be called. That's why we went from negro to black to African-American, even though most blacks are more generations removed from Africa than I am from Europe.

Would you also like us to abandon the word "straight" and only call you heterosexual?
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:43 PM
"Would you also like us to abandon the word 'straight' and only call you heterosexual?"

The correct term is "normal."
KevNC Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:42 PM
You are aware that the word gay was first applied to homosexuals by conservative, religious individuals in England in the 1800's and meant as an insult. They had previously applied it to prostitutes and people they considered to be immoral. The gay community did not start to use the word in a positive manner until the early 1980's. So the people you reference as being forced to see homosexuals as more presentable are the ones who originally altered the meaning of the word from 'happy' to an insult meant to denigrate others. So perhaps you should check your facts before you post nonsense.

Also - learn the difference between conscious and conscience.
G. Joan Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:14 PM
ummm, I think you are being a little bit sanctimonious here.
KevNC Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 2:20 PM
Seriously? He blames homosexuals for high-jacking a word, and you have no issue with that, but I point out the actual history of the word and that's a problem?
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:05 PM
Kev-Is it possible you misread Johns intent ? Many of us are prone to speling errors! SEE?
Jim69 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:03 PM
Ok. What then is a pediophile? John can not spell but he can define?

The president declared it. A pastor prayed it. And woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration: Gay is now an official social category as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color.

Make no mistake about it. Another significant step was taken yesterday at the inauguration, and what was once associated with the extremist views of radical gay activists is now as American as apple pie. As expressed in the closing prayer of Episcopal...