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Fundamentalist? Fine by Me

Stan306 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:34 PM
Homosexuals are not concerned about equality or fairness and any such suggestion is a ruse. They want acceptance and endorsement of their sexual preferences. They are less than 3% of the population. They will get neither...
mulbery Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:42 PM
Stan, I dont' want a jerk like you to even look at me when I cross the street. But your comments just underscore the point - the fundamentalists are throwing the first stone. I am a human being who has no prejudice against anyone for any thing that they are born HOWEVER I'm not real excited about people who think that I'm an inferior human for the mere fact that I was born with a sexual orientation that's not in tune with most men. So the first stone was cast by the funamentalists. And I don't really hate them anyway. I knoy know they are prejudiced and inspire divisivenenss and hate.
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:46 PM
Mulberry, Jesus wandered all over Roman Judea. He spent time and dined with every manner of despised human.
But he ignored the homosexuals.
You frantically beg for our attention. You even want to use straight nomenclature.
You were being ignored...that hurt your feelings and I'm sorry.
Shall we throw you a party?
Ken6226 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:48 PM
We're "casting stones" because we don't accept the premise that you were born with your sexual orientation? The fact is, the left has not been consistent on this point. They tell us that gender identity is a matter of "choice", but they also people are born with their sexual orientation. Anyone with common sense can see the contradiction in that kind of reasoning.
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:59 PM
Mulbery: Keep in mind you're talking to people who live in the real world, which is something you don't seem to know much about it. (Hint: No one's born "gay" here, for a start.)
mulbery Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:47 PM
People, I'm the gay one here so I know exactly how it did or didnt' happen. I never chose to be gay. Did any of you choose to be straight? Were you born with gay urges and are just doing a better job at ignoring them? I doubt that. I don't care what 'the left" says its not something I chose but I'm perfectly happy the way I am so don't confuse the two.
mulbery Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:49 PM
By the way cambermeister I don't give a flying FXXK what Jesus did. Do fundamentalists also insist that we all renounce our religions if we dont' happen to be part of your preferred version of Christianity? That'a ALSO abhorrent.
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:54 PM
"I'm the gay one here so I know exactly how it did or didnt' happen. I never chose to be gay. Did any of you choose to be straight? Were you born with gay urges and are just doing a better job at ignoring them?"

Ah yes, the old inborn/chosen "false dilemma" fallacy. I'm sure you didn't "choose" to be gay, just as pedos & porn addict don't choose their temptations. But something got you "gay" besides your genes, that much is certain. Whether you deny it or just don't know it is another question.
DCM in FL Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:55 PM
"part of your preferred version of Christianity"

Truth ain't about anyone's preferences.
mulbery Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:51 PM
You don't have to put "choose" in parenthesis, there's nothing tentative about it. And dont' talk to me about the old fallacy/fruedian BS that my dad was overpowering and my mom coddled me, my life couldn't be less like the sterotype, my dad's my best friend and I'm also close to my mom. Again, you are not making any sense unless you are me and i haven't noticed. There is an agenda on the right to discredit gays about their own sexual identity, but again, in my case, its my life, I know what I am and I know whether or not I made I choice. I assume that heterosexuals don't make a choice either.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:26 PM
You weren't born with it. All the research says homosexuality is a maladaptive psychological coping method (did you know there are more options than "choice" and "genetics"?).

If you WERE born with it, it would be a disease. Like alcoholism. Why should we affirm an illness? That's called being an enabler.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:27 PM
Can we talk to you about the massive body of research showing homosexuality is a maladaptive coping mechanism for childhood sexual abuse? Not everything that isn't chosen is innate.

Tell me, do you even know anything about psychology?
mulbery Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:43 PM
I was a psychology major at one of the top universities in the country, so yes. I know a lot. And what you're saying is categorically untrue. Not a scintilla of evidence to support it. NONE.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 7:00 PM
Yes, you haven't read a single study on the topic—therefore they don't exist.

Name that "one of the top universities", please, I smell a weasel.

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