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Every mention of parents in this should be in scare quotes.

Postby thatindianguy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:16 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_22212_5-ways-coming-out-to-your-family-can-go-horribly-wrong.html

I haven't read the Bible but 'Thou shalt not kill' is supposed to be a bigger deal than Leviticus right?
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Postby Tesseracts » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:48 pm

"You should forgive people and be generally nice but it's OK to murder your children especially faggot children." -Jesus
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Re: Every mention of parents in this should be in scare quo

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:50 pm

It's "you shall not commit murder". It doesn't prohibit capital punishment. The Bible outright demands capital punishment for a lot of things, including being gay: Leviticus 20:13 says "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death." Of course, there are many other cruel laws that nobody follows anymore, as shown in this famous clip from The West Wing.

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Postby thatindianguy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:17 pm

Damn that was a great show.
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Postby Tuli » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:35 pm

Wow, for some reason I checked the comments under that video (I know I know, it's youtube, but I'm bored I guess... or maybe I just have a compulsion to read comments everywhere. Don't judge me!) and found this gem:

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Is this the most mindblowing youtube comment or yes? I had a good laugh about it at least.

Now on topic: I've mentioned before that Estonia is a very irreligious country (only about 20% believe in god). Well, we still have lots of homophobia! I guess they have one less argument to support their views, but that doesn't stop them. Even without religion, you can always fall back on how it's 'unnatural' or 'destroying family values' or just 'gross', and my favorite of all, how extending equal rights to gay people is 'heterophobia'! It's sad. There's lots of accepting people and no one I personally know has been disowned at least, but there's still lots of prejudice too.
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Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:41 pm

Tuli wrote:Even without religion, you can always fall back on how it's 'unnatural' or 'destroying family values' or just 'gross', and my favorite of all, how extending equal rights to gay people is 'heterophobia'!

Ah yes, the "the prohibition of bigotry is bigotry" argument. Do people not realize how pathetic that makes them sound? They might as well just shout "I'M DESPERATE TO BE A DOUCHEBAG!" from the rooftop at that point.
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Postby OrangeEyebrows » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:43 pm

Tuli wrote:Even without religion, you can always fall back on how it's 'unnatural' or 'destroying family values' or just 'gross', and my favorite of all, how extending equal rights to gay people is 'heterophobia'! It's sad.


I honestly believe that whatever the justification given for it, whether religious or otherwise, the reason for most homophobia comes back to "it's gross". (Fairly often I think it's "it's gross but I want to do it".)
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Postby jbobsully11 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:45 pm

Ericthebearjew wrote:Ah yes, the "the prohibition of bigotry is bigotry" argument. Do people not realize how pathetic that makes them sound? They might as well just shout "I'M DESPERATE TO BE A DOUCHEBAG!" from the rooftop at that point.

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As for the article, I can only say that's really shitty. I'm glad his life (eventually) got better, though.
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Re: Every mention of parents in this should be in scare quo

Postby EstebanColberto » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:16 pm

If I owned a catering service, I would explicitly advertise that I'd service gay weddings. The first person that thinks of doing this will make a killing. You might lose some business with the extreme homophobes, but you'd attract all the people who've been waiting years for it to finally be legal.
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Postby Crimson847 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 pm

Unsurprisingly, the comments section has already found scapegoats: Christians and Southerners. The number of bog-standard "point and laugh at random Old Testament passage" and "something something cherrypicking" posts from dedicated know-nothings has almost reached critical mass.
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Postby gisambards » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:47 pm

Crimson847 wrote:Unsurprisingly, the comments section has already found scapegoats: Christians and Southerners. The number of bog-standard "point and laugh at random Old Testament passage" and "something something cherrypicking" posts from dedicated know-nothings has almost reached critical mass.


As an openly bisexual Christian, I can't stand those people that assume that the homophobia of someone who happens to be Christian is a fault of the religion as a whole. I imagine these commenters are that annoying kind of atheist that assumes their beliefs automatically make them cleverer than religious people.
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Postby Crimson847 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:52 pm

gisambards wrote:
Crimson847 wrote:Unsurprisingly, the comments section has already found scapegoats: Christians and Southerners. The number of bog-standard "point and laugh at random Old Testament passage" and "something something cherrypicking" posts from dedicated know-nothings has almost reached critical mass.


As an openly bisexual Christian, I can't stand those people that assume that the homophobia of someone who happens to be Christian is a fault of the religion as a whole. I imagine these commenters are that annoying kind of atheist that assumes their beliefs automatically make them cleverer than religious people.


*antitheist. It's a specific brand of atheist, notable for opposing religion (not the excesses, but religion in general) rather than simply not believing in God themselves. Kinda like how some vegetarians just eat vegetables and don't make a big thing about it, while some others feed on the suffering caused by nagging meat-eaters endlessly.
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Postby EstebanColberto » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:11 am

Those are my favorite kind of atheist cause they carry around The God Delusion, have read it several times, have memorized several quotes from it, and try so hard to get others to read it. They fail to see the irony in any of this.
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Postby OrangeEyebrows » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:15 am

I call 'em "evangelical atheists". As a staunch atheist myself, they make me want to stab myself in the eye.
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Postby CarrieVS » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:16 am

*guards her knitting needles from Orange*
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