Diverse show of pride

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The Freedom to Marry float at the Columbus Pride Festival parade carries two brides -- Shari Plimpton, left, and Cathy Hartley -- to advocate for gay marriage.
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Joe

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This is a joke, sorry I never have nor will I ever go to one of these events. It's an embarrassment to the gay community. I went down to dinner last night and embarrassment to gay by the way these people acted! Each to own, but as a gay man, I keep what I do in private at home so others don’t need to see it. It’s also a shame that men have to act like women and dress up in woman’s clothing. So what if you are gay, stop acting like a woman! And trust me I am not the only gay man in Columbus that can’t stand the way the community is.
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Joe-
I agree with you. I am a "straight man" and it makes me vomit to witness the public display of kissing and laying on pool tables "making out". My wife and I do not lay on pool tables and do displays of sexual acts.
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Joe wrote:
This is a joke, sorry I never have nor will I ever go to one of these events. It's an embarrassment to the gay community. I went down to dinner last night and embarrassment to gay by the way these people acted! Each to own, but as a gay man, I keep what I do in private at home so others don’t need to see it. It’s also a shame that men have to act like women and dress up in woman’s clothing. So what if you are gay, stop acting like a woman! And trust me I am not the only gay man in Columbus that can’t stand the way the community is.
You failed to explain to the readers that you are still in the closet.

Its OK to be gay. Get over it.
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ohioallstar wrote:
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I agree with you. I am a "straight man" and it makes me vomit to witness the public display of kissing and laying on pool tables "making out". My wife and I do not lay on pool tables and do displays of sexual acts.
There was a pool table on one of the floats?
Joe

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Spider wrote:
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You failed to explain to the readers that you are still in the closet.
Its OK to be gay. Get over it.
Not in the closet, I just don't feel the need to go out and march in a parade where many act like women! Being gay does not make a man a woman!
Spider

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Its to recruit kids and others. If it werent, why would it be public? Thsi is one reason the Bible prescribes death to homosexuals. Wouldnt it be nice to live in a world where people werent forced to consider such grotesqueness, especially the children?
Borngay people don't recruit. Sexual orientation is an invisible force similar to gravity and is unchangeable. When is the last time you changed yours?

Recruitment is the realm of religious fundamentalist wackaziods; a dying breed of torqued-out desperados.
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alchemy wrote:
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Its to recruit kids and others. If it werent, why would it be public? Thsi is one reason the Bible prescribes death to homosexuals. Wouldnt it be nice to live in a world where people werent forced to consider such grotesqueness, especially the children?
Recruit kids, Jesus wtf....
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Borngay people don't recruit. Sexual orientation is an invisible force similar to gravity and is unchangeable. When is the last time you changed yours?
Recruitment is the realm of religious fundamentalist wackaziods; a dying breed of torqued-out desperados.
Satan could not have said it better.
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How refreshing to hear the truth. Even the city council wanted to vote in another Lesbian from Stonewall Union as an unelected representative. Our state and local reps march in the parades to assure the votes. The poor sick drags will never be anything but victims of their own making. All of this does not represent the overwhelming majority of decent gays and lesbians. I challenge you to go to 10th annual Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network Conference (GLSEN) supported by fed and state funds in Mass.: http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fis...
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Spider wrote:
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You failed to explain to the readers that you are still in the closet.
Its OK to be gay. Get over it.
Sounds like the same stupid canned reply. Is this in a manual of some kind.
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alchemy wrote:
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Its to recruit kids and others. If it werent, why would it be public? Thsi is one reason the Bible prescribes death to homosexuals. Wouldnt it be nice to live in a world where people werent forced to consider such grotesqueness, especially the children?
Why would someone "choose" to be gay to be ridiculed and defamed by people like you? Do you really think they want to "recruit" (really?? this is 2009 for Pete's sake) kids and others into a group that faces so much hate? Why would someone do that purposely?? Get a grip, and instead of taking what is said in the Bible so literally, remember it was written by scholars (not Jesus or God), to help gude us in how we should lead our lives...including how to treat others.
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Servant wrote:
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Satan could not have said it better.
Satan exists exclusively in the realm of religious fundamentalist wackaziods; a dying breed of torqued-out desperados.

He can be found in the congregation of every fundamentalist wackaziod meeting house
http://k53.pbase.com/o6/04/318004/1/73285000....
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Sounds like the same stupid canned reply. Is this in a manual of some kind.
If the shoe fits; wear it.

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Spider wrote:
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Borngay people don't recruit. Sexual orientation is an invisible force similar to gravity and is unchangeable. When is the last time you changed yours?
Recruitment is the realm of religious fundamentalist wackaziods; a dying breed of torqued-out desperados.
"Born gay" as opposed to what?
Yes, they do. I have been hit on four times and I can name names, two of them are family members.
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"Born gay" as opposed to what?
Yes, they do. I have been hit on four times and I can name names, two of them are family members.
Being "hit on" is not the same as being recruited into "being" a gay person.

If a hot chick hits on you, do you consider she is trying to recruit you into being another hot chick?
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Here's how you can work it out within yourself.

Consider a gay man to be a woman trapped inside a man's body. The woman within the body "hits" on you the same as a hot chick "hits" on you; because you are a hottie turn-on (its all your fault ;P

It is a compliment to your good looks and magnetic personality; not an insult.
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It's very sad that the only pictures the Dispatch showed are the drag queens and the boys in underwear. That was a very small part of the parade and the pride event. There were over 100,000 of your typical everyday people. But why would the dispatch want to show pictures of that.
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alchemy wrote:
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Its to recruit kids and others. If it werent, why would it be public? Thsi is one reason the Bible prescribes death to homosexuals. Wouldnt it be nice to live in a world where people werent forced to consider such grotesqueness, especially the children?
I also seem to remember, after 12 years of Catholic education, all those parts of the new testament which rejected those ideas. Jesus spoke of loving our neighbors. I seem to remember things about casting the first stone, love your neighbor and other revolutionary ideas of peace and love. If you recall, Jesus often shocked his followers by dining with lepers, conversing and caring for the Samaratins-all outcasts in that day.

It's amazing that those who want to hold the bible and religion as the sole authority on life tend to forget some of those passages.
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Verysad, they had pictures of the marching band, the married couple, and the flag bearers. So it wasn't just the drag and party boys.
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It's very sad that the only pictures the Dispatch showed are the drag queens and the boys in underwear. That was a very small part of the parade and the pride event. There were over 100,000 of your typical everyday people. But why would the dispatch want to show pictures of that.
Newspapers customarily show the best of a parade in the pictures, just like Disney does it.

Pictures of 100,000 everyday people are reserved for the revolution in Iran; and that, my dear, is no parade.
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