Oracle of Delphi

'Golden Girls' Causes Homosexuality Claims Religious Writer

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I think the writer making the claims may be in denial of his own homosexuality. Seems like a lot of the so called straight males I know who bitch about gay men are the ones you see sneaking a peek at another guys ass while your standing in line waiting to get into a resteraunt.

But how the hell does the religious right think someone is "influenced" or "persuaded" into becoming gay? Kind of interesting, in my 19 year old daughters circle of friends is a 17 year old boy with religious parents who discovered that he was gay. In his exact words "I tried so hard to like girls...but it just didn't work." This kid had a really good looking girlfriend whom he liked, but just not "in that way." Not like this kid is some fat, greasy kid reading his dad's Playboys and deciding to become gay. He had a ready, willing and able girl willing to do whatever he would have asked, and he just wasn't interested.

I really like gay men. Think I'm one of about 7 straight guys on the North American continent that does perhaps. A lot of gay men are really creative or talented or artistic or giving or thoughtful or whatever. Probably NOT politically correct, but I've kind of wondered if being gay opens up part of a mans mind to be open to a whole bunch of different things.

Chris

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I really like gay men. Think I'm one of about 7 straight guys on the North American continent that does perhaps.

Na, a good chunk of our male friends are straight.

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Good thing I didn't watch too much of that show. *whew* Dodged that bullet!

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The mentality of the bible thumping, hardcore religious folks always makes me wonder how it could possibly be that we are all still walking this planet. Their ancient minded, backwards thinking, dim-witted approach to this world should have got us all killed in stupid wars by now.

... but this is about what a show does to make a person gay, so I just say how those God-fearin' folk never cease to amaze me with how much farther back they can take human intelligence. I long for the day they take themselves so far back that I can scare them away with a flashlight.

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The mentality of the bible thumping, hardcore religious folks always makes me wonder how it could possibly be that we are all still walking this planet. Their ancient minded, backwards thinking, dim-witted approach to this world should have got us all killed in stupid wars by now.

... but this is about what a show does to make a person gay, so I just say how those God-fearin' folk never cease to amaze me with how much farther back they can take human intelligence. I long for the day they take themselves so far back that I can scare them away with a flashlight.

That sums it up nicely.

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Na, a good chunk of our male friends are straight.

I'm actually glad for that. I'll be happy when our whole nation can get over this whole homophobia thing.

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The mentality of the bible thumping, hardcore religious folks always makes me wonder how it could possibly be that we are all still walking this planet. Their ancient minded, backwards thinking, dim-witted approach to this world should have got us all killed in stupid wars by now.

Given the rise of idiots here in the west and fundamentalism in the middle east, give it time. We may well kill ourselves off yet.

Chris

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Given the rise of idiots here in the west and fundamentalism in the middle east, give it time. We may well kill ourselves off yet.

Chris

world war 3? but then cochran comes along and makes a warp drive. yay!!!! :lol:

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I don't think warp drive will save us, my friend!

Chris

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The mentality of the bible thumping, hardcore religious folks always makes me wonder how it could possibly be that we are all still walking this planet. Their ancient minded, backwards thinking, dim-witted approach to this world should have got us all killed in stupid wars by now.

... but this is about what a show does to make a person gay, so I just say how those God-fearin' folk never cease to amaze me with how much farther back they can take human intelligence. I long for the day they take themselves so far back that I can scare them away with a flashlight.

I have to say, I'm Catholic and I try to be devout, but things like this baffle me...Why is it that idiots like this author need to (not trying to sound like an ass here) blame gay people on something? People are people and sexual preference should not be an issue.

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Given the rise of idiots here in the west and fundamentalism in the middle east, give it time. We may well kill ourselves off yet.

Chris

Fundamentalism is the same (ir)regardless of the religion it is based on. All fanatically fundamental followers act and behave similarly be them Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhists. You can mix them together and the message that will come out will be the same. I guess that is why they are called fundamentalists because they thrive to get into the fundamentals of human negative mentality.

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I have to say, I'm Catholic and I try to be devout, but things like this baffle me...Why is it that idiots like this author need to (not trying to sound like an ass here) blame gay people on something? People are people and sexual preference should not be an issue.

I'm of the opinion that there are two types of belief structures within any religion. The first is to take what one will of the written text of your holy book of choice for the simple kindness and love for your fellow friends, neighbors and enemies; the people, such as yourself, I can really respect. The second is of blind faith in the written text and executing it as the laws of humans with absolutely no moment of thought on its validity in society of any time, past, present or future; contradictions be damned, the law is the law... oy!

I seriously question the sanity of those in the latter category.

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I must say I am enjoying the positive comments in this thread. It is good to know others view gays favorably. I just wish the gay in the community would treat each other better.

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The mentality of the bible thumping, hardcore religious folks always makes me wonder how it could possibly be that we are all still walking this planet. Their ancient minded, backwards thinking, dim-witted approach to this world should have got us all killed in stupid wars by now.

... but this is about what a show does to make a person gay, so I just say how those God-fearin' folk never cease to amaze me with how much farther back they can take human intelligence. I long for the day they take themselves so far back that I can scare them away with a flashlight.

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I've never understood why some feel they need to tell others how to live, act, and think. There are plenty of good Christians out there who go about their lives humbly, but they are overshadowed by the nasty fundamentalist "do as I say, not as I do" type who truly have forgotten what it means to be a Christian.

Live and let live.

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Good thing I didn't watch too much of that show. *whew* Dodged that bullet!

I forgot to mention how well this made me laugh, you know, coming from you that is. Perfect.

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One of my best friends has made a lot of straight people he knows think differently about gay people.

He is a Russian-speaking Ukrainian who spent his University (undergrad and grad) years in Germany. So, he has a strange Russian/Ukrainian/German accent mix that is slowly evolving into plain old Canadian the longer he stays here.

Most people, upon first meeting him, just chalk up any behaviours that are not normal for a straight white Canadian as being caused by the European upbringing. The accent hides any real vocal traces.

He is very open about being gay, but doesn't push it in people's faces either. Eventually somebody will ask a question about a 'girlfriend' or something along those lines and they will find out he is gay. I think this is really the ultimate respect-fostering chain of events. Befriend somebody, then find out they are gay. Does wonders to open up people's minds.

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Being in the whole construction thing myself, I can say that there are not a whole lot of gay construction workers.

Used to know a guy named Steve who was a hell of a nice guy and Gay. He was a damn fine plumber as well.

Chris

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"He was a damn fine plumber as well."

I'm sure he was.

Personally, I melt for a man in Carhartt, and they were out in droves yesterday.:lol:

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I really like gay men. Think I'm one of about 7 straight guys on the North American continent that does perhaps.

Nah... all of my friends are straight. I only have gay friends online (it just worked out that way since I came out after making very close friends in college). My friends, their friends, husbands, boyfriends, fiancees, etc, no one has a problem with me being gay... except my parents.

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I am a straight guy who has quite a few openly gay friends...whatever makes you happy guys. They don't get on me for my mistake of being married... :fryingpan:

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I just went back and read the entire article - methinks the author doth protest too much...

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Being in the whole construction thing myself, I can say that there are not a whole lot of gay construction workers.

Used to know a guy named Steve who was a hell of a nice guy and Gay. He was a damn fine plumber as well.

Chris

you'd be surprised....

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