"I Hugged a Man in His Underwear. And I am Proud."

  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    "I Hugged a Man in His Underwear. And I am Proud."

    http://naytinalbert.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-hugged-man-in-his-underwear-and-i-am.html
  • GQjock

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    Jul 02, 2010 10:10 AM GMT
    Mazel Tov icon_cool.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 02, 2010 10:20 AM GMT
    Cute. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
    That's nice. I don;t want them to apologize. I want to Christians who hurt me to apologize
  • mynyun

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    Jul 02, 2010 11:49 AM GMT
    Well this makes me regret not having attended a pride event. Very moving. icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 12:06 PM GMT
    Nice. Even with the closeted undertones. What? You didn't read it? Look there where it says--not once, but twice-- 'abs of steel'...I rest my case.


    However, it was nice to read that...unlike many on here think...there are a lot of Christians who are not rabid bible-thumping, hell-fire-and-damnation sorts who actually practice the gospel of love.
  • curve

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    Jul 02, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    touching... there's hope

    The film "For the Bible Tells Me So" unveils the dangers of how people have taken the Bible literally in its interpretation of homosexuality.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajBR0dq0XXk
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    Jul 02, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said .unlike many on here think...there are a lot of Christians who are not rabid bible-thumping, hell-fire-and-damnation sorts who actually practice the gospel of love.


    This is very true. There are thousands of Christian congregations in over a dozen major denominations in the US who have pledged to full inclusion of LGBT people. Check out http://www.believeoutloud.com for details.
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    Jul 02, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said ..unlike many on here think...there are a lot of Christians who are not rabid bible-thumping, hell-fire-and-damnation sorts who actually practice the gospel of love.


    Agreed, If you do not know Love you do not know God.
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    Jul 02, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    That's a pretty brash comment, Prince. You can know love without knowing GOD. They are completely separate things.
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    Jul 02, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    My friend is going to hug a guy in his underwear when he gets here, because I don't feel like getting dressed. icon_razz.gif

    But yeah, that's definitely a moving story. There needs to be more Christians who practice love the way the Bible teaches them to practice it.
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    Jul 02, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    Check out this article written by Michelangelo Signorile for The Advocate in 2006, which exposes Andrew Marin, the group's founder, and reveals how he suckered national LGBT groups with his message.

    "I invited Marin to be on my program on Sirius Satellite Radio , where he would not answer a simple question I asked four times: 'Do you affirm homosexuality as normal, natural, and healthy?' Marin claimed that as a 'bridge' he had to be circumspect and also denied ever saying the foundation would make him rich. He also said that he had the full support of HRC, GLAA , and GMHC , which he had linked to and listed on his Web site as 'sponsors and donors,' even though he admitted they had not given him any money."

    This is a story about yet another slick preacher. But it's also a story about gay people so hungry for acceptance-and gay groups so eager to tap into the zeitgeist-that they allowed themselves to be had.

    Whatever the loftier goals, some former friends and acquaintances of Marin's say he had other hopes for the foundation he named after himself. "He always said he would make a lot of money and his foundation would make him rich," says Melissa Garvey, a former college classmate, talking about the months preceding the foundation's inception. "He even told my mom that."

    "I just never understood what the foundation really was for," comments Emily Webster, who met Mann through Garvey, a friend of hers. She recalls a discussion in which Marin was cheering on George W. Bush. She pointed out to him that Bush was certainly not a good force for gays. "All I can tell you is, Bush is going to help me get my foundation going," she remembers him saying, apparently referring to Bush's backing of faith-based initiatives.
    Marin spent much time himself at the Gay Games events asking LGBT people to participate in a study that he said HRC had sponsored with the Marin Foundation: a survey on gays and faith--which Knox says HRC was not sponsoring. Marin is not a social scientist, and on my radio program he couldn't name one Ph.D. who had worked on his survey.

    Officials at HRC, GLAAD, and GMHC all confirm they'd never given any official endorsement to the Marin Foundation (though Knox said he did allow Matin to link to the group from his Web site), and each group has now contacted Marin to demand he remove them from his list of sponsors. (Pride Agenda also released a statement expressing the group's "distress" at learning more about Marin and broke off any links with him.) Within days the Marin Foundation home page disappeared entirely, replaced with a page stating "this site is temporarily unavailable."

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+preacher+lied%3A+Michelangelo+Signorile+examines+the+case+of+Andrew...-a0153186894

  • DrewT

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    Jul 02, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    I read this today, and my goodness, it brought a tear to my eye. Very glad there are people out there willing to apologize not only for their own actions but the actions of their larger group.

    I'm hoping this catches on! And if I saw them I'd have given them hugs too!
  • kittar

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    Jul 02, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Cool! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    FYI:

    Another thread on the same topic:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1013792

    I posted a response there about concerns about the author of the blog.
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    Jul 02, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidAgreed, If you do not know Love you do not know God.


    Guy101 saidThat's a pretty brash comment, Prince. You can know love without knowing GOD. They are completely separate things.


    In fairness, Guy101, PrinceOfArya's comment does not imply that ONLY those who know God can know love. He only stated the converse of that.
  • jrs1

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    Jul 02, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    aaawwwwww. too cute (and 'bout damned time).
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    Jul 02, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidThat's a pretty brash comment, Prince. You can know love without knowing GOD. They are completely separate things.


    I disagree but that that's not what I was trying to say, Just saying knowing Love is a requirement to know God. That's what God is about and what a lot of fundamentalist or atheist extremists don't get.
  • twostroke

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    Jul 02, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    well.... don´t know what to say. The whole story is quite embarrassing really.
    I just can´t believe it. Sounds like a tale from a distant past.
    Were there people flogging themselves???

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    Jul 03, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    Thanks a lot for sharing this, it was one of the best blogs I have read in some time.