How far does the hate for GLBT people go in the MOST CONSERVATIVE STATES? What is the worst that you think could be passed against the GLBT community? (rephrased)

  • metta

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    May 09, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    REPHRASE: In THE MOST CONSERVATIVE STATES, how far would people be willing to go? Where do you think the line could be drawn on what could be passed in a State in regards to the GLBT community? Life in prison? Separating us from the rest of society? Yes, there are GLBT supporters and haters in every State. And there are also conservatives that support the GLBT rights. And there are liberals that do not support the GLBT community. That is not really the question.


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    So NC had no problem with making it illegal for us to get married, to have a civil partnership and even a domestic partnership. It makes me wonder how far the South would be willing to go.

    In these super conservative states in the South, if they put on the ballot an initiative to have the States kill GLBT people, do you think it would pass?
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    May 09, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Yes. That's why I constantly advise people to learn how to fight, and to be willing to fight to the death if needed.
    Those in the south DO want to kill us. In fact, they already do. It just usually goes unreported in the national news.
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    May 09, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    People my age in the south have less of a problem with gays. It's the old, bitter, intolerant, bigoted, bible thumping, idiots who continue to promote the idea that gay is bad. And they poison their children with this hatred. They have a certain vision of America, and that vision is of America circa 1950.
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    May 09, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidPeople my age in the south have less of a problem with gays. It's the old, bitter, intolerant, bigoted, bible thumping, idiots who continue to promote the idea that gay is bad. And they poison their children with this hatred. They have a certain vision of America, and that vision is of America circa 1950.


    Do you think such an amendment, if voted on today, would pass?
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    May 09, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    As someone who was born and raised in the South, I agree that it is the older generation that votes this way. Using religion to promote hate and fear will bring that generation out to the polls in large numbers. It is sad to say, but if they could get away with putting an amendment on the ballot to kill us, they would. They would also do it put African American back in slavery, take voter rights away from women and deport anyone that has any hint of brown skin.

    The South is very slow to progress and has a long history of being afraid to progress. This will end I am sure, it will take a federal mandate for this to happen. Just like during the civil rights movement.
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    May 09, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    Do you think that an amendment to kill us would pass?

    Yes, with the convervaposse plants here, if they are eligible to vote in those States, pulling the YES lever. They have said as much in their previous posts.
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    May 09, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Well, let's just say at this point I'm already looking forward to leaving Virginia for Maryland this summer. Cross the Potomac now before it's too late!
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    May 09, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    TheBizMan saidPeople my age in the south have less of a problem with gays. It's the old, bitter, intolerant, bigoted, bible thumping, idiots who continue to promote the idea that gay is bad. And they poison their children with this hatred. They have a certain vision of America, and that vision is of America circa 1950.


    Do you think such an amendment, if voted on today, would pass?

    I think kill is a little extreme. Sure some people in the south might wish death upon gays. But I think you can find those people anywhere. Though, I do think they would vote to have us labatomized or shipped away (Australia and San Fran comes to mind) in order to prevent us from acting on our feelings.
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    May 09, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidPeople my age in the south have less of a problem with gays. It's the old, bitter, intolerant, bigoted, bible thumping, idiots who continue to promote the idea that gay is bad. And they poison their children with this hatred. They have a certain vision of America, and that vision is of America circa 1950.


    I guess we can have hope because those old Southerners are probably so fat that they won't be around much longer? icon_rolleyes.gif The South doesn't exactly boast an impressive average life expectancy.
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    May 09, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    Do I think there are people in the south that want to kill GLBT people? Yes. Do I think a bill to kill GLBT people would pass? No. It's not Nazi Germany or the Middle East in the south.
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    May 09, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Maybe not kill GLBT people, but perhaps recriminalize homosexuality.
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    May 09, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    jack228 saidDo I think there are people in the south that want to kill GLBT people? Yes. Do I think a bill to kill GLBT people would pass? No. It's not Nazi Germany or the Middle East in the south.
    Yes it is. Those people (the majority) just keep those opinions to themselves.

    Live in the south for a while - especially a small town - and you'll find out just how right I am about that.
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    May 09, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    Be careful when making sweeping generalizations about the South. One of the most liberal, accepting cities in the United States is in the South and I happen to live in it. The most homophobia I've ever experienced was in New York and even many parts of Los Angeles. I think Southerners might be a little more upfront with their feelings about it because they feel more justified in their feelings due to their more religious upbringing.
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    May 09, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidMaybe not kill GLBT people, but perhaps recriminalize homosexuality.


    I agree. I think southerners would vote for required reparative therapy for identified homosexuals. Exodus would probably see a resurgence in members.

    Can't wait to move outta here!
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    May 09, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDo you think that an amendment to kill us would pass?

    Yes, with the convervaposse plants here, if they are eligible to vote in those States, pulling the YES lever. They have said as much in their previous posts.

    This guy's rantings have become even more unhinged. Take away the bottle, at least before noon. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    lol, at the topic avoidance in this topic.
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    May 09, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidBe careful when making sweeping generalizations about the South. One of the most liberal, accepting cities in the United States is in the South and I happen to live in it. The most homophobia I've ever experienced was in New York and even many parts of Los Angeles. I think Southerners might be a little more upfront with their feelings about it because they feel more justified in their feelings due to their more religious upbringing.


    That is New Orleans. Once you leave there though it gets scary real quick.
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    May 09, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSo NC had no problem with making it illegal for us to get married, to have a civil partnership and even a domestic partnership. It makes me wonder how far the South would be willing to go.

    In these super conservative states in the South, if they put on the ballot an initiative to have the States kill GLBT people, do you think it would pass?


    Art_Deco saidDo you think that an amendment to kill us would pass?

    Yes, with the convervaposse plants here, if they are eligible to vote in those States, pulling the YES lever. They have said as much in their previous posts.



    The lunacy among some of you truly knows no bounds. Seriously?!? Being against gay marriage is one thing, killing gays is quite another. Some of you are in serious need of a reality check. icon_rolleyes.gif What happened in North Carolina was wrong, wrong, WRONG. That is what I feel about it, and I suspect what most if not all anyone else here feels about it.
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    May 09, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
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    jack228 saidDo I think there are people in the south that want to kill GLBT people? Yes. Do I think a bill to kill GLBT people would pass? No. It's not Nazi Germany or the Middle East in the south.
    Yes it is. Those people (the majority) just keep those opinions to themselves.

    Live in the south for a while - especially a small town - and you'll find out just how right I am about that.


    There are no death camps and gays are not executed outright for being exposed as gays. It is not like the fascism seen in Nazi Germany and the Middle East... Is the south anti gay? Maybe, but are there more people who are 18-50 or 51-90 voting? The younger generation out numbers the elderly, and approximately 1:10 are gay to begin with. The bill would fail. Also straight people MAKE gay people. So if a person voted yes to put GLBT people to death, they could be condemning there own child. The bill would stand no chance.
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    May 09, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDo you think that an amendment to kill us would pass?

    Yes, with the convervaposse plants here, if they are eligible to vote in those States, pulling the YES lever. They have said as much in their previous posts.



    Your partner is in the hospital having suffered a stroke, and THIS is how you choose to spend your time? You are seriously off your rocker!
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    May 09, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSo NC had no problem with making it illegal for us to get married, to have a civil partnership and even a domestic partnership. It makes me wonder how far the South would be willing to go.

    In these super conservative states in the South, if they put on the ballot an initiative to have the States kill GLBT people, do you think it would pass?


    I hate to burst your bubble, but the thirty-four states that have banned marriage equality are not all Southern states.

    The homophobes are in everybody's backyard, rumors to contrary.
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    May 09, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    No, we wouldn't just be killed for being GLBT. more and more people are accepting us now. it is almost becoming a social norm in some places.
  • metta

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    May 09, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
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    metta8 saidSo NC had no problem with making it illegal for us to get married, to have a civil partnership and even a domestic partnership. It makes me wonder how far the South would be willing to go.

    In these super conservative states in the South, if they put on the ballot an initiative to have the States kill GLBT people, do you think it would pass?


    I hate to burst your bubble, but the thirty-four states that have banned marriage equality are not all Southern states.

    The homophobes are in your own backyard, rumors to contrary.


    I do not deny that. I have never stated otherwise. I have never been to the South. You hear stories but I was wondering if such a bill could pass in a State like Mississippi or Tennessee. I'm not trying to bash the Southern States. I think it is a fair question to ask. I can tell you with certainty that such a law would most likely not be passed in California or New York. I'm just curious as to, in the most conservative states, how far they would be willing to go.
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    May 09, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    I can't speak for the rest of the south, parts of Texas no other parts yes this would mainly be west or far east Tx. . I'm sure you would find the same results in northern states such as Michigan, Ohio, Wyoming (famous for the Andrew Shepard Killing), maybe even pick a metro area use google and type in gay man assualted/murdered/hate crime. I would bet that something turn up.icon_sad.gif
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    May 09, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSo NC had no problem with making it illegal for us to get married, to have a civil partnership and even a domestic partnership. It makes me wonder how far the South would be willing to go.

    In these super conservative states in the South, if they put on the ballot an initiative to have the States kill GLBT people, do you think it would pass?
    Not only would it not pass, it would never make it to the ballot in the first place.