ABC News Fails to Find Homophobes in Texas?

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    Jun 22, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    In a way it's kinda good to know - but the gotcha journalism is also repulsive.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/06/22/ABC-News-Fails-To-Find-Homophobes-In-Texas



    Sort of like Dateline looking for racists @ NASCAR and failing - http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2006-04-06-dateline_x.htm
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    Jun 23, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    More criticism here:
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-vespa/2013/06/21/abc-trolling-racist-bigoted-americans-mostly-falls-flatagain
  • venusrider

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    Jun 23, 2013 12:47 AM GMT
    Everything this alphabet network does as far as "news" reporting goes is disgusting and completely biased.
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    Jun 23, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    venusrider saidEverything this alphabet network does as far as "news" reporting goes is disgusting and completely biased.


    It's good though that they weren't able to find outright bigots all that easily but targeting people like that is brutal.
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    Jun 23, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    I can see why people would support this show and think it has a good concept, but the means of achieving whatever purpose it has is exploitative and deceitful. There are more ethical ways to prove that not all people are as prejudiced and bigoted as others expect them to be.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 23, 2013 4:39 AM GMT
    Honestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 23, 2013 5:13 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.

    It's okay to tell Xristians we don't agree with them, but we don't hate them for what they believe even if it contradicts Gods law to love one another and do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and we will pray for them that God will show them the light icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I've always found it funny when my Christian friends would take that approach but not find it at all condescending or not as hurtful. What I also love is the "I tolerate it" line.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 23, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
    phenom40205 said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I've always found it funny when my Christian friends would take that approach but not find it at all condescending or not as hurtful. What I also love is the "I tolerate it" line.


    I agree. Religion is a choice; sexuality is not. Even IF sexuality was a choice, it's every bit as worthy a choice as religion.
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 23, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 23, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    It could have been far worse. My parents disowned me when I was outed to them. Although that was decades ago, it still happens, but less frequently.
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    Jun 23, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.
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    Jun 23, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 24, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    The news is our greatest evil.
    I believe nothing I read and half of what I see.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jun 24, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    No homophobes?

    Did they check Governor Rick Perry's office????

    That is where I would begin......
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    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.



    What a great come back.

    And especially for Waccamatt, I give the following.

    It's like I didn't hate my ex-lover, but I hated him not using a hand towel when we showered together.

    I didn't hate my ex-lover, but I hated his being available on a Monday night instead of a Tuesday night.

    Monday night is the night of the Moon, feminine energy. Tuesday night is the night of Mars, masculine energy.
    Friday night is the night of Venus, feminine energy, but the energy is for entertainment.

    If he had to have a feminine energy evening with me, I would have preferred Friday over Monday. Making love under Moon energy can be an emotional experience. He couldn't handle the emotional energy of the Moon and the sex that definitely touched him emotionally.

    If you want a low key homosexual life with not too many strings attached heart-to-heart, then, don't make love with me on a Monday evening. Also, the power of Mary, feminine energy in Christianity is in the air.
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 24, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    Wow, gosh, I feel so bad for that woman. I can't believe they do stuff like this. Making her cry and be all concerned for some kind of hoax.
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    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.


    Sucking dick is a choice. Being gay, is not a choice. Yep, no argument there.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 24, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.


    Sucking dick is a choice. Being gay, is not a choice. Yep, no argument there.

    Then why would you compare a dislike of gays to a dislike of smoking?icon_confused.gif

    Smoking is an addiction, but you can quit smoking. You can't quit being gay. Also no one is born a smoker. It's a phase.
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    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.


    Sucking dick is a choice. Being gay, is not a choice. Yep, no argument there.

    Then why would you compare a dislike of gays to a dislike of smoking?icon_confused.gif

    Smoking is an addiction, but you can quit smoking. You can't quit being gay. Also no one is born a smoker. It's a phase.


    Because I'm not trying to prove smoking nor being gay is right or wrong. My comment was directed to a remark someone made about how could you love a person, but not love what they do.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 24, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.


    Sucking dick is a choice. Being gay, is not a choice. Yep, no argument there.

    Then why would you compare a dislike of gays to a dislike of smoking?icon_confused.gif

    Smoking is an addiction, but you can quit smoking. You can't quit being gay. Also no one is born a smoker. It's a phase.


    Because I'm not trying to prove smoking nor being gay is right or wrong. My comment was directed to a remark someone made about how could you love a person, but not love what they do.


    At what point did anyone mention "what they (gays) do"? Waccamatt clearly said "who they are."

  • HottJoe

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    Jun 24, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    HottJoe said
    Myol said
    meninlove said
    Myol said
    waccamatt said
    Myol said
    waccamatt saidHonestly, people can keep their "buts". This bull about I love you, but I don't "agree" with it is bull. You agree or disagree with opinions and not who people are. Insert black or Jewish or Spanish and use the same term and see what people think.


    I can sort of see what they mean though. I don't hate my friends, but I hate their goddamn cigarettes and the fact that I smell like smoke when I get out of their cars.


    Are you equating being gay to smoking cigarettes? I don't see any similarity.


    I'm giving an example of how you can love someone but not agree with something they do. This notion that if you truly love someone then by default you will agree with everything that is a part of them seems unrealistic, and unnecessary. It doesn't have to be smoking cigarettes... it could be one's political stance, religious beliefs, them being carnivorous etc. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your statement, though.

    Well, all the examples you've given are choices. I never had any choice in being gay. icon_wink.gif


    And sucking dick isn't a choice?

    A celibate gay man is still a gay man. Being gay is not a choice.


    Sucking dick is a choice. Being gay, is not a choice. Yep, no argument there.

    Then why would you compare a dislike of gays to a dislike of smoking?icon_confused.gif

    Smoking is an addiction, but you can quit smoking. You can't quit being gay. Also no one is born a smoker. It's a phase.


    Because I'm not trying to prove smoking nor being gay is right or wrong. My comment was directed to a remark someone made about how could you love a person, but not love what they do.

    And I was pointing out that being gay is intrinsic. You can be gay and celibate. Therefore, it's not just that they don't like what you do. It's that they don't like who you are.