Anti-gay protesters boo gay Marine vet Eric Alva, who lost leg in Iraq War

  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    Anti-gay protesters boo gay Marine vet Eric Alva, who lost leg in Iraq War

    http://www.dallasvoice.com/san-antonio-protesters-boo-war-hero-supports-nondiscrimination-10154929.html


    https://www.change.org/petitions/city-council-members-of-san-antonio-texas-support-the-nondiscrimination-ordinance-in-san-antonio
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Well, it is Texas, after all. Where they don't want to teach evolution to students. May be rightly so, since so many of them don't seem to have evolved much from the pre-apes.
    http://tpr.org/post/evolution-may-be-questioned-new-texas-textbooks
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    So sad, but it took evolution a long time to get us from guppies to chimps to men, sadly there are those that flounder in the mire of ignorance and therefore never develop much beyond what you see written. I would love to see them out in the battle field and be asked if they would rather be shot or saved by a gay solider (political issues aside), in the end it simply does not matter, he's a hero to the majority on many levels, those 300 protestors are part of a shrinking minority to whom most look with mocking than open and interested ears! God bless him for his efforts on the battle field and for the tough personal road he has to try and walk since losing a leg, a true solider, hero and man!!!
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    I don't understand how people can be this indecent.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    Post-DADT, the inability to even pretend all soldiers are soldiers BECAUSE they're heterosexual has turned the barely-hinged into the completely unhinged. (See the GOP debate for Exhibit B). Now they've completely Cut-and-Run from the institution they once loved to uphold as a shield at every opportunity.

    Save for the occasional "chaplains" with a self-professed "conscience", they no longer look to the American military force as role models for their bigoted blathering.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    Another triumph for Republicans to boo a disabled gay veteran. icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    Petition signed! I don't know if it will do any good adding an out-of-state signature, but as a former Marine I say shame on those people for booing a veteran! Disgraceful!
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    Aug 17, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    selfish people

    may i punch any ?
  • Montague

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    Aug 17, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Phillips_73 saidI don't understand how people can be this indecent.


    1st amendment
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    Aug 17, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    This make me mad this Marine loses his leg fighting for the ppl who are booing him. Oh the irony !!! I want to meet some of the bad ppl who boo' ed at himicon_evil.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Aug 17, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Sungod17 saidPetition signed! I don't know if it will do any good adding an out-of-state signature, but as a former Marine I say shame on those people for booing a veteran! Disgraceful!

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  • KissTheSky

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    Aug 17, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    dayumm saidPost-DADT, the inability to even pretend all soldiers are soldiers BECAUSE they're heterosexual has turned the barely-hinged into the completely unhinged. (See the GOP debate for Exhibit B). Now they've completely Cut-and-Run from the institution they once loved to uphold as a shield at every opportunity.

    Save for the occasional "chaplains" with a self-professed "conscience", they no longer look to the American military force as role models for their bigoted blathering.


    This is exactly right. The GOP's old mantra of "Support Our Troops" was a complete fraud -- the Republicans pretended to care about our military in order to achieve political goals. (Starting more wars, getting re-elected, funding military contractors who have bribed said politicians).
    Now that the Neo-Cons have been exposed as incompetents and liars, and Americans are finally pulling the plugs on their endless wars, Republicans don't even pretend to care about our troops. Remember, during one of Romney's debates, the Republican audience collectively booed a gay service member who was serving in war-torn Iraq, and not one GOP candidate defended the soldier.
    "Support Our Troops" my ass.