Texas GOP Platform Draft Endorses Gay Conversion Therapy

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    Jun 05, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Hey Log Cabin, still proud to be Greed Over People members?

    [url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/05/texas-gop-conversion-therapy_n_5454875.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay%20Voices[/url]

    Anyone know why the "url" is not working?
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    Jun 05, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    blackhawksfan said

    Anyone know why the "url" is not working?


    Here ya go

    http://tinyurl.com/km2e9fw
    Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.
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    Jun 05, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    Whoop! Whoop!

    Shameless Cross-linking ahead!

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844524/

    Also, I think the %20 part always trips up RJ URL attempts. Good on antijock for shrinking the link for us!
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    Jun 05, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    I heard somewhere that Uganda bought Texas. Did they finally secede?
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    Jun 05, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI heard somewhere that Uganda bought Texas. Did they finally secede?

    Well Texas Republicans sure make their State sound like Uganda, wouldn't we agree?

    "Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

    In other words, anyone can oppose and abuse gays, and Texas Republicans say it's OK. Hey, RJ Republicans, do you endorse this? Is this the reason you remain Republicans? How do you explain this in your Party, that you support?

    I guess RJ Republicans are "seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle"? That's what your Party is saying. Please explain this Party position, which we presume you must support, if you're Republicans.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 06, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    What do you expect from the Giant Tea Party State of Texasicon_question.gif The sad thing is that come election day, the large majority of Texas voters will vote for their fucked up GOP organization. Even in the big cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth the state GOP candidates manage to get a large percentage of the urban vote. Most Texans are ultra religious and hopelessly stupid. They still think that the Texas GOP platform is something sent to them from God. That is Texas for you, no wonder I fled that hot, desolate shithole of a state. It wasn't only the heat but also the rampant stupidity.
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    Jun 06, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect from the Giant Tea Party State of Texasicon_question.gif The sad thing is that come election day, the large majority of Texas voters will vote for their fucked up GOP organization. Even in the big cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth the state GOP candidates manage to get a large percentage of the urban vote. Most Texans are ultra religious and hopelessly stupid. They still think that the Texas GOP platform is something sent to them from God. That is Texas for you, no wonder I fled that hot, desolate shithole of a state. It wasn't only the heat but also the rampant stupidity.

    You puzzle me. You say things with which I agree, like this. I lived in Texas over 4 years. I lived with my late partner in Houston. I know Texas a little bit. And of course you're a motorcyclist, and I've been a licensed biker since 1966, so I automatically wanna like you.

    And then you say weird stuff. And attack liberals and Democrats. Do you have some coherent political philosophy you can express here?
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    Jun 06, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect from the Giant Tea Party State of Texasicon_question.gif The sad thing is that come election day, the large majority of Texas voters will vote for their fucked up GOP organization. Even in the big cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth the state GOP candidates manage to get a large percentage of the urban vote. Most Texans are ultra religious and hopelessly stupid. They still think that the Texas GOP platform is something sent to them from God. That is Texas for you, no wonder I fled that hot, desolate shithole of a state. It wasn't only the heat but also the rampant stupidity.

    You puzzle me. You say things with which I agree, like this. I lived in Texas over 4 years. I lived with my late partner in Houston. I know Texas a little bit. And of course you're a motorcyclist, and I've been a licensed biker since 1966, so I automatically wanna like you.

    And then you say weird stuff. And attack liberals and Democrats. Do you have some coherent political philosophy you can express here?
    You are lucky that you lived in Texas for only four years. Try living there for almost ten years like I did and you really see why I feel the way that I do towards the lone star shithole.
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    Jun 06, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Art_Deco said
    roadbikeRob saidWhat do you expect from the Giant Tea Party State of Texasicon_question.gif The sad thing is that come election day, the large majority of Texas voters will vote for their fucked up GOP organization. Even in the big cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth the state GOP candidates manage to get a large percentage of the urban vote. Most Texans are ultra religious and hopelessly stupid. They still think that the Texas GOP platform is something sent to them from God. That is Texas for you, no wonder I fled that hot, desolate shithole of a state. It wasn't only the heat but also the rampant stupidity.

    You puzzle me. You say things with which I agree, like this. I lived in Texas over 4 years. I lived with my late partner in Houston. I know Texas a little bit. And of course you're a motorcyclist, and I've been a licensed biker since 1966, so I automatically wanna like you.

    And then you say weird stuff. And attack liberals and Democrats. Do you have some coherent political philosophy you can express here?
    You are lucky that you lived in Texas for only four years. Try living there for almost ten years like I did and you really see why I feel the way that I do towards the lone star shithole.

    This much I understand. But you still haven't answered my questions.
  • mybud

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    Jun 06, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    The platform committee also came out for blood leaching for Christ.
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    Jun 06, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    dayumm saidWhoop! Whoop!

    Shameless Cross-linking ahead!

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844710/

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844524/

    Also, I think the %20 part always trips up RJ URL attempts. Good on antijock for shrinking the link for us!

    Yer thankin' me for shrinkage?
    george_costanza_seinfeld_shrinkage_in_th
    It's a little insulting.
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    Jun 06, 2014 5:46 AM GMT
    Ahhhh! Texas! I remember the three+ years that I lived there before I moved back to the United States. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 06, 2014 10:33 AM GMT
    mybud saidThe platform committee also came out for blood leaching for Christ.

    WTF is THAT???
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    Jun 06, 2014 11:57 AM GMT
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    dayumm saidWhoop! Whoop!

    Shameless Cross-linking ahead!

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844710/

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844524/

    Also, I think the %20 part always trips up RJ URL attempts. Good on antijock for shrinking the link for us!

    Yer thankin' me for shrinkage?
    george_costanza_seinfeld_shrinkage_in_th
    It's a little insulting.


    Lemme fix that! lol

    Good on antijock for EXTENDING the array of related links! icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2014 1:34 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mybud saidThe platform committee also came out for blood leaching for Christ.

    WTF is THAT???
    Centuries ago they'd use leaches to bleed individuals of demons...I was attempting to make a joke.
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    dayumm saidLemme fix that! lol

    Good on antijock for EXTENDING the array of related links! icon_wink.gif


    That's very big of you. Being a little embarrassed, I extend my gratitude. Oh and while perusing another thread, I couldn't help but to notice...

    dayumm said...That Fox News Shrink


    So I feel better now; it isn't just me.

    But then I googled gratitude penis to find just the right picture when instead I found this scary thing...

    http://matthewdicks.com/2012/02/gratitude-journal-shrinking-penis.html
    Koro is a culture-specific syndrome from Southeast Asia (so it seemed RJ-appropriate) in which the person has an overpowering belief that his penis is shrinking and will shortly disappear. Also known as shrinking penis, the syndrome is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koro_(medicine[/url] (I didn't shrink it this time, knowing now where that leads)
    Koro is a culture-specific syndrome in which an individual has an overpowering belief that his or her genitals (e.g., penis or female nipples) are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals.[1] Koro is also known as shrinking penis, and it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The syndrome occurs worldwide, and mass hysteria of genital-shrinkage anxiety has a history in Africa, Asia, and Europe.[2] In the United States and Europe, the syndrome is commonly known as genital retraction syndrome


    Mass hysteria. Huh, who knew. So it's true: you really do learn something new every day. /threadjack
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    Jun 06, 2014 2:25 PM GMT
    mybud said
    Art_Deco said
    mybud saidThe platform committee also came out for blood leaching for Christ.

    WTF is THAT???
    Centuries ago they'd use leaches to bleed individuals of demons...I was attempting to make a joke.

    OIC. I only know leaching as an old medical practice, not for its theological benefits. Please forgive my densosity.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 06, 2014 2:42 PM GMT
    That's too bad. I thought the GOP was finally coming around, but it's always one step forward two steps back when dealing with homophobic extremists. I wonder if they'll ever realize that gay relationships are none of their business. They're so meddling and bigoted.

    From what I've heard about Dallas, from my friend who lived there for many years, gay people are confined to a gay neighborhood, and live in a bubble and vote mainly republican. It's like they're decades behind the rest of the country, according to my friend.

    In my state (Minnesota) there are no gay areas. Gay people are plentiful, but not segregated.
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    Jun 06, 2014 2:56 PM GMT
    HottJoe said...From what I've heard about Dallas, from my friend who lived there for many years, gay people are confined to a gay neighborhood...


    They do the same in Fort Lauderdale only there we call it ghettoize. In Texas I believe it is known as corralling.

    cowboy-west-animal-cow-range-corralling.
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    HottJoe said...From what I've heard about Dallas, from my friend who lived there for many years, gay people are confined to a gay neighborhood...

    They do the same in Fort Lauderdale only there we call it ghettoize. In Texas I believe it is known as corralling.

    I DO know you must be joking. Nobody confines or corrals us here in Fort Lauderdale. Many of us, however, do live close to each other by choice, to maximize the social benefits of gay association. It's nice when your friends aren't 30 miles away when you want to go out for dinner or drinks, or all get together to have a pool party or something.
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    Jun 06, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
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    HottJoe said...From what I've heard about Dallas, from my friend who lived there for many years, gay people are confined to a gay neighborhood...


    They do the same in Fort Lauderdale only there we call it ghettoize. In Texas I believe it is known as corralling.
    They're confined to a particular neighborhood the same way a person with a reclusive personality is confined to his or her home. In other words, it's not mandated by society, they just choose to be there, for varying reasons.

    Every bar I've been to outside the gay ghetto around here has been a mixture of sexualities, which is why I choose not to live in a predominately gay neighborhood. And every gay bar I've been to has been a mixture of sexualities. Ft Lauderdale (and South Florida in general) is extremely sexually diverse. Too bad we aren't the majority of the state's voting power, or FL woulda had marriage equality a long time ago. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    dayumm saidWhoop! Whoop!

    Shameless Cross-linking ahead!

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844524/

    Also, I think the %20 part always trips up RJ URL attempts. Good on antijock for shrinking the link for us!


    Whatever. I searched for the topic title and did not find anything, and spent 5 min looking. Why must you always complain? There are many other things in this world and RJ to worry about. Not like I plagiarized.
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    paulflexes saidI heard somewhere that Uganda bought Texas. Did they finally secede?


    Can we just GIVE Texas to Uganda?
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    dayumm saidWhoop! Whoop!

    Shameless Cross-linking ahead!

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3844524/

    Also, I think the %20 part always trips up RJ URL attempts. Good on antijock for shrinking the link for us!


    Whatever. I searched for the topic title and did not find anything, and spent 5 min looking. Why must you always complain? There are many other things in this world and RJ to worry about. Not like I plagiarized.


    Unless you've reason to otherwise mistrust dayumm's intent, I thought he was just kidding, the whoop whoop shameless thang pointing to his own crosslinking.

    Art_Deco saidI DO know you must be joking. Nobody confines or corrals us here in Fort Lauderdale...


    I'm pretty sure even in Texas people also enjoy the freedom of movement.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_movement

    paulflexes saidThey're confined to a particular neighborhood the same way a person with a reclusive personality is confined to his or her home. In other words, it's not mandated by society, they just choose to be there, for varying reasons.

    Every bar I've been to outside the gay ghetto around here has been a mixture of sexualities, which is why I choose not to live in a predominately gay neighborhood. And every gay bar I've been to has been a mixture of sexualities. Ft Lauderdale (and South Florida in general) is extremely sexually diverse. Too bad we aren't the majority of the state's voting power, or FL woulda had marriage equality a long time ago. icon_wink.gif


    I thought that was you I saw posting again. Hi Paulflexes. I think you are right on self-inflicted reclusiveness.

    Speaking as one of the colonizing first families of pre-gaytrified Wilton, me and my dog, I did enjoy the gay ghetto for many years, especially back in my 30s when partying was more fun than in my 50s, and building community required all that work (I did volunteer many years there) but have since relocated. Part of my decision to leave, aside from that my scumbag xcousin's presence had desecrated my beautiful garden, was the inundation of the gay population over the many years I grew older there.

    At this stage of my life I much prefer being part of the general, nonghettoized population. It was fun while it lasted for me but I don't miss it.
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    Jun 06, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    Just came through to file another "complaint!" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    Hey, it's all I do!

    No worries! We both got metta'd after you posted (he was cool about it, though, deleted his and posted in mine).

    Now, back to complaining about the Texas GOP!