Being gay means to accept, and accept means to respect.

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    Nov 29, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    So be respectfulicon_smile.gif
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    Nov 29, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    Being gay means you are sexually attracted to members of your own gender. PERIOD. Gays can be just as intolerant and disrespectful as any sub classification of human beings.
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    Nov 29, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    calime61 saidSo be respectfulicon_smile.gif


    Respectful of who, where, WHAT? There are enough people of all orientations, colors, creeds, beliefs, etc. telling me what to think, do, say, believe ... I'll conduct my life my OWN way, TYVM!
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    Nov 29, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    Respect, like many things in life, is something that one earns.
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    Nov 29, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidBeing gay means you are sexually attracted to members of your own gender. PERIOD. Gays can be just as intolerant and disrespectful as any sub classification of human beings.
    +1000
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    Nov 29, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    I'm very grateful that there are many people in this world who treat others respectfully, whether those 'others' have earned it or not.

    Were this not the case, the entire world would be like RJ. icon_sad.gif
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    yetanotherphil saidI'm very grateful that there are many people in this world who treat others respectfully, whether those 'others' have earned it or not.

    Were this not the case, the entire world would be like RJ. icon_sad.gif


    I nearly commented similarly on Metta's evolution/socializing thread, thinking how simply observing here would have saved all that spent grant money.

    Admiration might take some effort. But unless the other guy takes a swing first, respect ought to be a given. What is earned, often well deservingly, is a bad reputation.

  • Nov 30, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
    I agree with the original post. The world opens up when mutual respect is at play. It cost so much less energy than fidelity to one's ego, and a lot more gets done.
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    Nov 30, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    For some reason I find these do gooder threads of yours very annoying.
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    Dec 01, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidRespect, like many things in life, is something that one earns.


    While this is an oft heard adage I feel it is wrong. Respect is something that is extended to all human beings regardless of whether they deserve it or not. To disrespect someone because they disrespect you only drags you down to their level.

    So many of us in modern society have become so accustomed to wallowing in the gutter we have forgotten what it's like to live on a higher plane.
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    Dec 01, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidBeing gay means you are sexually attracted to members of your own gender. PERIOD. Gays can be just as intolerant and disrespectful as any sub classification of human beings.


    +1

    Gays are worse. Period. Many are deeply insecure, and lash out at folks who reject them, for any reason. Many have such low self acceptance that they won't show their name, nor face, in public, and are complete, and total, baggage cases.

    Being gay DOES NOT mean you have automatic license to be crude, anonymous, rude, or to pitch a fit when someone tells you they are not their type.

    Personally, I WILL NOT act as an enabler to the mental issue of extremely low self acceptance (and, it IS, a mental health issue that causes damage to not just the individual, but, friends, and family, too, as well as all gay people). I WILL empower folks by encouraging them to behave properly, and to like themselves, and to respect that being gay does NOT give them special privileges.

    I will NOT accept anonymous, rude, faceless, lack of a name, or lack of a proper introduction. No wonder folks think gay people are fucked up. THEY ARE. Many are their own worst enemy!

    I WILL encourage others to step up to the plate, like themselves, and become leaders, proud, with a first name, last name, face, manners, a firm handshake, and a smile.

    I'm Chuck Gudgel. I work in IT. I live at Austin Ranch in The Colony, TX. I'm gay. That's O.k.

    Until you accept yourself, and can properly shake my hand and introduce yourself, you'll get what you deserve: nothing.

    If you're going to be a pictureless, nameless, creep, I want nothing to do with you. You hurt yourself; you hurt others. I will NOT be your enabler.
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    Dec 01, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidBeing gay means you are sexually attracted to members of your own gender. PERIOD. Gays can be just as intolerant and disrespectful as any sub classification of human beings.

    But we SHOULDN'T BE! icon_evil.gif
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    UndercoverMan saidBeing gay means you are sexually attracted to members of your own gender. PERIOD. Gays can be just as intolerant and disrespectful as any sub classification of human beings.

    But we SHOULDN'T BE! icon_evil.gif


    NO ONE, GAY, STRAIGHT OR OTHERWISE, SHOULD BE INTOLERANT AND DISRESPECTFUL OF OTHERS.
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    Dec 01, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said^

    Typical response of someone who can't accept his gayness.

    Embrace and let go....

    Why do you have to talk to me in every damn thread? Can't YOU let me go? Apparently not.
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    Dec 01, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
    I think "respect" should be given and earned respectively (pun intended heh). To me its like a hypothetical -point- system. Let me clarify: initially one should respect another person because its basic etiquette (The other person has as much right to be on this planet as I do and that in itself is a +1 point). Then upon further inquiry of the individual in question, one can assess if said person is warranting of continued respect. Usually, assessment is based on an individuals actions etc (so negative or positive points will accrue). I know this sounds very "Ayn Rand" , especially since it sounds like I'm judging a another persons "self-worth", but let me finish by saying that in order to get negative points from me (personally), one would have to do something pretty bad. Honestly, I think most people think the way I do. Probably on a different scale though...
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    Dec 01, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    David3K said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said^

    Typical response of someone who can't accept his gayness.

    Embrace and let go....

    Why do you have to talk to me in every damn thread? Can't YOU let me go? Apparently not.


    I wasn't talking to you directly but now that you mention it I'd really enjoy letting you go. Pick you up and drop you down a sewer hole with the rest of the feces 'let you go' kinda way.

    You are a disgusting piece of crap, don't talk to me again.
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    Dec 01, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    lol im not sure i'm seeing much respect between some of the posters on this thread.
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    Dec 01, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    tmac saidlol im not sure i'm seeing much respect between some of the posters on this thread.


    LOL!
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    Dec 02, 2014 9:23 AM GMT
    Apparently there will be always madness on this website.