Tolerance wins in Texas! Watch Christians storm county meeting to censor LGBT books — and fail

  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2015 8:40 PM GMT
    Tolerance wins in Texas! Watch Christians storm county meeting to censor LGBT books — and fail





    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/tolerance-wins-in-texas-christians-county-censor-lgbt-books-fail/
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 16, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    aw aw aw SHE'S WONDERFULLֱ
  • tazzari

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    Jul 16, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    Deeply ignorant people terrified by the free flow of ideas. It would be comic, were it not simply pathetic.

    Sweetheart, you know about as much about history as my dog does - and he died ten years ago.
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    Jul 16, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    "Lie berry. It's lie berry," she said sternly, correcting the flawless English of the person behind her.
  • dtx1

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    Jul 16, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    Both of the moms were great. I especially enjoyed the native Hood County woman describing raising a gay son, although she did unwittingly reinforce the stereotypes of what is to be a gay or straight man. Nevertheless, she was awesome. The mom with the infant daughter arguably made the strongest case for keeping the two books in the local library, and I appreciated her rational, powerful comments.

    Thanks for posting this. I'm a native Texan and have lived here almost all of my life and found this video particularly heartening in light of the extreme blowback against the LGBT community I've witnessed here since the announcement of the marriage equality decision.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 16, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Slowly but surely, the Giant Tea Party State of Texas is waking up and starting to realize how dead wrong homophobia and other forms of prejudice really are and the serious psychological toll it takes on human beings. Hopefully we will see more Texans braving it out by publicly speaking against homophobia and other types of prejudicial attitudes. Their state's future is going to end up depending on it like it or lump it.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 17, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    I wonder how many of these conservative bigots will look back at their lives one day and be ashamed at how much they hated anyone who was different from them?
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    Jul 17, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidI wonder how many of these conservative bigots will look back at their lives one day and be ashamed at how much they hated anyone who was different from them?


    I presume you lead by example?
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    Jul 17, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidSlowly but surely, the Giant Tea Party State of Texas is waking up and starting to realize how dead wrong homophobia and other forms of prejudice really are and the serious psychological toll it takes on human beings. Hopefully we will see more Texans braving it out by publicly speaking against homophobia and other types of prejudicial attitudes. Their state's future is going to end up depending on it like it or lump it.


    Like Ted Cruz?
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    Jul 18, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    The great thing about Texas is that so many more tolerant/open minded people are moving here from everywhere. We're getting louder and louder.
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    Jul 18, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidThe great thing about Texas is that so many more tolerant/open minded people are moving here from everywhere. We're getting louder and louder.
    +1

    #OccupyTexas FTW! icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 18, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
    woodfordr saidThe great thing about Texas is that so many more tolerant/open minded people are moving here from everywhere. We're getting louder and louder.
    However, despite all the large influx of people from other parts of both the U.S. and the rest of the world, it is going to take years, decades for Texas to overcome its sociopolitical backwardness.