Obama hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality

  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    Can you believe that... icon_wink.gif

    you can comment on the story by clicking on the link and clicking on the star ratings.


    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=585846
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    Jul 01, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    Well good luck to him!

    I'm sure it will be an easier task, than getting all homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, to accept everyone, each other.
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    Acceptance is important. But acceptance goes two ways. Gays, Bisexuals, and others want to be accepted in society and yes that's important. But acceptance also means understanding that not everyone will support who you are and what you believe in.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    "Obama hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality" sounds like a pacifying statement with no promise of resolution.
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    Well, the site is part of The American Family News Network, and the content is blatantly conservative. So watch out for the spin in this story, you may get dizzy.
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    the whole thing is spun wrong.

    We do not have the right to vote away the basic human rights and equalities of others. The way that in the USA people can decide that I do not have the right to marry the person I love because of biology is sick.
    Long live activist judges (pity that Sotormayor is not one)
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    oh look... more rhetoric. *rolls eyes*

    I'm sure it'll work just as well as his "anti" war policies, financial crisis "solutions" and general "change".
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidthe whole thing is spun wrong.

    We do not have the right to vote away the basic human rights and equalities of others. The way that in the USA people can decide that I do not have the right to marry the person I love because of biology is sick.
    Long live activist judges (pity that Sotormayor is not one)


    Yeah, I agree with this. The whole point of fundamental rights is that you can't vote them away.

    Fundamental rights are actually more important than majoritarian democracy.
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    medfordguy saidWell, the site is part of The American Family News Network, and the content is blatantly conservative. So watch out for the spin in this story, you may get dizzy.


    That was my whole point in posting it. You can go to the web site and make comments. If you read the comments of the other people...they are doosies...
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidoh look... more rhetoric. *rolls eyes*

    I'm sure it'll work just as well as his "anti" war policies, financial crisis "solutions" and general "change".


    ...not to mention pacifying gays and lesbians who have been feeling betrayed over the last month (DOMA, DADT - anyone?).
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    scarabboy said
    MeOhMy saidoh look... more rhetoric. *rolls eyes*

    I'm sure it'll work just as well as his "anti" war policies, financial crisis "solutions" and general "change".


    ...not to mention pacifying gays and lesbians who have been feeling betrayed over the last month (DOMA, DADT - anyone?).


    I was just about to ask, has Obama ever mentioned the language used by the DoJ in the DOMA brief?
  • xy4xy

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    Jul 01, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    why doesnt he start by persuading the military
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    or better yet, quit bitching about nothing happening and get up and start doing something to change it..

    ooh thats right.. heh sorry, tried to be rational.. ma bad
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    Jul 01, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    As long as he doesn't wait with our rights until he's convinced all Americans to accept homosexuality...
  • calibro

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    i wonder if he can convince himself
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    Jul 01, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    Too bad some of you just don't want to look at this positively. At a minimum he will persuade African Americans. not can, but WILL. The debate of certain gay rights belongs in other forums.
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    Jul 01, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    More platitudes will make such a difference.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    From Canada, looking down at your problems, Obama is the only salvation you have. Support his efforts.
  • Anto

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    How can Obama say something like that when HE doesn't really accept homosexuality?


    He needs to stop talking and DO something - you know, be a fierce advocate! He's being a total jackass right now, I don't understand how he doesn't see it. Maybe it's because the people surrounding him keep telling him he's doing good or something? I don't know. But he's making himself look like a fool to the gay community.

    We don't want rhetoric. We don't want eloquent statements. We want action!
  • Anto

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    Jul 01, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidFrom Canada, looking down at your problems, Obama is the only salvation you have. Support his efforts.


    He needs to make good on the things he has promised. He's also made gay marriage look bad. Did you hear about the DOMA defense statement?

    You know he hasn't been confrontational with ant-gay sentiment yet.
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    Jul 01, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    I'll settle for legal equity from my Government thank you. The rest will come in time. The majority of young people are already OK with gays. We just need our rights now.
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    Jul 01, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    matey saidWell good luck to him!

    I'm sure it will be an easier task, than getting all homosexuals, bisexuals, lesbians, to accept everyone, each other.


    It is like herding cats isn't it.
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    Jul 01, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
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    Jul 01, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    Here is the speech at the Gay reception Obama gave:
  • gumbosolo

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    Jul 01, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    Ooh, acceptance! Gimme!

    Is it unreasonable that I'm feeling a little post-acceptance lately?