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10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong


1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all: women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

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I saw this on a facebook group, tried to find the original source, and then gave up when I came across WAY too many results.

But they're right. This needs to be printed on a t-shirt. I'm thinking white letters on black. With a snarky icon on the other side. Although I have no idea where or how I'd get these t-shirts printed... or how much it might cost. (not entirely serious, but if people express interest, and suggest t-shirt printers, I may be willing to be unlazy and arrange something.)
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Hey guys!

Anti-gay groups are reigniting the battle in the Senate over the
so-called Marriage Protection Amendment. President Bush bowed
from pressure from these groups on June 5th when he stood in the
White House and encouraged the Senate to write discrmination
into the Constitution.

The Senate's right-wing leadership has scheduled a vote on the
discriminatory FMA this week -- and I know you want to stop them
as much as I do.

The Human Rights Campaign is asking fair-minded Americans
everywhere to speak out against this blatant attempt to restrict
the rights and liberties of GLBT Americans.

Take action today to let your Senators know that you oppose any
attempts to use Congress and the Constitution to harm same-sex
couples and their children. Click here to take action now:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/mpa4062?rk=w7MVu4s1OzrZW


Can't hurt and probably takes less than a minute, unless you feel like editing the letter. May help if you have name/address/stuff set to autofill...

(Hmmm, anyone know what the rk=... stuff is for? It's slightly different from the one Jane sent me, and I think it's a referral link identifier... but... ::ponders other possible uses...:: )
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Hey guys! I hope everyone had a good end to their school year- I know I'm sure glad to be home and done with classes for a while :) . Anyways, I was wonderin if y'all would be up for having an initial meeting this coming week. I went in to speak to RM's GSA this past Friday and they seem to be interested in planning some activities for next year we might be able to assist them with (such as a dance!). In any case, I figured it'd be good to get together and brainstorm some things we could do as a group and basically decide where we want things to go. I was thinking we could do Tuesday or Wednesday evening or next Saturday June 3 during the day. Any preferred locations? I was thinking of the Starbuck's right near RM on the pike...but I'm open to whatever suggestions y'all have. Anyways, email me back or call me [phone number removed. Comment for details.] or im me ([AIM sn removed. Comment for details.]) ASAP letting me know your availability. I look forward to seein you guys next week so we can get our gay on (I think I just invented that phrase...I'm tired)! Peace
-Matt :)

P.S.- please spread the message to RM alumni friends! All are welcome to join us!


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"So we can get our gay on". Ick... wtf.

:: sighs:: And he left out Megan again. Mmm, might not be his fault; don't recall if I told him to contact Megan or not.

(wasn't it TAFU? o.O "GSA".....)

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On a completely unrelated note, [livejournal.com profile] marbenais, have you seen the link to chapter 4 yet? =>.<= [livejournal.com profile] dduane said, "the link to Chapter Four will be on the Chapter Three link page," but I've checked both public and subscriber gateway link pages, as well as the project schedule page. And I'm pretty sure Safari isn't being stupid and caching the page.. 'cause it's been a day+ now. And I don't want to send her another e-mail (sent one two or three days before she sent out the e-mail for chapter four).
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If it happens again this year, I may play the role of the dragon in this strip. Maybe. For my own amusement, most likely, since I haven't actually fully studied the bible to the point where I'd be comfortable sparing with quotes.

http://www.ozyandmillie.net/2000/om20000814.html
(and the following three and also relevant:
http://www.ozyandmillie.net/2000/om20000815.html
http://www.ozyandmillie.net/2000/om20000816.html
http://www.ozyandmillie.net/2000/om20000817.html
)
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On Apr. 12, 2006, at 1:17 AM, Matt Adler wrote:

Hey y'all! So I'm basically e-mailing you guys to see if you would be interested in forming a sort of RM gay alumni group. I have been thinking ever since I graduated (and subsequently came out) that there is a lot of work to be done at RM to make it a safe and comfortable place for GLBT students. I think one important step in this process is to organize RM grads to get active in initiatives to improve the situation at our former high school. Whether we were out or closeted or in denial or all of the above at different times, we all know what it was like to go through high school facing degrees of invisibility, harassment, and discrimination. In addition to brainstorming our own initiatives (one idea I had was to institute a voluntary "Safe Zones" training program for sympathetic teachers), we can probably serve as valuable mentors for gay students currently at RM facing similar challenges. If nothing else, for some students it'd probably be nice to know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and give them advice on GLBT life in college. In any case, I gotta split, but I hope this is something you guys are interested in. I'd like this network to be what we as a group want, not just what I envision, so please pass this message on to other GLBT grads and certainly give me the contact info of anyone else you think might be interested. I should be home from school around May 10th- anyone up for meeting for coffee around then? Thanks for taking the time to read this and please don't hesitate to contact me.

With love and Phallic (I mean ummm Rocket) Pride,
Matt Adler


That was interesting. But yeah, if anyone wants his e-mail / contact info, throw something at my e-mail address.

[ edit | e-mail re-wrapped, so it should display nicer now. ]
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http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-christians10apr10,0,6596503.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Via [livejournal.com profile] dduane.

Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies
Many codes intended to protect gays from harassment are illegal, conservatives argue.
By Stephanie Simon
Times Staff Writer

April 10, 2006

ATLANTA — Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.

Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.

Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. So she's demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy.

rest of the text... )

:: mutters::
"The letter berated students who come out publicly as gay, saying they subject others on campus to "a constant barrage of homosexuality.""
Um, what about those who aren't christian? Your churches and worship sessions are a "constant barrage of christianness!". >.>
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So I attended an asian LGBT Ally training session today. Twas.. interesting. There was, as we concluded, a really small number of Asians who'd identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. (eh? did I not spell that right? ..."transgender" is a misspelled word.. it suggests "transponder" -.-;; )

The ice breaker activity was the most memorable. We were given a piece of paper, told to split it up into 8 pieces. For two pieces of paper, we were told to write down two objects that were important to us. The next two were to be two people that were important to us. Then two activities that were important to us. And finally, two roles that were important to us.

Then we were asked to crumple up two and throw them away.

And then we had the person to our right randomly pick one. That too, was thrown away.

And finally, the group 'leader' walked around and randomly took pieces and threw them out.

This was equated to the losses that one might experience coming out.. and I thought it did a really good job of that.

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Other thoughts/ideas/points of note included:
-the major lack of asian LGBT. This was attributed to community factors, as well as the fact that, as asians, sex really isn't talked about much. I never got the bird-bees talk, and I definitely self-educated myself. (Hah, "What are you talking about?!? This is research! Not pr0n!")
-the fact that there is a.. sense of "normality" on campus. And desire to avoid change. And that "normality" fell towards christian, white, middle-class. And for asians, them Christian small groups. Those things are massive, yo, despite being called "small groups". (rather, when they band together...yeah.)

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Randomness for today.

"I hereby knight you... Sir Girls-Run-Alot."

I don't know. It just struck me that.. girls seem to run a lot on campus. Lots of female joggers, anyhow. And somehow, I added Sir in front of that, and was highly amused for a good 5 minutes while biking to lunch. Yeah, don't think anyone noticed the silly asian boy grinning his face off while biking down Green street.

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The reason why you shouldn't post random news pranks online.

I'm amused.

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Oh, and in other google news (this is has been out for a while. Just waited a day+ to see more articles confirm it), it appears google _has_ been ordered by the federal judge to release their data. Poo. The article's in a number of places, including washingtonpost.com.
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California Gov. Schwarzenegger's office is accepting calls from anywhere regarding their marriage equality bill. It passed both houses of their legislature, but needs the Governer's approval. It's all automated, so you don't have to talk to anyone.

Follow these directions:
1. Call the Governor: 916-445-2841 (This number is listed at www.governor.ca.gov)
2. Push: 2 (voice your opinion on legislation)
3. Push: 1 (gender-neutral marriage bill - Senate Bill 849)
4. And push: 1 to support marriage equality


It takes 30 seconds. Probably less, if you don't bother listening to the voice prompts - however, I think it might be a good idea, in case they decide to change things around... ^^;; but that might just be me and my paranoia.

[ edit ] Yes, pass it on!

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