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Old May 10th, 2015, 02:36 PM   #41
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it was called a nosegay.

The word 'gay' was first used popularly to euphemize homosexual in Victorian England during the middle and last half of the 19th century - it became widespread when it was used in the scandal sheets and newspapers during the trials of Oscar Wilde. It was always used in a derogatory manner.
It was first popularized in America during the silent films when overtly effeminate men - who were implied homosexuals - were described as 'gay.' They were always objects of ridicule and, again, the term was used in a derogatory manner.

It wasn't until the homosexual community decided to "take back" the word and use it themselves as a sign of pride and survival that there began to be complaints about the word being usurped by the militant homosexuals who were taking a word which was once 'nice' and making it about something shameful and dirty. It was only acceptable to call homosexuals 'gay' when it was derogatory. The gay community did the same thing when they took the pink triangle - which they were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps - as their emblem of pride.

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Thanks, I thought it would have been more recent that that. Wasn't there a song about a gay Caballero, who didn't seem to care for the song in the air?
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Old May 10th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #43
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Would you call yourself a conservitive?
For the most part.
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Old May 11th, 2015, 07:19 PM   #44
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For the most part.
Right on. Just like to know who is in favor of bigger government ad were they stand.
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Right on. Just like to know who is in favor of bigger government ad were they stand.
Conservatives are in big favor of bigger government. Look at their social issues. Abortion alone has to have more and more workers to police women, especially with the new abortion bill the republicans are working on because they have no other agenda on the plate.

They want big government to keep out illegals even if the corporations are hiring them with all the teabagging economic laws being passed.

They want big government to take care of them because they are the exception to the "lazy person who won't work and wants to collect SSDI instead".

They want big government to make sure more tax cuts and more welfare checks go to rich corporations and rich people.
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Is sexual preference a civil right, or simply a lifestyle? Should the government be involved in mandating lifestyles? Where does the Courts mandate of a lifestyle come from? Shouldn't social norms be left up to the dictates of sovereign states? If the Bill of Rights is based on "natural law", is homosexuality a norm?
Is your sexual preference only your chosen lifestyle and not who you are attracted to without picking it? In other words, you are choosing to be with women and not men is what your saying then?
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I think there are 2 reasons for homosexuality, some are "born that way" I have no doubt, then there are others that have become homosexual due to life events.

A child that has been sexually molested have a greater likelihood of becoming homosexuals, and also becoming very active sexually if they are heterosexual.
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I think there are 2 reasons for homosexuality, some are "born that way" I have no doubt, then there are others that have become homosexual due to life events.

A child that has been sexually molested have a greater likelihood of becoming homosexuals, and also becoming very active sexually if they are heterosexual.
And you base this on ?
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So by your logic if you were in the minority in your state and the majority disagreed w/ your "lifestyle" choice you would accept them voting you "off the island "?
If that were the norm for that state, I wouldn't live there if it went against my personal beliefs. Live within the standards of a sovereign state or leave. As a legal citizen, you have that right.
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Our states are not sovereign over the union. We had a war that determined that. And you did not answer my question about whether or not you choose to be hetero for your lifestyle.
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