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Why LGBT Pisses Me Off!

I have nothing against any particular homosexual or transgendered person.  I couldn’t care less who you sleep with, or what sex you claim to be.  I have enough of my own sins to deal with.  I really don’t even care who you marry… I just refuse to promote homosexual marriage as somehow being normal, because it goes against everything that I believe.  So, stop saying that I hate you, because I don’t.

But you do tend to piss me off…  a lot.

See, I don’t believe that your lifestyle is the way to go, and so you brand me as a “hater”.  Hell, I am not even allowed to believe that your lifestyle IS a lifestyle.

Like all liberals, you’re all for “tolerance”, until someone doesn’t agree with you.  That’s really why conservatives like me hold you in such low esteem.  We’re going to keep on deciding for ourselves what we believe, and that just isn’t acceptable to you, is it?

And PLEASE… stop crying about the Boy Scouts not wanting to send a troop of boys off into the woods with a homosexual male troop leader.  When you see the Girl Scouts send their kids off alone with a heterosexual male, then you can get back to me.

I’m also sick of you telling everyone that being homosexual is genetic.  If I find my neighbor’s wife attractive, that doesn’t mean that I am genetically pre-disposed to be an adulterer.  It is our actions that define us, not our temptations.

Worse yet is the old argument that I have heard time and time again; that being homosexual has to be genetic because no one would ever want to be that way.  There is no end to the irony of self-loathing in that tired, old talking point.  Honestly, that is really awful!  You talk all the time about how Christianity is wrong in the belief that homosexuality is a sin, and what effect that has on young homosexuals…  Can you imagine how devastating it must be when even other homosexuals tell them that no one would ever want to be like them?

Some homosexuals seem to be pretty happy (and yes, I know quite a few).  Either it makes you happy, or it doesn’t.  If it doesn’t make you happy, then stop doing it!  And, if you are happy in your lifestyle… then OWN it–with REAL pride–instead of blaming everything you do on some recessive gene that was dormant until you came along.

Seriously, someone chanting about pride and then, without missing a beat, starts talking about how they never had a choice..?  That’s a mind-numbing display of “logic” there!

You think that your happiness depends upon what I think about you, or what food chain I go to for lunch.  Well, I am going to keep eating chicken, because I don’t care much about what you think, and if you ever want to be happy, then you need to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you, too.

Your happiness depends on YOU.

Quit making me responsible for it.

That’s just…  gay.

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This was written because of a guy I ran into on Twitter the other night.  He hated me…  Because he thought that I hated him.

We all know how high tensions have been lately.  The entire Chick-Fil-A episode, which I have written about several times, has upset the LGBT community, and, at the same time, it has energized and galvanized the conservative community.

Oddly enough, this time we aren’t really butting heads with each other…  At least not directly.

The LGBT activists are making hay out of Dan Cathy’s recent comments about supporting traditional marriage.  Conservatives would be likely to support Cathy’s statements, but what really upset us the most was the heavy-handedness of politicians like Rahm Emanuel and Thomas Menino.

So there I was, faced with this guy “screaming” at me over Twitter because of an article I had written in support of Chick-Fil-A.

Being the conservative that I am, I refused to block him or report him for “spam”.

Instead, I engaged him.

Ironically, I started to feel really bad for the guy that was calling me every name in the book, while claiming that I was the one full of hate.  I went out of my way to tolerate his insults, and try to get him to relate to where I was coming from.

I could not have been more surprised when he started to actually listen to what I had to say, and maybe he even began to understand me.  By the end of the conversation, he actually added me to his follow list.

He took me off of his list the next day.

I had been planning to write a piece about how we CAN resolve our differences… until I saw that he bailed on me.

It really pissed me off that he couldn’t even come halfway, and so I ended up writing the article above, instead of a “feel good” piece about how we all really can get along.

This isn’t the kind of piece that I normally write, so…

Make of it what you will.

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Addendum:  I also edited this while watching a marathon session of “Archer”… So, make of THAT what you will!  =)

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Comments on: "Why LGBT Pisses Me Off!" (29)

  1. David Benjamin Patton said:

    That is probably the most impressive amount of misinformation and contradiction – as well as passive aggressive narcissism – that I think I have every seen in a such short span of words.

    • Ahhh, the hallmark of liberal criticism. Long on insults, and short on substance.

      • David Benjamin Patton said:

        This is why I generally refrain from discussions with conservatives. Most conservatives run on a diet of arrogance and rhetoric and are often quick to accuse others of the same tactics that they use themselves. Case in point framing my comment as “liberal criticism. Long on insults” etc, etc… but I digress.

        I’m probably wasting my time so I’ll try to be brief. I assume this post was written in response to the whole Chick-fil-A fried fiasco last week. The issue was blown way, waaay out of proportion by people on both sides. For the record I support Dan Cathy’s right to have his opinion and to express his opinion however he likes. I completely disagree with his opinion and his stance but I respect his right to have his opinion. Secondly he is entitled to run his company as he sees fit as long as he doesn’t break the law. Again he is entitled to his opinion however he is not entitled to be free of any criticisms or consequence of his opinion.

        Where this whole thing got out of hand was when the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco decided to ban Chick-fil-A franchises from their cities because of they disagreed with COO Dan Cathy’s beliefs and opinion. That was stupid and they were idiots for making that stance. You cannot discriminate against a business that is not breaking the law just because you don’t like the opinions of it’s COO on controversial issues. Had they not pulled their well intended but bone headed play then none of this would have been an issue. Likewise gay and same sex marriage activists and supporters rattling their sabers over Dan Cathy just voicing his opinion instead of seeking to show where they disagreed and why only fueled the fire.

        Enter Mike Huckabee who then proceeds to whip conservatives and the public into a First Amendment frenzy over ‘free speech’ which is not what this issue should have never been about. Dan Cathy has his right to his free speech as everyone else has their rights to agree, disagree or show where his view is wrong and why. We each also have the right to support or not support his business with our patronage and our dollars as we each individually see fit. No one has the right to tell someone else they can’t eat at Chick-fil-A.

        I choose not to eat there even though I have for years and I loved their food as unhealthy as it may be for you. I finally decided to personally boycott Chick-fil-A not because Dan Cathy has an opinion I disagree with but because he has donated $5 million dollars of his personal fortune and Chick-fil-A profits to fund various groups that actively pursue restricting the rights and freedoms of gay Americans. Is that his right to donate his money as he sees fit? yes it is. As long as he does not break the law by doing so then yes. Is it morally right to actively work against equal rights and freedoms of other citizens based on your personal beliefs? That however is not. Does funding groups working against the rights of gay Americans overstep the bounds of just having ‘ones opinion’ or ‘beliefs’ about gays? You betcha it does,

        That’s why I personally refuse to give him any of my business and I strive to inform others why they shouldn’t either. Not to deny his free speech but because I am against his using his beliefs to deny gay Americans their equal rights and protections under the law. As a conservative you most undoubtedly are against someone else telling you what you can and cannot do right? You most certainly would balk at the government being influenced by others to enact laws that personally restrict YOUR freedom and rights, am I right? Then logically you should be in the forefront of the fight to protect the rights of gays and lesbians. In a society where one group is oppressed, none are free. But I digress. This is a ‘brief’ synopsis on my thoughts and POV regarding the whole Chick-fil-A issue. I am writing another comment directly addressing your above blog post and will post it shortly. I respectfully ask that you refrain from commentary until I’ve posted both responses if you wouldn’t mind. Thanks.

      • Wow, that is a lot!

        As for your first paragraph, I would say that my description of your original post was apt. I’m very glad that you decided to post a second time, even if we may disagree on some points.

        I wholeheartedly agree with much of the rest of your post, except to say that I am not a big Huckabee guy. He’s a nice enough guy and all but, he’s kind of a Huckabee… lol

        Just saying that he may have been pushing the day of support, but I never saw that, and didn’t even see it claimed that he originated it until much later. You may be giving him too much credit, or blame, depending on your point of view, I guess.

        I admire your stance on Chick-Fil-A. I fully support your right to eat where you want, boycott them because you believe they harm the gay community, or donate to any cause you please. I may not be speaking for many conservatives when I say this, but it is my position that government should not be in the marriage business, at all. Marriage is a religious institution, between you and whomever your God may be, and government attempts to promote it have been very counter-productive, and even destructive. Who you choose to marry is not my concern, but I refuse to support the notion of homosexual marriage, as I said in the article itself. Being that it is currently enforced with law, I feel bound to oppose redefining marriage in the public sphere.

        But I think you focus too much on Chick-Fil-A here. That may have been the spark for this article, but the real intention was to frame the reasons that conservatives have been frustrated with the LGBT community for so long.

        I know that you asked me to refrain from commenting until after your second post, but that is a lot of stuff to reply to, so I wrote this prior to your second post and will save it until you’re ready.

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      • David Benjamin Patton said:

        If you want to have an adult discussion I’m game but if you just want to show how patronizing and arrogant you can be then don’t waste our time. You’re neither helping your argument nor your image as a conservative. If you wanna sit at the big kids table then grow up and don’t act like a little smart ass.

    • David Benjamin Patton said:

      I’d like to briefly address point for point what you wrote in your blog post. This will be concise and bullet point style to save time but we can discuss these at length if you like. Here we go.

      “I have nothing against any particular homosexual or transgendered person.”

      Except maybe their equal rights? Please elaborate where I might be wrong here.

      “I couldn’t care less who you sleep with, or what sex you claim to be. I have enough of my own sins to deal with.”

      That’s a pejorative statement exclusively defining gays as ‘sin’ which is your right but then if that’s the case then why concern yourself with us at all? .

      “I just refuse to promote homosexual marriage as somehow being normal,…”

      No one is asking you to promote it just don’t stand in the way of others rights to it the same as you have your rights.

      “So, stop saying that I hate you, because I don’t.”

      Hate? No, but from your attitude discriminating again gays sure sounds like it. Please correct me where I am wrong.

      “But you do tend to piss me off… a lot.”

      Being pissed off is your choice (perhaps anger management therapy? ; )

      “See, I don’t believe that your lifestyle is the way to go”

      That’s an erroneous assumption that my life as a gay is simply a ‘lifestyle’ (which is supposed to mean just what exactly?) Either way that’s your opinion/belief but so what ?

      “and so you brand me as a “hater”. ”

      That is really such a tired overused word. Hate is debatable but misinformed – definitely.

      “Hell, I am not even allowed to believe that your lifestyle IS a lifestyle.”

      Believe what you want whether you’re right or wrong. If you want to be convinced that being gay is only a ‘lifestyle’ knock yourself out. You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

      “Like all liberals,”

      Who said I was a liberal?

      “you’re all for “tolerance”,”

      Again, another overused and over played word. I addressed this in my last comment about Chick-fil-A you can apply the same reasoning here. You’re entitled to your opinion about gays and gay issues but not your own ‘facts’ and you are not free from dissenting opinion or information that discounts your opinions and beliefs as incorrect.

      “until someone doesn’t agree with you.”

      Again, believe what you like but you’re not free from anyone else disagreeing with you.

      “That’s really why conservatives like me hold you in such low esteem.”

      Who cares what you as a conservative thinks? I don’t.

      “We’re going to keep on deciding for ourselves what we believe,”

      No one is stopping you.

      “and that just isn’t acceptable to you, is it?”

      You like to throw out a lot of red herrings in your argument I see, Again no one is saying you can’t say or think what you believe but we don’t have to agree with you. We can respectful discuss the merits pro and con of any argument. I’m just as quick to criticism someone on our side of the argument for being stupid or loud mouthed as I am someone on your side. Argue the merits, not personalities, red herrings or strawmen.

      “And PLEASE… stop crying about the Boy Scouts…”

      That’s a whole other separate issue for another day – not getting into right now.

      “I’m also sick of you telling everyone that being homosexual is genetic.”

      And what is your proof that it is not?

      “If I find my neighbor’s wife attractive, that doesn’t mean that I am genetically pre-disposed to be an adulterer.”

      Strawman argument.

      “It is our actions that define us, not our temptations.”

      You really have no clue what you are talking about here do you?

      “Worse yet is the old argument that I have heard time and time again; that being homosexual has to be genetic because no one would ever want to be that way.”

      Is that a deliberate misquoting/twisting of words around? What we are saying is that If being gay is a choice why would anyone choose to be something so hated and despised by people. That’s not what you have twisted it around to say in your blog. Sorry.

      “There is no end to the irony of self-loathing”

      Again – strawman.

      “You talk all the time about how Christianity is wrong in the belief that homosexuality is a sin,”

      Your quoting selective bible verses has never been a conclusive argument for your side of the issue.

      “Can you imagine how devastating it must be when even other homosexuals tell them that no one would ever want to be like them?”

      Again twisting of words here. We don’t say that, we’ve never said that. Gays get enough hateful, mean spirited misinformation and bigotry of that sort from people with genuinely hateful or misguided attitudes like yours.

      “Some homosexuals seem to be pretty happy (and yes, I know quite a few). Either it makes you happy, or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t make you happy, then stop doing it!”

      If being gay was not so vilified by people with attitudes and actions like yours then maybe they’d find more happiness in their lives being who they are as gay people. Besides simply ‘not being gay’ is not like deciding to quit smoking. Could you stop being a heterosexual? That’s a serious question, think about it.

      “And, if you are happy in your lifestyle…”

      Again, not a lifestyle but a life as diverse as life is for anyone else.

      “…then OWN it–with REAL pride–instead of blaming everything you do on some recessive gene that was dormant until you came along.”

      Not blaming being gay on anyone, genetics, drinking gay tap water or anything else. People choosing to obstruct my right to equal rights – that’s different story.

      “Seriously, someone chanting about pride and then, without missing a beat, starts talking about how they never had a choice..? That’s a mind-numbing display of “logic” there!”

      And yours is not?

      “You think that your happiness depends upon what I think about you,”

      No, I do not

      “…or what food chain I go to for lunch.”

      I could not care less really.

      “Well, I am going to keep eating chicken,”

      Knock yourself out no one’s stopping you.

      “…because I don’t care much about what you think,”

      No one ever asked you too.

      “…and if you ever want to be happy, then you need to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you, too.”

      You love beating this particular dead horse a lot I’ve noticed.

      “Quit making me responsible for it.”

      Neither I nor anyone else is making you or asking you to. We are responsible for ourselves all we demand if the same rights and responsibilities as gay citizens that you have.

      “That’s just… gay.”

      Nice way to end an intended intelligent discourse with a condescending remark. Classy.

      • Dude… you’re killing me here. That is a lot of type. Most of my articles themselves aren’t that long. I want to respond to you as best that I can, but I would also like to sleep at some point this weekend. Give me a few minutes to read and reply. You put out an honest response about how you felt, and I think you deserve a reply, even if it might take me a week to write it! =P

      • David Benjamin Patton said:

        That’s cool. Take your time to reply. I work all kinds of odd hours and I’ve been up since 4 AM so I’m needing some sleep as well. We’ll pick things up things when you’re free. Cheers.

        Oh, btw way the first time I read your blog I didn’t read the second part about the dude from Twitter. Having read that afterwards I have a better understanding of your blogs context. It’s not so much a railing again me and guys like me in general but the that one particular dude. I got it, you were addressing him as the focus. It was still worth responding to your posts from my POV however. Later. ; )

      • Okay, first of all, the ending was tongue-in-cheek. It was only meant to show that we refuse to accept the political correct crap that *some* people are constantly trying to shove down our throats. In this case, the word “gay” would not mean homosexual, because the sentence doesn’t even make sense if you transpose those two words. It was also very much meant to irk the very people who do constantly try to control the narrative by redefining words to their preference, and labeling them as offensive if used in any way that isn’t pre-approved.

        And now I will start from the top and say that you have a strange definition of the word “briefly”.

        You know full well that the LGBT community portrays Christians as full of hate. Denying it would be more than a little dishonest. If you’re not a liberal LGBT activist, then most of what I said doesn’t even apply to you, if any of it at all. And to one of your points, actually there are PLENTY of people who are saying we shouldn’t be allowed to say or think what we believe. The LGBT community tosses around the words “hate” and “bigot” like candy in a parade. Maybe YOU don’t, but you’re being a bit disingenuous to claim that it isn’t going on wholesale.

        “Is that a deliberate misquoting/twisting of words around? What we are saying is that If being gay is a choice why would anyone choose to be something so hated and despised by people. That’s not what you have twisted it around to say in your blog. Sorry.”

        You let your persecution complex slip enough to let out how you feel hated. By whom? I thought you said we weren’t haters. Make up your mind. And yes, telling someone that no one would ever choose to be like them is wrong, even if it is couched in your phraseology.

        Some people aren’t going to like you, no matter who you are. It should never prevent you from being what you CHOOSE to be. Again, it is our actions that define us, not our temptations, and, outside of rape, no one is forced into a homosexual act.

        “If being gay was not so vilified by people with attitudes and actions like yours then maybe they’d find more happiness in their lives being who they are as gay people.”

        You say that, and then later you go on to say that what I think about you doesn’t matter. Make… up… your… MIND.

        You also keep coming back to the theme that we hate you and vilify you… It gets old.

        Unfortunately, many of your points here are not points at all, but a tit for tat sort of response like “I know you are but what am I”.

        But I do appreciate you actually putting out a rebuttal instead of some short quip about how screwed up my post was.

      • “Oh, btw way the first time I read your blog I didn’t read the second part about the dude from Twitter. Having read that afterwards I have a better understanding of your blogs context. It’s not so much a railing again me and guys like me in general but the that one particular dude. I got it, you were addressing him as the focus. It was still worth responding to your posts from my POV however. Later. ; )”

        Yeah I had to add the second part before I felt comfortable putting it out. I refused to publish it like it was because trying to read it like a stranger would see it, the piece did not work. It also is a bit more pointed and even mean-sounding than I wanted it to seem.

    • How is it narcissism to state your opinion? To share how one sees the world??

      Typical lefty retard BULLSHIT.

  2. Dan Glenn said:

    Would you be interested in open, honest dialog with me (a Republican, Christ based, former soldier, gay man)?

    • Sorry I took so long to approve your comments. I have to do that manually and sometimes I am slow. But, yes of course I would be interested. I’m not opposed to talking with anyone, really, and honest open discussion is always welcome.

  3. Dan Glenn said:

    I’ll ask for your patience with this dialog, as it will come in fits and pieces as I hack out my thoughts from my cell phone.
    First, not that I can speak for all LGBT persons, but I am sorry that he engaged you in such a way, and for whatever it’s worth, I’m sorry for it.

    • That certainly wouldn’t be your fault, but even with him, I understand. He was pretty upset. One thing I did not mention I think is that both of us had had a few drinks as well. He may have gotten up the next day and decided to move on. No hard feelings really either way.

    • I write things to get them out of my head, and that conversation resulted with these things that needed to be released. By the time I was writing this piece, I was no longer even remotely mad, and wasn’t all that mad to begin with. I thought about scrapping the piece entirely, but there were some things in it that I really did want to say. The compromise was to add the second half of the piece.

  4. David has already covered most of my talking points – Moreno, Menino, et al were wrong to abuse their position for censorship. Conservatives were wrong to attack liberals for the boycott. Loud, angry people on both sides got old very quick.

    There was a point I wanted to make though – why we are accusing the “traditional marriage” supporters of hate.

    You are denying an entire class of people of what should be the most significant event of their lives, a symbol of their love for one another.

    Further, I have heard the argument that “marriage belongs to the church” – well, it doesn’t. Marriage as identified by the US Government provides a number of financial and legal benefits to living as a couple, with or without children. A church should reserve the right to refuse marriage to a couple, but it should not hold the power to prevent a couple from becoming legally married outside of its doors. A gay marriage holds no bearing on the outcome of a “traditional marriage”.

    Finally – why homosexuality? Why is that one of the major rallying cries of the Christian Conservative? I am no Biblical scholar and do not feel comfortable arguing how serious an offense homosexuality may or may not be, but I do know that there are several significant offenses which are perfectly legal. Working on the Sabbath, adultery, taking the lord’s name in vain, and even worshiping those other than God or Jesus or even nothing at all are all perfectly legal. So why do gays get the short end of the stick?

    • Government involvement in marriage has far more downsides than up. Marriage is best left to the people and to whatever God they pray to, if any at all. I don’t have much of a hand in the entire thing. I’ve never voted on it one way or the other, and I don’t donate to work against it, but homosexual marriage does go against everything I believe, and, if we are forced to define marriage legally then I feel obligated to support the traditional definition, if only in my words.

      I find it interesting your statement that conservatives were wrong to attack liberals. We did no such thing. Had Rahm and Menino not come into it, you probably would have seen a collective eye-roll at the whole thing. What we did do was go out and support Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday. Well… by we I mean them, because I didn’t go until Friday, the supposed day of the kiss-in protest.

      You seem to be under the impression that Christians are railing against homosexuality, but I assure you it is quite the opposite. The LGBT community is constantly throwing hate our way while claiming that we’re the hateful ones. Yes, we believe that homosexuality is a sin, but we also believe that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Whatever sins you may have committed, they are certainly no worse than my own, and no real Christian would ever condemn you for past sins. They would only hope for you to repent and seek Christ.

      Maybe you have a picture of us as being members of the Phelps clan. I don’t know. Those people are really weird.

      • I’m under the impression that Christians are railing against homosexuality because they are. Dan Cathy didn’t just say he’s in favor of traditional marriage, he has given millions of dollars to groups that spread hate about homosexuality. Groups that aim not just to “preserve” marriage, but to return to the days when homosexuality was outlawed. Groups that inflict severe mental and emotional damage trying to “cure homosexuality” (Exodus International). Many have to deal with persecution, ACTUAL persecution. Not some politician keeping their fast food joint out of town or some idiot insulting them on the internet, but their families disowning them, their communities shunning them, bullying in school and attacks as adults. They still live in fear of things like this:

        http://abcnews.go.com/US/nebraska-lesbian-mutilated-anti-gay-hate-crime/story?id=16846781#.UB9WnE1lRcQ

        Here’s the thing: I know the difference between a typical Christian Conservative and a westboro member. I get frustrated when I hear people aggressively attack Christianity as a sweeping generalization because I’ve known plenty of people that were the most loving and caring in the world whose faith encouraged them to help others. What bothers me about the “I don’t hate gay people, I just support traditional marriage” line is that I know many Christians that are totally supportive of gay marriage and have reconciled it with their faith. They have chosen the emphasis on loving others as themselves and respecting that others should have the same rights as themselves, rather than the couple lines that condemn homosexuality. I’ve heard the “Traditional marriage” line from many otherwise non-judgmental people, including my own mother.

        It bothers me because it’s so non-consequential in their own lives and would make be a huge step in the lives of gay couples. And that’s why the gay community gets so angry about this issue – gay marriage costs you nothing and gives them everything, yet you choose to hold firm to your beliefs rather than view them as equals. Discrimination is hatred, regardless of where it originates.

      • By tying together what should be two paragraphs into one (your first one), you connect two items that probably should not be connected. Was that deliberate? I admit that I do not know much about Exodus International (nor do I care) but whether homosexuality can be cured is not the point here. It is certainly their right to believe that, and unless they are kidnapping people into forced treatment camps, it is also the right of the individual homosexual to seek their council.

        I take great issue with the rest of that paragraph being attributed to Christianity. Shunning one’s own family members isn’t a very Christian thing to do, and would be a sin in and of itself. They may be Christians, but not very good ones.

        However, you go far overboard when you attribute attacks like the one you linked to Christians by default. NO CHRISTIAN WOULD EVER DO SUCH A THING.

        As someone who has been robbed and beaten for the “crime” of being a white male, I can certainly empathize with victims of people who are outright hateful toward others. I was even kicked out of an apartment once, because the owner did not like the fact that I was white, and suspected that I was gay, as well. His suspicions [i]may[/i] have been enhanced by the fact that I frequented a gay bar for some time, but he never liked me from day one, and the only reason he rented at all to me is because he was forced to by the state.

        The point is that no matter what creed or color you are, there will always be ignorant people who hate you for it. And, while I agree that the homosexual community is far more vulnerable to those sorts of hateful people, your seeming attempts to tie them to Christianity are deplorable.

        I’ve already stated my position on homosexual marriage above, and I’m not going to reiterate here.

    • i’m sorry, but linking to ABC news after Brian Ross’ lame attempt to link James Holmes to the Tea Party will NOT prove a point with conservatives. ABC is what’s wrong with the MSM.

      • In this case I don’t have a problem with his link being from ABC, even though I wrote a story on Brian Ross myself… However, I have a HUGE problem with him trying to tie that incident to Christians somehow. That’s messed up no matter how you slice it.

  5. Thank you for expressing my views here on your blog. I’m so tired of hearing I’m a bigot and a hater because I don’t believe in same sex marriage. It’s so… unnatural. AND thank you for expressing my views on homosexuality being genetic. A sexual act is a choice. I applaud your backbone! It seems we “conservatives” get a lot of flack for our believes. Okay… this is short and sweet, but I had to thank you for being able to express my feelings. I don’t hate! I simply just disagree!

  6. First, GREAT POST!!

    Let me start by saying that I DO believe that homosexuality is a choice. Just like I choose to sleep with brunettes over blondes.

    My beef with LGBT associations is that EVERYTHING opponents say is labelled ”hate speech”. They are allowed their opinions, which they push using the millions of dollars in donations that they receive each year, but deny everybody else’s arguments, organizing ”protests” to expose said opponent as a bigot and a hater. If they are allowed to use their money to buy airtime and ads and organize rallies, The Cathy family and their businesses can do so too.

    Dan Cathy and his family NEVER DENIED service to gays. All they did was state their beliefs (1st amendment rights, anyone?) and told the world that yes, they uphold these beliefs in conducting their daily business. What’s wrong with that? This is not a hate crime. It’s not even a jab at LGBT. It’s a statement on how the catholics see things.

    And tell you what: I agree with the Cathy’s totally. I am a catholic, even tho I don’t really practice. But before I am a catholic, I am a FIRM BELIEVER in freedom of speech. I may not agree with one’s statements, but I will fight to the death for their right to express
    them. But when MY freedom of speech is labelled as hate speech, then the gloves are off. When some ”artist” defaces a business by tagging it with the word HATE, I say NO WAY. That is a crime, and law and order must prevail.

    You wanna protest LEGALLY, fine. It’s your right. But if you block access and commit crimes, you loose ALL rights and become a criminal. You should be arrested and charged. Just like anybody else.

    And don’t get me started on the mayors and especially that BIATCH Christine Quinn, speaker of the NYC city council, who fired off a letter pushing her weight around as speaker, (ILLEGALLY, because the council did not approve her to talk for them on that issue) to NYU president, telling him to end his organization’s business contract with Chick-Fil-A over their stance on gay marriage. These people should be IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY and removed from office. Stepping over the LAW to push their biased motives is utter BS. I’m sure the people wouldn’t have put them in office if they had known their real agendas.

    Thank you for this post. I know it will bring a few haters, but all in all it’s pure truth. I agree with EVERYTHING you stated. Good job, (man or girl) !

    Will link to this on my blog, impolitecanadian.blogspot.com and will add you to my blog roll.

    ( Pardon my syntax, I’m french Canadian)

    • No worries. Like most conservatives, I am huge proponent of free speech, and I refuse to moderate comments with a heavy hand, even if I personally find them offensive (which I don’t in this case). I honor the notion that we should freely discuss, verbally spar, argue, or even “scream” at each other in forums. I have yet to deny anyone access to my comments section except for spammers, and I hope to keep it that way.

    • Also, thanks for the kind words and for taking your time to read my stuff, and post here on my blog. That means a TON to me! I really appreciate it… And that goes for everyone else here too… =)

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