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Thread #147102   Message #3464106
Posted By: Don Firth
10-Jan-13 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
The fact is that, as the world (we hope) grows more civilized and the human race matures, things like racial prejudice and homophobia will gradually diminish and disappear into the mists of antiquity, as has widespread slavery and such atrocities as burning "heretics" at the stake. Same-sex marriage will inevitably come, in the same way that interracial marriage is now no longer illegal (or taboo, at least in the more enlightened areas of the world).

There are people on this thread (and it's easy to tell who they are) who would lock us into a "social feudal system" because of their own ignorance, prejudice, and fear.

In time, they, too, will pass into the mists of antiquity.

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GoofuS wrote the post on the Prop 8 thread about his father "deciding" to leave the family and take a male lover in an effort to "prove" that he knew from personal experience that sexual orientation is a matter of choice. Whether his story Is actually true or not is moot. Then, too late, he realized what he'd left himself open to some interesting speculation as to why he was so adamantly opposed to ascribing sexual orientation to anything genetic, despite the findings of recent research. And when he was confronted with it, he realized he'd left himself open to all kinds of interesting further speculation about why he was so hysterical about it.

Forthwith, he launched into a tap-dance that would have amazed Fred Astaire, in order to cover his tactical boo-boo.

We've just seen a replay.

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This thread has long since passed its "sell-by" date, so methinks I'll bail out and devote myself to more productive endeavors.

As far as GoofuS and Ake, and maybe a couple of others are concerned, I leave you with a quote from the Bible:
Proverbs 14:7
Go from the presence of a fool, for you will not discern words of knowledge from him.
Don Firth