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Subject: Interesting discussion on Washingtonpost.com
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 10:18 AM ET
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on their secularist discussion group.  I didn't read the whole exchange of comments, but what I did read seemed educated and well thought out (even if I may not agree with it all)

America's Gay Fixation

The Secularist's Corner | Why are we the only country in the developed world so distressed about homosexuality?


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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 12:30 PM ET
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Interesting op-ed as well as many of the responses.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 10:11 PM ET
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This comentary was quite poignant:

"Bigots can lie and say that being gay is a choice. They point to cherry picked bible verses, making points with the Christianist crowd. Anti-gay groups use the 'ick' factor to their advantage. They rely on people not knowing any gay people, ignorance making the demonization of a faceless 'other' that much easier.

It's all about the politics of 'us versus them.' The people in (tenuous) positions of power just picked the most opportune 'them.' "

I am so sick and tired of the US always having to have an enemy.  We eat our young and the young of other countries.  It will be our demise.


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