Matlovich, Thanks, Marlene If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them! What they don't want us to remember is that there are admonishments in the Bible concerning heterosexual activity.
I don't mean to imply by this that God doesn't love straight people, only that they seem to require a great deal more supervision.
Hating gay is a lifestyle choice. A Woodman's Musings, My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, "I am a homophobe!
Love is unto itself a higher law. Can't work today, still queer. You can't teach a gay dog straight tricks. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting? The fact that Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats. And straight men know because they're sure that they're the cure. Bernards and to nailbiters. If it passes, they won't be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole. Somerset Maugham — Drag is when a man wears everything a lesbian won't. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community.
There are so many qualities that make up a human being I think I've realized that I am… I can't even say the word. Why can't I say the word? Why do I have to be so ashamed? Why can't I just say the truth, be who I am? I'm so afraid to tell people. I mean, I just… Susan… I'm gay! I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated "all my homosexual patients are quite sick" — to which I finally replied "so are all my heterosexual patients.
Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian. There was nothing latent about it. Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture, or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly, we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. It's like disapproving of rain. And as you pray in your darkness for wings to set you free, you are bound to your silent legacy. You don't hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women.
The American is hysterical about his manhood. Everybody wants to be loved. They must understand — to begin with — how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul. The love of a man for a woman, of woman for man, is the axis whereon the universe revolves.
Drew, This rhetoric used by supporters of HF may be slick but it is grossly inaccurate. What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? There isn't a limited amount of love in Iowa. It isn't a non-renewable resource.
Marriage licenses aren't distributed on a first-come, first-served basis here in Iowa. Heterosexual couples don't have to rush out and claim marriage licenses now, before they are all snatched up by gay and lesbian couples.
Heterosexual unions are and will continue to be predominant, regardless of what gay and lesbian couples do. To suggest that homosexual couples in any way, shape or form threaten to undermine the stability of heterosexual unions is patently absurd All that gay and lesbian people are asking for is, if not understanding, then at least tolerance.
All they are asking for is the same basic civil equality that all Americans yearn for and should be entitled to. Audiences don't think you're a murderer if you play a murderer, but they do think you're gay if you play a gay. Robin D'Antan, I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, "Well, hey, we don't have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day? Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can't you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner?
Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.
The sooner we learn this concerning sexual behavior the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. That about covers it. A woman's soul dwells in this man's body, anima muliebris virili corpore inclusa. As a result of his inborn nature, he feels himself drawn by sexual desire to male individuals exclusively; his feeling toward females is either indifference or repugnance.
At least one man in every may be an Urning. Fellow Urnings can usually recognise each other. It is most likely an English adaptation of Ulrichs' German word "Urning. Example — Love in Earnest: Now they don't think you're queer — just a big slut! I put on a dress and people say, "Who's the dyke in the dress? The Gay Patrol busted me, and I was given seven business days to add a significant amount of flannel to my wardrobe.
We just don't want to see them naked. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a Lesbian. They were showing film clips from a gay pride parade down Fifth Avenue, but they only decided to show the part with men in dresses and heels.
I had seen the parade, and there were men in business suits as well. After showing the film, the newsperson made some comments, and I found the comments extremely offensive. You show one point of view. You're closing the minds of the people by not showing them what the reality is. Harry Benjamin, psychotherapist, Lesbianism has always seemed to me an extremely inventive response to a shortage of men, but otherwise not worth the trouble.
Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis. Nothing is more likely to make you sick than being constantly told that you are sick. A sort of mob psychology — homophobia they call it — takes over when Americans see TV pictures of two men going down the street hugging and kissing each other The court's sodomy decision opening the doors of boudoirs to Big Brothers is outrageous, and a goosebump reminder that we Americans are drifting ever so relentlessly toward police-state status How tragically ironic that an administration that promised to get government "off our backs" is now so active in draping government gumshoes over every part of our anatomies.
It is time we threw the executive-branch zealots out of the saddle and began praying that the man who promised to take government off our backs will not get another chance to make the Supreme Court the great American oppressor. But, as always, she wears the gold and pearl pendant he gave her the day her divorce decree was final.
They're laughing over their menus because they know he always ends up diving into a giant plate of ribs but she won't be talked into anything more fattening than shrimp. How many biblical prohibitions are they violating? Well, wives are supposed to be 'submissive' to their husbands I Peter 3: And all women are forbidden to teach men I Timothy 2: Shellfish and pork are definitely out Leviticus And since the Bible rarely recognizes divorce, they're committing adultery, which carries the rather harsh penalty of death by stoning Deuteronomy So why are they having such a good time?
Probably because they wouldn't think of worrying about rules that seem absurd, anachronistic or — at best — unrealistic. Yet this same modern-day couple could easily be among the millions of Americans who never hesitate to lean on the Bible to justify their own anti-gay attitudes.