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    Tennessee Dave, Bonnie B
    “Defining homosexuals solely on the basis of specific sexual acts and calling it a 'lifestyle' is an intellectual slight of hand which allows them to reduce the scope of our human existence down to an area compassed by a brief few passionate moments that heterosexuals will not have in common with us in its specific detail. It is the knife by which they gut the heart and soul out of living people, so they can treat us as less than human. Remember the bigot's mating call:
    ‘Heterosexuals love... homosexuals just have sex.’ " -- Bruce Garrett
    It all comes from the a priori assumption that Teh Gay™ is icky, which is discussed in greater detail here.

    "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées, #894

    by maf1029 on Mon May 21, 2012 at 11:53:58 AM PDT

    •  Excellent post, maf1029. The (1+ / 0-)
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      maf1029

      citation to Bruce Garrett is very telling, and now I'm going to go read your diary you linked. Thanks.

      "Individuals need to know how to judge truth claims objectively; how to be skeptical; how to be avoid gullibility, nincompoopery, fraudulent and counterfeit promises; how to live with ambiguities and uncertainties." Paul Kurtz

      by Tennessee Dave on Mon May 21, 2012 at 09:44:16 PM PDT

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      •  I swear -- (1+ / 0-)
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        Bonnie B

        .... BG knows *everyone*.
        He and I used to post to the same newsgroup back in the Stone Age, and that quote was some of his best work, IMO. Well, besides the cartoons. ☺

        "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Pensées, #894

        by maf1029 on Tue May 22, 2012 at 08:55:35 AM PDT

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