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  •  Totally disagree. (3+ / 0-)
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    YellowFroggyAttack, Tool, Ahianne

    She has made herself clear by ranting in such an insulting way.

    She will not engage in any real discussion with gay men, ever.  She is incapable of hearing.  She is the parent who will reject Tommy if he is gay, without looking back.

    She is not the person who will sit down and have a conversation.  

    Perhaps they should not have published the response; on the other hand, there is no indication she will ever be open to hearing from Sophia's two dads.

    •  Lots of people think this is acceptable... (4+ / 0-)
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      cartwrightdale, aimai, Ahianne, fl1972

      ...as a way of asserting their beliefs. It's not.

      BUT... neither is it acceptable to call her up and yell at her. Being hateful back to her just confirms her in her views, among other things that she's being persecuted for her beliefs.

      Remember the man who organized the NOM "summer of marriage" protest? Gay couples engaged him in conversation all along the route... and the following spring he came out in favor of gay marriage.

      So let's call out bad behavior, but let's not model the behavior we object to.

      •  What if we called (0+ / 0-)

        (I have no intention of calling) and engaged her civilly?

        •  I've got no problem with that... (0+ / 0-)

          ...it's completely in line with what I wrote.

          Not that I'm suggesting that it's any of my business if you call her or not, or what you say to her. She's reported as inviting callers, so it's really no one's business except yours & hers.

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