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  •  What is challenged... (0+ / 0-)

    ... is your reading comprehension. Please see above where I state, in English, that I have had several talks with my oldest children about this.

    So, they're hardly "unchallenged". Should I just beat their asses over it? Are you a parent, i.e. even qualified to be having a discussion with me about how to raise kids?  

    I challenge your assertion that using the word "gay" in the way that's being discussed makes one homophobic. Just because you believe you are right, and apparently attach a lot of emotion to it, does not make it so.

    Think of all sentient beings as Buddha, but keep your hand on your wallet.

    by CathodeRay on Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 01:46:28 PM PDT

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    •  I appreciate your willingness (1+ / 0-)
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      to talk to your kids.

      The point that I think is so important is that even if people don't mean homosexual when they say "that's so gay" they are still making it more difficult for people who are gay. I really don't think that most of the people who do that are homophobic, but I do think they are ignorant of the suffering they are contributing to...

      I am a parent, a gay parent, and I have had multiple conversations with my kids and their friends about this. I expect to have more. I know it's not easy for the kids to understand what the big deal is, but I really think there is a big deal.    

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