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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1051756/posts ^ | TODAY | David C. Osborne

Posted on 01/05/2004 4:52:23 PM PST by davidosborne

** ACTION ALERT ** "WEDDING" Annoucement in St. Pete Times

FREEP St. Petersburg Times - 1-800-333-7505 x8735 ---- PRESS zero to speak with live person and tell them you disapprove of this....



TOPICS: Announcements; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: canada; culturewar; homonazi; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; lavendermafia; marriage; mediabias; prisoners; samesexmarriage; stpetersburg; stpetersburgtimes
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1 posted on 01/05/2004 4:52:23 PM PST by davidosborne
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To: JennieOsborne; /\XABN584; 10mm; 3D-JOY; 5Madman; <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 1Peter2:16; ...
CALL NOW !!
2 posted on 01/05/2004 4:53:15 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: All
Without the support of Freeper donations, Free Republic would go belly-up, leaving guys like The French Gynecologist to be unopposed. And we can't have that!
3 posted on 01/05/2004 4:54:57 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: davidosborne
In your face alert!
4 posted on 01/05/2004 4:56:05 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Not Homophobic - sodomite disgusted)
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To: davidosborne
don't ya understand the sodomites are mainstream
5 posted on 01/05/2004 5:05:04 PM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: davidosborne
I remember the Austin American- Statesman did something like this once. Disgusting.
6 posted on 01/05/2004 5:06:57 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (I've been notified that my previous tagline offends some people. Thank you. I'm very honored.)
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To: davidosborne
Hey, they put the quotes in the wrong place ... they quoted "Michael" instead of "married."
7 posted on 01/05/2004 5:08:01 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: davidosborne
You forgot to put the fecal alert.
8 posted on 01/05/2004 5:36:23 PM PST by squarebarb ("Mongo only pawn in game of life")
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To: davidosborne
Who makes "sani-wipes"? I think maybe I need to invest(?)
9 posted on 01/05/2004 6:03:19 PM PST by The Duke
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To: davidosborne
BTTT!!!!!!
10 posted on 01/06/2004 3:05:32 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: JennieOsborne; /\XABN584; 10mm; 3D-JOY; 5Madman; <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 1Peter2:16; ...
UPDATE: When I called the St. Pete Times I was told that "the majority of Americans FAVOR homosexual marriage and that the majority of people who called stated that they were in FAVOR of their decision to publish same".... I asked if they would publish the ACTUAL numbers on the favorable vs. unfavorable comments and was told "NO"... I asked if they had any subscription cancelations as a result of their decison to publish this and she admitted they had a "FEW"..... I suggest we keep calling and ask them to publish the numbers... If they want to claim that the "Majority" support this garbage then show me the numbers and I will believe it....
11 posted on 01/06/2004 8:19:11 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: davidosborne
You called the Florida version of Pravda and think they care? That paper is good for two things and neither of them involve reading.
12 posted on 01/06/2004 8:23:45 PM PST by Beck_isright ("Deserving ain't got nothing to do with it" - William Money)
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To: Beck_isright
I new they would not care... but I was amused at their defense of their policy... I was told that their policy would not change no matter how many people complain about it... I wonder if they change their mind when people stop subscribing and advertising...... I think if we get the word out on this we can have an impact in this area.... their are LOTS of other venues to choose from.....I want every advertiser and subscriber to know about this policy and decide if they want to continue financially suporting this sorry excuse for a newspaper.....

David

13 posted on 01/06/2004 8:28:59 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: davidosborne
I never buy that paper unless I'm at a parade and the stalls are out of tp.
14 posted on 01/06/2004 8:31:42 PM PST by Beck_isright ("Deserving ain't got nothing to do with it" - William Money)
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To: Beck_isright
I don't blame you....
15 posted on 01/06/2004 8:35:13 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: Beck_isright
I did call.... on THEIR dime...
16 posted on 01/06/2004 8:52:31 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: davidosborne
BTTT!!!!!
17 posted on 01/07/2004 3:03:23 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: davidosborne
I was told that their policy would not change no matter how many people complain about it...

What was *that*? A promise? A dare? A threat?

Darn it, I am calling now.

18 posted on 01/07/2004 6:01:39 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.)
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To: MeeknMing; Ragtime Cowgirl; Velveeta; valleygal; All
bump

Have you seen this? Would you please, send this to your FRiends & ping-ees?
19 posted on 01/07/2004 6:06:08 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.)
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To: davidosborne; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All
Please share this with your lists, Tonkin. See post # 13.
20 posted on 01/07/2004 6:12:44 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.)
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"We recognize that many people hold strong feelings and beliefs on both sides of this issue. And this publication will no doubt provoke criticism that we have gone too far - or not far enough. If you'd like to contact us, call Anne Glover, Senior Editor/ Readership, at 727/893-8562 or send an e-mail to glover@sptimes.com"

From another thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1051756/posts
21 posted on 01/07/2004 6:26:00 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; davidosborne; *Homosexual Agenda; AAABEST; archi_tex; Argonaut; ...
FREEP St. Petersburg Times - 1-800-333-7505 x8735

Aw ! Isn't this sweet ?? < /sarcasm >

Mr. and Mr. Mavro-Schuler ...

FREEP St. Petersburg Times - 1-800-333-7505 x8735 ---- PRESS zero to speak with live person and tell them you disapprove of this....


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Florida or General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


22 posted on 01/07/2004 9:19:43 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
Which one is the bride?
23 posted on 01/07/2004 9:23:34 AM PST by verity
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; davidosborne
Gee ! Do ya have pictures of the proud parents ? lol !

Seriously, I wonder what they think about this ? Or if they even know. (Bet they do know).


24 posted on 01/07/2004 9:24:27 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: verity
LOL ! I was thinking that very thing when I was posting that !

25 posted on 01/07/2004 9:25:08 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the ping...
26 posted on 01/07/2004 9:39:03 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: MeeknMing
Criminy, it looks like the blushing bride is the one on the left, and I guess we should be thankful they weren't shown in a passionate embrace. But their parents! Both married pairs and had their names printed. You think they wanted that?? Freak Shows R Us, here we come.
27 posted on 01/07/2004 9:42:51 AM PST by xJones
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To: davidosborne; MeeknMing; floriduh voter; dorben; gatorman; Fearless Flyers; Luke FReeman; ...
I just spoke with the Wedding Page Editor and learned that the decision to include same sex wedding announcements was made by the Executive Editor of St. Petersburg's Times. Please (politely) express your disapproval via email here:

timespresident@sptimes.com

I made the point that these unions are not legal in Florida & that SPT should not be printing these announcements since the paper is printed in FL.

She retorted that they are legal in Canada, VT & MA. I corrected her on MA and said that it was a ruling by the MA SC that is has not yet been acted on by the MA legislature.

She said that they have been getting both pro & con feedback but would not reveal the numbers.

I told her I found the announcement personally offensive and therefore would not be having the paper in my home again. She was sorry that I felt that way but said that the 'couple' in the announcement is 'very happy' that it was printed.

I responded that I believed that the paper was putting the 'happiness' of one couple above the concerns of the majority of its readers. I added that I believed their decision would ultimately hurt the newspaper's subscription circulation.

I urge you all to call:

1-800-333-7505 x8735 and then press 'zero' (operator) to get a live person....then ask to speak to the Wedding Announcement Editor.

Let's make ourselves heard on this issue!
28 posted on 01/07/2004 9:58:03 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: MeeknMing
Now you've done it. Gone and ruined my lunch. UGGGGG
29 posted on 01/07/2004 10:10:16 AM PST by Texagirl4W (You should not confuse your career with your life.)
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To: Texagirl4W
Aw, but they're SOOooo happy, didn't you see ? (post #28). hehe !

I owe ya a lunch ! :O)


30 posted on 01/07/2004 10:39:03 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: davidosborne
Ann Glover, senior editor is now taking calls on this issue.

Questions for her.

What was the news value that caused one out-of-country wedding to be newsworthy enough to be covered in the paper?

A person's "sexual identity" is a very private issue, as is the "sexual identity" of one's family members. Did the St. Pete Times obtain the permission of all family members named before they named them in the story.

Was this printed more for the newsworthiness of the people involved, or more for the shock value of the event and its ramifications.

Since the article announces an event, and implies follow-on conduct, that many Times readers find objectionable, especially when it is exposed to their children, did the Times print any warning notice to readers, such as the notice we see before television airs a morally questionable program.

Did any of the people making the decision to run this story have a personal interest in it, as in are they lesbian or gay? Were readers advised of this? Should readers have been advised of this potential conflict of interest?

Since the Times has demonstrated a willingness to publicize overseas activities that are illegal in Florida, will the Times now take an advertisement for NAMBLA websites, Neo Nazi group websites, or will they be willing to publicize NAMBLA meetings in their "Community Calender" section?

The Times routinely asks for, and occasionally even sues for access to records of meetings that lead to important decisions regarding Floridians. Will the Times release the minutes of meetings that led to the decision to run this announcement?
31 posted on 01/07/2004 11:37:53 AM PST by MindBender26 (For more news as it happens, stay tuned to your local FReeper Network station)
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To: MindBender26
Good questions......hope you asked her!
32 posted on 01/07/2004 1:51:38 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
I asked. She hissed.
33 posted on 01/07/2004 2:45:23 PM PST by MindBender26 (For more news as it happens, stay tuned to your local FReeper Network station)
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To: JulieRNR21
I asked. She hissed.

PS: ....and I was ever so polite!!!
34 posted on 01/07/2004 2:45:56 PM PST by MindBender26 (For more news as it happens, stay tuned to your local FReeper Network station)
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the ping.

Once again the St. Pete Times proves itself even unworthy of bird cage lining.

35 posted on 01/07/2004 4:21:21 PM PST by Beowulf
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To: MeeknMing
I literally thought the guy on the right was a young Howard Dean.
36 posted on 01/07/2004 4:41:27 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: Paul Atreides
I literally thought the guy on the right was a young Howard Dean.

LOL ! Some of his supporters ...

Dykes for Dean


37 posted on 01/07/2004 5:39:29 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: davidosborne
So ?
38 posted on 01/07/2004 6:15:29 PM PST by Rainmist
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To: davidosborne
Why "marriage" only between a man and a woman? Or only between a woman and a woman, or a man and a man?

Why not a marriage between a man and his bird? Or a woman and her best friend, and her best friend's cat? And groups of swingers, longing for the right to enjoy spousal company health benefits, should they be forgotten?

The question is not "why," but "why not"?

Remember, people who love 50 casual strangers were probably born that way. Who are we to judge? Inquiring minds and all that...

39 posted on 01/07/2004 8:41:08 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: MindBender26
Why "marriage" only between a man and a woman? Or only between a woman and a woman, or a man and a man?

Why not a marriage between a man and his bird? Or a woman and her best friend, and her best friend's cat? And groups of swingers, longing for the right to enjoy spousal company health benefits, should they be forgotten?

The question is not "why," but "why not"?

Remember, people who love 50 casual strangers were probably born that way. Who are we to judge? Inquiring minds and all that...

40 posted on 01/07/2004 8:43:40 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: MeeknMing
Good grief.
41 posted on 01/07/2004 9:08:39 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: davidosborne
Which one is the bride?
42 posted on 01/07/2004 9:28:37 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: MindBender26
GREAT QUESTIONS !!! can you post her answers?
43 posted on 01/08/2004 1:17:15 AM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: davidosborne
Thanks for the warning. Just e-mailed and will call in the morning. And to think we wanted to move to Florida!
44 posted on 01/08/2004 1:34:15 AM PST by trustandobey
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To: trustandobey
how did your phone call go?
45 posted on 01/08/2004 6:23:31 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: Rainmist
your apathy is chilling.....

FReegards,

David

46 posted on 01/08/2004 6:24:21 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the ping...
47 posted on 01/08/2004 6:25:19 PM PST by davidosborne (www.davidosborne.net)
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To: davidosborne
God made homosexuals too whether you want to believe it or not.
48 posted on 01/09/2004 3:01:11 AM PST by Rainmist
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To: Rainmist
God made homosexuals too whether you want to believe it or not.

To be accurate, God made angels but some chose to turn evil. God also made mankind but some chose to be Sodomites.

From personal experience, homo behavior is a "learned behavior", not genetic. I have seen plenty of real samples. By nature, they also live a life of Lies against nature, endorsed by the Father of Lies no doubt. This is sad but true.

49 posted on 01/11/2004 11:22:48 PM PST by m4629
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To: Rainmist
This is such a lame argument, but I heard it first in Europe. Consider whether you want to extend it to all antisocial behavior that could be linked to genetics.
For example, God made alcoholics, so it is OK to drink and drive. I was taught that we have many sinful impulses that we must resist.
50 posted on 01/15/2004 5:55:00 AM PST by ClaireSolt
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