Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

"Gay" penguins spark protest (Gays object male/female pairing)
Yahoo ^ | 2/11/05

Posted on 02/11/2005 10:24:21 AM PST by KidGlock

"Gay" penguins spark protest

1 hour, 4 minutes ago

BERLIN (Reuters) - A plan by a German zoo to test the sexual appetites of a group of suspected homosexual penguins has sparked outrage among gay and lesbian groups, who fear zookeepers might force them to turn straight.

"All sorts of gay and lesbian associations have been e-mailing and calling in to protest," said a spokesman for the zoo in the northwestern city of Bremerhaven on Friday.

He said the zoo concluded the penguins might be gay after seeing male penguins trying to mate with other males and trying to hatch offspring out of stones.

German media reported that female Swedish penguins would be brought to the zoo to test the theory, but when word got out about the plan, the phones started ringing.

"Nobody here is trying to break-up same sex pairs by force," the zoo's director Heike Kueck told public broadcaster NDR. "We don't know if the three male pairs are really gay or just got together because of a lack of females."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gayparanoia; homosexual; homosexualagenda; penguicide; penguins; zoo; zoology
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-124 next last

1 posted on 02/11/2005 10:24:22 AM PST by KidGlock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

You can't make this stuff up.


2 posted on 02/11/2005 10:26:38 AM PST by thoughtomator (reporting from Cylon-occupied Caprica)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Already has a thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1339720/posts


3 posted on 02/11/2005 10:26:45 AM PST by polymuser
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: polymuser

Maybe they are bi?


4 posted on 02/11/2005 10:27:30 AM PST by Jay777 (Join The Resistance at www.stoptheaclu.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

This proves we are approaching the "End Times".


5 posted on 02/11/2005 10:27:40 AM PST by Semper Paratus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

This is one of the funniest things I've read in ages! thanks for the good laugh. I didn't realize gay rights extend to penguins!


6 posted on 02/11/2005 10:28:07 AM PST by free_european
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
"We don't know if the three male pairs are really gay or just got together because of a lack of females."

Gee, what are the chances that is the case? I'm curious to know currently how many females are in there with them as it is now. And if I recall correctly, penguins pick a mate and stick with them for life.
7 posted on 02/11/2005 10:28:22 AM PST by kx9088
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: polymuser

Different story


8 posted on 02/11/2005 10:29:04 AM PST by free_european
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
"A plan by a German zoo to test the sexual appetites of a group of suspected homosexual penguins has sparked outrage among gay and lesbian groups, who fear zookeepers might force them to turn straight."

Does anybody know the exact day that Hell was loosed and took over the earth?

9 posted on 02/11/2005 10:29:22 AM PST by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" - Pope Urban II, 1097 A.D.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

If the Swedish females won't do it,nothing will!


10 posted on 02/11/2005 10:29:24 AM PST by Mears ("Call me irresponsible")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

What do you expect? Always trotting around in those little tuxedos... Way too well dressed to be straight.


11 posted on 02/11/2005 10:29:24 AM PST by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mears

(whistling, waiting for someone to post volleyball team pictures....)


12 posted on 02/11/2005 10:30:20 AM PST by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Reminds me of the South Park episode where the went to Big Gay Bob's Big Gay Animal Park.


13 posted on 02/11/2005 10:30:48 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Never play leapfrog with a unicorn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

I wonder at what point in your life you decide to become a gay penguin researcher.....


14 posted on 02/11/2005 10:30:57 AM PST by Modernman (What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: polymuser
But that one didn't focus on the protests by homosexuals.

I love the line: But introducing the Bremerhaven penguins to their new Swedish friends may not be as successful as hoped after earlier experiments revealed great difficulties in separating homosexual couples.

Have they tried a crowbar?

15 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Blackwell for Governor 2006: hated by the 'Rats, feared by the RINOs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

16 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:26 AM PST by Recovering Hermit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kx9088
These brilliant zoo keepers didn't know the sex of these dudes for years and now they're just coming up with this garbage? I think SOMEONE knew all the time and this whole scenario is a planned farce.

Don't bring more penguins into this farce. Put the penguins back in their natural habitat and get them out of this "prison" situation.

17 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:29 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: polymuser

Thanks for your "already posted here" comments.

But tell me, where in your story does it say that gays were protesting the move by zoo keepers?

Maybe next time you should read before you comment.


18 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:38 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Modernman

LOL! Is there a degree in "gay penguin research"?


19 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:42 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: cspackler
Always trotting around in those little tuxedos

Maybe they are Metrosexuals. :)

20 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:47 AM PST by just me (Over 59,000,000 Americans voted not to negotiate with terrorist.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Confused penquins looked at closely are still confused penquins..
Wonder if its in their genes..
21 posted on 02/11/2005 10:32:58 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Modernman
I wonder at what point in your life you decide to become a gay penguin researcher.....

When you've hit rock bottom, I suppose.

22 posted on 02/11/2005 10:33:55 AM PST by Recovering Hermit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Meanwhile, those same people will be the first to protest if the penguins fail to mate and the species goes extinct.

"Sorry there's no more pandas. Turns out they were all gay."


23 posted on 02/11/2005 10:34:38 AM PST by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Modernman

God,that's funny.


24 posted on 02/11/2005 10:34:42 AM PST by Mears ("Call me irresponsible")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: thoughtomator

AND A PENGUIN!

25 posted on 02/11/2005 10:35:59 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Next they'll be teaching the little penguins that it's perfectly normal to be a gay penguin.


26 posted on 02/11/2005 10:36:24 AM PST by mlc9852
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Penguins --- How about turtles:

On Hollywood Squares to Paul Lynde:
"How can you tell if a turtle is male or female?"

Paul Lynde: "You turn it over to see if it "smiles"!"
27 posted on 02/11/2005 10:36:37 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Flyer

You seem to be considering new careers. Have you thought about this one?

;-)


28 posted on 02/11/2005 10:37:59 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Mears

I've always wondered about what prompts people to go into certain professions. At what point does a medical student decide "Hey, I want to be a proctologist." Or, what goes through the mind of someone who wants to become a Corrections Officer? ("Hmm... Locked up all day long with hundreds, if not thousands, of murderers, rapists and other assorted scum who would love nothing more than to stick a shiv in me. Where do I sign up!")


29 posted on 02/11/2005 10:38:47 AM PST by Modernman (What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Now THERE's a worthwhile cause...Homosexual Penguin Rights.

Let's talk about why my dog (RIP) used to hump everything (male, female, or otherwise) including the GARDEN HOSE. What "sexual orientation" does that make my dog?

These people don't know how to pick their fights wisely. In the grand scheme of things, this will only weaken their case, making them look as idiotic as they really are.

30 posted on 02/11/2005 10:39:16 AM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Welcome to my addiction.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: thackney

You mean like a gay penguin bar?


31 posted on 02/11/2005 10:40:13 AM PST by Flyer (Got Domain? - $8.99 a Year! - https://dahtcom.nameservices.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Izzy Dunne
I'm sure there's at least an advanced course along the lines of:

Evil White Men: Penguicide NSG 307.22
Study the millenia of history of the White Man's persecution of that great black-and-white hope of humanity, the humble penguin. Playing out its classic role as the oppressor, America's role in this age-old pattern of penguicide is exposed.

Chapters 1-6 In-depth history of the noble penguin
Chapters 7-442 Brief overview of the history of white man as the oppressor.
Chapters 443-446 Shows how gay penguins prove Bush is Hitler.

32 posted on 02/11/2005 10:40:46 AM PST by thoughtomator (reporting from Cylon-occupied Caprica)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Modernman

It's not a choice. They're born that way ...


33 posted on 02/11/2005 10:45:23 AM PST by eastsider
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
"A plan by a German zoo to test the sexual appetites of a group of suspected homosexual penguins has sparked outrage among gay and lesbian groups, who fear zookeepers might force them to turn straight."

Are you chittin' me?

34 posted on 02/11/2005 10:45:26 AM PST by skimbell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Has PETA stepped in yet to protect the poor penguins from the homophobes? Will they replace the rocks they're sitting on with little stuffed penguins? Do penguin condoms exist? Will the gay community adopt tuxedos to show their solidarity with the gay birds? Will the right wing now say that penguin cartoon characters are all gay? Opus? Chilly Willie?


35 posted on 02/11/2005 10:45:29 AM PST by polymuser
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eastsider
It's not a choice. They're born that way ...

The penguins, or the researchers?

36 posted on 02/11/2005 10:46:39 AM PST by Modernman (What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Modernman

I had a customer once and when I asked what he did for a living he said"Erectile specialist"

I just went on to the next question.LOL


37 posted on 02/11/2005 10:47:03 AM PST by Mears ("Call me irresponsible")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Jay777

Penguins-bi-hmmm? Bi-polar?


38 posted on 02/11/2005 10:47:04 AM PST by skimbell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: I'm ALL Right!
Let's talk about why my dog (RIP) used to hump everything. What "sexual orientation" does that make my dog?

If one objects to a dog humping you leg, does that make you a 'leg-o-phobe'?

39 posted on 02/11/2005 10:47:11 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Well duh, they are males in prison without females.


40 posted on 02/11/2005 10:48:25 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mears
I had a customer once and when I asked what he did for a living he said"Erectile specialist"

Beads of sweat break out on Mears' face as he repeats to himself "Must...keep...straight...face"

41 posted on 02/11/2005 10:48:26 AM PST by Modernman (What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: skimbell
Penguins-bi-hmmm? Bi-polar?

Penguins aren't bi-polar. They only live in Antarctica.

42 posted on 02/11/2005 10:49:18 AM PST by Modernman (What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Now, I have heard everything.


43 posted on 02/11/2005 10:50:43 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheCrusader
Does anybody know the exact day that Hell was loosed and took over the earth?

When satan and his followers were cast out of heaven? Just a guess.

FMCDH(BITS)

44 posted on 02/11/2005 10:50:57 AM PST by nothingnew (CNN REPORT: Judge says ready to sit for 6 month Jackson trial: God help us!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: I'm ALL Right!
Now THERE's a worthwhile cause...Homosexual Penguin Rights.

Let's talk about why my dog (RIP) used to hump everything (male, female, or otherwise) including the GARDEN HOSE. What "sexual orientation" does that make my dog?

OMG! LOL!!!! This is the funniest thing I have read on FR all day!

45 posted on 02/11/2005 10:50:58 AM PST by retrokitten (By Grabthar's hammer, by the sons of Worvan, you shall be avenged.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Flyer
Obituary: The two male penguins were last seen fighting over a rock. Finally, George picked up the rock and hurled it at Harry. Lo and behold, it turns out that Mary had given the rock to Harold. As she tearfully looked at Harold lying there lifeless, she became enraged. She picked up the rock and hurled it at George. He fell to the ground, lifeless.

Just passing by, Louisa saw the look of sadness on Mary's face. She reached behind her wing and took a rock out the size of a baseball.

They were married in the Penguin Chapel in LasVegas where Mary turned in her big rock for a handful of chips. She won a slew of money, traded them into rocks, divorced Louisa and went to the Bahamas where she owns a Penguin Brothel.

46 posted on 02/11/2005 10:51:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Modernman

The researchers. Happy FRiday : )


47 posted on 02/11/2005 10:52:15 AM PST by eastsider
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock; DirtyHarryY2K; scripter; Clint N. Suhks; nicmarlo; SweetCaroline; ArGee; ...

A plan by a German zoo to test the sexual appetites of a group of suspected homosexual penguins has sparked outrage among gay and lesbian groups, who fear zookeepers might force them to turn straight.


Unbelievable! They're against 'ex-gay' penguins, too!

48 posted on 02/11/2005 10:53:12 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
"If one objects to a dog humping your leg, does that make you a 'leg-o-phobe'?"

If one objects to a dog humping a garden hose, does that make you a 'hose-o-phobe'?

This is one that could go on and on....

49 posted on 02/11/2005 10:53:29 AM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Welcome to my addiction.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: I'm ALL Right!
hump everything (male, female, or otherwise) including the GARDEN HOSE.<<<...Hmmm...Im guessing he's some type of water spaniel...its in their genes!
50 posted on 02/11/2005 10:54:04 AM PST by M-cubed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-124 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson