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Games brought freedom, joy to two rural men in love
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/25/2006 | Mark Konkol

Posted on 07/25/2006 7:51:01 AM PDT by Mike Bates

Athletically speaking, Gay Games VII was a joke. Everybody knows true competition shouldn't include hefty figure skaters, any kind of line dancing or games best played with a beer in your hand. More than winning medals and breaking records, Gay Games participants talked of the importance of participating, having fun, being "out and proud," making strides toward a more accepting America and all that jazz.

All around Chicagoland, guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged.

And in those eight days of reprieve -- something special happened to a couple of guys from a tiny farm town in central Indiana.

During the opening ceremonies, Lee and Joe -- volunteer firefighters from a town of 600 -- hugged each other on the wide concourse behind the Soldier Field seats.

For Joe, it was this special moment or never. He gathered together all his courage and asked Lee, "Will you marry me?"

He slid a ring off his delicate ring finger, squeezed it on Lee's giant pinky, cutting off all circulation. They looked at each other and cried, big happy tears. Lee said, "Yes."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: brokeback; dementedfreaks; deviants; eeeeyyyyuuucckk; gaychatroom; gross; grotesque; homosexualagenda; ignorantmedia; perverts; sicksick; sicksicksick
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Ah, young love, Chicago-style.
1 posted on 07/25/2006 7:51:03 AM PDT by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates
Hey Joe... Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
2 posted on 07/25/2006 7:52:14 AM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: Mike Bates

3 posted on 07/25/2006 7:52:17 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: Mike Bates

perverse young love at that.


4 posted on 07/25/2006 7:53:05 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Mike Bates

Where is the barf alert?


5 posted on 07/25/2006 7:53:24 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: brivette

Once, it was "the love that dare not speak its name." Now, its "the love that won't shut the hell up."


6 posted on 07/25/2006 7:53:51 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Mike Bates

"guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged."

Where do you start with this type of stupidity?


7 posted on 07/25/2006 7:55:50 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Mike Bates

You know what? At my ripe old age I don't even like to see two heteros making out in public. I have gay relatives but they don't make out or even hold hands in front of us.


8 posted on 07/25/2006 7:55:58 AM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: NYleatherneck

9 posted on 07/25/2006 7:56:30 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Mike Bates

...and they moved to New England and ate Johnny Cakes every morning.


10 posted on 07/25/2006 7:56:41 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: edcoil

This is where AIDS comes from. Used to be called GRID. Gay Related Immune Disorder


11 posted on 07/25/2006 7:57:42 AM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

This is disgusting.

Why does one feel the need to be "out and proud" about aberrant behavior. After all, homosexuals comprise only about 2% of the population. Isn't that, by definition, abnormal behavior? To me, this is like saying, "By God, I'm proud to be an arsonist!"

Viva Heteros!


12 posted on 07/25/2006 7:57:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Mike Bates
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

You can keep your coney islands, we like ours Chicago style.

13 posted on 07/25/2006 7:59:18 AM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Mike Bates
He slid a ring off his delicate ring finger, squeezed it on Lee's giant pinky, cutting off all circulation. They looked at each other and cried, big happy tears.

snort

14 posted on 07/25/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: 50sDad
Once, it was "the love that dare not speak its name." Now, its "the love that won't shut the hell up."

LMAO! Man, you nailed THAT!

(err, perhaps that wasn't the best way to respond to your astute observation...?) ;)
15 posted on 07/25/2006 8:00:43 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Mike Bates
Personally what these folks do behind closed doors is their business not mine. However, when they take their sexual activities to the street, demand special rights and privileges because of their choice of sex partners and proselytize in the schools and churches that it is wrong to condemn them based on morality that is where I draw the line.
16 posted on 07/25/2006 8:02:11 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: 50sDad

You are SO right!


17 posted on 07/25/2006 8:03:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: Mike Bates
All around Chicagoland, guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged.

Awwwwwww. "Fisting Firemen" meets "Care Bears."

And in those eight days of reprieve -- something special happened to a couple of guys from a tiny farm town in central Indiana.

And in that prison in Turkey, something magical happened between Billy Hayes and his cellmate ...

During the opening ceremonies, Lee and Joe -- volunteer firefighters from a town of 600 -- hugged each other on the wide concourse behind the Soldier Field seats.

For Joe, it was this special moment or never. He gathered together all his courage and asked Lee, "Will you marry me?" He slid a ring off his delicate ring finger, squeezed it on Lee's giant pinky, cutting off all circulation. They looked at each other and cried, big happy tears. Lee said, "Yes."

I'm sorry. I'm speechless. I can't lampoon something this treacly sentimental. This is a pardoy of itself, and nothing I can add will make it any more hilarious.

This writer should be rushed to the hospital and treated for an overdose of bathos.

18 posted on 07/25/2006 8:06:05 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: johnny7
I'll see your princess and raise ya a fairy:


19 posted on 07/25/2006 8:09:40 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: The Great RJ; 50sDad

"Personally what these folks do behind closed doors is their business not mine."

Like 50sDad pointed out, that USED to be what they wanted. "Keeper your nose out of our bedroom!". Fair enough.

Then they wanted "tolerance". "We are just like everybody else!"

Then it started getting sinister. Forced acceptance of their behaviors as normal. "If you don't like what I do with my willie you are a homophobe!" (made-up word) "You are the one who has the problem!"

Now we are acutally supposed to embrace them and their sick sex fetishes that are thrown in our faces at every turn. They demand special priviledge and militantly attack those who disagree with them.

I wish they would get the hell back in the closet.


20 posted on 07/25/2006 8:13:25 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Mike Bates
"Lee and Joe -- volunteer firefighters from a town of 600 -- hugged each other on the wide concourse behind the seats."="Leigh" and "Josephine"--volunteer firefelchers from the town of 600 -- frugged each other's wide intercourse behind the seat.
21 posted on 07/25/2006 8:15:44 AM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a pitchfork!)
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To: Mike Bates
or games best played with a beer in your hand.

Games played with a beer in your hand? That sounds like CORNHOLE!


22 posted on 07/25/2006 8:16:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Loose lips sink ships - and the New York Times really doesn't have a problem with sinking ships.)
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To: Quilla
I call...


23 posted on 07/25/2006 8:19:07 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: L98Fiero

These people are sinophobes.


24 posted on 07/25/2006 8:19:07 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Mike Bates

We're just like everyone elth!

25 posted on 07/25/2006 8:19:29 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: L98Fiero

I don't even ask for them to go back in the closet, just to not flaunt it in an "in your face" manner. I have some friends that are "out" and they abhor that kind of behavior as much as most straights do.

And they tell me, it's an awful lot easier for them to be out with conservative people, than the be "out" as conservatives to gay people.

And we're the intolerant ones?


26 posted on 07/25/2006 8:20:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: L98Fiero
In Chicago, the gay agenda is jammed down your throat (no pun intended) every chance it gets. It gets worst every year because more and more are moving here because of the "acceptance" here. However, they take over entire neighborhoods and are not very tolerant, if not damn right rude and nasty, towards heteros. My boss who lives in Evanston told me that gay kids are "celebrated" and encouraged in the first grade. Makes me ill.
27 posted on 07/25/2006 8:20:40 AM PDT by yobid (Islam is a disease and its death is the cure)
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To: L98Fiero
I wish they would get the hell back in the closet.

Did you hear the one about the gay midget who came out of the cupboard?

28 posted on 07/25/2006 8:22:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Quilla
I could have gone all day without seeing that.

Thanks a lot.
29 posted on 07/25/2006 8:24:34 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: yobid

"Evanston told me that gay kids are "celebrated" and encouraged in the first grade."

Basically what that means is they are being "created" in first grade.

I LOVE women. Just LOVE 'em! When I was in first grade, though, I had absoloutely NO interest in girls. None. My point is, first-graders are NOT sexual beings. If they are, a crime is being committed.


30 posted on 07/25/2006 8:28:45 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

31 posted on 07/25/2006 8:29:21 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

"Did you hear the one about the gay midget who came out of the cupboard?"

(insert comedic drum fill here) LOL!


32 posted on 07/25/2006 8:30:35 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Mike Bates

I guess Abe Froman isn't the only "Sausage King of Chicago."


33 posted on 07/25/2006 8:30:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mike Bates

It is common courtesy to follow the headline of such a disgusting story with (Major Barf Alert!) This will prevent Freepers from hurling if they've just eaten and have chosen to read the article. It will also warn Freepers who don't want to read such articles to steer clear. Other variations (i.e. Hurl Warning!, A Real Cookie Tosser!, Not For Those With Weak Stomachs!, Keep Your Barf Bag Handy!, This Article Beats Ipecac For Inducing Vomiting!) may be used and are okay as long as the meaning is clear.

I normally don't complain to other Freepers about etiquette, but I almost ejected my calzone when I read this one.


34 posted on 07/25/2006 8:31:13 AM PDT by MSM Hater (Shame on Senators DeRino and VRinovich!)
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To: Mike Bates
He slid a ring off his delicate ring finger, squeezed it on Lee's giant pinky, cutting off all circulation. They looked at each other and cried, big happy tears. Lee said, "Yes."

The queers have done such a good job at keeping the focus off what they do. Instead it's all about what they "feel". I'd like to see the writer write the above paragraph starting out with something like this and see how the public responds:

He slid the feces covered peni$.....

35 posted on 07/25/2006 8:31:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (You! Shake your junk!)
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To: L98Fiero

Agree 100%.


36 posted on 07/25/2006 8:32:18 AM PDT by yobid (Islam is a disease and its death is the cure)
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To: Mike Bates

I just barfed my Egg McMuffin all over my keyboard. Would it kill you post a barf alert?


37 posted on 07/25/2006 8:34:01 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (All Marines can throw a grenade. The really, really good ones can throw a slider with one.)
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To: Mike Bates
TINKERBELL ALERT!


38 posted on 07/25/2006 8:34:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MediaMole
...and they moved to New England and ate Johnny Cakes every morning.

Hey, that was New Hampshire.

39 posted on 07/25/2006 8:36:20 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: CholeraJoe
I just barfed my Egg McMuffin all over my keyboard. Would it kill you post a barf alert?

If you're eating an Egg McMuffin, my guess is your illness had nothing to do with the post. But I'll keep your suggestion in mind.

40 posted on 07/25/2006 8:36:26 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: MSM Hater

Sometimes I forget that we're such sensitive souls around here.


41 posted on 07/25/2006 8:37:41 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: 50sDad

Degeneracy desperately seeking legitimacy. Sickness of the soul seeking to infect the entire world with their deadly rebellion, seeking to recruit the world to join them in reveling in what God says He find an abomination. Not difficult to see why it fits so snugly with liberal, like the liberalism driving the democrat party ... the leftist liberal technique for equality is to drag everyone as a nation down to some less than noble level. Why else would liberals seek to raise degenerate sexuality (and that covers a lot more than homosexuality) and murder of the alive unborn to the level of God given rights? Sickness in the soul ...


42 posted on 07/25/2006 8:38:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: johnny7
You win!

What a purdy mouth.

43 posted on 07/25/2006 8:38:43 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: L98Fiero
I LOVE women. Just LOVE 'em! When I was in first grade, though, I had absoloutely NO interest in girls.

I did. My interest mainly extended to not getting beat up by one.

44 posted on 07/25/2006 8:39:11 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates

We try not to be judgmental; but sometimes something just slips out, don't be afraid.


45 posted on 07/25/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Mike Bates
"making strides toward a more accepting America"

Ill bet they wouldnt let my heterosexual ass join in the games.
46 posted on 07/25/2006 8:41:16 AM PDT by xpertskir (McCain Lieberman '08(democratic ticket))
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To: Mike Bates

Nothing sensitive about it. It's a natural reaction to things unnatural and perverse. I have the same reaction when I see severed limbs or triumphant democrat candidates.


47 posted on 07/25/2006 8:42:50 AM PDT by MSM Hater (Shame on Senators DeRino and VRinovich!)
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To: Mike Bates

"Everybody knows true competition shouldn't include hefty figure skaters,"

I would have thought figure skating to be the one sport where the top talent would be right at home here...


48 posted on 07/25/2006 8:43:12 AM PDT by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: L98Fiero

Been a vocal proponent of the "back in the closet and shut up" crowd for years. Anyone here part of the vocal hetero's who have "come out", crowd. I thought not.


49 posted on 07/25/2006 8:43:21 AM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: johnny7

The guy is a construction worker - I doubt he wears a tutu.


50 posted on 07/25/2006 8:46:10 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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