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Star Wars video game to allow characters to have homosexual romances
LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/16/12 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 03/16/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT by wagglebee

MIAMI, FLORIDA, March 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Soon, a child’s online exposure to homosexual romance will not just exist in a galaxy far, far away.

BioWare, the company that created the online video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” has relented after two years of lobbying and announced it will create an upgrade that allows players to have same-sex relationships as part of the gaming experience.

“Same gender romances with companion characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic will be a post-launch feature,” BioWare declared in an online statement. The new functions will be developed as the company releases “content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.”

Following the bulletin PC Magazine reported, “The ability to have a same-sex relationship within the Old Republic…is on the horizon.”

When LGBT activists began pressuring BioWare, which is a daughter company of Electronic Arts, to let players simulate homosexual scenarios, the company declined. During an internet discussion in April 2009, a BioWare monitor wrote terms like gay or lesbian “do not exist in Star Wars” and closed the thread.

But homosexual and transgender activists kept up the pressure through the game’s bulletin board. An online poll used to express support for inclusion of LGBT characters in the game consisted of just 35 people. The Florida Family Association estimates 1.7 million copies of the game have been sold, the vast majority to young children.

“The worst part about this is we have children who are 9, 10, 11, 12 years old children playing these games,” David Caton, president of the Florida Family Association told LifeSiteNews.com.

“Our main concern is the social engineering element,” he said, concerned someone’s young child will see “this cool looking character who is a transgender male-to-female, and says, ‘Hey, that’s what I want to be.’ It’s something he would never think about apart from that game.”

The game is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, in which players from around the world play online. That raises the possibility a young child will be confronted with homosexual or homoerotic scenes unwittingly as part of simple game play. “Another player could choose to be a transgender and then thrust himself into the mix with other children who don’t want to see trangenders,” Caton said.

“If BioWare goes so far as to allow,” characters to role play homosexual fantasies, Caton said, “I don’t think they are going to allow players to discriminate against LGBT players” – or characters.

BioWare has incorporated homosexual relationships into the video games Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, noted in his Washington Watch Daily Commentary, “On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments – a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking.”

However, BioWare subsequently deleted many of those comments, according to the Florida Family Association.

Caton said the goal is to expose children early to an alternate sexual preference. “This is all focused on capturing that emotion that children have…the passion that goes with the game,” and transferring it into sympathy for the LGBT agenda.

His organization allows people to send an e-mail to 13 of the top officials in BioWare, Electronic Arts, and LucasFilm.

“Parents who have an interest in protecting our children from social engineering need to remain diligent,” Caton told LifeSiteNews.com. “Time is of the essence.”

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Click here to send an e-mail to Electronic Arts and LucasFilms respectfully making your opinion known.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homoculture; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; napl; rapingmychildhood; starwars
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1 posted on 03/16/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 03/16/2012 4:00:40 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
This is sick...


3 posted on 03/16/2012 4:01:21 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: wagglebee

“And I can see your Schwartz is as long as mine.”


4 posted on 03/16/2012 4:02:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: wagglebee

learn from the lefties

boycott the game

boycott the company

phone the company and explain how they are offending you and your religious beliefs

be LOUD about it

we outnumber THEM... MAKE IT HURT


5 posted on 03/16/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: wagglebee
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MAY THE FUDGE BE WITH YOU

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6 posted on 03/16/2012 4:09:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (If my candidate doesn't win the nomination I'm going to kick my feet, cry like a baby, and stay home)
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To: dfwgator

7 posted on 03/16/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: wagglebee

Hans was safer encased in Carbonite!


8 posted on 03/16/2012 4:12:49 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: wagglebee

Just wanted to note that BioWare could not do this withouth the approval of George Lucas....


9 posted on 03/16/2012 4:15:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: wagglebee
The pedophiles will be flocking to this.  It's a whole new land of adventure for perverts to hunt in.

10 posted on 03/16/2012 4:15:52 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: wagglebee

Have these perverted sociopaths tried to change classic Chess, yet? I would not be surpised to see a chess set offered with two kings or two queens...

To all perverts, please note, not everything is about where you stick your parts or what is stuck in you!


11 posted on 03/16/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: wagglebee

We’re finally go to find out the real reason that the Republic fell.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 4:21:12 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Rashputin

>>It’s a whole new land of adventure for perverts to hunt in.

MMORPGs have been the top PC games for about 10 years. SWTOR is just the latest in a long line of them. Although this is the first to allow homosexual relationships with a player character’s NPC companion, it is also the first to have NPC companions. Romancing your companion is just a series of flirts, climaxing (pun intended) in the screen going black for about a second and then returning the player to right were he was before the encounter. It is rated PG at most.

Remember that you play a character who kills tens of thousands of people and creatures over the course of your career(and in the SW setting, most kills are humanoid), so getting upset over the potential for homosexual encounters between a player and a non-player character needs some perspective. If you choose to play a “Dark Side” character, you commit cold-blooded murder quite often (which, interestingly, upsets your companion in most cases preventing you from romancing him/her).


13 posted on 03/16/2012 4:27:15 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: wagglebee

Just more proof that they’re lying through their nasty teeth when they mock concerns that they’re after children. How can they not need to recruit children? How else could they continue their filthy practices and spread “tolerance” if they didn’t recruit other people’s children? It’s not as if they can have children of their own, they have to prey on other people’s children. A segment of deviants corrupting an entire nation because of their enslavement to the perverted call of their genitals. This nation will be judged.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 4:28:45 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: wagglebee

Either someone in this videogame company is part of the agenda, or Hollywood has influenced the company.

Otherwise, the videogame creators would’ve simply told the truth: Boys buy videogames... And boys do NOT want any kind of romance in their videogames. They just want to shoot something down, practice using strategy, or solve the puzzle.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Every day is a blessing.)
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To: wagglebee

Worst Star Wars idea since Jar Jar Binks.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 4:30:39 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: wagglebee

Are these people insane? Ramping up pressure on the maker of a Star Wars game to put homosexuality into the game - that’s what they spent their time doing? Crazy.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: wagglebee

Don’t forget to thank George Lucas. I guess $4,000,000,000.00 net worth is not enough. Especially, when you can sell your soul for an extra 50 million......


18 posted on 03/16/2012 4:35:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: wagglebee
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19 posted on 03/16/2012 4:35:35 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: wagglebee
BioWare, the company that created the online video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” has relented after two years of lobbying and announced it will create an upgrade that allows players to have same-sex relationships as part of the gaming experience.

I thought this might be from the Onion because it is so absurd. Why do imaginary characters in a video game need to have relationships at all, regardless of WHICH sex they choose???

More evidence of just how far liberalism has dragged our society into the gutter!!

And, WHERE are the voices of outrage from OUR side!!????

20 posted on 03/16/2012 4:43:03 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: wagglebee

I hope they make them put condoms on their light sabers.

I prefer the old-school characters, like Hands Solo.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 5:02:33 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: sten
Too late. Been playing since launch, and will continue playing. Great game.

There is no homo stuff in it for now. When there is, it will be minimal, and one would have to search for it and actually TRY to have a homosexual relationship with one of the characters. At least they aren't shoving it down our throats. It is being put in as an afterthought to appease the gays. So what.

You have to understand what kind of game this is. SW:TOR is very character and story driven. If a gay wants to flirt with someone of the same sex, let them. It in no way affects how any of us play the game.

22 posted on 03/16/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: Rashputin
The pedophiles will be flocking to this.

LOLWUT???

23 posted on 03/16/2012 5:09:57 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: wagglebee
There is no sex of ANY kind in this game - maybe a kiss or three, and the scene goes dark. Get a grip! Also, go play it yourself before you jump to conclusions. Fox tried this before with a Bioware game (Mass Effect). That turned out to be total BS as well.

Nothing to see here, people. Move along.

24 posted on 03/16/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: wagglebee

Lucas and hollyweird were already dead to me anyway.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wagglebee

What doesn’t the gay mafia create their own GAY Star Wars and leave the real game alone? Hmmmm? Of course, we al know the answer — it’s because they want to destroy everything good and decent in the world and force everyone to celebrate their deviance.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Bryanw92
If you choose to play a “Dark Side” character, you commit cold-blooded murder quite often

Finally, a voice of reason. I thought I was alone, here. If this site is so full of whackos, I am in the wrong place. Pure insanity. Anyway, yeah, my Sith Warrior just hit max level, and I can safely say that this character has killed many thousands of "people", some of them in cold blood, i.e. outright murder. My companion character is a totally insane Sith Inquisitor that relishes cold blooded killing. Funny how no one gets upset about that.

27 posted on 03/16/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: America_Right

I have a Dark 4 level 40 Bounty Hunter. Some of the dark side choices are so disturbing that she’s my only dark sider. Having her make out with Mako is pretty mild in comparison.


28 posted on 03/16/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: wagglebee
The Florida Family Association estimates 1.7 million copies of the game have been sold, the vast majority to young children.

More BS! This is not a kids' game. It costs 15 bucks a month to play it. Good luck getting mommy and daddy to pony up a credit card for that. Unbelievable. And who the hell is this "Florida Family Association"? They obviously have no freakin' clue. There are 1.7 million paying subscribers to the game. Over 2 million have been sold, and more are selling all the time.

29 posted on 03/16/2012 5:31:47 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: America_Right; Dr. Brian Kopp; trisham; DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah; Coleus; narses; samiam1972; ...
If this site is so full of whackos, I am in the wrong place.

Did you actually READ the article?

BioWare, the company that created the online video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” has relented after two years of lobbying and announced it will create an upgrade that allows players to have same-sex relationships as part of the gaming experience.

~snip~

Following the bulletin PC Magazine reported, “The ability to have a same-sex relationship within the Old Republic…is on the horizon.”

Is future tense within the realm of your reading comprehension?

If and when this feature is added will you have a problem with it or will you still think we are "whackos" for opposing it?

30 posted on 03/16/2012 5:34:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Bryanw92
I have a Dark 4 level 40 Bounty Hunter. Some of the dark side choices are so disturbing that she’s my only dark sider. Having her make out with Mako is pretty mild in comparison.

Funny, my Bounty Hunter is level 20-something and she is totally light side. No murders. I needed a palate cleanser after the Sith. Dark Side definitely makes one feal "icky". heheh

31 posted on 03/16/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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More BS! This is not a kids' game. It costs 15 bucks a month to play it. Good luck getting mommy and daddy to pony up a credit card for that. Unbelievable.

Yeah, because parents who buy their 8 year old children iPhones would never agree to spending $15 on computer games.

And who the hell is this "Florida Family Association"? They obviously have no freakin' clue.

Right, because PC Magazine is known for spreading rumors.

32 posted on 03/16/2012 5:40:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Yeah, I read it. I have known about this for a year or more (I have been following the development of this game for over 4 years). Old news. And yes, anyone who thinks this is some kind of thing to crusade against is a whacko in my book. We have MUCH bigger problems than a video game that may allow gays to flirt with some gay pixels on a screen. This is just stupid.

However, I will say that I am sick and freakin' tired of the Gay Agenda being shoved down my throat in every British or Canadian TV show I have tried to watch in the past few years. I would love to be able to keep them out of my entertainment, but I can't. Now, in this game, you actually have to hunt down and try to get a gay option. It will not, reapeat NOT just come up in the game as a matter of course.

33 posted on 03/16/2012 5:42:41 PM PDT by America_Right (Getting off the Cain Train... Mr. Newt is the last hope this time around!)
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To: America_Right

I just checked the website: The game is rated T for Teen. Teenaged boys often do sign up for online games without permission from their parents, and they often have money of their own to spend. And parents might agree to a “Star Wars” game rated T for Teen (age 13 or older).

Many parents allow their younger children to play T-rated games - which is the fault of the parents, not the game-maker. However, the way you (and the game website itself) describe the game sounds like it shouldn’t even be rated Teen... It should be rated M for Mature or Adults-only. Here’s a guide to ratings:

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp


34 posted on 03/16/2012 6:01:10 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Every day is a blessing.)
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To: America_Right
Nope you are wrong. The homo is a slow-drip-by-drip virus into destroying the USA.

Seems to me you approve of homos. Perhaps you are on the wrong site. I say go shove your homo crap and your homo game!

35 posted on 03/16/2012 6:10:44 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

I thought Jabba the Hut was a hermaphroditic worm.


36 posted on 03/16/2012 6:11:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: America_Right; Revolting cat!

What next? Interspecies romance with a wookie?


37 posted on 03/16/2012 6:14:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Grizzled Bear

It’s coming (in the minds of sickos).


38 posted on 03/16/2012 6:34:03 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: dragonblustar

Haha. People forget that C-3PO and R2 already had the gay romance angle covered in A New Hope!


39 posted on 03/16/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: America_Right

I have a 35 Marauder that is 100% Light side and a 21 Juggernaut that is neutral. they are my palate cleansers. You really need to be in the right (or is it wrong?) mood to play 100% dark side.


40 posted on 03/16/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Bryanw92
If you choose to play a “Dark Side” character, you commit cold-blooded murder quite often (which, interestingly, upsets your companion in most cases preventing you from romancing him/her).

Careful...if you kill too many "LGBT" characters in the game, you might be guilty of a bias crime!

41 posted on 03/16/2012 7:29:14 PM PDT by montag813
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"No, damn it! I asked the Republic for AID!"


42 posted on 03/16/2012 7:38:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: America_Right; Bryanw92

I love to see fellow SWTOR players on FR. 47 Sorcerer here.

The “romancing” of same-sex companions isn’t a big deal. Vette with the shock collar and the torture in this game are worse, but still not bad enough to write a news article about it.


43 posted on 03/16/2012 7:44:29 PM PDT by same old song
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do Kirk and Spock know about this?


44 posted on 03/16/2012 7:45:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Given the number of times they’ve been shipped together, I’d say so.


45 posted on 03/16/2012 7:55:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wagglebee

This isn’t as surprising as you think.

George Lucas is a Progressivik Obama Drone, pretty much like the rest of Hollyweird. (Lucas personally approves of all Star Wars products. Yeah, he knew, yeah he aproves.)

That’s fine. I will never buy another Star Wars product again.


46 posted on 03/16/2012 8:06:15 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: wagglebee

This isn’t as surprising as you think.

George Lucas is a Progressivik Obama Drone, pretty much like the rest of Hollyweird. (Lucas personally approves of all Star Wars products. Yeah, he knew, yeah he aproves.)

That’s fine. I will never buy another Star Wars product again.


47 posted on 03/16/2012 8:06:33 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: wagglebee
Does this mean C-3PO was really a robosexual all along?


48 posted on 03/16/2012 8:20:46 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Bryanw92
If you choose to play a “Dark Side” character, you commit cold-blooded murder quite often (which, interestingly, upsets your companion in most cases preventing you from romancing him/her).

So what? Seeing cartoonish violence doesn't harm or influence children or cause them to be violent. But exposure to sexuality does influence their thought processes and future behavior.

49 posted on 03/16/2012 8:26:20 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Bryanw92

We all have to know about violence and learn how to use violence to defend ourselves from aggressors. It’s part of a healthy society. But learning homosexuality is counterproductive to a healthy society.


50 posted on 03/16/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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