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Same-Sex Marriage Thought Police? ^ | August 18, 2012 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr

Posted on 08/18/2012 2:36:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Activists would have us believe that the issue of marriage is about the “rights” and “equality” of homosexuals. But in reality, the push to redefine marriage is about demanding public approval and celebration of homosexuality. There is a difference. Slot machines are legal in some areas, but if the COO of Chick-fil-a had expressed a personal disapproval of gambling, would slot-machine supporters have demanded a boycott of his restaurants? What about smokers? Would they have lambasted Dan Cathy for expressing that he personally does not approve of smoking?

No. Because at the end of the day, gamblers want the right to gamble, and smokers want the right to smoke cigarettes. Both groups, however, have accepted the fact that not everyone approves of their choice to do these things. But LGBT activists are not satisfied with being able to “love whomever they want.” California public schools have already altered their curricular requirements to begin mandatory discussion of LGBT lifestyles beginning in Kindergarten. If homosexual marriage becomes the law of the land, you can expect such curriculum mandates to pop up in every state.

If you need more proof that LGBT activists want more than just a marriage license from you, look no further than the mandatory LGBT “sensitivity” training programs that are appearing all over the nation. Not only are countless corporations holding training for their employees to affirm and welcome the LGBT lifestyles, but universities are also using their power to force their students to sit through similar sessions. There is nothing wrong with teaching students and employees to treat all individuals with respect and dignity, but these training programs typically go far beyond that. At the heart of virtually all “sensitivity” training is the assumption that sexual behavior is an inborn instinct, not a choice for which one is accountable. Anyone who believes otherwise is deemed homophobic and pressured or bullied to change his or her opinion.

In July, Georgetown University expelled Jarrett Roby from their Community Scholars Program which, according to the university, “provides Georgetown students with the unique opportunity to thrive. Scholars are carefully selected during the admissions process based on their academic achievement, impressive co-curricular accomplishments, and commitment to the transformative power of education. They typically represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and are often first generation college students.”

And Jarrett Roby was a perfect candidate for CSP: a graduate of Urban Preparatory Academy in Chicago, the all black male charter school which has achieved a 100% college acceptance rate for its students three years in a row. What did Roby do to get expelled from the program? He was uncomfortable attending the LGBT sensitivity training; when he approached his Resident Assistant privately about his discomfort, his concerns were dismissed and he was informed he would be punished for not attending the seminar. Later, a few other students confronted Roby, calling him close-minded for not wanting to attend. Roby spoke in his own defense, and the debate died down on its own. Three RA’s, however, reported Roby to the program directors the next day, testifying that they felt physically threatened by Roby, resulting in his expulsion.

Said Roby in an email to blogger Kira Davis, “I never mentioned anything remotely violent or did anything violent. Also I am confident that all of my peers would support the fact that I have never showed an ounce of violence and any such claims are flawed.” Since they never gave Roby a fair hearing to speak in his own defense, it sure looks like Georgetown pulled one of the oldest racist tricks in the book by condemning a black male because he appeared “threatening.” Other scholars were understandably hesitant to speak out on Roby’s behalf, fearing the loss of their scholarships.

Meanwhile in Georgia, graduate student Jennifer Keeton is suing Augusta State University for allegedly forcing her to change her beliefs about homosexuality before they would award her a degree. According to the lawsuit being brought on her behalf by the Alliance Defense Fund, "[Keeton] believes sexual behavior is the result of accountable personal choice...Further, she has expressed her view that homosexuality is a 'lifestyle,' not a 'state of being,' In certain personal conversations away from the classroom with friends and colleagues, Miss Keeton has shared her Christian faith, and commended its virtues and benefits. In the course of such discussions, she has also communicated Christian viewpoints on matters related to sexual ethics.” This is apparently too much free speech for the LGBT Thought Police, and Miss Keeton has been ordered to attend mandatory sensitivity training and to write papers reflecting on the content of that training. She has also been told to spend more time among homosexuals at events such as the Gay Pride Parade.

Still believe the fight over marriage is just about gay couples who want the rights and benefits of marriage and nothing more? Changing the legal definition of marriage to include homosexual relationships is tantamount to conferring societal approval on homosexuality. If gay marriage becomes law, there will be no legal barriers to keep institutions from forcing students to suppress their deeply held religious beliefs. Religious freedom is a hallmark of our nation. Let’s keep it that way.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: freedomofreligion; freedomofspeech; gaymarriage; lgbt

1 posted on 08/18/2012 2:36:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; shibumi

God will know if I “accept” homos...and judge me accordingly.

Therefore, I refuse to “accept” them.

2 posted on 08/18/2012 2:41:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Snakes. It had to be snakes.)
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To: Salamander

I agree

3 posted on 08/18/2012 2:52:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Salamander

You are correct.

There’s a big difference between passive tolerance for a behavior of which we do not approve and the acceptance (with eventual celebration) of that behavior.

4 posted on 08/18/2012 2:56:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Kaslin

If the liberal trend keeps on going, I predict in about twenty years school children will have to pledge to love homosexuality. I’m only half joking. The love that dared not speak its name fifty years ago now screams that everybody must love them and approve of whatever they do.

5 posted on 08/18/2012 3:19:08 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: shibumi

I’m a jerk.

I don’t even passively tolerate them.

If I find out they’re queers, I simply stop interacting with them.

Such a bitch.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Snakes. It had to be snakes.)
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To: Kaslin

In all these things we honor God and His Word.
Such as:

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD:... (Psalm 33:12a.....)

“By mercy and truth iniquity shall be purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6)

“There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25)

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness fo they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

“Remember Lot’s wife.” (Luke 17:32)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

7 posted on 08/18/2012 3:54:48 AM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: Kaslin

Reach out in sympathy for their condition. Try to help heal and reconcile. Never accept their choice.

8 posted on 08/18/2012 4:56:54 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Kaslin

This is what I have been saying. I don’t care what two consenting adults do to each other. I really don’t. But do not ask me (or tell me) to say it is a wonderful and healthy thing and don’t make the government condone it. And don’t force my children (though mine are grown now) to be taught that homosexual acts are normal and healthy and to be experimented with to find their true selves.

9 posted on 08/18/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin; All

You know? It strikes me that if these adults were having these conversations with children online, they’d be subject to prosecution. Why is this different?

When are White/ Christian/ heterosexuals going to demand *our* First Amendment right to freedom of speech & freedom of expression? Where is *our* right to freedom of association (or not)? Where is *our* equality & our “human rights”?

Why is it that every conceivable variety of human being has these mandatory rights EXCEPT White, Christian, and/ or heterosexual? We know that the left isn’t going to stop until we are marginalized literally out of existence.

What are we thinkin?

10 posted on 08/18/2012 5:42:13 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Kaslin

Welcome to the USSA, comrades.

Atheism is the official state relition, and all other religions must be crushed.

11 posted on 08/18/2012 6:38:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Kaslin

I agree

Do you?

Meanwhile, in Rainbow MythTard Land...


“Gay Republican Groups Praise Anti-Gay Paul Ryan As Romney VP Choice

by David Badash on August 11, 2012

in Civil Rights,Discrimination,News,Politics

Both national gay GOP organizations, the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud this morning praised Mitt Romney‘s choice of the very anti-gay Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential nominee. READ: Romney: Paul Ryan Will Be My VP (Or, Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask) “The selection of Paul Ryan is a bold and inspired pick. Paul Ryan has been the architect of policies that would benefit all Americans, especially gay Americans,” Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director announced in a statement that called Ryan “a bold and inspired pick.”


Myth: What happens now?
Scott Toomey: Well, now, uh, Ken Mehlman, R. Clarke Cooper, Meghan McCain, Mary Cheney and I wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the Fithcally Conthervative log cabin, taking The Party(tm) by surprise -- not only by surprise, but totally unarmed!
Myth: Who leaps out?
Scott Toomey: Uh, Ken Mehlman,  R. Clarke Cooper, Meghan McCain, Mary Cheney and I. Uh, leap out of the log cabin, uh and uh....
Myth: Oh....
Scott Toomey: Oh.... Um, l-look, if we built this large wooden Rhinocerous -- [twong]
ALL:  Run away!  Run away!  Run away!  Run away!

12 posted on 08/18/2012 9:13:42 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: Kaslin

What happens when future medical advances can recognize a fetus that is destined to become gay? The left loves abortion, but will they object if “gay” fetuses are aborted?

13 posted on 08/18/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved:
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To: doug from upland

For that matter. what if they discover a ‘gay gene’ and genetic therapy would allow parents to remove it? I’d love to watch that ruckus.

14 posted on 08/19/2012 8:14:35 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

I’ll buy the popcorn and we’ll watch it together.

15 posted on 08/19/2012 8:16:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved:
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To: doug from upland

I’ll bring the beer.

16 posted on 08/19/2012 8:20:01 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Kaslin
She has also been told to spend more time among homosexuals at events such as the Gay Pride Parade.

Perhaps Augusta State ought to require ALL its students attend these freakshows. It might go a long way in educating more of them about what they're actually being "tolerant" of!

17 posted on 08/19/2012 8:29:03 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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