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Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian [And Be Shown The Door]
Washington Post ^ | Ned Martel

Posted on 11/22/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by Steelfish

Essay: Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian

By Ned Martel November 21

Word to the wise: Thanksgiving is the proper holiday to tell your family that you’re a homosexual. It’s arguably secular, so you’re confronting tradition, not faith. Even though National Coming Out Day is in October, this is the day when gays and lesbians, newly announced or otherwise, are really driving it all home.

This no longer needs to be such a big deal, even if this month’s election somehow emboldens waves of guess-what conversations Thursday night. Awkwardness is predictable, but expect the unexpected. A few years ago, a friend of a friend told his sister that he was going to tell their parents his news at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Seated and fretful, he listened as she spoke up first. Before he even got his throat cleared, she came out ahead of him. Nobody said this was going to be easy.

America is decades past the Very Special Episode phase, when a prime-time discussion of gayness had public-service overtones. Back then, most televised gays were camouflaged as witty warlocks or fastidious professors.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: culturewar; fdrq; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; waronthanksgiving
And Holiday or not, it appears that anytime is a good time for perverts to tell us who they are.
1 posted on 11/22/2012 3:53:23 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
It’s arguably secular, so you’re confronting tradition, not faith.

Secular? Giving thanks to whom?

2 posted on 11/22/2012 3:56:00 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

>>Secular? Giving thanks to whom?<<

obozo and the gummint.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 3:58:43 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Steelfish

I see no reason to embrace unhealthy, unnatural desires. Any guest in my home who wishes to celebrate perversion will have a very short visit.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 4:00:52 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

They play the Michael “ObamaZombie” Baisden radio show at work all the time and he was promating this type of coming out stunt just this week.

IMO if you care anything about your friends and family you wait until you can do it at a less sensitive time. Just no reason to destroy someone else’s holiday. No reason.

Of course, someone might be tempted to say that many homosexuals are all about the ME, ME, ME!!!!!!!!

Things that make you go hmmmmmm.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 4:01:55 PM PST by Condor 63
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To: Steelfish

Secular?

6 posted on 11/22/2012 4:05:48 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Steelfish

Yesterday, I saw a car with a “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” and .... an Obama/Biden 2012 sticker.

The driver had a bunch of other lefty sticker.

I’d say the same thing about history applies to the author of this article.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 4:15:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Brandonmark

Washington was a devout, and active member of the Episcopal Church. He was also an honorable member of the Episcopal Vestry as well. While I don’t share the same denomination as Washington, he was a strong advocate for tolerance toward Jews and Catholics. Sadly, the libs conveniently leave out plenty of facts such as these about George Washington.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 4:17:47 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Steelfish

How very trendy. It’s the free love of the 60’s all over again, only honed to perfection. EXQUISITE pain for those old “Republican” parents. Serves ‘em right!


9 posted on 11/22/2012 4:19:21 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: Steelfish

“Mom, please pass the biscuits and mashed potatoes. The turkey and the dressing are great, and by the way.. I`m gay. Oh.. dark meat, please.”


10 posted on 11/22/2012 4:22:51 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

If anyone at my Thanksgiving dinner would decide to “come out”, I would knock the stuffing out of them, hogtie their manicured hands and feet, drag them back into their ‘closet’, lock it, throw away the key.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 4:23:02 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Steelfish

I received an email from a fellow DVC faculty member:

“Tuesday, November 20th is national Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is a day to memorialize victims of anti-transgender crimes. The DVC Queer-Straight Alliance Club created body outlines around campus acknowledging and honoring those who have been killed as a result of hatred and intolerance. Please take a moment to read their stories if you see them around campus, and feel free to pass along this information to your students.”

Right.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 4:23:02 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Condor 63

Sexual inclinations, if one actually cared about etiquette, belong in private discussions with your parents outside of Thanksgiving. I don’t care and don’t want to know what someone does with their private parts, I mean how would one like to know how I got my wife pregnant at thanksgiving? I guarantee you that even she would be really offended at the impropriety of what I just said. And that’s the problem, people nowadays have just about no sense of manners whatsoever, and what’s even worse, they absolutely love voting for people who have some awful sense of etiquette on the National Stage that my wife would be enraged like a mother bear at me if I acted in such a way to her, much less guests. It’s disturbing, but since somehow today’s prevailing attitude, backed by legal thugs, is that etiquette no longer matters, our nation really is screwed. Put in mind that rude people will rule the country, if they don’t already, in terms of voting power as well.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 4:24:12 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Steelfish

Do homosexuals tend to be drama queens? The whole premise here is that they should make a dramatic announcement during Thanksgiving dinner. They know that some will be shocked, and some will be accepting. But many won’t know how to react to such news. And then the liberal gay activists will say, look how bigoted and homophobic their friends and relatives are. They will say that such homophobic reactions ruined Thanksgiving.

But in reality, the homosexual who has to stage this coming out drama at such a time creates distress for everyone else by his behavior in doing this.

I don’t pretend to know how a homosexual is supposed to announce his/her inclinations, but I think that Thanksgiving dinner and a major announcement is NOT the best way to handle it.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 4:25:20 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Pollster1

Dear Mom and Dad,
I just want to take a few minutes before this thanksgiving
dinner to tell you that I’ve decided to come out about
my sexuality, you see, I love turkeys and I had sex
with this one while you all were in the den watching the
parade. Now let’s eat.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 4:27:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ScottinVA

“Well son, nobody here at the table really cares or wants to know what you do in the bedroom. TMI, STFU, and pass the gravy.”


16 posted on 11/22/2012 4:32:12 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Steelfish

Possible reply:

“Well, that’s very nice of you. After you leave here today, don’t come back, because you just pissed on me and everything I ever taught you. I don’t want to see you, and I don’t want to know you, because what you are doing is wrong, and evil, and I want no part of it.”


17 posted on 11/22/2012 4:38:11 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Steelfish

If my son or daughter told me that, I would allow them to get one my pistols and holster rigs, they would be given 30 seconds to put it sll on, then we shoot it out.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 4:42:43 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: Steelfish

I think we need a national Get Back In Day. Or how about a We Don’t Want to Hear About It Day. For crying out loud, why do these poor messed up people think the world revolves around what they do with their privates? What a bunch of self-focused miss-fits. Just be quiet, mind your manners, be nice, and pass the gravy.

Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving to my American FRiends!


19 posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:31 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Steelfish

Anybody who intentionally stirs up controversy at holiday dinners needs to have their ass kicked.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:46 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing like a bit of “in your face” perversion to make the food digest better.

The author of this tripe has no class, no clue, and little hope fr salvation.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 4:59:26 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing like a bit of “in your face” perversion to make the food digest better.

The author of this tripe has no class, no clue, and little hope for salvation.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 4:59:31 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: RichInOC
Anybody who intentionally stirs up controversy at holiday dinners needs to have their ass kicked.

And to think that the only controversies at our holiday table when I was a kid were Catholics vs. Protestants and Democrats vs. Republicans. Someone always left in a rage or in tears.

Like religion and politics, sex doesn't belong around the family feast table.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: Steelfish
My reply would be "So what." And ask for another helping of turkey.

They want to get a rise out of everyone, no matter if it's positive or negative. Like toddlers having tantrums, just ignore them when they come out.

24 posted on 11/22/2012 5:15:12 PM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: Steelfish

If one of ours did that, at the table, they would get the boot out the door, without a doggie bag.

I don’t care in the least if my kids date or marry a different race or ethic group....but the plumbing had better not be the same.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 5:32:47 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s ridiculous, and if ANYTHING like this happened at my Thanksgiving, I’d kick them out, no matter who they were. I DO NOT want to know what goes on in your bedroom. Liberals always scream about staying out of their bedroom, but its hard when they bring their bedroom with them everywhere. They might as well inform me of how much they enjoy bondage and latex body suits after passing the peas.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 5:33:37 PM PST by Viennacon
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Another Leftwing media dick stirring the pot.

Go choke on a turkey bone, Ned.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 5:37:12 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 43north

And little Ned is likely a homo too.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 5:51:43 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Albion Wilde

In my family, where we are politically divided between Democrat, Libertarian, and Republican, it was family manners, and family rule, that you leave politics out of the family table. I had plenty of bad inclinations myself regarding morality, but I confided with my parents about it in private. But that’s the problem, nobody has a lick of common sense about what belongs in private anymore, and some people feel that they are oppressed unless they get to share with everyone what they do in private, if you ask me, that childish, narcissistic attitude that you have to talk about your most personal functions in public or at the dinner table is just not mentally healthy, in fact, pardon the redundancy, it’s clinical narcissism. What’s even more sad is how much narcissism pretty much is a favored factor in the voters who choose so much of our politicians nowadays too.


29 posted on 11/22/2012 5:59:03 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Steelfish

That’s nice dear.

And since we’re in a sharing mood, your mother and I were going at it like rabbits just before you got here. On this very table. We have video if you’re like to watch?

No. O.K. then, pass the mashed potatoes please.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 6:38:52 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: Albion Wilde

It is crap like this that makes me stay home on the “family” holidays. I don’t go visit with any of them on these days.

I stay home, change the oil in the cars, do some yard work, clean up the house, anything. I have told them, don;t invite me, and don’t invade my house either figuring that I I won’t come to them that they will come to me.

They all know that to stay on good terms with me to stay clear on the holidays and let me an my children have a nice day to ourselves.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 7:03:17 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Steelfish

From this excerpt, I’m guessing Ned Martel likes being up a man’s butt.


32 posted on 11/22/2012 7:07:49 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Brandonmark

Thank your gubmint for all they provide.

After all, they give out Obamaphones.


33 posted on 11/22/2012 7:20:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ScottinVA; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; wagglebee

“Mom, I’m a lesbian! And can I borrow the turkey baster tonight? I want to have a baby.”


34 posted on 11/22/2012 7:22:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Steelfish

Makes me glad I live in a small town in Mississippi where a family member wouldn’t dare do such a rude thing at the Thanksgiving table.


35 posted on 11/22/2012 8:18:19 PM PST by tlp2001 (Capitalism is based on human strength, communism is based on human weakness)
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To: Huskrrrr

This could be an opportunity for you. Say something about the gays murdered under sharia law.


36 posted on 11/22/2012 8:33:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good point!


37 posted on 11/22/2012 9:44:49 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
Just doing my part to stir up trouble constructive dialogue.
38 posted on 11/22/2012 10:25:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morpheus2009

Well, homosexuality is a narcissistic personality disorder.


39 posted on 11/22/2012 10:30:31 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Steelfish

Fortunately everyone at our Thanksgiving dinner was a Catholic Conservative, 2nd Amendment lover. Diversity makes me uncomfortable.


40 posted on 11/22/2012 10:38:58 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Steelfish

LOL, what a great conversation to have around the Thanksgiving dinner table!
“Dad? I think you should know, I like to jam my penis into piles of feces.”


41 posted on 11/22/2012 10:50:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish
I have some gay neighbors nearby, a few houses down. A gay couple. They are sociable and I see they had people over (Thanksgiving) cars parked in their driveway. I would be repulsed except that ..... this couple is lesbian and don't make any kind of deal about it. Two gay guys would a much different matter. I would be unable to speak to them, my actual lesbian neighbors...I can
42 posted on 11/22/2012 10:52:33 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Steelfish
A few years ago, a friend of a friend told his sister that he was going to tell their parents his news at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Seated and fretful, he listened as she spoke up first. Before he even got his throat cleared, she came out ahead of him.

???

This brother and sister BOTH admitted to their parents they were faggots?
At the same time, during Thanksgiving dinner??

LMAO! Those parents must have dropped dead from heart attacks. No grandchildren for them!

43 posted on 11/22/2012 10:55:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish

They’re trying to make Thanksgiving an official homosexual celebration. I saw a bunch of Black Friday commercials last night and homosexuality seemed to be the main theme of them all - had to turn the TV off.


44 posted on 11/23/2012 5:12:53 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Morpheus2009
...that childish, narcissistic attitude that you have to talk about your most personal functions in public or at the dinner table is just not mentally healthy, in fact, pardon the redundancy, it’s clinical narcissism.

Shortly after I got married, one of my good girlfriends from ten years dropped in for a visit and, within the first 15 minutes, mentioned her va-jay-jay (using the real latin word) to my new husband. That was the end of having her over.

45 posted on 11/23/2012 10:43:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: Albion Wilde

What a shame.


46 posted on 11/23/2012 7:18:42 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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