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Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states
Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jay Reeves

Posted on 04/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Decades after groups used boycotts, marches, sit-ins, pickets and mass rallies to end legalized racial segregation and push for equal protection for blacks, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning a new kind of civil rights movement. It’s one based on using chats and front-porch visits between relatives and friends to foster an environment more welcoming toward people of all sexual orientations.

The idea is simple, and it’s borne out in polls: People are less likely to oppose expanded rights and acceptance if they know and care for someone who’s gay. Activists hope that’s particularly true in a region that values hospitality. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Arkansas; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lgbt; lol
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1 posted on 04/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hey boy, you gat a pretty mouth....

Let me hear ya squeal lika a pig


2 posted on 04/26/2014 11:12:54 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Olog-hai

And yet these “persons” claim that they are not forcing their perverse lifestyle down America’s throat.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Yeah, what could go wrong with this plan?


4 posted on 04/26/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Olog-hai

For what it’s worth, a good friend of my wife is “lesbian” and lives in Mississippi.

For what it’s worth, she has never said anything about a negative social climate, or difficulties in being gay in the deep south. For what it’s worth, she moved there from up north, and to the contrary, has talked about how warm and friendly the south is by comparison.

She’s openly gay, and lives with a woman partner. And she has nothing bad to say about the allegedly bad climate for gays in Mississippi.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 11:14:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Olog-hai

Full throttle sodomy—it MUST be celebrated and endorsed by America’s families, churches, governments.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 11:15:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: DanielRedfoot

If they know and care for someone who’s gay — decent people will encourage that person to get treatment for that maladjustment.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 11:15:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Did you hear that? What was it?

Sounded like banjos.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 11:15:39 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Olog-hai
The idea is simple, and it’s borne out in polls: People are less likely to oppose expanded rights and acceptance if they know and care for someone who’s gay.

Perhaps those who have escaped the lifestyle ought to speak out loudly and confront the propaganda artists. But they are often shouted down.

9 posted on 04/26/2014 11:16:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

They are people now so equal ,so they want more ? Children is what they really want


10 posted on 04/26/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Olog-hai
Activists hope that’s particularly true in a region that values hospitality. …

They'll likely find out the hard way about, "southern hospitality", if they try preaching queerdom to the wrong group of "good ole boys".

11 posted on 04/26/2014 11:17:31 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Olog-hai

“They got fancy bikes.”

“That’s some Yankee queers.”


12 posted on 04/26/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: x1stcav

Paddle faster!
I hear banjo music


13 posted on 04/26/2014 11:18:51 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: x1stcav

Paddle faster!
I hear banjo music


14 posted on 04/26/2014 11:18:52 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Missed it by that much....


15 posted on 04/26/2014 11:19:27 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
For whatever reason, (my observation only), people seem to be more accepting of women homos than men homos.
16 posted on 04/26/2014 11:20:05 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: Olog-hai

“chats and front-porch visits”. Hows that going to work? Won’t work where I live. Folks don’t chat with strangers and any strangers that show up on the front porch are greeted with a shot gun.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 11:22:59 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: DanielRedfoot

Drew: Goddamn, you play a mean banjo.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 11:25:35 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That will change if these people come down there to try to stir things up.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 11:27:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Being acquainted or even related to someone gay is one thing. Being deeply familiar with their actual conduct behind closed doors is another thing entirely. This is the gap in comprehension that activists are exploiting, since most straights really don’t want to know, and usually project their own sentimental notions onto gays, regardless of the actual facts. Behind closed doors are significantly higher rates of pathology and abuse for significant numbers of participants in the lifestyle.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 11:27:28 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Oliviaforever

Mountain Man: Looks like we got us a sow here instead of a boar.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 11:28:12 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Graybeard58
They'll likely find out the hard way about, "southern hospitality", if they try preaching queerdom to the wrong group of "good ole boys".

Methinks that's precisely what they want.

Just like during the 1960s with the Civil Rights Movement.

22 posted on 04/26/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Albion Wilde

That’s part of what got their panties in a twist over the Duck Dynasty issue. Phil Robertson talked about the male anus and talked about sex activity. Generally, we don’t hear about “gay” sexual activities, we only hear that we are “homophobic” if we want to deny them “equal” rights.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Rednecks don’t go looking for trouble. She pals around with a female friend, rednecks don’t go shouting about what they might be doing in bed. Private gossip, maybe, but it’s all kept discreet. Live and let live, even if they’re going to hell. They will probably get an earful of gospel every now and then, but nothing pushier.

She parades down the street with her partner and a bunch of banners, and asks for the state to bless these shack ups as “marriages,” and the rednecks draw a line. The lezzes go publicly pushy, and so will the rednecks.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 11:31:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
a good friend of my wife is “lesbian” and lives in Mississippi. For what it’s worth, she has never said anything about a negative social climate, or difficulties in being gay in the deep south.

Especially in the big cities, but even in the small towns, there is always one or more flamboyantly gay characters in most communities who are just part of the drama of southernism. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Tallulah Bankhead spring to mind. Gay folks love to exaggerate the southern drawl, and cherish nostalgia for the glorious days of hoop skirts and mint juleps...

25 posted on 04/26/2014 11:32:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Tallulah Bankhead? Say it wasn’t so!


26 posted on 04/26/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Olog-hai
I hope there are a lot of video cameras present.
27 posted on 04/26/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Albion Wilde
Gay folks love to exaggerate the southern drawl, and cherish nostalgia for the glorious days of hoop skirts and mint juleps...

... and for certain things that happened back of the slave quarters.

28 posted on 04/26/2014 11:38:46 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Olog-hai
The idea is simple, and it’s borne out in polls: People are less likely to oppose expanded rights and acceptance if they know and care for someone who’s gay. …

I have no objection to gay people receiving exactly the same rights as everyone else. I wish I didn't have to hear about their gross and perverted sex lives. Otherwise, if they would stop pretending that redefining words (Marriage included) will encourage people to pretend that these perverts are not sick, I'd be fine with their existence. I know people who are gay, and I pray for them, but I will not accept the word of a pervert or a usurper pretending that homosexuality is okay over the Word of God.

29 posted on 04/26/2014 11:41:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Bingo. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 11:52:34 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought that out-of-staters spending money to campaign for policy changes was wrong...oh, that’s only if the out-of-staters are the NRA or the Koch brothers.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 11:55:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Steely Tom

What in the world are you saying such a thing for? Back away from the keyboard.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: x1stcav
Tallulah Bankhead? Say it wasn’t so!

Go on over to Wikipedia and check it out.

33 posted on 04/26/2014 12:00:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Olog-hai

From my experience, the people down south don’t really care if you’re queer (”confirmed bachelor”) as long as you keep your relationships low key and down go around raping the neighborhood boys.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 12:01:28 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I lived in LA, Lower Alabama for seven years. I had a pretty 29 year old Engineering technician who worked for me. Her wife is a Nurse and they had been together for 14 years. Everybody in this small town knew and never held it against her.

The South takes people as they come.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 12:08:47 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Albion Wilde

I still remember ‘Lifeboat’.

“During filming, several crew members noted that Tallulah Bankhead was not wearing underwear. When advised of this situation, Alfred Hitchcock observed, “I don’t know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing.”


36 posted on 04/26/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: BenLurkin

+1


37 posted on 04/26/2014 12:19:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Olog-hai; All
As a consequence of their parents probably not making sure that their children were taught about how constitutional rights work, LGBT activists are wrongly trying to establish such rights outside the framework of the Constitution. They do so by unthinkingly finding activist judges who are willing to legislate such rights from the bench, or they support corrupt federal lawmakers who are willing to win their votes by making civil rights laws based on constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers.

What misguided LGBT activists don't understand is the following. The states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect LGBT rights. So the states are free to make laws which discriminate on the basis of such "rights," as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge rights which the states have amended the Constitution to specifically protect.

What LGBT activist need to do to establish such rights within the framework of the Constitution is this. They need to work with state and federal lawmakers to propose an LGBT rights amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the Constitution's Article V majority of states choose to ratify the amendment then LGBT rights will be constitutionally protected and LGBT activists will be heroes.

38 posted on 04/26/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Mikey_1962

Her wife

**
?????


39 posted on 04/26/2014 12:24:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Olog-hai

A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections...”

Gays are going to run around in half-naked, kissing each other in front of people and kids, and generally acting like creepy narcissistic pervs, to get a completely understandable reaction of disgust from folks so they can then say they are “homophobic” even though people would react that way regardless of who did that. Then they will demand laws making it illegal for people to not associate with them.


40 posted on 04/26/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Mikey_1962
Her wife is a Nurse

She ain't a "wife".

41 posted on 04/26/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bigg Red

Her wife. And everybody in that small town (pop 3500) has no complaints.
This is Southern Alabama! Opp Alabama if you want to google it.
You lose Lower Alabama and you have lost the war.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Graybeard58
Well, perhaps so.

But, my personal observation is that they rarely look like Carrie Underwood or Kate Beckinsale...

43 posted on 04/26/2014 12:40:40 PM PDT by daler
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To: Olog-hai
LGBT? What? No Q?
They must be haters. Why they be hatin'?
44 posted on 04/26/2014 12:43:12 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: dfwgator

Well I believe this particular Social war is lost
But you can carry on soldier.
Good luck in your fight.


45 posted on 04/26/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: x1stcav

This isn’t going to go well...


46 posted on 04/26/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

I think you’re being an alarmist.

I think the lesbians will be welcomed with open arms. The poofters? I think with good grace, manners, and tolerance.

Now, when it comes to the Bi’s? Who can say when one doesn’t know who to trust?

The transgenders? This is the thorny one. Not so much for the guys (hell, we just go around the side of the barn) but the gals. What does a girl do when she finds herself weeing next a very confused male dressed in girlie undergarments?

Interesting to speculate.


47 posted on 04/26/2014 12:57:28 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Mikey_1962

Sad


48 posted on 04/26/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Olog-hai

Want to see a southern city overrun w/ lesbians? Asheville, NC.

IMO, this is the funniest sketch ever on Top Gear.
They travel through Alabama w/ gay slogans painted on their cars.
‘Good ol’ boys’ chase them out of town.
Hilarious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4


49 posted on 04/26/2014 1:02:15 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: All; lentulusgracchus; wardaddy
FTA: A leader within Alabama's Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Joe Godfrey, said he hoped churches would be loving and compassionate toward workers in such a campaign, but also firm in the denomination's position that the Bible allows only heterosexual relationships.

The Southern Baptist Convention is the entity being targeted with the $8.5 million campaign. If the homosexuals cannot force the SBC to bend the knee to them, then the homosexuals will drain SBC coffers.

50 posted on 04/26/2014 1:02:58 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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