Skip to comments.NPR Caller: Gays Are a 'Race'
Posted on 05/15/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT by chessplayer
The liberal callers lined up to applaud President Obama's gay-marriage proclamation on Thursday's Talk of The Nation show, but one of them really stood out.
A gay man from San Francisco claimed "we are a race of people, not a type of person," and that is all Obama has to say to shut down any objections or debate: "this whole conversation ends."
NEAL CONAN, host: Let's see if we go next to - this is Tim. Tim with us from San Francisco.
TIM: Hey, thanks for taking my call. There is a part of the gay-lesbian-transgender conversation that is happening in San Francisco that's not happening on the radio with NPR or any other station. And there are many gays and lesbians and transgenders who believe that we are a race of people. And the way that we are a race of people, is we're distinctly different than any other race in the idea that we do not sexually identify as heterosexual. Now, if you take that idea of 10 percent of the population of the world, we equal 300 million people. That's the population of the United States.
And with that amount of people, we are a race of people, not a type of person. And I don't believe Barack Obama has gone far enough. All he has to do is say that the LBGT people are a race, and this whole conversation ends. We no longer have a difference between us and them. We are a race of people, and it needs to be addressed and it needs to be talked about.
Good, divide and conquer.
Many of us still believe that they are mentally ill...
Do these people really believe that?
It’s just one of the many facets of the war on the family.
Undefine marriage and make it meaningless, and you destroy the core of the family.
The word “race” as it is now being used has nothing to do with a genome. race=culture.
That’s how Muslim is a race. Blacks who don’t live the hip-hop gheto culture are thought to be the white (eg. Clarance Thomas). So by this new definition gay absolutely can be a race.
The language is being systematically destroyed so that it is not impossible to have a meaningful conversation with many many people.
I don’t think so. God calls them what they are—sodomites.
About a week ago I heard a Conservative make this point on NPR. He said (paraphrasing), "If you go back a few decades, you had blacks who had to ride in the back of the bus. You had lynchings. It was a terrible time. Gays are not dealing with that at all."
The host breathlessly said, "You really think so? Will we see that level of violence directed at gays??"
The Conservative was completely flummoxed but finally managed to blurt out, "I didn't say anything like that!"
We are all on the lookout for “Newspeak”. 1984 got that wrong. The tool used by our oppressors is “Crazyspeak”. That is the meanings of words change randomly and with greater and greater frequency. So that no one can understand each other and so cannot resist the state.
A race that recruits instead of reproducing.
So, now the homosexuals claim to be a race to deny their homosexuality. What a bunch of homophobes!
Wonder when the Asians will have a membership drive?
Isn’t a “race” an interbreeding population?
I’m 1/32 gay - now Harvard can hire me. :)
Don't laugh, this is the intellectual argument that all Democrats are using to justify same-sex marriage as equality. It is the only argument that fits.
The thing that bothers me is with all the left-right debates on this disagreement the past two years I see no Republicans challenging this premise in an effective way to be used politically. If this premise is generally believed as true (as libs claim it is ) then Republicans have lost the battle and it's just time before , you-know-what.
Debate : Are people really defined (and controlled) first by their sexual desires such that it requires new civil rights? That is the argument I would like to see Republicans refute but don't. (this is the liberal version of a 'soul': sexual desires.
On the funny side, Barney Fawank jwust WOVES Obama:
Tower of Babel part II
I’m gay too. Being happy is gay, so I’ll insist on preferential treatment as long as I am always “gay.” This country is floating down a sewer were turds run the flusher.
They just can’t see around their template, can they?
The con was saying that being a homo was in no way like being black,
and the lib just couldn’t get past the assumption that they were the same, so applied the black experience to the homos.
Believable, and very enlightening as to their complete blindness.
A distinct mutation— maybe for a few— but not a race.
I think that they say this because the race card clearly is used to trump everything else in society. So, if you aren’t supinely pro-gay, you are racist. At least there’s some logic in that, because hurling the racist label seems to benefit those who do it.
Just settle for a species.
Come on, folks - you’re answering the fools according to their folly instead of confronting their folly.
By “race”, they mean “minority group needing special consideration and protection of law”.
Just settle for a species.