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@Richva wrote:

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The running estimate has always been 10% of the population was gay or bisexual. 

 

Frankly, I don't really care. If this is another right wing argument on why they should be allowed to discriminated against a group of people, regardless of the underlying reason, I would say they are wrong.  

 

Why are they trying so hard to find a group against which they can discriminate?


What discrimination do you see in this topic?


I guess I just assumed considering it was coming from the Right. You are saying that the topic is just a discussion of how we really can't tell if someone is gay and what difference does it make anyway? 


Sounds like you are admitting to discrimination while seeing discrimination in the topic.

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Why are extreme right wingers so hung up on and preoccupied with gays? Hmmmmm ...... 


You seem to have missed the point (intentionally?). The issue isn't gay vs straight - it is the disproportionate propagation of "gayness" in the entertainment industry.


So what's the difference? Why be concerned? Homophobia?

 

Just responding to baiting stuff like, "Why are extreme right wingers so hung up on and preoccupied with gays? Hmmmmm ...... ".


 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Richva wrote:

The running estimate has always been 10% of the population was gay or bisexual. 

 

Frankly, I don't really care. If this is another right wing argument on why they should be allowed to discriminated against a group of people, regardless of the underlying reason, I would say they are wrong.  

 

Why are they trying so hard to find a group against which they can discriminate?


What discrimination do you see in this topic?


I guess I just assumed considering it was coming from the Right. You are saying that the topic is just a discussion of how we really can't tell if someone is gay and what difference does it make anyway? 

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@rk9152 wrote:

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Why are extreme right wingers so hung up on and preoccupied with gays? Hmmmmm ...... 


You seem to have missed the point (intentionally?). The issue isn't gay vs straight - it is the disproportionate propagation of "gayness" in the entertainment industry.


So what's the difference? Why be concerned? Homophobia?


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@Richva wrote:

The running estimate has always been 10% of the population was gay or bisexual. 

 

Frankly, I don't really care. If this is another right wing argument on why they should be allowed to discriminated against a group of people, regardless of the underlying reason, I would say they are wrong.  

 

Why are they trying so hard to find a group against which they can discriminate?


What discrimination do you see in this topic?

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

Why are extreme right wingers so hung up on and preoccupied with gays? Hmmmmm ...... 


You seem to have missed the point (intentionally?). The issue isn't gay vs straight - it is the disproportionate propagation of "gayness" in the entertainment industry.

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The running estimate has always been 10% of the population was gay or bisexual. 

 

Frankly, I don't really care. If this is another right wing argument on why they should be allowed to discriminated against a group of people, regardless of the underlying reason, I would say they are wrong.  

 

Why are they trying so hard to find a group against which they can discriminate?

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@gruffstuff wrote:

Kids know what their sexual orientation is, unless they live under oppressive parents who tell them any deviation from the norm is a sin.  

 

The only brainwashing that occurs comes from parents who try to control their kids’ sexual identity, for religious or any other reasons.

 

I tend to agree with that, I also think that sexual orientation might be a spectrum rather then a balancing point like the fulcrum of a seesaw.

 

That would explain some behaviour, like segments of a prison population that are " gay for the stay".

 

If anything I would think concluding 5% of the US population is LGBTQ is understated. 

 

 


I agree. I also believe there is a spectrum. 

 

And this is anecdotal only, but all my gay and transgender friends knew as a child what their sexuality was. Even my bi friends had a distinct preference at a young age. 

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Kids know what their sexual orientation is, unless they live under oppressive parents who tell them any deviation from the norm is a sin.  

 

The only brainwashing that occurs comes from parents who try to control their kids’ sexual identity, for religious or any other reasons.

 

I tend to agree with that, I also think that sexual orientation might be a spectrum rather then a balancing point like the fulcrum of a seesaw.

 

That would explain some behaviour, like segments of a prison population that are " gay for the stay".

 

If anything I would think concluding 5% of the US population is LGBTQ is understated. 

 

 

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Kids know what their sexual orientation is, unless they live under oppressive parents who tell them any deviation from the norm is a sin.  

 

The only brainwashing that occurs comes from parents who try to control their kids’ sexual identity, for religious or any other reasons.

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