Tue Jul 8, 2014, 06:25 AM

LGBT poll

I know this must be a little late, but do you find this performance from America's Got Talent offensive to the LGBT community?

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Yes, it's transphobic and very disrespectful
0 (0%)
No, it's just a fun song so quit run amoking PC!
1 (100%)
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MoshMasterD Jul 2014 OP
Barefoot Dancer Jul 2014 #1
rampartb Jul 2014 #2
akaConcernedCanuk Jul 2014 #3

Response to MoshMasterD (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 07:13 AM

1. I can't guess what the LGBT community might feel about this one.

Many things change through time. Since my days in high school (1970's), I've had many gay friends. I am a floral designer and I worked with many wonderfully talented gay men. All the ones I knew were more interested in their own love lives, rather than anyone else's.

One of my closest friends in high school was gay man who enjoyed dressing in drag. I don't know the 'acceptable' term for that any more. At that time, "Drag Queen" was the descriptor, with no PC objections. He was a co-worker at our after school jobs. He showed me the huge knife he kept in his boot. He was murdered in Dallas shortly after graduation. When he performed in Diana Ross drag at the senior talent show, some of the athletes got up and walked out. I was mortified for them. My gawd.

Members of the LGBT group at DU almost made me reconsider my life long conviction that no one has the right to tell anyone who they can be. The use of bully tactics they employed is no way to make supporters agreeable. I was abused for merely making a comment about the gay marriage choice of tactics. That was years ago. I did stop engaging with them at DU. They doubted my commitment by aggressively attacking for merely asking for clarity to a suggestion. huh?

So when I say this, I am not trying to be "offensive" to that community. Other people have penises you know. Other people have their own opinions for what they prefer in their sexual transactions. It doesn't make them "bad", or an opponent. It comes very close to punching someone in the face for being different. Isn't that rather hypocritical?

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Response to MoshMasterD (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 07:25 AM

2. best einstein immitator i've seen in a while

as for the song, a catchy tune, and it really did happen to a friend of mine........

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Response to MoshMasterD (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 07:25 PM

3. - I think people should not judge people by their sexual affiliatons.

Well yeah, pedophiles, rapists, but not those that have agreeable relationships with each other, regardless of their gender.


Everyone should stop categorizing people by what they call "talking points" - then labelling them.

Heck, I see nothing wrong with what some call "racist" jokes, especially when it's just for fun, not really meant to degrade another race or social group.

Many of the jokes we shared back in the 50's and 60's when I was a kid would get you slammed on most message boards today.

And we had capguns, spring loaded guns that shot rubber bullets, played "Cowboys and Indians", rode bicycles without helmets, rode in cars without seatbelts, walked over a mile to school (no buses) even in the dead of winter, and we somehow got along and survived.

Nowadays it seems as if too many people are just LOOKING for a reason to pop off at someone.

I live alone in the bush for a reason . . .

Gonna die happy.


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