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2013-05-14 05:30:47 AM

CliChe Guevara: PsiChick: xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.

I think the guy graduated from a 'gay therapy' camp. That's where it comes from, not homophobia.

 THIS.

 The guy still or at least up until recently ran some sort of operation that tried to 'correct' other gay men to straight, obsesses about the subject constantly, and is worried that SSM will break up traditional marriages because men in traditional marriages will now feel empowered to run off with other men.
 Tell me again how it is just homophobia that people think the guy has some orientation issues.


Yeah, yeah. And right wingers always find rationalizations of why their hatred of blacks/gays/women is okay in their specific cases as well. If you attack him for running "pray away the gay" camps I am right with you, but that is barely ever mentioned - until like in this case people start getting defensive about how they have been called out for making fun of him purely for being gay.
 
2013-05-14 05:37:43 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: rynthetyn: tinfoil-hat maggie: rynthetyn: stoli n coke: Oldiron_79: Not a fan of another state passing ghey marriage, but if Marcus Bachman comes out of the closet it will be hilarious

Not really. Much like a rock star dying of an overdose, a family values Republican being outed is cliche at this point.

It's to the point where it's such a cliche that tonight my sister was talking about how much she hates the pastor at her boyfriend's megachurch and was like, "I'm praying that he gets caught with a male prostitute."

Wow, can she just go to a different mega church? Maybe if that's not right just hire the prostitute : )
/You have to admit that's pretty strange.

Her boyfriend is foreign from a country where Christianity is the minority religion. Because of that, he doesn't have the context to pick up on why the constant string of religious right talking points is not just a case of," every church has something you'll disagree with." He likes the people he knows there and the volunteer work they do in the community and has none of the baggage of growing up in the culture wars since churches where he's from, you just ignore the stupid because they can't actually do it.

So, my sister has taken to hoping this pastor becomes the cliché.

Alright I seem to remember when my parents and it seems most everyone in that church wasn't fond of a new minister. Granted small church and everyone loved the guy that retired, but the whole mega church thing is so weird t me, I don't think I'll ever understand it.

Oh and I once dated a guy that was a drummer in a christen rock band (that was his big paying gig) played mega churches and those retreats and all, huge coke meth head, I didn't realize, thankfully I had a friend get me out of that.


Yeah, I don't understand the megachurch thing either. I went to a college with fewer than 1000 students, the idea of a church with 20 thousand members is nuts to me.
 
2013-05-14 05:56:55 AM

rynthetyn: Yeah, I don't understand the megachurch thing either. I went to a college with fewer than 1000 students, the idea of a church with 20 thousand members is nuts to me.


Yea, I mean I don't consider myself christen but my parents are and the church they go to(Presbyterian) they chose because most of their friend were going there and it's a good social group for them and they all know each other, I really don't get the mega churches though. I mean from my POV the only good thing is the sense of community but in a church that big you might as well go to a sporting event.
/Sorry just my 2 cents
 
2013-05-14 07:08:10 AM

jvl: Questioning the masculinity of anti-gay marriage folks is not a sensible way of supporting gay marriage.

Some people just want to yell at their opponents and don't give a flying fark about actually getting things done.


So you believe that to b masculine is to be straight?
 
2013-05-14 08:17:10 AM

AccuJack: Sen. Dan Hall, later speaking against the bill, expressed his fears about the legislation, saying, "Next, I believe we will be forced to believe what we don't."

Providing some of the most heated rhetoric of the debate, Hall said, "People say, 'Don't you want to be on the right side of history?' The truth is I'm more concerned about being on the right side of eternity."

It will hurt businesses and confuse children ... more than any issue since the Civil War. We must not pass this bill," Hall said.

Uh... wut?

So he's saying that passing a bill to ensure equality, something that should be guaranteed in our country, is going to hurt businesses and confuse children more than things like the emancipation of slaves, women's suffrage, prohibition...?

Way to elect an idiot Lakeville et. al.


The bigot mind works like this:

-The civil war was brother turning against brother and a nation at war with itself because Certain Folks* couldn't just politely ignore Certain Things**.  Now we're changing the rules and starting a battle instead of leaving things as they were because those gays can't just sit down and shut up and take one for the team so we can continue to have peace and quiet.

-Businesses will be hurt, because all those christians will pack up and move away instead of staying and accepting that other people have rights.  Just like all those other states where that didn't happen.

-Children will be told by The Homosexual Agenda™ that being gay is superior to being straight, and be sexually confused by the child-molesting gay army of evangelical gay missionaries.

*damn dirty libtards
**slavery
/insert predictable joke about "gay missionary"
 
2013-05-14 08:48:44 AM

nmrsnr: And once again, Nate Silver is a wizard.

He put forward a model in 2009 for which year each state would no longer support banning gay marriage. For Minnesota? 2013.


And yet, Wisconsin shows that it will turn in 2012, but it's headed further into the abyss.  In fact, in 2006 a Constitutional Amendment was passed banning gay marriage, so by 2012 that would have been a miraculous feat to get that passed by 2/3 majority in two consecutive sessions supporting gay marriage after the people voted to ban gay marriage only a few years before.
 
2013-05-14 09:09:35 AM
Proud of my state, and my representative who voted for gay marriage even though he comes from a very bigoted district and may have lost any chance at re-election.
 
2013-05-14 09:13:29 AM

Girl From The North Country: It is so hard to believe that less than 6 months ago a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality was at risk of passing. Now, only 6 months later equality, not discrimination, is the law. This could not be any sweeter because this never would have happened at this time if the derpers hadn't tried to push that crap through in the last election. I am basking in the fabulousness of how this all transpired. Gold....pure gold.


Minnesotan's are quite libertarian really and they are extremely passive aggressive.  Piss them off and feel their wrath.  I had a feeling that when the representatives from the white racists districts put that shiat on the ballot for an amendment that it would turn around and bite them in their ass. It showed the rest of us just how discriminated they are in our state.
 
2013-05-14 09:16:27 AM

xria: With all the crap that Bachmann actually says and does, imputing homosexuality onto her husband seems fairly lame and juvenile. In fact by bringing down the discussion to potentially homophobic ad hominem it seems like it is designed to protect her from more meaningful attacks on her actual politics and record.


You do realize that Mr. Bachmann is a self-proclaimed gay man that was saved by Jesus.......she's used it as a campaign ploy before in her anti-gay rhetoric.
 
2013-05-14 10:01:07 AM

jake3988: Providing some of the most heated rhetoric of the debate, Hall said, "People say, 'Don't you want to be on the right side of history?' The truth is I'm more concerned about being on the right side of eternity."
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Considering this is what most christians believe, I'd rather party in hell.


Most Americans are Christian.
Most Americans support marriage equality.
You may be mistakenly equating "most Christians" with "most outspoken conservative evangelicals".
 
2013-05-14 10:16:04 AM
Legal marijuana; legal gay marriage; President is a black dude...wonder if there are statistics for an increase in sheer heart attacks lately?
 
2013-05-14 10:33:04 AM

jvl: Questioning the masculinity of anti-gay marriage folks is not a sensible way of supporting gay marriage.


So either you're just messing with us, or this is the first time you've ever heard anything about Marcus Bachmann. The dude doth protest too much.
 
2013-05-14 11:50:05 AM

h0tsauce: jake3988: Providing some of the most heated rhetoric of the debate, Hall said, "People say, 'Don't you want to be on the right side of history?' The truth is I'm more concerned about being on the right side of eternity."
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Considering this is what most christians believe, I'd rather party in hell.

Most Americans are Christian.
Most Americans support marriage equality.
You may be mistakenly equating "most Christians" with "most outspoken conservative evangelicals".


Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago makes an interesting point about why most Catholics are ok with gay marriage but why most evangelical protestants do not:

Panel Discussion on Gay Marriage
 
2013-05-14 11:56:11 AM

the_foo: jvl: Questioning the masculinity of anti-gay marriage folks is not a sensible way of supporting gay marriage.

So either you're just messing with us, or this is the first time you've ever heard anything about Marcus Bachmann. The dude doth protest too much.


Given his behavior in this thread, I'd say pedantic concern troll.
 
2013-05-14 11:57:16 AM

vygramul: h0tsauce: jake3988: Providing some of the most heated rhetoric of the debate, Hall said, "People say, 'Don't you want to be on the right side of history?' The truth is I'm more concerned about being on the right side of eternity."
=============================================

Considering this is what most christians believe, I'd rather party in hell.

Most Americans are Christian.
Most Americans support marriage equality.
You may be mistakenly equating "most Christians" with "most outspoken conservative evangelicals".

Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago makes an interesting point about why most Catholics are ok with gay marriage but why most evangelical protestants do not:

Panel Discussion on Gay Marriage


The relevant point starts at about 35:00.
 
2013-05-14 01:48:19 PM

mpirooz: aerojockey: mpirooz: "I stand here, quite honestly, more uncertain of my future in this place than I ever have, but when I walk out of this chamber today ... I will be on the side of liberty," Petersen said.

Petersen is a Republican. Let that sink in for a while.

Because all Republicans mindless robots who are only programmed to obey directives from their party leaders and have no will of their own, amirite?

No, because that's just stupid. But it happens so rarely that it is quite surprising and relieving. Is that okay?


No.  This is not something remotely rare enough that you need to let it "sink in".  That's ridiculous.

I've read about at least a half a dozen Republicans, including some notables and a few still serving, that came out in favor of gay marriage and even more than came out in favor of gay marriage.  Senators Rob Portman and Mark Kirk said they supported it months ago.  And it was a Republican group that brought about the injunction that stopped DADT.

You think it's rare because you want it to be rare, not because it is.  (Which is not to say it's common, either.  I mean, let's not get carried away.  But if you need to let it "sink in" you're not paying attention.)
 
2013-05-14 02:00:48 PM

aerojockey: I've read about at least a half a dozen Republicans, including some notables and a few still serving, that came out in favor of gay marriage


6. A few still serving.

Out of 282 in the House and Senate, not to mention state houses and governors around the country.

And it's not rare?
 
2013-05-14 03:34:13 PM

RandomRandom: Marcus Bachman really is gay. He's as gay as gay can be gay. He's Oscar Wilde gay.


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2013-05-14 07:28:32 PM

vygramul: aerojockey: I've read about at least a half a dozen Republicans, including some notables and a few still serving, that came out in favor of gay marriage

6. A few still serving.

Out of 282 in the House and Senate, not to mention state houses and governors around the country.

And it's not rare?


6/282 is 2%.  2% isn't rare, no.  Certainly not even close to being rare enough to need time to let something sink in.  It is uncommon, yes.  State houses are generally irrelevant newswise; they are rarely important enough to warrant a national news story when one does something like come out in favor of gay marriage.  There can be (and probably are, though I do not know for sure) dozens of Republican state legislators on record as supporting it, and we might never hear of it.
 
2013-05-14 09:51:06 PM
Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.


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2013-05-14 09:53:25 PM
From another article: Bachmann later released a statement, saying she was "disappointed" that the legislation had passed and arguing that it "denies religious liberty to people who believe in traditional marriage and who do not want to be forced to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs."

Remember, folks, it's okay to deny people their rights so so long as religious people don't feel offended, and two people of the same sex getting married forces people to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs.
 
2013-05-14 09:54:59 PM

icam: From another article: Bachmann later released a statement, saying she was "disappointed" that the legislation had passed and arguing that it "denies religious liberty to people who believe in traditional marriage and who do not want to be forced to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs."

Remember, folks, it's okay to deny people their rights so so long as religious people don't feel offended, and two people of the same sex getting married forces people to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs.


FTFM so I don't violate any Farkers' conscience and sincerely held rules of posting beliefs
 
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2013-05-14 11:28:15 PM

jvl: Almost Everybody Poops: California, which famously voted for President Obama and High-Speed Rail while voting to ban gay marriage...


I'm from California, the land of Prop 13, the election and recall of Gray Davis, of Nixon and Reagan and hippies and Issa, and yes, actually voting for High-Speed Rail. As Molly Ivins observed, wherever she went in this country, people would tell her that their local politics is the weirdest, craziest politics in the whole nation, and they'd be right every time.
 
2013-05-15 12:16:19 AM

icam: From another article: Bachmann later released a statement, saying she was "disappointed" that the legislation had passed and arguing that it "denies religious liberty to people who believe in traditional marriage and who do not want to be forced to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs."

Remember, folks, it's okay to deny people their rights so so long as religious people don't feel offended, and two people of the same sex getting married forces people to violate their conscience and sincerely held religious beliefs.


Re: the part I bolded: THEN DON'T GET GAY MARRIED.
 
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