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(Salon)   Arkansas school that banned gay student's coming out story in yearbook relents to public pressure. Ha, just kidding, they doubled down and banned other students from mentioning his coming out story   (salon.com) divider line 73
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2014-03-19 01:22:59 PM  
8 votes:
A yearbook is no place for coming of age stories.  You want to share stories of your personal growth and finding peace with who you are,  write it on your crappy blog.
2014-03-19 03:22:29 PM  
6 votes:

ReverendJynxed: Your coming out has nothing to do with school. I don't care if you made it with your first girl, boy, dog, or cat. Your sexual orientation doesn't belong in a yearbook. Stop pushing your agenda.


Which is why yearbooks NEVER show pictures of school dances or other events where couples might be displaying affection towards each other.
2014-03-19 03:23:21 PM  
4 votes:

kroonermanblack: I'm not interested enough to read the original story or this one. Is there any chance, and I know this is stupid, that the school didn't want the yearbook politicized? They wouldn't let a straight male write 'banging biatches is awesome' or anything of a similar bent, would they? The yearbook is a place for empty faux philosophical thoughts, not real shiat.


Why do you think his story was going to say something like  "I love having guys suck my rock-hard cock until I cum in their mouth"?

ReverendJynxed: Your coming out has nothing to do with school. I don't care if you made it with your first girl, boy, dog, or cat. Your sexual orientation doesn't belong in a yearbook. Stop pushing your agenda.


Does the yearbook include pictures of guys dancing with girls at prom or homecoming? Does the yearbook include who won class awards like "cutest couple"? Does the yearbook include shout-outs to opposite-gender significant others? Congratulations, sexual orientation is already a part of the yearbook!
2014-03-19 03:21:50 PM  
4 votes:

umad: If a yearbook isn't the proper place to discuss your proclivities in the bedroom, then I don't know where is.


How much gay porn do you whack to on a daily basis?

I only ask because those who seek to fetishize sexual orientation and make it strictly about sexual intercourse tend to be the most closeted, sexually deviant individuals you're likely to meet.
2014-03-19 03:15:11 PM  
4 votes:
I feel sorry for the gay kids that were unlucky enough to be born in Arkansas or any other of our theocratic states.
2014-03-19 03:11:52 PM  
4 votes:
It's funny watching bigots squirm and try to explain how they're not really bigots...
2014-03-19 01:16:53 PM  
4 votes:
"I personally I do not think there's a risk of that because everyone in the school already knows. It's not a secret," Bruner told KLRT. "He did come out last year and he did it over a social networking site so everyone knows already, and the story, like I said, is talking about how accepting everyone has been toward him."

That's why the school is so threatened by it.
2014-03-19 04:05:49 PM  
3 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: One look at the kid, and I feel like he might be gay.  That's a suspicion, or a guess.  He just looks like he might be to me.  That's fine.  But he wants to tell his story of discovering his gayness.  And that doesn't have any place in the yearbook any more than the time I learned I didn't like anal sex, or the weird kid who is into furry porn and culture went to his first party dressed in a $600 fox costume.


If someone saying "I'm gay" makes you involuntarily think about all sort of sexual acts, then maybe you're the one with a bit a sexual obsession.
2014-03-19 03:36:02 PM  
3 votes:
I think its very sweet that the students have been so supportive. I can't imagine that being the case had he come out even 10 years ago. It's pretty amazing to see how things have changed in just a few years, even if the school doesn't "get" it.
2014-03-19 03:02:56 PM  
3 votes:
So if I'm reading this correctly...

School: We cannot include it because it may negatively affect other students and could lead to the student being bullied.

Students: We all know, we support him and think it's an important lesson. You're the only ones being bullies.

School: WHARGARBBLLL
2014-03-19 03:00:35 PM  
3 votes:
I'm not interested enough to read the original story or this one. Is there any chance, and I know this is stupid, that the school didn't want the yearbook politicized? They wouldn't let a straight male write 'banging biatches is awesome' or anything of a similar bent, would they? The yearbook is a place for empty faux philosophical thoughts, not real shiat.
2014-03-20 12:07:06 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-03-19 08:40:23 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: scottydoesntknow: Fark_Guy_Rob: scottydoesntknow: Fark_Guy_Rob: And there is a big difference between there are gay people and 'I am gay'.

LOLWUT?

And I liked how you ignored my whole sentence about this actually being an inspiration and reassurance to other gay kids that being gay is not wrong or bad.

The same can be true of ANY sexual activity.  Pegging isn't very accepted in our society.  If I wrote an article for my yearbook about how my GF and I totally got into pegging and how when we told people we were nervous, but everyone supported us.  And it's totally cool.

That could really make other dudes who enjoy being pegged feel better.  I'm totally cool with pretty much any sexual activity - so if pegging is your thing - that's awesome.  There is nothing wrong or bad about it.

But you should seek that reassurance somewhere besides your high school year book.  I agree, 100% there is nothing wrong with being gay or straight or bi or bi-curious or anything else.

You aren't born pegging, so stop that. You're still straight, and you have a fetish for pegging. Two completely different things, and comparing the two as similar is farking stupid at the very least.

LOTS of people with fetishes claim to be born with them.  Who are you or I to argue?  If a gay person tells me they were born gay, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.  The one true chubby chaser I know says he was *always* sexually attracted to large women, for as long as he can remember.  He believes he was born that way.

There isn't nearly enough medical understanding to conclude that someone wasn't born with a fetish.  There is also a lot of conflicting evidence as to whether or not people are born gay or straight - like identical twins where only one is gay.  So, while you've presented it as a fact, it isn't universally accepted as such.

Unless you can prove one is by birth and one isn't, I believe it is a completely valid comparison.


Comparing one's inborn sexual orientation such as straight/gay to fetishes is just plain ridiculous. It's the tired old "slippery slope" argument and therefore invalid. You may as well say that since you were born liking women in a sexual way, that someone else could just as easily be born liking hedgehogs in a sexual way. I mean, they're both sexual, right? Oh, but you weren't thinking of the straight persuasion when you made this argument, were you? This "logic" fails just as soundly as the standard conservative "Well if two men can get married then why can't a man marry a dog" argument. It's not only ridiculous, it's extremely insulting to people who have done nothing wrong to anyone and don't deserve this kind of lumping in with oddities.
2014-03-19 07:34:55 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Not wanting something in a YEARBOOK being sold to 15 year olds is NOT the same as not wanting to see it or not wanting it to exist.


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15 year-olds SHOULD already know gay people exist. It's the world we live in now. Get over it. If anything, his story could reassure other kids that being gay is not a bad thing.

Or as Louis CK said:

www.blogactive.com
2014-03-19 07:12:53 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: If someone says 'I am gay' it means they WANT to have sexual activities with members of the same sex.


It can also mean they want to have a loving relationship with someone of the same sex.

Has all your sexual experiences only been with hookers or something? Because you have a fuking warped view of what a relationship with a significant other is about.
2014-03-19 06:13:51 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: UrukHaiGuyz: Fark_Guy_Rob: Sex is taboo in our society.

It's not about sex. If you can't grasp that much, there's not much point continuing this debate. Also....no. False. It's taboo among social conservatives, not that that's relevant because it's NOT ABOUT SEX.

/have a nice day

Please explain to me how someone's SEXUAL identify is not about sex.

What do you think it means to be gay or straight or lesbian or bisexual?  Those are SEXUAL PREFERENCES.  It conveys what things you like to have sex with.

How can what you like to have sex with not be about sex?


Do you think little girls fantasizing about marriage is about sex? If so, why? Human sexuality and sexual preference is much more complex than "Bone: yes or no". It's a part of identity, and informs the entire way someone interacts with society and their peers, for obvious historical and cultural reasons, much like race or religion would.
2014-03-19 05:42:24 PM  
2 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: "Coming Out" is so stupid.

Do other people announce "I cannot lie any more. I love P**sy!"


What amazes me most is that, after all this time, there are people still making these same, idiotic comments and asking the same, no-comparison questions.

We'll try again, though, just in case you're one of the 4400:

You cannot "come out" as the status quo. You cannot "come out" as what everyone pretty much expected you to be. When you are the norm, you cannot "come out".

How farking hard is that to figure out?
2014-03-19 05:14:01 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: sexual coming of age tale


I know you keep pretending this is a some story about him getting an erection in the men's locker room while another boy covertly smiles at him, but I'm guessing that's just wishful thinking on your part.

/A story talking about how glad he was that his classmates were accepting of him when he came out is not quite like a "sexual coming of age tale".
2014-03-19 03:30:50 PM  
2 votes:
Stating your sexual orientation is about as salacious as stating your religion. Stupid Puritans freaking out over every damn thing. Grow up.
2014-03-19 03:16:13 PM  
2 votes:
Your coming out has nothing to do with school. I don't care if you made it with your first girl, boy, dog, or cat. Your sexual orientation doesn't belong in a yearbook. Stop pushing your agenda.
2014-03-19 03:11:32 PM  
2 votes:

kroonermanblack: I'm not interested enough to read the original story or this one. Is there any chance, and I know this is stupid, that the school didn't want the yearbook politicized? They wouldn't let a straight male write 'banging biatches is awesome' or anything of a similar bent, would they? The yearbook is a place for empty faux philosophical thoughts, not real shiat.


I don't know what his coming out story said, but I'm guessing there's not a lot of "since I came out, I'm getting more cock than a henhouse" in it.

What if it was a foreign student's story of being the new kid at the school and how accepting everyone was of him/her? Would THAT story be banned as well?
2014-03-19 03:05:28 PM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Personally - I don't think anyone's sexual preferences are appropriate for a high school year book....


So, no pics of Homecoming king and queen or prom couples, eh?
2014-03-19 03:00:27 PM  
2 votes:
Personally - I don't think anyone's sexual preferences are appropriate for a high school year book....

'I'll never forget the first time I found robot-bondage-gangbang porn.  Class of 2015 FTW!'
2014-03-19 02:38:31 PM  
2 votes:

EvilEgg: hardinparamedic: Marcus Aurelius: That's quite a lesson they're teaching there.

You're the real monster, Sir.

How dare you be intolerant of the rights of those school administrators to be intolerant of others. How dare you stifle their first Amendment rights, Sir.

Yes, what about the Christians who don't want that kind of filth in their yearbook?


Umm, grow up? Probably should've sent your crotch fruit to private school if you don't want them to be exposed to different people.
2014-03-19 01:53:13 PM  
2 votes:
Something about Streissand applies here.
2014-03-19 01:33:42 PM  
2 votes:
That's quite a lesson they're teaching there.
2014-03-20 04:31:20 PM  
1 votes:

EdNortonsTwin: Other than?  No, but the Gay Irish Vet banner = look at me I'm a gay attention whore.


So the banners that say "Irish Catholics"  Aare Catholic attention whores, amiright?

So the "Irish Women's League" Are women attention whores, amiright?

So the "NYC Police department" are attention whores?

Seem like you chose only one thing there to call people attention whores.  I wonder why?
2014-03-20 09:01:15 AM  
1 votes:
I'm sure even without seeing TFA the most sexual content of the kid's entry is "I'm gay", and the rest of it is droning on about how happy he is that his school years weren't turned into a living hell for admitting it. That's not even promoting, it's saying more about the OTHER students than himself.

The point of his blurb is not "I'm a barely-legal cum dumpster that'll do anything so call me."
2014-03-19 10:40:05 PM  
1 votes:

JuggleGeek: someonelse: This really isn't hard to fathom if your brain didn't calcify during the Eisenhower era. Students write a little something about themselves and their HS experience. It's not that hard to wrap your head around. These aren't toddlers we're talking about, they're young adults. Just a stone's throw from being able to serve in the military. A "coming out as gay" essay is nothing shocking. Not to this generation.

Students are writing essays that get published in their yearbooks?

I guess what I'm trying to figure out is what kind of thing normally gets written.  What is it usually about, and how long is it?  Is it a one or two sentence thing?  Is it, as you just stated, an essay?

They didn't do this when I was in school, and they didn't do it when my kids were in school.   I don't care if you're gay.  I don't really understand why so many gays seem to feel that they have to make a big deal out of it, but I really don't care, and I'm in favor of gay marriage.  My question isn't about gays, it's about people writing "their story" in yearbooks.


Hey, Old Man River, maybe you didn't notice but yearbooks are twice the size of the phonebooks you and your Old Man River classmates used to get in the "mail".

They write essays and thesis on how the world has changed (and for the better) since you old pieces of shiat died off.

They talk about the Twilight Saga, and the new guy playing Batman, and such like that.

You don't get it, old man.
2014-03-19 07:56:10 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: scottydoesntknow: Fark_Guy_Rob: And there is a big difference between there are gay people and 'I am gay'.

LOLWUT?

And I liked how you ignored my whole sentence about this actually being an inspiration and reassurance to other gay kids that being gay is not wrong or bad.

The same can be true of ANY sexual activity.  Pegging isn't very accepted in our society.  If I wrote an article for my yearbook about how my GF and I totally got into pegging and how when we told people we were nervous, but everyone supported us.  And it's totally cool.

That could really make other dudes who enjoy being pegged feel better.  I'm totally cool with pretty much any sexual activity - so if pegging is your thing - that's awesome.  There is nothing wrong or bad about it.

But you should seek that reassurance somewhere besides your high school year book.  I agree, 100% there is nothing wrong with being gay or straight or bi or bi-curious or anything else.


You aren't born pegging, so stop that. You're still straight, and you have a fetish for pegging. Two completely different things, and comparing the two as similar is farking stupid at the very least.
2014-03-19 07:22:03 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: Fark_Guy_Rob: If someone says 'I am gay' it means they WANT to have sexual activities with members of the same sex.

It can also mean they want to have a loving relationship with someone of the same sex.

Has all your sexual experiences only been with hookers or something? Because you have a fuking warped view of what a relationship with a significant other is about.


1.)  Go to www.Google.com
2.)  type 'define: gay'
3.)  Realize we are clearing talking about 'homosexual' - click that link
4.)  Read:

adjective: homosexual
sexually attracted to people of one's own sex.
* involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of the same sex.
"homosexual desire"

noun: homosexual; plural noun: homosexuals
a person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex.

synonyms:    gay, lesbian, gay person, lesbigay; More
antonyms:    heterosexual, straight

----------------------
That's what the word means.  If you want a non-sexual relationship with a dude, then it doesn't make you gay.  You might be gay or straight or bi or asexual - a non-sexual relationship has NO impact.  Because being gay/straight/bi is about sexual attraction.
2014-03-19 07:18:27 PM  
1 votes:
And here we see an example of arguably the most hilarious kind of bigotry.

"I have nothing against gay people, but I nonetheless object to them doing things that would be completely unremarkable if done by straight people on the basis of a set of rules that I came up with twelve seconds ago. I will now make a series of increasingly insincere, awkward and outright creepy attempts to convince people that I would apply this set of newly-invented, totally arbitrary restrictions to straight people as well."
2014-03-19 07:08:12 PM  
1 votes:
We're going to have to ban prom photos too because they show couples and that's only about sex.
2014-03-19 07:05:20 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Someone's sexual orientation *IS*, without a doubt, a detail of their sexual life.


That literally cannot be true if someone can have an orientation without every having a sex life. Something cannot be a detail about something that doesn't exist.

Logical fact - your wrong.
2014-03-19 07:01:27 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: If someone says 'I am gay' they are disclosing details of their sexual lives.


Someone can state that they are gay, while they're a virgin.

"I am gay" cannot disclose details about someone's sexual live, if the statement can be made by someone that has never had a sex life.
2014-03-19 06:28:59 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: Fark_Guy_Rob: Please explain to me how someone's SEXUAL identify is not about sex.

When the very sexual identity itself makes them prone to ridicule, scorn, hate, etc.


Lots of sexual identities are not accepted by society.  Half the porn I look at is not generally accepted by society.  And that's fine, I like porn, it's great.  I even like weird porn.  But there is a HUGE spectrum that goes far beyond gay/straight and if you go far enough, you can base your entire culture/identity around that subgroup.  You can TOTALLY make your whole life around any of a near endless number of sexual identities society will make fun of you for.

None of belongs in a yearbook, IMHO.  Everyone has sexual identity and it's a part of them.  And it's great.  And it can be a tiny part of who you are, or it can be a huge part of who you are.  For whatever your sexuality is.  But high school yearbooks, largely targeted at minors, aren't the place for it.
2014-03-19 06:27:53 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: We expect straight people to not disclose details of their sexual lives in yearbooks, and I have the same expectation for gay people.


Well, good thing nothing remotely like that happened in TFA.
2014-03-19 06:23:41 PM  
1 votes:

DrDude: Fark_Guy_Rob: Personally - I don't think anyone's sexual preferences are appropriate for a high school year book....

'I'll never forget the first time I found robot-bondage-gangbang porn.  Class of 2015 FTW!'

So prom pics of straight couples are off limits?


I've already addressed it but, to say again, pictures of people not involved in sexual activity is okay for a yearbook.  Two dudes with arms around each other - that's cool.  Two chicks?  Cool.  A group of five?  That's cool.

You don't know their sexual orientation.  You don't know what sexual activities they like.  That's cool stuff to know, but not appropriate for a yearbook.

A prom pic WITH an article detailing how they are both totally glad they are straight and found their straight identify on prom night, not appropriate.
2014-03-19 06:08:52 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Please explain to me how someone's SEXUAL identify is not about sex.


When the very sexual identity itself makes them prone to ridicule, scorn, hate, etc.
2014-03-19 06:07:29 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: hardinparamedic: Fark_Guy_Rob: It's okay to be gay, I just don't want to see any of your disgusting lifestyle choice. Stop liking things I say I don't like!

See, if you had just said that, it would have saved you a lot of time in this thread.

Except that it's totally wrong.  I'm a big fan of all sorts of sex.  I'm about as open minded about sex as a person can be.


Shut up already, guy.

It doesn't matter what you actually believe or feel about a subject - you must fit in one box or the other during these discussions.

Then, you need to call the people in the other box names and respond to the people in your box so they feel validated that they are in the right box.

So which is it - photo's of gay sex in the yearbook or total abstinence laws?
2014-03-19 05:34:31 PM  
1 votes:
Agent Nick Fury:

How can Arkansas be such a backward piece of intolerance that you were so glad to leave if the story indicates the majority of students support this gay young man - were these students bussed in from another, more accepting area?

Must be, because everyone in a state is exactly the same.  People should not be judged by their sexuality, they should be judged by what state they live in.
2014-03-19 05:27:05 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: It's okay to be gay, I just don't want to see any of your disgusting lifestyle choice. Stop liking things I say I don't like!


See, if you had just said that, it would have saved you a lot of time in this thread.
2014-03-19 05:26:50 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Sex is taboo in our society.


It's not about sex. If you can't grasp that much, there's not much point continuing this debate. Also....no. False. It's taboo among social conservatives, not that that's relevant because it's NOT ABOUT SEX.

/have a nice day
2014-03-19 05:25:10 PM  
1 votes:
"Coming Out" is so stupid.

Do other people announce "I cannot lie any more. I love P**sy!" Or, "I can't hold back anymore, I love Taco Bell?"

No. So, shut up. We don't care ..
2014-03-19 05:24:42 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: There are all sorts of sexual preferences.  Go to any porn site and look at the 'categories' section


You really do have shiat for brains.

Sexual gender preference isn't the same thing as preference for particular sexual acts.
2014-03-19 05:22:16 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: You cannot tell from a picture if someone is boyfriend and girlfriend. You also cannot tell their sexual orientation. Two happy people posing for a picture? I support that being in the yearbook. Regardless of gender, that's fine. Nobody knows if they are gay or straight or bi or attracted to house plants. If they are actively engaged in a sexual activity - making out - grabbing naughty parts etc -..... then it should not be in the yearbook. Again, I don't care if it is a dude and a chick or 2 chicks or 2 dudes. No problem there.


I'm going to a rather fancy wedding this weekend. I will be accompanied by a girl. If the photographer takes a picture of us dancing together at the reception, will your first thought upon looking at that photograph be "oh, those two must just be platonic friends with each other" or "oh, those two must be dating and attracted to each other"? Unless you are truly out of the norm, it will be the latter. Presumptions of heterosexuality are rampant.
2014-03-19 05:20:53 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Race is entirely different than sex.
Sports are entirely different than sex.
Hobbies are entirely different than sex.


Sexual gender preference is entirely different than sex.

One is an in born trait, the other is a physical action.

The kid was talking about the trait, not the action.

What part of that are you too stupid to understand?
2014-03-19 05:15:29 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Race is entirely different than sex.
Sports are entirely different than sex.
Hobbies are entirely different than sex.


Race and sexual preference are both inborn traits that are unchangeable by psychiatric, religious, or medical treatments.

Fark_Guy_Rob: Sex, in our society, isn't just taboo for minors - it's often illegal.  Maybe it should be different, I'm not arguing that our way is the best way....but given our society, I agree with the school, 100%


Because you're an idiot. No one is advocating them going out and having sex. Sexual orientation also determines emotional attachment, not just physical.

Fark_Guy_Rob: Any story about what I like to do with my penis....not appropriate for a yearbook.


That explains so much.
2014-03-19 04:37:44 PM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: But I don't support sharing your coming out story in a yearbook.


Do you support pictures of people with their boyfriends/girlfriends?  Do you support yearbook contests that include things like "Cutest Couple"?  Homecoming Queen & King?  All of these asserts the student's sexuality.

Saying that being gay is somehow more sexual than any of that is simply untrue.  Being gay is a definition of a persons identify, not a sexual act.  You can be gay your whole life and never have sex.
2014-03-19 04:36:38 PM  
1 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: Fark_Guy_Rob: Regardless, yearbooks should be family appropriate and discussions about are generally not considered family appropriate.

Why does "family appropriate" always mean religiously/socially conservative, as though gay people don't also belong to families? Do you see some kind of difference between a gay kid mentioning their boyfriend/girlfriend and a straight kid doing the same? In either case, orientation is implicitly stated.

It shouldn't be a big deal for people without religious or sexual hangups, and even then, they can suck on the First Amendment.


What makes stories like this kid's inspiring, and why these stories  should be in yearbooks, is precisely because being gay - and not being ashamed of simply being oneself despite being gay - is so difficult for a kid to come to terms with. So many kids are driven into denial, unhappiness or even suicide because of people claiming that their basic nature is some kind of abomination or evil. If the fundie farkwits would stop demonizing gay people, there wouldn't be as much adversity to overcome in the first place. I hate to think what the fundies are doing to their own children who happen to be gay. Those are probably the most likely to go the suicide route. Hardly "family friendly," is it?

Yeah, and I'm also sick of the word "family" being used as a fig leaf for uninformed bullying and assholery. All people have families, including (*gasp*) gay people!! I'd be a lot more concerned if my son were like Ralph Reed et al. than if he were gay.
2014-03-19 04:31:21 PM  
1 votes:
Has the purpose of yearbooks changed since I was a kid?  I got my picture and name in my yearbook.  You wanted to write something, you signed your friend's yearbooks and conveyed some shared experience.
2014-03-19 04:07:39 PM  
1 votes:
In case anyone feels like leaving them a mature, thoughtful note, here's the school's contact us form.
2014-03-19 04:07:24 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: The idea of homosexuality being a legitimate expression of human sexuality is not accepted by society. The acceptance of homosexuality is a change that has not yet occurred. Again, the default condition is a rejection of homosexuality
Don't mistake circle-jerkery on a web forum for societal norms. Homosexuality is not accepted. You see, that's why there's all this talk of bigotry and intolerance and hurt feelings. Homosexuality is not accepted.
Sorry to completely overstate the point, but it's a little tiresome to hear all this agitprop about homosexuality having universal approval when it's simply not true.


Or you could, I don't know, read a national poll every now and then that shows acceptance of homosexuality (and gay marriage) is now the majority opinion

content.gallup.com

graphics8.nytimes.com

So those who oppose homosexuality (and gay marriage) are now in the minority.
2014-03-19 04:06:02 PM  
1 votes:
Does the attention-whore, or the precious-snowflake meme apply to GLBT?

Between the yearbook and the St.Patrick's parades I'm going to have to lean toward YES.
2014-03-19 04:04:07 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: umad: You're retarded.

And you're uneducated.


To be fair, Bong Hits v. Jesus effectively overturned Tinker, even though they didn't explicitly say so.
2014-03-19 03:56:55 PM  
1 votes:

ReverendJynxed: Your coming out has nothing to do with school. I don't care if you made it with your first girl, boy, dog, or cat. Your sexual orientation doesn't belong in a yearbook. Stop pushing your agenda.


So I can assume you are also pushing to get rid of homecoming kings and queens, right?
2014-03-19 03:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
I detected a conservative dog whistle or two in there, so it looks like the principal is just the run of the mill bigoted conservative "Christian".
2014-03-19 03:38:30 PM  
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Yep, not being able to think or talk about gays without going over how they fark doesn't make you seem sexually aroused by it. Nope, not at all.
2014-03-19 03:38:25 PM  
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Are they also including "I farked the prom queen stories"? No? probably because who you fark has not a g.d. thing to do w/ school.
2014-03-19 03:37:18 PM  
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rkiller1: TheDirtyNacho: rkiller1: TheDirtyNacho: It's funny watching bigots squirm and try to explain how they're not really bigots...

Did we read the same article?  Perhaps the superintendent is a bigot (it's not clear from the piece) but she sure wasn't squirming.  In fact, she doubled-down on her decision, according to the title.


"The superintendent of the school district has responded to calls to reinstate the story by calling censorship "consistent with the mission of our school," while the principal has said that keeping the profile out of the yearbook will prevent bullying."


Ah yes, we're censoring you for your own protection.

And to you that's a bigot humorously squirming?
Um, okay...to each his own.



Yes.  It's some piece of shiat bigot pretending to be saving the children, preventing bullying or whatever.  Not much different than those pieces of shiat in Arizona who tried to legalize discrimination in the name of "religious freedom".

Cognitive dissonance makes them squirm because they don't see themselves as bigots, even though they clearly are.
2014-03-19 03:36:38 PM  
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Bullseyed: Meanwhile a kid got suspended the other day for wearing a pro-second amendment shirt to school, you know, something that actually impacts his life and future, rather than some yearbook crap.

Why do school still sell yearbooks anyway? Isn't that anti-green to waste all that paper? Global warming!


Yeah. I'm gonna stop you there.

He does not have a right to express his "Second Amendment Rights" on school grounds. Not only is it threatening to other students and supportive of a "violent belief", but it's disruptive to the learning environment. So yeah, the school is well within their rights to restrict political speech like that, so sayeth the SCOTUS.

All2morrowsparTs: I think it is because they secretly want what they are having and feel bad about it, since that is all they see when they think of gay guys.


They have to fetishize sexual orientation. Otherwise, they might be forced to come to terms with the emotional feelings they have.
2014-03-19 03:34:11 PM  
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Meanwhile a kid got suspended the other day for wearing a pro-second amendment shirt to school, you know, something that actually impacts his life and future, rather than some yearbook crap.

Why do school still sell yearbooks anyway? Isn't that anti-green to waste all that paper? Global warming!
2014-03-19 03:32:11 PM  
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Serious Black: kroonermanblack: I'm not interested enough to read the original story or this one. Is there any chance, and I know this is stupid, that the school didn't want the yearbook politicized? They wouldn't let a straight male write 'banging biatches is awesome' or anything of a similar bent, would they? The yearbook is a place for empty faux philosophical thoughts, not real shiat.

Why do you think his story was going to say something like  "I love having guys suck my rock-hard cock until I cum in their mouth"?

ReverendJynxed: Your coming out has nothing to do with school. I don't care if you made it with your first girl, boy, dog, or cat. Your sexual orientation doesn't belong in a yearbook. Stop pushing your agenda.


I think it is because they secretly want what they are having and feel bad about it, since that is all they see when they think of gay guys.
2014-03-19 03:30:54 PM  
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EvilEgg: Yes, what about the Christians who don't want that kind of filth in their yearbook?


You're far too obvious, troll.
2014-03-19 03:29:22 PM  
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Fark_Guy_Rob: Personally - I don't think anyone's sexual preferences are appropriate for a high school year book....

'I'll never forget the first time I found robot-bondage-gangbang porn.  Class of 2015 FTW!'


I have to assume this is trolling, but in case it's not:

Homosexuality is a bit more complex, as an identifier, than what goes on in the bedroom.
2014-03-19 03:23:32 PM  
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Fark_Guy_Rob: Personally - I don't think anyone's sexual preferences are appropriate for a high school year book....

'I'll never forget the first time I found robot-bondage-gangbang porn.  Class of 2015 FTW!'


Yet I bet they have a cutest couple, like ours did.  Doesn't that display their sexual preference?
2014-03-19 03:19:19 PM  
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Just like with rural Indiana the best thing you can do is leave Arkansas. Leave. Let it suffer a brain drain just like the rural parts of Indiana. Leave it to dry up and blow in the wind. Move to friendlier states with more accepting laws. Move to the East Coast, West Coast, Canada. Just leave.

You will be so much happier for it.

/I sure am. Left Indiana 18 years ago and the only thing I regret was not leaving there 10 years earlier.
2014-03-19 03:08:10 PM  
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Also I would like to know if they allow religious coming out stories. Any stories involving finding Jesus? What about other religions?

That would be a fun test to run.
2014-03-19 03:05:25 PM  
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victrin: So if I'm reading this correctly...

School: We cannot include it because it may negatively affect other students and could lead to the student being bullied.

Students: We all know, we support him and think it's an important lesson. You're the only ones being bullies.

School: WHARGARBBLLL

Then read his stupid blog.

FTFY
2014-03-19 03:04:41 PM  
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It's a graduating class's chance to leave their mark, in a yearbook, and instead of celebrating moving forward and growing the fark up, you make yourselves as obsolete as the 50s. Well done, administration. Teach those kids a lesson that all experiences and life should be a sterile, static environment. Memories not made or left, instead just one more swinging door of the man and his machine, as we the cogs wend our way through it to the end and ultimate legacy.
2014-03-19 02:53:09 PM  
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EvilEgg: hardinparamedic: Marcus Aurelius: That's quite a lesson they're teaching there.

You're the real monster, Sir.

How dare you be intolerant of the rights of those school administrators to be intolerant of others. How dare you stifle their first Amendment rights, Sir.

Yes, what about the Christians who don't want that kind of filth in their yearbook?


img.fark.net

I don't want any damn Commies in my yearbook!
And no Christians either!
2014-03-19 02:51:32 PM  
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sigdiamond2000: he story, like I said, is talking about how accepting everyone has been toward him."

That's why the school is so threatened by it.


THAT
2014-03-19 02:48:45 PM  
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dj_bigbird: Something about Streissand applies here.


Isn't that always true?
 
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