"God Hates Gays"

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22 Jun 2011 08:49 #39876 by Gaia Chi
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at the end of the day i bet there are straight people out there that get up to some freaky things that would make a gay person blush :S

i personally don't care what people do behind closed doors, i only care about their interactions with people outside of the bedroom...

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22 Jun 2011 11:00 #39880 by daystar
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My apology to Master Jestor on my assumption earlier. This topic is very troubling for me. My tolerance with trying to understand "their" belief is very tired. I would like to be the bigger person and just let them carry on, but my anger is strong, and my patience weak. I rant to get it out, read it then delete it, not to offend the true followers of "god". I seem to fight evil with evil,to hurt them as they do me. A trait very unbecoming of a Jedi. My apologies to the members on this thread.


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22 Jun 2011 11:40 #39882 by Sapadu
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'Oi, Lock! What'chya reading, nya?' Kakeru asked as James scanned the discussion. Jack let him and didn't stop Kakeru or Akitaro crowding in, either -- she was too tired.

'It might be a bit self-serving of me to say this, but it's kinda nice to see a long discussion on religion and homosexuality, and absolutely NO comments along the lines of 'OMFG, ur goig 2 hell, u f@g ur so stupid fk u k?' I mean -- not ONE.' James answered, scrolling down the page.

'It's the website for the Jedi Order, Rock-baka-chan!' Akitaro smacked James upside the head, 'If anyone used that kind of language or atrocious grammar, the mods would kick them off.'

'But there's not even well-written and politely phrased nastiness on this board. I'm just noticing that it's kinda nice to have such a hotly debated topic in a discussion thread, and not a single hateful comment TOWARDS gay people.'

"I know -- it's like there's finally a place where you and Akitaro can get it on and not have to put up with harassment." Jack muttered, voice heavy with both sleep and sarcasm, "Oh, wait... except for your jobs, homes, and pretty much everywhere in your story..."

James gave Jack a nasty look.

'Just saying it's really telling of the Order as a whole if everybody here just jumps on with the 'What are these people so hateful about?' wagon, without even a second thought.' James paused, 'Wonder if any of them have done anything for the It Gets Better project.'

Jack shrugged, eyes still closed.

"Wouldn't surprise me. And if everyone here immediately jumps to the defense of acceptance and human rights, I'd bet they'd do something to take a stand." She answered.

James straightened.

'Gotta admit, it does do a good bit to restore my faith in humanity.' He shot Akitaro a look, 'Y'know, after the obvious.' Uncharacteristically, Akitaro didn't snap back, but just turned an interesting shade of pink.

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22 Jun 2011 12:28 - 22 Jun 2011 12:47 #39883 by ukiyokaze
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I look at the WBC and see very little to do with actual "practical" homophobia, and a quite a lot to do with a desperate, infantile desire for attention at any cost.

A few points on Christianity and homophobia in general: Many historians and scholars assert that Gnostics (whom some now view as the true "Early Christians") often regarded the "God" of the Old Testament as a false and evil deity bent on the enslavement and psychological torture of humanity (and some also rejected Paul of Tarsus). The Nicene Creed is where Judaic scripture was adopted into the canon of Christian liturgy and subsequently most Gnostic sects (some of whom, such as the Simonians, also viewed all love and human intimacy as perfect love) were declared heretical and exterminated. Later revisions of scripture are thought to have edited out even more of the Gnostic elements in favor of the Judaic view. My reason for bringing this up is to say that the idea that Christianty equals Homophobia does not hold up based on current understanding of Christian history.

Also it has been posited that modern homophobia in the west is not the product of religion at all, but rather the legacy of early psychiatric beliefs and practices which prevailed for much of twentieth century (remember that homosexuality was considered a mental illness for which one could be institutionalized and endure all manner of "iatrogenic" tortures right up until the early seventies)

Another thing to keep in mind is that hostility often arises out of fear. Those who react with animosity towards homosexuality are often acting out of fear of something - variously including a fear of anything that doesn't adhere to a simplified conception of human reality, a fear of "anarchy" as they percieve it, or (I suspect quite often) a fear or jealousy of "uncontrollable" and mysterious passions within others or even within themselves.

It is for these reasons that I personally don't feel especially threatened by those modern Christians who embrace such hatred. To me, they represent a part of the world that is burning itself away. They may have some limited influence over the possibilities that homosexuals have in life, but ultimately, hatred has many faces and misappropriated religion is only one of them. The minute I turn off the TV or turn away from other media, ther is no such unpleasantness pouring into my world. Having accepted that this culture is a hostile thing in general and that that's something that I cannot change, I feel relatively at peace with it in that regard.

Besides that, if you think being Gay is scary, try telling a room full of people you're a jedi and see what kind of reactions you get :P
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29 Jun 2011 21:34 #40052 by Cynthia
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Daystar, please understand that not all of "us" want to try to change you or convert you. I am a Christian and I do not think less of those who don't believe in God. We all have our own beliefs, and I am very much fine with that. I am a private person (generally) with my beliefs, so I don't go about trying to preach, or "convert 'nonbelievers'". :) And note not all of us are like the WBC, actually very few of us are, most christians distance themselves from those people due to their extreme beliefs. They are the sort that give us a bad rep.;)

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29 Jun 2011 23:23 #40053 by War Beauty
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I am very torn about this group when it comes to my opinion.

As a Jedi, i do not wish them ill or judge them. While i do not agree with their messages, their methods are peaceful enough that i pay them no mind.

As a Marine....i want to run them over with my car and blow up their church for the serious disrespect they show us.

And so the battle rages. But until the Marine in me outweighs the Jedi and christian in me I will let them be.

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29 Jun 2011 23:55 - 29 Jun 2011 23:57 #40054 by Jestor
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I think daystar's "these people" comment was aimed at the WBC....

Not believers of God.....


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30 Jun 2011 03:55 #40056 by Akkarin
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Funny how God's opinion is so often the same as one's own...

This is what I was talking about with the 'Will of The Force' post.

It is easy to justify your beliefs if you call them the result of someone or something else.

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30 Jun 2011 19:45 #40069 by RyuJin
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in the words of Ron White....homophobia is a wasted emotion....what 2 people do within the privacy of their home is their own business...who is anyone to tell others what they can or can't feel for someone. ..morality is subject to both region and individuals...personally it should only be subject to an individual and not region because you then have people telling others what they can or can't do...there are many rules and regulations within society that i do not agree with, yet am forced to abide by because they have the backing of the law....and for any that have never been incarcerated it sux...i mean really sux...most modern societies are governed by the "moral majority" which in the u.s. is a bit of a contradiction to the constitution since it provides for separation of church and state...as long as religion (christianity in most cases) is tightly woven with politics everyone will have to "tow the line" so to speak... it's unfortunate...

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01 Jul 2011 01:40 #40082 by Sapadu
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"Ha ha."

'What's so funny, Miss Author?' James asked Jack, whom was going through pages on old American Revolution texts.

"What's funny is that there are people who consistently insist that America was founded on the Bible, but they either don't know or don't listen to the words of our own founding fathers." Jack said, bringing up the two pages she had in mind, "These are quotes from letters -- and I'm NOT making this up -- letters from Thomas Jefferson. Thomas. FRICKIN'! Jefferson! To Horatio Spafford and Dr. Thomas Cooper, respectively: "In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own." And his letter to Dr. Cooper is basically a long rant about how England had the church and state so closely intertwined that it only caused them problems. He would NEVER have agreed to that -- that's why the original writers of the Constitution made a specific amendment of the separation of the church and state."

James blinked.

"So, all in all, it's pretty ridiculous to find people who claim that we need to base our laws on stuff from the Bible when that was the polar opposite intent of the founding fathers of America, itself."

'Huh. I didn't know that.'

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