User Profile: HarryPotter

HarryPotter

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • [-8] July 30, 2014 at 5:55pm

    … A hateful Christian…. A judgemental Christian…. A bigoted Christian….etc.

    Perhaps you should be concerned with YOUR worth as a Christian, and not others.

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  • [-1] July 25, 2014 at 5:12pm

    And this also fails to bring into account why anyone should try and change. Why not be gay, even if it was possible to change? I hope (but doubt) you are advocating “conversion therapy” which not only doesn’t work, but is dangerous and actively harms people. I know a couple people who have been through it, and it makes me extremely angry that their parents, who are supposed to live and protect then, would subject them to that torture. There is no reason to even try to change, there is nothing wrong with being gay.

    Anyway, I am done with this thread. Respond if you wish, but I won’t be back.

  • [-1] July 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

    Sleazy:
    Sure, there are people who claim to have changed and are no longer gay. Do you know what happens to this people a few months or years later? They come back, and say they were lying and never actually changed, or they are caught with a same-sex lover. In the 1960s, if black people could lie, and say they were white, and suddenly be treated like white people, how many do you think would do it? Gay people feel pressure from society I’m not sure you can properly understand having never been exposed to it. Read through the comments on here, and see what gay people are exposed to every day. You have families that disown gay children, friends that abandon gay people for coming out, people screaming on street corners that all gays are going to hell. Plenty of people will lie to fit in, or to make their family and friends happy. But lying will not change who they are. I lied about being gay for years, until I finally realized I would never be happy until I could be honest about who I am, and try to have a relationship with someone I am actually attracted to.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 1:55pm

    Gerry,
    So you support the redefining to allow interracial marriage, but hate the redefining to allow gay marriage? Makes sense. Actually, no it doesn’t. And being gay isn’t an action. Getting married is an action. And children cannot consent to marriage.

  • July 25, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Armed:
    Um, gays don’t (and don’t want to) run or destroy scouts. They want gay youth to have the same opportunity to be a part of such a great organization, and want gay parents to be able to be involved to help lead their kids.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 1:49pm

    Mikeil:
    Exactly. Thank you. And the sooner we get equality, the sooner this will cease to be news.

    Tein:
    Gay couples can and do have and raise children. Studies even show that children raised by gay couple fare equally as well or better than their peers. Gay couples can have children through a surrogate, or adopt, like any infertile or elderly couple. And check the Supreme Court case of Loving v Virginia. They declared marriage to be a civil right in that case, and several cases after it.

  • [-2] July 25, 2014 at 1:31pm

    Frog:
    Actually, I would have no problem if the government stopped recognizing all marriages. That would still be equality, gay marriage would still exist in churches though. But what he is saying is that marriage is a right (as declared by the Supreme Court case Loving v Virginia) and it should be nationwide, but he is only a representative for one state, so his state should embrace equality. As for child marriage, consent is required. Children are not mentally, psychologically or physically prepared for marriage, and will not fully grasp the full meaning of it. As for incest or polygamy, I see no constitutional reason to ban then, you’d just need to redo the laws to make sense with polygamy in mind, and find a way to stop incestuous couples from birthing children, as they would likely be born with defects, and that would harm the children.

  • July 25, 2014 at 1:24pm

    Armed:
    I do get it actually. It was violence that happened to be with a gun. So gun violence. And yes, by a nut. I’m not advocating taking anyone’s guns away (except maybe the nuts) but we can’t pretend it wasn’t gun violence.

  • [3] July 25, 2014 at 1:17pm

    However, as a gay man, I DO care about gay marriage. There are other important things to focus on, but equal rights should always be a major focus of ours.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 1:10pm

    Neither does gay marriage. Sex can though, both gay and straight sex. But AIDS is most frequently spread mother to child worldwide.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Hey! What’s wrong with Harry Potter?

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  • [-2] July 25, 2014 at 1:01pm

    LOL. Tell that to all my gay friends who are married, and to all the victims of Columbine, Sandy Hook, etc.

  • [1] July 25, 2014 at 12:59pm

    Texas:
    Trends haven’t shifted as quickly in the past, but today the world is much more connected. Facebook and Twitter and 24 hour news and internet in General allows everyone to be in touch much more. America is seeing gay people, and realizing that we are just like everyone else.

  • July 25, 2014 at 12:55pm

    Bigot.

  • [9] July 25, 2014 at 12:51pm

    50 years ago, they said the same thing about interracial marriage.

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  • [8] July 25, 2014 at 12:49pm

    Good for him! This is not a betrayal at all. He is supporting the American people. ALL of them, not just the straight ones now.

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  • [-2] July 25, 2014 at 12:43pm

    Sleazy:
    The biggest problem with your argument is that you equate sexual activity to sexual orientation. I could have sex with a woman, but that wouldn’t make me straight. Sexual orientation is about attraction. The physical, spiritual, mental, psychological attraction that draws you to someone else. I would agree, that too much sex (especially meaningless sex with random partners) can be detrimental, habit forming, and bad for you in general. But this is no different for straight or gay sex. I could paint myself black, and say I’m African American. But I wouldn’t actually be. I could have sex with a woman and claim to be straight, but I wouldn’t actually be. I could wear big shoes and claim to be tall, but I wouldn’t actually be. Is this making more sense to you now?

  • [-1] July 25, 2014 at 2:22am

    Watching:
    Ok, I respect that you seem to be trying to make your point politely and to not offend, and I appreciate that. I recognize that you are not trying to anger or antagonize, but to state your point. Thank you for that.

    But seriously? Please try to look at this from a neutral perspective. You saw all of the scientific rebuttals to that study, and they are all saying the same thing. That should tell you something. And Regnerus stands by the unscientific study he made. Shocking. Tell me, if a study came out saying that drinking water was bad for you, but then was discredited as an unscientific study, and then 50 other studies came out showing that drinking water is really good for you, what would you believe? Which side would you trust?

    You see, that’s the good thing about science. It doesn’t matter what you believe or what your political party is, science is always the same.

  • July 25, 2014 at 12:12am

    If that’s true, then I apologize. The post got a bit confusing with another Harry in there. Haha

  • [-4] July 24, 2014 at 9:20pm

    Sleazy:
    What really amused me is that you spent 3 very long posts trying to counter something that I never even said. And then you just ignored my whole argument and challenge. And here I thought you were different from the rest of the blaze commenters. Please, re-read my last post, and try again.

    Also, you said in the end that animals are not humans and don’t have sexual orientation (true) but then end by saying that penguins show that it’s possible to be ex-gay. LOL.

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