User Profile: HarryPotter

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  • [-6] August 15, 2016 at 2:58pm

    Spread Christs love by trying to deny them equal rights, and telling them they will go to hell for how they were born. Sorry Rubio, we don’t need that kind of “love”.

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  • [-1] August 12, 2016 at 6:52pm

    Argyle:
    I wish you could see the irony in your post. Some of the things you have ignored: my point about other biblical sins you ignore in favor of seeking out justification for discrimination, my point about equality whether the laws are there or not, and most importantly, how these laws are for every business equally, and have nothing at all to do with religion. You seem completely unable to understand this, and just turn to petty insults to shift the focus. So again, no one is being forced. Christians are not being singled out or discriminated against at all. These laws regulate how businesses serve the public. Business owners agree to all these laws before they can open. They apply to everyone regardless of religion or belief. You don’t get to ignore the law just because you don’t like it, or just because you don’t like gays. If you don’t want to bake a cake for a gay wedding, don’t offer services to bake cakes for weddings. i haven’t heard of any Muslim owned business in America refusing to serve gays, but if they did, the laws would apply equally to them. And your state does have anti-discrimination laws, they are nationwide, but not all states include sexual orientation, again my point in inequality.

  • [-1] August 12, 2016 at 6:10pm

    Argyle:
    How are those laws discriminating against anyone? “Christians” who don’t want to serve gays must follow the laws just like any Muslim, atheist, or anyone else. Again, these laws have nothing to do with religion. These laws, like health laws, have their importance, and they apply to everyone equally, no matter if you want to follow them or not. Regardless of belief. You are trying to play the victim here, but all businesses are being treated the same. Also, I’m amused at how you keep ignoring most of my arguments. Very typical.

    These laws apply to you now, just as they applied to bigots and racists 50 years ago who didn’t want to serve blacks because of their “religion”.

  • August 12, 2016 at 5:29pm

    To be honest, I don’t care that much about anti-discrimination laws, I just want equality. There are laws that ban discrimination based on religion, race, gender, etc, so sexual orientation should be included. If those laws were all removed, we would still have equality, and that would be fine. I just have a problem with people trying to single out gays to discriminate against, and trying to claim it’s because of religion. God doesn’t support hatred and discrimination. But that’s a different argument.

  • August 12, 2016 at 5:25pm

    Argyle:
    No not really. Those laws that discriminate because of who someone loves and how they are born violate fundamental human rights. But I could also say that you must support someone who turns away a black person or Christian. You must support someone who refuses to keep a sanitary kitchen because that would violate their beliefs. They are all laws that regulate businesses, and you say that they should be able to ignore them based on beliefs. Otherwise you are a hypocrite and have no basis from which to argue.

  • [-2] August 12, 2016 at 4:54pm

    Argyle:
    I have never said anyone should be forced to participate in weddings, or any ceremony. (Btw, many gay people are also people of faith, it’s not an either/or). If you are referring to anti-discrimination laws, those are laws which regulate businesses, and have nothing to do with faith. Every business owner agrees to follow these and other laws which regulate this, food preparation, handicap accessibility, etc when they start the business. These laws also ensure that people can’t be discriminated against because of religion, race, etc. Christians and interracial couples also cent be turned away. No one is forced to participate, but if you own a business, you agree to follow the laws and regulations which govern business. Also, do you consider women speaking in church a sin? How about wearing mixed fiber clothing? These are also biblical “sins”. Not sure why so many people keep ignore the ones they don’t like and focus on the couple that have to do with gay people.

  • [-2] August 12, 2016 at 4:00pm

    Argyle:
    Those of us in the rainbow crowd certainly do support them, and certainly do wish to protect them anyway we can. Everyone should be able to come out at the time and manner of their choosing.

  • [-5] August 12, 2016 at 3:03pm

    Real:
    Agreed :)

  • [-4] August 12, 2016 at 2:10pm

    Real:
    Consider a gay person who lives in a repressive country. They can’t date or even mention their sexual orientation in their own nation without fear of violence or arrest. Now imagine that they are traveling to a new country, a place much more accepting of gay people, and they know other gay people will be there too. They have an opportunity to arrange a meeting anonymously, to perhaps for the first time in their life, be open about who they are, and to meet other gay people. I don’t think this is surprising at all, nor do I think that there is no danger, or that they don’t care.

  • [-1] August 12, 2016 at 1:54pm

    Perhaps you should move to that closet if you’re so sick of gay people. We aren’t going anywhere.

  • [-5] August 12, 2016 at 1:53pm

    This story wasn’t about political parties. It was about an article which was exploitive of gay people, and potential very harmful to some of the athletes. This is about the writer, not the democrats or republicans.

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  • [-1] August 12, 2016 at 1:50pm

    Because many athletes come from nations where it is illegal to be gay, where they could face prison or violence for who they love. That is the main issue. Also, coming out is a major life event, and every gay person deserves to choose when and how they do it.

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  • [2] July 29, 2016 at 12:59pm

    Servant:
    I have no problem seeing straight couples, not sure why you are saying this.

  • [2] July 29, 2016 at 12:58pm

    Avenger:
    It seemed to me that this was correcting a mistake and a general overview was all that was needed. But id be happy to provide more detail. What would you like sources and detail on?

  • [2] July 29, 2016 at 12:56pm

    Miz:

    Of course there is a genetic link for sexual orientation. Google “gay genetics”. and I’m glad you support gay marriage. And as for antidiscrimination laws, these are just some of the many,many laws that regulate businesses, and that owners agree to and need to follow to run a business. There are also laws on handicap accessibility, food preparation regulations, etc. Ans those antidiscrimination laws also include age, gender, religion, etc. If someone doesn’t feel like they can own a business and serve a gay person, they don’t need to own the business.
    And, no offense, but I don’t really care about your respect. But I do respect everyone. I just bring the truth here, I’m sorry if that bothers you.

  • [2] July 29, 2016 at 12:47pm

    Utopia:
    Yes you are correct. HIV is more prevalent worldwide among straight people, particularly in Africa. In the US, it is more prevalent among gay men. This is true, I have never said otherwise. And I’m glad you are finally realizing that straight people have higher rates of plenty other STDs. You have ignored that for a long time. And you are right, HIV kills more people than other STDs, though that is changing, the disease is not the death sentence it once was. I could also point out how gay men are less likely to be obese or have heart disease as they eat better and work out more overall. So gay men are less likely to die from Americas biggest killer. There is nothing wrong with being gay or gay intimacy. It has all the benefits and biological purpose of straight people and 99.999% of straight sex. Gay couples raise children, and intimacy is important for biological release, the closeness and trust between the couple, etc.

    Companion:
    See above. You seem to have been misreading my posts.

    Avenger:
    Your numbers are off, but yes gay men have higher rates of some STDs, straight people have higher rates of others. You don’t just get to ignore half the data. You can also make up all the gross facts you want, but that won’t make them true (you really should research how HIV is spread, you are way off). And monogamous couples have no need for prep or condoms, gay or straight.

  • [-1] July 29, 2016 at 12:32pm

    Barf:
    1 Corinthians 11:6

    I am always happy to cite what I reference in my posts. And my point is that being gay is not a sin. You don’t get to say that being gay is sinful if you ignore all these other listed sins in the bible.

  • [-3] July 29, 2016 at 2:34am

    And yet no one can show me a single place where I have lied. Funny how that works.

  • [-1] July 29, 2016 at 1:14am

    Thegrt:
    Being gay is no more carnal or about flesh than being straight is. And I’ve challenged you to show me where I’ve ever lied and you came up short. So nice try.

  • [10] July 29, 2016 at 1:12am

    Vending:
    Most people have no problems with gay people. White people are more commonly seen in ads, what’s the big deal when a black person is in an ad? But let me ask, why is seeing two men sitting next to one another disgusting to you? I can understand being grossed out by seeing certain sex, (sex is often pretty gross, gay and straight) but this is just two people.

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