“I agree. You will notice I stated that it would only be disrespectful to a transgendered person who identifies as female. Not to a female impersonator/drag queen - transgendered persons and impersonators/drag queens are two very different members/groups within the lgbt community - not one and the same.”
“can someone please explain how the joke is being seen as transphobic? If you take the joke literally (not that you should), she was complementing someone for doing a great job at impersonating Liza - that's not phobic of any kind that I'm aware. If it was because Ellen referred to her as "sir", I can see how that would be disrespectful to a transgendered person who identifies as female - not to anyone else though. Still not seeing any signs of phobia....”
grnmtnkate on Mar 5, 2014 at 19:58:55
“And also complimenting Liza since she is so popular with impersonators. What a bunch of malarky!”
JWatson on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:23:51
“"Sir" was not disrespectful because, by definition, anyone impersonating a female would have to be a male, ie: "sir"”
TheWM on Mar 4, 2014 at 19:41:49
“"can someone please explain how the joke is being seen as transphobic?" I have a sense of humour, so i can't explain this to you.”
“Us gays have also had to fight for their lives daily and many of them did not win this fight. I am not saying they are exactly the same, but there a definite similarities between what all humans have had to endure in the fight to be equal.
I hate to break it to you, but I don't want or need your acceptance or tolerance to live my life. But I do deserve, actually I have the right to be treated equally as a human. If you have the right to marry the man you love, then so do I. If you have the right to not be treated like a second class citizen, then so do I. We are both humans. There is no gay agenda....well maybe there is, but it is no different than the straight agenda or the black agenda, Native agenda etc. - and that is to be valued and viewed as an equal! If being gay is simply having a sexual/emotional relationship with a member of the same sex, then why is it so bothersome to you. Being straight is simply having a sexual/emotional relationship with a member of the opposite sex and I am not bothered nor offended when straight folk propose at a football game or get married while bungee jumping. Being Native is simply being born to parents of Native lineage - I say this as I am not only gay, but also have native ancestry.”
“and that is understandable...I have owned many dogs, some outdoor, some indoor. Are you saying in the colder parts of the world people should just not have dogs or do you just not believe that dogs (animals) should be inside?”
Timur Graham on Jan 12, 2014 at 14:01:43
“In colder parts of the world, I understand why dogs are kept inside but my own personal opinion is that for health reasons amongst other things, they shouldn't. I do want to own a dog one day,,hopefully when I have a big enough home to assign the dog its own space... what are your thoughts on the matter?”
“painfully condescending and before he goes "preaching" maybe he should learn a bit more about the facts - specifically AIDS is a syndrome and HIV is a virus - you can contract HIV - which can lead to AIDS....one does not contract AIDS.
He want's to applaud the sex drive of a 40 year old male....what...does he think that the male sex drive dies and 30?”
Herkie on Nov 15, 2013 at 09:42:23
“:) Funny, the gay community does not even consider you to be gay anymore after you are 29.
As far as condom use goes, it just is not up to others to regulate your sex life, is that not what we all have fought for? I was in my early 20's in the North Bay Area from 81-92, and all of my friends died from the epidemic. They did use condoms after about 1984 when it was known how the bug was transmitted. I never came up positive in spite of hundreds of partners without a condom. In the 90's I decided that I would rather not have sex than use a rubber, and now I could not find a guy without a tattoo anyway (they almost all gross me out). But, we have to get used to this, upstarts that want to change the movement, now that gays have a world we find to our chagrin that youth is never happy with the old folks.”
“Bellamy's original Pledge read as follows:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
It wasn't until 1948 that "under God" started to be used.”
zumacraig on Sep 8, 2013 at 08:52:19
“it's also a generalist, socialist pledge not necessary directed at the USA nation state. probably, unintentionally by Bellamy, it has a totalitarian flavor to it.
think is, all of this is mute. it's just bs to get us upset so we slough along in our lives in this capitalist hell hole pissed at each other while THE minority live off our surplus. people have been arguing religion for centuries. nothing has changed...wars and poverty continue. another question needs to be asked if we want to make life here any better before the sun implodes.”
“and yet...you can repent on your deathbead...
as well, i was not aware that we could control our feelings of the heart, ones that come to us naturally without influence - did you need to be influenced to be straight?”
JoeP222 on May 9, 2013 at 15:23:10
“God does not promise that you will have the opportunity to repent on your deathbed. It is also highly likely that if you continue to live a habitual life of sin, you will not repent on your deathbed. At some point God may give you over to your sin and that is a dangerous game to play.You are not responsible for the feelings that come up in your heart, however, you are responsible on how you dwell on those feelings.No, I did not need to be influenced to be heterosexual, because designs us to be heterosexual. God does not design us to be homosexual, that is why homosexual is a perversion of God's design and an aberrant and deviant behavior.”
“Well that's all well and good, but my point was that being gay is not a sin, only acting on it is - according to the Bible.
But, also by the rules of your Bible and as you just noted, we can sin all we want as long as we repent...so sin on fellow "gays"!”
JoeP222 on Apr 29, 2013 at 06:33:23
“Being tempted to sin, but not actually sinning, either through thought or deed, true that is not sin. God judges the heart, you don't have to actually commit the act, but if you dwell in it and tell yourself that you are not sinning in doing so, you are deceiving yourself and the truth of God is not in you.
No, that is not what the Bible teaches. You cannot keep sinning all that you want and then repent, because that is not true repentance.
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? (2) By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?”
“Not that I agree, but I believe the bible only defines homosexual acts as sinful, being gay in and of itself is not necessarily a sin. I also understand that no consequences for being gay are given (yes there are consequences for partaking in gay sex) unlike many other sins in which consequences are given. Therefore leading one to believe that as there are no consequences given, that it is not actually a sin to be gay.
What makes you believe that homosexuality is a greater sin than any other that many other god serving individuals commit daily, but repent for?”
JoeP222 on Apr 28, 2013 at 18:53:15
“God does not send the sin to Hell. God sends the sinner to Hell who refuses to repent and put their trust in Jesus Christ.
No, I do not believe that homosexuality is a greater sin, but it is sin nonetheless.”
Dec 20, 2012 at 11:05:32
“I don't disagree that MSM's are at a higher risk and have higher contraction rates.
Again, if your effort to spew the sthe same thing over and over again, you missed the point of comment. In responding to your comment asking who doesn't know how HIV is transmitted - people who think this is a gay disease figure they cannot get it if they are straight - that is all.
It is not a gay disease, it can affect anyone, don't think it cares if you are gay or straight. Yes, gay men and other msm's are at higher risk and have a higher percentage of infections.”
Dec 20, 2012 at 10:37:51
“plenty of people in the US and Canada believe the HIV is still a "gay" disease, therefore although they know what safe sex is, some people do not believe they will contract HIV if they are heterosexual. Too many people do not think about who their partner may have slept with before them.”
BacSi on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:43:32
“The fact that 2 percent of the US population accounts for 63 percent of the new HIV Dx should make it a gay issue.
It's the denial and the concentrating on Africa or straights that minimizes this problem within the MSM community.
The numbers the Dx speak to who this issue impacts.
And no one in the US has been hit harder or will be hit harder by HIV than the gay male or MSM community.
And that my friend makes it a gay issue.”
BacSi on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:49:39
“The DXs are pretty clear in the US.
2 percent of the US population according to CDC now account for 63 percent of the new HIV Dx.
Exactly how does 2 percent being the source for 63 percent not make it a gay disease?
The gay community needs to own HIV. They need to see this as a gay disease. They are most at risk by a LOT.
In major US cities CDC estimates that 20 percent of the MSM are already infected with HIV.
In these same cities the infection rate for very young MSM 18-21 is over 10 percent.
Dec 2, 2012 at 21:30:18
“Not that I disagree with your theory in general, but I do feel the need to point out that a dolphin is not a fish, it is a mammal. I am not saying that one is better than the other, but in your effort to not exploit animals it may help to identify them correctly.”
Dec 1, 2012 at 21:13:24
“If a direct link between "heterosexual" sex acts and let's say cancer, would you stop having sex?
Wait, there is a variety of STI's, including HIV that can be contracted through heterosexual sex....have you stopped having sex yet?”
“Although I agree that males do have a genetic disposition to stand their ground and fight - I assure you this is not specific to only Heterosexual males, us Homosexual males do it as well.
No not all males want or feel the need to fight, this is true for both Hetero and Homo males.
Just to be clear...I am a real boy and I am gay and I would be happy to stand my ground and fight when justified, I am also just as happy to know when to walk away.”