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An NBA player "came out" this week, announcing he is gay. Is homophobia as prevalent today in America as in years past?

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rpmwwe

May-04-13 1:09 AM

What does playing basketball and sex have in common? I fail to see the connection but apparently there is one or there wouldn't be all this commotion.

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WatchDog

May-04-13 3:03 AM

LOL rpmwwe!

I am trying to get my head wrapped around why Gays think they have to make it a national headline news breaking story in announcing to the world about their sexual preference. As if which sex they choose to sleep with is the public's business and earth shattering news? Does it mean we should start a fan club for him? Gay ratings? Throw him a coming out party? Help him find a date?

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WatchDog

May-04-13 3:12 AM

This story is about as funny as the Gay guy in Miami Florida that hit up on another guy and the wife of the guy he hit up on beat the Gay guy up for hitting on her man! OMG our world's gone nuts! LOL

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notSocialist

May-04-13 5:48 AM

I am sick to death of the term 'homophobia'. The word itself is a lie. I am disappointed to see the News using it.

Homophobia - pick the compound word apart. It means 'fear of homosexuals'. Is anyone here afraid of homosexuals? I would suggest many don't like the agenda. but that doesn't mean fear.

To the media, it means 'hate of homosexuals'. This is also a false premise. Some people just don't believe in 'alternative lifestyles'.

Personally, I feel it is just another perversion, like 'loving' sheep or a shoe fetish or whatever. Doesn't mean I hate them. But, disagree with the PC Left, and of course you are a hater.

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Beaumont

May-04-13 7:38 AM

"Personally, I feel it is just another perversion, like 'loving' sheep or a shoe fetish or whatever. Doesn't mean I hate them. But, disagree with the PC Left, and of course you are a hater." What cam you say about this statement, Does the right all feel this way?

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Gemini

May-04-13 9:17 AM

Why didn't he come out at the beginning or peak of his career? Probably wouldn't have had the red carpet rolled out for him.

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EATTHERICH

May-04-13 10:00 AM

Does anyone know of any animal on this planet that is attracted to the same sex of it's species?To me it's not natural.And I'm sick of hearing about it.

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Beaumont

May-04-13 10:18 AM

In a review article published in 2009, biologists Nathan Bailey and Marlene Zuk at the University of California, Riverside, noted that “many thousands of instances of same-sex courtship, pair bonding and copulation have been observed in a wide range of species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, mollusks and nematodes.”

Some animals, when given a choice, show a preference for the same sex, and researchers have even ascribed a same-sex sexual orientation to members of certain species. Read on for some fascinating examples.

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Mtlhed

May-04-13 12:39 PM

I'm with NotSoc who beat me to the punch. The question's not possible to answer with some liberal BS buzz word within the question. Afraid? No. Do I think it's sick, twisted, mental and disgusting? Of course, and it always will be no matter how bent and PC our society becomes. So now am I a hater? Oh well, I'm sure I'm considered a racist to.

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WatchDog

May-04-13 1:15 PM

Beaumont let me see if I understand your comment?

A deep-sea squid that indiscriminately shoots sperm packets onto both male and female squids passing by makes that Squid unequivocally....GAY? okaaay

And now two biologists are spending tons of tax dollars to study Gay birds, reptiles, insects, blah blah blah to do what?

Look for an excuse to make Gays feel comfortable? Show that this is what has been controlling animal, insect breeding populations from taking over our planet?

Okey Dokey!! Well, you know what? If this is the case? Then I sure hope that GAY ANT comes out of the closet soon because I am sick of those little nuisances costing me money to buy Ant Spray all the time!!

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rpmwwe

May-04-13 1:21 PM

"Homophobia" is another one of those words that has become a slur but nobody acknowledges it as a slur yet. It implies far more than what is contained in it's root words. Clearly, its intended to be an insult and nothing more.

Personally, I have nothing against a person if his or her sexual preference is different from my own because it is none of my business. What I do have a problem with is obnoxious people (gay or straight, doesn't matter) who feel that it is their right to inject comments about their sex lives at every perceived opportunity.

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Beaumont

May-04-13 1:28 PM

First it was not a comment, just a copy past. Number 2 no one called anyone a heater. As for the Gay right and Gay left not a problem to many other things to worry about.

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Beaumont

May-04-13 1:30 PM

rpewwe: You hit the nail on the head, Great post.

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Beaumont

May-04-13 1:32 PM

Sorry rpmwwe

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WatchDog

May-04-13 2:33 PM

Beaumont, first I am going to apologize to you. I wasn't making fun of you or trying to insult you personally. I'm insulting the ignorance of the study.

The problem is this...that is happening and it's stuff like that, that is wasting tax dollars. These ignorant studies is not going to be the defining moment of support Gays need in their Gay right movement. As far as I am concerned...this gay right movement is boring the crap out of me. With all the the issues in this country we face, I am sorry but that just doesn't go on my priority list to slap around my politicians over. Now having said that before I get labeled a HOMOPHOBIC because it makes a Gay feel better....

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WatchDog

May-04-13 2:33 PM

Personally, I'm not against Gays. I'm really not. I have family members that are Gay. They know my tolerant level to it and they respect it.

If this is what they want for their life style, it is not up to me to Judge it or decide for them...that is up to them and God. If they are ignorant enough to be used as tools in the political arena that is their stupidity not mine.

If they want to tie the knot, let them! Their legal union is not going to impact my life in anyway. My beef is simple.

Don't pass laws forcing me to accept it because that is how my rights are violated. It’s the preferential treatment they demand that infuriates the you know what out me. Protected class…BULL CRAP.

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WatchDog

May-04-13 2:35 PM

Don't call me pathetic names like homophobic because I get sick to my stomach over the thought of two grown men in a bedroom performing sex in the most unnatural and unsanitary way....

…I’m not going to go to some shrink to learn how to adjust to it just to make Gay’s happy.

So in other words, Collins pulling this big news stunts announcing he’s gay…only did one thing for me. It tells me that putz needs to get his head out of the bedroom and back on the court and in the game!!

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Beaumont

May-04-13 3:10 PM

WatchDog: I see your point.

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notSocialist

May-05-13 5:48 AM

"If they want to tie the knot, let them! Their legal union is not going to impact my life in anyway. "

All gays have the right to get married in any State, now. All they have to do is choose a member of the opposite sex.

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notSocialist

May-05-13 5:51 AM

"What cam you say about this statement, Does the right all feel this way? "

I can't answer that, beaumont, I can only speak for myself.

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notSocialist

May-05-13 5:53 AM

"...because I get sick to my stomach over the thought of two grown men in a bedroom performing sex in the most unnatural and unsanitary way.... "

Trying not to get too graphic here... if homosexuality is 'natural' or 'normal', then the 'exit only' portal wouldn't need lube, right?

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ts1227

May-05-13 2:00 PM

Homophobia is still prevalent, but as the last generation that is homophobic as a while continues to die off, it keeps shifting away from it.

I personally can't wait until the day where its to the point that people coming out is no longer "news", and it can just happen because it's accepted.

Whether one is homophobic or not, the fact remains that as long as governments are involved in marriage, they are not in the place to discriminate against it. No church has to ever recognize a gay marriage, but the government should have to. I don't understand why the government ever got involved in what is historically a religious thing anyway.

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rpmwwe

May-06-13 1:41 PM

ts1227, I agree that the government should have never got itself involved in marriage. It's nothing but a money draining endeavor. We have a better than 50% divorce rate in this country and we have a government that is now obligated to fund courts to sort out who gets the tupperware and bath towels.

Its true that established churches do not recognize gay marriage. My question is why hasn't the gay community established its own church? That begs further questions: Does a person have to be non-religious or atheist by virtue of his or her same-sex preference? Furthermore, why should a person's sexual preference dictate where they stand on abortion, gun control, immigration, welfare funding, etc.?

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Kozy62

May-06-13 2:15 PM

Bob, we are the only entity created with a soul and therefore who could understand what is sin. Unless someone should ask my counsel as to what the Bible says about any subject, it's a matter of individual choices. Those choices should, as far as sex, should be a non news, private matter...now if they choose to please God...

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rightway

May-07-13 7:18 AM

We didn't know or understand sin kozy. That's why the the Israelites received the law. To give them a heads up.

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