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ABC News found to be secretly taping reactions to gays kissing in public

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ABC is conducting a social experiment gaging the reactions of the general public to displays of affection between members of the same sex.

An actor inside an RV parked in the area confirmed a witness account of ABC's week-long project. According to a police officer, "three or four" had complained about men kissing in public, but nothing illegal is going on. The actor told Fox6 that "Yes, we are working for ABC News."

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Well for me, I'm not comfortable with straight or gay pda's, unless it's like an older couple.

I think this is just a stupid study. I think we all know that the country right now is just tolerant of gays doing what they do in their own homes.
To think the average person would be even close to being that in public, is just unrealistic, another thing you can probably blame Dubya for.

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"Social experiment," my arse. We know most straight people are really squeamish about gay men kissing (if not breathing). This is just sensationalism.

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Well for me, I'm not comfortable with straight or gay pda's, unless it's like an older couple.
Ditto.

Except I'm probably more tolerant of younger couples because I find them amusing.

Anyone my age or older should really get a room.
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If it's two hot guys, I'm totally into it and it turns me on. If it's two "lipstick lesbians" then that's hot, too. Otherwise, barf city. And straight people mashing is a turn-off also.

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The 'news' division of ABC should not be doing anything that involves 'setting up'
a so called news story.

The subject is irrelevant, they shouldn't be doing anything to stage a story like
this.

But, that's why our 'news' has morphed into entertainment divisions.


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No better than when NBC blew up cars and presented it as a legitimate road test,
for a news story.

No better than the lame FEMA guy (who should be looking for a new job about now),
with the fake news conference, because he didnt' want to wait 30 minutes for the
real reporters.
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Well for me, I'm not comfortable with straight or gay pda's, unless it's like an older couple.

I think this is just a stupid study. I think we all know that the country right now is just tolerant of gays doing what they do in their own homes.
To think the average person would be even close to being that in public, is just unrealistic, another thing you can probably blame Dubya for.
Agreed, although i hope, by older, you don't mean 2 80 yr old men coz thats just scary. (its the same with an 80 yr old straight couple as well though )
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I don't see anything wrong with it. It is a way to measure and inform about changing societal mores. And this is an area that is undergoing a great amount of change right now.
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The subject is not irrelevent.

But the study is unnecessary.


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No better than when NBC blew up cars and presented it as a legitimate road test,
for a news story.
Yes well, Michele Gillen was responsible for that and she's a talentless hobag. Thank God she got kicked back to local news. Sad for me that she's in South Florida so I'm still kinda subjected to her fugly face every now and then.


Anyway, I don't like to see anybody kissing in public. Get a room! I don't wanna watch.
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I guess because part of my childhood was in an high crime area that my views on Public Displays of Affection are different.

Because there was oftentimes so much violence there, I started feeling relieved when I saw the complete opposite - people holding hands and people kissing.

In other words, I certainly would rather see the "gross" tongue kissing than to see the complete opposite in public.

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Why would you study gays? What nakes them any different to any other person, aside from the fact that they prefer someone of the same sex? Is that justification to partake in a study? I think not.

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Why would you study gays? What nakes them any different to any other person, aside from the fact that they prefer someone of the same sex? Is that justification to partake in a study? I think not.
I think you need to read the post again.


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The utter despair I feel at how rarely I see gay couples being affectionate is a profound disappointment in my life. Internalized homophobia is an incredibly destructive element in the psychology of so many gays and lesbians. Deep down, many of us in the GLBT community still feel fear and shame about ourselves and our way of loving. I cannot tell you how often I see young straight couples in love comfortably showing affection and yet how for so many gay or lesbian couples this act is seen as "gross" or "defiant" or "flaunting". This is, to me, one of the single most important issues facing the GLBT community, for until we can love ourselves then how can we expect society to give us our full rights? Lastly, to those of you who say you are uncomfortable with "PDA" of any sort, whether it be hetero- or homosexual, I ask you if you are being truly honest with us and with yourselves? Or is that just a rationalization? And whether, if you do find any sort of "PDA" unacceptable, then why is that? what is ultimately so offensive or disturbing about two people showing their love or affection? American society and culture are, filled with, and even tend to embrace violent or menacing behaviour and yet you feel that seeing two people kiss is gross? Is this hypocrisy, jealousy? Prudery?
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The utter despair I feel at how rarely I see gay couples being affectionate is a profound disappointment in my life. Internalized homophobia is an incredibly destructive element in the psychology of so many gays and lesbians. Deep down, many of us in the GLBT community still feel fear and shame about ourselves and our way of loving. I cannot tell you how often I see young straight couples in love comfortably showing affection and yet how for so many gay or lesbian couples this act is seen as "gross" or "defiant" or "flaunting". This is, to me, one of the single most important issues facing the GLBT community, for until we can love ourselves then how can we expect society to give us our full rights? Lastly, to those of you who say you are uncomfortable with "PDA" of any sort, whether it be hetero- or homosexual, I ask you if you are being truly honest with us and with yourselves? Or is that just a rationalization? And whether, if you do find any sort of "PDA" unacceptable, then why is that? what is ultimately so offensive or disturbing about two people showing their love or affection? American society and culture are, filled with, and even tend to embrace violent or menacing behaviour and yet you feel that seeing two people kiss is gross? Is this hypocrisy, jealousy? Prudery?
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