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CondiLicious
Jun 7th, 2004, 10:29 PM
1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, heart surgery, and birth control.

2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Which is why infertile couples and old people can't legally get married.

3. Gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed. Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. We could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like cars, longer life spans, or women voting.

12. Civil unions that provide most of the benefits as marriage, but with a different name, are better because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

jimbo mack
Jun 7th, 2004, 10:47 PM
:lol: very good, and very true!

Martian Willow
Jun 7th, 2004, 10:54 PM
...yes, those are all very good reasons... :)

Ballbuster
Jun 7th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Separate schools for African-Americans worked .


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

charmedRic
Jun 7th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I say this from a USA point of view, knowing that many countries do not entitle their poeple to such freedoms. Now I don't know if this post was simply IGNORANT/INFLAMATORY or a very DISTASTEFUL JOKE.

Regardless ... sarcasm or not ... it's rather distasteful.

Josh
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:00 PM
People, it's sarcasm. :silly:

Martian Willow
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:03 PM
:lol:

CondiLicious
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:06 PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I say this from a USA point of view, knowing that many countries do not entitle their poeple to such freedoms. Now I don't know if this post was simply IGNORANT/INFLAMATORY or a very DISTASTEFUL JOKE. But DivaMonicaSeles... if you truly live in the US and you are a CITIZEN... I don't even know where you're coming from ... it's people like you that taint our country.a) I'm a lesbian :lol: And I found it hilarious
b) I didn't write it... its all over the internet and its probably posted here before anyway
c) Um... I guess its true most Americans don't get sarcasm... Each point blatantly means the opposite to what it says! It's making fun of people who actually do say "being gay isn't natural", "It will destroy the sanctity of marriage", "gay marriage will make more people gay" I mean... they are ridiculous statements and deserve to be mocked!

And I'm sorry if you found it distasteful. But I didn't... I thought it was funny and I'm gay so... :) I'm a distasteful dyke ;)

charmedRic
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:08 PM
No trust me I love sarcasm, but that's out of place.

After all it's the highest form of wit.

and yeah ... I'm not an american.

BritneySpearsIsHot
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Did someone mention Britney :silly: Course it wasn't meaningful, last night with me, now that was meanuingful to Britney :hatoff:

CondiLicious
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:24 PM
No trust me I love sarcasm, but that's out of place.Why is it out of place?

We'll have to agree to disagree cause it made me laugh :)

Wigglytuff
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:33 PM
a) I'm a lesbian :lol: And I found it hilarious
b) I didn't write it... its all over the internet and its probably posted here before anyway
c) Um... I guess its true most Americans don't get sarcasm... Each point blatantly means the opposite to what it says! It's making fun of people who actually do say "being gay isn't natural", "It will destroy the sanctity of marriage", "gay marriage will make more people gay" I mean... they are ridiculous statements and deserve to be mocked!

And I'm sorry if you found it distasteful. But I didn't... I thought it was funny and I'm gay so... :) I'm a distasteful dyke ;)


yes i posted it here in feb. lol but you are forgive,

i thought it was high lah rious. i really enjoyed it, but i was saddened to because some people actually believe in all seriousness theses here statements. :sad:

charmedRic
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:46 PM
Why is it out of place?

We'll have to agree to disagree cause it made me laugh :)
It was to be expected, just like there are different points of views ... there are different styles of sarcasm.

I find Quick Witted responses throughly hilarious... but by JUST posting what you posted ... its not in response method ... it looks more like statements.

so that's where i stood.

CondiLicious
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:54 PM
It was to be expected, just like there are different points of views ... there are different styles of sarcasm.

I find Quick Witted responses throughly hilarious... but by JUST posting what you posted ... its not in response method ... it looks more like statements.

so that's where i stood.
It's perhaps more "irony" than sarcasm as sarcasm usually is used in response.

Kart
Jun 8th, 2004, 12:12 AM
1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, heart surgery, and birth control.

2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Which is why infertile couples and old people can't legally get married.

3. Gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed. Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. We could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like cars, longer life spans, or women voting.

12. Civil unions that provide most of the benefits as marriage, but with a different name, are better because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.
LOL.

*JR*
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:04 AM
No trust me I love sarcasm, but that's out of place.

After all it's the highest form of wit.

and yeah ... I'm not an american.
Z, chill. I mean it's not like when I used ta rag on Anna, right? :devil:

DutchieGirl
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:12 AM
a) I'm a lesbian :lol: And I found it hilarious
b) I didn't write it... its all over the internet and its probably posted here before anyway
c) Um... I guess its true most Americans don't get sarcasm... Each point blatantly means the opposite to what it says! It's making fun of people who actually do say "being gay isn't natural", "It will destroy the sanctity of marriage", "gay marriage will make more people gay" I mean... they are ridiculous statements and deserve to be mocked!

And I'm sorry if you found it distasteful. But I didn't... I thought it was funny and I'm gay so... :) I'm a distasteful dyke ;)
I'm gay, and I thought it was funny! :D

~CANUCK~
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:26 AM
That is really funny, great post diva :hug:

petey_pan
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:46 AM
That was a crack up..... the sad thing is that alot of ppl would actually think that it wasnt sarcastic and would be agreeing with it lol

DutchieGirl
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:49 AM
That was a crack up..... the sad thing is that alot of ppl would actually think that it wasnt sarcastic and would be agreeing with it lol
yeah... my Dad would be one of them! pfft!

Mr_Molik
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:51 AM
:lol: that was hilarious

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 8th, 2004, 03:00 AM
Well I've always looked at marriage as a constitution of a Man and a Woman by god. So I wouldn't approve of a gay MARRIAGE, but I do feel that if someone of the same sex love each other and want to be with each other, then they have the right to be a union.....but as far as wedding at the church house...i would say nah to that...

Wigglytuff
Jun 8th, 2004, 03:24 AM
constitution of a Man and a Woman by god

constitution and god dont go in the same sentence in america, remember that little unimportant paper called the "bill of rights"

after all MY god says its fine.

Vincent
Jun 8th, 2004, 04:20 AM
:haha: :(
I find it half funny and half sad.

Pureracket
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:12 AM
Well I've always looked at marriage as a constitution of a Man and a Woman by god. So I wouldn't approve of a gay MARRIAGE, but I do feel that if someone of the same sex love each other and want to be with each other, then they have the right to be a union.....but as far as wedding at the church house...i would say nah to that...So atheists should be allowed to get married in a church, though, right?

Brαm
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:00 AM
8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

:eek: :haha:

decemberlove
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:10 AM
Well I've always looked at marriage as a constitution of a Man and a Woman by god. So I wouldn't approve of a gay MARRIAGE, but I do feel that if someone of the same sex love each other and want to be with each other, then they have the right to be a union.....but as far as wedding at the church house...i would say nah to that...

funny . cos if you look at the history of marriage . it wasnt originally a religious tradition in the sense of monotheism . and when it was . it was mostly about money . but it can get the god approval stamp if its between two members of the opposite sex for monetary reasons . but it cant get the god approval stamp if its between two people of the same sex for reasons of the HEART . right? makes perfect sense ...

gentenaire
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:28 AM
:haha: Great post, Diva.

I don't understand how people can not see it as sarcasm.

DutchieGirl
Jun 8th, 2004, 07:51 AM
8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

:eek: :haha:
oh come on... don't tell me you didn't know this! It's a proven fact! :p :haha: :lol:

SJW
Jun 8th, 2004, 08:43 AM
:rolls:

i found it hilarious and i'm....undecided :tape:

TimBo
Jun 8th, 2004, 11:36 AM
Great post Diva. Being a gay man, I found it very, very funny.

As far as getting married goes. Anyone should be able to get married. If I could, I still wouldnt, at least not in a church. Besides, most religious people I know are only religious when they are in church. They lie, cheat and talk about others behind their backs.
Wow, that's sooooo God like. Umm, and they tell us we are going to hell. Doesnt it say in the Bible not to judge people? Gotta love those Bible beaters huh?

Andy T
Jun 8th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Excellent post, Diva. As far as I'm concerned the ONLY legally and internationally recognised form of marriage should be that contracted by the state and that should be open to all consenting adults, with the sole exception of people who are closely genetically related.

As for the churches, they can do what the hell they want because they're private institutions but it shouldn't affect the rest of society. People who chose to marry in church as well as civilly should be free to do so but no marriages only contracted by the church should be recognised by the state.

Martian Jeza
Jun 8th, 2004, 12:03 PM
Because of Jelena Dokic

Cariaoke
Jun 8th, 2004, 12:04 PM
I don't know what was funnier: the initial post or people not "getting" it. :haha: :lol: bwahaahahahahahahahahahahaha!

:kiss: Hayley

*JR*
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:22 PM
:rolls:

i found it hilarious and i'm....undecided :tape:
You're a trisexual. (You'll "tri" anything). :p

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 8th, 2004, 02:15 PM
constitution and god dont go in the same sentence in america, remember that little unimportant paper called the "bill of rights"

after all MY god says its fine.

Actually I never looked at the history of marriage...I'm a christian and my bible says homosexuality is wrong...(that I still dont understand) but thats whats been preached to me since i was little. I aint tryign to tell too much of my bidness, but yes i've been with both a dude and a chick.....and I like both :lick: I being wit a dude, but I woulnd't go as far as marrying them... :lol: and I aint trying to marry a woman either! ;) but i've always though marriage was the blessing by god of the communion of a man and a woman....thats just me..

CondiLicious
Jun 8th, 2004, 05:56 PM
I don't know what was funnier: the initial post or people not "getting" it. :haha: :lol: bwahaahahahahahahahahahahaha!

:kiss: Hayley
for a few moments there I was beginning to think I was a homophobic lesbian :tape:

TimBo
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:04 PM
Diva u crack me up:)

DemWilliamsGirls, I havent been on the board long (well been away a while anyway). Are u a guy?

Helen Lawson
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Being against gay marriage does not mean one is homophobic. Neely is REALLY against gay marriage. The reason is that she is afraid if it is legalized, Ted Casablanca would leave her to marry another man and no one else will put up with her. Apparently, he needs to be "married." Once he can run off with an 18-year old jail-bait "boi" and make it legal, he will toss Neely aside faster than Neely can down a whole bottle of read ones. Neely has bled him dry financially and is a harpie 24/7. Can you blame him for wanting to leave, plus, he is not even straight.

esquímaux
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:50 PM
1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses....
I resent that! :ras::cool:

SJW
Jun 8th, 2004, 06:54 PM
for a few moments there I was beginning to think I was a homophobic lesbian :tape:
babygirl you are :tape:
JR um...no...i don't :p

Wigglytuff
Jun 8th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Great post Diva. Being a gay man, I found it very, very funny.

As far as getting married goes. Anyone should be able to get married. If I could, I still wouldnt, at least not in a church. Besides, most religious people I know are only religious when they are in church. They lie, cheat and talk about others behind their backs.
Wow, that's sooooo God like. Umm, and they tell us we are going to hell. Doesnt it say in the Bible not to judge people? Gotta love those Bible beaters huh?


too true
:devil: :devil:

Wigglytuff
Jun 8th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Actually I never looked at the history of marriage...I'm a christian and my bible says homosexuality is wrong...(that I still dont understand) but thats whats been preached to me since i was little. I aint tryign to tell too much of my bidness, but yes i've been with both a dude and a chick.....and I like both :lick: I being wit a dude, but I woulnd't go as far as marrying them... :lol: and I aint trying to marry a woman either! ;) but i've always though marriage was the blessing by god of the communion of a man and a woman....thats just me..


1- the hebrew translited versions (those CLOSEST the the originals) say that "sex between two men on the bed of a woman" is wrong :lol: , CLREALY NOT saying that all sex is wrong, but people have always mistranslated the bible to get theyown points accross,(theres one version of the bible thats a third the size of most because the translators cut out all the parts they didnt like, and another called "the sinners bible" that says "Thou SHALL commit adultery"

2- i dont care what the bible says because its not really my religion.

3- god HATES SHRIMP, and says shrimp eating is a bigger sin than gayiety :)

4- that being said i have NO intention of getting married, because well, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free :) :p :lick:

CondiLicious
Jun 8th, 2004, 07:56 PM
I wouldn't get married in a church either if "gay marriage" was allowed. And if I was gonna marry a guy (which is never gonna happen :lol: ) I wouldn't get married in a church. I'm not religious and try not to be hypocritical. Although I'm sure I am in some ways...

Martian Willow
Jun 8th, 2004, 08:20 PM
...the whole point about this is that marriage isn't solely a religious institution, otherwise we wouldn't have athiests getting married in registry offices... :)

OUT!
Jun 18th, 2004, 11:52 AM
yes i posted it here in feb. lol but you are forgive,

i thought it was high lah rious. i really enjoyed it, but i was saddened to because some people actually believe in all seriousness theses here statements. :sad:I missed your one. This was a fab read and I'm emailing it to my friends right away.

OUT!
Jun 18th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Being against gay marriage does not mean one is homophobic.I know! There are gays who are opposed to gay marriage.

SilK
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:00 PM
this is hilarious... :haha: great post!

OUT!
Jun 18th, 2004, 12:05 PM
Once I have a child, I think it will be very romantic to marry my boyfriend.

silverwhite
Jun 18th, 2004, 02:24 PM
:worship:

Wigglytuff
Jun 18th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Being against gay marriage does not mean one is homophobic. Neely is REALLY against gay marriage. The reason is that she is afraid if it is legalized, Ted Casablanca would leave her to marry another man and no one else will put up with her. Apparently, he needs to be "married." Once he can run off with an 18-year old jail-bait "boi" and make it legal, he will toss Neely aside faster than Neely can down a whole bottle of read ones. Neely has bled him dry financially and is a harpie 24/7. Can you blame him for wanting to leave, plus, he is not even straight.

you right i mean being in favor of segragated schools, and against the legalization of interracial marriage does not mean you are racist or anyway.

Wigglytuff
Jun 18th, 2004, 02:55 PM
I know! There are gays who are opposed to gay marriage.

but that kind of doesnt mean anything, i know blacks can be racist, women that are really really anti-woman(i was in class with a woman who said that women cant be raped becaust theyare all whores and they always want it :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: )

and there are gays that are homophobic!! gays that are against gay marriage are a prime example (its one thing to say i would not do it if i could and its another, and a homobic thing to say that gays SHOULDNT be allowed to do).

"Sluggy"
Jun 18th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Legalize It!!!!!!!!!

OUT!
Jun 18th, 2004, 04:25 PM
but that kind of doesnt mean anything, i know blacks can be racist, women that are really really anti-woman(i was in class with a woman who said that women cant be raped becaust theyare all whores and they always want it :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: )

and there are gays that are homophobic!! gays that are against gay marriage are a prime example (its one thing to say i would not do it if i could and its another, and a homobic thing to say that gays SHOULDNT be allowed to do).Yes, agreed. I should have explained myself :o For example, there are gays who are politcally aware, attend LBGT pride, are out at work etc. but just think the whole concept of gay marriage bizarre and not for them. It's not that they're homophobic or have internalised self-hatred, it's just that they don't want to be part of a heterosexist institution that has historically oppressed their sexuality and identity. Kind of taking a step backwards I guess...

CondiLicious
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:03 PM
It's not that they're homophobic or have internalised self-hatred, it's just that they don't want to be part of a heterosexist institution that has historically oppressed their sexuality and identity. Kind of taking a step backwards I guess...
That's my thoughts... I feel I would be a hypocrite getting married and I'd feel like shit as a result. But... Never say never. Maybe one day... if ever it gets legalized my mind will change. I doubt I will change my mind but... who knows? I'm all for the civil partnership bill that is going through Parliament at the moment.

Having said that, I'm not against gay marriage at all... I'm just against it for myself. If ever I had to vote on it... I'd so be in favor of it for all the people who it would mean so much to.