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Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

When will the BULLSH!T stop ???

Texas GOP Official Platform Calls for Imprisonment of Homosexuals and Supportive Heterosexuals - http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop...heterosexuals/

So what are the homosexuals supposed to do ? ''Find a friend in another country and find out that country’s laws regarding political asylum and make arrangements with that friend for when we are forced to flee from the land of the free and the home of the brave?''

This is just so f***ed up, it saddens me deeply !
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Old 21.06.2010, 17:30
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week !

With persecutory legislation in force, American gays can easily apply for sexual asylum in Spain and gain an EU passport.
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Old 21.06.2010, 17:35
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week !

I don't know - perhaps when the headlines reflects the content rather more accurately.

The only mention of prison in that article is if a marriage license is issued to a homosexual couple. That maybe the thin end of the wedge, but it's a long way from imprisoning anyone who supports homosexuals.

btw, I thought sodomy was anal sex, not oral sex?

For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of Gop. But I'm also against shock horror stories that spin what has been said to further their own agenda.
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With persecutory legislation in force, American gays can easily apply for sexual asylum in Spain and gain an EU passport.
I'm hoping that won't be necessary... I assume someone will step in to stop this unconstitutional sh!t !!!
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week !

only in America hahaha
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I don't know - perhaps when the headlines reflects the content rather more accurately.

The only mention of prison in that article is if a marriage license is issued to a homosexual couple. That maybe the thin end of the wedge, but it's a long way from imprisoning anyone who supports homosexuals.

btw, I thought sodomy was anal sex, not oral sex?

For what it's worth, I'm not a fan of Gop. But I'm also against shock horror stories that spin what has been said to further their own agenda.
It is a horror story...no more hate crime laws, no recognition of same-sex couples etc, they want them OUT ! How do you call that ? A fairy tale ?
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Old 21.06.2010, 17:46
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week !

Surely some of this would be seen as unconstitutional and at least challengeable in the Supreme Court (if it ended up there)?

Is this the kind of thing that is left to the states and never overruled?
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Old 21.06.2010, 18:00
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week !

Actually, they don't say that homosexuals should be jailed. What they do say is:

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Marriage Licenses – We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.

Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to
include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.

Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
So you can be gay and not be jailed...that is unless you practice sodomy. But if you are gay, they're going to make your life a living hell.

The definition of sodomy:
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sod·om·y   [sod-uh-mee]
–noun
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anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex.
2.
copulation with a member of the same sex.
3.
bestiality ( def. 4 ) .
I think what's scariest about this platform document is that it isn't from some fringe organization, but from one of the two main parties in the US, the Republicans. There are a lot of things in there which I'd hope most thinking Americans would be opposed to.
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Old 21.06.2010, 18:05
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

Enforcing the criminalisation of sodomy is tantamount to making being gay illegal . . . it's a distinction between action and being that doesn't really make sense in the real world.
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

Jeeze im guilty of best-iality
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

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Enforcing the criminalisation of sodomy is tantamount to making being gay illegal . . . it's a distinction between action and being that doesn't really make sense in the real world.
Oh, I don't disagree...they are playing with semantics. But they'd also probably nab a damn good number of their own members if they did make it criminal (not just for homosexuals but heteros with normal sex lives)
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

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When will the BULLSH!T stop ???

Texas GOP Official Platform Calls for Imprisonment of Homosexuals and Supportive Heterosexuals - http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop...heterosexuals/

So what are the homosexuals supposed to do ? ''Find a friend in another country and find out that country’s laws regarding political asylum and make arrangements with that friend for when we are forced to flee from the land of the free and the home of the brave?''

This is just so f***ed up, it saddens me deeply !

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We believe in… Self-sufficient families, founded on the traditional marriage of a natural man and a natural woman.
What are they talking about? So does this include anyone who has had a sex change or just anyone who isn't "natural" like test tube babies? Where does this stupidity end? Are all people who are Cesarian births not natural?

If the people who are supporting this stuff are natural, then I am ashamed to be included in their demon-graphic.
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If the people who are supporting this stuff are natural, then I am ashamed to be included in their demon-graphic.
Dude, if they do implement this 'law' (and I bet the news will reach Europe), I'll just pretend I'm English, 'cause won't be calling myself an American anymore !
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Old 21.06.2010, 18:20
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

Well it seems that we have gone back at least 70 years? But is this already a law or something they have just come up with ???

EDIT: sorry my question has been answered...not YET a law...shame on GOP!
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Old 21.06.2010, 18:28
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

The headline doesn't reflect the content. Or rather can easily be taken to being a hysterical response to the policy, and so passed over. That is why such headlines are a BAD thing, even if the cause itself is good.

If the headline was less "SHOCK HORROR", then the article itself would carry more weight.

Do you understand now?
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

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I'll just pretend I'm English
Please, don't.

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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

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Dude, if they do implement this 'law' (and I bet the news will reach Europe), I'll just pretend I'm English, 'cause won't be calling myself an American anymore !
Mind going easy on the hyperbole? The Texas GOP platform doesn't represent the whole country.
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

Food for thought

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Old 21.06.2010, 18:59
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

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Mind going easy on the hyperbole? The Texas GOP platform doesn't represent the whole country.
Probably doesn't even represent the whole of the Republican Party.
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Re: Things are going from bad to worse each week! [Texas GOP party platform]

I'm waiting .....

Where is the outrage?
Where are all the four letter words and funny symbols?

- Death penalty for being gay in several countries.
- Life in prison for being gay in a couple dozen countries.
- Severe and minimum penalties across a continent
- The US is pretty gray/blue in the map above


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