Same-sex relationships are being flaunted, some think

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From high school halls to the silver screen, long gone are the days of strictly straight relationships. On television and in school, affairs between students of the same gender become more common each day -- and some students aren't pleased.

"What has happened to our morals?" asks rising senior Katherine Johnson, of Jefferson County High School.

The same-sex preference is evident on MTV. In response to MTV's second season of reality dating show A Shot at Love with bisexual Tila Tequila, Katherine said, "The world has really gone down."

Tila, who chooses to date both sexes, embodies what students such as rising senior Samantha Kitchens feels is wrong.

"There's no self-esteem; people are reading the Bible but interpreting and twisting it into what they want it to say," Samantha said.

On one hand, the media are encouraging a higher level of tolerance in youths; however, what was once a disgrace has been glamorized to a degree that it almost seems preferred, Samantha said.

"It's not good for teens to be watching -- so why put it on a show?" she said.

Parents need to set limits on their children, according to teacher Valerie Robinson.

"I really think we should put the innocence back in our children," she said.

Some teens said they're taking it too seriously.

"I think people are being too cynical," said Marterria Fann, a rising senior at Jefferson County High. "It may not be morally right, but we have to accept people's differences."

William Fleming is a rising senior at Jefferson County High School

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clearview
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clearview 08/05/08 - 05:29 am
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No, Marierria, we do not have

No, Marierria, we do not have to accept people's differences. Stand for what you believe; don't buy into the current popular thought that everything someone wants to be or do is OK.

Dra1000
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Dra1000 08/05/08 - 05:44 am
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Yes and no matter what

Yes and no matter what someone tells you this is not natural. People choose to be what they want and they learn certain types of behavior. It's just like being a drug addict you can also unlearn that same behavior. God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.

stevo
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stevo 08/05/08 - 06:33 am
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This "editorial" and the very

This "editorial" and the very first comment ("we do not have to accept people's differences") demonstrate EXACTLY why gay issues need even more exposure. When gay individuals can lose their job, be denied housing, and be harassed/intimidated for being themselves in this supposedly "civilized" country, then more exposure is needed. When crimes, intended for intimidation of an entire population, motivated solely by hate/distrust are not considered a more serious offense, then more exposure is needed. Sexuality is NOT a "moral" issue, and a gay person IS gay before they ever decide to pursue physical relations with the same sex. The only immoral choice would be to lie to themselves and their loved ones about who they are. The writer's undertones reveal the true Utopian ideal of the anti-gay crowd: ANY gay exposure is too much, and gays do not deserve the respect/safety/security of the "normal" people. That's of course ridiculous, and is a problem the writer will have to deal with, not the gays; we're not going anywhere, and we WILL be treated with respect and equal rights/opportunities in this country.

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pofwe 08/05/08 - 06:54 am
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But the natural man receiveth

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14
KJV The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:9,10. KJV.
Read your Bible & pray everyday and you'll grow, grow, grow!

jyynnie123
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jyynnie123 08/05/08 - 07:32 am
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Good for these kids for not

Good for these kids for not being afraid to show affection to their bf/gf! People need to realize this is NORMAL, and they deserve every right a straight person has. Get out of the 18th century, and quit being so judgemental.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 08/05/08 - 07:50 am
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Who cares. You need to clean

Who cares. You need to clean up your own life before trying to run someone else. I have no problem with gays " Flaunting" their life style anymore than so call straights doing so. As they told us in the military, there is no need for public display of affection that is too extreme. In other words, get a room.

PLAYLIKETHUNDER4
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PLAYLIKETHUNDER4 08/05/08 - 08:13 am
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the simple fact is

the simple fact is homosexuality is not normal, it is an abbohration , the natural true order of biology is male/female.
if you do not beleive this, then think of this...if any of your parents were gay, you would not be here. in all of life there is ebb and flow , in and out , ying and yang,up and down, sorrow and happines....homosexuality is at best settling for a lesser choice and you are missing out on the completeness of life.

kai@reasontostand.org
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kai@reasontostand.org 08/05/08 - 08:38 am
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"Sexuality is NOT a "moral"

"Sexuality is NOT a "moral" issue, and a gay person IS gay before they ever decide to pursue physical relations with the same sex."

So, by that reasoning, someone who is predisposed to have an attraction to younger people is fully justified in persuading their gene-based predisposition.

The fact is that this IS a moral issue because whether you are predisposed to homosexuality or alcoholism, the choice to persue your depraved cravings is wholly up to you.

I will agree with you, though, we do need to discuss this issue more. Being in Canada for the week has shown me how woefully deficient we are in Augusta when it comes to being able to thoughtfully discussing important topics like these.

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moonstar1619 08/05/08 - 08:38 am
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Homosexuality is a choice

Homosexuality is a choice that is made, not one a person is born with. Gays want you to believe that they were born this way but why would God make you that way? Doesn't make sense does it? You don't see animals in the wild going for the same sex to partner with. It is not natural or right!

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whitesouthafricean 08/05/08 - 08:50 am
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wannabe firefighter, what

wannabe firefighter, what military were you in , french?

whitesouthafricean
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whitesouthafricean 08/05/08 - 09:21 am
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And the board of regents says

And the board of regents says it's ok to provide benefits to your same sex fraggot boy/girlfriend, oh I'm sorry, same sex, but not to your opposite sex live in boyfriend/girlfriend---you go figure that one out!!

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prettyINpink 08/05/08 - 09:48 am
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Why are we so worried that

Why are we so worried that our children are watching TV shows where a girl is kissing a girl? Shouln't we be more worried that they are watching a show promoting promiscuity?! The girl on the show "dated" about 20 people at once. I find it amazing that no one has a problem with this fact, only that there were women involved.

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Unbelievable 08/05/08 - 10:28 am
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I think the fact that it

I think the fact that it 'glamorizes' the same-sex relationship is the problem. Flaunting it where no one else cares to see it. The kids dont have to watch those shows, its up to them. But if it is appearing in the halls of the schools then it is up to the school to police. I may be old school, but public displays of affection were not allowed (no matter what your gender preference). It's like 'great your gay, so what?'.

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dani 08/05/08 - 10:45 am
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Why does loving mean having

Why does loving mean having sex. IMHO the problem here is refusing to live without the sex act, be it vile or normal.

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compguy 08/05/08 - 10:55 am
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If you can't/won't/don't love

If you can't/won't/don't love thy neighbor, you'll burn. Don't worry about what goes on in my bedroom. There are much bigger issues including, but not limited to: children not having enough to eat and pollution. If you aren't helping, you're hurting.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 08/05/08 - 11:00 am
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Homophobia is even more

Homophobia is even more rampant now than it was in the 1700s. And this article is exactly why.

The first post said that we don't have to accept other's preferences. Well, we do not have accept someone else's religious preferences, either.

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Farful 08/05/08 - 11:05 am
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Homosexuals are repulsive and

Homosexuals are repulsive and un-natural. They should have no more rights than any other person. I have no interest in knowing your sexual preference and could care less what goes on in your bedroom....just keep it there and don't disgrace yourself.

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RockyMayer 08/05/08 - 11:09 am
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I wish i had seen this

I wish i had seen this article earlier.... you guys are pathetic. Stevo- YES! those of you that thing being gay is "immoral", or "abnormal"... check out some science. SCIENCE, not the BIBLE, fact filled science. times change, and those that point fingers at gays and say (always in the southern twang voice) "SINNERS, going to hell!" need to turn that finger around... if what you preach is true, all sins are the same as the other. A gay or lesbian is not any worse than your children or you have sex out of wedlock... cursing, lying or killing. THIS article angers me. I hope this child interviewed realizes her stupidity, and stops following the flock. Go out and LEARN! Visit somewhere other than a bible thumping city and see truth. its born, not a choice... the same as if your child was ridiculed for being different due to retardation, looks or disease. NOT FAIR. Thats whats immoral.

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RockyMayer 08/05/08 - 11:17 am
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Now i am heated. I would love

Now i am heated. I would love to sit and chat with SOME of you and actually discuss this, but being online and posting with such anonymity seems to bring out the worst in some.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 08/05/08 - 11:18 am
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Thank you Rocky Mayer. I am

Thank you Rocky Mayer. I am also livid at this article and the indoctrination that the homophobic Baby Boomers are instilling into our young children.

An increasing percentage of people are born gay now -- around one in every ten are. That is something that cannot be helped. Just like you cannot help what color your skin is. Just like you cannot help whether or not your child has autism.

That is why I am calling on all gay tourists to boycott every state that is anti-gay.

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RockyMayer 08/05/08 - 11:34 am
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get get a blue boy? huh? im a

get get a blue boy? huh? im a girl... btw

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RogerThornhill 08/05/08 - 11:49 am
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So when did 'a shot at love

So when did 'a shot at love with tila tequila' aka 'the deadliest catch' speak for all same-sex relationships??? btw any time someone uses adam and steve in a legitimate argument I want to hit them.

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TakeAstand 08/05/08 - 11:50 am
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increasingly more are born

increasingly more are born gay? Like it is something in the water? What does than mean? The only reason seems to me to be that many gay people increasingly "born" isn't that, but people are raising their children that it is ok and they know no better as small children. I do not hate, and will not teach hate to my son, but I will do everthing in my power to instill it is wrong in him. It is no different than teaching your child that to do drugs is wrong. If they do either, you cope and still love them, but as a parent I will teach him it is wrong wrong wrong! If it wasn't unnatural, 2 of the same sex would be able to procreate!! Has nothing to do with hate. And just as druggies do not do it in public, I agree with ghtty and unbeliveable..... keep it in your own home or surrounding do not impose on others who are trying to teach different morals to their child. Children at the park should not be witnessing anyone frenching... especially 2 of the same sex, I have seen it a few time over the years and just left the park. At 3 I shouldn't have to answer mommy, why are 2 daddy's kissing, you told me not to kiss other boys. I am not at 3 going to say, its ok to kiss boys and have boyfriends, why knowingly set my son up for a life of hardship? Has nothing to do with hate. Since you want us to accept you do not infringe on us either if you want to keep the peace and really be accepted. We all should accept everyone for our differences and tolerate them, but we do not have to like it or condone it.

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RockyMayer 08/05/08 - 11:56 am
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Roger, i agree. that

Roger, i agree. that statement tells me that there is no point continuing the conversation.

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willistontownsc 08/05/08 - 12:06 pm
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If homosexuality was wrong,

If homosexuality was wrong, then wouldn't you think that same-sex friendships are wrong and would you tell your son/daughter to ONLY hang out with the opposite gender?

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devilishlymad67 08/05/08 - 12:06 pm
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if you change a few of the

if you change a few of the words in these posts.......it would like the 1980's when everyone was freaked out (and many still are) about mixed race relationships. Put it into perspective.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/05/08 - 12:10 pm
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2 totally different ball

2 totally different ball parks there willistontown. lol Sex is actually meant to be for procreating not recreation, that is just a bonus lol I don't know about you but I dont sleep with all my friends. lol My only problem with it is the public displays and things like the stupid thing people were trying to pass into school to force elementary school kids to learn it is ok to be gay!!! I have gay friends and as long as they do not do public displays in front of my son or is trying to influence him to be gay, they are continued welcome here. Its just like if you teach your kids to accept and not pick on kids with glasses.. it does not mean why don't you go poke your eyes out so you can wear them too becuase its ok since more and more wear glasses!!

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RockyMayer 08/05/08 - 12:13 pm
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sex is for fun. procreating

sex is for fun. procreating is one of the disturbing side effects.

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willistontownsc 08/05/08 - 12:16 pm
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Not anymore, TakeAstand. On

Not anymore, TakeAstand. On Thursday, I was reading something about friendships (on Wikipedia) and the fear of homophobia has led to a steady DECLINE in the number of friendships, and this was even more profound in men. This study has been conducted since 1985. In fact, nearly 22 out of every 25 men don't have a confidant of the same gender.

But you are right about a majority of people not sleeping with their friends for procreative purposes.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/05/08 - 12:16 pm
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lmaooo Rocky. You have a

lmaooo Rocky. You have a point!!

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