Gay rights advocates to protest SC date violence bill

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COLUMBIA — Gay rights advocates are protesting the exclusion of gay and lesbian relationships from a South Carolina bill meant to curb teen dating violence.

Democratic Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg and Ken Kennedy of Greeleyville are among those criticizing last week's vote in the House to bar any mention of gays from the proposed program for middle and high school students.

They plan to join members of the South Carolina Progressive Network and the local chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays on Tuesday to protest the amended bill. It requires another vote before moving to the Senate.

Republican Greg Delleney of Chester said he pushed for the change because he believes it would lead to school officials teaching children about same-sex relationships.

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TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 05/19/09 - 02:34 pm
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Nicely put STOLT!! My point

Nicely put STOLT!! My point exactly, just because we do not condone it, does not mean we are hateful violent bigots, but you can't convince these people of that. Oh how intolerant they are. lol

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 05/19/09 - 02:35 pm
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Amen jack @ 2:54!

Amen jack @ 2:54!

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/19/09 - 02:37 pm
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Oh, I KNEW we'd get to

Oh, I KNEW we'd get to Marxism sooner or later! And then, of course, Hollywood! The usual suspects! Hey, WhiteRhino (you with the Aryan fetish) do you have any proof that Marxism is tolerant of homosexuality? They really have nothing to do with each other. And I think making the shock go away is an excellent goal for an egalitarian society, which we're supposed to be.

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/19/09 - 02:39 pm
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BTW, you ever heard of the

BTW, you ever heard of the Kinsey Scale? Not everyone is a 1 or a 6--we're all somewhere along the continuum. Wrap your minds around THAT.

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/19/09 - 03:01 pm
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6 Roman 23 from Jack 257 post

6 Roman 23 from Jack 257 post "Yes, my God has condemend homsexuality and that is good enough for me and my fellow Christians. We can hate the sin and love the sinner as Jesus taught us. Posted by jack on Tue May 19, 2009 2:57 PM " But I can see by your handle that you think they should be dead. Shame on you. Get your facts straight; now go and sin no more.

devilishlymad67
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devilishlymad67 05/19/09 - 03:05 pm
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To the person that stated a

To the person that stated a parent does not have the "right" to decide what their child/ren are exposed to. It seems that mindset is where this country lost part of personal responsibility. As a parent I have the right to decide who my child associates with, what they listen to, what they read and what they see, whether it is on the movie screen, tv or in person. As a parent my job was to guide, instruct, teach, lead by example and all those other wonderful things. Only a fool thinks that a parent job isn't composed of those things.

AAQueen
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AAQueen 05/19/09 - 03:10 pm
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Last msg for me but I just

Last msg for me but I just had to say this

WHITERHINO U R AN [filtered word]H##E or a closet homosexuals and feel if you bash them then it will make you feel superior and delusional

Frank I
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Frank I 05/19/09 - 03:17 pm
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"As a parent my job was to

"As a parent my job was to guide, instruct, teach, lead by example" and yes, you have the right to decide what your child is exposed to.. but that only goes so far.. once they begin to leave your constant supervision, that influence is severely limited, and you should be prepared educate them on things they may not have been exposed to in the home environment..

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/19/09 - 03:27 pm
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devilishlymad, I was the one

devilishlymad, I was the one who wrote it and I stand by it. Unless you keep all media out of your house, prohibit your children from visiting the public library and bookstore, opt to homeschool (the better to force-feed them your own narrow views rather than expose them to other perspectives and knowledge) and do a background check on every child and family you encounter, you CANNOT control everything your kid is exposed to. Thank god. How arrogant can you be to assume you are--or should be--the sole source of your child's education and experience?

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 05/19/09 - 03:30 pm
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I totally applaud Gilda

I totally applaud Gilda Cobb-Hunter. She deserves the Congressional Medal of Freedom for her tireless work in trying to advance the cause of freedom, something that is VERY foreign to the South Carolinians who continuously vote to re-elect idiots like Greg Delleney, Mike Fair, Jim DeMint, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford every damn time.

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6Romans23 05/19/09 - 03:31 pm
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UHHH....AA check the time of

UHHH....AA check the time of your post - 2:29 BEFORE Jacks.
And I think they should be dead? where did that come from? I think you may be educated in the theology but do not believe/follow, that's the reason your always popping off about it. And if thats the case then no of us actually care how well you know, quote, agree or disagree

HotFoot
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HotFoot 05/19/09 - 03:31 pm
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To clarify, I said that your

To clarify, I said that your desire to control what your child is exposed to in the world is limited by other people's freedom to be and do what they want. You don't want your kid to see two men kissing? Stay out of the park or have a conversation with your child...just don't infringe on their right to do what straight couples do. Personally, I haven't seen that since I lived in San Francisco 25 years ago, but it wouldn't faze me or my children, who have been raised to respect (and even embrace) differences (although I will admit they aren't ever gonna embrace racism or homophobia or people who practice them).

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 05/19/09 - 03:35 pm
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The homophobes have come out

The homophobes have come out in force, I see. From Takeastand to jack, patriciathomas to Ode, the homophobes are reveling in this. This is MORE proof that NOT ALL MEN are created equal in America, no matter what ANYONE or ANYTHING says.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:19 pm
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I think the best thing to do

I think the best thing to do is just shelter your kids. Never let them out of the house. Don't let them travel at all and see how other cultures around the world are. I mean if you can't handle diversity in the park the best thing to do is cover your eyes and ears and pray REALLY hard, maybe it will all go away.
Posted by BarstoolDreamer on Tue May 19, 2009 10:14 AM....My kids have traveled all over the world and still do not accept homosexuality. Like heteros, what [filtered word] do behind closed doors is their business, but don't try to shove it down my or my grand kids throats.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:26 pm
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So, you're a xenophobe as

So, you're a xenophobe as well as a homophobe. Ok, how about this: When I see proselytizers in the park hawking their religion like bootleg CDs, I guess you won't think me rude if I stand next to them and explain to my kids in a loud voice that what they're doing is WRONG (oops, sorry if my caps offended your delicate sensibilities) and Mommy and Daddy don't believe in making something that is private public.
Posted by HotFoot on Tue May 19, 2009 10:08 AM....Then you have to tell your kid WHY some one preaching in the park is wrong because it sure ain't against the law and people can listen or not listen. Two [filtered word] kissing in the park draws attention from the general population though not illegal, but because it is not NORMAL behavior.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:30 pm
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The homophobes have come out

The homophobes have come out in force, I see. From Takeastand to jack, patriciathomas to Ode, the homophobes are reveling in this. This is MORE proof that NOT ALL MEN are created equal in America, no matter what ANYONE or ANYTHING says.
Posted by willistontownsc on Tue May 19, 2009 4:35 PMWiilie, spewing your usal ignroance I see. It just so happens that two good friends of mine are lesbians. They know I don't approve of homosexuality so they don't push it on me (or anyone else). Both very nice people, and one beng in public office knows not to flaunt it in public. BTW, everyone is born equal, but develop very differently based on many aspects of their environment. I askd you once before and got no answer-you claim to be male, but have a unusual interest in feminist and homosexual causes. Are you transgender (or wish you were)?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 04:37 pm
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Willi, everyone has the same

Willi, everyone has the same civil rights granted to us by the US Constitution. If a child is physically or mentally abused in any way then it is the schools responsibility to punish those involved. Its not the schools place to teach that homosexuality is a norm of society.That does not make people Bigots, that is the propaganda machine of the Progressives to introduce kids to homosexuality.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:40 pm
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MOM bless your heart but you

MOM bless your heart but you have added fuel to the fire. No doubt some are writting no or thinking that your son is gay because of your life style. Pay them no mind.
Posted by AAQueen on Tue May 19, 2009 12:21 PM....Prove otherwise. We as kids, mirror our parents or parent.

Frank I
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Frank I 05/19/09 - 04:42 pm
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"Then you have to tell your

"Then you have to tell your kid WHY some one preaching in the park is wrong"-because that same second amendment that guarantees ones right to freedom of religion also guarantees my right to freedom from religion...

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:46 pm
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that same sex relationships

that same sex relationships are excluded from certain protections, is descrimination..
Posted by Frank Irvine on Tue May 19, 2009 2:43 PM....exactly what "protections" are you not afforded by law?

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:49 pm
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I totally applaud Gilda

I totally applaud Gilda Cobb-Hunter. She deserves the Congressional Medal of Freedom for her tireless work in trying to advance the cause of freedom, something that is VERY foreign to the South Carolinians who continuously vote to re-elect idiots like Greg Delleney, Mike Fair, Jim DeMint, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford every damn time.
Posted by willistontownsc on Tue May 19, 2009 4:30 PM....Willie, an ingornat azz like you calling these fine, educated men "idiots" (because they are Republicans) is almost laughable.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 04:51 pm
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"Then you have to tell your

"Then you have to tell your kid WHY some one preaching in the park is wrong"-because that same second amendment that guarantees ones right to freedom of religion also guarantees my right to freedom from religion...
Posted by Frank Irvine on Tue May 19, 2009 5:42 PM...It also guarantees free speech and assembly. You can tell your kid that you don't believe what the person is preaching, but you are wrong to say it is wrong to preach it.

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Frank I 05/19/09 - 04:56 pm
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Willi, everyone has the same

Willi, everyone has the same civil rights granted to us by the US Constitution...
Posted by milton1874 on Tue May 19, 2009 5:37 PM.. if that is the case, why is SC's government making provisions to make protections under the law unequal for gay and lesbian children?

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Frank I 05/19/09 - 04:57 pm
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by your own argument jack,

by your own argument jack, it's wrong to "force it down my throat"

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jack 05/19/09 - 05:05 pm
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jack....why should tyhe gay

jack....why should tyhe gay kids have the hetero beliefs "forced" on them? and jack...Ihope you also don't eat shrimp and smite your waitress for working on the sabboth like your god commands also.
Posted by BarstoolDreamer on Tue May 19, 2009 2:57 PM....Barstoolmentality, I didn't know schools were teaching anything about heterosexuality vs homosexuality. As for the waitress, Jesus was also accused of working on the Sabath, wasn't he (or would you know that?)

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 05:07 pm
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Frank, Who, what and where,

Frank, Who, what and where, is heterosexuality being shoved down your throat? It isn't we heteros that are making all the buhaha about [filtered word], it is YOU and your ilk.

jack
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jack 05/19/09 - 05:08 pm
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why is SC's government making

why is SC's government making provisions to make protections under the law unequal for gay and lesbian children?
Posted by Frank Irvine on Tue May 19, 2009 5:56 PM....show me the legislation that is doing this.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 05:11 pm
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Does the SC Law exclude

Does the SC Law exclude Homosexual kids from being harassed? It is lawful for to beat up students who proclaim to be gay? All students are protected by law against harassment of all forms. You and the other progressives want homosexuality taught as a norm to society in Schools.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 05:12 pm
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It is not about civil rights,

It is not about civil rights, its about your ideology.

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corgimom 05/19/09 - 05:21 pm
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When I was in school, there

When I was in school, there were gay kids. We all knew who they were. People are naive and clueless if they think their kids aren't going to public school with gay kids. And did you know that school districts are being sued- and successfully sued- by gay and lesbian kids who were bullied and the school didn't protect them? Gay and lesbian kids have just as much right to an education as heterosexual kids. In fact, I'd far rather have that in school then the convicted felons that are now going to school. I don't see anything wrong with a school teaching that all people deserve respect and bullying is not ok. How could anyone not think that was the right thing to teach?

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