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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Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 06:30 pm
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Corgimom that is not what is

Corgimom that is not what is in question here. No one in there right mind wants to see any kid get bullied. What the gays want is for the schools to teach homosexuality as a norm in society.

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justus5 05/19/09 - 06:31 pm
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Why do you guys even argue

Why do you guys even argue about this? Neither side is going to concede to the other. Also, since when is tolerance a good thing? Tolerance is not positive acceptance of another people's way of life. Tolerance is simply saying "I simply tolerate what you are doing."

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 06:51 pm
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Justus5 I like the others

Justus5 I like the others want to protect what we believe in. I have a teenager in school, and I don't want him being taught that homosexuality is a normal part of society. However my son is taught to tolerate others that are not like minded.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/19/09 - 06:51 pm
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Why are you so sure that

Why are you so sure that schools are teaching that? I've said this before. Parents have a 5 year head start on schools. If someone is such a poor parent that you cannot explain to your children your beliefs and why you feel that way, then don't blame the schools. Schools and teachers cannot undo, good or bad, what children live with for all their childhoods. What on earth would be wrong with a parent saying "This is what the school textbook said but we feel differently and this is why, based on our beliefs"? Why would that be so hard? Gay people are a fact of life, there are gay kids in school, and all of you who are so concerned about "sheltering" their children- are you equally concerned about heterosexual children that are in sexual relationships, influencing your children? What are you doing about that? You need to be way more worried about that because that is a whole lot more common.

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Frank I 05/19/09 - 07:01 pm
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you are incorrect milton, the

you are incorrect milton, the bill will require the state's school districts to distribute information to parents and students about the dangers of abusive teen relationships, however the referenced included an amendment that all written materials reference heterosexual relationships only.. this is essentially removing protections from the gay and lesbian children that may be involved in the same situations.. one may or may not agree with the lifestyle, but you cannot walk through life pretending that they're not there.. it's not like "peek-a-boo" with an infant.. if you cover your eyes you're not invisible and they're still there.. they should be afforded the same inclusion as everyone else.. to pretend that children haven't learned from their peers about homosexual relationships by the time they're in middleschool is just outright mental blindness.. I knew what gay was by that time without question.. ask any kid today..

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palomino9 05/19/09 - 07:04 pm
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homosexuality is not a

homosexuality is not a behavioral choice, and if you believe so, you are an uneducated idiot. this bill furthers the hatred and segregationalist views of the right-wing coalition. Jesus preached inclusion and love, not hatred and bigotry. Can't wait to see which group ends up in Heaven.

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Frank I 05/19/09 - 07:06 pm
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and jack, I don't know if you

and jack, I don't know if you missed it but I am heterosexual so of course it's not being shoved down my throat, my last remark on that statement was regarding the soap-box proselytizer in the park....

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corgimom 05/19/09 - 07:23 pm
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I never worried about my

I never worried about my child being "exposed" to homosexuality. What are people so afraid of? So what if the schools teach that homosexuality exists? This is all based on parental fears that maybe their child will be gay or lesbian. If they are, it's not because the schools taught it. Show me one person that said "I'm gay or lesbian because I learned about it in school". No one can make someone gay or lesbian, just like no one made you heterosexual- you just are. The person who figures out sexual attraction will make billions.

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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 07:26 pm
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Jesus taught to beware of

Jesus taught to beware of people having a form of godliness but have none there of. Jesus does love the homosexual as much as he loves me. The difference is acknowledging the sin and repentance. From the teachings of the bible homosexuals are sinners. People are born with sin and every persons sins are different. It is up to the sinner to resist temptation. If you truly in your heart want to know the truth, separate your self from this world and read the bible and pray. In that time the truth shall set you free. However you must be seeking truth and not justification. Jesus preached against using Gods word as justification for sin.

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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 07:35 pm
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Corgimom I don't worry for my

Corgimom I don't worry for my boys either. It is not the place of the government to teach homosexuality as a norm in society. It violates the separation of the church and state.

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BarstoolDreamer 05/19/09 - 07:36 pm
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Jack.....you are right, i am

Jack.....you are right, i am sure jesus has a better place for you than me in heavan....i am sure it not about love or respect but it is about proving your point and pointing out the shortcomings of others...good luck with that

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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 07:39 pm
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Frank in your 7:01 post I am

Frank in your 7:01 post I am sure the Gay kids can translate the meaning to them.

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George30909 05/19/09 - 07:41 pm
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If this normal culture of

If this normal culture of Life would follow the Bible Teachings there would be no Queers around. The would all be stoned to death as it says do to them. Sorry if you do not like the word or name Queer, but Gay means you are Happy, that is one screwed up name to use for someone that has a Queer Way about them for Queer means. 1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/19/09 - 07:54 pm
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Milton, I don't follow you.

Milton, I don't follow you. How does it violate the separation of church and state? It's not a religion and it's not illegal to be homosexual.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 08:30 pm
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It is a religious issue!

It is a religious issue!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 05/19/09 - 08:46 pm
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It's YOUR religious issue

It's YOUR religious issue

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/19/09 - 09:25 pm
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That is right and it violates

That is right and it violates my civil rights.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 05/19/09 - 09:35 pm
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Which one, milton?

Which one, milton?

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soldout 05/19/09 - 09:40 pm
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One theory for the extra gays

One theory for the extra gays these days is the consumption of soy products. If you want your boys to become men you need to drop the soy products. Some think they are gay and they are just effected by soy products. Drop the soy and the girls may start looking good. It is all a choice and it is sin plain and simple. Hate the sin ( Jesus did) love the sinner ( Jeus did). He ate with sinners but never told them what they were doing was okay. He said , go and sin no more. Life is so simple and so black and white we have to hire help to get confused.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 05/19/09 - 09:44 pm
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soldout, thank you. You are a

soldout, thank you. You are a shining star in the republican party...

George30909
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George30909 05/19/09 - 10:04 pm
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Justus if mankind would

Justus if mankind would follow the Bible like they should there would not be a problem as I said about all the Queers would be dead.

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jajo1012 05/20/09 - 01:23 am
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degenerative lifestyle,

degenerative lifestyle, WhiteRhino? how about [filtered word] you

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wizzardx1 05/20/09 - 05:45 am
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This is just ANOTHER example

This is just ANOTHER example of christians picking which parts of the bible to adhere.Either adhere to ALL of the bible or SHUT UP. There is NO such thing as a politically correct christian.

LynxRHot
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LynxRHot 05/20/09 - 07:13 am
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Why is it that not condoning

Why is it that not condoning certain acts makes someone a bigot? I have several gay friends, and they know I disagree with their lifestyle. That doesn't make me a bigot. And YES, it IS a lifestyle...just as living in adultery, shacking up with someone you aren't married to, sex outside of marriage, the list could go on and on. I agree that no one can really control whom they are attracted to. BUT....we DO CONTROL what we choose to do with our bodies....PERIOD. As a married woman, there are times when i am attracted to other men. Does that give me the excuse to act on it just because "I can't help it...i was born this way." NO!!! In relation to this article, every parent has the responsibility for determining what their children are exposed to. Why is it that the gay agenda is pushed so hard towards our children?

George30909
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George30909 05/20/09 - 07:43 am
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This is just ANOTHER example

This is just ANOTHER example of christians picking which parts of the bible to adhere.Either adhere to ALL of the bible or SHUT UP. There is NO such thing as a politically correct christian. In what way are you refering to Idiot. If you are going to make a brash statement back it up with your thoughts. Or you STFU.

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