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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3015 on: March 16, 2018, 04:44:50 PM »
What assholes.

If you have a Facebook page and want to express yourself about this, the paper has a FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Olton-Enterprise-312499497003/reviews/

Oh Good!!! I sure will.

This just pisses me off so badly!!!
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3016 on: March 16, 2018, 05:31:12 PM »
Currently,  out of 604 reviews, they have 531 1-star reviews.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3017 on: March 16, 2018, 06:06:53 PM »
Currently,  out of 604 reviews, they have 531 1-star reviews.

Is this out of 5 stars?

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3018 on: March 16, 2018, 06:27:15 PM »
Is this out of 5 stars?

Yes, 5 stars being the best, and 1 the worst.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3019 on: March 17, 2018, 06:54:27 AM »
The paper’s owner is religious / Baptist who’s invoking "his right to censor" people out of existence - all just because he disagrees.  Hmm, sounds pretty radical to me?  What ever happens to "love thy neighbor?"  I'll wager the paper does not censor heterosexual death or marriage announcements for people who’ve been married more than once by only printing their first spouse in obituaries or refusing to run a wedding announcement if either in the heterosexual couple has been married more than once. There are plenty to scriptures to counter what that man is doing, and scriptures against divorce as well. Funny, how conveniently they also ignore those when they don't fit their agenda.

Hypocrisy and bigotry are often on prime display by people hiding behind their "religious beliefs."  That is why that agenda is such a dangerous slope - for everyone!  Later, V. 
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3020 on: June 28, 2018, 11:44:37 PM »
In our news today. Sometime I need to pinch myself to believe the things I read, it would have been so unbelievable when I was young.

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/cops-same-sex-proposal-grand-gesture

A police recruit who proposed to his same-sex partner on the day of his graduation has revealed he wanted a big stage to express his love.
Constable Erik Meechan yesterday proposed to his partner of five years, Matty Judd, in front of fellow graduating recruits, their families and Commissioner Mike Bush and Police Minister Stuart Nash.

Normally reserved, Meechan thought the occasion instead required a grand gesture.

"My usual style would be to have done it at home while we were watching a movie or something, but graduation is a very special event that means a lot to us," Meechan said.

"I just wanted it to be a bit special, a bit different."

Meechan made his move just as graduating members of Wing 315 finished a thunderous haka – the last task of their initial training at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua.

As winner of the Commissioner's Award for Leadership, he had already stood in front of his 77 wingmates and hundreds of family and friends to give a speech.

But this time there were fewer words, though they meant so much more.

"Could Matty Judd please come forward?" Meechan said.

When a surprised Judd stepped out of the audience, Meechan dropped to one knee and proposed.

The answer was yes.

There were tears, hugs, photos, more tears, more hugs, enthusiastic applause and loud cheering.

Commissioner Bush and Minister Nash were among the first to offer their congratulations.

"It was just awesome," Commissioner Bush said.

"I wish Eric and Matty all the very best for the future."

Judd said he was usually the one more likely to pull out a grand gesture, so Meechan had caught him by surprise.

"We've talked about it for a while but it's one of those things that will always be a surprise," he said.

"He's normally very reserved – I'm much more likely to do something extravagant.

"I think he wanted to do something extravagant that I would appreciate. And I did."

Commissioner Bush said the proposal and supportive reception showed how police culture embraced the diversity of modern New Zealand.


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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3021 on: June 29, 2018, 08:42:19 AM »
Beautiful.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3022 on: June 29, 2018, 08:43:26 AM »
How lovely!
“When we grow older still we’ll speak about those two young men as if they were two strangers..... And we’ll want to call it envy, because to call it regret would break our hearts.”

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3023 on: June 29, 2018, 04:05:28 PM »
That is such a great story, Brian!  Thanks for sharing it!

I'll put in in TDS next week!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3024 on: July 09, 2018, 10:43:18 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44771543

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3025 on: September 06, 2018, 02:01:11 AM »
Great news for India! It’s been a long time coming.

https://www.facebook.com/PeterTatchellFoundation/videos/290082468479075/
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3026 on: September 06, 2018, 02:13:51 AM »
I just read it in the paper, yay for India!

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3027 on: September 10, 2018, 05:16:57 AM »

Geaux India !!

God knows it was about time.
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