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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3105 on: July 04, 2019, 07:35:05 AM »
Yes, indeed ! That is my experience, though I've never been to Iran and spent only a few days in Penang. I've known people from many countries in Australia.

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(Penang is fantastic, btw.)
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3106 on: July 04, 2019, 11:01:26 AM »

Thanks for posting those images, Ingy.

The first group...started out as one themed idea and turned into a different one.
Both very different statements.

Loved what you wrote: "Apparently, beauty and happiness are the biggest offense to people who have never experienced it/them."


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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3107 on: July 04, 2019, 11:37:39 AM »

You're welcome, Lyle.

And thanks for what you say about my remark. ;-)

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3108 on: July 05, 2019, 09:36:29 AM »
These are beautiful photographs, and the destruction of them is criminal. Everyone is right in that this is increasing again, thinking they have 'permission' to do this.

Here in Albuquerque, the city spent $30,000 to to paint a crosswalk for the Pride celebration here. Two days after it was finished, a group of motorcyclists burned rubber over it, defacing it permanently.

Fortunately there were plenty of security cameras that caught it and were able to catch the incident, and they were able to make arrests. The Mayor said that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I know this sounds like a lot of money for a crosswalk, but normal white line ones cost $10,000 and only last 3-4 years. This one used highway paint and will last 10 yrs. There were lots of donations to have it repaired.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3109 on: July 05, 2019, 09:38:55 AM »
Good that they were caught, and that the lines will be repaired.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3110 on: July 05, 2019, 09:48:28 AM »
Yes, I agree. Although this does happen here, Albuquerque rates 74 out of 100 from HRC for support of the LGBT+ community. I am very happy about this!
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3111 on: July 05, 2019, 09:59:51 AM »
These are beautiful photographs, and the destruction of them is criminal. Everyone is right in that this is increasing again, thinking they have 'permission' to do this.

1. Thank you. 2. It's a sad and worrying tendency.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3112 on: July 05, 2019, 10:00:25 AM »
The Mayor said that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I'm glad to hear.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3113 on: July 05, 2019, 10:00:48 AM »
There were lots of donations to have it repaired.

That's great.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3114 on: July 05, 2019, 10:01:15 AM »
Although this does happen here, Albuquerque rates 74 out of 100 from HRC for support of the LGBT+ community. I am very happy about this!

Very positive!
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3115 on: July 05, 2019, 03:47:20 PM »

Fortunately there were plenty of security cameras that caught it and were able to catch the incident, and they were able to make arrests. The Mayor said that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I know this sounds like a lot of money for a crosswalk, but normal white line ones cost $10,000 and only last 3-4 years. This one used highway paint and will last 10 yrs. There were lots of donations to have it repaired.

The judge should make those asswipes pay full restitution and impound the bikes  and make them repair the damages personally under the supervision of the folks who installed it initially.  I'd go a step further and make them wear rainbow tee-shirts while making the repairs too.  And then serve 40 hours community service in the local homeless shelters as partial recompense for the hateful gesture. Not a lot different from all the incidents which have happened since all these bigots have been emboldened with the election of the orange menace.   V.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3116 on: July 05, 2019, 10:20:12 PM »
Hi Vincent. Many people were outraged by this. It was such an upsetting thing and watching the video made me sick.
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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3117 on: September 03, 2019, 09:52:14 PM »
Conversion therapy group founder comes out as gay, apologizes

BY JESSICA CAMPISI - 09/03/19 12:17 PM EDT

The founder of one of the nation’s largest conversion therapy programs, who spent decades leading the organization, now says he is gay, apologizing for his role in the practice.  McKrae Game, who founded and led Hope for Wholeness in South Carolina, publicly announced he was gay in early June, more than two years after the organization’s board of directors abruptly fired him.

In a Facebook post last week, Game, 51, said he was “wrong,” adding: “Please forgive me.”  “I certainly regret where I caused harm,” he wrote. “Promoting the triadic model that blamed parents and conversion or prayer therapy, that made many people believe that their orientation was wrong, bad, sinful, evil, and worse that they could change was absolutely harmful."

“It’s all in my past, but many, way TOO MANY continue believing that there is something wrong with themselves and wrong with people that choose to live their lives honestly and open as gay, lesbian, trans, etc.,” he added. “Learn to love yourself and others.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/459723-conversion-therapy-group-founder-comes-out-as-gay-apologizes

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3118 on: September 04, 2019, 04:01:16 AM »
^^^  WOW.  Why am I not surprised?  I'll give him credit for finally coming clean, admitting and apologizing for all the harm he's promoted.  Maybe the karma scales will rebalance for him.

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Re: Is society really as accepting as it claims?
« Reply #3119 on: September 04, 2019, 12:28:51 PM »
Conversion therapy group founder comes out as gay, apologizes

BY JESSICA CAMPISI - 09/03/19 12:17 PM EDT

McKrae Game, who founded and led Hope for Wholeness in South Carolina, publicly announced he was gay in early June, more than two years after the organization’s board of directors abruptly fired him.

I had to look up why he was fired two years ago.

Info says that he was open about being gay during his time with this organization, even though he started the organization. A lot of people always demonize someone like this for their actions, but imagine being so against yourself that you believe the religious rhetoric and try to change and get others to as well. They don't need further demonizing.

Anyway...He was fired for watching gay porno which he was open about struggling with even when he started the organization.