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Chris Vince said,         
December 1 2011

Wow.
I really don’t think he’s going to respond here, but just in case:
In regards to evidence, I don’t think I have to do your homework for you, Royalist. You are making claims, please provide evidence.
In regards to exceptions, you are right, they are exceptions to the rule. Exactly my point! The fact that there are exceptions shows that it is not a hard and fast rule, but a malleable guideline.
In regards to harms. Your argument is still invalid. Show your proof or shut up.
Finally, in regards to swearing, WTF is an acronym which may or may not refer to a specific obscenity. It is used specifically because it is vague; if you read an obscenity there, it is because you are obscene. My use of it reflected my complete bafflement at how you can, in the same breath, claim to support equal rights irrespective of sexual orientation, and support this legislation in Nigeria. How you can then go on to spew such a hate-filled, misinformed, ignorant, bigoted, sexist, homophobic rant, and then return to your claim of respect for equal rights.

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PirateJenny said,         
December 2 2011

Wow. I don’t even know where to begin in correcting his “facts.” A bisexual woman is someone who has both vaginal and anal sex? Ummm… sure, buddy. The anal tract has no defenses against viruses and that’s why we have AIDS? Riiiiight. Because the vaginal tract DOES have so many defenses against AIDS. I have no idea where this guy studied… perhaps that’s the problem… he didn’t.

Things like this just illustrate to me why gay marriage and gay rights continue to be such hot-button issues. Even an intelligent, thinking person can be homophobic. It isn’t about rationality for some people. It’s a totally irrational fear or repulsion of gay people. It’s a completely emotional reaction, not a rational one, no matter how much they try to rationalize it.

In my experience, the only cure for homophobia is personally getting to know gay people as friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Once you see that they are just like the rest of us, it’s hard to deny them the rights that we hold dear. But until then, some people, in their ignorance, consider gays some kind of semi-human subspecies. It baffles me, but that’s because I have known tons of gay people.

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Sarah said,         
December 2 2011

Thanks for commenting, guys. Thanks for correcting this spewing of venom from a guy who is an embarrassment to the atheist community. Clearly he’s not part of the skeptic community, or he wouldn’t be talking like this!

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