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Comment by Sentient Biped on November 26, 2010 at 3:47pm
397 members to this group. Almost 400. 400th member gets..... the honor of being the 400th member. woo hoo!
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 24, 2010 at 12:22am
Words have consequences.
In France and Germany Fred Phelps (of Westboro Baptist Church) and his ilk would be arrested for the crime of insult -- defamation of a social group. -- Gary

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SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010

Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...\
ed-for-hate-crimes

from the web site of Southern Poverty Law Center:

" 'As Americans become more accepting of homosexuals, the most extreme elements of the anti-gay movement are digging in their heels and continuing to defame gays and lesbians with falsehoods that grow more incendiary by the day,' said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report. 'The leaders of this movement may deny it, but it seems clear that their demonization of homosexuals plays a role in fomenting the violence, hatred and bullying we're seeing.' "

"The law enforcement edition of Intelligence Report, which is being sent to about 55,000 officers, also contains a training DVD to help officers recognize the threat when dealing with extremists from the 'sovereign citizens' movement. This past May, two officers in West Memphis, Ark., were murdered when they stopped two sovereigns."

references:

Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/

Westboro Baptist Church Home Page
Site of anti-homosexual propagandist Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas.
www.godhatesfags.com
Comment by Sentient Biped on November 23, 2010 at 9:32pm
Speaking of Columbus Ohio, domestic partners of city workers now to have benefits. My partner isn't very domestic, maybe I need to move to Columbus. Nah, they probably wont do the windows either.
Comment by Phillip Borders on November 21, 2010 at 6:45pm
Well, I appreciate the input from everyone. I guess I touched on a sensitive topic for many of us. I've decided to try to put myself out there more and be positive. We'll see what happens. Thanks, again.
If you're from the Columbus, Ohio area, I could always use friends.
Comment by dr kellie on November 21, 2010 at 9:23am
There is nothing more joyful than the kindness of strangers.
Comment by Sentient Biped on November 21, 2010 at 9:22am
bizarre beleif system of a gay christian at the Moody bible institute. mlive.com. Citing statistics that suggest 91 percent of non-Christians see churchgoers as anti-homosexual, Yuan said Christian schools must spark dialogue instead of fear and anxiety. Then says that his homosexuality need not consign him to singleness forever. “We need to come around in how we view relationships,” said Yuan, stating that marriage should be less about sex than about a man and woman loving each other. “You don’t have to be heterosexual to get married. My identity in Christ is No. 1.” also :“I did not leave homosexuality because it was so bad. I left homosexuality because I found something better, and that was Jesus.” I think the truth is he did not "leave homosexuality", he's still gay and admits it, he suppresses it. Bet he's an interesting date on Saturday night.....

The comments on the article, as usual, do not build confidence in the intelligence of humans. Some aren't bad.
Comment by Sentient Biped on November 20, 2010 at 6:35pm
On the other hand, you could be like the dog chasing the bus, the bus stops, and the dog thinks "now what do I do?"
Comment by A Former Member on November 20, 2010 at 6:13pm
Well, we're just a miserable lot, aren't we! : )

To be honest, I'm neither aggressive or needy. I never even get to that stage. I can't even find someone to talk to. Seriously, how can I come across as needy if I can't find someone to spend 5 minutes with me over a cup of coffee?

I get cruised every once in a while, but that does not interest me, really. Plus, I'm not generally interested in the men who cruise me anyhow.

I think it is ridiculous. I live in Dallas Fucking Texas. We have a huge gay population, and I can't find a single gay friend or partner. What the fuck is wrong with us today?
Comment by katchaya on November 20, 2010 at 6:01pm
I have been reading this thread but this is my first post. I too have sort of given up on finding someone. I live in a small city in Mass where there are very limited options in meeting people. I am not a bar person. I am enrolled in college at the moment but at 47 I am almost 30 years older than most of the people I meet there. There does not seem to be an active GSA (I know that at one time there was) and no Atheist org that I can find there either. The local skeptic meetup is in Boston, almost an hour away. I just wish it was easier to meet new people. I do have hobbies and volunteer for a few local organizations. But right now at my house it's just me, 3 dogs, 3 birds and a cat. LOL. My best female friends are all str8. I have alot of gay male friends but almost no lesbian ones.
For a very long period of my adult life I had an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness that I know kept me from having any successful long term relationships. The last LTR which was not that long was in 2001. Now that my illness is under control with medication, I feel like it's time to really work on finding someone. But I agree with what others have said, looking aggressively and being needy is going to get you no where. So I continue to plug along and hope that unexpectedly I will finally meet someone.
The Atheist aspect just makes it that much more difficult. I don't think i could really be with someone that was practicing a religion. I have a hard enough time being friends with some of them! But i think that the idea that someone that compliments you instead of being just like you is what is going to be successful in a relationship. So the odds are stacked against me but maybe one day it will happen. I'll let you all know if it does!
Comment by Marx on November 20, 2010 at 4:50pm
Hey - I got my photo/logo back. It disappeared so I loaded it, but it did not show up for my second message either, so I just added it again and now it seems to be working. Technology can be so challenging some times.
 

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