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Comment by Dominic Florio on July 1, 2012 at 2:39pm

Before I slam scientists, allow me to praise science. Science is simply the study of life and it can answer every question. For example, only through science will we learn about black holes, dark energy and dark matter. If we never find all of the answers to our questions about these things, it is not because science has failed us, but because we are lacking in our knowledge, equipment, and ability to research something. This just all means that it is our own human failings which sometimes keep us from knowing the answers or solutions to scientific questions.
For too long, scientists have hidden facts about the sexuality of non-human animals. I have been around animals all of my life, many more species than the average person, and although bisexuality seems to exists at a higher rate than homosexuality, both exists with obvious frequency.
There was a comment made about, "Oh Fluffy is jealous of the baby." Well guess what, step away from your white jacket for a moment, Fluffy is jealous of the baby. Fluffy now understands that this other life form is getting attention and that he is getting less attention.
There was a time when some of the maniac "scientists" made claims that non-humans animals could not feel pain. While they were torturing a dog in the lab, did they not go home and say, "Sorry boy," when they stepped on Fluffy's tail, knowing that it was obvious that Fluffy feels pain?
While it is true that we humans can be quite ridiculous sometimes in assigning our cultural wants and desires on our pets, is it any less ridiculous to deny other animals with brains and nerve endings, and who live complicated lives with social activities, feelings of pain, boredom, fear, and love?
Just as slave owners and conquers deny the feelings, pain, and emotions of those people they subjugate, scientists have done that to non-human animals, and religion has done that to both non-human animals and the LGBT community. At one time scientists also bought into the ill treatment of LGBT people. The problem is not with science, it is with some of the people who work in science.
If two non-human animals of the same sex are coming together for sexual gratification (I have seen it myself), then they are engaged in homosexual activity. No one needs a committee, a dissection of the brain, or the church to give us permission to see the obvious.
So while Fluffy doesn't care if he is wearing a rainbow collar or not, he certainly may care about engaging in rainbow activities.

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 1, 2012 at 2:11am

from BBC.

The Hunt for the Gay Whale

Can animals really be gay? Some biologists argue that they can, and that their experiences challenge Darwin's theories of evolution. Hermione Cockburn investigates. (I thought E O Wilson explained "gayness" with his theory of altruism. - Gary)

audio stream:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01k1mwp/The_Hunt_for_the_Gay_...

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 28, 2012 at 7:17am

Hey, just an idea. It seems to invariably come up more often than not while I'm watching/reading news stories that Republicans don't like taxes or gay people. So, call your Republican representative (if you don't have one, call any republican representative, I'm sure they will take your call) and get them to ban gay people paying taxes! 2 birds with one stone! You have reduced taxes, plus since gay people no longer have to pay taxes, politically the Republicans have sidelined the "Gay Agenda". Of course, the tax burden will shift to myself and others, but what's one more straw to support. lol! (Tongue firmly in cheek).

Comment by Shannon Equality Barber on June 27, 2012 at 4:58pm

I used to be like that, too, Sentient. However, I felt overwhelmed. Now, I just follow them all on twitter. I am a regular on Queerty because of the snarky tone. I am like that anyway, so I fit right in there.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 27, 2012 at 4:35pm

Shannon, I read some of the same ones as you.  Usually joe.my.god, hufpo gay voices, queerty, rod 2.0, holy bullies and headless monsters, advocate, towleroad, thinkprogress lgbt, and sometimes a few others.  I think that's why I need to cut back.  There is a fair amount of cross pollination among these.

Comment by Shannon Equality Barber on June 27, 2012 at 3:54pm

So you guys should totally help me out and go read and comment.

http://surfaceearth.com/shannon1981

Comment by Shannon Equality Barber on June 27, 2012 at 3:54pm

Sentient, I read Queerty, Huffington Post Gay Voices, Veracity Stew, and I am a US Politics writer for Surface Earth, where I focus on as much LGBT stuff as possible I also belong to countless gay groups on Facebook and Google+.

Comment by Susan Stanko on June 27, 2012 at 3:36pm

LOL!  At least bigots can be a little entertaining in their stupidity.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 27, 2012 at 9:23am

Couldn't resist - on the Oreo Buzzfeed thing below. This one is a special, christian love-filled favorite. What cookie is this guy eating?

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 27, 2012 at 9:20am

The first time I saw this Oreo I thought it was a joke aimed for people who were African American on the outside and gay on the inside.  I don't know if that mean's I'm overly sensitive or inadequately sensitive or just silly. 

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The internet gives people a great forum to express hate and stupidity as shown in this Buzzfeed.  Glad I'm not on facebook.  Those people are laughably silly.  Biblical love?  Dashing babies against the boulders?  LOL.

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My Favorite:  "Since when does a cookie support faggots"

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Good luck with boycotting Kraft.  It's so super mega massive, no one even knows what all they make.  Like, 1/3 of the grocery store, I would guess.  Most not labeled as "Kraft".

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Wish I liked Oreos.  Now an LGBT fig newton (I know how easily that could be made into a fag newton) I could go for.

Last night Oreo posted this picture on their Facebook feed.

 

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