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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:46 AM

See how they happy they are while repressing people?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywes/14-students-voting-against-marriage-equality

Students from Northwestern College share why they are voting yes tomorrow for Minnesota's amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.


They look so earnest and happy in their belief and faith. They don't even think of it in terms of people or rights, only their faith and belief. They don't even think of it in terms of personal belief, only that it is unerringly right because it is their belief.

Look at them! They don't look angry or hateful, but they're still repressing people. They're holding one group down for absolutely no benefit to themselves, just because they believe it's the right thing to do. They'll cling to that belief and when the votes are tallied, they won't even ponder the term "Tyranny of the Majority."

I don't even know what to say about these young people. They have been told in no uncertain terms that they are doing the right thing, and they are totally incapable of examining that faith. It makes me so sad to see those smiling faces while invisibly behind them, gay kids are killing themselves because of bullying, because they're being told the same things that these smiling, earnest kids are being told...

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Reply See how they happy they are while repressing people? (Original post)
Saviolo Nov 2012 OP
closeupready Nov 2012 #1
closeupready Nov 2012 #2
Saviolo Nov 2012 #3
closeupready Nov 2012 #8
Buzz505 Nov 2012 #4
Saviolo Nov 2012 #5
WhollyHeretic Nov 2012 #6
RetiredTrotskyite Nov 2012 #7
Hong Kong Cavalier Nov 2012 #9
HillWilliam Nov 2012 #10

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:50 AM

1. Typical suburban clowns.

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:55 AM

2. And by the way, Betty McCollum serves this congressional district

 

>>The entire time Representative McCollum has been in office, she has supported gay civil rights. [9] The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. [10] They have continually approved of her voting record. [9] In one speech opposing the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, she stated, "Gay and lesbian Americans are citizens who must never be treated as second class citizens". [11]<<

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_McCollum

She's a good Democrat who's up this year against Republican Tony Hernandez.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:59 AM

3. Best of luck to her!

The US certainly needs more people like that in charge!

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:21 AM

8. She won!

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. Sick fucking people.

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Response to Buzz505 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:26 PM

5. I can't think that way

They're not twisted with hatred or anything, they're just wrong. They're ignorant, because the only thing they've ever been told is the wrong thing. When someone comes and tells them the right thing, they don't understand, because they've never been given the vocabulary to understand that information.

They don't need to be hated, they need to be educated. They truly do believe that they're acting out of love and faith. That doesn't make them sick, it just makes them wrong and ignorant.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:46 PM

6. Northwestern evidently needs a mandatory civics class. I don't care what fucking religion you want

to believe in but keep it the hell out of government.

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Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. A HUGE "So Mote It Be" to That!

I don't care what they CHOOSE to believe, either. Just keep it out of our government and our lives. I am so sick of these ignorant bigots. Because in the end, the source of that bigotry does not matter--what matters is that it is perpetuating repression of a group of law-abiding, tax paying US citizens.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 AM

9. And they're probably crying today.

Good.

We did it. We kept Minnesota (relatively) nice.

*dances*

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:38 PM

10. Behind those sweet and earnest faces

lurks some serious pathology; if not their own, certainly that of their parents and clergy.

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