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posted by DAISHI on - last edited - Viewed by 6.5K users
So homosexual marriage finally seems like it's getting approval from the American public, to which I say Kudos! I'm firmly attracted to the female form myself, but I'd never want to keep someone from marrying someone else.
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  • I find it interesting that religious organizations tend to vocalize on these problems and not on things like poverty and violence. Nobody actively would think "huh i want to actively suppress a lady's reproductive rights. im gonna do that instead of feed the poor".

    It must have been a process, but I wonder how it eventually came to this.
  • I got the impression that in America people don't want to feed the poor because that would be socialism, the poor just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get their own food. (and healthcare)

    To quote Dom Helder Camara: "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."
  • Yeah... I don't even know what to do at this point. Some people are poor just to live off the system and the people who really are poor you never see and probably wouldn't benefit from reforms because they're off the radar.
  • Giant Tope;724490 said:
    I find it interesting that religious organizations tend to vocalize on these problems and not on things like poverty and violence. Nobody actively would think "huh i want to actively suppress a lady's reproductive rights. im gonna do that instead of feed the poor".
    To be fair, the Catholic church (and other denominations as well) actually do a lot to help the poor. It's just not talked about nearly as often or as loudly as other issues. For every pedophiliac priest or bishop who rails against homosexuality, there are another half dozen who are providing food and shelter to the homeless or building schools and wells in the third world. It's a shame that the good they do is always overshadowed by the bad.
  • BlankCanvasDJ;724506 said:
    To be fair, the Catholic church (and other denominations as well) actually do a lot to help the poor.
    Well, I don't really doubt that. I mean putting things on the vocal forefront.
  • Poor people in the U.S. generally do get food one way or another. That's why you don't see stick-figure people here, as you do in some African countries.
  • Alcoremortis;724390 said:
    Not really. Just go look at one of the horrified articles talking about ParaNorman and the tiny throw-away gay line at the end. Just make sure you haven't eaten anything before reading because you'll probably start feeling a bit sick. I know I did. Then I felt rage. Not sure what happened after that.\
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  • GaryCXJk;724566 said:
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    Yes. Yes it did.
  • WarpSpeed;724555 said:
    That's why you don't see stick-figure people here, as you do in some African countries.
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