Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 1 year ago

    …and she turned out fine.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Without sounding patronizing, I know a few gay couples that have children. What I observed is they are typically more engaged with their kids school, social environment and make a concerted effort to create a loving and secure home environment.


    I am a straight male and have a gay sibling who has opened my eyes in many ways to this whole discussion. My sister (and many others) all repeated one point: they didn’t elect to change their sexual preference, they were born that way. Like it or not, our society is finally (hopefully) evolving to a point where we can truly accept this whole scenario without prejudice and discrimination.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I am sure that is all true but where dose it say we teach it in grade school like Heather has two Mommies or My Two Dad’s.

    When you were in school, did you ever have teacher that they wanted to expose you to other points of view? I would be surprised if you didn’t. The thing is the school system is overwhelmingly left and they are trying to shoot down conservative ideas that have no exposure at all in schools.

    Don’t believe me Clark Kent and others(some are Clark Kent using previous names) have said the major news networks are all right leaning.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    ^Generally the news outlets lean towards their own profits, and they tend to be right leaning, that is true.

    it’s just the loud right has moved so far to the right, and has unfortunately chosen to keep goiing further that way, so they can claim centrists are now left.

    if you look at any republican president in the past 50 years (with the possible exception of dubya) the current crop of republicans would consider them left wing socialist marxists (add your own emotionally charged word here). This does not mean that they are or that the country is leaning left. just the loud right has moved so far to the right in order to make their accusations seem realistic.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    While I do feel the LGBT “issue” has indeed been blown out of proportion in recent years, what’s been suppressed, repressed, and downplayed, is the attack on our FREEDOMS, and RIGHTS, from sources like the “Patriot Act”, “Military Commissions Act”, and yes “Defense of Marriage Act”. The real threats of a “boot heel” state, not a “mommy state”, have come from THE RIGHT!


    “Provide for the common defense, ensure domestic tranquility, and provide for the general welfare” aren’t just “issues” in the preamble, they are the most critical elements the rest of the document is written to preserve.


    The Bill of Rights, is also intended, as is Article Six, to protect folks FROM religious doctrines enforced by the state, not just with regard to formal designation of a “state religion”. “So help me God”, by the way is NOT a part of the oath of office, as the word “God”, doesn’t even appear in the Constitution. Washington said it on his own, and it became “traditional”. “Traditional” is often a bad idea to enforce. Remember, both Jewish and Islamic law call for stoning to death as punishment for a lot of “crimes” we today call misdemeanors, or not crimes at all, so maybe we DO need to remember it is those “biblical traditions” that are indeed banned by the Constitution!

  6. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 1 year ago

    While I oppose the gay lifestyle, I have known gay parents and children of gay parents. I must echo the words of mickey1339. The parents I know are very nurturing and involved in education and upbringing. They do not try to make the kids into gay citizens as some would suggest. Some of these kids are competitive atheletes, competing in contact sports and are leaders on their team. The parents are both Male and female. the children are both male and female.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Colonel Claus

    What, pray tell, is the relevance of competitive sports?

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    There is certainly evidence that some students don’t learn much in school.

  9. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    The stereotype male would not participate in contact sports. Granted this stereotype does not apply to females. The stereotypical male child of gay parents would probably involved with the non competitive / non contact aspects… Theatre, dance, forensics.
    I’m simply saying that by observing the kid, one would not suspect he/she was living with a same sex couple.
    I do hope you was asking a probing question and not trolling.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Colonel Claus

    There’s no particular reason to think that gay boys are not interested in competitive sports, or that heterosexual boys are. I’m heterosexual, and I never liked competitive sports. I liked reading, music, art — and when I was young I was great at skipping rope with the girls. I bet there are gay members of all the major league sports, and soon I think some will begin to come out. In the non-contact sports, such as swimming, it has been easier for gay men to come out.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG

    Those are your pseudo-Christian beliefs. I believe that people like you are ignorant, hateful, and full of crap. Does that mean I get to start changing laws to deny you equal rights and protection under the constitution?

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    ^yes it is. why don’t you right wing religious nut jobs just openly admit that DOMA was intended to discriminate against gays. It’s obvious, it’s transparent, it’s true, it’s in the congressional record.

    if you want to show your disapproval then join your dear friends in the westboro Baptist church and protest at funerals of murdered children and veterans or do whatever you want to do.

    creating a law whose sole purpose is to discriminate against a class of people, on a federal or state level, is NOT an appropriate way to show your moral indignation, what’s more it’s not consistent with the US constitution.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    SkepticCal said, about 2 hours ago

    “Are you asking us to generalize from the few gay couples that you know to the conclusion that gay couples are better than hetro couples at raising children?”
    .
    That is not a reasonable conclusion.


    I don’t think that’s the conclusion he’s drawing. I think the conclusion is that same sex parents make fine children, which many official “groups” like pediatricians and psychologists agree with.

    one of the reasons that they do generally make great parents is they have to overcome pretty high hoops in order to ‘get’ children. they really want children, unlike many hetero’s who prove time and time again that human life is cheap and easily reproducible.

    the bay parents I know, have adopted disadvantaged children that no one else wants.

    I strongly recommend you read the books by dan savage about the child with high risk for fetal alcohol syndrome that he adopted.

    while many heteros want a “PERFECT” baby, the gay parents who are willing to jump through all the hoops are overjoyed to have ANY baby. And a warm nurturing family is better than an unwanted childhood in an orphanage or abusive home.

    whats interesting is the same people who are opposed to abortions of unwanted pregnancies, are the same people who would deny these children a nurturing home with loving parents. disgraceful.

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    I agree, but like I said, the stereotype…
    I’m a retired football coach but I’m also a theatre nut. My point is that there is no difference in the actions between children of parents who have embraced a gay lifestyle.
    You embraced the more academic pursuits. I grew up with many of those guys. I didn’t think any less of them. Heck, I had to help them and the jocks with their math homework!
    My point is that I see no difference between actions of teens raised by homosexuals, from those raised by heterosexuals.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    ^I couldn’t agree with you more Gore Bane. Can you imagine foster children, abused children, orphaned children denied a loving home with nurturing parents because in their opinion it isn’t a “perfect” family?

    disgraceful!

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