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  1. comyics

    comyics said, over 4 years ago

    When extremes collide.

  2. Alessandro Abate

    Alessandro Abate GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We also don’t need bigoted, mouth breathing morons like scottfreitas but there you go.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 4 years ago

    Good Lord, you people are disrespectful of honest, brave, professional soldiers. Get a life.

  4. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 4 years ago

    Actually, Fritoboy, we need every able-bodied individual we can get. I don’t know if you’ve looked at the stats, but even Faux News reported on this:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/05/new-report-says-percent-young-americans-unfit-military-service/

    75 PERCENT of all potential enlistees ages 17 -24 are either too fat, too uneducated, or have a criminal record that prevents them from enlisting. BOO YAH!

    Gays, on the other hand, HAVE been serving in the armed services, a (very) few even openly (though obviously the higher-ups haven’t heard about it). Some have served with distinction.

    Furthermore, we’ve already been hamstringing ourselves by dismissing people in KEY career fields (e.g. linguists who could have been providing essential intelligence for the War on Terrorism) just because the boys in question prefer other boys over girls.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 4 years ago

    I have no idea what god thinks about homosexuals, and I guess I’ll leave that up to him/her/them. It’s a strange kind of arrogance that wants to take over god’s job and god’s judgments. Our job is to build a good and just society here and now. Some actions hurt other people, and we have to prohibit those. But this is supposed to be a free country, so people should be free to express themselves sexually however they want. And it doesn’t matter whether desire for people of the same sex is genetically determined or just a preference. It’s okay. Pardon me for getting a little hot under the collar, but this kind of homophobia just burns me.

  6. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 4 years ago

    Actually, I think conservatives are afraid that after generations of calling someone a “pansy” or some other perjorative for not wanting to fight (or fighting badly), they might actually find out some gays CAN and WILL fight, and those who choose to do so will probably be even better soldiers than they can ever imagine.

  7. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 4 years ago

    @lonecat: You and me both.

  8. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 4 years ago

    Why do the homosexuals feel the need to ware their sexuality on their sleeves?

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 4 years ago

    Was that you mad lonecat? talk about mild mannered. I like that.

    God hates gay’s? let God deal with it.

    You hate gay’s? don’t date one.

    I don’t know if any of the men and women I served with were gay and I don’t care. I DO know that each and every one of them were there for me when I needed it.

    All you so called christians need to do what your leader said to do love your neighbor (that would be every one) as you love yourself. Don’t throw the “old testament” at me, that was “nailed to the cross” and done away with.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Scooter would have had SO MUCH FUN in the Spartan army!

    At the same time, neither gays, nor extremist fundamentalist “Christians”, need to wear it on their sleeves, or shove it in our faces.

    This country faces far more “sodomy” from the latter than former. All faiths have equal rights, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Wiccan, atheist, animist, or Christian- get over it!

    Hypocrisy is practiced by those who preach from one side of their mouths, and condemn from the other.

  11. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 4 years ago

    Since a man is to a homosexual male the equivalent of what is a woman to a heterosexual man, women should have no problem with showering with men, in general.

    Man, I want to go back to high school …

  12. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’ve accepted the idea of homophilia and heterophilia but I cannot understand that transgenderism, or bisexuality are normal and genetically driven

  13. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, over 4 years ago

    @petergrt: I dunno why homosexuals “wear their sexuality on their sleeves.”

    Maybe if you can answer why HETEROsexuals are so “in your face” about THEIR sexuality, you’d have your answer.

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 4 years ago

    This argument is pretty silly to me.

    1- Those who speak the loudest in opposition to DADT will ALWAYS have contempt for the military. Even if it is repealed, do you think they will suddenly change their stance on ROTC on campus, or recruitment in schools? Not a chance.

    2- DADT has worked. You can’t discriminate against anyone, because you can’t ask anyone about their sexuality, unless you are flaming. The policy isn’t even called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” anymore. It’s called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t Harass”.

    3-Military life is about cohesion. You can make all the regulations you want, but that’s not going to stop bigoted people from putting a blanket on your head and beating you senseless. (and NO, I’m not saying that they shouldn’t be prosecuted to the fullest, just as they are now). My point being that if you are gay in the military, I would advise not being too open about it, whether DADT is repealed or not, just for your safety. It may not be fair, or right, but it is reality. You can’t regulate reality. If you want to be openly gay, perhaps volunteering for the military is not a healthy choice. If you want to be a martyr for a just cause, well, martyrs necessarily have victims.

    Regarding my last point, I know a decent analogy can be made to segregation in the military (Thank you Progressive icon Woodrow Wilson) It just seems to me that it’s easier to enforce desegregation than sexual anti-paranoia. In other words, I think it would be easier for a Sergeant to throw two prejudiced men of different races in the shower together, than someone straight and gay. But since I try not to be a prejudiced person, it’s hard for me to relate. I’ve actually gone skinny-dipping with gay people, and it didn’t “turn me”. And I didn’t grow up in an era of “white” and “colored” water fountains. I’m sure none of it matters to anyone once bullets start to fly.

    “I’m not interested in truth, just the momentary facts of things” - James Garner The Americanization of Emily

  15. HUMPHRIES

    HUMPHRIES said, over 4 years ago

    Scooty, how often do you get out of your cellar ?

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