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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mr. Ratburn from the children's show "Arthur" got married to another man in the show's 22nd season premiere, spurring effusive reactions from those who grew up watching the program.

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They arent after the kids, they said. They arent trying to program kids, they said..

Yea right. Make it acceptable to the kids is what they are doing.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-15 09:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The horror of showing children 2 men doing something that's not immoral.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-15 09:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Clearly, now all kids will grow up and marry the same sex. PBS is that influential.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-15 09:36 AM | Reply

The horror of showing children 2 men doing something that's not immoral.

That's a matter of opinion.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-15 09:37 AM | Reply

In the next Arthur episode, the gang encounters a crisis as Binky inherits the entire estate of a mysterious wealthy stranger and becomes filthy rich. After several misapplied spray tans and 24 hour fast-food binges, he develops a megalomanic complex, starts grabbing women by their p*****s and carousing with foreign dictators.

#5 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-15 09:48 AM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER

Now that sounds like something I would watch ... money, food, foreigners, and women.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-15 10:03 AM | Reply

Triggered

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-15 10:12 AM | Reply

The best thing about this story was Sebastian Gorka's meltdown over it.

What a triggered bunch of snowflakes the right is.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 10:31 AM | Reply

The horror of showing children 2 men doing something that's not immoral.

#2 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

That's a matter of opinion.

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Yep and Yep. You're both right, and you're both wrong.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-05-15 10:37 AM | Reply

Why is it so important that PBS has a gay marriage on a program designed for pre teens? I have raised a few children. My boy, like most boys thought girls were yucky before he turned 12/13. The girls all wanted to see their prince charming and be a princess. Children don't need to be bombarded with questions of sexual identity. Why not allow children to be children? This smells more like indoctrination than education. Better lessen, teach children that insults are bad and minding their own business is important and letting people having some privacy is right. That more appealing to me.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-15 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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This smells more like indoctrination than education. Better lessen, teach children that insults are bad and minding their own business is important and letting people having some privacy is right.

Simple question: would you be asking these same questions if Mr. Ratburn had been marrying a female character in the show? Or do these questions just get asked because he's marrying a male character?

#11 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-15 11:36 AM | Reply

Why is it so important that PBS has a gay marriage on a program designed for pre teens?

Because homosexuality is a natural part of life that has existed forever.

Why do Republicans believe if you see a homosexual you become a homosexual?

Is it because they're desperately struggling with their own sexuality?

So two characters on a show got married. Would it have been a deal if it were heterosexual? Obviously not.

So. Face it. If you have a problem with homosexual marriage, the problem is you. Just like if you have a problem with interracial marriages.

You're the problem. Your hate and anger come from your ignorance.

Which is why a cartoon, like this, would show a homosexual marriage. So people accept they occur and allow homosexuals the freedom to live their lives and not get harassed by intolerant pieces of shht, like Boaz.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boazy should stop watching cartoons

#13 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-15 11:52 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by ClownShack, Yep, you have a good point, those who have the most visceral reaction to homosexuality seem to have those tendencies themselves. What you don't address is that for children sex is an abstraction. Seeing sex is confusing to prepubescents.
My friend Don was gay, we maintained a close relationship for 30 years until he was murdered by his lover. I liked the LBGT community better when they campaigned for tolerance, now they seem to want celebration. Sex is an activity, not an identity. Three or four hours a week doesn't make you better or worse, the relationships you form is much more important.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-15 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Because homosexuality is a natural part of life that has existed forever.

So is murder..

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-15 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What you don't address is that for children sex is an abstraction. Seeing sex is confusing to prepubescents.

Sex? Wtf are you projecting, Doc? The cartoon is a full blown animated -----?

Yea. Trust me. If I ever watched an episode of Arthur, and saw animated sex, I'd be confused too. Regardless of whether it was hetero or ---- sex.

You're a weirdo. Seriously mentality messed up. You should stop posting on this thread. Because you got nothing.

There is nothing wrong with homosexuals or marriage.

Get over your bigotry.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Because homosexuality is a natural part of life that has existed forever.

So is murder..
#15 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You never watched a cartoon or played a video game? There's a lot of violence and murder in both.

A lot more than marriage.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 12:22 PM | Reply

There is nothing wrong with homosexuals or marriage.

Wrong statement. Again, opinion.

But there is ALOT wrong with indoctrinating it to kids.

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-15 12:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

"Why not allow children to be children?"

"But there is ALOT wrong with indoctrinating it to kids."

The suggestion that knowing that gay people exist somehow takes away your childhood or is a form of indoctrination is patently ridiculous. In my house my daughter learned about gay people when she was maybe four, definitely by five when she had friends at school with two dads. You know what happened when she found out? She said, "oh, okay" and went on with her life, playing with toys and doing perfectly child appropriate things. Life's too short to be getting caught up in obsessing about who other people love or how they express that love with one another.

#19 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-15 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

You know what the worst thing about Arthur is? His sister, DW. She's a nightmare.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-15 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

But there is ALOT wrong with indoctrinating it to kids.
#18 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Absolutely agree.

Children should be spared religious indoctrination until they are adults, 18 years old, and have the intelligence to reject such nonsense.

Well said, Boaz.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 12:47 PM | Reply

Also. Headline fail. PBS isn't airing a "gay cartoon".

Arthur has been around since I was a kid.

PBS is airing another episode of Arthur. In this episode, two characters, who are male, get married.

In Boaz's mind this is indoctrination.

In Doc's mind this is gay sex

Conservatives, they're all suffering from brain damage.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 12:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Life's too short to be getting caught up in obsessing about who other people love or how they express that love with one another."

You're right, but allow me to introduce you to conservatives. Who believe it's their responsibility to force the world to adhere to their every whim.

Liberal motto: leave me in peace to live my life.

Conservative motto: Live your life as I decree or you will never know peace.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 12:56 PM | Reply

So is murder..

#15 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-05-15 12:15 PM | FLAG:

Consentual relations between adults is like murder in Boaz world.

Dude, you are ------ up.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-15 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

How many women do you have buried in your mattress?

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-15 01:09 PM | Reply

BOAZ should simply quit watching cartoons. Problem solved.

#26 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-05-15 01:46 PM | Reply

But there is ALOT wrong with indoctrinating it to kids.

#18 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-05-15 12:35 PM | REPLY |

Dude get over yourself.

Everything is indoctrination to children.

From parents calling homosexuals bigoted names to dragging them to a weekly indoctrination session called "mass" complete with ritualistic chanting of oaths.

#27 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 02:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

What will kids think of the potus?

#28 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-15 03:45 PM | Reply

"Seeing sex is confusing to prepubescents."

You seem confused.
They didn't show sex.
They showed a wedding.

And good luck explaining to prepubescebts which adults can get married to each other and which adults can't, without your explanation introducing sex!

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 04:26 PM | Reply

The world will be a better place when this ------- who calls himself "Boaz" is dead.

#30 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-05-15 04:50 PM | Reply

"But there is ALOT wrong with indoctrinating it to kids.
#18 | POSTED BY BOAZ"

What's wrong with showing kids that a man can marry another man?

Seriously. What?

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 05:08 PM | Reply

What's wrong with showing kids that a man can marry another man?

Since Boaz was forced to marry a woman, everyone must.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 05:14 PM | Reply

They arent after the kids, they said. They arent trying to program kids, they said..
Yea right. Make it acceptable to the kids is what they are doing.

#1 | POSTED BY BOAZ

That makes 1 gay marriage on a PBS kids show and still countless hetero marriages on those same shows. The horror of it all, eh?

#33 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-05-15 05:40 PM | Reply

I liked that cartoon where the superheroes hump each other in flight.

#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-15 05:52 PM | Reply

Clown,

"Because homosexuality is a natural part of life that has existed forever."

So is pedophilia.

Don't get me wrong...I'm not putting them in the same class. I'm just saying the whole "natural" argument doesn't work.

Gay marriage provides the same protection for gay people that straights have for their relationships. I have no problem with that.

However, my issue with something like a cartoon depicting gay characters being married is the attempt to represent gay marriage as mainstream and not an alternative lifestyle.

#35 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 08:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"However, my issue with something like a cartoon depicting gay characters being married is the attempt to represent gay marriage as mainstream and not an alternative lifestyle."

And what pray tell is wrong with gay marriage being accepted in mainstream society, instead of marginalized as an alternative?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I have no problem with that."

You have no problem with folks getting the same rights you had to marry to get?

My what an open-minded closeted gay you are!

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-15 08:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Snoofy,

"And what pray tell is wrong with gay marriage being accepted in mainstream society"

Because it's not mainstream.

Gay people have rights. No question about it.

But "gay rights" do not include social programming and public indoctrination like is becoming a common tactic of the left. They get away with it because they operate under the radar.

They teach their values and beliefs in public tax payer funded forums without it being labeled a religion.

#38 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 08:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

"Because it's not mainstream"

Then neither is being black. Gay marriages and black people will always be outnumbered by non-gay and non-black ones.

But what's wrong with gays marriages (or black people) being accepted in the mainstream?

"But "gay rights" do not include social programming and public indoctrination like is becoming a common tactic of the left."

Does "straight rights" include that?

If so, then gay rights includes it too.

If not, you're holding gays to a different standard that straights.

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

my issue with something like a cartoon depicting gay characters being married is the attempt to represent gay marriage as mainstream and not an alternative lifestyle.
#35 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Translation: Homosexuals should remain second class citizens, because conservatives are intolerant of homosexual equality.

You threw away your whole life in order not to be seen as a homosexual man.

Now your furious homosexuals are being accepted and allowed to openly live their lives.

It's 2019, kids are growing up accepting homosexuals are people who live their lives as everyone else does. Having gay characters helps kids who may grow up to realize they are homosexual have cartoon characters they can relate to, that there's no reason for them to be ashamed of who they are.

Bill. Your mentality is from a different century. You're a relic from a time that traumatized you.

Leave kids alone to grow up to be healthy well adjusted human beings.

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 09:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"They teach their values and beliefs in public tax payer funded forums without it being labeled a religion."

They?

How about teaching the belief that all men are created equal. Plenty of straight people have taught that -- and been taught that -- in public school.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But "gay rights" do not include social programming and public indoctrination like is becoming a common tactic of the left.

Thank goodness Bill, the self loathing homosexual, is here to strip homosexuals of their rights.

They get away with it because they operate under the radar.

Homosexuals? Operating under the radar? Clearly you've spent too many night clicking with the girls playing bridge. Homosexuals are loud and proud and unashamed.

They teach their values and beliefs in public tax payer funded forums without it being labeled a religion.
#38 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Your confusing homosexuals for evangelicals.

Now. Run off. You brainwashed (R)tard.

#42 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 09:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Does BillJohnson do it the gay way with his wife and just pretend, or what???

It's none of my business, but I would love to know how it, you know, actually works.

Does his wife even know?

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 09:11 PM | Reply

Pat Robertson Delivers Damning Threat Against Equality Act: 'The Land Will Vomit You Out ... God Will Say I've Had it With America'

Televangelist and Christian media mogul Pat Robertson has come out swinging against the Equality Act, claiming it would have devastating consequences.

Quoting from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, Robertson riled against the Equality Act, which gives federal protections to individuals against discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The 89-year-old televangelist told the Christian Broadcast Network that the bill, reintroduced by Democrats in March, would prompt a judgement from God resulting in the United States being rejected by the land, precipitating a kind of nuclear war.

"This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God on this nation, you just keep this stuff up. You know, I was reading in Leviticus where it said, ‘Because of these things, the land will vomit you out.' Vomit you out. I think God will say, ‘I've had it with America, if you do this kind of stuff, I'm going to get rid of you as a nation," Robertson said.


www.newsweek.com

#44 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 09:11 PM | Reply

Pat Robertson is Louis Farrakhan for white people.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 09:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Once again, a plague on those who claim there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans (from above link):

According to The Hill, if the Equality Act is signed into law it will make it illegal to discriminate against members of the LGBT community specifically in the areas of education, jury service, housing, employment and public accommodation as well as other federal programs and credit.

Robertson also mentioned in his Christian Broadcast Network segment that he viewed the Equality Act as an infringement on religious freedom, an argument that has also been adopted by the administration of President Donald Trump as it sets up its opposition to the legislation.


#46 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 09:15 PM | Reply

Converse is just being hip...No programming here. Nothing to see, move along. Desmond is a normal 11 yo with normal non profiting parents.

Https://www.converse.com/c/pride

#47 | Posted by mutant at 2019-05-15 09:16 PM | Reply

"Quoting from the Old Testament book of Leviticus, Robertson riled against the Equality Act"

Pat was also sporting a fresh haircut, and had just spilled shrimp sauce on his poly-cotton shirt.

#48 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-15 09:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

www.converse.com

#49 | Posted by mutant at 2019-05-15 09:18 PM | Reply

One could argue that fostering and encouraging love is the most noble thing a person can do.

How many times have I seen a Christian mass on tv? talk about indoctrination. Indoctrinating out children that cannibalism is acceptable. I say NYET!

#50 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-05-15 09:18 PM | Reply

And thank god PBS is indoctrinating our children to not be bigoted.

A friend of mine has a simple motto for life: "Don't be an -------. Boaz and BillJohnson, you're being --------."

#51 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-05-15 09:20 PM | Reply

Should be

"Don't be an -------." Boaz and BillJohnson you're being --------.

#52 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-05-15 09:21 PM | Reply

Desmond is amazing for an 11 yo,,,, amazing for his parents pocketbook.

desmondisamazing.com

#53 | Posted by mutant at 2019-05-15 09:23 PM | Reply

"But "gay rights" do not include social programming and public indoctrination like is becoming a common tactic of the left."

Most religions are forms of indoctrination, including many Christian denominations. Pat Robertson quoting Leviticus in order to put the fear of God into people about giving the LGBT community equal rights is a prime example.

#54 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 09:24 PM | Reply

Gal,

You aren't getting my point.

What you said is true.

However, this is apples and oranges.

Obviously there is no point in trying to explain the difference.

#55 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 09:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bill. I speak for everyone when I say how disappointed I am to see you posting again on the DR after you promised me never to return.

Go live your miserable life with your unfortunate wife and let the rest of us enjoy our lives.

#56 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 09:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Obviously there is no point in trying to explain the difference."

That's your choice, not mine.

#57 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 09:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What will kids think of the potus?"

What are kids learning from Trump about marriage and adultery and sexual harassment? Republicans, especially Evangelicals, don't want to talk about that.

#58 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 09:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Snoofy,

"Does his wife even know?"

We went out to gay bars together when I was still out with other gay and straight friends.

And no...me and the wife are very traditional...no kink. I would never ask her. She'd laugh in my face.

Let you fantasize about that. She's an eager beaver....weekly...what can I say.

btw...read up about psychological reinforcement schedules.

(and no..I don't cheat on the side like I know some married men do...I am monogamous)

My faith as a Christian means something to me. God would not be pleased if I was unfaithful to my wife.

#59 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 09:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pat Robertson said something about God withholding protection for America.

You know...not sure what would initiate that...but I do believe that can happen.

#60 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 09:57 PM | Reply

you believe god has a favorite country?

#61 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-15 09:58 PM | Reply

God would not be pleased if I was unfaithful to my wife.

God made you a homosexual man and you spit in God's face.

#62 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 10:06 PM | Reply

Alex,

Interesting question.

Sort of like how so many Christians in the US still see the King James Version as the "official" Christian Bible.

As if English is God's chosen language?

#63 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 10:07 PM | Reply

Clown,

"I speak for everyone"

You know...that seems to be common ailment of a lot of liberals.

You think you speak for everyone.

#64 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-15 10:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Bill. Do you remember your promise to leave the DR forever, to never comment to me or respond to anything I ever post?

I do. It was hilarious.

#65 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-15 10:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just plonk him you whining pedoclown

#66 | Posted by mutant at 2019-05-15 11:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gay rights has a 3 stage approach - legalization, acceptance, and normalization. You can get the first stage via the courts against the will of the people (which they did - CA gay marriage ban being a prime example). The other 2 stages need cultural programming. In the case of ending segregation, the military and sports played big roles. With LGBTQ+, it is reliant upon television/media. Unfortunately for them, the people they are most trying to program are tuning out traditional TV where studios control programming and tuning into independent creator platforms like YouTube. YouTube attempting to become SJW has already resulting in bad financial results - if they continue, we will quickly get a YouTube alternative.

#67 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 11:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Will they also feel the need to explain ---- noodles?

how about a prolapsed colon?

Why not one about polygamy?

#68 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-15 11:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"#68 | POSTED BY TOR"

The next step is legalizing and normalizing pedophilia. That was always the end goal.

#69 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 11:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#68, 69 slippery slope fallacy.

#70 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-05-15 11:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Your slippery slope dried up years ago.

#71 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 12:04 AM | Reply

"#68, 69 slippery slope fallacy.
#70 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY"

No fallacy about it. For instance, transgenderism was classified as a mental disorder under the DSM until recently - and still viewed as mental disorder by a majority of the world. That is where gays/lesbians were 50 years ago. If you think the slippery slope is a fallacy, you have not been paying attention.

#72 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The biggest problem with homosexuals and homosexuality:
The high number of preadolescent same sex molestations that occur.

I have little problem with what consenting adults do.
But when grown adults try to shove and spew these things in the faces of our youth, their perverse gyrations need to be stopped.

#73 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-16 12:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In the next Arthur episode, the gang encounters a crisis as Binky inherits the entire estate of a mysterious wealthy stranger and becomes filthy rich. After several misapplied spray tans and 24 hour fast-food binges, he develops a megalomanic complex, starts grabbing women by their p*****s and carousing with foreign dictators.

#5 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER AT 2019-05-15 09:48 AM | FLAG:

Clearly you understand the principle.
Perverted things should not be promoted to kids.
Now apply it consistently.

#74 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-16 12:13 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by ClownShack, Yep, you have a good point, those who have the most visceral reaction to homosexuality seem to have those tendencies themselves. What you don't address is that for children sex is an abstraction. Seeing sex is confusing to prepubescents.
My friend Don was gay, we maintained a close relationship for 30 years until he was murdered by his lover. I liked the LBGT community better when they campaigned for tolerance, now they seem to want celebration. Sex is an activity, not an identity. Three or four hours a week doesn't make you better or worse, the relationships you form is much more important.
#14 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-05-15 12:12 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 1

The "campaign" is for equality, not just simply tolerance. But yeah, not reading about lynchings, evictions and oppression of LGBTQ every week would be nice.

Is a marriage a celebration? What does it matter to you who does it? Every culture does it, but you believe that it's exclusive to heterosexual couples only? It would not surprise me one bit to learn that it has been "gayed-up" with flowers, special dress clothing, the special cake, even the ring. The original version was undoubtedly less "gay", imo.

There are kids with two dads or two moms, this cartoon is depicting that a family isn't binary. It's shocking how allegedly "confusing" means SEX to you, rather than the love demonstrated at a commitment ceremony. They show the ceremony, not the bedroom. Why do you conflate the two? Btw four hours sounds nice, but you must not enjoy it very much.

#75 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 12:14 AM | Reply

Every thread like this devolves into fabulousssss Danforth accusing whoever disagrees with ANYTHING LGBT into being a closeted gay person. EVERY THREAD.

You can't be an apologist for a lifestyle that you then use as a club to beat another over the head with, while including the insinuation that said lifestyle is shameful and wrong.

#76 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-16 12:16 AM | Reply

Will they also feel the need to explain ---- noodles?
how about a prolapsed colon?
Why not one about polygamy?
#68 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2019-05-15 11:42 PM | FLAG:

Wow, you have a fixation..

"#68 | POSTED BY TOR"
The next step is legalizing and normalizing pedophilia. That was always the end goal.
#69 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-05-15 11:44 PM

Hmm, I'm considering blocking you both.

I want a detailed explanation and an apology.

#77 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 12:17 AM | Reply

"I want a detailed explanation and an apology.
#77 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT "

Apology for what exactly? If I actually did something wrong, I would be open to admitting it and apologizing.

#78 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"The next step is legalizing and normalizing pedophilia."

You're one sick puppy.

#79 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Right-wingers are truly sick people, And TORS a Homophobe why am I not surprised

#80 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-16 12:37 AM | Reply

"Every thread like this devolves into fabulousssss Danforth accusing whoever disagrees with ANYTHING LGBT into being a closeted gay person."

You're joking, right? BillJohnson has spoken many times of being a gay man in a heterosexual marriage. Where TF have you been?

"You can't be an apologist for a lifestyle..."

I'm not an apologist for anything; I'm a believer in equal rights.

#81 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:38 AM | Reply

""The next step is legalizing and normalizing pedophilia."
You're one sick puppy.
#79 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

You sound like a liberal in the 50's referring to legalizing and normalizing homosexuality. We have done it already for homosexuals, and now for transgenders. You really think it will end there? Truly?

#82 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm not an apologist for anything; I'm a believer in equal rights.
#81 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Even for white straight conservative males?

#83 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 12:44 AM | Reply

Just plonk him you whining pedoclown
#66 | POSTED BY MUTANT

You seem to be confusing his dramatic declaration to stop responding to me and quit the DR, with your desire for me to stop responding to him.

But, why am I not surprised to see you bringing up your favorite subject, pedophilia.

#84 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 12:46 AM | Reply

"You really think it will end there? Truly?"

Everything you mentioned prior was regarding consenting adults, regarding issues of dignity and equality.

You, however, are suggesting abusing non-consenting children, and pretending it's some moral equivalent.

One. Sick. Puppy.

#85 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Even for white straight conservative males?"

Especially.

For example, I believe in their right to the truth from their President, and don't believe they should have to swallow lie after lie after lie.

#86 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 12:47 AM | Reply

Conservatives love raping women, children and livestock.

It's their favorite activities.

Bonus points for getting them pregnant.

#87 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 12:49 AM | Reply

You sound like a liberal in the 50's referring to legalizing and normalizing homosexuality. We have done it already for homosexuals, and now for transgenders. You really think it will end there? Truly?

#82 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 12:38 AM

ooooh, be afraid straight people be very afraid! because they're coming for your children and your dog too!

as I said right-wingers are just sick people.

#88 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-16 12:53 AM | Reply

The next step is legalizing and normalizing pedophilia. That was always the end goal.
#69 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

So you can get away with raping children?

It's very interesting when people see homosexual and think pedophilia. It's usually due to repressed desires, or trauma. Possibly a combination of the two.

#89 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 12:56 AM | Reply

"I want a detailed explanation and an apology.
#77 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT "
Apology for what exactly? If I actually did something wrong, I would be open to admitting it and apologizing.
#78 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-05-16 12:19 AM

Dude, I don't want to plonk anyone, you may be the first.

So tell me straight, where you get your "next step" agenda information from? Is this just you extrapolating?

#90 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 12:57 AM | Reply

"You, however, are suggesting abusing non-consenting children, and pretending it's some moral equivalent.
One. Sick. Puppy.
#85 | POSTED BY DANFORTH"

It is exactly the same argument. The first step is de-classifying pedophilia as a crime and instead stating it is just a mental disorder. The next step is moving it from mental disorder to sexual preference. Then, it is just a matter of arguing when children are able to give consent - 12? 14? 16?

The trend is obvious and yes, this was the goal from the start. Abusing boys by gay men has been around since time immemorial. Heck, it is still seen as acceptable behavior in most of the Muslim world - much less by the Catholic Church.

#91 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Is this just you extrapolating?
#90 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT "

Yeah - that is kind of how next steps are predicted by definition.

#92 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:02 AM | Reply

"It is exactly the same argument. "

It is NOT.

In all but yours, adults are adults. In yours, the age of consent all but disappears.

You are ONE SICK PUPPY if you believe it's the same argument.

#93 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"In yours, the age of consent all but disappears.
#93 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

And what is the age of consent?

#94 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The first step is de-classifying pedophilia as a crime and instead stating it is just a mental disorder."

Go ahead and run for office on that platform. You've certainly got a head start on the mental disorder part.

#95 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Is this just you extrapolating?
#90 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT "
Yeah - that is kind of how next steps are predicted by definition.
#92 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-05-16 01:02 AM

You condemn religion as the true criminal enterprise and not gay people for DanForth while also expressing that's what the struggle for equal rights means. What a pity you can't form a cogent argument against homosexuals based on reality. Ratburn teaches children, yet he marries an adult. I'll wait for a response before I hit the button, forever ending your squirming and cognitive dissonance.

Didn't Trump just attempt to have transgendered people banned from military service? What religion is that in service of?

#96 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 01:12 AM | Reply

More white people's problems. I never watched "Arthur" and neither did my daughter. I don't care about it one way or the other. My suggestion for anyone who don't like the character getting his back broke is change the channel. *shrugs*

#97 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-16 01:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Go ahead and run for office on that platform. You've certainly got a head start on the mental disorder part.
#95 | POSTED BY DANFORTH"

That is what the Progressives are doing right now - which I am opposed to in case you are having a difficult time understanding that. You consider me a sick individual for opposing pedophilia - just shows how the far left are morally bankrupt.

"#96 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT"

I have no idea what you are trying to communicate with this post. Where have I ever argued against gay rights? I never have. I just understand the boundaries will continue to be pushed - like they already have with transgendered. For instance, up until 2013, transgenders were classified as a mental disorder under the DSM - and it is still considered to be a mental disorder by a majority of the world. Given that, banning them from the military seems entirely justified. You can't own a gun if you are judged mentally deficient - so what use are they in the military?

#98 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:21 AM | Reply

It basically boils down to IRA wanting pedophilia to be legalized so he can be open with who he really is.

I pedophile.

#99 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 01:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#99 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

I flagged your comment as offensive. It is a libelous statement and you should be ashamed for misrepresenting my position.

#100 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

"That is what the Progressives are doing right now "

Trying to legislate the changes you claim?!? Bulllschittt.

But go on, liar. Prove me wrong. Link to ANY elected Progressive pushing that legislation.

#101 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It is a libelous statement "

You were the one who read homosexuality and immediately brought up pedophilia.

#102 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"But go on, liar. Prove me wrong. Link to ANY elected Progressive pushing that legislation.
#101 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Let's see what your progressive rag, the NYT has to say on the matter...

Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime
www.nytimes.com

First step is academia stating this is not a crime - then the Dems use this to de-criminalize. We have already witnessed the academia step occur. I would think we are 2-3 years away for the full push for pedo-decriminalization.

#103 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

Here is SB145 - allows pedophiles not to have to register as sex offenders if within 10 years age difference with their victim.

#104 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:44 AM | Reply

"I would think we are 2-3 years away for the full push for pedo-decriminalization."

That article was from 2014. Your 2-3 years were up two years ago.

"Here is SB145"

Which is NOTHING like decriminalizing the transgression.

Total fail.

#105 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You were the one who read homosexuality and immediately brought up pedophilia.
#102 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Want to admit you are wrong yet about your party actively seeking to decriminalize and normalize pedophilia?

California Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person's sexual orientation. That doesn't sound that extreme, but pedophilia is a sexual orientation according to this bill as well.

Under the bill's language, a mental health counselor could be sanctioned if there was an attempt to get a pedophile or gay individual to change his behavior or speak negatively about their behavior as it relates to sexuality.

.....

Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that, "pedophilia is not covered as an orientation." However, the Democrats defeated the amendment. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) stated that all alternative sexual lifestyles should be protected under the law, and accordingly decided that pedophilia is a sexual orientation that should be equally as embraced as homosexuality.

#106 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I flagged your comment as offensive. It is a libelous statement and you should be ashamed for misrepresenting my position.
#100 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

Says the guy who's trying to tie homosexual equality to pedophilia.

Just so you can one day legally rape children.

You're a pedophile and a snowflake, a typical conservative.

Raping children will never be legal. No matter how much you'd like it to be.

#107 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 01:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We have already witnessed the academia step occur"

Based on ONE opinion piece?!? My, what a pearl-clutching snowflake.

#108 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:48 AM | Reply

"Which is NOTHING like decriminalizing the transgression.
#105 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

It decreases the penalty (which was lifetime sex offender registration). So, yeah, it is the first step in de-criminalization. Enough Dems had commonsense not to embrace this nonsense in 2014. Those times have changed which is why we are seeing the push now on the back of transgender rights.

#109 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wow. Scanning IRA's posts, he has a hard time not talking about pedophila.

He seems... obsessed.

#110 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 01:53 AM | Reply

"Want to admit you are wrong yet about your party..."

Bwahahaha! I belong to no party. Try again.

"It decreases the penalty (which was lifetime sex offender registration). So, yeah, it is the first step in de-criminalization."

Gee...you sure look like you're following this issue very, very, very closely. So you probably know it was only if the two were relatively close in age, and there were no other incidences.

"Enough Dems had commonsense not to embrace this nonsense in 2014"

There went your theory, shot all to hell.

#111 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 01:54 AM | Reply

"Bwahahaha! I belong to no party. Try again."

Seriously? If you can't even be honest about basic facts like this I really don't see the point in discussing anything with you.

You are a Democrat. You will vote Democrat in 2020 regardless of the candidate - I state this with 100% certainty. This is who you are. By embracing this, you are embracing their pedophile agenda literally with Pedo Joe Biden as your party's figurehead. Own it.

#112 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 01:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

you are embracing their pedophile agenda
#112 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

Again, you are obsessed.

You are the only one talking about pedophila.

The only agenda seems to be yours.

You read about a gay marriage, you start drooling about pedophila, even though the majority of pedophila is men and little girls. You read gay marriage you think about little boys.

Meanwhile in recent news, conservatives are raping children and forcing them to give birth and this IRAJACKHOLE wants to discuss democrats supporting pedophilia.

Trump is a proud pedophile. He love underage girls.

Your entire party is obsessed with fkkking children physically, mentally, emotionally, economically.

Own it. Birch.

#113 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 02:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You will vote Democrat in 2020 regardless of the candidate'

Only because the Republican nominee is an abomination of a human being, as are all his enablers.

"you are embracing their pedophile agenda literally with Pedo Joe Biden"

Does that mean you embraced -----, pervy, gropey behavior? Oh, wait...you did and do.

"You are a Democrat."

You are a liar.

#114 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 02:12 AM | Reply

It's a young kids show.

Why is sex being drug onto it?

#115 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-16 02:17 AM | Reply

It's a young kids show.
Why is sex being drug onto it?
#115 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2019-05-16 02:17 AM

From what I can glean, according to your pal it's to groom the adults in their lives to molest them.

I don't believe the bedroom or any sexual acts are depicted, discussed or even implied. If they were IRA would have actual traction on this thread.

Do you have a good "---- noodles" explanation? Don't you believe that was too far in equating gay marriage with scat? Can you see how some people might find your equivocation literally ---?

#116 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 02:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why is sex being drug onto it?
#115 | POSTED BY TOR

Good question, since there's no sex being shown or discussed in the cartoon.

Only by conservative morons.

#117 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 02:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kids ask questions whenever they learn something new.

Have some and you'll learn this.

#118 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-16 02:42 AM | Reply

It's a young kids show.

Why is sex being drug onto it?

#115 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-16 02:17 AM | Reply

Yeah PBS is totally showing cartoon gay porn dude!

not only that TOR Bernie Sanders says he is all for PBS showing cartoon gay porn!
you need to get angry dude and protest this!

or you can get real and know what they showed was 2 adults getting married and nothing about sex.

of course that's expecting too much from you

and of course I have to say this because I am posting this to TOR and he is not too bright, TOR I was joking when I said Bernie Sanders never said he was in favor of PBS showing cartoon gay porn to children

#119 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-16 02:53 AM | Reply

Kids ask questions whenever they learn something new.
Have some and you'll learn this.
#118 | POSTED BY TOR

So when you explained heterosexual marriage to your kids, did you go into details about sex? Female anatomy? The --------? --------?

Because. It seems like you believe there would need to be some type of detailed description necessary for gay marriage.

Do me a favor. Don't have kids. Don't reproduce. Get castrated.

#120 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 02:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Someone's looking to get banned for advocating self mutilation.

#121 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-16 03:01 AM | Reply

You're planning on castrating yourself?

I hear a few rubber bands will do the trick. Make sure you're completely cutting off the flow of blood.

#122 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 03:06 AM | Reply

Oh God, he looks so hot. I've, uh, gotta go though.

#123 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-16 03:08 AM | Reply

Clown Shack you can flirt with me all you want I'm not going to take you to the prom.

#124 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-16 03:10 AM | Reply

Wait until people figure out what Spongebob Squarepants actually means. I'm going straight with riots and bloodbaths.

So don't tell anyone.

#125 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-16 03:35 AM | Reply

Wait until people figure out what Spongebob Squarepants actually means. I'm going straight with riots and bloodbaths.
So don't tell anyone.
#125 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2019-05-16 03:35 AM

This thread is going to make us all shave our eyes.

This thread was initiated by Boaz for the trifecta.

Those Pizzagate genius among us.

#126 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 03:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Go ahead and run for office on that platform. You've certainly got a head start on the mental disorder part.
#95 | POSTED BY DANFORTH"
That is what the Progressives are doing right now - which I am opposed to in case you are having a difficult time understanding that. You consider me a sick individual for opposing pedophilia - just shows how the far left are morally bankrupt.
"#96 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT"
I have no idea what you are trying to communicate with this post. Where have I ever argued against gay rights? I never have. I just understand the boundaries will continue to be pushed - like they already have with transgendered. For instance, up until 2013, transgenders were classified as a mental disorder under the DSM - and it is still considered to be a mental disorder by a majority of the world. Given that, banning them from the military seems entirely justified. You can't own a gun if you are judged mentally deficient - so what use are they in the military?
#98 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-05-16 01:21 AM

Sorry for not jumping backso quickly, my man..:] I really don't mind your posts, they appear researched, referenced, linked and legible. That's all coolness, however I wonder what you meant by "seems entirely justified". Clearly the land of the free, home of the brave has adopted it's own rules and rid itself of the shackles of organized religion, or are you intimating the military adopts religious practice over scientific? I can see maybe both being truth. However, 'justification" without Constitutionality makes them an anti-American organization.. in theory. Perhaps that's a reflection of my mental deficiencies.

Or, like Beary Bear says, "We just can't pee into her eye sockets without the AIDS!" I can see how to some protocol matters more than your feelings. You give me stuff to noodle with, Tor must be livid.

#127 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 04:30 AM | Reply

I find this thread interesting, the liberal left show no reasoning behind their attack at Boaz, other than the fact he is usually right leaning. So they attack him and his thoughts about what they are showing on a children program for 6 to 8 year olds.

now I have never seen the program and have no desire to watch for my kids are grown. But do recognize the problem Boaz has with the program moving in such a direction. I also recognize those of you who don't, but do clearly see the most intolerant of you to be the ones who seem to act as aspired enlightened here.

I have found in life that it is usually the gay people who are most intolerant, but that comes with the difficult life style they have chosen.

#128 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-16 04:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yes we as a society should be showing love and tolerance for such life styles, but by no means should we be accepting it as if it is the norm, it is not, and it is the LGBT community that is pushing in an almost draconian fashion that it is the norm.

#129 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-16 04:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

So when you explained heterosexual marriage to your kids, did you go into details about sex? Female anatomy? The --------? --------?

Most don't explain heterosexual marriage to their kids, it is the norm. Most parents explain marriage to their kids and now often time the explanation takes a further leap in having to explain LGBT marriages.

Seems you lack the reality of real society.

#130 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-16 04:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I really don't mind your posts, they appear researched, referenced, linked and legible."

Thank you. I try not to hurl insults and having pissing matches. If I am wrong based on data, I admit it and move on. Most of what people post on here is based on opinion - and thus is neither right nor wrong most of the time.

"That's all coolness, however I wonder what you meant by "seems entirely justified". Clearly the land of the free, home of the brave has adopted it's own rules and rid itself of the shackles of organized religion, or are you intimating the military adopts religious practice over scientific?"

I think this is the point where there is legitimate debate. Psychology is not a pure science. It is not a pseudo-science but it cannot be weighed against things like Newtonian physics or mathematics. Because of this, we have a big issue with trends rather than truths. With the psychology field being vastly over represented by people with liberal beliefs (I would guess 95%+), we will have to deal with the issue of bias. This reveals itself in the scandal regarding how such a high % of psychology studies are non-reproducible. As such, I tend to take a much more measured approach in accepting any reporting from psychology academia. Given the importance of the military, I would not simply adopt whatever the trend is today in psychology academia.

"I can see maybe both being truth. However, 'justification" without Constitutionality makes them an anti-American organization"
#127 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT"

The sad reality is that we do unconstitutional acts in the US on a daily basis. At the end of the day, there will always be a weighing of law vs. acceptance by the populace. In the current day, homosexuality has won. It is legal, accepted, and normalized. Transgender is trailing a bit but I would suspect this process will be complete in just a few short years for average Americans (religious communities not so much). I don't know if this is progress or just the acceptance of a reality for country. Like I said above, I expect the coming battleground to be over pedophilia. I see this as a red line that Americans will not accept crossing. With academia already pushing for de-criminalization, I see a big fight brewing.

#131 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 05:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"With academia already pushing for de-criminalization, I see a big fight brewing."

Bull crap. Academia is not now and never has been pusing for legalization or toleration of pedophilia. Acceptance of gays and trans people endangers no one though both groups have suffered greatly at the hands of the straight Christian majority, including torture, murder, loss of jobs, now Trump kicks trans people out of their careers in the military. The straight Christian majority has a lot to repent for and most of them don't even acknowledge their crimes against other decent Americans who have fought in every war, worked as well as any other American. Raised families, often adopted families that no one else wanted. One could easily make a case that the biggest scourge to humanity in America is straight white Christian men.

#132 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-16 06:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#131 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 05:49 AM | Reply | Flag: Dramatically stupid

#133 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-05-16 06:57 AM | Reply

Why do Republicans believe if you see a homosexual you become a homosexual?

Research shows that men with anti-gay sentiment are more likely to be sexually aroused by gay porn.

So there's your answer.

#134 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-16 07:23 AM | Reply

I'm not worried.
We can always pray the gay away.

I've seen happen dozens of times.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Formerly gay people were in the first church, they are in our churches now.

The Gay Fatalists of the DR can't take that away from them, and their intolerant chants of "they CANNOT change, it's all fakery" fall flat.

#135 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-16 07:35 AM | Reply

Research shows that men with anti-gay sentiment are more likely to be sexually aroused by gay porn.

So there's your answer.

#134 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2019-05-16 07:23 AM | REPLY | F

Here's a honest request, Joe:
Could you TRY and make one post without directly or indirectly insulting another person.
I know it's theoretically possible...

Maybe this will help:
en.m.wikipedia.org

#136 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-16 07:37 AM | Reply

I see a big fight brewing.

#131 | Posted by iragoldberg

And your ilk is leading the charge.

#137 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-05-16 08:03 AM | Reply

Tis much ado about nothing... what "obscenities" the parents taketh away with t.v. time... the cell phone shall returneth ten fold in due time.

#138 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-05-16 09:10 AM | Reply

BillJohnson, if you've been happily enjoying sex with a woman for decades, you're not gay, you're bisexual.

#139 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-16 09:12 AM | Reply

"Like I said above, I expect the coming battleground to be over pedophilia."

Gay eights and gay marriage has nothing to do with pedophilia except in YOUR head.

Seek therapy. I will have some thoughts and then I will pray for you.

#140 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 09:46 AM | Reply

Gay "eights" is Siri code for gay sex. Apparently Siri is a republican and has trouble with even saying gay sex.

#141 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 09:50 AM | Reply

Could you TRY and make one post without directly or indirectly insulting another person.

Unlike you, i don't consider being gay an insult.

#142 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-16 10:14 AM | Reply

"I expect the coming battleground to be over pedophilia. I see this as a red line that Americans will not accept crossing."

Yet a handful of posts ago, you were sure it was going to be a Dem initiative within 2 to 3 years. Could you please talk to both sides of your face, and come up with one answer instead of two?

#143 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-16 10:45 AM | Reply

"you were sure it was going to be a Dem initiative within 2 to 3 years. Could you please talk to both sides of your face, and come up with one answer instead of two?
#143 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Both are true. Dems will push it as they continue their all out shift to entirely being about SJW issues. The American people will reject them for it.

#144 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-16 11:36 AM | Reply

The pedophilia comparison is stupid. A much more valid comparison would be polygamy or adult invest.

#145 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-16 12:27 PM | Reply

I see Boaz got his much desired attention.

#146 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-05-16 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

IRAPEDO is the type to be extremely happy the number of child rape cases are increasing.

It means there's Less of a chance for him to get caught.

Congratulations Conservatives, you built that.

#147 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-16 12:56 PM | Reply

Clown, you seem to know a lot more about Ira than anything his postings actually suggest. Did you and Zed see him at a ------ meeting?

#148 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-16 12:59 PM | Reply

In this day and age of smart TVs, if parents want, they can block the channel - there, problem solved.

#149 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-05-16 05:51 PM | Reply

R##149

that is brilliant!

But, then how would boaz & co be outraged by what other peoples kids are not watching?

#150 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-16 06:29 PM | Reply

How does this even affect Boaz? I guarantee the FOX logo was burned into his display years ago.

#151 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-05-16 07:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why not allow children to be children? This smells more like indoctrination than education. Better lessen, teach children that insults are bad and minding their own business is important and letting people having some privacy is right. That more appealing to me.
#10 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2019-05-15 10:42 AM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 2

Children, especially 10-13, experience the world around them in deeper "color" than 9 and below. Take the context of which character the authors chose to out as gay: Arthur's teacher. Not Arthur's best friend, parent, or even Arthur for that matter. It was his teacher, someone he spends a lot of time with and more than likely looks up to who also should not be forced into a closet when expressing personal details of his/her life. It's not uncommon for teachers to be asked about their personal lives, especially those topics surrounding people in their lives. I know this for certain growing up in a household with 2 primary school teachers and myself being a substitute teacher. Teacher's should he allowed to be honest with their students when inquired about their personal lives. Teachers' significant others should not be shunned from the classroom nor school events. Therefore, teachers' obligation to express themselves in such a rudimentary way needs to be supported considering this is often the first encounter of homosexuality youth experience. This was true for me and I now appreciate the fact I was exposed to that aspect of life (notice how I didn't use "choice" or "lifestyle") by someone who I looked up to. And it came from a simple, understandable question that is in fact brought up in almost every classroom in America: is the teacher married and if so to whom? Arthur is normalizing that conversation. If you think Arthur is actually attempting to normalize homosexuality to a degree that more youth will become homosexual than had they not been exposed to Arthur, you're the one with a complex.

#152 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 07:20 PM | Reply

Don't get me wrong...I'm not putting them in the same class. I'm just saying the whole "natural" argument doesn't work.
Gay marriage provides the same protection for gay people that straights have for their relationships. I have no problem with that.
However, my issue with something like a cartoon depicting gay characters being married is the attempt to represent gay marriage as mainstream and not an alternative lifestyle.
#35 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

It's telling that you folks choose to compare gay marriage to pedophilia, murder, and often ----------; all of which, typically involve nonconsensual action.

The fact you call "refer to gay marriage as an "alternative lifestyle" solidifies said tell.

And there's no way I've got you wrong: Absolutely deplorable, the lot of you.

#153 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 07:37 PM | Reply

In this day and age of smart TVs, if parents want, they can block the channel - there, problem solved.
#149 | POSTED BY MSGT

You mean regular folk like BJ and BOAZ have control over this indoctrination?

Hot ---- on a platter, who'da thunk it?!

#154 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 07:39 PM | Reply

Most parents explain marriage to their kids and now often time the explanation takes a further leap in having to explain LGBT marriages.
Seems you lack the reality of real society.
#130 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

"Marriage is when a man and a woman..."

Yes they do. And you did to.

#155 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 07:43 PM | Reply

Lastly, general question to everyone here, do you find legal gay marriage to be an indicator of social acceptance or social tolerance?

#156 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 07:50 PM | Reply

#156

In 2015 or so, the Supreme Court said gay marriage was made legal by the 14th Amendment.

The 14th Amendment was ratified right around 1865.

150 years from the enactment law to the application of the law.

What took so long?

#157 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-16 08:00 PM | Reply

"Research shows that men with anti-gay sentiment are more likely to be sexually aroused by gay porn."

Imagine getting aroused at the thought of raping a woman in a society that requires her to give birth to your child.

#158 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-16 08:02 PM | Reply

What took so long?
#157 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Non-acceptance. Intolerance was put to the side once it was no longer illegal just to be gay.

Hence, to answer my own question, legal gay marriage is an indicator of acceptance and people should follow suit.

#159 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 08:06 PM | Reply

Rsty, do you find legal abortion to be an indicator of social acceptance or social tolerance of women's equality?

#160 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-16 08:09 PM | Reply

#160 SNOOFY

I'd have a more nuanced answer as it relates to regional context, since legal abortion varies by region. But to answer your question in general, I'd have to say acceptance, in order to be considered consistent. I'm not so sure the two topics can be sincerely and directly compared in such a way, however.

You?

#161 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-16 08:22 PM | Reply

"you were sure it was going to be a Dem initiative within 2 to 3 years. Could you please talk to both sides of your face, and come up with one answer instead of two?
#143 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "
Both are true. Dems will push it as they continue their all out shift to entirely being about SJW issues. The American people will reject them for it.
#144 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-05-16 11:36 AM

Actually, evidence indicates that the Republican party embraces pedophilia, not just Democrats who vote Republican.

Roy Moore speaks fluent Russian, who knew?

Republicans are a criminal enterprise filled to the brim with blatant unethical, morally bankrupt legislators, so this idea of pushing an agenda of sexual predation has always fit so obviously under their tent. Projecting this onto progressive ideals is hilarious, but it is a logical attack and reliant upon hoax and misinterpretation to remain at all plausible, which you have used regarding military determination of alleged unfit mental health relating to transgender servicepeople.

#162 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-16 10:03 PM | Reply

"Both are true."

Can't be.

Especially when one prediction was already proven wrong, two years ago.

#163 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 01:45 AM | Reply

"Marriage is when a man and a woman..."

Yes they do. And you did to.

Does this have some point, I know it was suppose to be an insult but didn't get that either.

#164 | Posted by Crassus at 2019-05-17 01:51 AM | Reply

Clown's comment, #40, is required reading. Well done.

#165 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-05-17 08:51 AM | Reply

#161 I do.

#166 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-17 11:52 AM | Reply

I believe in their right to the truth from their President, and don't believe they should have to swallow
Danforth

Well played but still creepy.

#167 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-17 12:57 PM | Reply

Clown,
"Because homosexuality is a natural part of life that has existed forever."
So is pedophilia.
Don't get me wrong...I'm not putting them in the same class.

Yes you are.

You can pretend to not be, but everyone can see through your b.s.

It's saying "No offense but.."

You know that the next thing is going to be offensive.

I just don't understand why these morons feel threatened by two men getting married. Is it because you secretly want to marry another man but are embarrassed to admit it?

How does it effect you?

How?

Hint: The correct answer is it doesn't. Two men want to get married, good for them.

"So is pedophilia."

One of the biggest pedophile organizations on the planet is the catholic church who are staunchly against homosexuals yet seem to continue to recruit them into the priesthood then cover up for them when they start diddling altar boys.

#168 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-17 01:17 PM | Reply

Nothing and nobody is gayer than Caillou.

#169 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-05-17 01:23 PM | Reply

"I just don't understand why these morons feel threatened by two men getting married."

What's more disturbing is their own inability to explain it.

There's obviously an insurmountable psychological barrier in their minds.

The type of thing that requires years of therapy or milligrams of LSD to figure out.

#170 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-17 03:22 PM | Reply

I just don't understand why these morons feel threatened by two men getting married.

Much less a cartoon gay rat.

Is it because you secretly want to marry another man but are embarrassed to admit it?

As i noted upthread, the research tends to support your hypothesis.

#171 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-17 03:38 PM | Reply

Nixon,

You left out the last sentence thus you took what I said out of context totally altering the point.

#172 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-17 04:40 PM | Reply

I think the point that is getting missed is that PBS may have been the wrong place to show it.

Make a TV show called Bob and Mike's Love Farm and let it be a bull and a ram.

But PBS?

#173 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-17 08:51 PM | Reply

But PBS?
#173 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

PBS' intent is to inform. That's what their show Arthur has been doing for a long time. That's all the show is continuing to do.

Why not PBS?

#174 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-17 08:56 PM | Reply

Let parents know ahead of time what their children are about to see.

No problem with openly gay farm animals on a tv show...parents have the option of deciding ahead of time to let their kids watch.

Imagine the outcry if they have worked in a cartoon episode where one of the characters decided to go to church and get saved without parents having prior knowledge or warned.

"Warning...your child is about to be indoctrinated to Jesus"

#175 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-17 08:57 PM | Reply

Rsty,

#176 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-17 08:58 PM | Reply

"Let parents know ahead of time what their children are about to see. No problem with openly gay farm animals on a tv show...parents have the option of deciding ahead of time to let their kids watch."

And how about forcing them to wear a bell around their neck, so folks can cross the street rather than come in contact?

#177 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-17 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Warning...your child is about to be indoctrinated to Jesus"
#175 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

When Jesus finally makes his second coming, you'd have a point. Until then, the very real existence of homosexuals, especially in roles as teachers/care takers of children, should be acknowledged in educational programming. Not doing so puts educators and child professionals who are homosexual in a difficult environment to conduct their jobs. Since it is illegal to fire or not hire someone, even in the role of teacher or child care provider, based upon their sexual orientation, establishing these people's situations as acceptable is important for children's understanding of reality. Without that context or interest, you're forcing Americans who happen to be homosexual, back into the closet. That's not healthy for workers nor the children WE CHOOSE to put in their care. Unless you're suggesting that homosexuals should not be allowed in such roles or employment, exposing said individuals context to children in a popular and normative format is necessary.

Take it from a substitute teacher, who happens to not be gay: children understanding that homosexuality is not something to hide from or to be in fear of is crucial and important.

#178 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-05-17 09:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thank God for abortions!

#179 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-05-17 10:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Let parents know ahead of time what their children are about to see.
No problem with openly gay farm animals on a tv show...parents have the option of deciding ahead of time to let their kids watch.
Imagine the outcry if they have worked in a cartoon episode where one of the characters decided to go to church and get saved without parents having prior knowledge or warned.
"Warning...your child is about to be indoctrinated to Jesus"
#175 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON AT 2019-05-17 08:57 PM

Excellent point.

Who knew parenting is so much more complicated for straight white christians!? I would have presumed this cartoon gay marriage would help them accept a loving same-sex couple for what it is. Instead, they unleash the "p" word.

#180 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-17 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Those "saved" need some work..

#181 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-17 10:38 PM | Reply

Red,

Well...you're right about one thing.

It is getting more difficult for Christian parents.

#182 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-18 07:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

That saying about equality feeling like oppression to the privileged seems appropriate at this point.

#183 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-18 08:03 AM | Reply

Hag,

"That saying about equality feeling like oppression to the privileged seems appropriate at this point."

Privileged?

Do you presume all Christian parents are well off?

Or are you saying that people who teach their children to be well behaved, believe in God, respect adults, and be self reliant are "privileged".

To that extent you are correct.

Children of Christian parents are privileged.

#184 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-18 08:23 AM | Reply

Hag,

However, it might be true that the lifestyle of Christians does lend to more financial success in life.

#185 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-18 08:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Rsty,

"When Jesus finally makes his second coming"

Your inclusion of the word "finally" reveals much about you.

#186 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-05-18 10:29 AM | Reply

It is getting more difficult for Christian parents.

#182 | Posted by BillJohnson

Sure it is. The advent of the internet and smart phones has made it easy for evangelical's kids to see how un-Christian evangelical Christianity is, and how un-Christian the actions of Republicans who claim to be Christian for votes are to their fellow humans.

#187 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-05-18 02:08 PM | Reply

"It is getting more difficult for Christian parents.
#182 | Posted by BillJohnson"

By "it" you must mean brainwashing their kids to hate gays.

What do your kids think about the fact that their Bible-thumping dad is a bisexual sinner bound for the lake of fire?

I bet it makes them sad.

#188 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-18 02:17 PM | Reply

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