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by The Anti Patriot (anti_patriot)
at February 5th, 2008 (08:12 pm)

I just joined this community because I come from a very close-minded father. He is a conservative Republican. He does know one or two gay men and has no problem talking to them but he still views it as wrong. He is pro-life and against gay marriage. I find my own views to differ significntly. I can't say I'm pro-abortion but I do believe in a person's right to choose. I would rather these people put the children up for adoption so that an infertile couple may experience raising a child. As for gay marriage, I believe everyone has the right to be happy and the right to be recognized legally as a couple. I don't think it's fair that a man and a woman can be recognized as a married couple but two men or two women can't. 'Domestic Partnership' is just a modern-day form of segregation. It's the same concept as the Jim Crow laws of the early 1900's.

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Posted by: The Great Ideas Fairy (scorpi084)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

I can't say I'm pro-abortion but I do believe in a person's right to choose. I would rather these people put the children up for adoption so that an infertile couple may experience raising a child.

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Posted by: Kuru (hversu)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
train

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Posted by: //*~Ashlyn~*\\ (satyrsdance)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)

Just as a note, pro choice does not equal pro abortion.

Posted by: The Anti Patriot (anti_patriot)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)

"Just as a note, pro choice does not equal pro abortion."

I know this. I see how I screwed that up. I simply meant that I believe in a person's right to choose what to do but I disagree with them getting an abortion. I think adoption is a much better choice.

Posted by: //*~Ashlyn~*\\ (satyrsdance)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Long Live Scar

*nods* I understand. I happen to be pro-choice and pro-abortion, but I like to clarify that not all pro-choicers are the same.

Posted by: Conservative (umbrella_1942)
Posted at: February 17th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)

Dont bet on it. As far as I can tell, from anecdotal evidence, pro-choice organisations tend to turn blind eyes to their own members who spout the brilliance of having no children.

From an anecdotal standpoint, I can think of so many pro-choicers who simply say "Oh my god, why didnt she just have an abortion." when talking about all single mothers or mothers of children with minor birth defects.

Posted by: The Anti Patriot (anti_patriot)
Posted at: February 5th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)

Umm...how come everyone's just leaving frowny faces? Why not tell me what's on your mind? I don't mind you disagreeing but at least tell me why.

Posted by: Conservative (umbrella_1942)
Posted at: February 17th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)

I'm afraid I cant agree with either you or your father on the gay marriage one.

The concept of marriage is was a purely religious one up until at least the rennaisance, and I dont think that the state has any business in administering peoples private lives through marriage. THe state should leave that to the people to administer their own reliationships, whether hetero or homosexual.

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