“It was VERY encouraging to see the straight college guys being the ones to defend the gay couple...That was the best part of the entire thing.
The worst part was all those people using the Bible and their religion to defend their intolerance and bigotry... sad. That is the thing that HAS to change in this country. The ability of the religious to expect their religion to trump everything else (law, respect). It is their right to be "appalled" and "disgusted"... it is not their right to make others lives more difficult. If the religious do not like a gay couple engaged in a PDA... then leave, don't expect the restaurant to throw the gay couple out.”
“I can not wrap my head around this entire situation. A gay couple stops for a bite to eat and they enter a restaurant that has a sign stating that they do not like homosexuals... why go in? Why contribute to these bigot's (and regardless of their assertions... they are bigots) profits? Go some place else, even if you have to drive hundreds of miles.
This is Texas, and there (along with many other states) it is legal to deny service and to discriminate against the gay men and women. So, it the end, it means either work to change the laws, or go someplace more accepting.
I am all for changing the laws, but in the mean time... go some place else, give your money and your patronage to someone who truly deserves it.”
KrustySanchez on May 29, 2014 at 14:21:11
“Lol, why would you want to change the law? So they would be forced to take the sign down but then spit in your food? Makes sense.”
“It is a shame that these supposed men of faith, these men of supposed fine christian values, can make such disgusting claims... AND have thousands of people nodding their heads in agreement. It is men like these that, through their holier than thou attitudes, get people killed and beaten.
Men (and women) like this went over to Africa and preached about the threat of the homosexual, and how "good christians" should rise up and fight them in every way possible. Well the people over there took that message and ran with it. Strict anti-homosexual laws, public beatings, imprisonment and death sentences were the result. And what did these fine men of faith do about it... they denied having any influence or responsibility in the events. They voiced mock indignation and shed crocodile tears... for this was their aim, it was their intent. Their only error, was that they never considered, nor were they prepared for, the negative public reaction.
The religious right is very adept at twisting facts and fabricating lies to further their cause. They are very skilled at making the LGBT community look like the bad guys, the evil lurking around every corner. YET, it is they who have blood on their hands. It is they that strike at the very heart of civilized society, with every irrational and unsubstantiated statement they make.”
“Ah, so NOM has broken the law. It has, on more than one occasion it seems, decided that it's stated purpose is more important than civil (and their own religious) law. This whole situation does not surprise me. This organisation is based on a lie, a falsehood, a misnomer.
The National Organization for Marriage, it sounds great! Then you listen to their massage. Their stated goals are the elimination of anything associated with marriage equality. They expound the virtues of marriage but insist that they are only reserved for some, not others. In doing so they have revealed themselves to be nothing more than a bigoted and disingenuous organization.”
“Its true. I have not watched any cable news outlet for... more years than I can remember. I do have to watch, or am reduced to watching them, at work and can not believe the coverage (and the lack of coverage). They devote entire programs to one or two stories and ignore the everything else. I have been clicking on the BBC World News web site to see what is happening in the world (and in our own country) when I . They report on stories and events that I never see or even hear about on any American "news" program. Sad”
“"... I apologize to all those who felt offended. That was never my intention."
No, I doubt it was (sarcasm).
IT was your intent to pander to the viewers, and their obvious homophobia and irrational ideals. It was your intent to get a rise out of people (it was almost Ann Coulter-ish). Did you get a nice pat on the back and a "thata girl' after the segment? No? Well maybe just a nice check and a "see you soon" and a "hope to have you back again"”
“OK... Lets look at the facts (pesky and troublesome as they are).
Some Native American people (regardless of tribe or nation), find this name offensive. I have a Lakota Sioux friend who finds it offensive. The word and its meaning might have faded with the passage of time, as no one I know uses it to be racially derogatory... but it did have that meaning at one time.
The Oneida Nation has voiced it's objection to the name... that is good enough for me.
NOW... How about this point. IF the NFL team from Washington DC changes it's name (and it's mascot/logo). Won't that generate millions of dollars in new profits for the team? Oh wait, the NFL is like a communist organisation, with equal shares in financial profits, so it would benefit ALL the teams. Think about it, all those Washington fans having to go out and buy all new merchandise (jerseys, banners, bumper stickers, bobble-heads, decals, beer mugs...etc, etc). It would be a HUGE bonus for the NFL!”
“Actually... (I had to look her up). Dr. Ludwig holds a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University, not to be confused with the University of Southern California (USC); a post-masters certificate in advanced clinical work from Hunter College; a masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Cedar Crest College.
Now all that being said, it looks like she IS qualified, educated and certified... What does she do with that expertise and training? She manipulates the events and the situation to fit her twisted little world. I have never seen or heard of her before but it is obvious she is pandering to those who would like nothing more than to have an "expert" legitimise their propaganda. She goes on Fox and makes unsubstantiated diagnoses and unprofessional comments like she did here.
She sold herself to the devil (Fox News Corp) for a BIG pay check. Sad sick and par for the course for Fox News.”
“WHAT? This woman calls herself a medical professional? A certified psychotherapist?
"When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,'" Ludwig said....OK that sounds like a good start, sounds professional and therapist like
"Then I started to have a different idea: 'Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?'"...WHOA, you just lost it there lady! How long did it take for you to make that leap! Minutes? Seconds?
WAIT, I know, you made that diagnoses when you thought about your "CHA-CHING" appearance on FOX and HOW perfect this kind of homophobic comment would go over with the producers and staff... not to mention the viewers.”
WHTrout on May 25, 2014 at 23:22:18
“"A certified psychotherapist?" Well, no, actually, it says "reality tv psychotherapist" -- I'm thinking that could mean a whole lot of things! I mean, we have "reality tv survivors" and "reality tv housewives" and "reality tv bachelors" -- NONE of which is real here in the commonly recognized reality-based world -- they're just "reality tv [fill in the blank]s."”
“Its all about money for Republicans.
Spend more money for investigations into Benghazi...or more to the point, more money for pointless investigations (the eighth one for Benghazi) to try to hurt the current administration.
And spend as little as possible, and suggest cutting the VA even more... to appease their "patriotic" supporters and constituents who want to see their tax bill lowered a few dollars.”
“What a wonderful country we live in. Here we have a major news outlet, one listened to by millions of Americans, that is misleading its viewers. The reasoning is quite clear to me that Fox is not interested in promoting or disseminating anything that might be considered anti-conservative or anti-right wing, regardless of truth. It has reduced itself to a propaganda machine, not of the republican party, but of anti-progressive ideas and positions. While I can understand the Fox News Corporations stance on political issues (it is owned by a conservative). I CAN NOT understand its consistent and obvious use of disinformation (lies) to try to re-enforce its positions. SO many "fact checker" organisations have blasted Fox on SO many occasions that one MUST question any comment or "news" story that emerges from it. The problem is not only with Fox, but with most of the major "news" outlets. My guess would be that they saw the success Fox had with the format and ran with it themselves.
All of this is to the detriment of the American people, who still believe and are lead about by "pundits" and "commentators"... and ignore truth and facts as if they were bad things or evil.
lurkinman on May 24, 2014 at 11:44:48
“Don't lament too much. While they do get "millions" of viewers, it amounts to less than 1% of the population.
(I now await the usual "Yeah, but CNN and MSNBC get less!" rejoinder).”
“"For elected officials, governors or attorney generals, to pick and choose what laws [they] will enforce I think is a tragedy, and is the next step to anarchy," Herbert said. "We have an obligation as a state to defend those laws."
This sounds A LOT like arguments made by other bigots and the narrow minded through out history. I imagine that argument was used by governors all across the south during the civil rights era, post civil war years...etc. It was probably also used against women during the suffrage movement in the early twentieth century.
It is lame and ultimately doomed to failure... Hey Herbert! Get off the cross... somebody needs the wood!”
“Too true. It has also be studied (I don't remember where) that most straight men's homophobia is based on a fear that they will be treated (if they were to engage in homosexual contact) in the same way as they would a woman. The fear of being objectified, demeaned, and considered less than masculine. In a nut shell... they fear being treated as they treat their girlfriends and wives.”
“Someone needs to explain to people what exactly the Antiquities Act is, and how it is a GOOD thing. Lets see, the residents of the area are FOR it, the Border Patrol is FOR it, the businesses in the area are FOR it. BUT the Republican and conservative (there is an oxymoron in there somewhere) politicians in Washington are AGAINST it.... Shocking! The President using his Constitutional right to designate land as protected and guaranteeing that it will be kept as pristine and undeveloped as possible for the American public to enjoy... is DISGUSTING! How dare he do something like that!”
unebaiser on May 22, 2014 at 12:14:30
“Yeah, and plus, he's black! Don't he knows this here is Amurika?”
Holofernes on May 22, 2014 at 11:21:32
“According to these tr o lls Obama can't do anything good. He could cure cancer and they would complain.”
“Oh happy day!
I was a resident of Pennsylvania for many years and as a gay man with many gay (and straight) friends and family members still residing in the state I am overjoyed. I have to call my sister and her life partner (soon to be spouse... I hope).
It has been a banner year for my family. I live in Minnesota now with my eldest sister and her wife, two wonderful people who recently tied the knot (April 18th, their twenty fifth anniversary together).
My other sister and her partner from Pennsylvania attended and you could feel the emotions, and the repressed resentment (sort of), that one sister could marry and the other could not. It was not spoken of, but the fact that Patti and Donna were being denied the same right, the same joy, was palpable to their loving brother.
NOW! They can! I have to call Patti (and Donna) to see who is going to pop the question first! Then I have to be prepared to make arrangements for a trip back to PA for more family happiness (weddings are expensive.. not only for the couple). LOL
Congratulations to ALL of Pennsylvania's couples (gay or straight) on this wonderful spring day!”
“That kind of puts a damper on all the right wing propaganda that states that gays are going to corrupt and traumatize children... Oh wait, no it didn't... I think this is exactly what the religious right and those opposed to the "gay agenda" are so afraid of... A child (any child) that doesn't have a problem with or even care about who someone loves. A child that is taught (or simply shown) that gay people are not evil and that they are just like everyone else. A child, who without the indoctrination and learned behavior of homophobia, is going to be just fine.
This child (and his parents) should be the example that is publicized and spoken about when concerns for "the poor children" topic is brought up in bigoted discussions.”