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03/16/2009

Video: Debating basic human dignity. Still. In '09. Ugh.

by Jeremy Hooper

England is known to be a more queer-tolerant country, where folks would be less quick to accuse gays of things like "flaunting" their sexualities. Karen England, not so much:

It's absolutely galling that these people act as if gay rights are a waste of time that should never be taken up at times when we have pressing problems. Because, of course, they are the reason why are rights are a problem to begin with! Without their outcries, we are human beings who want basic things that all human beings basically want. It's their shouts and foot stomps that turn our life journeys into "wars."

But hey, why should we expect accountability from they who largely base their civil arguments on their faith in a personal, unprovable God?

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Your thoughts

I really want the social conservatives to remove any references to "keeping their eyes on my balls" from their daily talking points. It's just toooooo creepy!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Mar 16, 2009 11:30:05 AM

I emailed England and never got a response. Oh well.

Posted by: Tony P | Mar 16, 2009 12:20:00 PM

Actually, it's pretty simple. Just go ahead and repeal DADT and be done with it. Then we can move on to the next crisis. It's really all this teeth-gnashing by the Religious Right that's taking up so much time to "debate" the issue and argue over "cuture wars" and crap. They are the ones pulling the focus away from the economy by insisting that the issue must be debated at all.

Posted by: JWSwift | Mar 16, 2009 1:21:57 PM

I'm going to keep posting this comment on every blog that posts this video. THE STATS SHE CITES AREN'T REAL!

It's worth mentioning (again and again and again) that the survey she's talking about was NOT of all military, but of subscribers to the magazine "Military Times", and it was a voluntary survey done by email.

The survey's author even recognized its flawed nature when he published the results, saying, "The responses are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole. The survey group overall under-represents minorities, women and junior enlisted service members, and over-represents soldiers."

In other words, the survey is meaningless to this discussion and Ms. England knows it. For more information, go here: http://bit.ly/rL7v

Posted by: Matt Algren | Mar 16, 2009 2:32:05 PM

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