Discussion Page Prototype

I will supply the link to the discussion page once I get the user registration to work. Here are some sample postings.

Gays in the Military and "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Category: Category 1
Date:
02 Jul 2004
Time:
14:02:29 -0400
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Comments

My "Live and Let Live" Policy basically assumed that the gay servicemember could disclose his or her sexuality with discretion but would not publish it openly for anyone in the general public to see. My concern that enforced secrecy (or an outright ban) would create the presumption that a homosexual is (because of his inclinations or "private choices") unable to take the full obligations of citizenship and is therefore a second-class citizen. Similar reasoning can apply to gay marriage and gay parenting.

 

Child Online Protection Act

Category: Category 1
Date:
02 Jul 2004
Time:
13:49:23 -0400
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The greatest practical danger to a self-published author like me was the idea that I would have to self-censor (or screen with "adult id" or credit card) any sexually explicit passage that could be perceived as prurient by any immature minor capable of finding the passage in a searcg engine but not intellectually capable of understanding the context of the passage. After all, that is why minors go to school and take English, especially literature in connection with social studies. They do not know how to apply context until they have had a basic educaiton in academic fundamentals, including abstract thinking (mathematics).

Gay Marriage Debate

Category: Category 1
Date:
02 Jul 2004
Time:
13:35:09 -0400
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Comments

The deepest resentment against gay marriage seems to be the idea that if expresses contempt for the idea of kindship and loyalty to one's blood family, and to the idea of giving meaning to other family members whose sense of purpose comes from family