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Date: 05/24/11 10:20 AM

133 Responses to Gay Parents Bashed…What Would You Do?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:21 am
    Link: Gay Parents Bashed...What Would You Do? - Would you be a bystander or step in to help if you saw gay parents being berated in public?
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:32 am
    I saw this Friday- WAY TO GO TEXAS!!!!!
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    jops360 Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:37 am
    good to see Texas step up and not be ruled by the bad stereotypes.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am
    "question their life choices"

    Looks like they`ve got far to go... but... it`s not quite as bad as I thought it was.

    Although it`s still pretty bad.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:41 am
    What I mean by that is that it`s not as bad as... Islamic Africa or something...
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:43 am
    the second guy made me shed a tear, wish all people were like him :,)
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    ladycroft218 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Awwww that guy that wrote the letter, so cute...It made me want to squish him
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:46 am
    Is this from that fictional show that "pretends" to be reality? You know, uses actors for ALL the parts, but looks like they`re "real people".

    In other words, garbage TV.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:47 am
    The part with the note brought me to tears. Some people are so awesome.

    There have been so many time when I`ve wanted to say something, but I admit, I`m too scared to actually do anything :(
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:50 am
    wow this show just states that it is okay for gay people to have kids. I disagree with that, but i`m going to be civilized and nice to them out in public.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:50 am
    The woman in blue is way too pretty for the woman in green.

    The ending was lame, where they tried to be controversial.. "In New York, only 12 people stood up." That`s about the same number you showed in this clip...
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    Baphometa Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Wow I would`ve never thought Texas would be the place where people stood up for gays. Good for them and the guy with the note almost got me in tears. Gays should be allowed to live there lives just as anyone else. its no ones place to judge them or anyone else for anything.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Actually very moving. What nice people.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:01 am
    proud to be the sister in law of a texan ;) way to go restaurant patrons!!!
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:07 am
    Most states if not all have the right to refuse service to anyone. The host of this simple bends this to serve their purposes. If restaurants can refuse service to people, and gays are people, then restaurants can refuse service to gays.

    It`s when people use misinformation like this that things get all twisted out of shape. Obviously trying to recruit people to their cause.

    Other than that, it`s nice to see good people standing up for others even if some of them do have to play the god card, kinda pathetic when you have to bring fantasy into a real world defense of another individual.
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    keg74 Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:10 am
    It`s too bad we don`t show this side of ourselves at the polls. I mean us Texans
  17. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    The kids I`ve seen grow up with gay parents turned out every bit as screwed up as those with straight parents. So what`s the problem?

    But I guarantee if they tried this in my home town of Dove Creek there would be two orphans now.

  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:16 am
    uses actors for ALL the parts, but looks like they`re "real people".

    I highly doubt that. The whole point is to get a reaction from a random person. Something that is spontaneous and makes you reflect on the local culture. Not to mention it would cost 10x as much to hire every last person as an actor.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:19 am
    *Pukes in mouth* This is why I don`t watch reality tv. I HATE this sh*t. "They`re all actors." No effing way, I couldn`t tell by their horrible line deliveries...

    But I did choke down the whole vid, just so I could potentially participate in the oncoming flame war.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:23 am
    only a couple of canadien lemmings here? where are all the eurolemmings? pretty quiet from that croud. come on IAB give us another "America sucks because...." post and feed the lemmings
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:32 am
    From the numbers at the end, half the time one or two people out of 10ish adults stood up...
    The other half not a single person out of 10ish intervened...

    Being very generous with the numbers here, 5-10% of the restaurant patrons came to the rescue. Gooo false hope!!!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:32 am
    What`s not mentioned is that this is a ABC 20/20 setup to watch people`s reactions, The waitress and the lesbian couple w/ kids are all actors.

    I`ve never seen gay/lesbian couples ever bashed in a public place. I don`t know what ABC was expecting, were they expecting Texans to join in with the waitress ? Were they expecting a 1960`s style uproar ? Seriously ABC, Do you liberals really believe people in Texas would bite on that sort of baiting ?
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Note to the IAB christians here.

    From the perspective of us non-religious types, you guys come off looking like that waitress. Judgemental and mean spirited. I`m sure most of you don`t mean it that way, but from this side of the table, that`s how you look.

    Does that explain the popularity of christian bashing?
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 am
    that was amazing and really touching
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:37 am
    OK-people are people and can be good or bad parents if they are gay or straight. On the other hand there were alot of flaming guys in the video which was somewhat skewed from a perspective. SO while they shouldnt be discriminated against they shouldnt make spectacles of themselves either.
  26. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:50 am
    What I find interesting is the way the public reacts to gay women vs. gay men. I act like a normal couple when I`m with a woman (hold hands, occasional kiss, loud drunk fights at TGIFridays etc)... and I can only remember 2 times being confronted by people. And we`re talking about 7 or 8 years of public outness, here.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Holy crap, GO TEXAS! That was the first time I`ve seen this show and thought it was in any way appropriate for the people around to intervene. I still think that host is a toolbag though.
  28. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    its not a difference in conservative/liberal or newyork/texas but more of small town and big city. when in public in a small town people are more open to talking to strangers and are overall more comfortable with themselves around others. In a big city, people tend to be more reserved in public. they stay to themselves and rarely get involved in others problems. that is why the people in new york said nothing, while the people in texas spoke up.
  29. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    "they shouldnt make spectacles of themselves either"

    This is pretty much the flaw with this show. I`m certain I`d intervene in almost all of the scenario`s this show proposes simply because the scenario`s are so ridiculously dramatic no one would fault me for intervening. If this waitress simply shook her head and said "Ugh." when the women explained their situation, like in actual reality, no, I somehow doubt anyone would step in to prevent the waitress from coughing on their food.

    All of that said, 5cats might`ve actually done some research before claiming the show is entirely staged. Check out the Mean Girls (The park bullying) scenario and the Young girl in danger (park kidnapping). Same spectator on a different day in both episodes. Might be a coincidence, might not.
  30. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    @ Gerry - "Does that explain the popularity of christian bashing?"

    No. It does not explain it, nor does it justify it. I have gay friends, and I even supervise a lesbian co-worker. I get a long just fine with them. I am a Christian, and I love everyone.

    When you make general statements about how ignorant Christians are, or how bigoted they can be, you include me in that number.

    I don`t think that is just at all.

    You make Christians like me feel like the gay couple in this video when you degrade and make fun of my faith. It is a poor excuse for your behavior because people are "judgemental and mean spirited."

    That`s what you are being toward the rest of the population of Christians.
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Gerry: I`ve worked with and lived next door to homosexuals, It never crossed my mind to bash them like this waitress did.

    If you seriously believe that most Christians are like that waitress, You`re wrong. There may be some overtly bigoted ones, like the WBC idiots, But they are in the minority.

    As a Christian I don`t approve of any sinful lifestyle, But It`s not my place to be their judge. Everyone sins, No one sin is lesser or greater in God`s eyes, If God forgives sin and Jesus paid the debt for all sins, Then I have to believe those sins are covered by his grace, Even the ones we may particularly despise like murder, rape, etc. If I believe in Christ and he`s forgiven my sins, i have to believe he`ll forgive others of there sins too, No matter what they may be.

    So why as a confessed sinner would I bash someone that may need forgiveness as I did ? I apologize if you`ve encountered some `high-n-mighty` types before Gerry.
  32. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    For some reason I read rogue_knight`s quote as though he was stating the "tormentor`s" in these video`s should be making spectacles of themselves. Rereading it I see I made a mistake. My point still stands.
  33. Profile photo of mikesex
    mikesex Male 60-69
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Next I`m in the States gonna visit Texas.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    What`s not mentioned is that this is a ABC 20/20 setup to watch people`s reactions, The waitress and the lesbian couple w/ kids are all actors.

    That is mentioned. Watch the video.

    What impressed me the most was the second guy. I was very suprised with what he had to say, and very impressed.
  35. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    The second guy was amazing.. we need more people like him.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    wow, cringe cringe cringe.
    you can refuse to serve gay people? who is that possible?
    if this happened in nz, i would be speechless that it actually happened, then get over it and kick some ass.
  37. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    crakr, one guy did bite, did you miss the thumbs up and high-five.

    but thats beside the point. i do agree with you that most christians catch a bad rap for an ignorant few. I know many christians that have no personal quarrel with homosexuality. but like with all groups, the most vocal are the ones who are remembered. it just so happens that the ones who are the most vocal dont usually have good things to say.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    drat all the debate in the comments. This video legit made me cry. I judged the boy who wrote the note when I first saw him, definitely didn`t expect him to step up and his note had me in tears. Beautifully written and such a lovely sentiment.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Heart Warming.
  40. Profile photo of Satkela
    Satkela Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Bashing of any kind is not right and should not be tolerated. I couldn`t even finish watching this because it made me sick. I may not believe in homosexuality or same sex parents but I`m not going to be an asshat and try to call out somebody else because of their lifestyle to make myself feel more superior.
  41. Profile photo of DJDoubleb
    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    @Crakr. I love what you said in your last post and Amen. My sins nailed him to the cross as much as anyone else`s. In Joh 3:16, the bible says that God so loved the WORLD... That`s everyone.
  42. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Does that explain the popularity of christian bashing?
    *raises hand*
    Maybe for some.

    I bash cause` they`re wrong. Isn`t that enough?

    Also, I live in a pretty forward thinking part of Canada and I`ve never seen any animosity whatsoever toward gays or non-believers... so the whole retaliation thing doesn`t work with me.
  43. Profile photo of Aedran
    Aedran Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    @Gerry

    Really? I find that it is you who come off this way. You are generalizing. It`s actually a fair minority of Christians who would praise the waitress`s behavior and it`s more likely the older generation. I`m a bisexual Catholic and I have a gay cousin who is Baptist Christian. I don`t judge people based on what skin they have, where they are from, or what they do in the bedroom. I don`t judge based on religion. I base it on what type of person you are, and so far you have come off like a hateful, hypocritical person.

    Fact is, if my child came up to me and said "I am gay", I`d give them a hug and tell them "Thank you for telling me. I love you." Because that`s what`s written in the Bible. Love thy neighbor.
  44. Profile photo of Bonnicalyn
    Bonnicalyn Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Note to the still high and mighty christians justifying themselves with,
    "I`ve sinned too. So why judge them?" Give it a rest. Loving someone isn`t a "sin." I`d also like to point out, the same section of your bible that says so, also says not to talk to a woman on their period.
  45. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    elkingo - "When you make general statements about how ignorant Christians are"
    I never made any such statement. Perhaps you are confusing me with some other strickingly handsome guy.

    "If you seriously believe that most Christians are like that waitress, You`re wrong."
    I said you inadvertantly appear that way, not that I belive it...please read all of the words in the sentance.

    "when you degrade and make fun of my faith."
    When did I do that? Must have been another blackout. Damn you Grey Goose!

    My note to IAB christians was to point out how you are percieved NOT what you believe. But since your outburst / tirade, they can all see for themselves.

    Thank you for the demostration.

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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    and yet another example why we`ll never move forward.
  47. Profile photo of DJDoubleb
    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    @Bonnicalyn

    Since when does admitting that everyone is flawed make someone "High and mighty?" You seem to be coming off a little bit that way yourself, since you can speak for the creator as to what`s wrong and right.
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    19842011 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    @gerry

    bashing gays bad! bashing christians good! raaaah!

    thats what you sound like
  49. Profile photo of Chalaque
    Chalaque Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    sorry but i would not stand up for the Gay people because I do not think a sexual perversion of the mind should be protected or honored. We don`t go around praising women who sleep with every person they can we call then whores even though that is there natural flesh desires. Homosexual is a flash desire. I have flesh desire to sleep with every woman I see but I dont because I choose the right thing. so no I do not think it should be protected sorry if that offends you
  50. Profile photo of Satkela
    Satkela Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    @Gerry
    You must have been meeting some real asshats then. Not all Christians are judgmental and in-your-face.
    Just like I choose to believe that not all Athiest are cynical Christianity-bashing pricks (even though some IAB members seem to just about prove me wrong at almost every christian based post on this site)
  51. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    aedran dont take it personal but saying ur a bisexual catholic and your cousin is a gay baptist is kinda like me saying im a muslim who loves bacon or a jew who hates money.. it just doesnt fit

    you should definitely find new religions cuz the God your worshipping looks unfavorably upon homosexual behavior.. but then again He doesnt like paganism either so your kinda already lost on that one since you`re a catholic
  52. Profile photo of Satkela
    Satkela Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    @Chalaque: Then you must not be a Christian sweetie. The word of God tells us to hate the sin, not the sinner. You mean to tell me that if a homosexual or a prostitute was getting berating or beaten up on, that you wouldn`t try to do anything at all to help that poor person? That`s what Jesus did. It doesn`t matter what sin a person commits you are supposed to still treat that person as just what they are...human beings.
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    19842011 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Satkela

    that hate the sin not the sinner weaksauce is the result of the p*ssyfication of the christian faith through false teachers.. lets see what God says about sinners in Deuteronomy Chapter 13 starting at verse 6

    "If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people."

    now im not at all saying we should go out and kill sinners, the bible also says that only he who is without sin is able to cast stones. all im saying is that the hate the sin not the sinner idea
  54. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    is born of man with no biblical basis.
  55. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Then you must not be a Christian sweetie

    No true scotsman.
  56. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    drama drama drama

    To be clear, I was trying to say that many christians come acrossed as meanspirited as the waitress in the video. I did not say I think all christians are. I guess you`re so used to interpreting the bible you chouldn`t help but interpret what I really meant to say.

    ...okay... that was mean. I apologize.

    Aedran - "I`m a bisexual Catholic and I have a gay cousin who is Baptist Christian."
    Your whole family is going to hell.

    KIDDING! Just a joke! put the lynching rope away.
  57. Profile photo of FUFtheKlown
    FUFtheKlown Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    My feelings toward Texans have just changed drastically. This was amazing
  58. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    meh...
  59. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    I can almost picture Jesus slapping some of these `christians` who claim to be `christ like` and yet do not follow his teachings.

    Also, Deuteronomy is in the old testament. Things changed after Jesus came, but of course there are still quite a few people who are more wrapped up into the `law` of the church.
    Just my thoughts and beliefs.
    ~Live and let live.
  60. Profile photo of Chalaque
    Chalaque Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    @satkela
    actually I AM a Christian. I just do not protect people who are being "Verbally" abused because of their known sin. If someone was being physically attacked I would stop it. I do not know where you got that from me saying I would not stand up for them. awfully ambiguous of you to assume that much of me.
  61. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    the men who stood up for the dads seemed gay themselves.
  62. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    This video isn`t about being religious, it`s about being a good person - you can be whatever religion you want, just put being a good person before your religion.
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    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Gerry, you are cracking me up, dude!
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    Red_Fear Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    I absolutely did not expect that, especially in Texas. I would definitely say christians get a bad rap, being English, you don`t meet many die hard christians, so the only time you see anything about them is when there are anti gay protesters and the like on the news. I would say its mostly the same with the Muslims. I grew up with loads of Muslim friends, and none of them wanted to kill me because I was a white westerner, or tret me any differently, It`s just the one`s that say outrageous things are the ones who get on TV.

    There are always going to be intolerant people in any group, even atheists, we just need to learn to get along. I don`t think that , if there is a God, it is going to love someone more because they judge others, surely thats for it to do, not us. And if there isn`t one, why waste our time on this earth with hating others?
  65. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    I`m starting to get sick of this crud. The silent majority being villified by the vocal minority. I am having a hard time believing that people can`t see that this is what it is.

    Read the durned (Christian) Bible. It`s a pretty decent book, and for the most part, tells you to do good stuff. Selma Hayek has a great line in Dogma, (Sorta a paraphrase) "...She really hates all that stuff you do in her name..." Seriously, last time I checked, Jesus wasn`t an non-nice individual, but seems to be a nice enough dude.

    I really hope the irony is not lost on those people who bash Christians for being all a bunch of intolerant bigits.
  66. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    "It`s just the one`s that say outrageous things are the ones who get on TV."

    Not just TV, nor just christians/muslims. It`s all media, including youtube, and all human divisions. There is no interest in a christian donating 100 bucks to a child welfare org. No interest in a gay calling in what sounds like a domestic abuse next door. No interest in a cop safely arresting someone who just mugged a single mother of two. These things happen every day, they simple aren`t reported, and the net result is apparently "Athiests hate Christians" "American`s hate Muslims" "Whites hate blacks" "Gays hate republicans" so on and so forth when the reality is the "christians/ muslims/ blacks/ republicans" we`re normally shown in the media are almost always worth our collective hate.

    You guys generally need to get over your divides and realize there are plenty of people on this planet worth hating, but it`s because of who they
  67. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    are and not what they associate themselves with.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    God dammit, this show always makes me cry for some reason. T__T
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    I like in Dallas, farmers branch is part of Dallas,in fact I live on the same street as this restaurant...What you have to understand is that Dallas is not the typical city in Texas. We have a very large gay and lesbian community.We have plenty of bigots as well, they just tend to be the minority in the city. Go to any small town in Texas and the chances are the results would be very different.
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    IrishJesus Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    I live in Texas, and human courtesy is very much alive here. One example was when a friend of mine from Wisconsin came to visit. On the drive home from the airport, we went to a Chili`s. A man with his girlfriend opened the door for us. I thanked him, but my friend looked bothered. He later asked if the guy was insulting us, implying we were weak or womanly.

    I also visited him in his small Wisconsin town. I went into a convenience store and said hi to the cashier/manager. She responded with telling me "You`ve got 1 minute to find what you want and get out. I close in 30 minutes and I don`t have time for you." Now, I`m no punk, and I was absolutely not rude, but she clearly only saw me as some kid that she thought was going to waste her time or steal. There is a HUGE cultural difference from my experience, my examples not being my only encounters.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    bawwww
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    "...but you high-fived her."
    "That was for the food"

    i lol`d
  73. Profile photo of MightyPeanut
    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
    411 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    ELE! EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY! - Jackie Moon
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    Mechi Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    LMFAO waitress is a WIN!
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    c0sm0aut Female 18-29
    68 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    an abomination is an abomination be it non-white or gay. :P
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Scuzoid "Gays hate republicans"

    Not true. I`m totally in love with one republican.
    Aaron Schock, republican congressman from Illinois
    and current coverboy for Mens Health WOOF!


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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    I hate all the stereotypes Texans get. We arent all gun toting redneck racists. Whether or not we agree with homosexuality or whatever, one thing i can tell you about Texas is, that we believe in southern hospitality. Where im from, that waitress would have been chased out the front door for acting like that. Dont believe all the stereotypes you see on tv.
  78. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    This video implies that not one person in the restaurant is against same-sex marriage and that not supporting homosexuality is equivalent to standing by and watching someone get mugged.
  79. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    The comparison with New York was soooo unfair.
    You can`t compare a small town (Which, by the looks of the
    restaurant it seemed like it was) with a big city, it`s a
    whole different culture... As the people on New York said,
    they are there just to eat and it`s not of their business...

    That`s how big city`s people are, they mind their own lives
    and that`s all that matters, is not wrong, is just how life
    in the cities is

    BUT... I do see a good support for gay people all around the
    globe, the time is coming, when everybody can express their
    feelings for the person they love

    The internetz looks like a better place, at least for these 7 minutes
  80. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    It`s obvious that waitress wasn`t from Texas.

    Her hair was no where big enough!
  81. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I`m really getting tired of homosexual stuff.
    The waitress is acting inappropriately.
    But I agree with her... poor kids.
  82. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    913 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    "an abomination is an abomination be it non-white or gay."

    i sincerely hope that`s either trolling or a misinterpretation on my behalf.
  83. Profile photo of Borrrred
    Borrrred Female 18-29
    38 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    was not expecting that from the guy with the earrings, bless! :)
  84. Profile photo of KtySpix
    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    I teared up when he handed her that inspirational note. :`)
  85. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    mykunter, you are a terrible person. I can tell you I`ve known a few kids who were raised by gay parents and every single one of them are fantastic people. Watch This
  86. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    "I`m really getting tired of homosexual stuff.
    The waitress is acting inappropriatly.
    But I agree with her... poor kids."

    I feel bad for the kids also, but only because there are people like you in the world. It`s not like the kids are going to catch `the gay`.
  87. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    Aw, now I`m weeping because of that Donovan guy :`)
  88. Profile photo of username3415
    username3415 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    they`re born that way, what are they supposed to do, stay inside or curl up and die? I think nature would make this kids perfectly fine.
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    vVvBrock Male 18-29
    177 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Gays can be refused service in 29 states still? Wow...

    And poor kids? Why poor kids?
  90. Profile photo of DarkMonkey
    DarkMonkey Female 18-29
    62 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    Ya, that note totally made me cry.
  91. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    yeah seriously the note from that donovan guy made me cry. real actual tears.
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Why aren`t I married to Donovan?
  93. Profile photo of nijd
    nijd Male 18-29
    267 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    If I were anything less than super extremely manly that donovan note would have made me cry too.

    Seriously though, that guy is awesome.
  94. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    "Gays can be refused service in 29 states still?"

    As has been pointed out, it`s quite likely to not be "gays" who are denied service, but rather ANYONE with no reason needed. Personally, I can`t find anything stating sexual orientation is a valid reason to be denied service in my state, but my state DOES allow for a denial of service to anyone with no reason needed.
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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    Awww :`) that`s awesome. But the abruptness of the guy with the thumbs up made me laugh =\ but whatever. I would have gone ape poo on that waiter.
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    RickDagless Male 18-29
    59 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    is there any way we can make Donovan famous, the bloke`s awesome
  97. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    @Scuzoid- You`re probably right- those states are all probably states that allow businesses to refuse to serve anyone for any reason. I`ve seen signs stating "we reserve the right to refuse service to ANYONE" in numerous stores. On the other hand, I`m guessing that anti discrimination laws in at least some states would permit customers to bring a discrimination suit against a business if they cold prove a pattern of refusing service to gay people or people of a particular ethnicity.
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    mkh515 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    Donovan kicks ass.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Yet people claim that people in the south are backward and hatemongers. I`m happy to see people who are willing to stand up for what is right. We need more patriots in this country.
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    @AngryYouth `People` claim a lot of things, tis why its best not to listen to what `people` say and just go find out for yourself.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    I don`t give Texas much credit, but, I have to say "nicely done" this time.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    makes me proud to be texan the fact that the person agreeing with the waitress was the anomaly and donovans note brought a tear to my eye this to me shows that the south is still drating awesome and not everyone is a a$$hole yet
  103. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    Crakrjak said: "As a Christian I don`t approve of any sinful lifestyle, But It`s not my place to be their judge."

    Crackrjak, dude, you yourself a while back equated homosexuality with "polygamy, pedophiles marrying their victims, animal marriage, and other perversions". Hell, here`s the LINK
  104. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    Very well, you may not be an outspoken judge, but you, and many people like you, consider gay people to be perverts. Yours is a passive prejudice. Just because you don`t challenge people openly, does not change the undercurrent of support for such bigotry that Christians like you provide. Bluntly, you think all homosexuals are perverts. I`m not gay, but if I were, I`d be deeply offended by that. You might restrain yourself from expressing it openly, but I`d still find it an abhorrent, knowing that that is what is in your heart.

    At risk of invoking Godwin`s law, are quiet Nazi sympathisers any better than active Nazis?
  105. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    You claim that judging is not your place, but you`re an enabler for this kind of crap. Which I guess speaks back to Gerry`s comment on page one: "Note to the IAB christians here. From the perspective of us non-religious types, you guys come off looking like that waitress. Judgemental and mean spirited. I`m sure most of you don`t mean it that way, but from this side of the table, that`s how you look. Does that explain the popularity of christian bashing?"

    Gerry, I would say, yes, yes it does. As long as the belief persists that homosexuality is a "perversion", akin to pedophilia and beastiality, then I`m afraid gay people are always going to be vilified by Christians by this kind of crap. Look, I have no skin in the game. No-one in my family is gay. But for you, Crakrjak, to apportion the tag of "pervert" to people who are gay (10% of the species, at the last count), is just you being a dick. Just my take on it.
  106. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    Also, why pick that particular verse out of Leviticus and not others? Eating lobster, wearing clothes made of two different materials (polyester-cotton blend, you`re f*cked), cutting your hair, working on the sabbath...

    I hear so many Christians telling us how Jesus absolved us of that ancient law, yet so MANY seem to cling desperately to the gay-hate in particular. I just don`t get it. Jesus was all about love. Jesus said frig all about homosexuality. Why pick on the couple of OT verses on homosexuality and not the others?

    Man, I`m tired, and I swore I wouldn`t comment on this thread, but something about it made my blood boil. But I`ll end with the predictable quote from Mahatma Gandhi:

    "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ”.
  107. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    Final note, and deep apologies for the Wall o` Text.

    I`ve had the privilege of visiting Texas 6 times in the past two years (Houston mainly, also Dallas). And I`ve personally found the people there to be some of the most welcoming, friendly and candid folks I have ever met. I hope I get to go back there next year. Southern Americans are some of the most awesome people I`ve ever met.

    My experience is that Texans are great people. The kind of people I`d like to have as neighbours. To my fellow Euro-peons, it`s a good spot, trust me.
  108. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    Thank you Davy, I do notice that as well and it puzzles me. I see more Christians that are more concerned with the OT laws than what Jesus had taught. Those people claim to be "Christ like", which is what a Christian is supposed to be, but are far from it. Now personally, I have nothing against homosexuality. I believe that God made them that way for a reason, and yet so many fail to recognize such.. it breaks my heart to see those I consider my `brothers and sisters` in Christ to do so much wrong and hurt to others..
  109. Profile photo of Toolooze
    Toolooze Male 60-69
    3 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    Just need to point out that people in NY are more apt to keep to themselves than folks in Texas. It was good to see people have empathy for others.
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    Stormwolf Female 40-49
    74 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left to speak for me.
    -Martin Niemöller

    Christ Himself spent most of His time among those that the society of the time considered "the dregs"...not preaching at them, but talking TO them, as humans. No matter their sin. THAT is what "Christianity" is. Not the bigoted, holier-than-thou bile Christians have allowed to become "the faith". The shame is on us collectively, for not speaking out against such hatred.
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    that made my eyes rain
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    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 1:38 am
    It breaks my heart that people can be so cruel; but seeing someone stand up is refreshing...even if it is a farce scenario.
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    alliknow Female 18-29
    155 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 1:43 am
    That was so great to watch =)
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 2:20 am
    That first guy was pretty awesome. He was all cool and calm about it. His new nickname should be "situation man" or something.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 5:00 am
    Entrapment sucks on any level.

    He told her to leave and not ask for the manager or owner? FAKE!
  116. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 5:13 am
    I have been the victim of bigotry before but I dunno the setup here seems so fake. You really think a waitress who works for tips is going to throw away a tip from 4 meals and almost certainly lose her job? This scenario is so just so painfully fake.
    The only thing that shocks me about this video other than the stuff that is just acting is that people interfered and then stayed in the restaurant. It`s common knowledge that if you piss of the waitress they will spit in your food. I guess if I were in this situation (as a bystander) I would report it to the manager and leave the restaurant. But still man it just seems so implausible of a situation.
    What would be more interesting to me is to not even have the waitress be a crazy bigot but just see if anyone reacts negatively towards them. I`m pretty sure it just wouldn`t happen.
  117. Profile photo of Veneni
    Veneni Male 13-17
    31 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 5:29 am
    Wait there`s tolerant people in America too? :O
  118. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 6:58 am
    Some really strange and unexpected posts from the members here...

    My opinion? I thought the video was great!
  119. Profile photo of DJDoubleb
    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 7:18 am
    REALLY?!?!?! "poor kids"? Someone is really posting this? How about the kids that wouldn`t have a home if a gay couple didn`t adopt them? If you really think all kids should be raised in a typical home, then you should start a program that gets them all adobted. Otherwise, praise the family, regardless of the makeup, that have given these "poor kids" a home!
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Morals and politics are 2 different things. It`s always fun to see exceptions to stereotypes.
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    Lathaos1 Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    Wow, I have a new found respect for the people of Texas.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    This isn`t "news", this is "Candid Camera".
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    idolmonkey Female 18-29
    330 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    This actually surprised me...Farmers Branch--one of the most conservative areas of Dallas...being this supportive? I`m impressed. I really want to hug that guy who wrote the letter.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    May 26, 2011 at 1:00 am
    I think this might show that there still is southern hospitality.
  125. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    May 26, 2011 at 7:12 am
    wtf? gays can be refused service in 29 states? actually I was pretty touched when that guy gave her the note.
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    calculator Male 18-29
    29 posts
    May 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    The only reason you would think otherwise about Texas is liberal media slant.
    We felt your cold shoulders but thought it was one of those jealous rage things.
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    MsHorrorshow Female 18-29
    7 posts
    May 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Being from Texas, and frequently ashamed of my state and some of its less-than-intelligent choices and common behaviors, I was so proud of my state seeing this. Christians take note - the man who confronted the waitress and wrote the note? THAT`S a child of God. He didn`t state whether he ultimately agreed or disagreed with their sexuality, and that wasn`t the point. He addressed the fact that no one has the right to judge anyone. Jesus lived a sinless life and is above reproach, we are not, thus why only He has the right to judge. If you, as a "Christian" do not live by that simple ideal, you are fatally mistaken. One simple decree - Love thy neighbor. You cannot possibly have love for your neighbor if you`re looking down your nose at them.
  128. Profile photo of MsHorrorshow
    MsHorrorshow Female 18-29
    7 posts
    May 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    @Davymid - you are right on about the absolving of the Old Testament laws and how Christians still yet cling to them. The OT laws were meant to be a lesson in futility. They were written by men (thus why they are also known as the Mosaic Laws), and look how many various and sundry laws there are! Then, God took those laws into His own hands and showed that He could do better than man by covering all the same ground in 10 simple commandments. When Jesus was put to death, He not only suffered the penalty for breaking commandments, but the old laws died with Him, leaving only the 10 commandments to remain. Notice, there is no commandment, not one, against homosexuality. Anything a human can do to willfully hurt another human is covered in "Love thy neighbor as thyself" (so, pedophilia which is psychologically damaging fits in there). God`s Law is perfect, encompassing all things. If He really, truly, abhorred homosexuality, it`d be in there, and it`s not.
  129. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    May 29, 2011 at 3:15 am
    I just found this post! I just read ALL the comments and for once davymid openly repented to all others at the end of his diatribes?

    That`s Biblical!

    These folks with thousands of posts deep into IAB? They must be shut-ins?
  130. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    May 29, 2011 at 3:21 am
    Three years ago, I took a leave of absence from life. For over a year, I Hitch-hiked all through the USA and Canada. I stayed the longest period of time(4 months) when I was in Austin, Texas. The tales are as tall as the wild west movies but in truth, Texas is just fine. FULL OF FINE PEOPLE. I can`t wait to go back and meet the friends I`ve made there!
  131. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    May 29, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Man, that note the guy wrote made me start tearing up..
  132. Profile photo of Jayessey
    Jayessey Female 13-17
    36 posts
    June 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    That letter the guy wrote had me crying.

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