86 WWII vet on Gay Marriage: What do you think our boys fought for?

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    This is well worth a watch. He couldn't be any more right.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEbJBFWIPk&feature=player_embedded

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  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    But... but... baby Jesus isn't going to be happy about this!!
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Damn right. Thank you, sir.

    I'm kind of surprised no one else has commented on this. I thought this would have everybody buzzing.
     
  4. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    That idea that we can be different and still be equal.

    I like this.
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I watched the vid last night and almost cried. That guy gave the nicest speech.
     
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    Why? Not all Republicans are unreasonable.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Huh? What do you mean? I just thought there would be more reaction, that's all. It doesn't have to be negative.
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I didn't intend my comment to sound negative. It's a very nice speech, but what makes it buzz-worthy?
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The fact that he's a vet, the father of a gay man, and that all his sons served in the military. The fact that he's standing there- talking about a subject that is very controversial and putting a face on that subject. The fact that he had the balls to take a stand, even though many in the military probably wish he hadn't.

    That makes it buzz-worthy.
     
  11. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Because I bet 99% of 86 year old republicans are against gay marriage and this guy had the balls to speak out for it.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That's exactly right. How many people his age would have the guts to do this?
     
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    I think the four sons he's very proud of, have the right to be equally proud of him after that. Superb message, superbly delivered.

    And if anyone disagrees with the message, may they rot in hell*



    *a place that doesn't exist, but most who disagree with that message probably believe does.
     
  14. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I spend a lot of time with the elderly and many of them feel this way and are upfront about it. That's why it didn't seem so unusual to me.
     
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    I can't watch this at work, but I just finished reading the transcript.

    Wow. That's amazing.

    Good on him. Great speech.
     
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    I couldn't agree more and I think it's fantastic he stood up and said what he did. That was truly a great speech.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Can you get some of them to make speeches? :)
     
  18. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Good point. (Although some of them would love to have an audience.)
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I think it would be awesome.
     
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    Where are you located? This isn't the sentiment that I hear from old people. Around here they are basically weathering the storm and making sure nothing changes until they die. Then again most of the old people around here are the same ones who think society went downhill as soon as prayer was taken out of schools.
     
  21. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I have to admit that on a day-to-day basis I don't interact much with bigots. I try to avoid them.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I guess I'm surprised because that was my impression as well. It's usually the older generation who is opposed to such things.
     
  23. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Great speech. :)

    I too was surprised, not because I think older people tend to be prejudiced but because they tend to oppose change more.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly. If it's different, there tends to be a bit of resistance. My Dad is terrible about change. He's straight up told me that he just wants things to stay the same all the time. My mom is better, but getting less patient as well. I don't get it. I bore easily and am always looking forward to a change.
     
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    Seniors are our main clientele (computer consulting) so I don't really get a choice in who I interact with.
     

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