Post readers react to photo of two men kissing

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ombudsman-blog/2010/03/readers_react_to_photo_of_two.html

    Now reporting the news is off-limits with these people. These are probably the same people who say they aren't homophobic. Sad.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Eeeeww!!!

    EDIT: Sorry, but having a problem with a man kissing another man (as below) is as ridiculous as getting grossed out by the photo above.

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  4. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm glad some of the names were published too. Hopefully, they are about to find out just how many gay people they know.
     
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    *Masturbates to lesbian porn*
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    There's always going to be people out there who love to complain about things no matter what they may be. Some people just have way too much time on their hands... Seeing this does not bother me and even if it did I probably wouldnt have the time or energy to write in or complain about it. but what can you do.


    On a sidenote though I do kind of understand the concern of some parents... although I'm not a parent I would imagine that some parents out there wouldnt want to have to explain to a really young kid why 2 men are kissing.. just saying.
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's easy- just like it was explained to my nieces and nephews, "Most couples are a man and a woman, but some are two men or two women". It's not that difficult.
     
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    Storm in a teacup. 27 people cancelled.....27....
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Right? Oooh...scary. :rolleyes: I honestly don't even think the Post needed to explain anything.
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    The Post is doing what media companies love to do best and reporting news about itself. Still, good for a laugh with some of those idiotic comments isn't it? :D
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Most of them are funny, but some are downright scary. I mean, we just had a guy beaten up on the train for being gay. It was really bad, too. At least the guys were caught.
     
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    This is just odd IMO.

    When I see two lovers embrace, I always get the warm fuzzies because it's just confirmation that while so many things in the world are ****, love still prevails as a connection amongst people. I'm glad to see two people sharing their connection, I don't give a damn what they have in their pants. I've smiled when I see gay kisses on TV, even while my friends are doing the typical "dude, i don't need to see that!" charade.
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    Sadly Lee that's going to always happen even after the equal rights campaign has achieved its aims. Here in London a gay man was beaten to death in the middle of Trafalgar Square just last year. There will always be some homophobes, and some of them will continue to resort to violence.

    However, as time goes on they become the ones who are increasingly the outsiders, and they will become despised by virtually everybody else in society. It's already happening, but it won't be a smooth ride.
     
  14. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I know, but violence against gays seems to be on the rise lately.
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yep, exactly what we went through when we started winning the argument. It'll calm down eventually.
     
  16. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    But I think we have far more fools in our country than you do. ;)
     
  17. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Personally I would rather not see either photo in the paper.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I wasn't aware that subscribers were in charge of the content.
     
  19. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Why? What's the problem?
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd rather that than a bunch of gunk about guns and stuff. Love is the best thing we have as a species. It ought to be on the front page every day.
     
  21. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Agreed. I'd much rather see that than most of what we see now.
     
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    Personally, I think seeing ugly people kiss is worse than two guys. Neither is titillating to me, but ugly people should be banned from getting married if gay people are.

    Seriously, there are some people with genes that do NOT need to be replicated.

    Blech.
     
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    Does it make you homophobic if you feel a bit uneasy looking at two guys kissing?
     
  24. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    I dont get the complaints? If you dont like the image, just turn to the next page, scroll down the webpage, change the channel, it is not like they are forced to stare at the image for hours.

    I dont like the image, no problem I'll find something I do like.
     
  25. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Just not a huge fan of PDA and pushing it in print.

    As for 2 gay men or women getting married I see it as the same way I see 2 straight people getting married. That is if I do not personally know them I really do not care.

    I feel gays should of the right to be married under the eyes of the law but who gets married to who I do not care.
     

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