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Thank you, Michael Irvin

Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:49 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 1:05 pm
 
For telling the truth. Please, don't stop. Keep telling the truth. Even when the homophobes and extremists try to shout you down, and they will, keep telling the truth. Even when some African-Americans, bathing in hypocrisy, try to stop you by saying being gay equates to being less than human, keep telling the truth.

I'd argue that your stance now is almost as significant as your Hall of Fame career. You've lended a high profile voice to the fight for equality and yes, keep telling the truth when you're told it's not that. Because it is.

Thank you, Michael Irvin. Hopefully other high profile athletes will follow your lead.

Please, keep telling the truth.
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Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:45 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

Except facts Wink



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:41 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

@CaliSteelersFan... IGNORE THE UNEDUCATED AND SHORT-SIDED REDNECK!!!

I've been asked on similar blogs to "show them" where the separation of church and state exists in the Constitution and each time I cut-and-paste the two parts, they simply ignore it or pretend its saying something else.

Moral of the story... stupid stays stupid.  You can give them whatever information you'd like but their little brains just can't figure it out regardless.

Of course the other option would be that our very conservative Supreme Court is actually ignoring the fact this isn't in the Constitution - all for Mr. Ga Tech's sake - and refusing to review it now (?!?!?).  On the other hand, he and his ilk also believe that Jesus flied in the air, Methuselah lived to be 900+ years old, that Sarah Palin is intelligent and Glenn Beck is highly patriotic (and not just a drunken used car salesman) - i.e. they will believe anything!!!   



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:39 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

"We are not refusing to learn, just refusing to have our moral standards trampled upon."

Fair enough.  My moral standard is not to discriminate against any person for any reason, and I will fight to keep it from being trampled upon.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:33 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

Nowhere in the constitution does it state that black men or women have the same rights, but guess what - they do!!!  I'm guessing you'd like to roll back those changes as well?  Gays and lesbians are people, and since they are people they should receive the SAME rights as the rest of us - not more, not less, but the SAME rights - that is the essence of equality.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:28 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

Did you actually graduate from Georgia Tech?  I thought southern revisionist history was only contained to the high schools and below, I didn't know that it made it into the university system as well.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:14 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

CaliSteelersFan - where in the  Constitution or Declaration of Independence do the forefathers mention Separation of Church and State?




Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:11 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

You Christians like to continually pervert history.  The of the main reasons our forefathers created this country was based around the idea of freedom of religion, to prevent any one religion from taking over and creating a theocracy, and it's importance is proven by them sticking it in the 1st amendment.  They also added the separation of church and state for a reason, they were trying to get out from under the British theocracy.  Yes the country is 75% Christian, but that does not mean we are a Christian Nation or that our countries moral compass is based on Jude-Christian values.  The premise of this country's very foundation was the idea of true freedom and fair and equal justice for all. Free to practice whatever religion you would like, meaning not force one's beliefs upon us all, free to be who you want to be (making your argument of CHOICE irrelevant), and free to vote for whoever want or not vote at all.  We are all EQUAL and FREE to be who we want to be!!! 



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 9:05 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

CaliSteelersFan - no where in the constitution or the ammendments are rights for sexual preference protected. Read it carefully. All humans have certain rights, I agree. But at this time, in most states, marriage laws state that marriage is between a man and a woman. These established laws are protected by the constitution. New laws and old laws can be deemed unconstitutional if they infringe on a person's rights guaranteed in the constitution or other federal laws or Civil Rights Acts that have become the law of the land. Rights are guaranteed to people based on race, gender and religion. Right or wrong - no rights from discrimination based on sexual preference have been established by law or any other rights act. Until those rights are granted, it is not the law.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:58 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

mdeyre - You are right. Rules and laws are based off someone's morals. We have to decide as a civilized society which morals we will base our laws on. Just because we evolve technologically and medically, does not mean we have to lower our moral standards by which our laws are based. You can change and still keep high moral standards - that is not ignorance. We are not refusing to learn, just refusing to have our moral standards trampled upon.



Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: July 13, 2011 8:57 am
 

Thank you, Michael Irvin

Well the constitution states, "All people should be treated equally",  it actually said "MEN", but here in the 21st century we've come to adopt the idea that MEN means everyone; black people, brown people, women and yes even gays/lesbians.  They are people like the rest of us. Just because your religion teaches you that gay people are 2/3rds of person doesn't mean that's what the constitution states. 


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