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10-21-2008 @ 4:07PM
It'd be really hard to be openly G, L, B, or T on WoW - the community includes quite a number of real idiots. Kudos.
10-21-2008 @ 4:33PM
Nomad:Bah, I feared this kinda ignorance would show up in this thread.There is nothing sexually explicit or inappropriate about this guild.Being sheltered from different kinds of people and cultures is what causes intolerance.Your "straight pride" comment, however, is ridiculous, and shows either an obvious lack of understanding or just plain ignorance.Bah! This isn't the place to go in-depth, but it's also very sad that simple articles like one can't even go unopposed.
10-21-2008 @ 4:38PM
"Being sheltered from different kinds of people and cultures is what causes intolerance" Sex is none of these.
10-21-2008 @ 4:45PM
Nomad...I happen to be straight, but you logic is flawed and reveals your ignorance, hypocrisy and small-mindedness.Let me ask you... is it "Straight Pride" if you (assuming your male) hold your wife's/girlfriend's hand in public? Is it "Straight Pride" if you kiss her in public?If you casually remark to friends, co-workers or strangers that you're going on a date with her Friday night?If you have sex with her?If you have 'non-missionary' sex with her?if you MARRY her?if its not straight pride when YOU do those things... why is it 'Gay Pride" when someone else does the exact same things?Every time you thoughtlessly express your sexual orientation in public, you're displaying "straight pride".Why should other people have to hear about YOUR sexual preferences, if you dont want to hear about others'? Hm?
Nomad - what exactly do you mean by "this kind of stuff"? There's a very simple reason we don't need straight pride parades - being straight is completely socially accepted. You won't be discriminated against for being straight. But sadly, there are still people like you who think that people being gay is somehow wrong. I hope that, despite your best efforts to pass on your bigotry to your children, they grow up with a slightly more accepting view of the world.
10-21-2008 @ 4:48PM
I wouldn't expect you to talk to young children about sex. Forgive the cheese here, but it's about love more than sex.A child's understanding of a couple, such as their parents or neighbours, is not based on the fact that they have sex. It's based on the fact that they are in a loving relationship.This guild is no less child safe than any 18+ guild.
10-21-2008 @ 4:55PM
Nomad: Straight-pride parades aren't necessary because straight people aren't subjected to intolerance from ignorant bigots like yourself as a result of their sexuality. And if you're worried about children seeing "this kind of stuff" in WoW because it's a place "where children play," well, it's not. See that big letter "T" on the front of the box? It stands for "teen" and it means the game isn't supposed to be played by children who haven't reached their teens, genius. Not that it should matter since queer sexuality isn't something dirty or shameful or something to be hidden from young people.
10-21-2008 @ 5:01PM
-_- Has anyone ever heard of "Do not feed the Troll?"
10-21-2008 @ 5:04PM
I happen to be straight, but you logic is flawed and reveals your ignorance, hypocrisy and small-mindedness.1) You do not know me to call me these things.Let me ask you... is it "Straight Pride" if you (assuming your male) hold your wife's/girlfriend's hand in public? Is it "Straight Pride" if you kiss her in public?If you casually remark to friends, co-workers or strangers that you're going on a date with her Friday night?If you have sex with her?If you have 'non-missionary' sex with her?if you MARRY her?2) These things are between my partner, not for wild public display and me. If it’s not straight pride when YOU do those things... why is it 'Gay Pride" when someone else does the exact same things?3) Because it is natural, Gay pride is unnatural. Every time you thoughtlessly express your sexual orientation in public, you're displaying "straight pride".4) I do not do this; it is disrespectful to yourself and the other person.Why should other people have to hear about YOUR sexual preferences, if you don’t want to hear about others'? Hm?t to do. As long a5) If this post were it here, you would have never heard of my sexual preference.
10-21-2008 @ 7:10PM
@ Nomad:No, you don't see straight pride parades. Why is that? Because straight people have no need to form them, they're the dominant species, so to speak. Pride parades are about publicly and loudly telling society That you're not ashamed of who you are, and you don't care who says you should be different. Now, what part of that would apply to straight people? A straight pride parade would better be titled "Straight people terrified of gays" parade. I'm sorry to tell you, but if you're trying to keep your kids from being aware of the existence of homosexuals, you're fighting a losing battle. Might as well toss in the towel now, you can always give them your no-doubt anachronistic views on the subject when they ask you about it.
10-21-2008 @ 5:15PM
..and another thing, Nomad... WoW is rated T for Teens... if you're letting your "children" play this game, you're an irresponsible parent.Your claims of homosexuality being "unnatural" are pathetically ignorant.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals
10-21-2008 @ 5:17PM
@ NomadIf your that worried about what your kids are exposed to why are you letting them play an online game at all? I see enough sexual refrences and things like 'ANAL [Crimson Shocker]' in trade chat that a gay pride march is positively wholesome. If you let your kids interact in a community they WILL get exposed to people and their ideas.
10-21-2008 @ 11:20PM
"'Being sheltered from different kinds of people and cultures is what causes intolerance' Sex is none of these."Actually, social structures and normative behaviours surrounding sexuality are an essential part of culture. L2Anthropology, dude.
10-21-2008 @ 10:29PM
As a very open bisexual woman myself, Nomad, I feel the need to say:Get the -****- off my internets.
10-21-2008 @ 11:10PM
uhh nomad... fyi, usually GLBT people are more on love than just sex. if u think everything is about sex, then mr poor guy, i think u have more problem than being a normal straight person. sad to say, u might not experienced true love after all...
10-22-2008 @ 2:05AM
I'm really proud of the readers of WoWInsider.
10-22-2008 @ 9:26AM
Nomad your not gonna win. To those who are presenting hard facts to him kudos to you. Wish I could do the same but I don't have as much info.
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