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Gay Marine’s Romantic Homecoming Becomes Viral Sensation

The Facebook site Gay Marines recently posted a photo (above) of Brandon Morgan’s homecoming from military deployment, in which the Marine is seen leaping into the arms of his boyfriend, Dalan. It’s such a powerful image on so many levels: its honesty, its simplicity and its bravery, among them.

And it proves once and for all that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell didn’t allow gays and lesbians to join the Armed Forces—it allowed the ones that were already in it to serve openly and with dignity.

Morgan addressed some of the more than 650 comments the photo has gotten (not all positive).

To everyone who has responded in a positive way: My partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn’t do this to get famous,or something like that we did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt.

As for the haters, let em hate…to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate.

We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform…it was a homecoming, if the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn’t care…then why do you care what these random people have to say? In summation thank you for your love and support. I received a lot of friend requests off this. I don’t just accept requests so if your request was because of this post message me and let me know. Goodnight all, and Semper Fi.” –Brandon Morgan

Thanks for serving, Brandon. Now go enjoy your boyfriend!

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 27, 2012
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  • 92 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      I thought this picture was powerful, even more so when you think that just a few months ago he could have been kicked out for this. Thanks to them for sharing it, just seeing it made me smile!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 7:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      Notice the people behind them aren’t even looking. We’ve come a long way in such a short time. beautiful shot of two happy people! Well done!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      nice. makes me feel horny and morally uplifted at the same time.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Why isn’t this getting the attention of the mainstream media? The kiss between the two women at the Navy homecoming a month ago got tons of mainstream media attention, so why not this?

      It just proves my point that the liberal maintstream media avoids showing two men kissing. It censors it. It is far more favorably disposed towards images of two women kissing than two men kissing.

      As gay and bisexual men, you should not accept this double standard. It’s a homophobic double standard which favors women over men.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsp
      dsp

      Beautiful photo! Just beautiful!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Glen
      Glen

      This is a beautiful picture. Surprisingly it is very similar to a picture by Joe Phillips on his recent Joe Boys Calendar although with the positions reversed. Congrats you guys for being able to properly welcome home your loved one after he bravely served our country.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      This, America, is what equality looks like.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy
      randy

      @jason: Jason, would you please change your screen name to “One Note Charlie”?

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kawneekwa
      kawneekwa

      @Jason, if the media is a bunch o’l white men then yeah, they gonna show to white chicks kissin, Dats what they want.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @jason: No jason, all this picture proves is that one big ol’hunk of a man sure is happy to be back together with returning Marine boyfriend. No more, no less.

      Judging by the background, this was a quiet family reunion for returning Marines, not news, but a personal moment of this couple among the other embracing couples.

      Cheers to all servicemen and women, straight and gay, former and present, who serve to protect our nation.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Right Is Right
      Right Is Right

      Hm, that’s odd. I thought you Liberals hated the military, as well as the America-loving troops who voluntarily join. You know, shutting down recruitment centers and all that. Now you’re all suddenly die-hard fans? Sweet baby Jesus, will you people make up your minds already?!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      hottt!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @Right Is Right: You are a moron — there is not a single multi-generation gay/lesbian American who does not have a veteran in the family. In my case, my oldest brother served 2 years in Vietnam, my dad and his brothers all served in WWII, my mother’s brother served in Korea. Every day my brother was in Vietnam, though only 11, I watched the nightly Vietnam report on NBC, my part in understanding what was happening and respecting my brother’s service.

      When I came out to my dad, one of the several statements of support he gave me, was his belief that his service in the Navy was for his future family, and that my right to be me was as valid and real as his rights and the civil rights of my mother and brothers.

      I cherished the veteran’s flag we received from the defense department in recognition of the dad’s service when he died.

      Defending of and pursuing the very notion of the founding of our country, that all men/women are created equal, and are endowed by our Creator, the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is as American as apple pie — fighting for our right to our pursuit of our happiness, including the right to openly serve in the military, is being a true patriot.

      Bigoted repugnantan politics, they are the traitors to the Declaration of Independence — just because you wrap yourself up in the flag does not make you anything other than a hypocrite.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @jason: Oh, and jason, the photograph was only posted on Saturday, made its rounds in the gay blogs on Sunday, and now it is the top listed story on Yahoo’s news page — weekend news reported Monday morning, not much of a delay, and completely sinks your insipid “liberal media bias” of lesbians vs. gayboys.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Jason, I’m in support of your position. The pic has only been on specifically gay sites, not even on the sites that get a fair amount of straight readership like Dan Savage’s Slog or Andrew Sullivan’s Dish. They’ll put up the lesbian kiss but they seem to be embarrassed by such raw Orion between two men. Self-hatred much? Hell even Matthew Rittenmund and John Aravosis haven’t put the pic up. Don’t they realize what an uplifting, corageous act this was?

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Orion above was changed from emotion by my stupid phone.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Well well well looks like Huffington beat Dan and Sully, John and Matt. Nice to see it in the straight media circle.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Jersey: This is on the Yahoo news front page actually.

      This is not a courageous act. It’s just more read meat for the extreme right-wing conservatives who already hate us. Anybody can see that they did this for shock value and nothing else.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Isaac C: *red meat.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Isaac, sorry but you’re full of shit. The marine has been deployed 3 times and is now home with his partner. I’d have jumped in my partner’s arms too. If you find this pic distasteful I think you might suffer from some self hatred. It’s a beautiful pic showing honest emotion.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Jersey: Then they need to control their “honest emotion” instead of making it into a cheap political spectacle. They knew what they were doing.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Well Isaac it’s good you’re around to protect the delicate sensibilities of the general public by trying to shame us into stifling our PDA’s. Maybe you can get a job writing for Sully’s blog.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Jersey: So what you are basically saying is that all PDA, especially gay PDA, is good and appropriate all the time, because it’s “honest emotion,” and any questioning of it is an attempt to shame gay sensibilities and lock us back in the closet. Is that correct?

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DenverBarbie
      DenverBarbie

      It’s a cute picture- get it, boys!

      But Queerty,
      All of these crazies coming ’round the yard are really turning me off to my fave LGBT news site. Do you remember publishing a post about what Queerty could do to make its lady readers enjoy the site a bit more? Well, can we finally block Jason for posting? It’s not like he actually contributes a damn thing to the comments.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DenverBarbie
      DenverBarbie

      from*

      Feb 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      Tebowing and gay male affection: not so different after all. . .

      Feb 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Huffington Post only put up the kiss between the two men in a small side-section. The kiss between the two women a month back got huge headline coverage. Double standard.

      This is why we, as gay and bisexual men, must never vote for a liberal again. Liberals avoid depictions of male-male sensuality, favoring the female-female ones instead.

      Liberals are the biggest homophobes in the sense that they discriminate based on gender when it comes to how they promote and portray same-sex sexuality. It’s a pro-female bias similar to what you see in porn.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      @jason: ITS ON THE YAHOO TOP NEWS ITEMS RIGHT NOW YOU FUCKING MORON!!!!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      On Google, it says that there are only 24 news sources covering the kiss between the two male marines. The Navy homecoming kiss between the two females had over 1,500 news sources, I believe. My point’s proven.

      Note, also, how the male-male kiss had to go “viral” before it got any exposure outside of the gay press. What an unfortunate term. The female-female kiss didn’t need to go viral at all. It simply got a lot of exposure very quickly in many forums.

      This is why, as gay and bisexual men, you should never vote for a Democrat or liberal again. They are the cause of the double standard.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      Jason, when you’re right you’re right. Btw apparantly 16000 other people agree that this PDA is appropriate.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin
      Martin

      Dear all,
      Oh for Pete’s sake! Two guys, obviously in love and obviously missing each other terribly, are back together and their public display of affection (no acronyms, please-that’s another closet issue, IMHO)becomes somehting over which to quibble. I have done same with my HUSBAND, who lives in another state because he cannot find work in this state, when we meet at the airport. If Minneapolis doesn’t have a problem with our kissing and hugging, why should any of you?
      Martin

      Feb 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Walter
      Walter

      What a joyful photo! And great to see.

      Is Jason advocating then that we vote for the conservative right to teach the “awful” liberals a lesson? Whatever happened to nuance?

      Come to think of it, given their respective black & white views that leave no room for gray, Jason & Issac C may just make the ideal couple…………….!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin
      Martin

      Sorry, I was interrupted as I completed the above. What I meant was this is a sweet picture….Mpls doesn’t have a problem with our “overt” affectionate display, just as those around these 2 have no issues….so why should anyone have to quibble about it? Why waste time arguing….there are so many positive things we can do for the community: take these guys’ example – show your love, spread your love, build a loving, caring society…
      Martin

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Doe
      John Doe

      OMG the building is not on fire and the people in the background are not carrying pitchforks and torches, they just look like they don’t give a f@*$. Hurray for gay soldiers that are able to do what the movies have show us we all want to do, run into our love ones arms and passionately embrace. Congratulations guys.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marc
      Marc

      Does my 63-year-old heart good to see how much less ignorant prejudice my younger brothers and sisters are having to deal with. Forty years ago, you’d have never convinced me this would be possible in my lifetime. FanEffinTastic!!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      Oooops! My bad. I’m No. 35 — my 63-year-old memory forgot I had “Registered.” So many sites, so many “registrations,” and so many — oooooh looook, something shiny!! =)

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      Comment subscription.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Emily
      Emily

      Honestly. I think people like Jason and Issac and Jersey all miss the big picture. They’re doing what everyone else in this country is doing. They’re so busy proving their point, so busy ‘being right’ that they miss what really is important. Grow up a bit. And I’m not saying that to be funny or as a joke. Part of being an adult is to be able to view the big picture and understand the moment beyond the ‘reason.’

      As for the Navy women kissing getting more hits. WHO CARES? Great job for them being able to express their love. And great for this couple to be able to express it as well. What I want to know is when did it become a competition between gays and lesbians to see how got more ‘media’ hits? I thought we, as a LGBT community, were suppose to support and encourage each other. I thought we were suppose to be cheering when someone got a step forward.

      In the end I think what really matters isn’t how much publicity that something gets but how if effects things and how it changes the people involved. In that moment, with these two men, I don’t think they were thinking about ‘how can we use this to get publicity’ I think they were just thinking about how much they missed each other in those longs months apart. So what they show a little public affection? As has been stated there has been just the same from other families reunited after long separation. It’s not like they were ripping off each other’s clothing or anything. The actual definition of the hug that the couple is in is an ‘Excited and open greeting, with significant trust and affection.’ They’re showing their trust and affection. Get over it.

      And people should stop with the right wing, left wing, liberal crap. There are three things that don’t belong in your bedroom; religion, politics, and other people.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJ Milo
      AJ Milo

      Thanks for your service to the country!

      Love the American flag in the background.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • godisnotmocked
      godisnotmocked

      Good for them, people should have the right to live their lives…but homosexuality is still an abomination to God.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackie
      Jackie

      Good for you! Wishing you the very best!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      @Isaac C: Is that any different than you just assuming they were only motivated by political ideology, and not say, honest emotion? I’m nto sayign that they weren’t politically motivated, but how can you assume that they only did it for “shock value?”

      @jason: Yes, we must all vote for conservatives, because they treat all gay people equally – that is, they treat all gay people like shit. Yeah, you’re a regular fucking genius.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @godisnotmocked: The true abomination is God’s followers “judging,” against all proscriptions to “judge not, lest ye be judged.” Calling anybody an “abomination” is a judgment, whether you wish to accept that or not. Also, YOUR interpretation of the Bible is just that — YOUR interpretation. You are free to interpret as you see fit; judging based on that interpretation is most definitely NOT CHRISTIAN.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      WTF???? Heaven forbid that we accept this picture at its face value — a couple of young people expressing their joy at seeing each other again (probably secretly thanking their lucky stars one of them didn’t get killed in his service of his Country). Lord knows, ya can’t let that pass, without making it political or about religious values. Sheesh, people. Get an effin’ life! To Brandon and Dalan — YOU GO, GUYS!

      Feb 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      It’s now up big as life on Day Kos so yaaa. All Jason and were saying was that the supposedly liberal websites were ignoring this beautiful, must see iconic picture and it’s strange that so
      people here were fine with them ignoring us. I think it’s perfectly ok to call the media that’s supposedly on our side out when they seem to shun us. NowIsaac thinks the pic is gross so that’s a different story altogether.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Right Is Right: said…

      “Hm, that’s odd. I thought you Liberals hated the military, as well as the America-loving troops who voluntarily join. You know, shutting down recruitment centers and all that. Now you’re all suddenly die-hard fans? Sweet baby Jesus, will you people make up your minds already?!”
      ___________________-

      1. Isn’t it interesting that somebody supposedly gay would, rather than seeing this picture as a wonderful expression of two men in love with each other, use this as an excuse to just randomly attack Liberals. Your agenda is showing.

      2. No, actually it’s the right wing that hates the military and the police/fire. Republicans were constantly bringing up 911 and the “Heroes” and yet when the time came to help some of the people who were injured the GOP blocked the 911 first responders bill. The GOP blocked pay increases for military. Under Bush and the republican Congress, the military buget nearly tripled and yet the size of troops and benefits were either cut or stayed the same while all that extra money went to contractors and failed weapons platforms that mysteriously never were delivered.

      Conservatives like to use the military as a prop, but just like they hate the freedoms of America, they hate the military as well.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yurico
      yurico

      sweet :)

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      wow, that’s really gay…

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Jersey: I NEVER said the pic was gross. You are lying.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey
      Jersey

      I was paraphrasing.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john
      john

      If it happens it happens, but there are just some things i dont want to see. When a fat guy is eating a jar of mayo, you just dont want to look, and that’s how i feel on this topic. I WOULD NEVER WISH ANY HARM ON ANY ONE WHO IS HOMOSEXUAL, and honestly im happy they found someone to make their life better. But i dont feel bad about not wanting to look at this image on yahoo or in a paper if it makes it there. When you get home give him a big hug, but save the kiss for later, and im sure that homosexuals feel the same way about other things too and they would appreciate not being force fed images of things they dont want to see. All im saying is im glad hes home and some things are meant for privacy of the home.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @Jersey: Bitch, you’re still wrong. Figure out what “paraphrasing” means before you end up using words you don’t understand again.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @john: If you feel that NOBODY should make a public display of affection (and I’m not talking “ripping the clothes off” extent), then fine. However, you didn’t say anything about straight couples, only a fat person eating mayo. As for homosexuals “feel[ing] the same,” that is the biggest load of rationalizing crap I’ve heard in some time. We see straight couples doing normal things every single day, that is considered “icky” if gays are seen doing it. You can’t begin to imagine how a minority (who is continually held to a different standard) feels, so don’t even try to make your personal prejudice “okay,” ’cause us gays must “feel the same way.” Crap, buddy; just plain crap. You have a right to your “feelings,” but don’t try to rationalize those feelings at the expense of the very people you don’t want to see, by claiming you’re “sure” they feel the same way; OWN YOUR PREJUDICES, for heaven’s sake. That opinion is no different than straight men who think that every gay man who lays eyes on them want to get them into bed. (Yeah, right — we’re all nothing but sex machines that lust after EVERYTHING in pants.)

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @Isaac C: Hey Dude! Do you not understand, “paraphrasing” means — “something I read into something you said.”? I went back and read your first statement, and I couldn’t understand where Jersey’s “gross” comment was coming from; but then, maybe I wasn’t “paraphrasing” enough. *giggle snort*

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john
      john

      @BerdacheBear: Lol, first of all, you saying that gays dont feel the same just make people set different standards. Second of all, I didn’t compare it to a straight couple because gay people have something they can enjoy looking at if they see a straight couple kissing. Its possible that the gay man might find the straight man something worth pursuing or vice versa with the woman, but that isnt able to happen with a straight man. And im not saying that every gay guy is looking for someone to get into bed with, but you have to understand how uncomfortable would you feel if you were a girl in a room full of men, you can’t help but feel indifferent about if they want to do something or if they are going to, and i ma generalizing that that can happen for straight and gay people because gays are not different than straight and I am not going to hold you to a different standard than I would anyone else. You telling me that I need to change to accept something i think makes me feel uncomfortable or wierd isnt something that i can do

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      @BerdacheBear: :)

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timothy Mayer
      Timothy Mayer

      @Isaac C: This was not for shock value. People who choose to hate or want to be offended will find a way to degrade us. No one should have to hide and it is no one’s damn business.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • keith
      keith

      Ok Im’ straight but compleatly cool with many gay frends But If I were a marine I woulde be disopinted that we had the wroung one. The macho image was damaged a little by the marine looking like a bitch. It would justifiable not have been the the MARINES pick even if he was strate and his wifes little bitch. Im glad they had a great moment and wish them the best. PS sory about the b thing (poetic licence)PEACE

      Feb 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @john: You are so far away from reality, that there really is no purpose in trying to explain to you how offensive your statement is. BTW, I DID NOT ask you to change, I suggested you OWN your prejudice, and stop trying to rationalize by putting that prejudice off on gays. Even your response shows you will not OWN your own prejudice, and insist on claiming every other person has the same prejudices. WRONG! But, your prejudice blinds you to the reality, so as I said, no sense in even discussing it. Enjoy your strange little view of the world.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john
      john

      @BerdacheBear: You know there are certain times in the day where i think to myself whats going on with the world today, and suddenly it hit me. There are to many people that think they deserve more than they have earned. When i hear that gays had to overcome obstacles that were so difficult, i think to myself, what difference is it than what blacks did with civil rights, or what hippies did standing u to governmental oppression. And you know what i understand what gays are trying to accomplish here, and you know what all the power to ya, but when is enough going to be enough. The way i behave, i dont give anyone a higher level of respect or “OWNING OF PREJUDICE” as you call what i view people as. If you are gay, your gay, if your black, your black, and im not afraid to tell you how i see it. The fact is between the straight pride parades, the constant newspaper articles about high schools not allowing girls to go to prom in a tux, I mean its almost as if there is more of a show being put on then trying to get what you truly want and that is for people to accept who you are. No one is gonna do that until you finally get rid of all the useless bullshit and just act like a human being. I can understand trying to be your own person, but the only thing your doing is trying to make a separate society, a gay society, over the top lifestyle and behavior that is the front line of your campaign. Almost every gay person i have ever met has been the stereotypes that we have been fed our whole lives, and that fact that you bitch about how people stereotype when you do those same things every day is so annoying to hear. So I am gonna own my prejudice, and im gonna tell you its fucking gross to see 2 gay men kissing, because that’s who I am and I dont like that at all. And there is a difference between being grossed out by 2 men kissing and being grossed out by 2 men in a relationship that love each other, and I am no the second one. So you need to stop trying to act like gays are special or deserve special treatment , because if you want something you have to fight for it to get it, and congrats for gays, but if you want people to respect you, then you need to stop trying to make them respect you.

      Feb 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @john: Great rant, which once again, totally misses the mark, and makes an issue out of a non-issue. I frankly don’t give a damn whether you accept me or not. I already said you had a right to your opinion about not liking to see an ICKY kiss between two guys. No gay person wants to be “accepted,” or even “understood.” All most of them want is the SAME RIGHTS as every other person on the planet — gay, straight, black, red, brown, male or female. The fact you don’t like to see something does not mean everybody has to do that thing in the privacy of their own prison (yes prison, which is where you want everybody to do everything you don’t want to see). GAYS ARE NOT SPECIAL. GAYS DO NOT WANT SPECIAL RIGHTS. You sensitive straight people, who can’t handle seeing two people of the same sex doing things you do all the time, want to take away the gays’ rights to act as you do, and that is not SPECIAL RIGHTS — that is merely EQUAL RIGHTS. All your ranting about how indecent gays are by pushing themselves on you, is just a damned smoke screen to hide the fact that you want to be able to take away (or refuse to give) EQUAL RIGHTS. You need to get over YOURself; you’re the one who thinks you have a right to dictate how everybody else behaves; you’re the one who thinks you have a right to demand that if you find something icky, then you should be able to demand it stop, even if it is okay when straights do it.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @Timothy Mayer: Check out “John’s” statements. I have a feeling he’ll prove to be one of those “people” of whom you speak. And, of course, you’re right. See how quickly John changes facts, statements, and opinions to make it so he is right, and gays JUST WANT TO BE SPECIAL. Lack of information on a subject, from the mouths of the uninformed, will always come out as sanctimonious righteousness against the very people they don’t want to “see” do something they consider “wrong.”

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randalaw
      randalaw

      @jason: The double standard is not displayed in favoring lesbians over gay men. It’s rooted in the marginalization of women. Society still sees it as “more problematic” for men to be gay than for women to be lesbian. There is definitely a double standard, though.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ozymandias71
      Ozymandias71

      Oh for God’s sake…

      If you don’t like the picture, then don’t look at it. Making vague value judgements – telling this brave Marine ‘Oh thanks for being deployed 3 times to one of the most dangerous parts of the world, putting your life on the line… but hey! Tone down the kissing! It offends me!’ is easy on the Internet… of course if Brandon confronted any of these tools they’d just wilt and slink off to post more ‘My values are more important than two people being in love and showing how much they’ve missed each other’ crap.

      I, for one, will look at this picture often, with tears in my eyes and say ‘Congratulations and welcome home Brandon! Thanks for your service!’

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      When people see starveing sickly children on TV, Pictures of dead bodies on the news or even surgery on talk shows, I wonder if it gets straight people as upset and uncomfortable as they are when they see two Men kissing? Probably not. That mindset is really fucked up.

      If you don’t like seeing two people of the same-sex kissing because you aren’t attracted to that sex, why are you throwing such a big fit about it? Do you get as upset when you see people you deem to be ugly kissing eachother? Or when old people kiss eachother? Or even fat people?

      I think everyone knows of the famous, if not legendary picture of that sailor (?) kissing that woman in Times Square after WWII ended, it’s no less of a PDA than this picture. The times square picture was also between two strangers, this is between two people that love eachtother, what’s more obscene?

      The logic of straight people is such a fuckery at times.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @Ozymandias71: Excellent; best statement here; reduces all the negative BS comments to a basic concept. Brilliant. I was beginning to wonder myself about why these people who seem to have an issue, are even on a “gay” site, complaining about “those gays” and their expectations of Special Treatment, or providing ulterior (political) motives in the mere posting of the pic. Thank you, for bringing a sense of reality back to the story. I’ve already copied, enlarged and printed the pic. It is going to hang — framed — on my door, where I will see it every time I venture into the outside world. It will bring a sense of joy, contentment and satisfaction, to act as a shield against all the negativity flying around. Cool post, Ozymandias71.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 1:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I
      I

      Why do these straight homophobes post here? When and why did they start doing this?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @john: You are perhaps the biggest anonymous idiot I’ve ever come across on the internet.

      Ironically you sound very closeted and feminine squealing at the sight of two men embracing. Get over it, Nancy. It happened.

      And stop pretending to be straight while searching for gay blog topics, how pathetic.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 2:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gary
      Gary

      this is disgusting. who in their right fucking mind would applaud or apreciate this shit?? GAY or LESBIAN people are sinners and it is SUCH a sacrilege to promote this…now gay ppl all over the world will feel comfortable showing it in public…makes me feel sick to my stommach…disgusting !!

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @Gary: This sinner hopes you puke yer effin’ guts out. Why look at it, if it’s so disgusting? In fact, why even bother posting anything. We don’t go to your site and post what an effin’ IDIOT NO GOOD TURD you are. Do us all a favor and crawl back under your rock. Nobody should have to look at you, any more than you want to look at this pic.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gary
      Gary

      don’t take me wrong, i’m not an american but i truly apreciate the service that man did for USA. BUT the fact that he’s a war hero doesn’t shine the fact that he’s gay AND SHOWING IT IN PUBLIC !! read the bible !! GAY = SIN and there is NOTHING anyone can say or make a ” smart comback” about it..GOD will not forgive gay people or lesbians

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne Branch
      Wayne Branch

      Sexually Immoral Scriptures
      1. Leviticus 18:22
      Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
      2. Leviticus 20:13
      ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
      3. Romans 1:26
      Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
      4. Romans 13:12
      13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
      5. 1 Corinthians 6:9
      Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
      6. 1 Corinthians 10:8
      8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
      7. 2Corinthians 12:21
      21I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
      8. Galatians 5:19
      19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
      9. Ephesians 5:3 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
      10. Colossians 3: 5-10
      5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
      11 1Thessalonians 4:3-8
      3It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
      12. Jude 1:7
      7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Melissa
      Melissa

      It’s beautiful! It’s the modern day version of the V-J in Times Square kiss.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jervis
      Jervis

      i totally agree with Gary. You must be European…i rarely heard of European gay people…in the US this problem grows at an alarming rate. Not to mention Asian..i never heard of Asian gays…In the US there are laws that protect gays, give them rights…SO WRONG !!

      @· Wayne Branch – u are so right !! maybe these gay bastards will realize the error of their ways and think twice about ever sucking another man’s dick or opening their asshole so another can shove his dingdong up theirs…bleah…i hope they BAN gayness forever !!!

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wtbranch
      wtbranch

      Here’s what the Bible says about homosexual & sexually immoral acts. Don’t get mad with me God wrote it. May you see the light!!
      1. Leviticus 18:22
      Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
      2. Leviticus 20:13
      ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
      3. Romans 1:26
      Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
      4. Romans 13:12
      13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
      5. 1 Corinthians 6:9
      Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
      6. 1 Corinthians 10:8
      8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
      7. 2Corinthians 12:21
      21I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
      8. Galatians 5:19
      19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
      9. Ephesians 5:3 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
      10. Colossians 3: 5-10
      5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
      11 1Thessalonians 4:3-8
      3It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
      12. Jude 1:7
      7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mary
      Mary

      first gays…then lesbians…what’s next ?? legalizing adult-child marriage like they did with gay marriage ? not punishing people who have sex with under aged kids even if they agreed to it?…if gays can do it why not everybody sin and have sex with animals and defile themselfs..yeah lets all make a big planet like orgy that will make things better! you people are fucking sick ( the gays )buy new brains…u really need them!!

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • elena rose
      elena rose

      @wtbranch: the Bible also says: Romans 2:1 no excuses for when you pass judgment on anyone for anything you condemn yourself. For the name of God is blasphemed because of all of you (haters in the name of Jesus). Galations 2:16 a man is not justified by keeping the Law (no homosexuality) but through faith (that Jesus died for us all) for if righteousness comes through the keeping of the Law then Christ died needlessly. Galations 5 do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery to the Law. vs 14 for the whole Law is fulfilled in one word “ye shall love your neighbor as you love yourself”.
      The deeds of the flesh are dissentions and factions, and those who practice dissentions and factions will not inherit the Kingdom. Galations 6:12 the haters do not even keep the Law themselves but want you to serve the Law.
      Point: If the religious want to say that homosexuals need sent to hell for “sinning” by putting them under the “Law” then they put themselves under the whole law and they will be sent to hell for not keeping the Sabbath and for eating pork, etc. You cannot pick and choose which laws you want to keep and which ones you don’t. Either live by the whole law or let the homosexuals live by the same “no law” that you do. The religious are hypocrites. They want to say that they make the rules. Either live by every every every little rule in the Bible or else live under grace. They need to go back and read the New Testament again instead of taking verses out of context for their own agenda. This isn’t a question of homosexuality it is a question of our 1st amendment rights. Does the picture make me uncomfortable in my small midwestern christian little world. Yes!!!! But they still have rights. This isn’t a question of what two men do in the privacy of their home–it is a question of rights. The religious will not be happy until they round up all the homosexuals and send them to deportation centers and send them off to concentration camps to be exterminated. And then, I suppose, because this is about hate they will pick on the next “group” on their list until they eliminate everyone but themselves.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 6:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have so far failed to publish this picture of the two marines kissing. Yet they were amongst the first to publish the two women kissing in the Navy home-coming scenario a month or two back.

      Kind of proves my point, doesn’t it? It proves that the liberal mainstream media avoids depictions of male-male sensuality. They are truly terrified of it.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 7:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Number of news sources covering the military male-male kiss 3 days after it happened, according to Google, is 46.

      Number of news sources covering the military female-female kiss 1 day after it happend, according to Google, was 1,500+.

      Kind of proves my point, doesn’t it?

      Big time double-stndard on the part of our liberal “friends” in the mainstream media. And they wonder why we’re turning against liberalism….

      Feb 28, 2012 at 7:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I
      I

      @ jervis, are you for real? You’ve never heard of a gay Europeans? I guess all those countries that have legalized gay marriage in Europe have done it for show, right? C. @ Gary and Mary, do you honestly think you’re going to convert gay people with all that crap you spew?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 9:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      Good on them.

      Even the Daily Mail, the UK’s most wretched, right-wing newspaper, has a positive line on this.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107338/Gay-marines-follow-wake-lesbian-home-coming-kiss.html

      Feb 28, 2012 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @Jervis: @all fundie xtian retards

      ya’ll know zero about the real world beyond your back-water shit hovels.

      still, props to you and all your fellow cousin-fuckin, banjo pluckin, swamp donkeys for mastering typing skills… what with the webbed fingers and extra digits ‘n’ all. see that there proves the truth of evolution!

      ps christ was a queer… couldn’t prize his hands off a nice big hard wood

      Feb 28, 2012 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @jason: You really believe showing two women kissing but not showing two men kissing is a “Liberal” bias? Good Lord, man! Two women “making it” is a straight man’s wet dream. Two women dancing is and has been accepted since the beginning of time. Liberal plot? Get a grip and crawl out from under that rock you’ve been living under, and come out into the light of the real world. Many straight men (Liberal or Conservative) can barely handle seeing the icky image of two men hugging, let alone kissing; many straight men (Liberal and Conservative) are ready to “pleasure themselves” at just the thought of seeing two women kiss, let alone actually see it. Your “point” you keep posting is no point — it’s a commonly-held view by many people in this society. With the exception of a very few people, you’re preaching to the Choir. Will you stop, if someone says, “Yeah, Jason. You actually have a valid thought?”

      @You Christian, fag-hating, bottom-feeding, judgmental bits of primordial ooze — you’re all so lame. Please, go back to reading your Buy-Bull, and interpret it in any manner you wish. There ain’t a one of us that gives a good GOD DAMNED what you think — well, what you believe; obviously, you DON’T think, you just follow other H8ers like the sheep you are. Better not have sex together — remember, it’s a sin to have sex with animals.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Innocent Bystander asks. . .
      Innocent Bystander asks. . .

      Fuckin’ HOT, dood! What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall when they were having that make-up sex for all that time spent apart. I mean, that one dood is HUGE! Probably shook the ground. . .

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • angel
      angel

      Omg some of this is pissing me off the bad comments….I am a Christian…I belive u luv who you luv..in the bible it does state a men shouldn’t lay with another…but the bible also say..on ur wedding day when u take your wife to bed and she is not a virgian than she shall be killed….so in that case a lot off ppl will be going to hell…I belive this is a powerful pic and it deserves the same attention as the woman. Just do understand how ppl can be so cruel….yeah gays have over come way more do blacks these days…the gays are the ones get beat up and call names. When is the last time u seen whites against blacks years ago…many year…now its black on black crime…..u don’t hear about gay on gay crime do ya…no u hear how some kid killed them self bc he got bullied n beat up…have u cur on the new n hear about black kid shot them self to bc white ppl called him a n***er. No you don’t so that last statment was for u JOHN

      Feb 29, 2012 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @angel: Mental retardation got you down? Try getting off the internet. I mean clearly your learning disability is preventing you from expressing yourself clearly and you don’t even have the mental capacity of a young child.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      I’ve read several posts here today, and this picture for instance moved me – who wouldn’t jump into their partner’s arms at an occasion like this?

      But as a woman, I’m sick and tired of reading “bitch” and “cunt” on so many threads. It really takes away from the feeling that I’m talking to equals. The b and c words are on par with the n word and they are a slap in my face every time I see them, kicking me out in the gutter where I obviously belong because I am a female.

      So just fucking stop. Reprogram yourselves.

      Mar 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Linda Moore
      Linda Moore

      @jason: Jason, I agree with you that there are double-standards, but not for the reasons you stated. Women are seen as less powerful and less significant, and therefore, they look at two women kissing as entertainment for the benefit and enjoyment of heterosexual men. They feel threatened by two men kissing because in their small minds, man is supposed to be dominant over woman, so they feel uncomfortable with the idea that one man may be submissive to another, sexually. It somehow reflects upon them.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Linda Moore
      Linda Moore

      @Isaac C: Isaac, would you say the same thing if this was a heterosexual couple displaying affection?

      Mar 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Linda Moore
      Linda Moore

      @Wayne Branch: Wayne, Ezekiel 16:48-50 tells us exactly why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, and it wasn’t because of homosexuality, as those of you who try to use scripture to justify your hatred of gays and lesbians would suggest:

      As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did what you and your daughters have done. “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.” (NIV)

      If you read further, you will see exactly what is being referred to as “destestable things.” For instance, Ezekiel Chapter 16 is an allegory God used to compare unfaithful Jerusalem to an adulterous wife for committing religious adultery. As you can see God listed the sins of Sodom. No homosexuality is listed there. Those detestable or abominable acts mentioned referred to the religious rituals popular in that time.

      Also, if you read the book of Amos you find that God promises to overthrow Israel as He overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah for three things: turning away from God which is religious unfaithfulness, being evil to the poor and living selfishly. Homosexuality is not even addressed.

      “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-5. If you are going to judge gays and lesbians according to Mosaic law, then you are also be judged by that same law. Those same laws that condemn homosexuality also condemn things such as shaving, getting haircuts, tattoos, eating pork or seafood that doesn’t have fins or scales such as shellfish, squid or octopus. And, it also condemns having sex with, laying in the same bed, or sitting in a chair in which a woman on her period had sat.

      So, as Jesus said to those who were ready to stone a woman who was caught in adultery, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone….” If those laws apply to gays and lesbians, then they also apply to you. You cannot pick and choose what is applicable to others and then pick and choose what is applicable to you. Either it all applies, or none of it does.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BerdacheBear
      BerdacheBear

      @Linda Moore: Great effort. Unfortunately, I firmly believe you have wasted your time. Deliberate misinterpretations of the Bible, in order to buttress judgment of others, have been occurring since the beginning of time — either the Garden of Eden or the Big Bang, take yer choice. These Judges zero in on one specific point (which in itself is usually interpreted erroneously — how could it not be, people are tying to assign modern day definitions to decades old language/terminology), which they feel “proves” their bias and right to judge, and then choose to totally and completely ignore any other word, those preceding or following, or even those within the same passage. Ignorance is as ignorance does. Those of the Human Race, who consider themselves “God-given Judges,” prefer to remain ignorant of facts. They have to, or they would be unable to continue their H8, biases and judgments. And there will always be people who have to be “better” than some other group of people. It’s the only way they can sustain their “superiority” and “righteousness.” (I know, I know, I know — it makes no sense; but then, neither do these Judges make sense.)

      Mar 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • famchun
      famchun

      Since the first time i saw this photo, i feel something in my heart which i can’t tell. I think about it the whole day in my office. Am a guy, i don’t know if am a gay or not, i just don’t have feelings for boys/girls. But this photo make me realize how wonderful it is to be in love or to have someone who loves us, and now am looking forward to fall in love.

      May 21, 2012 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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