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Over 200,000 “Stand Up” Against Gay Rights In Puerto Rico

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Feb 20, 2013
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  • 8 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      And more than likely, the majority of those 200,000 are the ones that applaud the sexcapes of the Catholic church and their fauning over little boys and girls. Y’all just keep having those babies, Catholic moms, and “we’ll take care of them” in 6-7 years, yesiree! The arrogance of the majority is astonishing but very noticeable. Thank you to the Catholic hierarchy for all you’ve done “to,” (not for) the children!

      Feb 20, 2013 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: Typo: “fawning”*

      Feb 20, 2013 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy_d
      andy_d

      NOT the thing to do when petitioning for statehood. I know I wouldn’t want a state with 200,000 KNOWN haters who blindly follow a doctrine that denies human rights. It may be a good idea to start contacting Congress to let Puerto Rico’s homophobic Governor and citizens know that any application for statehood will be DENIED unless they respect EVERYBODY’S rights!

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PJ
      PJ

      Ah, my beloved island. And to think people I know where there. They claim they showed majority ruled this past Monday. We all know majority is always right… Right? The Nazis for example come to mind.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      I like the island Manhattan
      Smoke on your pipe,
      and put that in

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Puerto Rico is one of the few places on earth today that is STILL A COLONY. How about “Stand-Up” for your national independence and dignity Puerto Ricans?

      Not a country, not a state….puerto rico, what the hell are you?

      Feb 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @Kieran: I don’t know where to begin. First, it’s a commonwealth. The term, as it’s used by the US, does not presuppose any kind of imperial subjugation, as would be the case between a colony and its mother country. The basic idea is that they are a dependent territory of the United States and have many of the trappings of statehood, but do not have to pay income tax. In short, they get the benefits of being part of the US without a lot of the costs.

      Second, they don’t want independence. It is a wildly unpopular movement, with most favoring commonwealth or state status. Look at the last election: a majority actually favor a connection with the US. You should talk with the Puerto Rican side of my family: They love their passports, greenbacks, and stability that being part of the US brings. They absolutely do not want independence by and large.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 4:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      @Kieran: I also have to say how incredibly patronizing and uninformed your comment was. PR has plenty of dignity and culture, which doesn’t require formal independence. Seriously, Wiki is amazing – check out the PR-related pages sometime.

      Feb 21, 2013 at 4:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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