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Shame on Tennessee


paya

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Since we can celebrate gay marriage in the UK in the Lounge but not shame the mandatory counselling sponsored by the Bachmanns (apparently they are politicians, I would call them differently), I had to migrate this report about a new vomit inducing part of public school curriculum in Tennessee to this blog:

http://nationalrepor...inning-may-1st/

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"We bring the gay demons out of these individuals so they can become who god intended them to be."

“A child has to choose to become gay because god would never create a homosexual. It’s a choice, not something they were born with – and that is a proven fact,”

“Can you imagine how much more productive these ‘now-straight’ children will be not always being bullied or wondering why god made them defective? Gay children will finally be able to learn who they truly are for once in their lives.”

Quotes come from either Bachmann's effeminate husband's or Governor of Tennessee. If the people elect such TW**S into offices, they should be ashamed of themselves! And to top it up, it's all done in the name of religious freedom, as one of the normal Tennessee-ans (or how ever you call the citizens in Tennessee) pointed out in the article.

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And this is why civilized America is embarrassed of the South. The tidal wave trend of acceptance in the US is still stalled in the south, and backwards southerners will fight it till they are eventually forced to accept it. It was the same way with civil rights in the '60s. If they hadn't been forced to accept it, they would still probably have Jim Crow laws on the books now. 

 

This is pathetic, and one of many reasons northern Americans mock and don't respect the South. 

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it's depressing that voters in a mature democracy choose to elect ignorant and dangerous child abusers into public office :(

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Damn, the spoof sites are getting better and better! The quotes looked too good... :P oh well. 

 

It's telling though what the image of the Southern state is if they can post an article like that and it spreads on the internets as true without anyone questioning it... 

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It's telling though what the image of the Southern state is if they can post an article like that and it spreads on the internets as true without anyone questioning it... 

 

I was going to say the same thing.

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It was set-up well :) I suspect the first page of comments were all written by staff members, since none of them acknowledge the satirical nature of the website. I didn't look at the later comments to see if anyone picked up on that fact.

 

Oh, and for record, it's now April 1 here in Australia. Just saying....

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Uh, guys, I'm smack dab in the middle of Memphis, and I can tell you this isn't real. I'm shocked at the responses to the article. Tennessee may be the sociopolitical asshole of the whole country, but we're not that bad.

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Well, there's nothing like a spurious bit of satire to bring out what people around the world really think of us in Tennessee.  The National Report "article" was a big spoof from the very beginning and a great joke on all you April fools.

 

The toughest thing about being a Tennessean is that there are so many ignorant bigots everywhere else.

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I am really glad it was a spoof, if it were real, it would be setting a dangerous precedent.

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Well, there's nothing like a spurious bit of satire to bring out what people around the world really think of us in Tennessee.  The National Report "article" was a big spoof from the very beginning and a great joke on all you April fools.

 

The toughest thing about being a Tennessean is that there are so many ignorant bigots everywhere else.

 

No, not satire. Satire uses humour to mock its target, this was a straight up hoax. Nor was it an April Fool as it was published March 29th and claimed a May 1 commencement. Britain has Private Eye - anything sourced to that magazine will be satirical :P

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If you think Tennessee is a desolate no (gay) man's land, here's an indication to the contrary.

 

From the Tennessean:

 

June’s Pride Festival lineup set

Mary Lambert, Lisa Loeb and NONONO are among the performers set to take the stage at the 2014 Nashville Pride Festival on June 13-14 at Public Square Park.

This year’s festivites are expanding to include two nights of entertainment, boast­ing its largest lineup yet. The names are big, too: Lambert is best known for singing on rapper
Macklemore’s marriage equal­ity anthem, “Same Love,” which sound­tracked the mass wedding of 34 couples on this year’s Grammy Awards.

Loeb’s signature tune is the 1994 hit ballad “Stay,” and Swedish pop group NONONO has made waves in the U.S. with its dance hit “Pumpin Blood.”

Other performers include
Betty Who; J.D. Samson; Nashville artists Ponychase, Steff Mahan and The Harmaleighs; and DJs QDP, DJ Ron, Lady B and DJ Remedy.

Weekend passes are $25 and go on sale Friday at www.nashpridefest.squarespace. com. Admission on June 14 is $5 at the gate. Performance times will be an­nounced at a later date.

 

 

That's June 13-14.  Make your plans now.

 

Keep Tennessee green...bring money.

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