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post #7 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 06:25 PM
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Re: American Family Association reverses course on 'Gays'

Originally Posted by Parapluie
Just goes to show you how desperate they are to dehumanize us, and also the importance of word choice. "Homosexual" in the sense they use it pathologizes us, and focuses in on the "sex" part they're all so obsessed with. "Gay" on the other hand, has long meant happy and carefree. And we can't be portraying homosexuals as happy, now, can we?
Well, "Gay" also has negative connotations. But that's neither here nor there. The culture of spoken language is often different and more localized compared to its formal, written, counterpart.

More importantly, if I were the runner I would be upset for misrepresenting his name. This is more than a typo.

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