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Is the 'Special Persons Day' message just the beginning

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Foxy:

“I wish that it was true that people in the LGBT community
did enjoy the status and dignity in our society that they
as human beings are entitled to do. But according to Ternan,
they do not. And he is speaking from his
own experiences.”

Status and dignity are not dependent on what others think about us or on what others do to us. Ternan obviously does not agree with this and that is his problem. His problem stems from his own attitude to his own dignity and status and he must take responsibility for this. If you see your status and dignity as being dependent on the actions of others then you are your own worst enemy. Not everyone has his attitude and he should not speak as if they do.

He is responsible for what he thinks and he should not act is if everyone else also thinks that way. Homosexuals have all the status and dignity they need. These things are not conferred by society nor can they be taken away by society. They are attitudes to one’s self which are determined by the way one feels and thinks. We all have a responsibility to examine the way we think and society should not give in to people who refuse to accept that their own status and dignity are in their own hands.
Posted by phanto, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 5:51:36 PM
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Dear phanto,

My dignity and status in not in question and is
irrelevant.
This is about the dignity and status of gay
people.

They speak from their experiences whether you
choose to recognise the legitimacy of those
experiences or not is irrelevant to me and to this
discussion.

I have no further wish to discuss anything further
with you.
Posted by Foxy, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 6:04:24 PM
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Foxy:

"You" and "your" do not mean you personally. Is that how you always interpret those words?

They don't speak from their experiences - they speak from their attitudes to those experiences and there is something fundamentally flawed about those attitudes which is not shared by everyone else.

They have to take responsibility for their own attitudes to their experiences like everyone else has to. Society should not let themselves be conned into believing such attitudes are universal and into feeling sympathy where none is appropriate.
Posted by phanto, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 6:20:09 PM
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Did I miss anything?

Is it illegal for anyone to celebrate anything, including any person, on any day?

Why should we be concerned about what other people celebrate?
Posted by Yuyutsu, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 6:52:28 PM
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I can't imagine why politically correct Foxy would be promoting some fly-in from Ireland in preference to Oz's home-grown complainers,

"Activist pushes politically correct plan to rename Father’s Day ‘Special Person’s Day’

A PLAN to rename Father’s Day ‘Special Person’s Day’ so kids without dads won’t feel left out has been derided as ‘offensive’.

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet thinks Father’s Day needs a name change.
AN EARLY childhood activist has been labelled “offensive” after suggesting Father’s Day be renamed ‘Special Person’s Day’ so kids without dads wouldn’t feel left out.
Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, an activist with a doctorate in early childhood studies, is pushing for the name change to the annual holiday.
During an interview on Today Tonight Dr Scarlet denied it was case of excess political correctness.
..
Her ideas were met with a stern rebuke from New South Wales Liberal minister David Elliott, who called them “rubbish”.
“Can’t believe that someone who professes to be ‘enlightened’ would advocate such crap,” Mr Elliott wrote on Facebook.
“People still celebrate fatherhood even after their father and grandfathers have passed away, in fact for many people Father’s Day is a wonderful time of reflecting and remembering.”
He went on: “Dr Red Ruby Scarlet — you are the offensive one. Maybe we should start a campaign to address that.”

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/activist-pushes-politically-correct-plan-to-rename-fathers-day-special-persons-day/news-story/354e0c4f6309ef0452b14936a14391e4
Posted by leoj, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 7:07:21 PM
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//Dr Red Ruby Scarlet//

Really? Is it April already?

I smell a hoax. Can't wait for next Monday's Media Watch...
Posted by Toni Lavis, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 7:37:57 PM
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