Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Welcome Diamon Readers

Al's columns are always hilarious and I thoroughly enjoyed his take on me and the site. He might not remember, but 10 years ago in the Bangor Daily News, he wrote "Political campaigns resemble pornographic slasher movies." If that's true, Diamon is one of the best movie critics out there.

The most interesting part of our talk last week was on the subject of past referendums on gay rights and the future of this kind of legislation. Al had some real insight here and I'll be writing more about that later.

Oh, and just for the record, Halifax is south of Bangor.

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It seems like the Baldacci bill to eliminate sexual discrimination based on "SEXUAL ORIENTATION" has the effect of legitimizing pedophilia, which most Mainers find abhorent.

Where do people stand on this aspect of the 'gay rights' bill being championed by the Governor?  

Posted by fjh

2/10/2005 10:41:00 AM


Forty years ago, a civil rights activist said that the bills Congress was then discussing were not being explored for the sake of black people.

"I know that I have the right to eat where I choose, to work where I can, and to live anywhere I can afford to. It's white peole who need these laws," he said.

Today, it's intolerant homophobes who need to be reminded that God made all of us, and that we humans should extend our good will to all. No one is allowed by law to have sex with minors, and most of those who break those rules are self-proclaimed heterosexuals.

Writer fjh is confused, both as to the purpose of estbalishing in law the rights of all citizens regardless of sexual orientation, and as to the sexual proclivities of gays and straights. Perhaps an actual conversation, where fjh LISTENS to those of other viewpoints, is in order. 

Posted by Shlomit

2/10/2005 11:22:00 AM


You said it better than I could, Schlomit. 

Posted by Mike

2/10/2005 04:58:00 PM


or Schlomit even. 

Posted by Mike

2/10/2005 04:59:00 PM


Just for the record, I support equal rights to include sexual orientation. The post is about the mention by Diamon in the BH Times. Glad he found you. I'm a lifelong Dem, but I think the party is sick these days, specially in ME. Hope you can help to untangle the mess. 

Posted by jimbo

2/10/2005 05:18:00 PM


Nice rant, but irrelevant.

Sodomy was 'ILLEGAL' at one time as well. Shlomit apparently likes to put people in their place and label them as 'intolerant homophobes'..and then asks them to open their mind and listen.


I'll say it again; once it is established as a matter of law that a person cannot be discriminated against because of a vaguely defined 'sexual orientation', it opens the door to a lot of sexual behaviors thought abhorent by the majority of Mainers, like sex with minors and children.

Already advocates for the homeless want to tack them on as a protected minority group. Who's next?

For those of you who think that progress is continuous straight line; I suggest you check in on what the Dutch are up to.....seems like they've become Bush Conservatives and protecting their culture from immigrants. Apparently the AIDS epidemic and the public cost of dealing with it has also forced a rollback in their liberal interpretation of sexual behavior.  

Posted by fjh

2/11/2005 04:14:00 PM


The law in Maine prevents discrimination based on religion, but this doesn't mean we let people commit human sacrifices if they label it a religious practice.

By the way, you've mentioned pedophilia and AIDS already. If you bring up Nazis, you'll hit the homophobic scare tactic trifecta and win a job at the Christian Civic League.

2/12/2005 05:50:00 PM



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