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Nov 21, 2015 mistereks commented on What Can You Do With Steve King's Gun?.
I tried, but it won't let me enter without a contribution of at least $5! Illegal, no?
May 7, 2014 mistereks commented on Only Gay People Can Stop Anti-Gay Bigotry.
I"m not sure if he's advocating this position, or just calling attention to the Catholic Church's position to show how ridiculous it is. It's either faulty thinking or bad writing.
Sep 12, 2013 mistereks commented on SLLOTD: Pissed Off.
@6 - YES! on long division. Been my trick for some time. Doesn't even have to be long division, being a little math-challenged. Just multiplying two or three-digit numbers will give my brain something to focus on beside the fact that I'm standing at a public urinal.
Jun 7, 2013 mistereks commented on SL Letter of the Day: I'm Gay and Being Bullied By My Hyper-Religious Parents—What Do I Do?.
Fellow (former) Catholic boy here. You've gotten lots of good advice, but I will add this one piece: next time they come at you with "it's a choice to ACT on your feelings," compare it to handedness. Ask them to try - just for a day - using their non-dominant hand to do important tasks. If they are right-handed (like the vast majority of people are), ask them to try writing left-handed, chopping vegetables left-handed, etc. Let them experience just how difficult it is to go against what feels natural to them!
Apr 11, 2013 mistereks commented on How Long Did You Last?.
I'm in favor of banning these guys for life - from the Guitar Center.
Jun 7, 2012 mistereks commented on "Can we talk instead of shout about gay marriage?".
I suggest it again and again, but the spokespeople never seem to pick up on it. When they say "Marriage is about ensuring children grow up with a mother and father," the question to ask is "And how specifically does denying marriage equality increase or decrease the number of children growing up in mother/father households?"

Start asking it, people!!
May 22, 2012 mistereks commented on NOM's Brian Brown Said I Could Name the Time and the Place.
And if he gets into the "it's OK to treat different things differently," remind him that it's also OK to treat equal things equally -- and human beings are equal.
May 17, 2012 mistereks commented on SL Letter of the Day: Grey Is the New Black Eye.
But isn't at least SOME of the appeal of kink that is IS perceived as fucked-up?
Jan 11, 2012 mistereks commented on Respectfully Engaged: An Email Exchange.
@84 - "If we're talking about sincerity, he would allow infertile couples/adopters to be married. This is why you give him too much credit."

I think we're saying the same thing. He DOES think infertile couples should be able to marry. But I think if he follows his own logic, that marriage is a privilege and is such because it brings children into the world, then he has to be in favor of DENYING infertile couples the right to marry, and GRANT it to gay couples who can show they have the resources (donated sperm or egg and willing womb) to create a child.
Jan 11, 2012 mistereks commented on Respectfully Engaged: An Email Exchange.
@82 - That said, I also think BRF has a point. Santorum compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia by expressing that he didn't think it was as bad as those two. He still thinks it's awful, just not quite as damnation-inducing awful as dog-fucking and child-raping.

What he IS saying is that homosexuality, bestiality and pedophilia are all out of the norm sexual behaviors. But so are monogamy and celibacy. The reason we, as a society, have decided to punish those who engage in bestiality and pedophilia is because there is coercion or lack of capacity to reason or lack of ability to defend oneself involved. Santorum seems to acknowledge that difference. I don't know if he's called for an overturn of Lawrence v. Texas, or if he doesn't believe states have to abide by that decision, and he is still far from a friend, but I do think in Santorum's original comments he was drawing a distinction of degree that Dan ought to acknowledge.

Santorum has done plenty to deserve the name change - it doesn't have to ONLY be about dog-fucking and child rape, Dan.