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Suzy Sock Puppet BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' (1096* d) RE: BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' 21 Aug 13

I don't agree with the constant demonization of GfS and akenaton for having a different opinion on the topic under discussion, however, I respect that those who demonize them feel they are on the side of truth and justice.

My attention to what anthropologist Stanley Diamond called "meaningful particulars" keeps me from arguing too much in the abstract where various assumptions about entire groups of people often leads one to false conclusions about what "they" want or need and what is good for them. In this case the meaningful particulars would be my aunt, my friend Pat, my friend Lydia and others. Nobody fits some profile. Nobody wants to. It's an insult to a person's humanity to be profiled like that. But when it comes to public health, real medicine, science, that's a different story.

And that's all I'm going to say on the matter except that I view akenaton's concern for public health in a different light than all of these political and philosophical arguments regarding sexual orientation. If we can prevent illness and death, that's what we do. The same people who have no problem giving up their rights and freedoms to be safe from terrorism (theoretically) should not have any problem with this. The HIV virus is not natural. It is manmade and was aimed at certain groups. There's your hatred right there!

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