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Tue Oct 22, 2013, 07:56 AM

John Arthur, Warrior, has passed away.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/8127/
"A very brave man has died. John Arthur, who with his husband forced the Teapublican government of Ohio to recognize their same-sex marriage, has passed away. He will be listed as Mr. Obergefellís husband on the death certificate, and the two will be buried side by side.

You know, just like every other married couple. Because he was a warrior. Because he had to be a warrior.

RIP John Arthur. If there is any justice in this universe, your memory will be honored for many years to come."

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riqster Oct 2013 OP
Ohio Joe Oct 2013 #1
HappyMe Oct 2013 #2
Decaffeinated Oct 2013 #3
riqster Oct 2013 #4
Ohio Joe Oct 2013 #5
justiceischeap Oct 2013 #6
Decaffeinated Oct 2013 #7

Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:00 AM

1. RIP - nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:04 AM

2. Rest in peace.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:05 AM

3. To continue the trend of telling folks what words are "wrong" to use...

 

Calling someone a warrior who has never gone to war is just wrong. Same thing when football players talk about going into "battle"

No you're not... No you didn't... No one was trying to kill you... You didn't have to try to take someone's life... It just ain't so...

In no way does it demean whatever he accomplished in his life but that term just doesn't apply.

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Response to Decaffeinated (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:16 AM

4. There are wars that are not fought with weapons.

People battle addictions; they fight for equality;my mother was in a war against lung cancer for quite some years. And so on. But don't take my word for it, check the dictionary:

http://m.dictionary.com/definition/warrior?linkid=ibc5yn&srcpage=home&site=dictwap
warrior[ wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer ]
noun
1. a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
2. a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.

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Response to Decaffeinated (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 01:03 PM

5. A simply vile thing to put in a memorial thread

Ignorant as well.

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Response to Decaffeinated (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 01:08 PM

6. Wow, you don't know much about the gay rights movement or being gay do you?

There aren't many statistics on the exact numbers but in 2011 30 people were killed for being LGBTQ. I suspect there are more that aren't reported in that manner.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/02/anti-gay-hate-crimes-murders-national-coalition-of-anti-violence-programs_n_1564885.html

Gay people get the shit beat out of us all the time for just being gay. It's still legal in most states to openly discriminate against us, fire us from our jobs, deny us housing...

No, we're not fighting a war at all.

There are many levels to war and killing someone or being killed doesn't always mean a war isn't being fought.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:56 PM

7. Interesting...

 

I still disagree but obviously no one is gong to force you one way or another.

On an unrelated note, 28 folks died from lightning strikes last years as well. http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/fatalities12.htm

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