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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Sep '13 18:31
    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/mothers-amazing-response-son-came-facebook-154700421.html

    Some parents do show unconditional love for their kids. It gives one hope for humanity.
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    05 Sep '13 18:50
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/mothers-amazing-response-son-came-facebook-154700421.html

    Some parents do show unconditional love for their kids. It gives one hope for humanity.
    Good post. I think most parents would react in the same way.I am 100% sure that I, and my close friends,would.
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    05 Sep '13 19:01
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/mothers-amazing-response-son-came-facebook-154700421.html

    Some parents do show unconditional love for their kids. It gives one hope for humanity.
    That's nice however there's something that irks me about a Mom taking a picture of her letter and posting it on facebook for all to see. It no longer becomes an intimate and special moment between a mother and son, it becomes an exercise in self-promotion. I understand that perhaps the motive could have been to inspire other parents of gay teens to be more understanding but somehow I don't think a facebook share is as world-changing as people like to think. Cynical, I know.
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    05 Sep '13 19:03
    Originally posted by biffo konker
    Good post. I think most parents would react in the same way.I am 100% sure that I, and my close friends,would.
    Ditto! Thanks, Suzi.
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    05 Sep '13 19:111 edit
    Not necessarily related but what's your opinion on this woman blogging about her potentially gay 6 year old? Is it charmingly gay-positive or borderline exploitative?

    http://getstooobsessed.tumblr.com/post/9004061623/mommy-they-are-just-like-me-my-oldest-son-is

    Does it seem right that a mother discusses their child's sexuality with the world without the child even having a concept of consent, privacy or even sexuality?
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    05 Sep '13 19:23
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Not necessarily related but what's your opinion on this woman blogging about her potentially gay 6 year old? Is it charmingly gay-positive or borderline exploitative?

    http://getstooobsessed.tumblr.com/post/9004061623/mommy-they-are-just-like-me-my-oldest-son-is

    Does it seem right that a mother discusses their child's sexuality with the world without the child even having a concept of consent, privacy or even sexuality?
    It's sick!
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    05 Sep '13 19:32
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    It's sick!
    Ha ha. I wouldn't go that far but I am certainly not comfortable with it either.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Sep '13 00:261 edit
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    That's nice however there's something that irks me about a Mom taking a picture of her letter and posting it on facebook for all to see. It no longer becomes an intimate and special moment between a mother and son, it becomes an exercise in self-promotion. I understand that perhaps the motive could have been to inspire other parents of gay teens to be mor ...[text shortened]... don't think a facebook share is as world-changing as people like to think. Cynical, I know.
    I'm not part of the whole Facebook 'thing', but I'm pretty sure people mainly think of it as a way to communicate with friends and relatives, not to post stuff meant for the whole world to see.

    I guess what I mean is, you don't see it as 'world-changing', well, I'm sure she doesn't, either. I don't either, but this story is nice to share. And that's why it made the news, a bit of 'good news' for a change. That's all.

    Compare it with that other note from that woman who wants a neighbor to tear down a ramp she built for her handicapped son. Night and day.
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Sep '13 00:30
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Not necessarily related but what's your opinion on this woman blogging about her potentially gay 6 year old? Is it charmingly gay-positive or borderline exploitative?

    http://getstooobsessed.tumblr.com/post/9004061623/mommy-they-are-just-like-me-my-oldest-son-is

    Does it seem right that a mother discusses their child's sexuality with the world without the child even having a concept of consent, privacy or even sexuality?
    I say bah, let's let 6-year-olds be 6-year-olds. Enough time for that other stuff later.
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    Jesus, before long some lady who is in her first trimester will claim to have a gay fetus wanting a sex change.
    Have mercy
    Nice posts BTW
    It's okay to be Takei 🙂
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Sep '13 14:34
    Next 'Feel Good' Post of the Day.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/man-who-walked-miles-with--need-kidney-4-wife--sign-finds-a-donor-172018532.html

    This is love.
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    11 Sep '13 12:10
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Next 'Feel Good' Post of the Day.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/man-who-walked-miles-with--need-kidney-4-wife--sign-finds-a-donor-172018532.html

    This is love.
    Yes it is!

    Good Job with the thread.
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    06 Nov '13 09:49
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Yes it is!

    Good Job with the thread.
    this went down in the list, but the idea is just so great that I add another link:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/us/pennsylvania-ajo-pay-it-forward
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    06 Nov '13 12:28
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    this went down in the list, but the idea is just so great that I add another link:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/us/pennsylvania-ajo-pay-it-forward
    This is fantastic. I believe in the power of 'paying it forward'.
  15. SubscriberPonderable
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    18 Nov '13 14:40
    This wasBIG in the news:

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/11/san-francisco-batkid-wish/

    How do you feel about it?
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