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How Did Mississippi Restaurant-Goers React To This Gay Couple Kissing?

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ABC's What Would You Do brought two actors down to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they participated in some gay PDA and are taunted by a restaurant patron (portrayed by another WWYD actor). 

How do you think the other Mississippi restaurant-goers reacted to the gay couple's open affection and the anti-gay harassment? Watch and find out! 

 

Surprised, Instincters?

 

(H/T: NNNext)

 

 

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Shoot, kiss who you want. I live in Mississippi but from the swamps of Louisiana and some folks would kiss a gator. No judgin just luvin! Now, God Bless and Lord have mercy don't kiss a gator, it's dangerous unless you know what your doin or just too crazy to care.

I kinda feel sorry for the two college guys..they are way too classy for that backwater, hope they can get out soon. They have alot of  illumination to bring to this often dark moments in the world.

I totally agree with your post I hope you mean the two heterosexual guys who one even went into tears

the whole world it's spreading like a wildfire. take it or leave it. I  think we are making progress

to a certain degree.

thanks for your Comment illumination is a think we need in many areas !  Well Said !

Heterosexuals are pretty disgusting people. 100,000 heteros abort (murder) there own unborn babies every year in the USA alone, yet because they are too irresponsible to use a condom, shut their legs, or NOT rape someone. 40% of hetero men have cheated on their wives. 30% of women have been raped by hetero men. Millions of children are taken away every year and put in fostercare due to irresponsible and neglectful hetero parents. Heterosexuals are also responsible for overpopulation and overcrowding. All this is true, yet that ignorant overweight (common in Mississippi) breeder woman has the nerve to sit there with her little brat and criticize gay people. To all breeders out there: don't act like your "$#!+ don't stink", because it stinks badly. Close your legs or close your mouth.

"100,000 heteros abort (murder) there own unborn babies every year in the USA alone"

"Heterosexuals are also responsible for overpopulation and overcrowding"

Which is it?

Someone please get me the identity of the Louisiana Tech advocate for equality who was so emotional.  I want to thank him on behalf of our my family and myself.  

It is nice to see there are some just ordinary guys be totally Cool with it all & even get that emotional over it. I've seen another post from the "What Would You Do" TV show on Youtube. It was a Lesbian couple with 2 kids eating in a Texas Restaurant & Donovan was the BEST Customer I have Ever Seen! Just thinking about that video brings tears to my eyes. They compared how people would react in Texas & New York....Surprisingly TEXAS people were better (not ALL the Texans though!) Had I been at that Restaurant in Texas when Donovan did what he did (you will have to go look it up on youtube) I would have bought his meal & the Lesbian couple & their kids meal as well!!...it would be my way of Paying It Forward trying to help my own LGBTQ Community. Been with my Husband (Legally in MD not in NC where we live) since November 30, 2001! Married June 21, 2013! Although we personally dont show PDA when we are out & about (it still is "The Bible Belt" of America), I wouldn't be put off about it! Hell I see at least 1 heterosexual 'couple' kissing or holding hands nearly anywhere I go!

I was thinking the exact same thing. It was amazing to see how emotional he got! He deserves our entire community's thanks! 

Both of the Louisiana Tech advocates for equality men should be identified.  These guys were straight and obviously had nothing to gain by their actions. They both showed courage and compassion as they stood up for a Gay couple in a Mississippi restaurant.  These are the real heroes here and they should be honored by the Gay Community going forward for standing up to bigotry and hate under the guise of Christian behavior and morals.  Christ would have stood up for the Gay couple expressing their love in 2014 and told the table with the ratty hair girls that were outwardly laughing at a people that were different than themselves.  To think, these pitiful and backwards girls believe they could make fun of people, while at the same time believing so strongly that Christ would still look favorably upon their actions and yet go to heaven while this Gay couple would be denied.  How ridiculous!  These college guys need to be identified!  These guys are the real saints!

Can someone tell me the Louisiana Tech guy's name so I can personally thank him. Brought me to tears. Regarding the Bible. I have created a series of informational, albeit slight boring videos to shed light on the subject. You CAN agree with the Bible AND be true to yourself at the same time. 
http://youtu.be/kWnektQSFp8

I just want to comment on a few things.

(1) People constantly turn to the bible and say that "God says it's an abomination", etc and that's usually their only sticking point. While I am a firm believer in God (though I'm not a die hard religious man), I believe the Bible is something that was meant written for the time it was written. As we evolve, I believe it SHOULD too, because one of the other things that is in the bible is "God loves his children"...so, if we're his children, wouldn't he love us no matter what our sexual orientation is?

(2) Since this was done in Mississippi, I'm not surprised at the open hostility that was displayed toward the gay couple. HOWEVER, I am blown away by the two college students. It literally made me tear up. Maybe that's my own belief that the South is just prejudice towards Gays, but I guess there are some good apples amongst a bunch of rotten ones. 

(3) Whether this was "fake" or not, it's actually a reality: I'm gay but I keep my PDA to a very strict minimum, not because I'm "afraid" but because I have respect for people's beliefs. I will not go making out with my BF in a public place which may cause people to be uncomfortable. I respect people's beliefs when they are non-violent, etc. There is a way to express your belief without having to aggressively act on it, in my opinion.

Allow me to respond to your first statement- You are correct when you say the bible says that God loves all his children. However, you are mistaken if you think you are his child and you don't follow his word. If you are not a follower of God's word, then you are not a child of God. Plain and simple. 

Really? Then none of humanity is following God's words. No one is then his children... For all humanity creates the worst of sins. God says to not judge anyone, yet all you people do is give us Christians a bad name. I'm a Christian myself, and I have told people off who are just like you... Using the holy name in your own favor, displaying how uneducated you and your church's teachings.

well, when ANY Christian  can say they follow ALL the proscriptions in that book, than they will have the right to say something to someone else about it..until that time, however...(PS: hint; NEVER)

Who said I don't follow god's words? I'd like to know where that was written in my statement. When you find it, please let me know.

I am gay as well and for the most part my partner and I of 6 years do not show PDA because of this very reason. You have so many bible beating, small minded and hateful folks in this world still that we can't just be us. I have a religious Christian family and through all the years listening to their nonsense I never did see where it said in the bible that "Gay" is a sin. Being judgmental, hateful and nasty sure seems to be more of a sin to me. Heaven, Hell, Purgatory. We all go somewhere religious or not. Right.

I have nothing to add to this conversation, except.. those two guys were HOT.

I live in Mississippi, and this does not happen. 

Sorry. Fake.

There is nothing fake about this... it happens across the country... You just don't want to believe it or see it.... So to you, it would be fake!

I also live in MS and am gay and it does happen quite often actually.

So what if it is against the Bible? Only 1/3 of the world is Christian. Not all Americans are Christian. America is a democratic republic, where people of _different_ beliefs can live _free_. That means we cannot be self-centered in expecting the world to revolve around only our beliefs. That is a public restaurant. In America. Freedom. You don't like a homosexual peck? Then don't obsessive watch them do it. Go on with your life. God didn't say to shove your religious beliefs down other's throats. And plus, Jesus' example with the adulteress should be our example. Adultery is also in the O.T., and is discussed in the 10 Commandments (homosexuality is not). Adultery is punishable by stoning in the O.T. What was Jesus' reaction? He went against that punishment - he stopped it. He also told her that he did NOT condemn her. He told her to go and sin no more, but he didn't laugh at her, attack her, accuse her, demean her, abuse her, or acted disgusted with her. He told those who did want to attack her to, basically, clean up their act first (he who is without sin throw the first stone). Worry about your own sins first.

Why is it called public display of affection? It is not really meant to be put on display for everyone else to be looking at. 2 people are together, sharing emotional intimacy, it is really between them and not anyone else. They aren't selling tickets and inviting you to come watch them. You may not be able to avoid seeing them, but you certainly can choose whether to stare or to focus on whoever you are with or what you are doing. Some CHOOSE to stare to admire, and some CHOOSE to stare and hate. The difference with hetero or homo is that nobody hates hetero, but quite a few hate homo. Those that hate should really just not stare, and go on with their lives without making someone else feel like they don't belong on this planet just cause you don't like them, and hiding behind god doesn't change the fact that it is YOU who don't like them.

When you are in a relationship, and in love, you want to express that intimacy with your partner, with a kiss, holding their hand. If they were heavily kissing and groping each other sexually, that is another story, but it is really a healthy natural part of life that really shouldn't be offending anyone. If you are offended at noticing a couple in the corner is holding hands and giving light pecks here and there, there is something wrong with you. 

Growing up gay in a Pentecostal home and still trying to have respect for people,  what bothers me the most is the group of women  who are laughing at them. These girls are obviously Pentecostal or COC. Its ok for them to laugh because they think they are better than them and can look down on them "in the name of Jesus Christ"!

They could've been Southern Baptist or any number of fundamentalist/conservative sects (fundies)..they seem like throwbacks from the eighties however...and stereotypical white-trash.

You keep on using bible verses and can you please provide us FACTS that those words really came from God. Those verses were written by people. And by the way Christianity is not only the religion on earth! So no one has the RIGHT to claim that those verses are from God!!!!!! 

I am glad that this show is also having actors portray gay couples in public.  It gives us an idea of the amount of work that still needs to be done on the issue of tolerance and civil rights. Ignorance is rampant and education is much needed.   

Mississippi is a conservative state in the heart of the bible belt and full of fundamental Christians who claim that their own idiosyncratic interpretation of religion is "Gods word" and fact.  While I am a Christian (practicing Catholic), I am also aware that there is almost nothing in the bible that has been proven.  It is a belief system that is based on stories and often the subjugated interpretation of those stories.  As "people who live by God's word", most of us try to treat others with love and compassion.  It would seem that a true fundamentalist or anyone else with an opinion, would be entitled to his/her opinion, but would not voice that opinion at the expense of hurting and disparaging others, as it would be in direct conflict with "God's word".  

More wars, killing and disparagement have been done in the name of religion than any other cause.  Thus, it doesn't surprise me that there continues to be intolerant people in the world. What does surprise me is the number of people who continue to believe that a gay person chooses to be gay.  I suggest a few things for those who still believe that being gay is a choice: read an article, pick up a book, educate yourself!!!!!!!   If you are a heterosexual person, imagine yourself choosing to be gay and live your life like as a gay person today?  Does that make sense?  Is it at all rational?  There are tons of articles written and published for the American Psychological Association.  There are also tons of books published on the subject matter.  Educate yourself before you drive another young boy or girl to the brink of suicide with ignorant and possibly hurtful/hateful beliefs and statements based in religious beliefs. Try and remember that the little boy or girl you are preaching to might be struggling to understand his or her own body and how he/she fits into this world of ours.  This person could be your son, daughter, niece, nephew, friend, loved one or anyone young person with an impressionable young mind. Their development and self confidence is in the hands of those who love and care for them and we are responsible for educating ourselves before passing down our teachings.  As a person who tries to live by "God's word", I try to do so without hurting or disparaging others.  

A true christian would know that "To live by God's word" doesn't JUST MEAN not hurting anyone or disparaging others. That's you (obviously with the lack of knowledge) interpreting it yourself as HUMAN.

You push others to read books to educate themselves. But you, claiming to be CHRISTIAN, have you even read the bible and know which verses in the bible described how GOD despised a man to man relationship? If you know what happened to "SODDOM and GOMMORAH", I believe your thoughts on this would change.

I'd like you to think of this. You talk so much about this article about Gays and Stuff defending them just because you don't like to hurt people huh? But you are not afraid to hurt "GOD" is that it?

Would you rather look good in front of millions of people and when you and GOD meet he'd tell you, I never knew you? Or would you rather tell go against the odds this world is dictating and be enemies of many people but when you meet GOD he'd tell you, Good Job my Son and come with me to the holy place?

Considering all we see on the nightly news: war, girls being kidnapped by self-proclaimed ' true believers' such as yourself, murder, rape, extreme poverty, genocide, infanticide, and other forms of violence, and all your god gets really riled about is a same-sex couple? Sounds like a petty vile bastard...or very much like some humans..funny thing that, isn't it?

Firstly there are thousands of denominations of Christianity all with small variances in their beliefs. Some interpret the Old Testament literally, others believe Jesus brought a New Covenant which negates Old Testament laws. So "true Christian" is relative here. Its Christians as humans interpreting a book. 

Secondly, if you are going to interpret the Old Testament literally then you must believe in not eating shellfish, a woman getting her ears pierced, eating pork (these last two were being done by the same women citing the Bible in the video), not mixing fabrics, etc. The issue is that Christians like these women condemn people for breaking certain Levitical laws but then break several themselves and see no issue with it. Most Christians are woefully ignorant of half the stuff that is in their holy book. 

Also you need to recognize there is a difference between having beliefs and trying to persecute others who have different beliefs. Some Christian denominations condemn alcohol. Do they have any right to publicly call someone out for drinking a beer? Nope. Nor do they have the right to  base laws solely on religious beliefs as the US is a democratic republic formed "without respect to religion" according to the Constitution. We are not a theocracy. Nobody has the right to tell you that you can't go to church and you don't have the right to tell two grown adults who aren't violating anyone else's rights what to do. Its that simple.

So, you have read the story of SODDOM and GOMMORAH? - because you are completely missing the point if you think it is about God condemning gays. I wish more people, gay and straight, would ​read it because the way it has been interpreted and used is a great example of his how many people who point the bible are so fascinated by gays and obsessed with sex that they can not see beyond any mention of it to understand what they are reading. 

I don't think an omnipotent being like God, would be "hurt" by two people kissing. Hate, wars, poverty, these are the things with which an omnipotent being 'probably' could not understand that we waste our limited life spans on. 

Gay couples do not bother me, but PDA bothers me. It doesn't matter who it is, I personally don't enjoy anyone being touchy touchy in public. Its all about respect, gay people want respect just as straight people do. So its not appropriate to be all over each other in public. But hey, just how I feel about it.

And it's alright with you for Str8 couple to have public displays of affection? That's not fair, equal or proper based on your acceptance level.

Being gay is without a doubt unnatural. Fags fuck each other up a hole that is only designed for fecal matter to come out, yet you shove dicks in it, resulting in hunks of fecal matter all over your cocks, infection and smelly. Lezbians are the same, licking each others cunt until it is raw, only to get a minimum response .

Gays will burn in a series of 3 hells!

So, basically, you're just angry because you elicit only 'a minimum response' when licking your GF? Maybe you need a lesbian friend to show you how it's done.

Where have you lived in the past years? In a cave?

Kevin I feel sorry for you my friend, you have severe issues. Get help please!

You must have never heard of the prostate. Prostate stimulation can (and does) result in a powerful, intense orgasm without ever having to touch the penis--and gay men aren't the only ones who've figured this out.

I'm a doctor, and during colorectal surgeries it is not at all uncommon to see men who've been anesthetized achieve an erection when their prostate is touched.

*dry chuckle*  And people like you--the endless, teeming masses of People Like You--are the reason humanity is doomed to destroy itself.

Well Kevdobbins, if you are a believer of god and his word, you will likely burn in one of the "3 hells", you spoke of.  Although, I am not familiar with two other hells.  Although, living with or near you would surely constitute some form of hell.  Just ask those around you.  I am also pretty sure that you are not a happy or content person.  Maybe when you get rid of all of the hate and ignorance, you can be a happier person.  Read a book and get some therapy.  Your hate is unnatural!!!!!!

Lets go down the list...

1. Unnatural?  you do understand that humans are not that special right? we are just another living creature on this planet like dolphins, pigs, all other primates, cats, dogs, fish, and Portia spiders? Confused as to the very specific list of animals i mentioned? Let me explain then... everything i listed is an animal or group of animals that is A) shows levels of intelligence either JUST below ours, B) engages in homosexual activity, or C) both. Homosexuality occurs in over 1,500 different species on the planet. Not natural? READ A FUCKING BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WITH AN EDUCATION YOU MORON.

2. "Fags fuck each other up a hole that is only designed for fecal matter to come out, yet you shove dicks in it, resulting in hunks of fecal matter all over your cocks, infection and smelly" *sigh* I have heard more about "butt sex" from straight men talking about their girlfriends/wives or from chicks talking about their men wanting to put it in their ass more than ANY gay man. As for the fecal matter, your lack of understanding about how sex works in astounding to be honest. You clearly have not heard of a condom, and its obvious your understanding of physics is minimal as well since LUBE repels any "clingers". Infection? really? Did you know that the risk of catching an STD is over 30% higher for heterosexuals than it is for homosexuals? That includes HIV btw.

3. "Lezbians are the same, licking each others cunt until it is raw, only to get a minimum response." It's "lesbians" btw. Um... have you ever even had sex before? I dont even know where to begin with your complete and utter lack of knowledge on how a vagina even works... Lets start with the labia (or vaginal lips) and clitoris (the MOST sensitive part of the vagina), both of which are located on the "outside". If you are any good at what you are doing, you can make a woman orgasm for more often with your tongue (which, btw is a solid, ALWAYS moving, muscle) than you can with your dick.

4. "Gays will burn in a series of 3 hells!" Sorry, I'm not familiar with the part of the bible, Torah, or Koran, that says gays will burn in three separate hells. Please clarify that past as I am sure you, like myself have actually read the bible enough times to know EXACTLY what it says..

Matthew 7:1-5: "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

or...

Luke 6:37: "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven"

OR...

James 4:11-12: "Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?"

or my personal favorite...

Romans 2:1-3: "Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?"

In short, shut your fucking mouth and for the love of God and all of humanity, DO NOT REPRODUCE, not that any woman would ever want to be with you, as you CLEARLY don't know how to please one.

Oh for heaven's sake! If you truly have read the bible. How can you miss these verses huh? Or are you having subjective memory now? Or perhaps you searched it in google? There's a lot of wrong being Gay. And it's not being judgemental or something like that.

Which part of the bible did you not understand about men having sex with men and women having sex with women? It's clearly stated!

It's even categorized in the bible as a detestable sin! Which type puts one to death! Oh common, you haven't really read it have you?

People can always defend and argue with themselves who's right or wrong. Just like how lawyers can bend justice and give it to the wrong one consciously. But the God is righteous and one can never bend what's right or wrong in his eyes. May God judge us all for we are all punishable.

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I hate to say this but you're just like one of the people who was described in Romans 1:18-32.

"But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.... Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools."

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Genesis 19:1-11
That evening the two angels came to the entrance of the city of Sodom. Lot was sitting there, and when he saw them, he stood up to meet them. Then he welcomed them and bowed with his face to the ground. "My lords," he said, "come to my home to wash your feet, and be my guests for the night. You may then get up early in the morning and be on your way again." "Oh no," they replied. "We'll just spend the night out here in the city square." But Lot insisted, so at last they went home with him. Lot prepared a feast for them, complete with fresh bread made without yeast, and they ate. But before they retired for the night, all the men of Sodom, young and old, came from all over the city and surrounded the house. They shouted to Lot, "Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!"

So Lot stepped outside to talk to them, shutting the door behind him. "Please, my brothers," he begged, "don't do such a wicked thing. Look, I have two virgin daughters. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do with them as you wish. But please, leave these men alone, for they are my guests and are under my protection."

"Stand back!" they shouted. "This fellow came to town as an outsider, and now he's acting like our judge! We'll treat you far worse than those other men!" And they lunged toward Lot to break down the door. But the two angels reached out, pulled Lot into the house, and bolted the door. Then they blinded all the men, young and old, who were at the door of the house, so they gave up trying to get inside.

Leviticus 18:22
"Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin."

Leviticus 20:13
"If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense." (NLT)

Judges 19:16-24
That evening an old man came home from his work in the fields. He was from the hill country of Ephraim, but he was living in Gibeah, where the people were from the tribe of Benjamin. When he saw the travelers sitting in the town square, he asked them where they were from and where they were going.

"We have been in Bethlehem in Judah," the man replied. "We are on our way to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim, which is my home. I traveled to Bethlehem, and now I'm returning home. But no one has taken us in for the night, even though we have everything we need. We have straw and feed for our donkeys and plenty of bread and wine for ourselves."

"You are welcome to stay with me," the old man said. "I will give you anything you might need. But whatever you do, don't spend the night in the square." So he took them home with him and fed the donkeys. After they washed their feet, they ate and drank together. While they were enjoying themselves, a crowd of troublemakers from the town surrounded the house. They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, "Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him." The old man stepped outside to talk to them. "No, my brothers, don't do such an evil thing. For this man is a guest in my house, and such a thing would be shameful. Here, take my virgin daughter and this man's concubine. I will bring them out to you, and you can abuse them and do whatever you like. But don't do such a shameful thing to this man." (NLT)

1 Kings 14:24
And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. (ESV)

1 Kings 15:12
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. (ESV)

2 Kings 23:7
He also tore down the living quarters of the male and female shrine prostitutes that were inside the Temple of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the Asherah pole. (NLT)

Romans 1:18-32
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.... Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God's justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. (NLT)

1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NLT)

1 Timothy 1:8-10
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine ... (ESV)

Jude 7
And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment. (NIV)

You know what's funny? As you quote these versus (I'm a Christian myself), I get irritated instead. You too, must be stoned to death... As you have already yourself done detestable sins. I don't even have to know you to already know you have already violated many detestable sins worth being stoned. Christians like you give us True Christians a bad name... You and your church need some stoning... You've all been sinning! Stop using the bible as means to your own homophobic when you're sinning more than what God had mentioned.

Why are you quoting your bible verses to us, do you think we care? If you don't approve of homosexual acts, then don't engage in homosexual acts and leave the rest of us alone. Correct your own sins and don't be self righteous. After all, why should I have to follow the rules of your religion? The US Constitution guarantees citizens both the freedom to follow the religion of their choice, and to NOT have a religion forced upon them (which you are attempting by insisting that we all live according to your interpretation of your bible).

Try reading the real bible not the ones that have been edited to justify the hate agenda The word Homosexual wasn't coined until two hundred years after the death of Christ but yet it appears in your version of the bible. Why is it the you so called Christians believe every part of the bible except for what Jesus ( the man you believe to be god) taught while he was here on earth. From a historical point of view Jesus lived at a time when when same sex love was considered the norm. Yet he never had anything to say about it. In fact if you read the unedited original translation you will find several references that suggest that Jesus himself was gay. Any independent theologian can verify this for you. The early Christianity church blessed same sex marriage. Yale Historian Professor John Bowsell was found plenty of evidence in Rome's own archives to support this.
 

Thank you Brett!

Well said!  

You sure know alot of details about something you hate.

How many hells will you burn in?

There is a lot wrong with being homosexual. American is treating this as a civil rights issue. No way it can be. That is a choice a few people have selected. People are going to the extreme of comparison to the civil rights movement For African Americans. I being from Mississippi would have like to see a black gag couple in this case. There is still segregation in Mississippi and people are more concerned with 2 dudes kissing. Where are the priority of America. Look around the restaurant find an African American. Even the show knew better have a black couple come in. Let work on some real issues this gay shit is minute no one should really give a FUCK. Point plank it wrong morally we were put here to procreate anything else is unnatural if you haven't noticed.

jesus...where do i start.?You are clearly drunk, uneducated, or clearly, a moron.  By simply reading your response, I can tell that you have a minimal education....  I have been with my partner for over 13 years.  We were married a year ago; his parents were supportive, mine were not.    I rarely respond to any online posts, but yours infuriated me.  This is a civil rights issue. Point blank.  I am not sure that you noticed but less than 50 years ago, mixed raced couples were unheard of...today, they are acceptable (except in MS probably).  when will people understand that it does not matter who you love despite color, race, age, sex......if you find love, you have found an amazing gift.  

1) When did you CHOOSE to become straight? How did you know you were straight? (Guessing instantaneous reaction-some of which is involuntary physiological response- to the sight of an attractive female?)  When did you become an expert in human sexuality or relationships?

2) If the sole purpose of sex is procreation, then infertile couples and young couples who decide to wait to have kids are committing some kind of moral infraction? Considering areas of the world where there are more kids than food to  feed them, makes the statement you made senseless.

3) Oh, yes , it is a matter of civil rights, by definition. The civil rights of a different group of people. The reality is that other groups of people are struggling to be accepted as human beings with the right to their own lives without interference....civil rights struggles are not a fixed point in time or limited to one category of people...so sorry.

4) Perhaps, you should note maybe the point was that areas known for one kind of prejudice , often have a quite a number of categories of people they harbor animosity toward.. You made a good point though, lets see if these same people depicted in the restaurant hold the same open contempt for people of other races...usually many of them do. It goes with the mentality of such people.

5) Finally the morality question, You do know that interracial relationships were viewed as immoral (and in some circles still are-oddly) too, right?  It is a personal choice to pursue those relationships too..do people have the right to enter into those relationships?

6) Point blank, you do not get to decide what is moral for other people, you can always move to a country more aligned with your narrow view of people..but the ones that share your ideas are really not great places to live - especially if you are of a different religion, race or nationality.

7) You are right people should not give a fuck about two dudes kissing, there are more pressing issues in this country..that is the damn point.

 

Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but it might be helpful for you to try and education yourself more on the matters of civil rights and homosexuality.  There are tons of articles and books on both subjects.  Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.  However, most opinions that are not based in facts and/or credible information come off merely as baseless opinion.  If you are an African American, you undoubtedly know that we all need  to continue to work on the issue of prejudice here and this is definitely a civil rights issue.  However, if you are not a homosexual individual, or friend/family member of a homosexual individual, you may never know the extreme prejudice that they have also experienced and continue to experience.  Civil rights are defined as: The rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.  Thus, I think AMERICA has it right that this is, in fact, a civil rights issue.  Just because you don't agree with it and/or understand it, does not mean that the issue is meritless.  The disparagement and/or prejudice of African Americans or homosexuals is neither more or less important than the other.  They are equally important and deserving of attention.  

Well I certainly hope that you are not procreating, we don't need any more of your kind around for sure. No one chooses to be gay, just like no one chooses to be straight, we were born this way. I am 50 years old, and have been beaten, locked up, ridiculed, embarrassed and put down in my life because I am gay. I certainly didn't choose that. But there comes a time when you can't take anymore, so either you give up, or you fight back. I'm fighting!

Racism is still an very real issue today. But civil rights issue is as well.

I am a straight heterosexual male but I am just going to let you know that being gay is not really a choice. Because I wouldn't be gay even if I wanted to be. I am not attracted by males or penises. It would not really work out. I am sure that gay males have the same feeling toward females, they are not attracted by women or vaginas. They probably think other people's vaginas are gross too. Everyone has their preference and they can't really change that. I can swear that you can't just be gay for a moment and go back to being straight and be okay with that, so how can you assume homosexuals could and they just choose to be gay?

moving on to the procreation issue: Yes, only male and female can procreate. You are absolutely right about that. But have you ever noticed how the planet Earth is way too overpopulated everywhere? Where would all the people go if everyone is straight, and procreating. Who would adopt all the orphans? Because straight people are always responsible for their children right? I think we need some gay people in the world to maintain order.

You mentioned that it's unnatural. Well I am sorry to break the news to you but being gay is quite natural among other mammals animal kingdoms. There are gay monkeys and gay dolphins as well. I would like to point out that, in fact, if an species of mammals only have straight ones, that would be rather unnatural and they would be freaks of all god's creation.

You know what? Yes I strongly believe being gay is a choice. This isn't something that was just made and poof i'm now gay. At some point in time it is common for men to think and get confused because there are stuff that women has that men likes too. It's called Identity Crisis and most men go through this nowadays because of these rampant culture of gays we have all over. Shameless, proud and fun. I too have gay friends and they are funny and i get to laugh most of the time when im with them. But I chose to get away from being gay because I want to be a MAN!

There are also stories of Gay who returned to becoming MAN and refused their other self saying they should be Gay. That's already a proof of it being a choice!

You are right... I guess it was a choice the moment I was born and I first could realize it that I love boys and Barbie dolls, despite my parents giving me boy toys...

I guess it was a choice of mine like children who are born the way they are. I guess it was not a choice for you to grow up and become a narrow minded person who went through Identity Crisis... Well said!!

What you have described here is being bisexual, not really the same as being gay. When a man is having identity crisis and curious about the same sex wouldn't make him repulse by the opposite sex and in such cases, the man would be referred as bisexual or bi-curious. In this case, it is the choice of the man to be with a man or with a woman because they are fine with either sex.

However I am talking about if a man or a woman is purely heterosexual or homosexual, then they really don't have much of a choice. I am never curious about gay sex or want to try it ever for a second because I am heterosexual, there isn't any curiosity and confusion here, I have never gone through the identity crisis because I am not bisexual. I have seen gay men who look very much like attractive women but in the end of the day gay sex is not something that turns me on and it wouldn't ever.

I would assume the same would go with homosexual males as well, and that doesn't always necessarily make them less of a man either. There are gay male individuals who act exactly like straight man, they don't love rainbows they just like any other man. That's perfectly normal and they are not shameless. Some gay men should be proud because they have faced rejection from society and others but stayed true to who they are and stood their ground and fought for their rights, they are not in for the fun, they are the way they are because that's who they are, that's their identity. 

There are stories of slaves fought back to become freeman in the past, and refuse to become slaves does that also prove that being slaves is a choice? No it doesn't. Social repression has caused many gay guys to live in the closet, marry opposite sex because the society tells them that's the norm but they aren't happy with these things. There are bisexual individuals that stops being gay because they are afraid of being gay and become social rejects. 

You have become a life-raft of reason in a seas of  ranting insanity. Thank you!

Thank you for your comments Li.  

Thank you, Li. You seem to get it. Why is this sooo hard for others to accept?

Yeah, it was like this. One day, when I was 13, I woke up and decided to like boys. Despite the fact that my friend always made cruel jokes about homosexuals and they laughed at them and hated them. I wanted to be a homosexual for I have been dreaming about being beaten up and spit on and called names and be rejected by my friends. 
Yeah, this was my choice...
YOU IDIOT! 

 

They do not complain when a Hetereosexual couple carries on.

Why do gay people find the commanding need to rub their views in the culture of others. Keep it to urself don't be pushing your beliefs on others!
Gays in intollerant!

As opposed to fundamentalist Christians who take the view that it is the governments job to codify one view of Christian morality into law? Or that because they find it "icky" they don't want to look at it? Grow up.

I find consistent amusement in people complaining about people have gays shoved in their face, yet they don't mind their own agenda being pushed into somebody else's.

Paul, what the heck does "rub their views in the culture of others" mean?  What does "Gays in intollerant!" mean?  It is hard to understand your comments when they are filled with misspellings and missuses of words.  I can only respond to what I can possibly assume is the question in your comment.  Having said that, I don't believe that gay people are pushing their "beliefs" on others, but rather, a better understanding of who they are and that they are people who are just as deserving of care, compassion and equal treatment under the law as any other citizen.  You might have a better understanding of this if and when you are treated poorly for being different than the majority.  Let us hope that this never happens to you.  If it has, you missed the boat on the understanding of the word tolerance.  If it has not yet happened to you, let us hope that if it ever does, you will develop a better understanding of what tolerance is as well as some level of empathy.  

gay people have all the rights to show their affection in public as much as straight people. come on people, open your minds. stop living in the dark ages. it's people like u that keeps progress from moving ahead.

     Why do straight people find the commanding need to rub their views in the culture of others. Keep it to yourself. Don't be pushing your beliefs on others!

Straight people are so intolerant.

Christians tend to do the same thing. Like door to door mormans and windshield phamplets.There's a church on almost every corner AND you think that "gays" push their beliefs on others? Shame on you. 

They display affection for the same reason we heterosezual people do - because they are human

This video made me cry, in a way that some people in this world can't accept homosexual because of their beliefs and religion. I am gay and I believe in God and thank him for everything he has done for me over the years, but I never read in any bible or from God himself that he doesn't like gay people. I know he created Adam and Eve but in this world God created human being to love one other no matter where you from or the color of you skin, or your gender. So many gay teens commit suicide all over the country because many people around the world cannot accept us as gay people? What did gay people do to this world that we felt rejected? If someone ask you to condemned someone in court let say a gay couple wants to get married or a person commits a crime such as murder, terrorist, or a rape? Think about this questions and ask yourself what did gay people do to affect your judgement, your beliefs and your religion? when I see some situation like this it made me sick how people treated us like these? When people found out I was gay some accepted me some made fun of you that I decided to kill myself, but you know what? I got through it. I accept myself as a gay person and I don't care what people think of me. I live day by day and accept who am I in this world and thank God for giving me a new life everyday. This is how God insist in me because I know wherever I go or whatever I do He is always there to guide and protect me no matter what happen. This message is to all the people in the world that doesn't accept gay people. No matter what you do or think of us we just people that wants to be happy and to be treated like others, to all gay people don't be afraid to accept who you are, because you know what your important person same as everyone else. God bless you all and guide you.

In France, we have the same TV-show : Cam-Crash (Channel France 4), and nobody said "The Bible and God hate Gay and Lesbian" ... the sequence (filmed in Paris) show us that all is OK, if all is with respect to other people (straight or gay couples) ...

So, just one word, the Bible "say" => God loves all people like He create all of us ...

So, God loves Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual AND all of us as his son and daughter.

Proud to live in Europe, Proud to love the song "Rise like a Phoenix" Conchita Wurst ... and Proud to live in France, I can kiss my husband if I want, if He wants me and not against a bad issue for us in this State.

It shouldn't matter who are what they do . As long as they love each other .Divorce is a sin too . But most people over look  that sin . And the bible say's they should not judge !

THANK YOU!!!!

This is so saddening to watch. It's upsetting. I'm fine with people having their own religious beliefs, but to me it's unacceptable for people to outrageously disrespect, bully, and taunt others. It's crazy to me that people can be rude and disgusting towards other people and when asked why they say "it's 'cause of God & my beliefs". I'm sorry, but I don't serve a God who wants us to respond in a negative way to ANYONE. I choose to believe in love, in harmony, in peace to ALL. But apparently others interpret the bible as teaching "peace to some & hate towards others".  I miss my family but I'm happy I left that state! Mississippi can keep their 'HOSPITALITY'.

Very well put!!! 

A thousand thumbs up for you! :)

This is so saddening to watch. It's upsetting. I'm fine with people having their own religious beliefs, but to me it's unacceptable for people to outrageously disrespect, bully, and taunt others. It's crazy to me that people can be rude and disgusting towards other people and when asked why they say "it's 'cause of God & my beliefs". I'm sorry, but I don't serve a God who wants us to respond in a negative way to ANYONE. I choose to believe in love, in harmony, in peace to ALL. But apparently others interpret the bible as teaching "peace to some & hate towards others".  I miss my family but I'm happy I left that state! Mississippi can keep their 'HOSPITALITY'.

I am from Jackson Mississippi and I know that it is unbelievable the hate and backward iews I see here in our state capitol. I was unfortunately not shocked by the behavior of some of the people shown in this video. I have seen first hand the backwards mentality of people in this state. We now also have a backwards law that discriminates against the GLBT community in business called SB2681! Something needs to be done to show we are not a backwards state full of hatred!

You're correct, Liz. One thing this video did was expose the Straight Stare of Hate here in Mississippi, usually accompanied by an open mouth, like duuuhhhhhh.... I'll probably get bashed at some point for this but I've started to stare back and am moving on to asking "what the fuck are you staring at?"

So many God loving, Bible defender, hypocrites.    FUCK those people.   IF they read and believed in the Bible, i would ask them, where does it say "feel free to judge" and "don't love thy neighbor"   They should shut the fuck UP and stop trying to "fit in" and start standing OUT!  

After all... THE GOLDEN RULE.   TRYUMPHS!   

So, Love the sinner, NOT the sin.  

There's no sin in loving anther person.  Don't judge somebody because the sin differently than you do.   

I don't believe in Public Displays of Affection by anyone: gay or straight.   Unless you are in an airport saying "hello" or "goodbye" or in your own yard or building, you should hold back on touching each other.   Why?   Because it is not good public decorum.

It does not surprise me at all that the groups at the big table agreed with "Tracy."   Taking a look at them, they are stuck in the 80's anyway.   You can't expect advanced citizenship from people who are backward.   The college boys demonstrated a more educated, and informed viewpoint...though I wasn't happy with the fact that he told "Tracy" that he was "holding back."   That wasn't appropriate either.

Being a Christian does not give anyone the right to interfere with someone who is law-abiding, and a tax-payer.   If they feel that poor manners are being displayed, then a comment might be warranted, but religion is not a reason to impose yourself on anyone.

And this is one reason why I will never live in my home state.  For God so loved some...  Glad I am atheist now, and won't mind pissing off the people I grew up with. 

For God so loved some....   Sadly, that comment made me chuckle.  What an entertaining and thought provoking response.  I enjoyed it.  

Gay's have their own restaurants EAT IN THEM and stop subjecting us and our children to your gross FREAK SHOW!

your a sick closed minded jerk!!!!!

Yet you managed to find this gay themed website and post your opinion?  Closeted much?
 

Excuse you but for thousands of years straights have also disgusted gays bi's etc with your actions just as well!!! It works both ways!! The only freak show we all see here is YOU! Posting your disgust and hatred!!!!

Kev, you would be doing mankind a huge favor by jumping off the nearest cliff.

There are gay owned and operated restaurants and straight people also work as well as eat.   It's people like you, who probably don't even attend Church or have a specific religion, but feel it's necessary to spew hate and ignorance.   NEWS FLASH, you're unimportant and your hatred is pointed back at yourself.   I'm sorry that your parents never raised you with morals and standards.  Perhaps a few more hugs a week?   Think before you speak.  If you can't say anything nice... ZIP IT!  

We work in, and own most of your restaurants, lol

Gay restaurants? Really? Are you suggesting segregation as it used to happen with African American and White segregated restaurants/bathrooms/etc. I am gay and I don't want to see straight or gay PDA. There is a time and place for everything. Maybe biggots should just get their own restaurants etc?

I find it Interesting that the two peoples reactions i completely agreed with were the college guys reaction and the first lady's reaction. The college guys because it was clearly honestly for them about the social inequality and they were clearly upset and showed empathy at the harassment of the gay couple. The woman although not supportive of gays i had to agree with her reaction to as she said the godliest thing to do would be to ignore it because it's not your place and to her defense she kind of has my same reaction when it comes to PDA in a resturaunt regardless of the pairing. Though I didn't find the actors displays of affection gratuetous enough for any illicit reactions but some people are more conservative in their views on what kind of behavior is appropriate in public places. which is their right to have their own opinion. But sadly i see this kind of thing happen a lot where i live in the south, it's very backwards that people will take it upon themselves to judge and harass others who aren't like them. 

It saddens me that there are still people in this world that think they have the right to judge others. They say they love the Bible and love Jesus! Well in the Bible it does say that Jesus spoke the words " Judge not lest ye be judged."  It is not our place in this world to judge others but to "Love thy neighbor"( also in the Bible).  It is exciting to know that the person you love most isn't afraid to show others that you belong to them and they love you enough to let the world know.  I was happy to see at least a few people were willing to speak up. Just so everyone knows I am not gay, I was raised Catholic,I believe in the Bible, Jesus, The Holy Mother Mary and God's judgment is the only one the matters in our lives, not the judgment of other humans here on earth.

The Way This Two Young College Men Students Defended This Gay Couple, Was The Best Part! Its Shows "HUMANE"...

Of all ads to show up when I was watching the video, it was Chick Fil A... Really? =_=

The negative people in the video that were all about "Being gay is wrong" are the entire reason why I hate religion. I don't have a problem with someone's religion, but some people take it too far and the ironic part is that the bible is misinterpreted so much. The first lady had a good view on it at least, she didn't agree with it but it wasn't her business. 

I can tell you there's noway possible I could have stayed quiet I was raised to love all and respect all faith,color,creed and or sexual orientation god says love one another ,if everyone was judge by the sin it's say in marriage there's no divorce the only exceptual divorce is Adultry and the Waite of that sin according to the bible is the wife is to be taken out and stoned ,I love god but I don't BELIVE in beating someone to death with the word of god it says plainly love one another simple and sweet

I was born and raised in Vicksburg and I will say not all of us are like that. I fully support equal rights love is love and the fact that the ones preaching about the Bible were the ones sitting there making a mockery of those men. Making fun and laughing out loud at them makes you lower than dirt. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but common courtesy should be practiced no matter what. I hate that they only showed two people stand up for them it makes the city as a whole look bigoted. :(

I'm from MS as well. It is great to see people like the woman who basically said I didn't affect her, the two straight guys, and you who do not spread hate. I am gay and where I was raised it was a lot like the video. Yes, you find the occasional person who treats everyone with respect and does not bring such a bad name to the Christian religion. But I was alienated from my entire family as soon as I turned 18 and told my family I was gay. Glad to see people like you out there. 

TV is TV. It's for entertainment purposes only. "What would you do" is a reality tv show. I know someone who was offered to be part of a reality tv show. And the things she would have to agree to in the contract was beyond ridiculous. She didn't end up signing. "Reality" TV is FAR from reality! I doubt that the homophobia in Vicksburg, MS is as bad as this tv show portrayed it to be. 

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