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Thursday, 06/13/2013, 10:44 am

PRESS RELEASE: JOSH THOMSON RESPONDS TO CONTROVERSIAL HEADLINES


For Immediate Release:

June 13, 2013 – Yesterday top UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson used social media to poll fans with what turned out to be a controversial and thought provoking topic.

The subject of gay rights, including gay marriage, is sensitive for many people and Mr. Thomson fully supports equality for all human beings.

The statements made by Mr. Thomson were intended to provoke thought on some of the bigger issues that come up when people start to fight not only for equality but for more off-the-wall rights often frowned upon by society.

“I am not against gay rights or gay marriage in anyway,” stated Thomson. “My comments were completely taken out of context by some members of the media and I have since removed them out of respect for anyone who may have been offended. It was not my intention to offend or hurt anyone.”

With organizations fighting for legalized polygamy and the North American Man/Boy Love Association (http://NAMBLA.ORG) fighting for rights of their own, the line between equality and controversy becomes very thin. Mr. Thomson was merely giving extreme examples of very real movements in our country but he in no way meant to isolate the gay community in a negative manner.

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  1. KIDD433 says:

    This explains a lot.i thought this fruit cake had a lil sugar in his tank.What the hell is going on in the world?It’s like America is encouraging everyone to be fags.Its damn near illegal to say fag now.Guess what I’m old school.
    Anti Fags,Anti Fags,Anti Fags,Anti Fags!

    • joe says:

      you are a dick

    • Aaron in Texas says:

      You can’t encourage anyone to be homosexual. If it were possible to alter one’s sexual orientation through means of encouragement wouldn’t most gay people be straight by now from all the encouragement they’ve been receiving from their intolerant peers, colleagues, family, or church leaders to be straight? Saying the word “fag” has never been illegal and will never be illegal. It just makes you look homophobic.

  2. doc says:

    I noticed that the gay community often fights for fair treatment and equality. They fight for tolerance. But they are completely intolerant to anybody who does not agree with their life style.

    • Aaron in Texas says:

      Gay people are fighting for equal rights under the law, not tolerance. The public is free to be intolerant of whatever they want. There is no law saying that you can’t.

      Being gay is not a lifestyle. Having a lifestyle is based on choices you make. You can’t choose to be gay. Sexual orientation is hard wired.

      The American Medical Association
      The American Psychiatric Association
      The American Psychological Association
      The American Psychoanalytic Association
      The American Academy of Pediatrics

      and the National Association of Social Workers
      …have all stated that homosexuality should not be treated as a mental disorder and that they oppose attempts at reparative therapy or conversion therapy. They also state that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed.

  3. Dee says:

    Who cares. Stand up like a man stick by your words. This country is messed up. You have the right to believe what ever you want to believe. I don’t believe in gay marriage and hate what gays are doing to this country. I will not change my opinion for anyone.

  4. A good person says:

    I enjoy the feeling of moral superiority I get by being a good person and supporting any cause that doesn’t harm others.

    Equal rights for every person and an end to hypocrisy.

    Just remember guys, you may be homophobes now but your grand children are going to grow up in a world where Gay relationships and marriage is normal, and are going to look back on our generations intolerance of it with a sense of shame.

    Just like we do now on our own grand parents intolerance of race and mixed relationships/marriage.

    Move with the times or get left behind.

    • doc says:

      I agree. As long as you are doing no harm to others I have no problem. I don’t know if you read my comment earlier; but It was just an observation. I was listening to the news one day about Ch-Fil-E and that the owner was a Christian and he was opposed to gay marriage. That is his opinion and his belief. But the backlash from the gay community became violent in front of his restaurants. They were screaming for tolerance…and at the same time threatening his employees across the USA, and hated him for his views. He is not wrong for what he believes; just like they are not wrong for who they are. All he did was answer a question to a magazine reporter. They are the ones who resorted to violence and endangered his business and employees. Where is their tolerance? Yet people turned a blind eye to their hypocrisy. Why?

      That is not the only time though. I suppose it is human nature. I don’t know. But it seems now every time somebody is anti-gay even if they are tolerant, and accept the gay community they are still condemned by majority of people. Whatever.

      Be gay or not, I don’t care. I have never had a person get on my nerves for being gay. If you are an asshole then that’s it. Assholes come in all shapes, creeds, colors, and genders. If somebody is chinese does that make them a bad person? No. So why would being gay make anybody a bad person? ANyway… you catch my drift..

      • Tincat says:

        I do get your point Doc, there are extremist dicks in every ‘group’, but someones got to fight the good fight.

        Violent protest should generally only be used against violent suppression though.

  5. Jordon says:

    You have the right to believe what you want, that doesn’t mean homosexuals have to agree with it. I think you don’t understand the definition of equality. Gays want equal rights, the same rights we all share… they don’t want to suppress your right to free speech, they just disagree with what you’re saying. And it doesn’t have any bearing on our lives any way, so who cares? Even if you don’t agree with what they do, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be allowed to do it. That is what equality is all about. Disagreeing with one another, but not banning their personal choices. Plus, if they can marry, this issue goes away and you can get on with your life. If the president hated Chinese food, should he ban it because he personally doesn’t like it? It is really a silly debate.

  6. T Roy says:

    Being gay is wrong…and YES it has harmed and hurt people. The talk is equality, all I see is fags that want special treatment. They taken perversion to a new level. One day pedophiles will ask for equal rights/special treatment. One day men will marry and have children with there children and this will be equal rights. Yes like Good Person said “Move with the times or get left behind” perversion will be dominate among our society. First gay “special” rights then next thing brothers marring their sisters “special righs” It is so funny that when someone “comes out of the closet” they are treated as heros…I call it perversion.

    • Tincat says:

      Well T Roy, I know it’s your choice to believe that and live with those convictions, I just can’t help feeling sorry for you having to live like that, and I hope one day you find more love and less hate in life.

    • Thom1 says:

      man you’re living in the past. What someone does in their bedroom doesnt affect you at all so why do you care? I’m willing to bet there’s a lot of normal straight couples who have some fucked up fetishes and such, i couldnt care less. And really comparing pedo’s to homo’s? Generally speaking the biggest homophobes are actually pretty gay themselves. let people be dude, it doesnt affect you.

    • Aaron in Texas says:

      The American Medical Association
      The American Psychiatric Association
      The American Psychological Association
      The American Psychoanalytic Association
      The American Academy of Pediatrics
      and the National Association of Social Workers

      …have all stated that homosexuality should not be treated as a mental disorder and that they oppose attempts at reparative therapy or conversion therapy. They also state that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed.

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