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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.

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  • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Tuesday June 14 2016, @04:22PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday June 14 2016, @04:22PM (#359975)

    Realistically speaking, no, homosexuality is not "normal." If it were it would be around 50% of the population, not 1-3%. Normal and abnormal are more statistical statements than moral ones,

    I disagree. It's normal for a population to have small number of individuals with different traits. "Abnormal" connotes that there's something wrong with being different. People over 6' tall are a small portion of the population too, but there's nothing wrong with being 6' tall, it's just not the majority. Having green eyes is also a small portion of the population (less than 10%, probably less than 5%), but again there's nothing wrong with it, so calling it an "aberration" is a disservice to those who have that trait. There's no shortage of traits that only a single-digit percentage of the population has, and most of them aren't a negative. Finally, from what I can tell, homosexuality is much more than just 1-3% of the population, if you include bisexuality or anyone who isn't a Kinsey 0, and actually is honest with themselves about it.

    As for orphan/abandoned children, you obviously haven't looked into what the adoption process in this country is like (assuming you're in the USA). It's pretty horrific, which is why many couples end up going to China, India, Romania, etc. to adopt children. It's also an extremely costly process, no matter where you get the child from. It's probably a lot easier with older kids in the foster system, but then you're going to deal with a kid with a lot of emotional problems. There's certainly nothing wrong with volunteering to help those kids, but it's obviously a serious challenge and not every prospective parent is up to that or capable of it. Kudos for wanting to help an existing child, but there's very good reasons why not everyone wants to take that road.

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