Subject: Re: Quote - Unquote: Oct 18th
From: Scot Bear
QUOTE UNQUOTE ........... #50 - Oct. 18, 1995
by Rex Wockner
"Matt Dillon's underwear."
--Singer Boy George when asked by Us magazine:
"You believe in reincarnation. What do you want to come back as?"
"Does cybersex count as infidelity?"
--Asked on the Internet Usenet newsgroup alt.journalism.gay-press.
"My life has changed 100 percent since coming out. The stuff I'm wanting to do right now is with the gay and lesbian community. I'm really at an action point where there's so much I want to see change and that's my real focus."
--Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny & Cher, to Chicago's Outlines.
"It's eliminated a lot of unspoken tension. It's really a fantastic feeling; I highly recommend it to anybody in any situation, to live in truth."
--Singer k.d. lang to The New York Times on coming out.
"We will live to see the day that St. Patrick's Cathedral is a child-care center and the pope is no longer a disgrace to the skirt that he has on."
--Ms. Magazine Editor Gloria Steinem at a rally following a protest march against Pope John Paul II's visit to New York.
"They deserve the same rights as every other American."
--Possible presidential candidate Gen. Colin Powell when asked by Chicago's Outlines,
"In civilian society, do you favor rights for gays and lesbians in employment, hiring and public accommodations?"
"There are gays serving in the military now and serving well. We ask them to make an additional sacrifice beyond the other sacrifices that you have to make for military service, and that's to keep their sexual orientation a private matter to themselves. Because we think that it would be very detrimental to good order and discipline to have additional sexual orientations and genders within the confines of barracks life and ship-board life. The fact of the matter is we tell people who they're going to room with, we tell people who they're going to sleep with, and we have young people in the armed forces of the United States. And it was my judgment and the judgment of my colleagues and the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior commanders of the armed forces of the United States that we thought it would be prejudicial to the good of order and discipline to have open homosexual orientation announced within the armed forces. It is a controversial issue, but that was our best judgment."
--Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell to CNN.
"I've never had much sympathy with gay Christians. I always thought it's ... essentially a failure to recognize that the biggest single source of oppression to gays has always been the Christian church. All you need to do is go to an atheist country like France, or Sweden, where religion is virtually dead, to feel the tremendous release. Or a culture like Southeast Asia where the religion is Buddhist."
Famed gay author Edmund White to Atlanta's Etcetera magazine.
"I'm openly gay because I'm a Catholic. A very core moral that I was taught growing up as a Roman Catholic is the idea of truth and honesty. In my book I quote the Holy Father: Be not afraid. Of what should we not be afraid? We should not fear the truth about ourselves.
To me,Catholicism is about truth, and honesty before one's fellow man and before God. My feeling about the equality of gay people springs out of my Catholicism.
Homosexuality is not something that I chose. And if it is not something that I chose, it's something that God made me, and if God made me this way, I can't see that he would want me to be ashamed of it."
--Andrew Sullivan, editor of the influential journal The New Republic.
"In the world according to televangelist Pat Robertson, all women are meant to marry, bear children, obey their husbands and stay home. And lesbians are the devil's handmaidens, luring innocent women away from God's chosen path."
--Deb Price, whose gay-issues column runs in mainstream newspapers.
"If the lesbians, who don't have babies, if they can get their [heterosexual] sisters to be less than the fulfilled women they could be ... then of course they've brought them down to their level. ... There's such an incredible militancy on the part of lesbian women to get heterosexual women to abort their babies."
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