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Gay group stages ‘kiss-in’ at Ft. Worth Stockyards

Saturday, October 17, 2009

FORT WORTH — There was more shouting than kissing Saturday in the Stockyards as two opposing groups armed with bullhorns squared off on opposite sides of East Exchange Street.

About 40 members of Queer Liberaction said they needed to take a stand against intolerance by carrying out public displays of affection in what they considered an area not traditionally friendly toward gays.

The other group, mainly evangelical Christians and also numbering about 40, said homosexuality is a clear lifestyle choice, not a naturally occurring sexual orientation as many scientists believe. They beseeched Liberaction members to abandon their “kiss-in” and come to Jesus Christ as straight adults.

The gatherings broke up peacefully. Joe Remsik, 37, leader of Liberaction’s Fort Worth chapter, said the demonstration was to let the public know about fears within the city’s gay community.

Full story at the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

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2 more reader comments:

  1. Yes being gay is a choice for some but so is religion. It’s all about were,and how you grow up, I’m Catholic, by choice I grew up Baptist. That goes to so religion is a choice and that it doesn’t matter.

    Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 11:26am
  2. what are you talking about?! Homosexuality is no more a choice than heterosexuality! Do you really think if people could choose to be gay or straight, they would? I don't think so. I know I wouldn't, not with all the friggin bigots in this world

    Replied on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:17pm