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Heterosexual Menace: Fox Reality Show To Promote “Traditional” Marriages

Jim Burroway

June 6th, 2009

Arranged marriages, that is:

Production has already been completed on the pilot, which centers on a woman who is in her late 30s and is eager to get hitched. A group of friends and family are presented with five eligible men, and the group slowly picks off the guys until one is left standing.

As each man is booted out, the bride-to-be gets her first look (“Dating Game” style) at who she won’t be marrying. By the end of the episode, she finally meets the guy she’s going to marry — and the ceremony is held. Each week focuses on another potential coupling.

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Keith
June 6th, 2009 | LINK

WTF!!!!

Two loving, consenting adults wanting to commit to one another, but happen to have “too much in common” are being told they can’t marry. While others can marry, by vote of committee, shortly after meeting. ?! WTF!

David C.
June 6th, 2009 | LINK

Oh, keep this up, Fox, you are really helping the image of “opposite marriage” with this show.

David C.
June 6th, 2009 | LINK

Did I forget to say “NOT”?

Matt
June 6th, 2009 | LINK

I thought they already had a series like this- The Bachelor. :P

For whatever reason, Fox reality programming tends to be geared towards bringing out the worst in people. Nanny 911, Wife Swap, etc. Watch- the couples involved will wind up getting divorced within 6 months. So the show really WILL represent “traditional” marriage these days!

Alan Hamby
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

Homosexuality is a sin, sin is death, and death is hell for eternity. Nothing any person alive today has to say or claim will change this fact. Attacking the messenger as a lot of you do here won’t change it just lose more souls to Hell’s fire.
International Standard Version (©2008)
In the same way, their males also abandoned their natural sexual function toward females and burned with lust toward one another. Males committed indecent acts with males, and received within themselves the appropriate penalty for their perversion.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the punishment they deserve for their perversion.
King James Bible
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
American King James Version
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
American Standard Version
and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
Bible in Basic English
And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.
English Revised Version
and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
Webster’s Bible Translation
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

Priya Lynn
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

Alan, your mother was a hamster, your father smells of elderberries, I fart in your general direction.

Now go before I taunt you a second time.

Jim Burroway
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

Pyra Lynn, I always love it when someone can quote so flawlessly from the classics.

Priya Lynn
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks Jim, that was a favourite of mine.

Richard W. Fitch
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

When I read something here and in other forums that is given without its context, I am frequently prompted to hunt for the original source. So, plugging “hamster” and “elderberry” into a Google search, I traced down the lines from “The Holy Grail”. I saw this once many years ago and had forgotten this timeless piece of wit from Monty Python. However, the quote – taken out of context – regarding the writing of Paul to the Romans is something I have studied and returned to many times since my days as a seminarian in the early 70’s. I would encourage Alan to review the passage (Rom. 2:18 – 3:20) in its entirety, with an open mind, and see if his perspective is changed by what the intent of the whole argument was in the presentation by Paul.

jim
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

I bet Alan eats shellfish and is selfish.

Regan DuCasse
June 7th, 2009 | LINK

Why do people like Alan act like you never heard his message, or that it hasn’t been around enough or forceful enough that you haven’t, or aren’t paying enough attention?

Why do people like Alan always say: “don’t shoot the messenger?”, when that’s precisely what they want to do with the messengers bearing the truth of their OWN LIVES as gay people?

Why don’t men like Alan get that regardless of how many times and how many ways he wants to say his message, it’s not that you’re not paying attention or don’t know it, it’s that it’s NOT RELEVANT to certain realities we live as unique and diverse human beings. It’s only relevant to how HE wants to live it and believe it FOR HIMSELF.

And further, why don’t people like Alan understand that he and his fellow believers that they not now, nor never will or should have any control over another human being’s life especially who didn’t ASK them to do it.

And that if they REALLY believed in God and the greatness of God, that there are some mysteries and things beyond what us mortals are to do, and he should just let the legacies of justice and equality speak for themselves and that he shouldn’t try to act like he’s here in lieu of God or at God’s suggestion.

And Alan, we’re not deaf, or blind or forgetful…we know who we are and ourselves better than you know us and we know that God knows us and our hearts better than you do too.
You are revealing how little you actually trust God.

We already KNOW your message. It is, after all, not new. You don’t know as much about gay people as gay people know about hetero folks.
Not smart. It causes more problems than solves them.

But hey, the beauty part is, you’re actually talking to people who’ve ALWAYS tried to REASONABLY get along with you at the most fundamentally important level. Perhaps it’s time you figured out exactly how.

Go in peace with that…dig?

Timothy (TRiG)
June 8th, 2009 | LINK

Alan: Stop.

Ben in Oakland
June 8th, 2009 | LINK

Alan: I know you probably aren’t interested, but…

2/3 of the 7 billion people in the world (thank you, irresponsible heterosexual reproduction) think your most holy book is just so much hooey. That 2/3 believe they have the Real Truth (TM), except that half of them don’t believe that, either.

and 1/2 of those who don’t think its hooey buy only small portions of it.

You’re outvoted.

Ben in Oakland
June 8th, 2009 | LINK

alan, i’m in a pissy mood this morning. too much good wine with good friends last night.

Here’s a link you should visit: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/search/label/This%20Week%20In%20Holy%20Crimes

It’s all about what you good (mostly) Christians are doing this week. After you have perused a few weeks of this stuff– something like 9 or 10 a week, week after week, for months and months, maybe you can find some passages in your book that are relevant.

Start with the ones beginning “Scribes. Pharisees. Hypocrites.” I would then suggest you move on to the ones where someone who ought to know tells other people who clearly don’t that it might be better to mind your own business and the welfare of your own soul instead of worrying about those of other people.

Alan Hamby
June 11th, 2009 | LINK

Priya Lynn, your comment is as lost as your soul. And you prove my point.

Jim. I’ve read the verses you refer to often over my 45+ years, studying the false claims of those who want to read into the word the OK to be gay, (and other sins) just as I’ve researched the error’s of those hoping they can hold on to Christ and reach the world by saying it’s ok, often based on the idea that this is a new age and that was an old one. All of that wont “fly” at the judgment. Remember the facts as stated .one faith, one hope, one baptism,…without them your lost. You want to add to and take away from to make homosexuals ok but don’t read the whole bible and take the word as the law that it is. Do you not note the clear examples that all relationsships from start to end are one male and one female in marriage. All others are condmened.

Regan DuCasse, your comment is as lost as your soul. And you prove my point.

Timothy (TRiG) I never said anything about shooting/attacking anyone, I find it hypocritical that you want to ignore the thousands of year’s that “Gay” has been condemned and only look at those standing up for the truth now as now being attackers since the new age it’s ok. Well, sadly for those who think so it’s not. Nothing new under the sun.

Ben in Oakland, sorry for your feeling that way but God commands those who believe in him to stand up for the truth and I’m just getting started. I will speak where the Bible Speaks and remain silent where the bible is silent. You will not silence me.

Ben in Oakland, not true, only one vote counts, God’s and his is final and has been for thousands of year’s, considering that the number was reversed substantially in the past, further, if you read the bible you can see this same pattern in man and the bible never get’s old or goes out of date. Consider this, the same claims those “homosexuals” and pro supporters has been used to support many crimes in the name of god and man. That includes the child molesters murderer’s, rapists…all can now use these claims to make there own feelings “law”.
I don’t need someone’s idea of Christianity or God, I have 13 versions of the bible on every computer I own and study it daily.

Can you say the same?

Timothy Kincaid
June 11th, 2009 | LINK

Alan

Do you not note the clear examples that all relationsships from start to end are one male and one female in marriage. All others are condmened.

Please provide three examples of Biblican heros whose relationsips consisted of one male and one female in marriage in the way that we understand marriage to be. If they all were this way, surely it won’t be difficult to come up with three Biblical heroes whose relationships we should emulate.

Emily K
June 11th, 2009 | LINK

I’d say Alan Hamby has already “won,” he’s come to this gay site and preached his “gospel.” I suggest that now that his points are “proven,” he need only leave us alone to “find” our “lost souls.” Any other reason to remain on this gay website would be a mystery to me, unless he wants to spend more time around gays and gay-supportive people.

cowboy
June 11th, 2009 | LINK

Mr. Hamby,

The number of Bibles on one’s computer correlates to what now?

It doesn’t make you better than anyone here. Someone needs to point you towards the dictionary and look up the word: sanctimonious. Really. Look it up. You fit the definition precisely…with any number of dictionaries I have on my computer.

Alan Hamby
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

FYI: I found this website looking for info on the subject for my study and posted a different opinion than the common user of the site. Beleave what you will but rest assured that in the judgement you will be called on to answer for your sin. That will include the point that the truth of God’s word was posted for you and you didnt go study it yourself to find out if mankind was wrong. Which mankind has shown a history of doing so for thousands of years.

Alan Hamby
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Timothy Kincaid
This info if available in your own bible and all over the net if you will just stop and look and I’m sure that if I did post it, which would be rather large going from old to new testament it would require a number of post’s. A helpful idea for you, start with Adam and Eve and read what is said about them. This also shows how mankind has modernized the concept of the “husband is head of house” into once she say’s “I DO” she belongs to me. That’s another example of how wrong things get when mankind decides to claim it’s ok to change the word of God.

Emily K
No, I have “won” nothing. There is nothing for me to win. I do feel I need to tell the truth and speak out against this idea that “sin” is ok because we want it to be. History is full of such false claims and also, in this case believers are commanded to speak out. For a long time we (Christians) have sat silent and let these false claims grow in fear for the very reaction we have read here today. I’m not here to win, I have nothing to win. God commands I speak his word and this is what I am doing. Read the New Testament and you would know this is truth, if one person read’s this and start’s to read a bible to find out the truth then God wins a soul. I win nothing.

cowboy
Study…in my case it is to study a lot and if you do so you will find out how and why some wrongly claim, as is done here that the verse’s quoted above don’t actually mean what they want it to say. If you read them in context the Bible condemns same sex relationships. It shows the effort to learn, much as anyone who wants to learn mechanics would study many types of work skills. So, how many bibles do you own and how often do you study them yourself to learn what they do and don’t say? Regarding the reference to “sanctimonious”.
making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.
I don’t fit the term since I am not doing this to satisfy any want or need to feel better about myself. And ironically the last line actually again proves my original point to attack me the messenger rather than the message. You have no idea of my life so you can’t justify the claim of any of this being hypocritical. I’m doing this for truth, love and as God has commanded of me. None of what I’ve said has been attack, anger, hate or untrue. Yet a number of the comments made from others has been. None of it put’s any glory or even “pat’s me on the back” for trying to point out the fact that homosexuality is sin and sin is death and that has been the case since the beginning. Just because as one other put it short time ago, so many now want to “tolerate: it doesn’t make it ok.

Jim Burroway
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Alan Hamby,

You have made your condescension known. You have done the bidding of your god who wrote your thirteen different books on your computers and have done your duty. You may go now. You are now free to “shake the dust from your feet,” as at least one of your thirteen different books are liable to put it. Your sanctimonious, self-righteous attitude is not welcome here.

Timothy Kincaid
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Alan provided one example for marriage: Adam and Eve.

According to the Genesis story, Eve was created by God from Adam’s flesh. She was, if you will, cloned and contained the same genetic code.

Adam and Eve lived outside the sanction of a sacrament or the recognition of a civil government. They were absent even the concept of vows of exclusivity – when there’s only one other human, how can one break such a vow.

And, of course, in the Genesis story Adam and Eve raised their children (that is, those who were neither murderer nor victim) to engage in incest with each other.

This is the model that Alan presented for us to emulate.

Have you ever noticed that so many who claim to “study” the Bible actually don’t mean “study” at all. What they mean is read it in English and look for confirmation of their own preconceptions and bias.

Priya Lynn
June 12th, 2009 | LINK

Alan Hamby you’re deluded. There is no god, when you die that’ll be it, there will be no heaven and no hell and there is no such thing as a soul. I understand that your fantasy that you’ll live eternally in joy while those you hate are tortured eternally gives you a cheap thrill, but that won’t change the reality that your life is finite and your hopeful threats are empty and of no concern to me.

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