Then answer me why there's A.net gathering in Chicago, A.net gathering in Frankfurt...etc?
What's the difference?
The difference is simple. If there is a meeting in Chicago, Frankfurt, Crapchester, Bugaha ect, they are just a location. NOBODY is saying anyone from Chicago can't fly to Bugaha to meet up. Nobody is saying in Chicago, only gays meet up for an A.net meeting. That is pretty clear.
If someone had posted a thread identical to this entitled "How about a Christian A.Net gathering?", and I proceeded into that thread, with the safe assumption that nothing in it would interest me, and posted about how we're all decent people of various faiths and beliefs and why do you people have to have a special 'Christian' gathering? ...that post would be rightfully deleted as 'flamebait'. Yet because it's a 'gay' meeting, one is allowed to come in and 'make a point'?
What are you talking about? I would have the same reaction to an all "Christian" meeting, or all 23 and older ect, and I would not delete such a thread.
A group of GAY Airliners.Net members have TWO things in common, don't they, and by your attitudes, one of those things would be inappropriate for the first group. And in any case, KROC, where in the original post did it say "ONLY gay A.net members, straight people not allowed"? I think you're desperately grabbing at something to be offended by , in true "us versus them" ignorance.
2 things in common...I can buy that. I understand that. At the same time, all I am saying is that as a striaght person, I hear allot about gay rights, and fair treatment and all that. And by all means, that is how is should be, and all I am SAYING, is why, single yourselves out to just have a gay meeting, if we should all be tolerant of each other? I love looking at planes as much as the next guy...gay, straight, black, Arabian, ect. And I am not grabbing anything, because I am not offended by anything here, just trying to make a point. And "us vs. them", that might be you trying to make that distinction.
Answer the question, Turbine and KROC....if the thread was about a "Christian" A.Net gathering, would you have made the same comments?
Well, as I read your post in the parts i highlighted to respond too, I already answered this question before even reading it.