I know right?
I mean, two consenting adults having a relationship that doesn't do anything to my life, and they didn't allow ME and thousands of other strangers to vote on it?
What's next? Joint back accounts? A lease together?? BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS???
HOLY SHIT I JUST HEARD SOME GAY PEOPLE WANTED TO ADOPT
This is an outrage - our orphanages aren't full yet!
What's next? Are we seriously going to let them join THE ARMY? God, the nerve of those people, trying to fight and die for our nation, even though they're DIFFERENT from us. Can you believe it?
You tell 'em, God!
I see no difference between this and a child lacking the mental capacity and experience getting married to a 50-year-old.
The lacking mental (I think you meant capability?) IS the difference. Huge difference, in fact ...
I think that's what he's mocking - people who compare two adults of the same sex having a relationship to paedophilia.
Oh, damnit. It's hard to tell sometimes ... my bad.
To make an informed decision about a life-changing rite, that is.
soon they're going to be letting people marry lamps or refrigerators! because we all know an inanimate object is the same as a human being!
Dude BreakfastFan loved your comment... I thought he was gone.
Those gays. Always trying to have a happy life. What's wrong with them?
Are you okay?
Yuh, haha. I just now realized they were being sarcastic... Fail.
Gah, sorry I didn't catch it :S
I knowwww. It's like abortion. It's so annoying when dying ladies try to have abortions. I mean, who cares if she dies! That fetus that can't feel pain is alive! Gay marriage and abortions are so annoying. It's none of my business but I must put an end to this madness!!!!!
I totally agree! How dare they do things that affects us in no way?! They should be ashamed of their horrible lifestyles!
I'm pro-choice but come on. Even most pro-lifers believe in abortion if the mother would die so you're not making a very good argument if that's you're only example.
Do you mean women who will die if they don't have an abortion, or women who want to have an abortion because they are dying?
With your logic, its okay for me to murder someone you would never know... Seriously, the OP was okay, but the topic you bring up is completely different. Gays can't control who they love, but women sure as hell can decide if they want to have unprotected sex.
Can a woman control being raped, drugged, and unable to support a child about to be brought into the world? Nope, didn't think so.
It's actually 5% according to a recent study done by the American government. So that is quite a lot of women.
It's not that abortions are always wrong, but I agree, the mothers should consider other options if they wouldn't be hurt by giving birth or being pregnant.
Just so you know, the only truely effective "birth control" is abstinence. There's always a chance, no matter how small, that birth control will fail. It can, will, and has happened.
Abstinence: 99.99% Effective
I agree with the last two sentences of your comment.
OH MY GOSH SERIOUSLY. Those gay folk need to stop trying to be happy, its way too offensive.
Cool story. I posted the same thing earlier, with slightly different wording and it got a negative score and it was deleted for being offensive. So I dumbed it down and censored it and now it's homepaged. I'm slowly losing faith in this site.
What was the original wording?
It pisses the shit out of you when two gay people try to get married. Like what the fuck? Why are the trying to ruin other peoples lives like that?
Something like that. Can't remember it exactly.
I actually think this one is better. The "relationship won't affect you" satire is more apparent.
Have you heard of Poe's Law? That it's difficult to tell between radical beliefs, and someone making fun of radical beliefs/trolling.
this wording probably is better but it's just annoying that the other one was deleted for being offensive when both say the same thing.
Yes I know about Poe's Law. I've seen you mention it on one of my posts before. And on numerous other posts :)
Haha, sorry, I do tend to repeat things a lot, and I really liked Poe's Law.
But yeah, the original post "Why are they trying to ruin other's lives" wasn't quite as obvious - this one is probably just one degree more, if that makes sense.
This was my biggest DUHHHHH: http://www.amirite.net/578112
Yeah it's just sad that I had to dumb it down for people to understand the sarcasm.
More self promotion? But yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious sarcasm. Maybe even more than this post.
What's Poe's law?
Basically that someone who has a really radical view point, and someone satireing that radical view point and/or trolling are difficult to tell apart. And that if you do make a satire online, even if it's extremely obvious, there will always be a few people who think you're being serious and try to argue with you. And, if you do have a radical opinion, and you put it online, there will be a few people who think you're just trolling.
Damm, this shit is serious! But thanks
Edgar Allen Poe had to deal with trolls?
It sounds like the majority can't detect sarcasm.
(just a guess) the wording of that one and the "shit, fuck" probably made more people think you were being serious.
Kind of ironic, if you ask me.
NO, BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN! If gay people get married then straight couples will lose their ability to reproduce!
and next thing you know, it'll become law that only gay couples or rabbits in rollerskates can get married!! WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE WORLD?!?!?!
Oh, and then the children that they will adopt! They will be raised to be gay! THINK OF ALL OF THOSE POOR GAY CHILDREN!
So annoying! And when they try to adopt children and give them a loving home?! Inconceivable!
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I'm pretty sure I've used that word once, maybe two times on this site. And it's pretty obvious what it means.
I was quoting The Princess Bride.
Ahhhh I'm so sorry! I'm terrible with quotes and I'm super defensive about my vocabulary because around here, the biggest word most people use is NASCAR and make fun of any "fancy" words I use. x[
I know what you mean about the vocabulary. Where I live we have a surplus of three things; prairie grass, buffalo crap, and football players. If not for this site I'd go insane.
Lots of people on here quote that movie, so I assumed you'd get it. Sorry for the confusion.
Anyone else read 'inconceivable!' in this guy's voice? Boss in the Incredibles. I think that's who said it...
It's actually vicini from the princess bride that says "inconceivable!" But both the boss from the incredibles and vicini are played by the same actor
HEY DID ANYONE ELSE WANT SOME MORE EXTRA SHOTS OF SARCASM IN THEIR CUP OF AMIRITE
ME CAN I HAVE SOME
AYE PASS THAT OVER DOOD
You are so right! We can't have gay people marry people they're attracted to! What if African Americans saw this? They'd try and marry a white guy! We have to be fair.
NEXT BLACKS ARE GOING TO WANT TO GET MARRIED WITHOUT THEIR OWNER'S APPROVAL! What's next? A black president?
But OBAMA is black! HAHA BUUUUUURN
And that would be the WHOLE point
White guy? I thought you said they were marrying people they are ATTRACTED to.
I had to read this twice to get it :$
First I was like NO WAY how is this post rating plus? It's ok for----oh....it's sarcastic...haha. this is a really good post!
I literally read it four times before I understood it (twice to understand, and two more times to realize they were being sarcastic). I am ashamed
What's funny is that the majority of the "Yeah You Are!"'s are the people who understood the sarcasm, but then there are also probably a select few who are ACTUALLY against gay marriage and are just agreeing with the statement in the post. And to them I'd like to send a nice, resounding
That is all.
And, as an INB4 to anyone who tries to bring up religion, and how it should interfere with the law:
Right, I'm outta here.
I still don't understand what religion has to do with law...
Although many religions have marriage ceremonies, marriage is not a religious ceremony - it's a legal contract, which is why in a Christian country, non-Christians can get married.
And, if it were a religious thing, then it would have no business being an exclusive legal thing - the same way that a Bar Mitzvah is an important religious ceremony for young Jewish boys into adulthood, but it doesn't grant 13-year-old Jewish boys legal rights than other 13-year-olds don't have.
Exactly! Which is why this no same-sex marriage thing makes NO sense to me. But I am in Canada, so... Go us, we're understanding!
That alien did obviously not understand the Bible. I don't think that gay marriage is any of my business, that's not what I'm saying, but that picture is seriously one of the most ignorant thing I've ever seen ... christianity is about how we all are loved even if we are sinners, and you compare it with Nazism and KKK? I'm not offended, I'm worried.
The majority of Christians aren't like that, I know, and it has become a thing to compare the radical ones to the KKK, but it's basically saying that if someone holds a bigoted belief, the fact that they hold it because of religion should not be an excuse, than if they held that bigoted belief because they were in a radical political party.
Thank you for that explanation! Phew. :) One thing I've been wondering for a while, when people say radical believer they're always talking about people who go beyond what the Bible says, or even people who do the opposite of what the Bible says, in the name of "Christianity". I thought radical believer meant someone who takes the Bible seriously? (English is not my primary language though, so I'm not sure)
Yeah, that would be the definition I used to use - that a radical believer would be like a nun or a priest who devoted their whole life to Christianity, or a rabbi who devoted their whole life to Judaism, but now unfortunately it seems to mean douchenozzles like the Westboro Baptist Church :(
Which sucks, because most holy people (nuns, monks, etc.) that I've met are lovely.
I totally agree! I mean, it's not like gays are people too! What's next, women suffrage?
you know what follows women's suffrage? black rights! god no! dont let it happen!!!
Then they will be able to sit in the front of the bus. The horrors!
and drink from the same water fountains, think of the germs.
And go to our schools..HELL NO!
I thought this was for real. Then I read it again and got it. ....Hahaha.
Ya know, I really don't care I you are gay or straight, you're getting into heaven if you're a good person.
Get another POTD immediately. JimiHendrix now has six.
LOLWAT It just got HomePaged :D
The system works!
You're the one spying on his teachers in the ventilation system.
"Uploaded by Bean_Delphiki on Monday May 23rd 2011 02:41."
It bother the kcuf outta me.
I didn't wanna say fuck, because then I think of two gay people having sex that will in no way affect me and EW I'M SCARRED
Ya know, I love posts like these. You can weed out all the little 12 year olds by looking at the users who don't understand the post and clicked no way.
anyone who thinks people are born gay is an uneducated idiot who just think that because they want to believe to make it an excuse to legalize gay marriage.
If you want to troll without people knowing you're trolling, try a name other than "buttsex"
but i'm not trying to troll. it is the truth people like you wish to refuse.
See the name change helps. I already take you more seriously.
This post and all the comments make me gain back a little faith in humanity. I love the people on this site.
I like that today's POTD gives trolls the chance to sincerely vent aboot gay marriage under the guise of sarcasm.
(Chauncy Pickles): "aboot"
Chauncy Pickles must be Canadian...or maybe he made a typo.
Because it is completely impossible for me to have intentionally said "aboot" without being Canadian.
(Chauncy Pickles): That would be correct.
More like "wood" and "bee" and "core" and "rectum".
Where were you going with this?
(Chauncy Pickles): I was going in the direction of sarcasm.
I think you missed the exit.
(Chauncy Pickles): Touché.
Man you are so right, it is almost as bad as when they try to adopt an orphaned, thrid- world child who is in desperate need of a loving family.
Actually, as much as i know that third world babies need help, so do the orphans in your hometown, its shocking I know.
oh yea, i sure am flabberghasted.
Let's all make sarcastic comments with many exclamation points!!!!1!
I'm getting high off of the sarcasm in the air.
at first i was like NO WAY. HOW DID SO MANY PEOPLE RATE THIS AS YEAH YOU ARE? then i realized it was sarcasm ...
Speaking out of sarcasm makes this post A-OKAY!
Believe me, I agree with this post. But the thing that bothers me, is everyone saying "WOW THIS WILL NOT EFFECT ME AT ALL, HOW DARE THEY", when it really does effect you... And even If it doesn't effect you, are you not allowed to care about it? Just because the majority of the people on this website won't be effected by the genocide in Africa, doesn't mean we can't have an opinion on it, and think its wrong. I mean if you think about it- "Wow, how dare they kill all those people in darfur for absolutely no reason, it just makes me sick." hard to take that srarcastically isn't it?
man I hope you're a troll
Genocide hurts people. Gay marriage helps people. Being opposed to genocide and trying to stop it helps people. Being opposed to gay marriage and trying to stop it hurts people. Understand? It's wrong to be against something that "effects" no one in a negative way. My gay marriage won't change the sanctity of your straight marriage.
That's my dose of over enthusiastic sarcasm recieved for the day
yeah, that can be a bitch.
If your views are stupid then yes. They deserve to be mocked.
It's stupid. You can believe that homosexuality is a sin all you want but denying them equal rights based on that makes you a horrible person. And that kind of thinking needs to be mocked. It needs to be mocked incessantly until it has been removed from our society completely. Because it is stupid.
The thing I don't understand about people who are anti-gay is that if they're only argument is that it's part of their religion that doesn't give them a right to impose that as part of the government.
I mean if the country's majority was Jews would it be right for them to make a law making pork illegal?
Define "gay lifestyle."
Oh wait, you did respond.
Lifestyle means the way a person lives, not who they sleep with. I am gay, but I can assure you my lifestyle does not fit into any mold.
What are we supposed to mock, then? Facts? Being unable to mock things would be boring. :P
Just a point - this isn't actually mocking anti-homosexual PEOPLE, it's mocking anti-homosexual ARGUMENTS, which is different - it's satireing the arguments used against homosexuality, not the actual people holding them.
Everybody's open to be mocked always for anything. I suppose enough is enough sometimes though. :P
Ok, I'm not involving myself in this discussion again, but can everyone on this site stop being downvote fags and downvoting comments that are making legit points or things to argue/discuss. If someone's doing a troll or is just being an idiot, then downvote them, but I'm sick of seeing a comment that is saying something legit having negative 50 or something.
Like, believe me, I would look forward to a future where heterosexist was seen as just as awful and foolish as any other type of discrimination, but at the same time, I really like this site, and I don't want to see Amirite turn into a "hive mind" where any bee who goes against the grain gets abused and kicked out.
Holding views that will many people try to use to keep people from marrying the person that they love and being happy even though it doesn't even affect them or undermine their marriage? And YOU want to talk about fair?
Thoughts are what lead people to the decisions they make when things like gay marriage are up for vote.
When the thoughts belittle the relationship of two consenting adults it deserves to be mocked.
Also, you never defined gay lifestyle for me.
This is the internet. People will mock you. Get over it. Just because you would vote pro-gay doesn't mean everyone else will. Your views belittle my relationship, I'm sorry if I'm not okay with that. You wouldn't be okay with it either. Don't you think all these gay people are more hurt from your views than the people we mock? Last I checked, it's more rude to belittle committed relationships than to belittle opinions.
I give a shit. You don't seem to understand the whole belittling my relationship part. That's what I have a problem with. And this post is about people who would try to take away the right for gays to marry, so I don't see why you're so butt hurt if you're not one of those people.
I have to say, I REALLY don't see your point. You have a problem with gay marriage, but you believe gay marriage should be legal and that people should be allowed to marry someone of the same gender. So it seems your only problem is that YOU wouldn't want to marry someone of the same gender, and no one is forcing you to do that.
Satire often allows those of strong views to realize the flaws in their arguments.
feel free to mock the flaws in Pro-gay sentiments, i wouldn't complain, although i'm sure others would. Any flaw in any argument, no matter it's point, should be identified and rectified, satire is just one of the more tactful ways of identifying them.
But I see gay people being mocked.
You just beat me and polarthebear. congrats
I'd like to beat you and polarthebear
(U mad guy?): No he's jelly.
I didn't pick up on the sarcasm at all until I read the comments.
That's about as insane as someone wanting to get a sex change and requesting they be identified as the other gender from then on, even on their birth certificate! WHO DOES THESE THINGS?!
It's like you were so determined to post that, you just ignored every single comment before you.
when i opened up this page to comment, the ad was about same-sex marriage rights
coincidence? I think not
This site shows advertisements based on key words on the webpage.
not the point
wait a second....are you being sarcastic??
OP sucks at sarcasm.
sure they can get civil marriages but the reason they cant get married in the church is cuz marriage is for the purpose of reproducing and gays cant do that. but they can totally adopt and marry :)
(-A): You're dumb. Churches think gay marriage is wrong because of the bible. If it was because of the whole reproduction thing infertile couples wouldn't be allowed to get married.
go get educated because your the dumb one, dumbass
(-A): Did you get that A- for poor grammar, or for being dumb?
No, they're not even smart enough or grammatically inclined to get an A minus. They got a negative A.
So does grading order go A, B, C, D, F, -A, -B, -C, -D, -F now?
Either that or A, B, C, D, F, -F, -D, -C, -B, -A.
no i'm referring to -A from pretty little liars, you guys clearly know nothing about pop culture
nd honestly if you guys tried to insult someone like this in the real world u would get laughed at, honestly you aren't even proving anything like wooooow my name says negative a that must mean im getting bad in school wow let me just hide under a rock, im so insulted
(-A): You remind me of my little brother. You have a small point to make, but it takes forever to make it.
"You suck at insulting and did not understand my anon name from Pretty Little Liars. Also, I have poor grammar." I just said basically everything you said in fewer words.
(-A): Sorry I didn't familiarize myself with "Pretty Little Liars". I'm sorry I'm not like you, all mighty lord of Pop Culture references, and actually have a sense of humor. And we, or at least I, believe you're getting bad grades in school and/or are a very bad troll due to your brief explanation on why gays can not get married.
HEY MAN, THE BIBLE CLEARLY STATES THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN, A FUCKING SIN. IF TWO GAY PEOPLE WERE EVER TO LEGITEMATELY GET MARRIED A GIANT EARTHQUAKE WOULD ENSUE, THE POWER OF WHICH WOULD WIPE OUT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AND ALL THE GAYS AND THEIR FAGGOT-LOVING FUCKS THEY CALL FRIENDS WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY TO HELL. PRAISE JESUS! PRAISE THE LORD! HALLELUJAH MOTHERFUCKERS
Fred, stop being so silly. You're just a fictional character from a book series. You can't comprehend a world without magic, so just take a nap and forget that this ever happened.
I'm disappointed in you, son.
Ahahaha nice. It's too bad other people didn't recognize that you were being facetious. Made me laugh, at least.
I'm going to pretend this is one big joke since you and George are the world's biggest pranksters. If you're not joking, I would just like to remind you that you are DEAD, so the fact that you're even commenting is rather disturbing. I hadn't pegged you as they kind of guy to come back as a ghost.
And to the real person behind this post: Tolerance. You need it.
@1249348 (ArthurWeasley): @1249816 (Anonymous): Chill out this was all sarcastic
...it is that same kind of apathy that allowed this to happen. It's time for gays to fight for their equality, just as African Americans did so many years ago. The world isn't going to change itself, so forgive me if I continue to push for my rights and leave the "thankfulness" to those who already have them.
I mean this with the most respect possible, but that answer is a pile of horse shit.
I understand that it can be easily misconstrued that I'm just hating on you because you said you didn't completely agree with homosexuality, but that isn't the case. Just as tolerating homosexuality can be seen as being "pro-gay", the same can be said of the opposite. The main reason homosexuals wish to be married is not to "destroy the sanctity of marriage", as so many conservative Christians like to believe, but because of the simple issue of equality. Why do hate crimes occur? Because we're seen as disgusting; as something less than a person. It boils down, again, to equality.
Not "supporting" gay rights is not such a very long leap from hate crime. You want me to be thankful for living in such an accepting society? Tell me that after YOU'VE been hospitalized after having the tar kicked out of you in a back alley. It certainly wasn't you who did that to me, but....
I disagree with what you are saying. Therefore, you are impacting my life, and that is just not okay. Thus, it is my sad duty to inform you that I must deny your request for basic rights.
Have a nice day.
Oh, you magnificent bastard.
So, you're saying they should be thankful?
They should be thankful that they're antagonized, shunned, insulted by a large portion of society? Oh, wait. No, you're saying they should be thankful that they're not antagonized as badly as they might be in other countries. That's like punching someone in the face and saying 'Oh, you should be thankful I didn't break your nose. That guy over there would have.'
My point is, they shouldn't /have/ to be thankful. They shouldn't feel immense gratitude to a society for not hating them as much as they might in other places, because there shouldn't be any reason for them to be hated in the first place.
Who's life would be affected by allowing gays to marry (other than the homosexuals of course)?
Well, highly conservative Christians would know that they had failed in their noble quest to force the world's population, kicking and screaming, through the pearly gates. Because making it legal for gay folk to sin so would surely cause God to shake his head in dismay.
parts of USA don't allow Gay marriage still. Also by supporting the right to choose to be homosexual or not, you are being pro-gay, even if you disprove of them .
Well I'm completely straight but I openly support Gay rights and have no disapproval for them. I'm not completely sure which states still ban Gay marriage, but I know some do.
Gay marriage has been legalized in five states: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I'm quite proud to live in one of those states :)
I hope you know that out of 50 states, there's only 5 or 6 that have legalized gay marriage. So no, America isn't that "accepting" of it, when you look at it from the legal standpoint.
But you said, "Gay people need to be thankful that they live in such an accepting society as America and Great Britain. One that even ALLOWS them to be together as partners at all, and doesn't persecute them."
It's not that accepting if only 10% of states recognizes gay marriage as legal. I'm talking about that, not if they're in a partnership without being married.
Nah, you can't expect gays to be thankful to be living in America when there are other countries much more accepting legally, and socially. Britain, maybe, but certainly not America.
I love how you upped your own comment just to get your score at neutral.
Gotta love beta amirite.
Then explain to us Kesha why you NW'ed it.
She is living her life in a perpetual state of opposite day, as can be seen from the "sober" bit of her username.
I feel the exact opposite. If they don't affect your life in any way, then you should let them get married. Love is blind.
(<3 JBieber): I think your sarcasm detector is broken.
(<3 JBieber): Oh Justin, you're just to young for this! I'll tell you when you're older. btw make sure you brush your teeth tonight, before bedtime, at eight o'clock, that is.
I LOVE JBieber, I'm not JBieber. I'm 17 and don't have a bed time, than you very much.
(<3 JBieber): But you do brush your teeth, amirite?
(<3 JBieber): you're 17 and you love justin bieber? HAHAHAHA. im so sorry.
Let me guess, you're one of the people who think gays shouldn't marry rollmyeyes
(<3 JBieber): okay, based off you're name, and your inability to detect sarcasm, I'm going to go ahead and take a wild guess and say...you are no where NEAR 17. Thanks for trying though :)
(<3 JBieber): hahahaha where did you come up with that? i am strongly PRO gay marriage. i am just strongly ANTI bieber.
(<3 JBieber): Of course not! It's sooooooooo annoying. Seriously, who wants people to be happy? I say we just go back to a 40 year-old man marrying a 13-year-old girl. Much easier, and much less happy people.
That's not very fair for the 13-year-old girl though.. :/
Overall, I just think marriages should be between two consenting people. As long as they're the same race of course.<3
(<3 JBieber): I've been sitting here for a few minutes trying to decide whether you're PURPOSELY being this dumb, or if you're just downright stupid. After the comment about couples having to be the same race in order to get married, I'm going to go with "purposely dumb", no?
No one can understand how to use a computer and yet be that stupid.
And yet twelve year olds manage to post "pretty" pictures of themselves in slutty outfits on a daily basis.
And that, my friend, is called a troll.
The same race? What happened to "love is blind"? Now I'm convinced you're a troll.
Or her sarcasm detector started working again- I can't tell for sure though...
(<3 JBieber): Troll!
You're an idiot ha :)
(<3 JBieber): DA GAYS SHUDLNT MARRY. ITS AGAINST DA BIBBLE.
The "Bibble"? please, do explain to me what a "Bibble" is, and why you find it so hard to spell "The".
still wondering what a "Bibble" is
(<3 JBieber): Let me guess, you're one of those people who are stupid. It's going to be okay, just take deep breaths and it will pass.
Pfft who am I kidding? This is about as incurable as Bieber Fever.
(<3 JBieber): Can't tell if trolling or just very stupid.