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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Edited GRO Records In The Future
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 20:53:35 -0000
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Homosexuals often, not always, seem to have a strong attraction to Genealogy.
I suspect one major causal factor is that they often, not always, understand
that they will have no descendants and are the end of the line.
Ergo, their ANCESTORS become VERY important to them ---- and they search them
out with vigour, tenacity ---- and often, not always, with superior
More [Genealogical] Power To Them ---- If They Know Their Stuff....
"For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all
people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work
we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw His present help from us, we
shall be made a story and a byword through the world."
John Winthrop [1588-1649] A Model of Christian Charity , A Sermon
Delivered aboard Arbella, enroute to the New World; First Governor of
Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt --- Motto of the Royal Artillery
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D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor.
"Liz" <> wrote in message
| Roy Stockdill wrote:
| > In the words of Queen Victoria (I am not sure to what she was
| > referring, but you will get my drift): "I don't care what they do, so
| > long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses."
| It was Mrs Patrick Campbell, the actress, actually. Hardly something
| Victoria would have said.
| <snip completely off-topic rant not worth the arguing>
| > End of statement, end of argument, because I am not interested in
| > debating it further.
| Double standard. We have to hear your opinion but should not counter it
| with our own. V. cowardly.
| However this post does raise a point which is marginally on-topic, since
| it is about newsgroups.
| Now I understand that a journalist is normally fully informed not only
| of the house-style of any publication he works for but also of the
| perceived attitudes and prejudices of the readership. What the Daily
| Mail will lap up will not sit well in the Guardian. Or vice versa.
| But on a newsgroup it is exceedingly arrogant to assume that people
| drawn together by an interest in genealogy will also be of like mind on
| social and political issues. Which is why, of course, such matters are
| I am sure there are others here who happily nodded in agreement with
| what you said in this post. I accept that. But I am pretty sure there
| are others who found it as ignorant and offensive as I did.
| My point? Keep this kind of thing out of this newsgroup. Your posts
| about the word 'gay' followed by the one about a 'gay lobby' sound
| suspiciously to me as if you were setting out to provoke, in a very
| trollish manner. The connections to genealogy were very tenuous.
| And for God's sake remember how little you know about most of the
| subscribers here. Did it really not occur to you how hurtful you were
| being to any gay people who may well be among us ..... or their
| relatives or *real* friends?
| Liz (Greenwich UK)
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