A warning!

Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:04 AM
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Mary-Beth
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A warning!

During our first trip to Europe, my husband and I spent time in a town called Sitges, just south of Barcelona, Spain. I would like to warn future vacationers that this is NOT a family destination. We could not understand why the there seemed to be so few women and why all the men were so friendly to each other until another American pointed out to us what sort of people they were. My husband felt so uncomfortable that we left immediately. I cannot imagine how we would have felt if our sons had been with us. We will not be returning to Spain.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:12 AM
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elvira
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I say we all make a pact and not get involved in this.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:29 AM
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elizabeth
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I second the motion.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:37 AM
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Mel
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I'm confused. I don't understand? Could somebody spell it out for me please???? <BR>
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:44 AM
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Mary Beth,how terrible for you to be exposed to gay people.I'll bet you were so disgusted.Some gay woman was here last week asking questions.I don't know how she had the nerve.One of the replies she got was obscene in my opinion. <BR>I think this forum has an excellent moral outlook and conservative user group.Thankyou for warning us away from debauchery.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 05:54 AM
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martha python
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elvira and elizabeth, you had a fine idea, and I'm clinging to the hope that most peopel will adopt it.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:06 AM
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I'm not sure that I understand the tone taken by Elvira, Elizabeth and Martha. I just wished to suggest that people with families would not want their children exposed to certain lifestyles which appear to be accepted as "normal" in certain parts of the world. I am not at all prejudiced against such people - I just believe that the majority of Americans would not want to spend their vacations feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:11 AM
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Tony Hughes
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You don't speak for ANY majority, anywhere.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:13 AM
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Jo
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Mary-Beth thank you for clarifying that. One question - why then have you decided not to return to Spain? I don't think you can blame a whole country for one town. The amount of people that travel to Australia (families and all) when Sydney must be the gay capital of the world cannot be wrong.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:17 AM
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AJ
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Right on, Elvira, Elizabeth, Martha, Tony, etc.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:19 AM
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Mary-Beth
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Jo - thank YOU for pointing out that those activities happen in Sydney. My husband and I have in any case decided that in future we will stick to the USA for our vacations. <BR> <BR>Tony - I suspect that you are not a churchgoing mother of impressionable teenage sons.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:22 AM
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elvira
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Where the heck is topper when you need him?
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:23 AM
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Peter
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I guess your choice of words was just bad and wrong. "Be advised" instead of "Warning!" would have been much better. When I saw your header, I was expecting a serious Warning (i.e. Ebola, terrorism, getting ripped off).
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:24 AM
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rita
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What a good idea for gay people to have their own towns.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:31 AM
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Tony Hughes
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Their own towns? Why dont we go the whole hog and give them their own island (make sure it's a long way from anywhere) put razor-wire around it (for security purposes only of course) and throw in some big guys with dobermans in case these freaks try to escape to Planet Normal! <BR> <BR>Mary-Beth, ensuring your children never come into contact with homosexuals is, in my opinion, a trifle naive. <BR> <BR>You are right, I am not a mother with teenagers, I am not gay, I am also not homophobic. <BR> <BR>regards
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:32 AM
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Mary Beth: "impressionable" teenage sons? <BR> <BR>So you think your sons can "catch" homosexuality from visiting Sitges? <BR> <BR>How odd.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:34 AM
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Jo
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I cannot believe I am reading all this. Such bigotry. There is nothing wrong with avoiding the environment if you personally don't want it, but the country? I honestly think that it is a serious phobia, and definitely un christian. A good friend of mine is gay. I do not want to see it or know about it. He is what he is, doesn't flaunt it, but doesn't hide it. He is still a human being. He still has feelings. To err is human, to forgive devine. <BR>
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:34 AM
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I'm sorry Martha, Elvira and Elizabeth, but I have to comment. I had a gay couple babysit me often when I was little. Does that make my parents bad parents? My best friends are lesbians. Are my husband and I bad parents for letting them be around our daughter? I think not. I think she will learn acceptance and tolerance. Also, Mary-Beth, there are plenty of gay people in the USA, you do know that, don't you?
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:35 AM
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Mary Beth, the fact that you are proposing a ban of ALL SPAIN travel based on your obviously homophobic attitude, makes me disregard anything that you would propose. I do respect your right to have an opinion about what you consider a suitable family destination, but what makes you think that you need to take on the crusade to -"warn vacationers"- about a preferred gay destination? <BR> <BR>It amazes me that on the brink of a new millenium, there are still these types of attitudes out there.
 
Old Aug 20th, 1999, 06:35 AM
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rita
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Tony I am afraid that big guys with dobermans may prove to be just a little exciting to our campy friends.
 

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