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Old 03-21-2010, 03:13 PM  
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James Randi coming out of the closet.


Written by James Randi
Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:37


Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted.

I’m gay.

From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at least outwardly — totally hostile to any hint of that variation of life-style. At no time did I choose to adopt any protective coloration, though; my cultivation of an abundant beard was not at all a deception, but part of my costume as a conjuror.

Gradually, the general attitude that I’d perceived around me began to change, and presently I find that there has emerged a distinctly healthy acceptance of different social styles of living — except, of course, in cultures that live in constant and abject fear of divine retribution for infractions found in the various Holy Books… In another two decades, I’m confident that young people will find themselves in a vastly improved atmosphere of acceptance.

Before publishing this statement, I chose to privately notify a number of my closest friends and colleagues — none of whom, I’m sure, have been at all surprised at this “coming out.” I’m prepared to receive the inevitable barrage of jeers and insults from the “grubbies” out there who will jump to their keyboards in glee to notify others of their kind about this statement, which to them will be yet further proof of the perfidy of the rationalist mode of life that I have chosen. Those titters of joy will be unheard over the murmur of acceptance that I confidently expect from my friends.

This declaration of mine was prompted just last week by seeing an excellent film — starring Sean Penn — that told the story of politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow, are just a few of those who were in my thoughts as I pressed the key that placed this on Swift and before the whole world…

I should apologize for having used Swift as the venue to publish this note, an item that is hardly the focus of what we promote and publish here, but I chose the single most public asset I have to make this statement. It’s from here that I have attacked irrationality, stupidity, and irresponsibility, and it is my broadest platform. Here is where I have chosen to stand and fight.

And I think that I have already won this battle by simply publishing this statement.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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Written by James Randi
Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:37


...I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow,...
You were doing just fine right up until here, Mr. Randi.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:20 PM   #5
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The Amazing Randi kicks ass and has always done so. His sexuality should mean to me ....

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Old 03-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #6
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:48 PM   #10
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Who?
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I wonder if I wrote an article declaring my heterosexuality.. would it get any pub...?

You're gay? Ok, whatever. Who cares? **** whoever you want, as long as they're willing and of age.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:49 PM   #11
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James Randi (born August 7, 1928)[1] (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic[2][3] best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:53 PM   #12
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James Randi (born August 7, 1928)[1] (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic[2][3] best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience
I frankly don't give a flying **** what kind of stuff he shoves up his ass. I just thought it's interesting news to share. I have seen some of his work and it's amazing.

Here's the first reaction on James' gayness

Cute kid tries to wrap his brain around gay marriage.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #13
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:04 PM   #14
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His latest magic trick?

Watch as he makes a human penis disappear then reappear, repeatedly!
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #15
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Well, ok then...

His latest magic trick?

Watch as he makes a human penis disappear then reappear, repeatedly!
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Let me take a guess. He is using his rectum?
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