Same sex couples on Dancing With The Stars?

I have heard that there will be a new twist next season and there will be at least one same sex couple on Dancing With The Stars. Probably two women but it could also be two men if not two separate couples. What do you think of this?

[quote="Abyssinia, post:1, topic:220913"]
I have heard that there will be a new twist next season and there will be at least one same sex couple on Dancing With The Stars. Probably two women but it could also be two men if not two separate couples. What do you think of this?

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Sounds unlikely, but in that situation I would simply watch something else. Also, I would let the sponsors know why I'm boycotting the show.

This is revolting news! But, maybe we should encourage it, and when God causes the same sex couples to lose (you can't track spiritual vote-tampering), everyone will know why and stop dancing with people of the same gender.

I'm new to the forum and the religion, but what do you think? Does this idea have legs?

Oh please. Who cares? How do you people even get through the day without having a stroke with all this moral outrage?

[quote="Thoughtfulone, post:4, topic:220913"]
Oh please. Who cares? How do you people even get through the day without having a stroke with all this moral outrage?

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God cares. I care. God cared enough to sacrifice His Son because enough don't care. Ignoring all deviant behavior has brought our country to an all-time moral low. It's time we did show some moral outrage.

I'm fine with it. THey are dancing, not making love. LOL

If they do this... it's just to reach a further audiance.

As a former dancer, I can say this makes ZERO sense. Each dance style tells a story. They are specifically for a male partner, and a female partner. Although I don't take issue with 2 women on stage... It just looks lame to be "partnered"... Trying too hard. And since the dance community if often full of gay men, I can tell you they aren't running around upset they can't be partnered with each other. Probably 'cause they don't want to have to LIFT a man's body, I don't know. I think it's hard enough to catch a body that weighs 102 lbs, while looking graceful... who wants another 40. But I find they love the dance. And ALL that it is. Not for what they dream it to be....

So, will it be 2 women dressed as women? Or one dressed as a man. (ok, in Shakespearan times, I guess this would make sense.)

I think it would be foolish to assume that a couple that lost out on this did so as a message from God. And it trivializes God's messages to me.... see they lost... must be God... What about the other losing couples... What's their story? God doesn't like her outfits, or the programs she's in... OH WAIT, the very first winner on Dancing with the Stars was an ok dancer at best, and a PLAYBOY Playmate of the month... God must like bad dancers that promote pornography... See how that "logic" fails...

ETA: Actully, I'm sure God, more than likes... he LOVES all of us. Regardless of what we do... but doesn't like/love all of our actions...

[quote="Abyssinia, post:1, topic:220913"]
I have heard that there will be a new twist next season and there will be at least one same sex couple on Dancing With The Stars. Probably two women but it could also be two men if not two separate couples. What do you think of this?

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From a personal standpoint I see no problem with it. ;)

HOWEVER I see it as just a rumor for two reasons.

1) It's an ABC show AND a family ABC show. Remember how ABC reacted to Adam Lambert on the AMAs because the AMAs was kinda billed as a family show?

2) It might not be 100% fair all the time. If they had two women it probably would. But if they had two men, the two men might be able to do certain moves better if they required more strength. Now I'm not saying that in a sexist way, I'm just saying that in most cases two men on a team would be an advantage over a man and a women. Not always though.

[quote="Adam1986, post:8, topic:220913"]
From a personal standpoint I see no problem with it. ;)

HOWEVER I see it as just a rumor for two reasons.

1) It's an ABC show AND a family ABC show. Remember how ABC reacted to Adam Lambert on the AMAs because the AMAs was kinda billed as a family show?

2) It might not be 100% fair all the time. If they had two women it probably would. But if they had two men, the two men might be able to do certain moves better if they required more strength. Now I'm not saying that in a sexist way, I'm just saying that in most cases two men on a team would be an advantage over a man and a women. Not always though.

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Depends on how good the "non dancer" is. A lot of women can "fake it", because they've had a dance class here and there, and they tend to be more flexible.

I'd just LOVE to see the pro dancer drag his male partner through the splits... Also, since lots of the dances don't allow for both feet to leave the floor assisted... strength won't make a huge impact here... SKILL, speed, grace and flexability however, would...

[quote="faithfully, post:7, topic:220913"]
I think it would be foolish to assume that a couple that lost out on this did so as a message from God. And it trivializes God's messages to me.... see they lost... must be God... What about the other losing couples... What's their story? God doesn't like her outfits, or the programs she's in... OH WAIT, the very first winner on Dancing with the Stars was an ok dancer at best, and a PLAYBOY Playmate of the month... God must like bad dancers that promote pornography... See how that "logic" fails...

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Thanks for the guidance, Faithfully. That's a really good point! I hadn't looked at it like that. So, just to clarify, what you are saying is that if there are verily apparant contradictions to logic, we should definitely go with common sense over blind faith? Is that what you are saying?

[quote="sharmin, post:6, topic:220913"]
I'm fine with it. They are dancing, not making love. LOL

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Dancing IS making love! As a former dancer I can confirm that sexual acts rarely reach the heights of sensuality boasted by a really good ol' dancing; though they often follow on from it, to a chorus of disappointment.

When I used to pair with Faithfully, the chemistry was overwhelming! but we never let it get to the next stage - and if we had, I would never tell anybody, that's for sure!

Why do you think God doesn't like two people of the same gender dancing together? I spent all of last night looking for hints in the Bible, but found nothing. I'm really keen to do the right thing and despise the whole revolting affair, but without any apparant directive from the scriptures, I find that my zeal is waning. Please, someone help!!

[quote="oisles, post:11, topic:220913"]
Why do you think God doesn't like two people of the same gender dancing together? I spent all of last night looking for hints in the Bible, but found nothing. I'm really keen to do the right thing and despise the whole revolting affair, but without any apparant directive from the scriptures, I find that my zeal is waning. Please, someone help!!

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I don't think God cares if two people of the same gender dance together.

[quote="sharmin, post:12, topic:220913"]
I don't think God cares if two people of the same gender dance together.

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At a family affair, two women dancing together is fairly normal. Two men -- never -- at least in my experience. However, on national television, this would be, in my opinion, deviant behavior. I feel that it would appear that either the sponsors or the show's producers are promoting the gay agenda. To me that's scandalous.

I don't know how much truth there is to the rumor, it has circulated every season since they had their first gay celebrity contestant a few years back.

Didn’t watch DWTS to begin with so there’s just another reason to not watch.

I don’t think God cares if two people of the same gender dance together.

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If I’m completely honest, inwardly, that’s what I was feeling too. I feel as though God doesn’t really plan to burn these graceful homosexuals in Hell for their poncing around together on national television - but at the same time, I can’t help feeling as though I’m sinning in my leniency.

It would be really helpful if you knew any passages from the Bible I could use to bolster this gut (wrenching) feeling of mine? I’ve scoured it for days now, but only found this from a jaunty song:

I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees
They wouldn’t dance, they wouldn’t follow me
I danced for the fishermen James and John
They came with me so the dance went on

And - while I know this isn’t exactly kosher - then I found this in the Qu-ran (Surah 51 Adh-Dhariyat):

By the winds that scatter broadcast;
and those that lift and bear away heavy weights;
and those that flow with ease and gentlesness;
verily that which ye are promised is true;
and verily judgement and justice must indeed come to pass.

See, now, Allah, seems to approve quite giddily to this specific broadcast; but I guess that doesn’t mean that God will, does it? I’d hate for the Muslims to beat us on political correctness. Surely we have something in that that permits us to permit homosexuals into televised dance competitions?

I could really use some guidance, please.

[quote="oisles, post:10, topic:220913"]
Thanks for the guidance, Faithfully. That's a really good point! I hadn't looked at it like that. So, just to clarify, what you are saying is that if there are verily apparant contradictions to logic, we should definitely go with common sense over blind faith? Is that what you are saying?

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I'm not sure what you mean. Blind faith in what? I don't consider my faith blind. In fact, I feel that common sense actually leads me right into my faith. My only point is, if you try to show that God is sending a message about a person's lifestyle and that's why they lost... well, then how come someone with a less than desireable lifestyle was able to win. I'm not one for these "messages from God" unless they are sanctioned by the Vatican. Like these people that think soldiers are allowed to die because it's a punishment from God about allowing homosexuals any rights in our country... and then they picket a funeral. Or someone that gets on television and says that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 are a message from God. I think the only message there is that God gives us free will, and some freely decide to act like wackos.

[quote="oisles, post:11, topic:220913"]
Dancing IS making love!...See, that's going over the top. Are two lLittle 8 year olds partnered in a Tango "making love" Gross... Not so...

When I used to pair with Faithfully Gonna clarify for everyone that you are NOT refering to me. Since that's my tag name here... , the chemistry was overwhelming! but we never let it get to the next stage - and if we had, I would never tell anybody, that's for sure!

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And it just occurs to me... if we're worried about male/male partners or f/f partners... does no one care about brother/sister pairs which I hear are pretty common...

[quote="oisles, post:16, topic:220913"]

I feel as though God doesn't really plan to burn these graceful homosexuals in Hell for their poncing around together on national television -

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It's a fallacy that all male dancers are homosexual. That is SOOOOOO not true. Yes, you will find them in many a dance studio. But you'd be crazy to think they are all homosexual, or even remotely identify with that.

[quote="Abyssinia, post:1, topic:220913"]
I have heard that there will be a new twist next season and there will be at least one same sex couple on Dancing With The Stars. Probably two women but it could also be two men if not two separate couples. What do you think of this?

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I think it is a revolting idea, however I wouldn't be surprised if they try it. After all the talk and controversy with Bristol Palin this time, I'm sure the producers are looking for some gimmick to top it next time. :p

[quote="faithfully, post:9, topic:220913"]
Depends on how good the "non dancer" is. A lot of women can "fake it", because they've had a dance class here and there, and they tend to be more flexible.

I'd just LOVE to see the pro dancer drag his male partner through the splits...** Also, since lots of the dances don't allow for both feet to leave the floor assisted... strength won't make a huge impact here... SKILL, speed, grace and flexability however, would..**.

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They are not judged by Professional Ballroom Dance or Olympic judges but rather by popular vote of the viewing audience. There is no penalty for breaking "the rules" or even dancing an unassigned dance.

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