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  •  Don't blame Collins, (10+ / 0-)

    blame the "ex-gay" movement that tells its adherents to get involved with straight women and you can turn yourself straight.

    In reading Collins' statement, that sounds like exactly what he was doing. It had nothing to do with his career (he could have gone the Manti Te'o route and made up a dead girlfriend), and more about what he thought was acceptable to society. Maybe there were family pressures involved -- we don't know for sure.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:55:50 PM PDT

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    •  We are all responsible for our own actions. (0+ / 0-)

      Eight years is a long time.  Few in this thread are willing to concede that there's someone besides Collins whose feelings deserve consideration.  Put yourself in her shoes. You think maybe after going with her for eight years, being engaged to her for a year, Collins could have done the decent thing and told her the score personally rather than let her find out with the rest of the world?  Cold, just cold.

      "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

      by Involuntary Exile on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:40:47 PM PDT

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      •  Now you're just making shit up. He DID tell her (10+ / 0-)

        personally. He did not let her find out with the rest of the world. She said in her interviews over the past couple of days that he called her before the article came out, they talked about it and he told her it was why he backed out of the marriage. In your zeal to heap blame on him, at least stick to the truth, please. You who are so big on people being honest.

        •  I was wrong. (3+ / 0-)
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          WB Reeves, caul, Joieau

          I had not read that she was told prior to the article coming out.  He did the decent thing to let her know in advance and prepare for the onslaught.  I was wrong.  My opinion of him, not that it matters, has improved.  

          "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

          by Involuntary Exile on Thu May 02, 2013 at 10:43:06 PM PDT

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