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[J.D. DIAMOND] Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:36:13 PM 
Absolutely Angelic Storm,absolutely.  I agree 100%.  I think if anything...Rob coming out of the closet has made Judas Priest more popular,but as you've said....
nobody really cares about Rob's personal lifestyle.   He is the Metal God and we are all proud of him the way he is. You gotta love that guy!!!!!!!!  Rob rulz!!!
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[metalmaz] Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:29:05 PM 

Er no. Elton John was pretty popular and he's gay (Allegedly)

If Priest wanted to be more popular they'd be like Bon Jovi. Can't see them doing thatt  
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[Angelic Storm] Wednesday, August 05, 2009 9:59:59 AM 
The first point, is who cares? Real metal fans dont care how "popular" a band is. As for them being more "popular" if Rob was straight, I really dont think it would have made any difference at all. In fact, if anything, they are more revered now, and considered legends today, than before Rob came out of the closet. A small minority of "fans" did turn their back on Priest because of Rob's sexuality, but hardly enough to make a real dent in their fanbase. And I doubt Rob, or the rest of the band are sorry to see the back of such "fans" anyway. I have seen a few idiots making malicious comments about Rob and Priest because of his sexuality, but in the main, I think the metal community accepted Rob, which is as it should be.
[Head banger] Wednesday, August 05, 2009 7:41:46 AM 
well... when metal was at its peak they were not the most popular (dunno why) and most people didnt know he was gay.  I dont know anyone who cares now.
[Bev] Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:01:25 AM 
IMO ... it's a wash.  The fairweather friends & fans that didn't like this aspect of Rob's nature left ... and were quickly replaced.  Loyalty runs steadfast and deep for the truly faithful! Being popular means nothing to a true metalhead, and I think it's never meant a whole helluva lot to  'Priest either! 
Edited at: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:02:33 AM
[hellrider 31038] Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:50:52 PM 
i would have to say if the METAL GOD was not gay ALL the MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEAVY MEEETTTT    TTTTAAAALLLLL THE METAL GOD ROB HALFORD gave would not have happened because he would be a completely different person than the one we all know and love so much.his thoughts and ideas would all be different. .so in other words i would have to say HEAVY METAL wouldn,t even exsist in my opinion
[J.D. DIAMOND] Tuesday, August 04, 2009 4:05:31 PM 
To be fair...MP was just "asking a question"........well, in my opinion I don't think Priest would be "more popular" if Rob was "straight".

If anything....him being gay probably made the band "more popular" now,because you have people who don't know that much about

Judas Priest and some may make that connection that  "Isn't that the band with a gay singer"? So it may have made them more 

popular than ever before. But they definately would not be "more popular" if Rob wasn't Gay.        I don't know why people out there

have a problem with "gay people"(and I'm not saying that forum member "MP" has a problem with gay people just to clear that up)

but it really baffles me. There was a dweeb on the Saxon forum a while back  that is an Iron Maiden "fanboy" and he was bashing 

Rob saying rude childish comments towards Rob's sexual preference and the Saxon Administrator "banned his account"...just like that!  

Too bad we don't have that Administrator in here....Murray does a killer job,but a moderator would take care of stupid people.

But nonetheless...the whole Saxon forum members trashed this dickhead before he was banned.  But going back to Rob.....

This guy should be proud(and he is)of who he is and one word describes him best....."CLASS".
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[guitardude] Tuesday, August 04, 2009 2:15:45 PM 
What the HELL kind of stupid ass statement is that. He is the best frontman of the best metal band in history, PERIOD!!
I think you should sit naked in a mound of Texas Fire Ants for that !!

(Sorry Freeze, I couldn`t help myself)
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:08:12 PM 

Halford's being gay has NOTHING to do with it!! Absolutely NO ONE ON THIS PLANET can hold a candle to him as a man or as a singer!! Most people don't even mention it and when others do talk about it, they say, "Who cares? He's the BEST!" When Rob returned to Priest, people crammed into the shows welcoming the return of the METAL GOD. I just think they are too complex and the lyrics are too deep for the masses to get. The general public likes things simple - songs with few words so they can remember it and lots of repitition. Priest continues to change, album after album, and most people don't like change. 

It makes me VERY sad that there are actually tickets available to the Florida show that's being taped for DVD release...... other bands would have sold out the second it was announced! They should have taped it in Detroit - we had an AWESOME turnout!!

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[MP] Tuesday, August 04, 2009 11:34:58 AM 

..............if Halford wasn't gay?

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