Last edited by RutgersJetFan; 12-18-2008 at 04:15 PM.
In terms of specifics? No clue, however finding a speaker to please conservatives that wasn't a figurehead against what's become the new civil rights movement is certainly something reasonable that could have been done.And if thats the case, who COULD he choose that would, in such a scenario, offend or bother no-one at all? Is that even possible?
And with respect, Gay Rights =/= Civil Rights. Not even close, not even int he same state, much less the same ballpark. Sorry, I support Gay Rights, but comparing it in ANY form to the Civil Rights movement is blasphemy IMO.
Untill proven otherwise, homosexuallity is a choice. And IMO you CAN and SHOULD be permitted to descriminate against someone for a CHOICE.
I don't personally, and I support their desire for equal rights, personally. But I also rsupport the right of the individual to freedom of thought and action, the right to to descriminate against them for choosing a lifestyle they believe is deviant. Tolerance does not =/= forced acceptance of a choice IMO.
No African American ever had a choice. Gays do. Well, they do right up till the second someone somewhere proves, scientificly, that it's NOT a choice.
Not so. Not even close to how I feel. I do think Conservatism, especially the religious brand, is the worst thing going in the US of A. I think the movement has led us to all but wrack and ruin and I am happy to stick a metaphorical shiv in the back of the movement to fix what I think are obvious shortcomings in our national policy. Conservatives, especially the religious kind, have shown an avid willingness to do the same to my movement for far stupider objectives. On one level political competition is sport -- on another level it is as serious as life and death -- hence the lingo. The fact that you draw from my views that I reserve true hatred for my fellow citizens and that I consider them worse than Islamic Fundamentalists speaks only to your own biases and possibly the fact that you listen to far too much republican talk radio. I can tell you that I have never said, thought or even heard a serious person decry conservatives as worse than our foreign enemies. The closest thing I can recall is the analogy between the religious rules of the Taliban and those of the amorphus "religious right". Which, like all analogies has grains of truth separated by wide gaps of degree. I can state unequivocally that I'd like Islamic Fundamentalists eliminated from the face of the earth along with all other fundamentalists who believe violence against innocents is a tool to achieve their political goals. It is my liberalism that commands me to oppose such evil.
So I suggest you rethink your career as a mind-reader and try to be less sensitive when reading a football blog about politics.
Not the Hitler "born a jew always a jew" but "hey, that guy's orthodox rather than catholic so he can't shop in our store"?
"Hey, that guy's a practicing muslim and we don't like muslims, so we won't hire you"?
"Sorry, athiests aren't allowed to eat here"?
Well, seems I have hit a nerve, eh? Well, rather than waste my time trying to explain myself, I'll just surrender to the torch-wielding masses. Guess I'm just a hateful bigot, there, now I am sure you all are happy. Another dissenter rightfully pigeonholed.
None of you really want to know what I think. You just saw politcally correct blood in the water, and jumped on it like the sharks you are.
Think what you like.