|Posted: March 6, 2004, 8:01 am - IP Logged|
Quote: Originally posted by Greg on March 05, 2004
If a derogatory remark had been made about BLACKS or JEWS or some other group, there would have been HELL to pay. It bothers me very much that there are quite a few people here who don't mind if the derogatory remarks are made about gays.
Your uncomfortability is not a valid reason to ignore subtle and not so subtle attacks on gays or forbid responses to such. Gays are people, too. If you could live one day as a gay person, you'd get on your knees and thank God that He created you heterosexual, as opposed to homosexual.
I'm scratching my head trying to figure out who made a derogatory remark about gays here. Maybe you can copy and paste the exact text that is a derogatory remark.
On the other hand, I think your comment is derogatory. Why do you assume that gay people wish they were hetero? I think a lot of gays would be very upset at your comment.
This is a sad discussion, in that it has turned into one of those, "I have a <insert gender, race, orientation, etc.> friend, and so I understand all about <topic> and that makes me much more sensitive to the plight, etc., etc."
I hate to burst your bubble, but (a) no one has made a cut on gays, and (b) you're not the only one here with friends who are gay.
I will repeat: this is not Dr. Ruth's Web site, or some outing Web site. It is a Lottery Web site. Contrary to your prior assertion, none of the news stories here have been aimed at announcing someone's orientation. (I still find that notion ludicrous.)
This thread has slipped into the Twilight Zone....