Who cares? Plenty of other people are caricatures of themselves. I just wouldn't pay attention to those folk.
That's his personality. Let him express it.
Nobody is mad, so kill that lame deflect with the quickness. Your "L" comes from your initial response to my comment, which in itself was baseless. What sort of logical support is needed for my position, when I stated a fact? People are programmed (FACT), there is no debating that; it's how we learn. How we are programmed defines the person we eventually become. I simply stated that you and I were programmed differently. Some of your ignorant and bigoted comments regarding homosexuality in this thread alone solidify it. @ the college degree comment, you really don't know what you are talking about.
There really isn't a point in going back and forth between one another, we don't see eye to eye on the subject and our stance isn't going to alter.
you wasnt raised by two daddys was you?
The "tolerate my intolerance" crowd never fails to disappoint.
"Stop judging me! Your negative opinions about my negative opinions of others make me feel very unwelcome in this society! You can't force me to believe what you do. How can I raise happy, well-adjusted children when you seize every opportunity to try and portray me as immoral by standards I don't share!? I'm not hurting anyone! Let me live!"
Well, maybe if you were less flamboyant about your bigotry you wouldn't have any problems.
Yea you can't AGREE with something that exists. I mean it is there. It isn't like a fat white man with a beard sitting in the sky that sends his magical son to Earth to walk on rivers
White, male conservatives have been trying to play victim for years. "Oh, poor us. We're losing jobs to women and minorities because of affirmative action! Oh, so you can say Black Power or Girl Power but if I say White Power or Man Power I'm a racist or a sexist? You people are hypocrites! We're the ones who are REALLY oppressed these days!!"
Can you not see how this whole attempt to claim victim status due to the diminishing popularity of a prejudice against LGBTQA people feels incredibly vulgar?
What separates your "opinion" on sexuality from that of the misogynist who believes that men are "naturally superior" to women? Just a harmless opinion, right?
To me, there are two key battlegrounds here.
One is about public space: some people are trying to present their "opinons" as a conflict between their right to feel "comfortable" in public vs. the right of LGBTQA citizens to feel comfortable.
In other words, should same sex couples have to "tone it down" and "keep it in the bedroom," or should you stow your personal/religious views and keep THAT to yourself in the public sphere?
I mean, why do you have to be so EXTRA with your bigotry? Why force it on us? Why can't you just keep that in the privacy of your own home?
The other issue is, quite plainly, male privilege. It's about defending "masculinity" and how that's defined so as to maintain gender privilege and identity.
That's where a lot of the tin foil hat "gay agenda" nonsense seems to fit in. Like it's all some nefarious plot to emasculate society and take away their masculine, penile virility as a source of power.
If unearned privilege is your "normal" and the way you've always known things to be, any challenge to or diminution of that privilege comes across as an "assault."
There's a reason why many of these same people are often bleating about the "war on Christmas." Inherent in that argument is this entitled assumption that the entire public realm belongs exclusively to them and people like them, because that's just "how things are."
They don't stop to think about what it's like to live on the other side of that.
If it were really an opinion on par with "I feel a certain type of way about guys wearing Ed Hardy t-shirts and cargo shorts," that would be one thing - but in practice it comes across quite differently.
Think about how people frame their criticism of "urban" fashion, for example, or the way many people tend to take instances of teenage obnoxiousness and racialize that commenting on Worldstar types of videos - and even in the conscious or subconscious process of determining what "offenses" are worthy of public comment. The criticism is selective, and thus the whole fashion/manners thing reveals itself as a pretense.
If it were just about people dressing poorly, that would transcend all other categories. You'd probably be talking about Michael Jordan's denim in the same breath as you would about Magic Johnson's son's fashion choices. In practice, that's not what typically happens.
Criticism is reserved for people who dress or act in ways that challenge gender norms, and that's what gets trashed. Like Jan Vesely can make out with his girlfriend on draft night and people will congratulate him for it the next day, but when Michael Sam does essentially the same thing suddenly he's crossed the line.
Would you criticize a woman for dressing the same way that Earvin Johnson III does - or does the criticism of EJ stem from a perceived challenge to gender norms?
That, to me, is what it seems like a lot of this is really about. Some people are just really threatened by any perceived "challenge" to masculinity.