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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:02 PM

42. I disagree. He reflected the values of some people. Every state has homophobes, even New York,

California and Massachusetts. And every state has racists. That does not mean every Senator has to reflect the basest of the base among his constituency,

And he did so in an especially ugly way. "aggressively gay?" What the hell does that even mean?

And, people do grow and learn
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Please put away the straw men. I never said or implied anything remotely like human growth is impossible so you have no need at all to tell me that human growth is possible.

I've said over and over that the circumstances of this particular case suggest opportunism, not sincerity.

. Robert Byrd is such an example.
Nope. Byrd is an example of a man who did change his thinking--AND apologized publicly and repeatedly--and not because he had his eye on a cabinet post, either. And, he spent years redeeming himself. No comparison to this case whatsoever.





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