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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 10:15 AM
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4. Again, keep in mind just because someone loathes gay people,
Edited on Wed Mar-14-07 10:47 AM by cboy4
that doesn't mean it's a sign that they're gay themselves and/or trying to suppress their "gayness." You know?

It's really tiresome, even if it's an innocent response, to keep hearing DUers insinuate that homophobes like Pace must really be gay deep down inside.

(There's an ugly trend of trying to associate being gay with being bad, which is what we see practically every time we learn that a Republican is gay.) -- Foley, Haggard, Gannon, etc.

There are straight people who do hate gays (lots, in fact,) and that shouldn't be so friggen difficult to realize and accept.

When someone is arrested for burning down a synagogue, do you automatically say to yourself, "oh, he must really be a Jew deep down inside?"

No, you say he's probably antisemitic....that he's probably a white supremacist. That he probably dislikes Jewish people.

General Pace is a homophobe who happens to have a lot of Ann Coulter-like, (what I would argue are anti-Christian thoughts) swirling around his bigoted head.

Stop placing the blame for this hateful rhetoric on the shoulders of gay people.

The fact of the matter is straight people are overwhelmingly responsible for gay bigotry. Period.

Peter Pace dislikes gay people and he believes they aren't qualified to serve our country. Period.

Are we surprised? Look at the company he keeps for goodness sake.



edit..horrible wording
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