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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 04:04 PM
Response to Reply #30
40. Everyone has a right to feel safe from bigots and killers.
Wouldn't you agree? I'll assume you do and proceed.

If the press release said "bar owner excludes gays from entering bar because it makes the heterosexual customers uncomfortable to watch two men or two women kissing," that would be bigotry, wouldn't you agree? I'll assume you do and proceed.

To exclude a certain group of people who can't control who they are (i.e. being straight, gay, black, white, etc, etc) is bigotry. Doesn't matter how the person or persons doing the controlling try to justify the matter, it's still bigotry. You might not agree with that so I won't assume - but I'll still proceed. But...

Maybe you know it's bigotry, but you think it's deserved bigotry. Well, if you hit me with stick on Monday and I hit you with a stick on Wednesday, I assaulted you on Wednesday no less than you assaulted me on Monday. You deserved it, but it's still assault and more people are going to remember what happened on Wednesday than will remember what happened on Monday.

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