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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:36 AM
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136. No one's saying people shouldn't be ABLE to mock whatever they please.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 01:37 AM by WildEyedLiberal
Some are, however, saying that such mockery is disrespectful and in poor taste. I agree.

I think "accepting" ugly insults is not conducive to positive discourse. Should we blandly sit back and "accept" what skinheads have to say about Jews? What KKK members say about blacks? What teabaggers say about Muslims? Prejudice and bigotry should ALWAYS be challenged. Your OP is telling the hateful that they have carte blanche to hate away, and while legally they certainly do, ethically, their behavior contributes to the degradation and division of society.
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