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Old 06-02-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Nozzferrahhtoo View Post
Wow if it is in capitals it must be true. Oh no wait, you're just making it up. Silly me.


Note the inherent hypocrisy of stating that the Believer has free will and then attempting to scare them with LIVING IN SIN sinSINsinSSIIINNNN!!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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I didn't know it was until I started posted on the Politics and Other Controversies Forum. But seriously, I guess it depends on how people define bigots. I define it as somebody who hates gay people. Others define it as somebody who doesn't believe in gay marriage. I know plenty of people who have gay friends and relatives, yet they don't believe in gay marriage. I wouldn't call them a bigot, but other's would. Some are religious, some aren't.
Definition of BIGOT

: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

Source: Bigot - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Sounds like people are coming up with their own definitions to suit their own purposes.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Is it because there are so many fundamentalist Christians, or is there some other reason?...Giving gays equal rights takes nothing away from anyone. Since we have done this in Canada the bigotry has pretty much faded away...

LGBT rights in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are probably - per capita - just as many anti-gay bigots in your precious Canada, as there are in the United States. You just don't know them, and/or their too busy fishing, and/or are out in cabins in the middle of nowhere and don't vote.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I agree that it doesn't make sense to talk about "gay" animals in the same way we talk about gay people - animals clearly don't conceptualize sexuality. However, that doesn't change the fact that what you could describe as homosexual behavior and even homosexual coupling is found throughout the animal kingdom.

It's especially prevalent in birds. Take black swans for instance. 25% of male black swans couple in male-male pairings. These are lifelong, "monogamous" parings - these males never mate with females, and they mimic mating with each other. These "gay" couples raise chicks. They either take in orphaned chicks or steal eggs from male-female nests. And they make great parents - chicks raised by male-male black swan couples are twice as likely to survive than chicks raised by male-female black swan couples.

What are you thoughts on that?
That sounds kind of racist. What about white swans?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Sorry, this thread is closed.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Sorry, this thread is closed.
is it?

It isn't locked yet...so why are you saying that?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Definition of BIGOT

: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

Source: Bigot - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
If Democrats who are obstinately or intolerantly devoted to their own opinions and prejudices regard or treat the members of a group with hatred and intolerance (like Republicans for example) don't cast off their blinders, they will probably be considered bigots, by definition.*

Note:

Definitions may vary, depending on the degree to which the importance of intellectual honesty actually has a hold on the person claiming to be intellectually honest.


Another word of the day - to be taken up at another time - is Hypocrisy.




*The Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:53 AM
 
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Jokes are jokes , but folks control of others isn't a joke , and Xtian control of this issue is the first step on the road to a theocracy.

Me? I could give two ****s what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home , on a bus bench...welll I'll turn a hose on ya like two dogs and I really don't care if you're gay or straight.

And if you have so little confidence in your own manhood that little things can " strip you of it" , then maybe y'all didn't have much confidence in said " manhood" in the first damn place.

By the way , I'm 'bout half breed South Texas redneck Swamp Trash , go to whippin' on some gay boys noggin in front of me by way of acting the bully then I *AM* gonna participate , just t'ain't gonna be on the side you want it on. I *really* like bullies that thump folks based on bigoted hatred , I'm a sick sadistic bastard and I thoroughly enjoy hurting 'em , and it's even better when they run up on a " fairy boy " who has some training and skills and they get their ass kicked in front of their buddies by said " fairy boy"........... I guess by your thin criteria they get their " MANCard " pulled for REAL after that......


What a load of rubbish to base one's concept of " manhood " on.
Here's a little hint. *Real* men don't go around sticking up for gay men. Throw them the beating of their lives? Nah, probably not. Go around spewing their love me and love the USA rubbish? Nah, I haven't seen one yet that did. Most have have the "get the hell away from me" attitude.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Here's a little hint. *Real* men don't go around sticking up for gay men. Throw them the beating of their lives? Nah, probably not. Go around spewing their love me and love the USA rubbish? Nah, I haven't seen one yet that did. Most have have the "get the hell away from me" attitude.
Real men are secure in their masculinity so they are not threatened by what other men do, or don't do...That's why we never see them bragging about how much of a manly man they are...Your insecurities are definitely showing.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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Real men are secure in their masculinity so they are not threatened by what other men do, or don't do...That's why we never see them bragging about how much of a manly man they are...Your insecurities are definitely showing.
Sureeeeee, just go strip down in the locker room with some just for ****s and giggles! That's bullcrap and nearly any straight man knows it. Ones that aren't bleeding heart libs that is.
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