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12-27-2010 @ 3:23AM
The whole hate crimes thing just makes me tired. Yeah, picking on someone for being a different color is just plain stupid. Picking on someone because their lifestyle choice is different from yours (IE gay and/or lesbian) is stupid and mean. Someone with a different lifestyle choice trying to force their beliefs on you is also stupid but if you don't agree with them its a hate crime; that is way too much folks. Look, if you wanna be gay or w/e, fine, be gay. I don't care just don't impose your choices on me and call me a terrorist because I don't agree with you and don't feel you should be getting some special privileges like your a minority group or something. The whole thing is getting out of hand and I'm sick of it already. Give it a rest for crying out loud. Down vote at your leisure and go read some Pat Buchanan editorials.
12-27-2010 @ 4:04AM
so, let me guess:you're a white, male american between the age of 18-25 and nothing bad has ever happened to you as a result of your creed and colour and sex?first of all, i do agree with you: picking on someone for who they are is a terrible thing to do, but the greater problem here is that people are irrational. it's different, and they don't like it. it doesn't /really/ help that the "different people" happen to be minorities, and because they are, it makes it that much easier to put them out of sight and out of mind.i'd like to talk, very briefly about this statement in your post:"I don't agree with you and don't feel you should be getting some special privileges like your a minority group or something..."that mentality is half of the problem. gay people are not "special people," they're just people who incidentally happen to like the same sex. black people are just people who "happen to be" born with different colour skin. by rights, if we didn't have a problem with "different people" then this wouldn't even be an issue - we would - by dint of being human - just inherit these priveleges. but, because the greater majority cannot see past these "differences," these minorities have to "prove themselves worthy" of gaining these basic human rights.try the shoe and see how it fits. "no. you may not see your wife, because you are heterosexual and that's frowned upon." or "no. you may not earn an equal salary because you are a male, and that's frowned upon." or "no, you did not inherit this money, because you are christian, and that's frowned upon."not a pleasant feeling, right?
12-27-2010 @ 5:06AM
@greywolfeSpot on, dammit. I just don't get why closed-minded people get all concerned because gays want to spend their lives together. How does it affect you personally when people are afforded the same privileges that you already enjoy? It doesn't, really.
12-27-2010 @ 6:22AM
"Look, if you wanna be gay or w/e, fine, be gay."Most people don't have a choice. (If you think you have a choice about it, you're bisexual. Neither heterosexuals nor homosexuals really get a choice.) Many if not most gays don't want to be gay, it's just not something they really have any choice in."I don't care just don't impose your choices on me..."No one is suggesting that. No one wants to impose their choices on you, they just want to live their lives with the same rights and privileges you and others have."...and call me a terrorist because I don't agree with you..."No one is suggesting that, either. Whether you agree or not is irrelevant. The only issue is whether you engage in harassment or not. If you don't fine. Feel free to not agree, just don't harass."...and don't feel you should be getting some special privileges..."No one's asking for special privileges, just the same ones you and every else has to live your life as you will."...like your a minority group or something."They are a minority group. Are you suggesting their not because you (mistakenly) believe they can choose? Even if that was true, why would that make a difference? Since people can choose to change religion, do you also believe religious discrimination and harassment should be okay? Hey, if you don't like the way people are treating you, just convert, right?Talk about clueless...
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