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167. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 15:56 Prez
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 14:18:

If that's all he were doing, I'd have no problem with it. But when he starts spouting stuff like "the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists", he's no longer just asking people to indicate they are unhappy, he's attacking gays. Same with "a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking". Hell, even the line you quoted from the Bible is an attack on gays.

Now I'm not saying he doesn't have the right to speak out, free speech and all that, but that also doesn't mean other people don't have the right to call him out on his speech. If you want to attack other groups because you perceive them as terrible sinners, don't be surprised when you get attacked in return for being douchebags.

I debated whether to even respond (even now, I suspect I'll come to regret it), but here goes:

Jesus Christ you're melodramatic. Aside from the decidedly anti-Christian slant this thread and board has, no one is attacking anyone. From the beginning of my involvement I've simply been trying to ensure that Christians are represented fairly, especially since people here have no interest in tempering their emotional response to harmless religious activism. You use terms like "attack on gays" because you know it stirs up thoughts of oppression and violence, making your point seem more salient. Denouncing something based on religious principles is opposition, not attacking. By your definition, I'm attacking you simply for disagreeing with you (Ahhh, the internet...). If he were calling for violence in response to this (something you probably wish he'd do so you could feel better about despising him and his followers), I'd be the right there with everyone else in righteous anger. But he's not. He is advocating peaceful opposition, nothing more. His remark about the "threat to the empire" is just a geeky culture reference to Star Wars lore, and you inexplicably get all emotional about it. It makes no sense.

You say you respect free speech, but what I'm getting is that you only respect speech that you agree with. All else must be demonized and destroyed.

This comment was edited on Feb 1, 2012, 16:06.
 
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