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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Upside: [QB] [QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [qb] [QUOTE]Originally posted by Upside: [qb] [QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [qb] [QUOTE]Originally posted by Upside: [qb] No, he doesn't have the right to free speech, just look at the aftermath of him exercising his "right". If instead he'd have come out in favor of railing a chicken or something our society would embrace him. He'd be lauded as compassionate, accepting and a role model for generations to come. [/qb][/QUOTE]I for one, am glad that it appears a majority of our society has chosen not to "embrace" "Mr." Robertson, and his bigotry. "Mr." Robertson claims he is "a product of the 60's", and it shows. These days, most people would agree that women should not be objectified as a reproductive organ, blacks [b]were[/b] mistreated and discriminated against in the 60's and many states now allow homosexuals to get married. It's called tolerance and it's obvious that "Mr." Robertson doesn't have any... but that is his right I suppose... IMO, he should step out of the swampy backwoods and join the 21st century, or get used to the backlash from his backwards way of thinking. [/qb][/QUOTE]Definition of bigotry: Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person's opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. Isn't that exactly what you're practicing with your views of him? The tolerance and acceptance you aspire to isn't limited to just the segments of society that you favor, it's a much broader brush stroke than that. It covers all of society and like it or not, a large segment of society shares the same views as Mr. Robertson. If you truly want to practice the tolerance that you speak of, don't you by definition have to be equally tolerant and accepting of his viewpoints? [/qb][/QUOTE]I am tolerant of his point of view. He said it, and I disagree. [b]I have never once stated that he shouldn't have been allowed to say it or believe it in the first place.[/b] Stop putting words in my mouth. Being tolerant does not require that I agree with the person who is voicing their opinion. [/qb][/QUOTE]And it doesn't allow for language such as "A racist, homophobic, chauvinist redneck?!" no more than if I were to refer to a gay guy as a fag. That's not putting words in your mouth. That's the mean-spirited, hateful manner in which you chose to describe him. [/QB][/QUOTE]
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