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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Freedom of speech only applies to the progressives and the duty to tolerate people you disagree with only applies to the conservatives. This is the 21st Century, Man. Get with the program.
    Of course, he wasn't expressing his opinion about gays, gay marriage, etc. It was intended as an insult.

    So stop getting your diapers in a wad about how persecuted you are as a Conservative, put on your big girl panties, and read what he said.


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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course, he wasn't expressing his opinion about gays, gay marriage, etc. It was intended as an insult.

    So stop getting your diapers in a wad about how persecuted you are as a Conservative, put on your big girl panties, and read what he said.
    I don't wear panties, and it does not matter what his intentions were. One day you will realize--assuming that you actually do think--that punishing people for expressing unpopular opinions has a way to come around and bite you in the ass no matter how right you think you are in the moment.

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    If a thread has already been started about this, please merge this with it. However, I searched for one and did not see it.

    This is an overreaction IMO. How is it okay for Jason Collins to proclaim his sexuality but not okay for Roy Hibbert to say what he said? The sexual preference of public figures is something that homosexuals use constantly to further their cause. When the other side says something, I don't believe it to be proper for the gay community and/or gay supporters to attempt to shame them or muzzle them. Simple as that.

    Pacers center Roy Hibbert apologizes for gay slur, *reaches out to Jason Collins* - NY Daily News
    I don't think what he said was appropriate, but what was more egregious was him calling the media "y'all mother****ers."

    And it's not the gay community shaming or muzzling anyone. The Pacers organization and the NBA did this of their own accord. They have a particular image they wish to uphold and they did what they had to maintain it.
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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Because insulting someone is not OK. For example - Do you think it's OK to say the n-word? Most people don't, and that's not even a liberal/conservative thing. Plus, he wasn't giving his opinion of Jason Collins as a person or as a ball player. He wasn't giving his opinion about homosexuality in general. He used the term "homo" as an insult toward LeBron James. Can you tell the difference?
    I see. So it was just a general insult. Kind of like he could have said, "LeBron James plays like a retard." Oh, then it's okay then.
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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I don't wear panties, and it does not matter what his intentions were. One day you will realize--assuming that you actually do think--that punishing people for expressing unpopular opinions has a way to come around and bite you in the ass no matter how right you think you are in the moment.
    He wasn't expressing an unpopular opinion. It's something you might have latched on to if you read the freaking article, but you were too busy feeling persecuted to do that. Assuming that you can read.

    Maybe we should just say that insulting people with slurs is not OK. Me calling you a "pole smoker" is not expressing an unpopular opinion.


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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I see. So it was just a general insult. Kind of like he could have said, "LeBron James plays like a retard." Oh, then it's okay then.
    I din't say that. I said insulting someone is not expressing an unpopular opinion.


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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I din't say that. I said insulting someone is not expressing an unpopular opinion.
    What?
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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I don't wear panties, and it does not matter what his intentions were. One day you will realize--assuming that you actually do think--that punishing people for expressing unpopular opinions has a way to come around and bite you in the ass no matter how right you think you are in the moment.
    If a waiter of mine uses a slur towards a customer,I ove hear it,and fire that waiter,I'm in the wrong?

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He wasn't expressing an unpopular opinion. It's something you might have latched on to if you read the freaking article, but you were too busy feeling persecuted to do that. Assuming that you can read.

    Maybe we should just say that insulting people with slurs is not OK. Me calling you a "pole smoker" is not expressing an unpopular opinion.
    If it is not an unpopular opinion, he wouldn't be fined now would he? To be all-knowing, you sure have no clue what you are saying, but at least that assumption about you thinking was apparently misplaced in this case.

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    Re: Roy Hibbert Uses Gay Slur in Post Game Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What?
    I didn't say it was OK to say what he said. What I'm saying is he wasn't making a political statement.


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