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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I get tired of America's growing tendency to manufacture and disseminate faux outrage. Its a tactic used by the cowardly
    You're representing your law firm at a conference and giving the keynote address. How do you think it'd go over if you said, "I enjoy my professional association with Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, but that Howe guy? He's a reeeeal homo."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're representing your law firm at a conference and giving the keynote address. How do you think it'd go over if you said, "I enjoy my professional association with Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, but that Howe guy? He's a reeeeal homo."

    Faux outrage?
    What if he was a flamer?

    the fact is we are creating a nation of wimps with all this idiocy of people engaging in faux indignation.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No one in their right mind would fire Hibbert for anything he said.
    Wait a minute. If you're coming from the angle of the OP... If the church has the right to excommunicate gays, why doesn't the NBA have the right to penalize homophobia? I mean, everyone (including private organizations) should be allowed to have their positions, right?

    On what grounds can someone who supports church and boy scout exclusionary policies complain about NBA policy? Especially on the base of ~"everyone should have the right to their opinion".

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

    Excommunicate me, it was worth it.........................

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Excommunicate me, it was worth it.........................
    Do you grasp my point regarding the hypocrisy of the OP logic? Organizations should be allowed to have their positions (this is drawn from ~"everyone should have the right to their opinion"), but not the NBA because they're on the other side.

    Nonsense.

    One must either demand churches marry gays or accept that the NBA can have its policy. Of course, one could do both, but one cannot accept church (and, until recently?) boy scout policy and at the same time give the NBA crap - especially on the grounds of ~"right to opinion".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No one in their right mind would fire Hibbert for anything he said.
    Be that as that may,you didn't argue that the NBA had no right to fine (i.e "punish") Hibbert either.

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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?
    What quote are you reading? Because I'm OBVIOUSLY reading something different as I don't see anywhere that he used the term "homo" as an "insult toward" James.

    “There was Game 3 here that I felt I let Paul (George) down in terms of having his back when LeBron was scoring in the post or getting into the paint because they stretched me out so much — no homo (laughs) — but I want to be there for him. I think he has a chance to be MVP of this league next year.”
    This wasn't calling anyone gay, or insulting anyone for being gay, it was him making a statement that unintentionally could have some innuendo attached to it and qualified that the innuendo wasn't serious or intended.

    Was it juvenile? Absolutely. Was it a "Slur", especially something you wantonly compare to Nigger? Absolutely not. Was it an "insult towards" Lebron James? Not at all. At best, it was a comment about the Heat as a team...and it was a COMPLIMENT, that they managed to cause Hibbard to get out of position.

    Seriously, if someone was saying he said a juvenile, insensitive thing, that's one thing....but a "Slur?" Comparable to nigger? Insulting towards Lebron James? I think that's just a wonderful example of people immediately grabbing an issue and staking out an ideological position on it because that's the only way they see the world, regardless of facts or reality.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Wait a minute. If you're coming from the angle of the OP...

    If the church has the right to excommunicate gays, why doesn't the NBA have the right to penalize homophobia?

    I mean, everyone (including private organizations) should be allowed to have their positions, right?
    I said nothing about not punishing him. He is not your twelfth man on the bench that must watch his mouth or risk losing his job and never find his way on a roster again. He is an NBA star and one of the best centers in the league that has the possibility of never finding himself out of the starting role in his entire career. Also, with his skill set and his height there is no one out there that can possibility bring to the floor what he does, so a trade is also off the table. The only thing they can really do is fine him, but that will do nothing from stopping him from saying whatever he wants in the future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're representing your law firm at a conference and giving the keynote address. How do you think it'd go over if you said, "I enjoy my professional association with Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, but that Howe guy? He's a reeeeal homo."

    Faux outrage?
    That's not really comparable.

    Am I missing something? WHO in the world did he call a HOMO? He suggested something he meant wasn't meant in a homosexual fashion. Juvenile? Sure. But completely different than the repeated attempts of people in this thread to compare it to calling someone a homo/nigger/etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    What if he was a flamer?

    the fact is we are creating a nation of wimps with all this idiocy of people engaging in faux indignation.
    So if one of my waiters calls one of my customers "a homo" regardless if he's a flamer or not, that customer has no right to be offended,complain to me (the guy who owns the restaurant) they are eating in,and I have no right to take disciplinary action on that waiter?

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