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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Dang that First Amendment. How dare they.
    That's funny, when it's about the walk out,you call them intolerant but when it's about the dude speaking, it's about the 1st Amendment.
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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    What makes it rude to me is purposefully going in and distracting someone's speech via a walkout and showing disrespect to those who do want to be there for the intended purpose. It's just poor form. It would also be rude if they filled up the meeting area preventing others from attending only to walk out and waste that space. I'm all for protest, but I don't think this is a good way to do it. Not the worst way, I would just say it was rude.
    Can you give an example of how one would go about protesting the speaker at this event in a manner you would respect?

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    I tried to have anything to say about this and all I can come up with is a giant

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I guess you'll just have to wait on a statement by the president. It's possible that expressing your opinion through peaceful protest may be considered as not only American but representative of the ideals that university would like to inculcate in their student body.
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    Depends on the president. If he allows it, that's his right. If he doesn't, that's his right.
    Hmmm, interesting. If some of the faculty were dismissed over this (which'll never happen), do you think the same people who supported getting rid of the Mozilla guy and the Duck Dynasty dude would be equally supportive of the University's choice?
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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    The reactions from the traditional values folks in this thread have been utterly amusing. Feigned indifference to ridicule of maturity.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Good for their free speech. Although it's rude and disrespectful to go only to plan on walking out. It also distracts/disturbs audience members that genuinely want to be there. It's just poor taste.
    Sure it's a little rude. It's supposed to be. It's about making a statement. Seems I hear of the delegates of one nation or another always walking out of UN speeches. Shoot, often time we expect our people to walk out and criticize them when they don't.
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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Faculty don't surrender their right to protest or boycott, and as you said the protest was completely peaceful. To all the rest, this was a controversial speaker. If the group who paid for him to come didn't want dissent they were perfectly free to hold a closed speech.
    Attendance at a university is not free and this was not a private college. If grades are to be based upon a person's political, ideological and political beliefs, only would this have to be publicized it also cannot be a publicly funded university.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That's funny, when it's about the walk out,you call them intolerant but when it's about the dude speaking, it's about the 1st Amendment.
    Yes. Their walk out was a protest of a paid speaker. They didn't have to go to begin with.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Bigotry shouldn't be tolerated. It's necessary for it to be protested every time it shows itself.
    Disgusting lifestyle behavior shouldn't be tolerated, its necessary for it to be quashed every time it shows itself.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Good for their free speech. Although it's rude and disrespectful to go only to plan on walking out. It also distracts/disturbs audience members that genuinely want to be there. It's just poor taste.
    No it is sending a message. The students in this case wanted to make a point and they did in a quiet way. Walking out may have distracted a handful of people but that was the point or we wouldn't be talking about it.



    Perversion and a degradation of the moral structure of marriage and family shouldn't be tolerated. It's necessary for it to be protested every time it shows itself.

    /high horse
    I don't even know what you mean here. Do you mean drive trough wedding chapels? 8th marriages? Arranged marriages? Hmmmmm Or are you opposed to two people who love each other being blessed by their community and given legal rights that are free and open to all of the above as long as the two people have different morphology.

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