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    2 2.38%
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    1 1.19%
  • both

    34 40.48%
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    47 55.95%
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Thread: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

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    Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Which ones are examples of bigotry?

    Can someone please fix the spelling in the question? Thank you.
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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Clearly Obama is a radical right-wing hateful homophobe.

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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    I wonder if Obama and Michelle will be opening a waffle house in Rancho Mirage ?

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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    I say both. I don't see why their overall political position is relevant to the question.

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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    I struggle with the use of the word "Bigotry". I don't like people who hunt ducks, but I'm not sure that makes me a bigot.
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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Clearly Obama is a radical right-wing hateful homophobe.
    More likely he was waiting for the rest of the country to stop being such

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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Which ones are examples of bigotry?

    Can someone please fix the spelling in the question? Thank you.
    Well, first we have to define bigotry: Bigotry | Define Bigotry at Dictionary.com

    1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.

    2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
    So what we can see from that is that people can oppose SSM for bigoted reasons, or for reasons that are not bigoted. Opposition to SSM itself is not bigotry. So your poll question is unanswerable.
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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    When Obama and many other political leaders who knew better opposed SSM it was out of cowardice. For others, it is bigotry.

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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Substitute any other law, say tax rate cuts for the rich, and see if the question of bigotry still makes sense. One can oppose a policy or law for many reasons; perhaps one wants marriage options to include polygamy or they oppose the state making any person receive different rights than others based on a special state granted relationship status. There can be many reasons to oppose a policy, law or idea that do not fit the definition of bigotry.
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    Re: Is it bigotry when someone opposes SSM?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Substitute any other law, say tax rate cuts for the rich, and see if the question of bigotry still makes sense. One can oppose a policy or law for many reasons; perhaps one wants marriage options to include polygamy or they oppose the state making any person receive different rights than others based on a special state granted relationship status. There can be many reasons to oppose a policy, law or idea that do not fit the definition of bigotry.
    Yeah, you said it better than I did. I used the example of duck hunters but when applying it to politics or a law, it's the same thing. I think we overuse "bigotry" and that's wrong. People have reasons to oppose (insert something here), and their reasons may be unpopular, but that doesn't make them bigots by the definition of the word that I always knew.

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