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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One thing that is obvious to me coming out of the terrible events of a week ago in Orlando is that all the gay bashing and homophobic language in our society contributes to an environment which makes acts like this possible since the perpetrator can rationalize it as somehow justified on a marginalized and outsider group who is openly mocked, scorned and ridiculed by even decent people.

    I would hope we lear a valuable lesson from the 49 people killed and the lesson is one thing we all can do is STOP OUR OWN HATE SPEECH.

    No more gay jokes.

    No more derogatory 'homo' references.

    No more attacks on somebody saying they perform homosexual acts. to demean or insult them.

    No more. Enough is enough.

    I remember being in grade school and there was this boy who was very awkward and had rather large buck teeth and was puny and small and lots of other kids used to tease him rather badly. And I also participated from time to time. And then one day when he stood up to recite something, a kid pulled his chair back and when he sat down he banged his chin on the desk and messed up some teeth pretty badly.

    Now this was a Catholic school and there was hell to pay for that as the boy who did it was never seen again after that day being expelled. And the rest of us were lectured with great severity about what happened and how we made it all possible. And that boy was never picked on again as far as I know since we all say that enough is enough.

    Lets learn from Orlando and each pledge to abstain from homophobic hate speech even if we think its harmless or just teasing or playing around or any other phony justification we can think up to defend its use.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and the solution to the problem starts with each of us.
    I assume this post is sarcasm

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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    No thanks..

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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One thing that is obvious to me coming out of the terrible events of a week ago in Orlando is that all the gay bashing and homophobic language in our society contributes to an environment which makes acts like this possible since the perpetrator can rationalize it as somehow justified on a marginalized and outsider group who is openly mocked, scorned and ridiculed by even decent people.

    I would hope we lear a valuable lesson from the 49 people killed and the lesson is one thing we all can do is STOP OUR OWN HATE SPEECH.

    No more gay jokes.

    No more derogatory 'homo' references.

    No more attacks on somebody saying they perform homosexual acts. to demean or insult them.

    No more. Enough is enough..
    It's not a bad idea to refrain from insulting and demeaning anyone -- for any reason -- but, although I think your heart is in the right place, I fear that we cannot control the fundamentalists in a religion that demands the death penalty for homosexuals. It will take decades, if ever, to successfully denounce those tenets to the extent that they lose their hold.

    On a personal level, however, it's a good idea.
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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One thing that is obvious to me coming out of the terrible events of a week ago in Orlando is that all the gay bashing and homophobic language in our society contributes to an environment which makes acts like this possible since the perpetrator can rationalize it as somehow justified on a marginalized and outsider group who is openly mocked, scorned and ridiculed by even decent people.
    I think that is total crap and just another example of how leftists like yourself do everything you can to point the finger of blame for any and every evil on Americans.

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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sal View Post
    I think this is something all good people attempt to curb

    but

    the desire must come from the heart first

    you can't legislate love
    Well said.... I agree - which is why I put this in the form of a plea for a personal pledge from individuals.
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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    Jokes don't hurt anybody.
    They contribute to an atmosphere that it is acceptable to attack a group for qualities that identify them.
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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Hmmmmm...I'm not sure you understand what hate speech is.
    I'm sure I don't. I've always thought it was any speech that a liberal didn't like. "Good morning." "Oh, my god, I can't take any more of this."

    I don't accept homophobic comments, I don't let them pass without a comment, I don't laugh at the jokes, but I'm rather glad the nitwits can say what they want so I know who they are.

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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They contribute to an atmosphere that it is acceptable to attack a group for qualities that identify them.
    As long as the joke wasn't meant with malicious intent I don't see the problem.

    There was this guy I played baseball with a few years ago. He was Jewish and still constantly told Jew jokes.

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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    As long as the joke wasn't meant with malicious intent I don't see the problem.

    There was this guy I played baseball with a few years ago. He was Jewish and still constantly told Jew jokes.
    And if the use of homosexual jokes or attacks clearly is malicious?
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    Re: Pledge: no more HATE SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And if the use of homosexual jokes or attacks clearly is malicious?
    Well,it depends. Humor sometimes walks a fine line between being funny and offensive.

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