Well, any person who gets so worked up about "tha gays" wanting "special" rights (EQUAL RIGHTS!) - is just another playground bully who's worried
that the teacher might make him sit in the corner for picking on the last-of-the-weakest kids in the sand box.
For so long, it was never questioned that white, straight, "Christian" males were obviously superior to everyone else, no particular reason -
that's just the way it was - but over the past century or so, they've been told to be nice to others. Their "right" to own slaves was taken
away, their "right" to treat their wives like property was taken away, their "right" to be the only ones that could vote was taken away, and their
"right" to keep different people separated from them was taken away, awwww - poor things
Now, since they can't be totally superior or racist and sexist in polite society anymore, they fear their "right" to pick on the homo-gays might be
taken away too. I know, it must be horrible to have all their "rights" taken away like that. Go on, shed a little tear for them, it's OK.
Simply put, Homophobia is the new 'publicly acceptable' Racism, since the old Racism isn't acceptable anymore. Today's "polite" society has
taught them that it's wrong to go around shouting the "N" word at people, simply because you don't like them. It's wrong to beat and treat your
wife like you "own" her , I can only imagine how emasculating that must be.
Do you think any of the legal protections that keep them from acting like that have actually changed their minds? No, they 're still bullies, they
just afraid they might get their hand popped if they act like that.
BUT, it's still OK to go around shouting homophobic slurs at people, simply because they think it's "icky" - and it's still OK to go around
telling us how "evil" we are and that we're going to hell simply because we're different.
I work in a place that sells bikes and skateboards, and every day after school this place somehow becomes "daycare" for the towns kids. They can't
tell I'm a "homo-gay" (not all of us are flaming queens) so their "bigotry filter" is cut off - I have to stand there and listen to them calling
other kids queer and fa g and how "gay" that helmet looks that their Mama makes them wear. And when It's only white kids, I hear them throw around
the "N" word. When it's just boys, I hear them talk about girls in ways that would make most of their parents red-faced with anger and
Is this how kids are "supposed" to act? of course not - I'm sure everyone thinks their kid is just a perfect, polite little angel, but these kids
are learing this behavior from somewhere. So much for ALL these straight people teaching "Values" at home. Oops, I made a generalization about
ALL straight people, because SOME of them have some messed up values. Sorry about that, I know it's not true, but I know how easy it is to judge ALL
based on the behavior of SOME.
[edit on 9/8/05 by paulthefourth]