posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 11:26 AM
It wasn't a cheap threat. What I'm trying to determine is whether or not you intended your comment as a joke. Because the remainder of the thread
doesn't seem to continue gay-bashing, it's actually in question. Otherwise, I'd have already closed the thread and given you a warn.
You've been a member here for long enough to realize we have all types here, and that sometimes messages get skewed because we only read text, and
not body language into a post. The reason I am asking you to apologize is more for your own edification. ATS is all about denying ignorance. If you
want people to assume you are one who ignorantly thinks gay = pedo, then that is your choice, but I cannot allow insults towards membership to go
That is why I ask again, less aggressively this time. These lines are not always clear, nor is the proper response always readily obvious. A grown man
you may be, but that does not give you the right to automatically paint a significant portion of our membership as sex criminals in your posts. If you
were kidding, it was a joke in bad taste and I can let it slide, and you might want to be more aware of this in the future. If you weren't kidding,
then you need to be aware that those kind of statements aren't acceptable, and you'll need to keep a libelous opinion like that to yourself.
Regardless, I am glad you see the point, and I apologize if I came across as threatening you. I have a job to do here, and it's not always easy. If I
didn't actually care about your response, I wouldn't have asked in the first place, I'd have just proverbially "shot first" and then asked