posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 04:08 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
Originally posted by Jim Scott
It is illegal for business to discriminate against gays. There will never in your lifetime be equal rights for everyone, because this society has
standards of behaviour. For example, there will never be equal rights for pedophiles.
WHAT, are you equating gays with pedophiles now?
I have lived a very long time, and I have seen the slippery slope of morals in this country. So, let's turn this around to you: Are you prejudiced
against marriage between a child and an old person? Can a ten year old marry a fifty year old? Why not? Don't they deserve equal rights? Aren't
you discriminating because of age? Age discrimination is illegal in this country. See, you can turn the argument into basic human rights on many
issues. The moral grounds are the defining element. No one in their right mind would want to let ten year old kids marry adults. But, in the
strictly legal sense, they should have equal rights and there should be no discrimination on account of age. Right? So, I used the word
"pedophile" to illustrate a point.
How about polygamy? Why is it restricted to one man and one whatever? Let's get groups of men and women marrying each other if they want. Let's
have ten men get married in San Francisco asap, and if they can't, let's make a big stink about it. Right? Anybody can do anything, that's real
[edit on 1-12-2008 by Jim Scott]