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Originally posted by jacktorrance
reply to post by MsAphrodite
No offense taken on my part. (And somehow, though I don't know her, I feel user Kaylaluv probably wasn't offended either) It just didn't make much sense to me, as I felt she had been promoting civility and love for one another through most of her posts.
Thank you, JackTorrence. I appreciate the kind words. Just participating in a healthy debate here.
Originally posted by Jobeycool
He knows it is wrong is my point in front of a big audience but continues to be arrogant and offend.I mean He has to know some people get offedned by it and take it as bullying.Then at the very end he apologizes because He knows He feels bad for getting angry.
Sorry to Seventhseal..forgot to qoute.edit on 28-4-2012 by Jobeycool because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by polarwarrior
Originally posted by Partygirl
pro-Gay agenda of hatred and intolerance
So the "pro-gay" people are the intolerant ones?
Now I've heard everything.
He clearly thought that by bashing the bible and pointing out what he thought were discrepancies in theological ideas he would get sympathy from the crowd. To me, he just came off crude and pathetic.
Originally posted by AshleyD
Let's try to use some analogies. Personally, this man's opinions don't bother me- they're nothing I haven't heard before. However, he was a national spokesman for tolerance and anti-bullying.
It would be like a spokesman for religious peace getting up there and launching into a rant on another religion.
It would be like a spokesman for racial relations getting up there and launching into a rant on another race.
It would be like a spokesman for woman's rights getting up there and launching a rant about men.
He was supposed to be an anti-bullying advocate but instead launched into a tirade that seems to have been based more on his personal issues and resentment than on his campaign.
Again, as a spokesman for a cause, one must be above reproach. I think he failed here and seemed to engage in the very behavior he was fighting against. You don't engage in the behavior you are campaigning against.
Originally posted by kaylaluv
How about this analogy? If a kid has been punched in the face by bullies every day for 6 months, and he decides one day to fight back by punching his bullies... is that wrong? Does that make this kid a bully, or does that make the kid someone who refuses to let himself be bullied anymore?
I think he was addressing some of the reasons for bullying. Yes, he concentrated on gay bullying because that is what he is personally familiar with. And, he believes people using the Bible to justify their hatred of gays is a major contributing factor in gay bullying. Wouldn't that make it appropriate to the subject at hand?
If you were going to discuss what it was that contributed to or caused gay bullying, what would you say?
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by jacktorrance
To be fair, I did not call Kayla uncivil or hateful. I simply said I detected some anger, which I also apologized for after re-reading her post. Again Kayla I apologize. You most certainly did nothing offensive.
Originally posted by PaxVeritas
Anyone who can show the hypocrisy of the Bible is okay in my book.
Except for his cursing at a high school.