reply to post by xuenchen
Yes, I agree with you: Obama supporters must begin thinking; in fact, it goes without saying that almost all participation in the political process
requires much thought and consideration. However, I don't believe that Dan Savage is a reason for a political agent to rethink his/her vote for one
candidate or another, merely based upon the fact that his rhetoric is controversial, and ruffles some feathers - or unless one doesn't subscribe to
the notion of equal rights for homosexuals.
In answer to your question, yes. I do believe that agendas can be offensive to some, and that is the reason for democratic
the political process.
On that note, I do not see exactly how Dan Savage was offensive to anyone, except those that are not ready for real world dialogue, or those that wear
their feelings on their sleeves - those that would prefer their world-view go unchallenged, and un-questioned (even by themselves).
With regard to your second proposal, that I demonstrate what good Dan Savage has done, all I may offer is an account of my own laughter and joy for
his comedy, as well as his taking a stand on very important social issues of which are valuable to myself, and my political world-view.
While it need not be said, but nonetheless I offer as an aside, I do not support Obama. I do, however, support equal rights for homosexuals. Dan
Savage aims to attack the ill-informed notion that homosexuality is morally impermissible because the bible forbids it - which is Divine Command
Theory (an issue of which is center to Dan Savage's rhetoric).
So, I ask you now, do you not support equal rights for homosexuals, and is this what upsets you about Dan Savage? Or is it that he pointed out some
obvious inconsistencies in the popular practice of some Judeo-Christian religions in the United States?
edit on 29-4-2012 by kissy princess
because: misplaced parenthetical