So friggin’ what!
Since when is it a crime to have personal biases?
Equality under the law is a constraint on government, not individuals.
I demand that people respect my right to dislike certain kinds of people. It’s none of their friggin’ business! (see: freedom of association)
You want the laws out of your bedroom?
Fine, then keep your bedroom out of the laws.
If I must tolerate your orientation, you must tolerate mine.
Otherwise, you’re a despotic busybody and a jackass.
Personal note: I had a gay brother (possibly two). Got nuthin’ agin’ ‘em as folks. Just don’t feel comfortable around the watch-me-watch-me gays (or the watch-me-watch-me anybodies, for that matter), so I leave ‘em alone, if I can; but I expect ‘em to leave me the frack alone, too.
Don’t confuse tolerance with acceptance or misconstrue personal choice with intolerance or hate. Requiring acceptance is intolerance of the freedoms of conscience and association.
(What? Yeah, I hate intolerant people.)
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 31, 2013 @ 5:20 pm
I don’t do the gay guys either. That makes two of us.
On a serious note, there has to be one gay player somewhere in the NFL. The law of averages would dictate it.
He’s just a loud-mouthed bigot.
Vile, perhaps, but not criminal.
Can’t like ever’body. Can’t ever’body be likable, neither.
And, no, I ain’t sittin’ next to ‘im on the bus, if’n I can help it.
(What? Yeah, I hate jackasses.)
Look, bigotry isn’t the issue. Everybody has biases. As Patrick points out, though, there are socially unacceptable forms, as well as PC and un-PC forms. Folks have a right to be wrong, but when they shoot their mouths off, everyone else has a right to disagree with ‘em and to condemn their viewpoint and manners, but no one has a right to repress ‘em for holding a “wrong opinion.” That’s a two-edged sword.
Question is: is this jackass just shootin’ his mouth off, or is he going to physically bar a gay player from showerin’ with the boys. Might have a short career or a spell in stir, if he does that (‘course jail time might lead to worse than havin’ a gay player at the next shower head, too). If he merely refuses to shower with or bench next to a gay player, reckon he has a reason to ask for some accommodation from team management. Shyness is a protected work-place disability, right?
Reckon I’d just wear a towel and use soap on a rope.
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — February 1, 2013 @ 9:30 am
“Every now and then, the screeching, howling maniac in the back of my head slips out. Pay no attention.”