HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » This message was self-del... » Reply #47

Response to TomVilmer (Reply #27)

Sun May 5, 2019, 01:29 PM

47. I don't use "gay" as an insult

Saying someone is gay, when they ARE gay, is just descriptive, not necessarily a "smear" or "name-calling". Motivations vary -- I'm personally WELL aware of that -- but it doesn't change the facts.

Trying to negate Graham's sexuality -- just because he's an asshole and we don't want to be associated with him -- is not a very useful tactic. That's like trying to negate that there were gay Nazis. We can't make ourselves more palatable to the straight majority by creating a false front of squeaky clean purity. That's just the flip side of making us all out to be perverted villains.

Gay people are just as human as straight people, which also means just as fallible. Being gay or straight is not related to morality and ethics. It's a trait, like being left-handed or right-handed. It's what you make of it that reveals your character.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 90 replies Author Time Post
912gdm May 2019 OP
JonLP24 May 2019 #1
Post removed May 2019 #2
912gdm May 2019 #3
smirkymonkey May 2019 #6
Post removed May 2019 #9
njhoneybadger May 2019 #15
Doodley May 2019 #52
Tipperary May 2019 #44
Behind the Aegis May 2019 #16
Skittles May 2019 #20
TexasTowelie May 2019 #26
Caliman73 May 2019 #75
susanna May 2019 #4
912gdm May 2019 #8
susanna May 2019 #70
True Blue American May 2019 #13
Raster May 2019 #24
Nuggets May 2019 #43
a la izquierda May 2019 #5
912gdm May 2019 #7
True Blue American May 2019 #14
copperearth May 2019 #10
Hortensis May 2019 #11
dalton99a May 2019 #42
trickyguy May 2019 #12
prodigitalson May 2019 #17
raccoon May 2019 #25
Doodley May 2019 #54
Arkansas Granny May 2019 #40
SleeplessinSoCal May 2019 #18
HAB911 May 2019 #37
LostOne4Ever May 2019 #90
Sherman A1 May 2019 #19
safeinOhio May 2019 #21
Raster May 2019 #22
Boomer May 2019 #23
OnDoutside May 2019 #28
Thekaspervote May 2019 #46
TomVilmer May 2019 #27
LineLineReply I don't use "gay" as an insult
Boomer May 2019 #47
Doodley May 2019 #55
TomVilmer May 2019 #65
Doodley May 2019 #67
TomVilmer May 2019 #68
Doodley May 2019 #69
Ms. Toad May 2019 #72
Caliman73 May 2019 #74
Eliot Rosewater May 2019 #77
Doodley May 2019 #81
Ms. Toad May 2019 #84
Doodley May 2019 #85
Ms. Toad May 2019 #86
Doodley May 2019 #87
Ms. Toad May 2019 #89
dewsgirl May 2019 #80
rickyhall May 2019 #29
Post removed May 2019 #30
Post removed May 2019 #35
Mike Nelson May 2019 #31
Boomer May 2019 #49
Doodley May 2019 #56
Mike Nelson May 2019 #64
ms liberty May 2019 #32
trickyguy May 2019 #51
Doodley May 2019 #57
Act_of_Reparation May 2019 #76
mopinko May 2019 #33
Act_of_Reparation May 2019 #78
Vinca May 2019 #34
demmiblue May 2019 #36
Butterflylady May 2019 #38
ms liberty May 2019 #66
marble falls May 2019 #39
NightWatcher May 2019 #41
Doodley May 2019 #59
WhiteTara May 2019 #45
Iggo May 2019 #48
Boomer May 2019 #50
Doodley May 2019 #60
fleabiscuit May 2019 #63
lunatica May 2019 #53
gldstwmn May 2019 #58
Doodley May 2019 #62
gldstwmn May 2019 #73
nini May 2019 #61
pnwmom May 2019 #71
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #79
backscatter712 May 2019 #82
peggysue2 May 2019 #83
UTUSN May 2019 #88
Please login to view edit histories.