Bigot:one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance . Trying to limit someones rights is treating them with hatred and intolerance . However- I did not call anyone a bigot , I said people are free to have bigoted feelings/ opinions (even parades and rallies) , to hate to be racist , sexist etc. People are free to feel any hatred, toward anyone - it should not impact the rights of the people they hate.
June 27, 2013 at 3:46 p.m.
To make this as simple as possible- people are entitled to live bigoted, judgmental, nosy, lonely, unfulfilled, and unkind lives- it is their right. I choose to be happy, to love, my wife and I are social workers because we want to help others, I believe in a unconditionally loving God . I do not believe it was an accident Jesus said not a single word about homosexuality ( and Leviticus - who did- was descried by Sts Paul and Peter) and I trust in the purpose of my very fulfilling and blessed life. Furthermore- I wish the same for everyone , yes even the people who wish to take all that away from me.
June 27, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.
she took everything in bits and pieces out of context. I am used to Dallas reporters who can follow a thread- um no. I actually said " Its not about GAY marriage or GAY rights, its about HUMAN rights. Any time there is a segregation or difference in our protections and privileges - it indicates a difference in the level of humanity . " she printed some side comment I said about not liking Donald Trump serial marriages but that NOT meaning I wanted to take away his rights - whether I agree or not , he and all the trophy wife ilk are entitled to marry whomever they please. The comment about wanting to take my children to the zoo without incident or even notice actually referred to an incident regarding my zoo membership and difficulty in having a legal same sex spouse . Nor did I ever call my wife a partner. The article is badly written and ineptly edited with grammatical, spelling and citing errors. That said - everyone is entitled to their opinion- they should NOT be allowed to have that opinion replace justice and equality . When citizens face segregatory or discriminatory law based on someones (not everyones - not even the majority which is currently 58% pro same sex marriage) religious belief - it is contrary to the government separation of those entities as established therein . People are allowed to be anti semitic, racist, sexist , Nazi etc- you have that right - you can hate, disagree etc with any colour , religion etc - it should not mean that racist, bigots, sexist and anti semites impact the rights of the people they hate . Any more so than I am able to limit the rights of bigots , racist etc ( whom I really do not like or agree with).
June 27, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.