"Bigots" and "Fags"...Loaded TermsSubmitted by billybernardo on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:11
The two terms are loaded. They are meant as a way to dismiss another, a term of disgust with another. The one calls a homosexual a "faggot." Another person (homosexual or not) calls the other a "Bigot." Are either of these right?
Look, we are trying to put together a liberty movement, people. One person is in the religious right. He goes to church and reads his Bible every day. He sees to love his neighbor but he also reads that homosexuality is a sin. So...in his religious conviction, he believes homosexuality is a sin. In the liberty movement, that should be fine. With his family, with the way he chooses to educate his children, with his property, with his business, with his money...all of it (in a truly free society) can be used as he pleases. If that means he has a motel where only heterosexual couples are married my stay, so be it. If he sens his kids to a school that teaches traditional values, so be it.
The other person (homosexual or heterosexual) believes that sexual preference is a non issue. Religious or not, God (or nature) made the homosexual the way he or she is. The homosexual should be free to love and live. That person believes the religion of the other is wrong, steeped in the trappings of a worn out and outdated manual from long ago. He wants what the other wants, though...he wants to be able with his family, the education of his children, with his business, with his money...to do what he would like.
I don't really care which camp you are in. I do see that especially public name-calling won't keep us all together. There are many in the liberty movement who are in the first camp. They might be more in the "constitutional" side of the movement, but they are in this movement, nevertheless. If you call them a "Bigot" enough times, you use a term that is meant to divide and it eventually will. On the other hand, there are many who are in the second camp. They shouldn't be called names either..."faggot" or "Faggot lover" or whatever. Again, terms meant to demean and divide.
You call the ones in the liberty movement amoral, sinner, faggot, queer, enough times and they will head right back into the full blown mainstream democratic party, which has nothing to do with freedom.
You call others in the liberty movement bigots, zealots, haters, enough times, and they will head right back into the full blown mainstream republican party, which has nothing to do with freedom.
Think about it.