Originally posted by Kirkland
As a native-born Texan, I 100% support Pflamm's characterization of this backwards, Jesus-freak encrusted, hateful former-slave state. There is nothing socially redeeming about Texas, or the South at large. A haven of hatred and prejudice, all wrapped up in the leather cover of a Bible.
For the record I will say that in viewing the Fox news clip provided by Trumptman I find John Cornyn of Texas to be a bigot in regard to gay marriage and / or gay civil unions. In fact I find John Cornyn to be more than simply a bigot in this regard, I find him to be a sellout to a portion of the population (narrow minded control freaks who want to dictate others relationships) over standing up for civil rights of gay individuals. I conversly find Barney Frank of Mass to be right on and well spoken with this issue.
I also completely understand your frustration Kirkland in this heated debate going on in the United States concerning a right that I firmly believe you should have to attain marriage if you were to choose to.
My point in calling pfflam on his post was simply this:
Let me illustrate:
Do all blacks eat watermelon and fried chicken as their two food groups?
Should we think of asians only as "slant-eyed" people?
Are Bostonians all rude by default?
Do all Arabs want to kill westerners?
Are all Blondes dumb?
I could go on and on..... I wish not to with all due respect.
My point is that in each statement above a negative connotation is expressed in a general sense as to bind all members of given "group" as defined by bigoted and misguided hate speech.
I stand by your side of this issue Kirkland and indeed I stand for dignity and respect for all human beings.
Bigotry no matter where it is directed is misguided and people with a spine will point it out.
Am I suggesting we can not have jokes and good humor? No not at all.
I am only suggesting we stay semi-civil as we all deserve dignity not just some.
With complete respect,Fellows