Yes. Once upon a time I was a little jackass anti-gay, anti-atheist, pro-theocratic idiot. My parents—unabashedly socially conservative folks—also are the ones who, I presume, my ideas on justice and criminal punishment come from (though my mom is far
harsher than I am... if the people who object to my morals can believe that on this board).
The one thing I never picked up from my parents was the racism. I hated that, with a passion. I can't stand to be in the same room as them when they bring it up.
Ah well. I've gotten rid of most of it. Still working on the homophobia. I've gotten from "burn teh GAYZ!" to "eh, it's kind of gross, but whatever," and by the prompting of annebeech and others I've come to the conclusion that even that's rather bad.
edited 16th Dec '11 4:15:53 PM by USAF713