The Christian lobby likes to pretend LGB Ts are a super powerful conspiracy controlling everything, despite having more power than we've ever had.
I'd like to see where this assertion was made. I know I didn't. I said the gay lobby likes to sensationalize the more hardcore and phobic Christians and ignore the vast number of far more moderate Christians.
I can see the logic in this. The Christian whose reaction is "Gays marrying? Kinda squicks me out, but if it makes them happy..." isn't a threat. The Christian who believes subjecting gays to the Ludovico treatment is God's will is
a threat. But it doesn't change the fact that that kind of fanatacism is decidedly the minority.
Sure, let's give every bigoted whackjob the benefit of the doubt and assume they didn't really mean the horrible things they said.
Does it really matter why he said "put homosexuals behind fences"? There's no explanation for that statement that isn't stupid. So why stand up for him?
I've come to find that there are those on these threads who not only think it a waste of time to examine statements from those who you disagree with to accurately
ascertain their motives, but they are offended
by the very thought that those who offend you might "gasp" have reasons for their views other than puppy-kicking villainy.
To answer your question Morg, if the end goal is simply sitting in ivory towers and mocking others, then no, there's no point in examining why he said "put homosexuals behind fences". If the end goal is learning how he thinks so that we can effectively communicate and thus achieve the equality we all claim to striving for, then yes, I believe it matters.
edited 15th Nov '12 8:23:39 AM by TheStarshipMaxima