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Old 08-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #12497
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You really wanna go there? Seriously?

Cause, you'll get your ass (figuratively) kicked so hard on this board you won't know what happened.

We don't have much room for ignorance and intolerance at NC.
If you were really so tolerant, you'd let people believe what they want.
You know, I winced when I read that post, and I don't agree, but this thread is about expressing your unpopular opinions, and it's not as if anything is going to change her mind. On the one hand, I get not being able to let slide a comment like that (just as one would confront someone for saying something blatantly racist). On the other hand, it's kind of the point of the thread to let people have their say.
Sure, I get that as well. I see how people can draw a parallel between this issue and racism. But they're not the same IMO.

It's not as if AfroKitten said she had any personal feelings about gays or said anything about gays themselves at all. She, presumably, is basing her views on her religious beliefs.

Racism OTOH is usually based on hatred, an intense emotional dislike. It's not generally based on morality or a belief system.

ETA: I don't see AK's post as "full of hatred."
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