If you were really so tolerant, you'd let people believe what they want.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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.
Originally Posted by Saria
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."
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I can understand that view. I guess I see it slightly differently: I get tired of people hiding behind religion as an excuse to be bigoted, racist, sexist, whatever. That kind of view point and talk has too often, in the past, bred hatred and violent and discriminatory actions.

Im not arguing the church's views on homosexuality and racism are the same thing. Im saying that I do not like either kind of intolerance and will speak out against it.

Edit- Not that I meant my original post (on this subject) to come off as overly argumentative or 'threatening' in any way either. I was more saying that the women on these boards have very strong convictions/beliefs on this subject (among others) and will intelligently and often swiftly, cut short that kind of talk.

One of the reasons why I love these boards so much!

Last edited by kat180; 08-15-2010 at 02:26 PM.