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Apr 30 sophist2 commented on Not Allowing Businesses to Discriminate Against Gays Oppresses Evangelical Christians.
#2 not the same thing at all (I like the rest of your post but going to challenge the false equivalence in sentence one). You have a right to express anti-gay sentiments, but you don't have a right to be free of the consequences, including being boycotted or fired or called a bigot or banned from certain internet chatrooms. If you express pro-gay sentiments, the same things can happen and have happened, and historically, those pro-gay sentiments have often been self-censored for fear of repercussion.

The problem for the bigots today is that the anti-gay rhetoric is now being opposed by a critical mass and they are actually having to deal with the consequences of their words.

Also, I thought we were clear that intolerance to tolerance was not a real thing? Would you really say it's the same thing to say "I am gay and proud" and "I hate gay people and think they shouldn't have equal access to the rights and benefits of society"?
Apr 29 sophist2 commented on Rick Santorum Is Running for President.
Translation: I am running for president again so I can more publicity for my book and eventually take over the 700 club.
Mar 13 sophist2 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Sweat Ickquity.
Hey everybody, this letter was originally published 3 years ago (Dan's apparently on vacation. AGAIN), so chill out. You should be giving this guy advice like "pick out the biggest guy in your cell block and attack him --that will earn you some respect -- . . . and tell everybody you're in for murder, not for selling your (now 17 year old) son's sweats."
Oct 8, 2013 sophist2 commented on Overheard in the HUMP Jury Room, Day Two.
the answer is YES YES YES YES YES

i wish i could be there . . . you offering any scholarships, Dan?
Sep 24, 2013 sophist2 commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Morality of a Dungeon.
#15: yes! beat me to it. Dan should post your comment to the slog -- a good progressive like him should not be carelessly drifting into Republican framing like that.
May 3, 2013 sophist2 commented on Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay.
Jason Collins comes out as white.

--there's your headline
Apr 5, 2013 sophist2 commented on Has Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Ever Had a Blowjob? Eaten Pussy? Fucked Ass? Eaten Ass?.
What intrigued me in that story was the bar graph--in particular, the disparity between men and women reporting anal sex with the opposite sex (44% men, but only 36% women). Who's lying? What would put it in men's interest to claim they did or women's to claim they didn't? Or are some men a little baffled about what hole they're in? Some women? eww.

(or maybe I'm just not figuring in multiple partners. . . oh well, it was more fun the other way)
Mar 26, 2013 sophist2 commented on Lying Liar Lies.
When all else fails, conservatives just choose to stop history at a point where it works for their argument. I've heard Anne Coulter do the same thing numerous times with idea that the Democratic party is the party of bigotry and racism because all those evil segregationists were Democrats after all.
Mar 15, 2013 sophist2 commented on Child Rape, Inc..
Minor quibble . . . as a few commenters noted, they changed the procedures with confessions a few years back, going to the face-to-face thing, and no longer scheduling the first confession to happen before the First Communion. I made my first confession at 12 or 13, and I think (I think) that became the norm around 1978 or so . . .
 
 

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