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Maybe it's because of nine years of being bullied (though not for sexual orientation), or maybe because at certain points I actually did try to figure out if suicide might be an option out for me, but every time I hear about yet another asshole like Clint McCance I am dumbfounded with rage.

The guy who wrote that fictional article about "Christian suicides", blathering about poor homophobic Christians being criticized for their bigotry as if this were the same as bullying, and daring to pompously claim that Christians are stronger than gay kids (because the two are obviously mutually exclusive) because they don't commit suicide after they have been "bullied" was the worse. How can a professor not know the difference between "everybody keeps teling you that an integral part of your personality is sinful, that you will go to hell, that they will celebrate your death, that they will be happy to make it come faster" and "somebody tells you that being a homophobic ass clown is a shitty thing to do" (for the last time, "freedom of speech" does not mean "freedom from consequences").

The amount of assholes on this planet is sometimes so incredibly discouraging, it is great to find people who are willing to call them on their crap.

Date: 2010-11-03 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"freedom of speech" does not mean "freedom from consequences"

Words that every *free-speaker* needs to remember

Date: 2010-11-03 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I need to watch my blood pressure every time people start to cry about "free speech" when people point out that what they are spouting is racist/ homophobic/ sexist/ ableist. As if free speech doesn't apply to the critics.


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