Originally Posted by Dagobahn Eagle
Regrettably, yes, though I have this funny feeling people wouldn't be as okay with this if people were discriminated against on the basis of disabilities, skin colour, ethnicity or their stance on the eating of meat :¬: .
Weasel words noted.
You have a point -- Nemi (of the Norwegian comic with the same name) once said, while discussing the intolerance of the Salvation Army, that she doesn't understand Christians who want to be Christians, because to her they come across as Negroes (her wording) who want to join the Ku Klux Klan.
On the other hand, despite all the archaic stuff the Bible says about homosexuality, I view it as a good cause to try to nudge people people into the 21st century. There were probably lots of coloured kids who didn't want to go to school with the racist whites when Segregation ended, either, but that seems to have worked out just fine.
That aside, your point might have weight had it happened in a public school. Over here, at least, private organizations are still allowed some freedom from state control in choosing who may or may not belong to their group or go to their institutions. Your comic seems a bit off. Perhaps had it been "negroes who want to be negroes" (which still sounds just as silly), the comparison might have been more apt. As to your charge of weasel words......if two people choose to live together, whatever their circumstances, and live a certain way.....it's as much of a lifestyle choice as if someone chose to live alone or be celibate or etc.... So, the phrase was apt and inoffensive. Get back to me when gay kids are segregated from the public school system by govt and not b/c they choose to go to an all-gay high school.
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