Feb 15, 2012

COUNTERLIGHT´S PECULIARS: ¨My Advice to Right Wing Christians Tired of Being Portrayed As Unreasonable Bigots ...

Stop acting like unreasonable bigots.¨

¨Not getting your way in every policy debate and not having everyone else defer to your beliefs is not oppression.

Getting fired from your job, getting evicted from your home, getting constantly harassed and threatened, getting declared deviate and criminal, getting the shit beaten out of you, or getting killed just for being yourself, now THAT'S oppression.¨   HERE

·  Thanks to Doug, Counterlight´s Peculiars


Josh Thomas said...

But calling a bigot a bigot is a delightful weapon. They hate it, hate it, hate it.

I don't just bandy it about, but sometimes it fits.

Reminds me of all the Southern racist politicians who said, "I'm not a racist. I don't hate black people. Why, here in the South we all get along."

Being a bigot isn't a feeling or an attitude; it's behavior. Take away my rights or threaten my safety: that's bigotry, that's hatred. "Good Christians" never recognize their bigotry; they think bigots kill people.

But denying a person's humanity is pure bigotry too, even if no blood is immediately shed.

Read what Sen. Richard Russell (D-GA) said when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced:

"We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."

He's right, the issue then and now is equality. I'm sure he never killed anyone directly.

rwattonville said...

Those with closed minds are not in the habit of accepting advice which runs counter to their treasured opinions; beliefs; & prejudices. It seems better to me not to waste energy & intelligence trying to reason with closed-minded bigots, or hurtle insults at them.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

In the ¨process¨ of getting the attention of ¨bigots¨ (especially those deeply cloaked in religious ideals that insist on ¨inclusive love of thy neighbor¨)...I see nothing wrong with gaining their full attention by naming the dangerous list of outrage that DO harm others...the more unflattering and attention getting the better.