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    It is an ugly word...for ugly actions.

    Not allowing someone to participate in your group because you feel they shouldn't be allowed due to _____...is a bigoted point of view.

    If I said I don't hire Vietnamese people...you would say I was bigoted...correct? You wouldn't think that that was appropriate. At least I hope not. Same for our gay friends. They should be allowed to be who they are and join everything you and I can join. To not allow them is discrimination and discrimination is done by bigots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    If I said I don't hire Vietnamese people...you would say I was bigoted...correct?
    I would not use that word no. I would not call a girl a B_____ even if I thought she was. I would not call the child with unmarried parents a Ba_____rd, and I would not call someone that was prejudice a Bigot. It is just not polite conversation.

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    Well I guess we are different then. I think of the other words as slang words (and the B**** word as swear when used in the context you are referring) while saying a view is bigoted is an accurate term. I don't use "polite" words to describe people who actively discriminate against others. Polite words for polite people and they are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    "hatred and intolerance" - In my experience, the people that use the word bigot have "hatred and intolerance" toward anyone who does not share their view points on homosexuality. The word has no purpose other to shame and belittle a large group of people. The very things that you are trying to prevent, it does the opposite. It is an ugly word that has no positive or uplifting qualities.
    I cannot be tolerant of intolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    You are right no one is making them change. I'm not sure about them initiating anything though. I think all the hype is just activists trying to put media pressure on them to change again.



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    Well, that's good. This change means progression. And about time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    "hatred and intolerance" - In my experience, the people that use the word bigot have "hatred and intolerance" toward anyone who does not share their view points on homosexuality. The word has no purpose other to shame and belittle a large group of people. The very things that you are trying to prevent, it does the opposite. It is an ugly word that has no positive or uplifting qualities.
    So, a person who fits the definition of 'bigot' should feel positive and uplifted by those who oppose their views? Please. I will call a spade a spade. If you exhibit yourself as a bigot, I will call you (general you) a bigot. I don't care how 'polite' the word sounds. Do you take issue with a racist being called a racist? It doesn't make for polite conversation, but why bury the truth under niceties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    While I do not care one way or the others about the boy scouts, I detest the word bigot. It is no more appropriate in my opinion to call one group of people a bigot for their beliefs than it is to call another group of people dumb looser because of theirs.
    " dumb losers" is quite subjective. Bigot is 100% accurate. And while I think you calling me hateful for using correct terminology is ignorant of you- I will proudly be called intolerant of bigotry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    And while I think you calling me hateful for using correct terminology is ignorant of you-
    I did not call you hateful. I do think that Bigot is a hateful term.
    Last edited by AlyssaEimers; 02-05-2013 at 11:01 AM. Reason: It posted before I was through.
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