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Rick, I found your blog from the gay libertarian g...

2007-08-25T02:52:00.000-04:00

Rick, I found your blog from the gay libertarian group on Connexion.

I am wondering...why do you have a bigot like James Young on your blog list? This man openly refers to homosexuality as a "perversion" on his blog.

I too am against hate crimes laws for the same reason you are, but I refuse to ally myself with someone whose paranoid superstitions extend to the point of degrading an aspect of my personal life.

I don't get it.



I should note that it was a foreign clergyman. Ca...

2007-07-08T15:37:00.000-04:00

I should note that it was a foreign clergyman. Canada or a Scandinavian country, if memory serves.



David asks "why, if there are well-reasoned argume...

2007-07-08T15:36:00.000-04:00

David asks "why, if there are well-reasoned arguments to be made that could win people over, opponents of this legislation rely instead on a campaign of flat-out lies....?"

Before he attacks those opposing such legislation by reference to behavior in other countries with legislation reflecting similar attitudes (I recall vividly at least one story of a clergyman being prosecuted for his teaching on this subject, though I would probably concede that this is not possible under this legislation... absent a Mike Nifong/Patrick Fitzgerald type), perhaps he should direct that question to his allies on the far Left who keep smearing the Bush Administration about "lying" us into a war in Iraq, or challenge the President's election in 2000.

It would seem that the complaint about such strategies is of rather recent (and subjectively-applied) vintage.



Fair enough.

2007-07-08T13:01:00.000-04:00

Fair enough.



If people make arguments based on misinformation, ...

2007-07-07T19:00:00.000-04:00

If people make arguments based on misinformation, misunderstanding, or plain lies, they do not speak for me, nor do I speak for them.

As to the deteriorating quality of political discourse -- well, that horse left the barn long, long ago.



Rick, thank you for pointing out my goofy error.Al...

2007-07-07T17:52:00.000-04:00

Rick, thank you for pointing out my goofy error.

Although I ultimately disagree, I think these are well-reasoned arguments and that you present them exceptionally well. My question is why, if there are well-reasoned arguments to be made that could win people over, opponents of this legislation rely instead on a campaign of flat-out lies about freedom to read from the Bible?

And if the answer to that is that manipulating gullible people to demand that their representatives reject this legislation is the only way to defeat it, do the ends justify the means? If these people aren't taking informed positions, how does that translate into good governance?



Good piece, Rick.

2007-07-07T16:56:00.000-04:00

Good piece, Rick.