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Are you a bigot if you oppose same-sex marriage?
CNN ^ | March 29, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah

Posted on 03/29/2013 2:21:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 03/29/2013 2:51:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

If someone today argued for laws to legally bar interracial marriage that person would universally be labeled a bigot.

But in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriage, 73% of Americans still supported them. Did that mean that more than 70% of Americans at that time were bigots? No. But there certainly came a time that you were one if you continued advocating for such discriminatory laws.


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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: antisemitic; christophobic; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; samesexmarriage
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Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is a political comedian and frequent commentator on various TV networks including CNN. He is the editor of the politics blog The Dean's Report and co-host of a new CNN podcast "The Big Three" that looks at the top 3 stories of the week.
1 posted on 03/29/2013 2:21:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, but you are a pervert if you condone it!


2 posted on 03/29/2013 2:22:47 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I’m a bigot. Big deal.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m already a racist because I don’t agree with Barry’s ... ideas.

Why not add bigot to it, too.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 2:24:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Add another word to my..what i am list by the left. I also hate sunshine, unicorns and rainbows...and damm happy about it!!!!


5 posted on 03/29/2013 2:25:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My wife is not my race...but I did draw the line at her having a penis.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 2:25:47 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet



7 posted on 03/29/2013 2:27:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If same-sex marriage is made the law of the land it won't really matter whether people consider you a bigot or not.

If you own a business that provides goods or services to a couple that is getting married, or is married, then you will have to treat same-sex couples the same way or risk being sued or found in violation of state and/or federal law with the consequent penalties.

If your child is taught in sex education class that same-sex relationships are no different than heterosexual ones, and you complain then you will either be ignored or investigated for child abuse.

If you home school your children and fail to teach them that same-sex relationships are no different than heterosexual ones you might be accused of child abuse and have your children taken from you to be "properly" trained in public schools.

The word 'bigot' just don't enter into it.

8 posted on 03/29/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The term “Christian Democrat” is a oxymoron

Anybody that supports homosexual anything, does NOT have the Spirit of Christ within them either

Same deal for abortion period


9 posted on 03/29/2013 2:28:58 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: skeeter

Bigot. Racist. Whatever. I am fine with it.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, and 20 years from now you’ll be a bigot if you don’t condone pedophilia.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 2:30:25 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard something about this on the radio that just ticked me off. According to the moron who was talking, EVERYONE, who is a “nice person” should “support” homosexual marriage. WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN? “Support” it how? Send them all a “wedding” present? “Support” what? What a crock. The homosexuals can “support” me by staying out of my face with their sexual deviant agenda. I could care less if the “majority” of the morons living in this country think sexual deviancy is cute and cool according to some “latest poll”.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t even know what bigot means.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 2:31:43 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Justifiable homicide.)
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Are you a misogynist jackoff if you equate a rectum with a uterus?


14 posted on 03/29/2013 2:31:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I am a bigot for opposing it, they are perverts for approving of it. I’d rather be a bigot in the eyes of man than a pervert in the eyes of God.

The whole idea that journalists know words mean things is over.

“Bigotry” is by definition based on irrational views of some particular group/demographic. It’s clear they don’t know what the word means, or are using it incorrectly on purpose, and/or operating with the view that there is no rational reasons to oppose anything about homosexuality.

There are plenty of rational reasons to oppose homosexuality, and certainly many more for opposing militant activist homosexuality.


15 posted on 03/29/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I’m already a racist because I don’t agree with Barry’s ... ideas.

Don't forget, you're probably also a terrorist, too.

16 posted on 03/29/2013 2:33:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

They are badges of honor in this bizarre world we find our selves living in these days. I wear mine with honor.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 2:33:54 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nope, not a bigot, just a student of history who wants what is best for the children.
18 posted on 03/29/2013 2:34:06 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no such thing as “same sex marriage”.
The question is not valid.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 2:34:12 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: fwdude

That’s RIGHT!

Wow. What a resume for a Gramma, huh?

Racist, bigot and terrorist. Wow.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 2:35:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

If you’re against Bloomberg’s gun restrictions, you are also anti semitic.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 2:35:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Straw-man argument. God did not say, “White-skin folk shalt not marry Brown-skin folk.” That was a fake construct of American racism (by politicians for whom more than a few were having their own white-on-brown affairs on the side). He was thoroughly clear on His position on homosexuality.


22 posted on 03/29/2013 2:36:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

That’s a good line to have.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 2:36:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Racist.
Bigot.
Terrorist.
Anti-semetic. (that’s not spelled right...)

I’m so proud of myself.


24 posted on 03/29/2013 2:36:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Behavior is not ancestry.

Homosexuality, transvestism, lesbianism are all behaviors, and sick o es at that.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 2:38:41 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
If I am a bigot for opposing it, they are perverts for approving of it. I’d rather be a bigot in the eyes of man than a pervert in the eyes of God.

BINGO!

26 posted on 03/29/2013 2:38:50 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it makes me a bigot, so be it.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 2:39:20 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Dutch Boy


28 posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m proud of you too. :)


29 posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Dutch Boy

The left has won the war by defining the terms. People are so afraid of being called names ( perhaps this persists from childhood trauma) that they will agree to anything. Bigot, homophobe, fascist, right wing extremist they all mean the same thing.

I would argue from a semantics perspective that according to merriam a bigot especially refers to someone who is hateful in their prejudice. From my point of view discouraging gay sex ( marriage or no) is actually a loving stance as opposed to a hateful one. Gay men and women face health problems, depression and a shortened life span. If we really disliked these people wouldn’t we be encouraging sodomy and lesbianism?


30 posted on 03/29/2013 2:42:10 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: EEGator

Call me a stickler...I’m a bit particular about the equipment.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 2:43:24 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You make a grave mistake when you joke about this. The people in the gay mafia are the bigots and bullies. They attack religion and specifically the Christian religion all the time and the mainstream media sits by and smiles. If we don’t turn the table and show them for the bigots and bullies that they are we will lose, not because of them. We will lose because we didn’t have the courage to tell the truth. I don’t care what the Supreme Court says. A gay man could never have replaced my mother. I have just begun to fight.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 2:46:08 PM PDT by Essie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If so ... Hillary's a bigot.

I believe that marriage is … not just a bond but a sacred bond … between a man and a woman. I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage. To stand up for marriage. To believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage, or the fundamental bedrock principle that it exists between a man and a woman going back into the midst of history, as one of the founding foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principle role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults."

33 posted on 03/29/2013 2:46:16 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. Will you be CALLED one? Fer sure!


34 posted on 03/29/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First thing is you don’t let the left set the language of debate:

There is no such thing as “gay marriage” - just because they choose to call it “marriage” doesn’t mean it is.

Sexual relations between members of the same sex is wrong. Period. Giving them a “marriage” license doesn’t make it less wrong.


35 posted on 03/29/2013 2:46:54 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m never going to accept two dudes living together and playing in their own poop as anything remotely constituting the grand, thousands-year-old institution of marriage... the cornerstone of civilization.

Any government or individual that argues otherwise will never get my allegiance or my respect.


36 posted on 03/29/2013 2:47:43 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are you an anti-Christian and anti-Semitic bigot if you think opponents of gay “marriage” are wrong when they cite Scripture?


37 posted on 03/29/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
are you queer if you support it??? see how that works...
38 posted on 03/29/2013 2:48:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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39 posted on 03/29/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: skeeter

So I’m a bigot. Big deal

Exactly...so what?


40 posted on 03/29/2013 2:49:56 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, Dean Obeidallah is a bigot, because he hates Christians and Republicans.

We're already in (or quite near) the middle of the 'tribulation' so Mr. Obeidallah will soon find out that he's among the world's losers in this little tussle.

41 posted on 03/29/2013 2:51:27 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay on-topic; that being Barack Hussein Obama and his whole administration is trying to set up a socialist/communist dictatorship, destroy the Constitution, and bring this country down into a cesspool of debt and moral depravity. Anything else is just noise and a diversion. - (Why are they arming themselves to the hilt?)


42 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:13 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You are absolutely correct. Nobody ever argued against inter-racial marriage on the grounds of marriage’s definition, because its definition never made any mention of race, stretching all the way back to the Bible. The arguments that were used were based on racial purity and supremacy. This is fundamentally different.
You cannot alter the definition of marriage because its not a human concept. It’s a concept from beyond this world, given to us by our creator, and its the same whichever religion you are talking about, and let me say this...

Other religions outside of so-called ‘Christian’ society will never accept it. The Muslims sure as hell won’t recognize it. Hinduism - “Premarital and extramarital sex are wrong, and because homosexuals CANNOT MARRY, they should not engage in sexual relationships.”
We could even mention the Amish community. Are they ‘bigots’? What an outrageous assertion. According to these people, the majority of individuals on this earth are bigots, and bigotry is some sort of transient concept that changes which indicates if pedophilia became acceptable in our society (and that’s not ridiculous because it has become acceptable in a few societies), those against it would be the new bigots.

The word ‘bigot’ is becoming the new ‘racist’. A word thrown around so often, its lost all meaning anyway. Essentially, anyone who disagrees with me is a bigot.


43 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One man's bigot is another man's saint, WTF.

What a farce this is turning into,lol.
44 posted on 03/29/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bigotry is a term thrown around very loosely these days.

Bigotry is a very, very tall-a oak that-a grows in Naples.

45 posted on 03/29/2013 3:06:08 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I feel all tingly inside.

Washtenaw County led country in changing Facebook profile picture for marriage equality
46 posted on 03/29/2013 3:09:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If so, then I’m a bigot.


47 posted on 03/29/2013 3:09:39 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ain’t MARRAGE.
Marrage is for the children.

So—call it SOMETHING ELSE.

As for the “bigot” BS—go f#ck yo#rself.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 3:10:48 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: Viennacon

On my local urban forum, our “ugliest” thread is on this subject. Yours truly is basically the only one fighting the good fight...

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/115632-gay-nashville/


49 posted on 03/29/2013 3:12:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lucky9teen
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50 posted on 03/29/2013 3:16:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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