mujock83 saidI have to say that as unfortunate as it was, this could have easily happened in any other part of the country. Dallas, San Antonio and Austin all have gayberhoods; the whole of Texas isn't completely unaccepting.
Sorry, but your post falls on many deaf ears here. It doesn't fit with the leftist / liberal / Democrat stereotype of Texas being a horrible place where gays are put into prisoner camps.
Exactly. There have been quite a handful of gay bashings in NYC lately, which is supposed to be a progressive city.
Yep, as I mentioned earlier in this thread and have written about on this site many times. You think the TRUTH matters to the liberals on here???
Not a good generalization regarding liberals. As someone who is accused of being among the most liberal of RJ members, please note above that I've been arguing that the fact this incident took place in DFW airport is not proof that ANY of the principle participants are Texans themselves, including the perpetrator. The truth DOES matter to me, as well as factual accuracy.
Being very familiar with DFW from years of travel, I know that you'll encounter travelers from all over the US at this major hub, and indeed the world. And it's not uncommon to encounter some very drunk passengers, who spend too much time in the DFW airport bars, waiting for connecting flights. (And no, I wasn't in them myself, but usually up in the Delta Crown Room where I had a membership, because of all the flying I was doing, often in uniform, where getting drunk would have cost me my career, seldom if ever taking advantage of its free bar service)
So that this "homophobe" may also have been more drunk than anti-gay Texas bigot, as some here have suggested as an alternate explanation. Still, I wonder if his being identified as a homophobe who was taken down by fellow travelers doesn't work to the benefit of gays with the general public. And make at least some Texans think differently about their own actually homophobic attitudes (and we know many have them, as their Governor proudly exhibits).
BTW, this post is not meant as an attack on you personally, thus breaking our recently minted truce. Rather, merely to correct the record about liberals, who do not all march in lock-step like the Right does. In fact, that's one of our political weaknesses versus the Right - we tend to think independently, not religiously adhering to strict orthodox Party dogma. There is political strength in unified numbers, weakness in disarray. If Liberals were more like Conservatives in this regard our better policies would have us in electoral majorities throughout the US today.