Do you CENSOR HOMOPHOBIA?

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    Oct 04, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    I made a conscious decision a few years back not to give homophobic haters a place to spread their hate in places where I have control.

    For instance, someone saw a very thoughtful clip of a 75-year old man describing his wrestling scrapbook on my Youtube page, and commented today "thats so cool, but what an old fag..." Luckily I only allow comments to be seen with my approval, so I deleted it.

    Awhile back someone told me that I should allow people to post their homophobic hate, cause it makes them look stupid, and it's a freedom of speech issue. But I realize how many times my freedom of speech, OUR freedom of speech is taken away from us. Magazines and newspapers that don't cover gay-related topics because editors make decisions based on their beliefs, etc.

    Have you had similar instances?

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    Oct 04, 2009 5:18 PM GMT

    Well no, we don't censor homophobia when we encounter it; we call the person politely (well sometimes) on the carpet about it.

    In answer to what you read? Bill would say, '...and bigots come in every age, too.'

    -Doug
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    Oct 04, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Well no, we don't censor homophobia when we encounter it; we call the person politely (well sometimes) on the carpet about it.

    In answer to what you read? Bill would say, '...and bigots come in every age, too.'

    -Doug


    I don't really think you can reason effectively with homophobic people. It really is a sickness.
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    Oct 04, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    Lived in a small town in SOCAL, in a more conservative part of Riverside County. I used to work graveyard along time ago, and back then i never discussed being gay with anybody. Not at work at least. Then one day a customer, probably Cuban, good looking guy approached me and gave me his number. He was not my type, so I didn't call him. HE approached me a couple of times more until I told him very polity that i wasn't interested in him. I dont know if it has to to with him but a lot of people in town learned that i was gay and they used to drive by and scream Fagot and some customers used to make weird comments like "Hay! pretty boy." in a sarcastic way.

    Cant say it doesn't have any effect but honestly no matter what you say it is always an issue you can confront. It maybe too settled to call out loud, it maybe an occasion that just overwhelms you.

    But when ever you can you should confront it and challenge it. You are right about not being able to reason with them, but they need to know that every time they contemplate making homophobic comments, they may get seriously confronted and belittled. No free rides. Because a many guys just say it to boost their ego in front of other guys. To show how Manley they are. They need to know it might come to bight them.