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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    lol, that's exactly my point mate.

    A gay pride flag is not a positive symbol to a lot of people, e.g. everyone that's Christian.
    How is it not positive? Giving equal rights to people.
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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    lol, that's exactly my point mate.

    A gay pride flag is not a positive symbol to a lot of people, e.g. everyone that's Christian.
    It's negative in regards to their opinions
    Whereas xenophobia is negative in regards to actual individuals- the person themself, not their views
    That's the difference
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    this gay pride banner thing is purely a celebration of equality that's happening this month all over the world. It's been on for years. It doesn't mean that non-gay people are inferior citizens and should be banished from the UK, does it?

    Also, if there's a celebration event for straight people I think TSR would make a banner out of it



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    (Original post by jape)
    20, 30 years ago maybe. The civil rights battle for gays is over and has been for decades. Maybe our generation just doesn't have a major feel-good struggle. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    Barely, UK only legalised same sex marriages a few years ago, and the US even more recently. Elsewhere in the world people are still being killed for it. You're right, the battle for LGBT rights is definitely over.
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    (Original post by jape)
    20, 30 years ago maybe. The civil rights battle for gays is over and has been for decades. Maybe our generation just doesn't have a major feel-good struggle. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    As I wrote that post, I realised this. For the most part, LGBT rights in developed nations has won, barring a few Bible-belt US states. I didn't bother going back as it doesn't detract from my point. OP tried to compare LGBT rights, which has become an unarguable social standard, to a highly persistent subjective political issue.
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    Again, "Britain for the British" isnt actually xenophobic. Its a statement of common sense. The alrernative being Britain for the Argentinea, Russia for the Chinese etc... It only takes on an ethnic tone if you simply cannot distinguish between nationality and ethnicity.
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    (Original post by forbiddenforest)
    this gay pride banner thing is purely a celebration of equality that's happening this month all over the world. It's been on for years. It doesn't mean that non-gay people are inferior citizens and should be banished from the UK, does it?

    Also, if there's a celebration event for straight people I think TSR would make a banner out of it



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    Don't see why, it's not like they've been persecuted for years.
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    (Original post by jape)
    Again, "Britain for the British" isnt actually xenophobic. Its a statement of common sense. The alrernative being Britain for the Argentinea, Russia for the Chinese etc... It only takes on an ethnic tone if you simply cannot distinguish between nationality and ethnicity.
    No, it is xenophobic. It's not necessarily racist though.
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    (Original post by miless090)
    Don't see why, it's not like they've been persecuted for years.
    I'm being sarcastic lol

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    (Original post by BasicMistake)
    As I wrote that post, I realised this. For the most part, LGBT rights in developed nations has won, barring a few Bible-belt US states. I didn't bother going back as it doesn't detract from my point. OP tried to compare LGBT rights, which has become an unarguable social standard, to a highly persistent subjective political issue.
    There are subjective elements of the LGBT issue too, though. Whether marriage constitutes a human right, for instance, or whether the state should pay for Trans people (who by most standards exude the classic symptoms of debilitating mental illness) should have taxpayer-funded disfigurements.
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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    Ok, I see I have to spell this out for you.

    Firstly, quite unlikely TSR would ever be expressing distaste against modern slavery or paedophilia, because politically its unnecessary to express distaste against something that is illegal.

    Secondly, I would be making this exact same thread if TSR were anti gay pride instead of pro gay pride. So this isnt about my own personal political beliefs/stance. Like I said in the OP, I think TSR should be politically neutral.
    Paedophilia isn't illegal.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    What? I'm talking about how gay pride is negative towards christians in that it goes against their views, and then how xenophobia is negative towards foreigners as it actually goes their individual being (hurts them in tangible ways) rather than just their views
    I've no idea how you could misread me so badly
    I didnt misread you at all.

    Someone who is xenophobic would choose to restrict the freedoms of foreigners. Someone who is homophobic would choose to restrict the freedoms of gay people.

    You are de facto saying that homophobia doesnt have tangible effects on gay people :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    I didnt misread you at all.

    Someone who is xenophobic would choose to restrict the freedoms of foreigners. Someone who is homophobic would choose to restrict the freedoms of gay people.

    You are de facto saying that homophobia doesnt have tangible effects on gay people :lol: :lol: :lol:
    No, I'm saying that gay pride doesn't have tangible effects on homophobes
    I think you're being purposefully obtuse
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    (Original post by mentalbarry)
    Paedophilia isn't illegal.
    lol what planet are you on mate?

    Then i guess you'll have no problem going into uni/work on Monday and telling everyone what you watch porn with 8 year olds in it? :lol:
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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    lol what planet are you on mate?

    Then i guess you'll have no problem going into uni/work on Monday and telling everyone what you watch porn with 8 year olds in it? :lol:
    Watching cp is illegal.

    But generally being sexually attracted to children isn't.
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    (Original post by mentalbarry)
    Watching cp is illegal.

    But generally being sexually attracted to children isn't.
    yeah, that's equivalent of saying:

    "Murdering people is illegal. Thinking of murdering people isnt"

    Well yea, duhhh. Obviously reference was to actual actions, not just thoughts in someone's head.
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    (Original post by Virgil.)
    yeah, that's equivalent of saying:

    "Murdering people is illegal. Thinking of murdering people isnt"

    Well yea, duhhh. Obviously reference was to actual actions, not just thoughts in someone's head.
    Pedophilia is have sexual feeling towards a child. That is the definition of it therefore pedophilia is not illegal. You were clearly wrong.

    You are getting mixed up with a child molester. Being a child molester is illegal.

    Glad I could educate you at this time of night.
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    Its more than just being "pro gay", its a celebration of equality and love which should be something that everyone supports I'm just confused about why it wasn't done during LGBT month :lol: but either way :party:
    Equality is ********. People are differnt, not equal. If you want to be perfect with your pretense at equality, then there should be straight pride, bi pride, trans pride, cis pride, and all the other stupid crap you can think of.

    People's sexuality is their own affair. Not a "pride" to wave in every ****er's face.
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    Whilst I'm not fond of nor particularly care much about gay pride, I am not at all surprised that once again the moaners of TSR found a way to complain about this.

    TSR can do whatever it wants and whilst it's certainly not necessary to have a position(???) if they're going to have one anyway then I'm failing to see the problem.

    Lord, for people who complain your free speech is attacked all the time you aren't half hypocritical when it comes to people supporting movements you're not a fan of.

    *Throws toys out of the pram like half this thread*.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    I don't care if a certain political stance is taken when all the alternative stances are THINGS I DON'T AGREE WITH
    Fixed that for you
 
 
 
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