Dear Confused (non-plussed, by definition),
You are simply repeating rhetoric that misrepresents. To say one is “pro-family” at best implies “anti-gay”, not “gay hate”. The conclusion that someone hates gays does not follow the assertion of pro-family. To be clearer: the opposite of pro is con/anti; the opposite of hate is love. I know of no group, religious or otherwise, that makes hatred a hallmark of their approach to homosexuals, except perhaps Louis Farakan and the nation of Islam, or Arian groups.
Decry religion, so be it. But, decry logic, and you cease to be intelligible.
Oh this is good. Taking a break from my book to log into Tumblr and find this almost changes my stance on fate. It’s as if the Universe knew I was in a good mood and wanting to keep me happy directed you to my inbox.
I absolutely love when people try to counter an argument I’ve made by wrapping me in a blanket made of semantics, definitions, and grammar lessons. In your accusation of misrepresentation you failed to cite the specific post/comment I made to make you feel compelled to send me this rubbish. I’m going to assume that you’re referring to me calling Chick-Fil-A, AFA, FRC, and other homophobic organizations hate groups. One would think with all the defining you did, you would have at least been clear about your trigger.
Are you really asserting that unless a group has within their bylaws, “We hate…” they can’t be considered a hate group? They’re not hateful at all right; only anti? Ok let’s play your little word game shall we.
You say that a person who is pro-family can be called anti-gay. Did you seriously read that before you sent it to me? If we’re going to do pro vs. anti, how exactly is gay the opposite of family? The fact that you and many others like you believe that the opposite of family is gay does more to bolster my argument than I ever could, so thank you.
Let’s not stop here though. People who are anti-abortion are just pro-life of course, with no hate attached to their actions; right? Standing outside of an abortion clinic tormenting and berating someone while they’re already facing a life altering decision is an act of love; right? Those who oppose anti-bullying measures that may help the shy straight kid, because it may also help a gay child, are just being pro-childhood right? After all bullying is a childhood rite of passage that they just have to go through; right? Those who have issues with PoC are just being pro-whatever their race is, right? There’s no hate or intolerance behind their actions; right?
Or am I now misrepresenting you? After all you were just setting silly little “unintelligible” me straight because I clearly have anti confused with hate. Making sure I know that pro does not translate to hate. Can someone please explain to me why definitions and semantics are so important to all hate apologists like this?
Let me set you straight on something, I am pro-family. I believe that family comes in varying sizes, structures, and orientations. The opposite of my pro-family views do not equate to anti-anything as the definition of family is not one man, one woman, 2 kids, and a dog. Any organization that feels it is their duty to support and advocate measures that will prohibit all citizens from enjoying their own version of family will continue to be viewed as a hate group in my book. If you don’t like it, too fucking bad.
“I know of no group, religious or otherwise, that makes hatred a hallmark of their approach to homosexuals.” Really? I guess “God Hates Fag” signs are also about love. Since this is such a foreign concept to you, I highly recommend that you visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate and extremist groups.