So, if I understand this correctly all people of a faith that believe that homosexuality is immoral are all bigots? And if so, aren't the people that can't tolerate the religious beliefs of others bigots by calling them bigots? Or, is the term bigot respectful?
For definition bigotry is intolerance toward those that hold different opinions from oneself.
Intolerance is unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs.
Also, no it is not OK to have a view on the morality of homosexuality. It is normal, it is not open for debate. If you feel differently no matter what you say, to me, you are a bigot. I can only speak for myself but if you or any one feels differently please go ahead and find a new podcast that better suits your views.
Is your post above tolerant or bigoted?
I would say that Wombat is intolerant of Japanese culture and therefore a bigot based on his comments on the podcast.
That post was sarcastic and I hope you know that. And I would call my Japan dig more insult less slur. It was also generalization to highlight my point about the general conservative attitudes in Japan.
Why would you not call it a slur when it so clearly fits the definition? Is the comment not insulting or demeaning? Or do you just know in hindsight that your comment was offensive and was a racial/cultural slur and when called on it you really did not mean it? Do you actually not see Japanese culture as "backwards" and think "they're stupid and they're wrong"? If so, then it is a slur, if not then I guess you need to explain what you actually meant. You see, you can't have it both ways. You have to either mean it and have slurred the Japanese people and have bigoted attitudes, or not slurred them and mean something else that is not insulting or demeaning. Even Cheapy seemed taken aback by the statement during the podcast. Why not just admit fault and apologize?
If you owned a basketball team, would this not be a huge fiasco?
Also, I like how your quoted post also shows your intolerance toward conservatives (see above for definition of intolerance). Thus, another bigoted view for Wombat.
If you want people to be tolerant, you would do well to be tolerant (the gist of the original post I made in this thread).
And while I am at it, why don't you also apologize to Shipwreck for asking about a divisive topic while on the air. You lack manners and I wish I was not the only person who was posting to tell you this.
Wombat, now I will ask you a few similar questions and you can feel free to answer them if you wish. In fact, I would actually prefer that the entire podcast crew discussed this particular topic on the air. I am sure that it is no way ill advised (sarcasm). I picked an appropriate topic since it is Mother's Day.
What do you think about 3rd trimester abortions where the child is viable and it essentially vacuumed out of the mother's womb? Have you watched a video of this procedure and seen the child recoil from the instrument used to kill it? I would recommend that you do so if you can find one - it is eye opening. Do you know that partial birth abortions also occur and that if the child does survive and the doctor ends the life after it is out of the mother it is murder? Does life begin when a person exits the mother's womb? Do you think that all abortions should be legal including the ones that I described? Please answer this as this would have been the type of question that Shipwreck should have asked you instead of giving you an actual answer. Would you appreciate Shipwreck asking you a question like these on the air?
Alas, I don't actually think I can change your mind.