The cast and crew of Westboro Baptist Church visited my campus on Friday. From my understanding they were here to protest Jews and Homos at the Hillel Center, a Jewish student spiritual center. For the record, religiosity on the Stanford campus is pretty low-key. I mean, it’s there, and this being California there is no shortage of wacky hippie-dippie spirit mumbo-jumbo, but for the most part everyone is extremely respectful of differing opinions. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘bigotry’
Posted by Jeff on January 31, 2010
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Posted by Jeff on April 11, 2009
Just listening to this bigoted Gallagher so-called ‘person’ made me want to vomit. I’ve seen the particular add they are talking about and quite frankly I thought it was a joke! It was so ridiculous it seemed like satire. Something the Onion would do. Well, here’s the Hardball interview that set me off on this:
And here’s the original commercial. Tell me what you would think of it if you didn’t already know it was serious…
Posted by Jeff on February 8, 2009
Far be it from me to criticize peoples’ religious views. So I’m not going to in this post. Instead I’d like to talk a little about inappropriatebehavior which people seem to use their religious views to justify. Now I know that all religious people don’t do this and I’m not making any broad generalizations here, but the ones who do get under my skin and piss me off in ways that are difficult to describe. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Jeff on December 19, 2008
Supporters of Prop 8 have filed an action trying to get the already existing marriages of same-sex couples nullified. I thought the whole deal was about the ‘definition’ of marriage? Why the hell should people care about stripping the happiness away from those who are already married???It’s hatred and bigotry at its finest.
Luckily, Attorney General Jerry Brown has reversed his stance regarding Prop 8 and plans to support those who are fighting to have this blatant example of intolerance and hatred reversed!
Posted by Jeff on December 11, 2008
Mike Huckabee is still a douchebag. And Jon Stewart still rocks.
Sorry I couldn’t embed it.
Posted by Jeff on November 5, 2008
The thing is, I’m absolutely thrilled that Obama won the election. That’s great! I don’t know if I could have handled four more years of Republican fascism at this point.
Today’s vistory came with a shot of sobering reality, however. While hope and change is on the horizon for the nation as a whole, the apparently great state of California seems to be backsliding into a Bronze-Aged notion of civil rights. Yes, folks, Proposition 8 appears to be passing. While ALL the votes have yet to be counted, at this point it’s not looking good.
I don’t know if words can describe how disappointed in what is ‘supposed’ to be one of the most liberal and civil rights conscious states in the country. I also still don’t understand why such a discriminatory and blatant affront to equal rights is or even should be on the ballot. This issue deserves to be voted on as much as the idea of sending African American students to special schools so as to ‘protect the sanctity of being white’.
Frankly, just as with racism, there is nothing to motivate such views or actions other than fear and hatred. While I’m right now very happy that our nation will have a chance to recover itself under a decent leader, I’ve lost so much of the little faith I had in the citizenry of our land. Take heed Californians. If you voted yes on 8, you need to take a good, long look in the mirror and ask yourself ‘why’. All your talk of religion and the sanctity of marriage and protecting children isn’t worth the breath it takes to spew it from your duplicitous mouths.
I’m angry about this and I will be for quite a while. If you are breathing a sigh of relief right now because you were successful is reinforcing the idea that those not like yourself are second-class citizens, then I have only one thing to say to you. Go step in front of a fucking truck, you self-centered, ignorant, deluded, bigot! This isn’t about politics, it’s about human rights. But I suppose such things as equality only apply to those who are like you, right?
Posted by Jeff on October 23, 2008
As many of you know, I’m officially a Californian now. In fact, I got my voter registration card in the mail last week! Thumbing through the California General Election info guide today I was reading the part about Prop 8. If any of you have been living in a homophobic cave the past several weeks, Prop 8 is a measure to try to re-illegalize same-sex marriage in California. I already know which way I’m voting, but I figured that it would be a great idea to read the other side of the argument as well since I’m always open to changing my mind.
What I found in reading the info booklet is that every argument for Prop 8 was either built on very shaky assumptions (such as that it would force children to learn about gay marriage in school) or were simply very thinly veiled bigotry. The most offensive part to me was this: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Jeff on July 26, 2008
So apparently, Texas is being run through the ringer right now. Natural disasters are bad enough, without having to deal with this on top of it. I don’t get it though. Aren’t natural disasters supposed to target sinful areas of the country?
Last I checked, Texas isn’t exactly a hotbed for the 7 deadly sins.. Read the rest of this entry »