I once absolutely flamed at a lady at my register when I worked retail, because I'd caught her lecturing her son vehemently about how bad, evil, and hell-bound people who read a novelty book for the gay and lesbian market were.  Seriously, just for reading it.  Religious beliefs are one thing, but this lady was promoting active hatred - this woman was ranting about how gay people should be"dealt with."  I don't normally flame, but the look on this lady's face was priceless. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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723 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by snarkophagus

Have you ever - directly or indirectly - called someone out for blatant, illogical bigotry?
I once absolutely flamed at a lady at my register when I worked retail, because I'd caught her lecturing her son vehemently about how bad, evil, and hell-bound people who read a novelty book for the gay and lesbian market were. Seriously, just for reading it. Religious beliefs are one thing, but this lady was promoting active hatred - this woman was ranting about how gay people should be"dealt with." I don't normally flame, but the look on this lady's face was priceless.


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13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 2:10:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dude, you shouldn't preach your beliefs to your customers. That's a good way to get fired.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 2:13:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. I don't "flame" people, but I do argue with them.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 2:15:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/8/08 - 2:10:58 AM LegalizeIt wrote:
Dude, you shouldn't preach your beliefs to your customers. That's a good way to get fired.


Some people consider their personal beliefs more important than a crappy retail job.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 5:40:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Geez. Regardless of what you believe is wrong or right, you need to be tasteful. I believe that a "gay" person is still a person. I do not agree with the choice, but it's not truly my business.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 7:46:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/8/08 - 5:40:52 PM lilaclitany wrote:
Geez. Regardless of what you believe is wrong or right, you need to be tasteful. I believe that a "gay" person is still a person. I do not agree with the choice, but it's not truly my business.


Bigotry is a choice. Homosexuality isn't.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/8/08 - 9:15:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mhm. Every day for a week before election day, groups of bigots would gather on street corners and wave signs saying "Yes on Prop 8" and "Honk for Prop 8."

I was stopped at a red light right next to one of these crowds, so I rolled down the window, stuck them the finger, and yelled "f#cking bigots!"

They definitely heard. They also had small children present, but I didn't care. Better they hear me say that than let their parents brainwash them into thinking it's ok to be hateful.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/30/09 - 2:24:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes to this one guy in my class. He is the biggest bigot i've seen since Archie Bunker from All In the family.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/30/09 - 3:14:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, all the time. I refuse not to challenge bigotry when I see it.
8 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 9:23:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
In other words, have I called out a liberal?
8 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 5:54:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have, it's part of the reason I don't talk to one side of my family anymore.
8 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 8:30:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
i have several relatives on my mom's side who grew up in a strict catholic household. as in daily mass and confession, that kind of strict. they say a lot of antiquated things about gay people.

like the arguments that gays touch kids and are trying to make kids gay. i try to remind them that those things aren't true, every time they bring it up. i love them and they're good people, but i wish they'd update their views on gays.



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