There ought to be a law against people telling the truth:
One of the most admirable things about Europe is that most (if not all) of the right-wing rhetoric that you hear in the US is explicitly against the law there. For example, attempting to link Islam with terrorism, saying that gay marriage isn’t really marriage, or saying that trans women aren’t really women would get you charged with discrimination and/or incitement to hatred.
Thank you Ms. Cohen for letting us know the times in which we live, and your agenda.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act -- Orwell.
We just ain't civilized, because:
In a civilized country with basic human rights, Phil Robertson would have been taken before a government Human Rights Tribunal or Human Rights Commission and given a fine or prison sentence for the hateful and bigoted comments that he made about LGBT people. In the US, however, he was given no legal punishment, even though his comments easily had the potential to incite acts of violence against LGBT people, who already face widespread violence in the deeply homophobic American society – and his comments probably DID incite acts of violence against LGBT people.
Really? "Probably" -- that means, of course, that Tanya Cohen has not one shred of evidence to support her gratuitous assertion. As the man used to say, a gratuitous assertion can be gratuitously refuted. Nothing Phil Robertson said advocated violence or hatred toward homosexuals or other sexual deviants.
I thought these were the "science" people. Science says that if a mammal has an XX chromosome pairing, it is a female. If it has XY, it is a male. Hence, just because some boy feels more comfortable showering with the girls does not him a girl make.
I notice that Ms. Cohen feels completely justified in accusing me of homophobia and islamophobia -- two conditions that, as far as I know, do not actually exist in a psychiatric sense. I would think, if we are going to talk about "hate speech", demanding that my rights be curtailed because of my beliefs would count.