So condemning a biracial couple and a same sex couple are tantamount or not? What's the difference? Whether is bible or harry potter.
There is a difference (to them) as someone can abstain from sex, you can't abstain from your race.
Simon you just said that the video isn't awful. Surely you're just referring to the quality of the animation. Because the message that "God doesn't let gays into paradise," although in line with what the bible says, is an awful awful message.
No, it's not the awful video of homophobia peaching hate and discrimination that some have claimed and certainly been unable to demonstrate in any cohesive way.
That is not the same thing as praising it as some black/white thinkers will no doubt interpret it.
I think most of the bible is crap, but it is what it is and the video is a very mild interpretation of it.
Imagine the video said ...
Except it doesn't, so why bother?
Imagine it said "SBF is a genius" ... then would you praise it? These "what if it said this" games are ludicrous and pointless. Let's all pretend it says to sacrifice babies in a furnace. There ya' go - tell the newspapers. I mean, if we're not going to base it on facts then we may as well make up whatever we want to make our case, eh? Is that how it works?
Like it or not, the next generation of young people think bigotry based on sexuality is just as unacceptable as racism.
Neither are "won" battles.
It is hate speech. End of story.
Except it isn't. I think your argument ended though.
But I would have had a discrimination mentality no matter how soft I tried yo make it and I would be passing it along to my daughter. If there was a scale for discrimination this might not be between 5-10 but it would be on the scale.
Wow, so far in and still you are clueless as to what discrimination is.
To everyone saying that the bible backs up the message in the video, I respectfully disagree. The bible says nothing about homosexuality
That's simply not true. It says plenty and in pretty direct terms:
At the end of the day, and what I think many people don't "get", is that they have their religious belief based on the bible interpretation, that marriage is strictly between man and woman and you don't have to like it but you have to respect it. They are entitled to hold that belief, they are allowed to teach it to their kids, they are allowed to preach that belief to others and while they don't (as other groups do), they would be entitled to campaign politically to promote that belief to be law.
Personally, I disagree with most bible based beliefs because I think it's a book of crap. But I can recognize that their belief is at least consistent with the bible and is defensible from that position.
Just as someone else being gay or not shouldn't matter to us, so someone else being religious and believing what they want about who they want shouldn't matter to us either. Freedom isn't just allowing the things you like and banning everything you don't.
What is of consequence is whether people a) use hate speech and b) promote and practice discrimination (actual discrimination, not whatever freemindfade thinks it is). At that point they trespass into an area where the law can step in and hold them accountable for violating other people's rights.
But they haven't, not with this video.