Awe crap..this pains me to say it but well done Ford.
I'm going to go gargle with mouthwash and get this vomit taste out of my mouth now...
Now Rick here is my take on it. Ford is no phony. He is what he is. He comes from a generation where
he is not comfortable with gays.
I come from that generation as well and they aint no big deal to me. Just jackasses like the rest of us.
I personally think he should go if for no other reason he represents these people just as he does all the
straights. Gays are a distinct group of people-a distinct collective identity of people and they have the
right to be acknowledged by their political leaders as such.
I think it is a shame he can not get over his fear of gays and go.
That said, I would prefer he not go, then go and be a phony and smile through gritted teeth. I also think
being a phony is b.s.
You can not force someone to be what he is not. Its like telling him to go on a diet and become thin. Aint gonna
happen he's a fat man.
That said I criticize him for not going but I criticize for the exact same reasons some of the righteous jackasses on this
board who think they are superior to him and can lecture us all on tolerance.
We have one poster who says its o.k. to be intolerant about intolerance, this coming from the same poster who sees nothing
wrong with gays using gay pride day to spew anti semitism and anti Israeli diatribes out. That of course is fine.
They are selective as to who should not be tolerated and then presume to come on this board and dictate to us all what we can
and can not tolerate.
To me Ford is intolerant of gays yes but they are equally as intolerant of anyone who does not conform to their views as to what
is politically correct in life and so I find them just as questionable.
At least Ford is direct, open and honest what he is. He does not cloack his opinions with coached words of righteousness.
Ford has never engaged in insulting words to gays. He may not be a politicaly correct or hip person and may be old fashioned but
he has not and has never condoned hatred of gays.
What's the excuse of the pink righteous lecturers on this board who lambast him? The difference is unlike him, they pretend they
ain't fat and believe me at gay pride day their short comings are there for all to see.
I have gone in support of people dying of aids. Was I comfortable. Well it wasn't too bad. Hell no I don't think old men with thongs are pleasant to look at. Made me wince. But they ar egood decent people once a year trying to show pride about who they are to try compensate for all the rest of the days they deal with all kinds of shit. That is all.
I do not expect Ford or you to get that. Its not my thing seeing guys in thongs either. I am not here to lecture you on it. I respect your right and Ford's. Neither of you came here to say you hate. You just don't have a preference for it.
I get it. I respect your right. I have to. I may be more lenient on such issues but I am no two faced twat who will tell you its my way or you are morally inferior and intolerant.
To me if someone has religious views about gays being wrong I say its your right-just understand you can not use those beliefs to
justify engaging in violence against gays or using the law to discriminate against them.
They are just one of many groups of people. We all have to learn to give each other space.
As for Ford, I think the real reason some of the righteous on this board can not resist putting him down is because he is what they fear being-open about his true beliefs and feelings. He really lets his stomach hang out. They can not. They dare not get too chubby and take themselves off the meat market.
Here's the best way to summarize this. You will find this thread is really about some people who think their sausages are kosher and then when some of us say that is impossible they want to protest our kosher cynicism.
You ask me they should stick to raw fish.
Shaddup and be tolerant.