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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009, 05:55:40 pm »
You don't have to, as long as you point out he belongs to the NAACP.

That's the point I'm making here, omitting the fact that he is gay out of political correctness is wrong. I'm not saying the fact that he is gay should be highlighted. Now the fact that he heads a gay rights group, that is important because it shows he abused a trusted position.
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2009, 05:56:42 pm »
I agree with Alia, the fact that he is in charge of a gay rights group makes his crimes even worse because this enforces negative stereotypes, and is a flagrant abuse of a trusted position.

I don't think there was any intention to claim he committed these crimes because he was gay, which is an absurd suggestion for anyone to make.

How about I make a bunch of threads with titles like "Straight man rapes little girl" or how about "Straight man rapes little boy".

I wouldn't have a problem with it. If they are straight, and you're just telling the truth, what would be the issue?

Don't Omit, but don't highlight. Use common sense.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009, 05:57:25 pm »
I agree with Alia, the fact that he is in charge of a gay rights group makes his crimes even worse because this enforces negative stereotypes, and is a flagrant abuse of a trusted position.

I don't think there was any intention to claim he committed these crimes because he was gay, which is an absurd suggestion for anyone to make.

How about I make a bunch of threads with titles like "Straight man rapes little girl" or how about "Straight man rapes little boy".

I wouldn't have a problem with it. If they are straight, and you're just telling the truth, what would be the issue?

The issue would be that I was intentionally pointing out a secondary characteristic irrelevant to the **** in order to associate the two. You know damn well that was your intention as do I, because you've made similar statements in the past.

I changed them, he can change them back if he feels that strongly about it but I won't be lifting a finger to help you associate homosexuality and pedophilia.

Also if that's the kind of thing acceptable on here, I'll be leaving permanently.

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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2009, 05:58:56 pm »
You don't have to, as long as you point out he belongs to the NAACP.

That's the point I'm making here, omitting the fact that he is gay out of political correctness is wrong. I'm not saying the fact that he is gay should be highlighted. Now the fact that he heads a gay rights group, that is important because it shows he abused a trusted position.

That point was already in the article, thus no reason to point out he was gay in the title which is again completely irrelevant to the fact he raped a 12 year old boy. I don't care about political correctness. I care about what's factual. This wasn't factual so I changed it.

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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 06:00:13 pm »
Don't get so testy, I approve of the changes you made to the title. As long as the fact that he is gay is not intentionally hidden.

My position in this is both fair and rational. Don't omit, but don't exaggerate.
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 06:01:15 pm »
You don't have to, as long as you point out he belongs to the NAACP.

That's the point I'm making here, omitting the fact that he is gay out of political correctness is wrong. I'm not saying the fact that he is gay should be highlighted. Now the fact that he heads a gay rights group, that is important because it shows he abused a trusted position.

That point was already in the article, thus no reason to point out he was gay in the title which is again completely irrelevant to the fact he raped a 12 year old boy. I don't care about political correctness. I care about what's factual. This wasn't factual so I changed it.

The change was fine, I made you a mod so you could do that. The rant in this thread about this is my problem, You aren't acting responsibly.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 06:05:14 pm »
Also if that's the kind of thing acceptable on here, I'll be leaving permanently.

Then I apologize. If it's that important to you, I will refrain from - and in fact if I post a future article that is similar I will edit out - any reference to homosexuality.

However, I still welcome associations of heterosexuality as possibly being associated with paedophilia. I will not look the other way. If straight people **** little boys, I will be willing to admit it's a behaviour associated with heterosexuality.

I would, however, also welcome a complete list of necessarily nonassociated characteristics, those that can never be linked through inductive reasoning.