Thursday, July 26, 2012



Did the Jonesboro Sun Publish Hate Speech?

Sounds a reasonable comment to me.  Homosexuals themselves often refer to themselves as queer these days

LGBT group Wipe Out Homophia posted a photo on Facebook that shows what looks to be a letter to the editor on the Jonesboro Sun, an Arkansas newspaper, that could be interpreted as hate speech.

The short message, under the headline “Correct Decision,” and written by someone named Carl Baxter, reads as follows:

“Congratulations to the Boy Scouts of America for doing the right thing and reaffirming their gay ban. That’s why they are called Boy Scouts and not Queer Scouts of America,” the message says.

According to Alyssa Aldridge, who sent the photo to WOH, it was published last Saturday, on July 21.

No LGBT organizations that we know of have approached the newspaper about the letter so far. However, the Facebook post received close to 500 comments in the last hours, many in repudiation.

Source

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently, in this "formally-free country", opinion is now considered "hate speech" simply because someone disagrees with what you've said.

Also, i wouldn't be a bit surpised to find that a gay activist placed that letter in the paper. It's a common practice among people looking to get attention for their cause.

Isn't it amazing how little tolerence, (actually none) gays have for anyone who they disagree with, while at the same time, demanding total tolerence from everyone.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, i've been looking but can't seem to find it. Can someone show me where the "hate" is in that letter?

Bird of Paradise said...

Contrary to popular belief the liberals are the most intollrent people around

Anonymous said...

There's no hate there (in the open), but as queer boys are still boys, it was childish to make such a statement. It would have been more accurate to say "Queer Boy Scouts". I'm sure there is plenty of hate coming from the left critizing him though.

Anonymous said...

Clearly using the term "queer" was intended to be at least disrespectful if not insulting, and the only reasons why "gays" use it is as an attempt at "reverse neuralization" (like confronting bullies with their own insulting language - and why "gay" was adopted in the first place as it originally applied to prostitutes, both hetero and homo).
The Boy Scouts leadership "chickened-out" from their bigotry by "going private", but like Catholic priests, many scout leaders have been revealed as pedophiles!

The American said...

We have to start excepting the fact the there is going to be speech we don’t like. But it IS free speech non-the-less.

That is the beauty of the first amendment. It does not say “the right to free speech (except for that which offends me).”

Stand there and listen to a man advocating something at the top of his lungs that makes your blood boil, allowing him the same right to speak they you have to spend a lifetime denouncing it at the top of your lungs.

Celebrate THAT, praise THAT, and then you can talk to me about free speech, THEN you can all this the land of the free!

Anonymous said...

Another liberal politician, this time in Chicago, an alderman, is trying to block chick fil a from opening in his ward. Can't post links from my phone but it's in the Chicago tribune or herald, forget the name

Anonymous said...

who really cares? it's protected speech any ways so deal with it faggots

Anonymous said...

So no more "We're here, We're queer, get used to it."? Or is this another word that is an "our" word like nigger, that only some people are allowed to use based on their station, or color, or deviant behavior, or political views?

Anonymous said...

While we still have some freedom in this country, i will exercise my right to use any words i wish when i speak, be it queer, nigger, etc. If they can say it, so can i. If those people don't like the sound of those words, they should set an example and stop using them.

Anonymous said...

3:24 PM - So what insulting terms would you like to be called? You are obviously a mean-spirited, misanthropic bigot. The latter are polite terms which you cannot object to or be offended by, but I have others to describe you, but I'm too civilized to call you the equivalent of your demeaning insults to your fellow citizens.
You are probably too dumb to realize that gays use "queer" ironically (if you know what irony means!).

Anonymous said...

3:24 PM thinks irony is about pressing clothes!

Anonymous said...

Primary meanings according to WordWeb:
QUEER: Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected ("something definitely queer about this town")
GAY: Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer ("a gay sunny room"}
Which definition more accurately describes Homosexuality?

Anonymous said...

BIGOT: alternative definition of 5:50AM and 3:24PM (if not one and the same jerk).

Anonymous said...

"Queer" is THEIR word... kinda like the "N-Word" Nobody else is allowed to use it.

Anonymous said...

3:33, and it is legal to be a bigot, so what is your point?

Anonymous said...

9:06 AM - so your only excuse for being a bigot is because it's legal - how sad!

Anonymous said...

im sad to see this kind of journalism displayed to the public. I live in Flordia now but im from Jonesboro and Im very embarass to say that I was a native of Jonesboro, arkansas. Grow up carl baxter