mikesum32

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mikesum32 wrote

A lot of people are for free speech until you say something they disagree with. I'm here for different reasons too. I fit more into the green part of the political compass, but I think a lot of people here are in the red quadrant.

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mikesum32 wrote

Mike Huckabee popularized the idea for the appreciation day, and I don't think most of the customers there were even aware or at least didn't care about the anti-LGBT issues I bet they thought the gays showed to piss on their wholesome restaurant and Jeebus. The fact that my state is mostly Republican doesn't help much either. Right-winger are generally authoritarian and fall in lock-step with each other.

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mikesum32 wrote

As for me personally, I was at what was supposed to be an anti Chick-fil-a, pro LGBT rally, but it had morphed into a Chick-fil-a appreciation day. I think the republicans organized it to counter the left wing protest. Unfortunately there were very few people that were there against Chick-fil-a, and a lot of angry supporters. I was called all kinds of names like faggot and thought a bigot or two was going to try and fight me, but nothing came of it.

One of the people in line at Chick-fil-a said her car was hit by sign, which was a complete fabrication, The police showed up and they told the two young women there not to kiss and not to shout about equal rights. I guess they were okay with all of us getting called faggots.

I didn't eat there until after my backwards state had marriage equality.

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mikesum32 wrote

I think I'm in the minority, but I'm somewhat of a radical supporter of free speech. I do not believe in instigating violence against someone else who is using free speech against you. I think any physical attack from the right or left just hurts innocent people or push people away from your cause. I'm thinking of philosophy and ethics professor Eric Clanton hitting Sean Stiles with a bike lock without provocation, seemingly at random. I am, however, in full support of self-defense from physical attack.