Originally Posted by TheGuardian
I guess I don't see people as bigots for disliking something.
I don't like a lot of things, but that doesn't make me a bigot. It's called a preference or opinion.
If a guy doesn't want gays on his team, it means his preference is not to have gays on his team. Eventually, society straightens this shit out, but in the meantime people get their thong in a knot too severely about I think.
People hate on religious people FAR MORE than gays, and aren't lambasted for it nearly as much.
This is patently false. The whole argument. So if I don't like black people eating in the same restaurant as me, that's NOT bigotry, that's just a preference? Good luck with that. As for people hating on religious people, that would also be wrong. But we don't see a lot of 'no Christians allowed' signs do we? Name one instance in your whole life where a religious person was treated with this sort of institutionalized intolerance and I'll give you rep. Oh wait, never mind... Muslims are getting pretty rude welcome these days by the same kinds of bigots who don't want gays anywhere near them.
Now, if he had only said that he thought the idea of two dudes together was kinda gross, I wouldn't call that bigotry. That would be a preference, but saying that he wouldn't want them on the team at all is where he crosses the line. I wouldn't want to have sex with a 280 lb woman, but I wouldn't want someone fired from their job for being 280lbs or for having a 280lb wife. That's the difference between preference and bigotry. Learn it. Further, you can say that anybody's religion or politics or philosophy is dumb. But you if you go further and don't allow Catholics or Liberals into your place of business, you're a bigot. Plain and simple.