A comment at Stacy Harp’s blog

 Someone today left a comment on Harp’s blog telling her she has a good post.  Ugh.  He pretty-much copies her post on gays and smoking, the same one that I tried to leave comments on.  Of course, she left them because he agrees with her.  Anyway, he does add a bit of his own comment:

I could add a comment about the fact that the traditional British slang for cigarettes is "fags," but I won’t.

What a charming christian conservative.  He is obviously afraid of using the word fag to describe gays and lesbians, even though this is exactly what he did.  I left him the following comment:

August 13

 
I suggest you read that original article in the SF Chronicle.  It is clear that Stacy did not, or if she did, it is clear she did not understand it.  I pointed out to her that the main reason the people in this article are smoking is because they were rejected by their families for being gay. She failed to mention this. I asked her if she ever wondered whether these people would smoke if they had been accepted.  I also pointed out that the ‘facts’ she is looking for will be out in a year, as the article clearly states.  I also pointed out that some parts of the gay and lesbian community are fighting back against gay and lesbian functions that advertise tobacco and alcohol.  I guess she didn’t like that and she erased my post. 
Oh, and why don’t you comment about the word ‘fag’?  Is it a word you would like to use, but maybe it doesn’t quite fit into a proper conservative christian view?  Or maybe it does, and you think calling someone a fag is funny?   Come on, let’s hear it…
 
Here is also a comment left by someone named Jody:

I could add a comment about the fact that the traditional British slang for cigarettes is "fags," but I won’t.

No, no. Knock yourself out using veiled, derogatory slurs as much as you want. It’s a free country.

Yes, it is a free country, but Typepad has specific rules for the use of hate speech and other derogatory language.  Calling gays and lesbians ‘fags’ is totally unacceptable speech in a civilized society and is totally unacceptable for someone who calls themself a christian.  But then again, but because he calls himself a christian does not make him a christian…

Anyway, this language is just as bad as someone calling a black person ‘nigger.’ 

 
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