Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Hate speech

Candace -- one of the bloggers at The Village Gate (formerly The Right Christians) -- posts about this from the Family Research Council:
    Gays disproportionately diseased "Homosexuals account for a disproportionate number of America's most serious STD's, including syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts, and hepatitis A and B."
She sees it as hateful, anti-gay rhetoric. But what if it's accurate? Is it hateful then? Is it hateful to say that a particular group accounts for a larger proportion of STDs? If it's an outright falsehood, that's one thing. But Candace doesn't challenge the accuracy of the statement... merely to utter it is hateful, even if true.

On the other hand, I wonder what she thinks of this little note sent to FreeDominion.ca:
    Biil c250 will pass. Your group will be the first one we go after. You are nothing but a group of hatefilled bigots. How dare you use a name like freedominion, free for who, right wing ***holes. I was in Edmonton last week and I enjoyed ****** Lorne Gunters son in the *****. Tight. I am headed down to parliament hill later to slap that ******* Anne Cools[bible thumping nigger] and to ****** your hero Steve Harper. I'll bet he likes the taste of ********. Talk to you later redneck *********.
Hmm... which one sounds more hate-filled to you?

(Hat tip to Mark Shea on the latter.)

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