I think generalizing is intolerant and hateful.
i do my best. who is next? *looks around*
My thoughts are that they are (sometimes) quick to judge others harshly and be very defensive, espcially to those that do not share their point of view. I don't know if you can call that intolerant and hateful, but they seem to think that is the case of anyone that openly ob
Not in general--but if you get beaten down enough you tend to get testy
No not all. It is wrong and simplistic to generalise about any group. Some gay men I have known are racist for instance. Gays are pretty much a big mixed bag.
You've asked six or so questions on the same topic, so lemme try to look at this as a whole. Here's the rundown:
Corporation comes out against same sex marriage.
LGBT community get pissed off and angry letters, protests, kiss-ins, and a single case of spraypaint vandalism
Everyone takes sides with or against this stupid chicken sandwich joint
You imply that:
LGBT groups are that which they hate most. Intolerant, hateful, and someone is guilty of a hate crime because of that graffiti tag.
The problem with opposing same sex marriage are that it shows gay people to be a second class of citizen. This is discrimination plain and simple, especially if you see homosexuality as biological. In fact this entire issue VERY closely mirrors interracial marriage, especially in the arguments against it.
Did the CEO do anything wrong by stating his opposition to same sex marriage? Aside from my moral disagreement, not. And unless he has discriminatory policies for his workers, he's free to say what he wants although I'd prefer if he couched his words with "We'll happily employ and serve gay people, my views are my own." And the groups freaking out about this could find better targets, but this is what it is.
But the LGBT community response is not intolerance or hate. When you oppose same sex marriage it is an attack against gay people plain and simple. It is a statement that they are not equals, they are lesser people, and they do not deserve the same rights.
And their response has, to my knowledge, not been anti-Christian. It's been anti-Chick-fil-A, perhaps with some undertones about how fundamentalists are bad. Many Christian churches are okay with gay people.
What's troubles me is you're taking what you feel are liberal ideas of racism, bigotry, and prejudice, and turning them back to show liberals as the hypocrites they are. That somehow straight white Christians are this oppressed group under the heel of the evil secular gays. Do you have -any- idea how stupid that sounds? How insulting that is considering how someone who looks even close to a gay stereotype can't walk down a street without getting hate hurled his or her way?