You Don’t Have a Right to Me Not Being an Asshole

Or something: 

I am a proponent of most of the causes the gay community has fought for. And I think that it's wrong how they've been prejudiced against. But having said all that, I think it's important to recognize that that doesn't mean [you] have a right to [people being] comfortable with you.

And it's important to recognize you don't have the right to avoid being called a dishonest, sleazy bag of buttholes for saying something so condescending and stupid. I'm sorry, gay people don't have the right to everybody being comfortable with them? Who the hell is even asking for that right? 

Straightest privileged girl in all of Straightbury-by-the-Sea here, so actual gay people can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the rights most gay people feel they should have involve not being prevented from getting married for being gay, not being killed for being gay, and not being evicted for being gay. The comfort level of sanctimonious assholes comes after that, right? After all the stuff you need to stay alive? 

Michael Sam's coming out and being drafted afterward isn't about whether Tony Dungy and Stephen Smith and other morons would be "comfortable" with him, it was about whether a large and insanely high-profile corporation would hire him to do a job knowing that he is gay and out. There's this idiot thing right now where we think we've taken care of all of the major stuff (no) and so the next civil rights frontier is making sure people have the right to be dumbass bigots if they want without consequences. 

People calling Tony Dungy out for saying insecure nonsense cloaked in false piety are not requiring Tony Dungy by law to be comfortable with gay people. They're just expressing their opinion that he is a microphallic shitbird who's a disgrace to shitbirds everywhere, and he doesn't have the right to people being comfortable with him

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2 thoughts on “You Don’t Have a Right to Me Not Being an Asshole

  1. DuggleBogey says:

    If you’re not comfortable with someone, that’s YOUR problem, not theirs.
    If you’re using that as an excuse for refusing to hire someone, you’re WRONG WRONG WRONG.
    There’s no reason you couldn’t use that excuse other ways, for example, “I’m not comfortable around woman, or jews, or african-americans. Yet if you refuse to hire a qualified person for a job or refuse to rent an apartment to one of those people because of your “uncomfortableness” then you have actually violated the law.
    Dungy admitted he would not have drafted Sam because his sexual orientation makes Dungy uncomfortable? I don’t think it was too long ago that people used that excuse as a reason to hire people of Dungy’s race.
    Don’t you find that a little bit hypocritical?

  2. June Butler says:

    Another version of the old saw, “Some of my best friends are gay, BUT…”

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