Activists Need To Stop Being Dismissi...

Activists Need To Stop Being Dismissive & Actually Counter The Absurd

There are 9 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Apr 25, 2013, titled Activists Need To Stop Being Dismissive & Actually Counter The Absurd. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

(Editorial) Pro-LGBT activists need to stop being dismissive of the arguments from the Right Wing and actually take the time to counter them with facts

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Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#1 Apr 25, 2013
Since when does the right wing care about facts?
Gays Run the World

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Apr 25, 2013
The evidence is clear
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Since December 2005, countering the absurd is what we do 24/7/365(6) at TOPIX
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Our skills are unsurpassed

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#3 Apr 25, 2013
While I wholeheartedly agree with the need to educate the public in order to counter the lies being spread about LGBT people I'm not sure that giving trolls the attention they crave helps matters.

We can educate without giving trolls publicity.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#4 Apr 25, 2013
I agree that people with functioning brains need to actively counter the lies and smokescreens that the hate-mongers put out there.

While we're not being vocal enough, the idiots are all listening and nodding their idiot heads and thinking, "Yeah!! Duh BIBLE sez bein' quir iz rong. En it asso sez adultuhree is rong. So der duh same. BAD!!!" and they trot on down to the voting booth.

Scary.

And, yes, it does piss me off to constantly be in the position of having to counter so many out-right lies spread by hate-mongers. But if we don't, the voting public will continue believing the lies and continue harming their fellow citizens and their families by voting in laws based on hate, fear, and ignorance.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#5 Apr 25, 2013
We've been battling against the absurd for the last 150 odd years since we figured out there wasn't just the one of us and we needed to work together.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#6 Apr 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
We've been battling against the absurd for the last 150 odd years since we figured out there wasn't just the one of us and we needed to work together.
And we obviously are gaining ground, but damn.......some make it really almost impossible to get through to them......ugh:(

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#7 Apr 25, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
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And we obviously are gaining ground, but damn.......some make it really almost impossible to get through to them......ugh:(
I think it's chosen and purposeful ignorance on most of their parts.

It's way easier to scream and cry and demand that nothing ever change and refuse to learn anything new or scary than it is to learn stuff and not be afraid anymore.

If you listen carefully, all the hate-mongers and idiots are saying exactly the same thing, "Change is BAD!!! NOTHING much change EVER!!! BE AFRAID!!! Change is BAD!!!"

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Apr 25, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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I think it's chosen and purposeful ignorance on most of their parts.
It's way easier to scream and cry and demand that nothing ever change and refuse to learn anything new or scary than it is to learn stuff and not be afraid anymore.
If you listen carefully, all the hate-mongers and idiots are saying exactly the same thing, "Change is BAD!!! NOTHING much change EVER!!! BE AFRAID!!! Change is BAD!!!"
All one has to do is read through posts written by GTF to see that coming a mile away......lol!!!

I noticed that those sort of people are awfully quiet with another State on-board!!!
faithman

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2013
One of your best articles Bridgette!

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