When the girl in Mississippi won her case against the high school that discriminated against her, the school had discriminated against more than just her. They also discriminated against several autistic and special needs students. For those people who are so upset that the school lost, does that mean you approve of the discrimination against autistic teens, or just that you hate homosexuality so much you are willing to tolerate discrimination against autistic teens to see it blocked? It really confuses me considering there are several CMers who have been very outspoken against the girl who promote autism awareness in their profiles or pictures.Answer Question
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:44 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 5:47 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
I don't see anything about any autistic kids
Answer by scout_mom at 5:49 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 5:56 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Raine2001 at 6:03 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Discrimination is alive and well, here in the United States of America.
Let's celebrate on November 2nd.
Answer by jsbenkert at 6:07 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 6:09 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 6:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
I didn't call anyone a bigot. I just say, look at the candidates, look at the issues that are up for votes, and vote accordingly.
There are Conservative candidates who are fiscally conservative, but aren't outspoken about how they want to "protect traditional marriage" (double-speak for, "I don't approve of the 'gay lifestyle' and will do my best to keep gays and lesbians from having the same rights as you and me-- [in super-secret terminology, I believe in bigotry]").
Really, as long as we prevent all citizens from having equal rights, this sort of bigotry will be accepted. As long as we don't speak out against kids being bullied and excluded because of their sexual orientation, or because they have special needs, it will continue.
We can change that. But we have to look at the big picture as well as the "small issues".
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:09 PM on Oct. 27, 2010