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The problem with the 'It Gets Better' campaign is that it, again, is special rights -- singling out a particular group that is no more harmed than any other groups, and really singling them out for special attention and special rights, special things that should also be shared with lots of other people that are being bullied. It really is, again, another example of money and resources being given to a special class, a group of people, and discriminating against many others who are being bullied.

Larry Jacobs, Joe. My. God. 35 Comments [9/8/2012 8:32:54 AM]
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The Crimson Chost

I think this guy is confused about what special rights are.

9/8/2012 8:36:00 AM

Filin De Blanc

And I bet your "solution" is to just stop supporting LGBT kids as opposed to giving more support to kids who may be suffering for other reasons, isn't it?

9/8/2012 8:39:58 AM

WWWWolf

> The problem with the 'It Gets Better' campaign is that it, again, is special rights

So instead of thinking "gee golly, it's great that someone's fighting bullying, depression and suicide, even if it isn't targeted at me or any people I know", you're saying "this is horrible, we must not fight bullying, depression and suicide at all, because this particular campaign doesn't apply to everyone, and only targets people I disagree with".

Got it.

9/8/2012 8:43:52 AM

John_in_Oz

I bet you think the taxpayer funds it.

9/8/2012 8:45:07 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Its people who have been through hard times telling younger people what they wished some one would have told them when they were young.

The only right being conferred here is freedom from the self-loathing that your lot would unjustly thrust upon them. And there isn't even anything "special about that. Everyone deserves to be free from your propaganda.

9/8/2012 8:55:42 AM

RW2

So, the bigot from Chick Fil A was exercising free speech rights by funding and supporting discrimination against LGBTQIA people, but telling folks "it gets better" is special rights and not free speech?

Fuck off and come back after you've read a book other than the Bible and actually read your Constitution. Fucking idiot.

9/8/2012 9:01:23 AM

Mudak

Interesting. Speaking as a straight person who got bullied fairly severely in high school (it gave me an ulcer at one point), I can totally justify the "it gets better" campaign even if I might not have been the target audience had it come out when I was a teenager.

Since my own bullying was at least partially on religious/ideological grounds, it does explain why I am so vocally anti-theist today.

9/8/2012 9:16:44 AM

Arctic Knight

What these people don't understand is that once the LGBT community gets equal rights, it WILL apply to everyone. Larry Jacobs will have just as much of a right to marry a man as Clay Aiken will have. It's NOT special rights, it's equal rights, applied to everyone who chooses to use those rights.

9/8/2012 9:36:42 AM

Raised by Horses

"Them libs is offerin' gays special treatment by trying to give them the same rights that I already enjoy."

So, why is it that wingnuts are only able to see reverse discrimination, anyway? And why do they think that it's any kind of major problem compared to, say, everyday ordinary fucking discrimination?

9/8/2012 9:43:54 AM

Swede

No more harmed than any other groups? Yeah, right!

So, if you can't help EVERYONE right now, you shouldn't help anyone at all? What's wrong with starting with a group of people who are vilified, hated, beaten up, raped and murdered for something they are born with, and if that works well, go on to help another group in a similar way?

To finally be able to enjoy the same rights that you or I take for granted is NOT "special attention and special rights", asshole! It's equal rights!

9/8/2012 9:54:39 AM

sandchigger

Yeah, someone should really make an ad campaign for high school bullies and assholes titled "Enjoy it, pricks, this is as good as it's ever gonna be for you."

9/8/2012 10:30:08 AM

freako104

You're complaining about people who gwt bullied getting rights? Fuck you. Also LGBT people get bullied. To the point of suicide. Because of assholes like you Larry. So fuck you. Oh and as a straight person I am ashamed of you.

9/8/2012 10:46:34 AM

J. James

"Special rights" are things only Christians should enjoy, amirite?

9/8/2012 10:49:02 AM

farpadokly

This seems reasonable enough to me, especially when compared to the usual gay-related quotes on here.

9/8/2012 11:31:52 AM

Metallic Space Dragon

You're full of shit. Also, this isn't some government-sponsored program, so you don't really have a say on the matter anyway. This is individuals wanting to support LGBT children and teens who have been bullied.

9/8/2012 11:50:07 AM

Oh My Dog!

None of your money being spent Larry; you can stop whining now.

Let me guess, you were never bullied for something you had absolutely no control over. How high does the body count have to get before you realize you are part of the problem?


9/8/2012 12:32:31 PM

Anon

I didn't think "It Gets Better" was singling out any group in particular, except those who are oppressed. It just happens that homophobia is a big source of oppression in US culture right now.

Completely Missing The Point award?

9/8/2012 12:40:37 PM

fishtank

Yknow what?

I hate you. :)

9/8/2012 12:40:43 PM

Ebon

You're complaining about an anti-bullying campaign.

Go away and think about what you did.

9/8/2012 2:27:55 PM

Papabear

Just because a certain type of discrimination can only happen to a certain group of people doesn't make that discrimination any more correct. To argue otherwise is similar to saying "We must feed everyone, not just the hungry, or the system is unfair."

9/8/2012 3:16:00 PM

Mister Spak

What are these special right? No christian has ever been able to explain them to me.

@Ebon:

You're telling one of these lamebrains to think?

9/8/2012 5:03:48 PM

Berny

Seeing as the bulk of the abuse that affects gays is coming from the Christian Reich and their misbegotten whelps, you have a lot of balls making an accusation like that.
Nobody is asking for special rights. They're asking for the same rights as any other student to be left the fuck alone by the rejects and retards you asshole raise as bullies.

9/8/2012 6:32:15 PM

Xotan

Bullying does not harm people? Bullying does not drive people to suicice?

The singling out of people for bullying must be seen in the context of the 'It gets Better' response to young gay people. And the statistics are easily available to show that not a few crack under the psychological strain, which makes living intolerable and impossible for them. So they end it all.

It is pure distilled evil to even hint that the 'It Gets Better' campaign is a problem, when the problem is really iherent in the thinking of Larry Jacobs and those whos think like him. The atavistic 'kill the odd ones out' comes into play so easily. Bullying is a semi-permitted version of this. But it is a lethal as stoning, shooting, burning. In fact it is a psychological form of torturing to death. And Larry, death lurks in your mind as you were writing your posting.

Bullying of anybody, for any reason, is wrong. It is not just gays that are singled out, although they are usually the easiest victims to zero in on.

Larry, just how Christian do you think bullying is? It is conscious vitimisation for self-gratification, and best done in groups who share the same ethos of persecution of 'the different'. I put those who do it on par with those who pull the wings off flies - sick in the head and not part of civilised society.

9/9/2012 2:26:20 AM



The problem with giving to the people who are hungry is that you're discriminating against those without clothing or parents or jobs. This shows who the real bigots are.

9/9/2012 3:12:12 AM

Adrian

I get the feeling that Larry must also object to cervical and breast cancer prevention campaigns, since they single out women. He probably also thinks that there should be no gynecologists, as it is unjust that women have specialized doctors only for them...

"singling out a particular group that is no more harmed than any other groups, and really singling them out for special attention and special rights, special things that should also be shared with lots of other people that are being bullied."


9/9/2012 7:06:31 AM
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