Willie... thanks for the explanation. However if that is you being no so thoughtful heaven knows how good it would look if it was ;-) I thought your points pertinent enough. If I could write that well without thought I would be happy woman indeed
Whilst I agree with some of what you say about bigotry I think if people stay silent too long then they get to think only their view counts. How are they to be eduvated and their ideologies changed without engaging in some education and debate.
All that said, I do not think poeple who have differeing views from me on this topic are all uneducated bigots personally. Many have raised some good point and their OWN opinions and comments. I learn from them too even if diametrically opposed almost to my own viewpoint.
Very often the one's shouting of some agenda are the ones who have the biggest agenda themselves, which they pick up from others rather than actually have their own opinion. Or, worse, hide their own bigotry behind someone elses agenda and try to use that to prove their pointless point. I am not saying that is the case here but you do see it
We live in hope eh?