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Thread #109916 Message #2308102
Posted By: John MacKenzie
06-Apr-08 - 06:02 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Just so that everybody is clear about the issue of Matthew Parrish's sexuality, which I for one have no objection to.
Matthew Parris is openly homosexual, and a campaigner for homosexual rights and equality. When a person campaigns for his beliefs, it is not surprising that people should use the handle he provides, to describe him as a person. Once again the ploughshare of the English language is being beaten into a sword by the politically correct, in order to stab someone who mentions the openly acknowledged issue of a man's sexual preferences.
Had the word 'gay' [sic] been prefaced by a derogatory adjective I could see the point of getting het up about it, but as it was merely stated as a fact, openly acknowledged by the person concerned, I see no sin, real or imagined.