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MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE?

Filed at 7:05 am under by dcobranchi

Natalie has a pretty sad post up about a split between an inclusive support group and Homeschool World. In Homeschool World’s, er, world, it is apparently impossible to non-discriminate against folks based on their religion and their sexual orientation.

Just so the folks over at HW don’t accidentally link over here let me state right out–

Home Education & Other Stuff does not discriminate against folks for any reason including SEXUAL ORIENTATION! Exclusivist prigs will get tweaked on occasion, though.

9 Responses to “MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE?”


Comment by
Tim Haas
June 26th, 2005
at 9:39 am

We have a pro-excoriation policy here at HE&OS.


Comment by
Ron
June 26th, 2005
at 2:18 pm

Some folks equate having an opinion as discriminating. As far as anything I’ve read here, you are someone who has an opinion or two is all. No discrimination found by my book.


Comment by
damaged justice
June 26th, 2005
at 3:31 pm

Darn it, I’m discriminating against homosexuals every time I don’t sleep with them!


Comment by
Gene
June 27th, 2005
at 12:06 am

Everyone falls all over themselves over this pc stuff.

What about those people who are truly victimized like the mis-shapen, the vertically challenged, the fat, the poorly complected, the downright ugly, or those who cannot properly read social cues? They are left out and treated horribly and no one gives them any consideration. Should we make it illegal to have a prom if everyone doesn’t get a date of their liking?


Comment by
Natalie
June 27th, 2005
at 2:00 am

Beeelieve me, I feel your PC pain. By all means, feel free to discriminate against whomever you please within your private space and/or organization.

My only request: Just let people know that you discriminate consistently. Post a sign. Issue a policy statement. Station a mime outside the door performing to “Short People” (except in Rhode Island, of course).

My issue is the hypocritical, unethical, secretive, double standard thing. Not the PC thing. I discriminate every day.

(recently, I’ve developed an unhealthy disdain for rude, order-bungling fast food cashiers…I raised my voice at a McD’s drive-thru’ worker this weekend. It was cathartic, so I’m going back tomorrow.).


Comment by
Daryl
June 27th, 2005
at 5:43 am

Gene,

What the hell are you talking about?! I’m with Natalie. The Pride’s (and you, I guess) can discriminate against whomever they please. My beef is that an inclusive group should be just that– inclusive. The only requirement is that they home educate. To claim that one cannot have an inclusive group that unquestionisngly accepts both religious folks and LGBT folks is just plain bullshit.


Comment by
Gene
June 27th, 2005
at 12:55 pm

Please excuse my tangent Daryl. I was making a more general point about PCness.

My point is: Why is it logical to give special consideration and even pass laws for personal choices that are unknown, unless someone broadcasts it, and not defend people who are being discriminated against for physical attributes they have absolutely no control over and cannot hide or overcome.

Not sharing one’s personal thoughts seems like an easy fix for those that feel offended when another doesn’t aggree. Just like I am a little offended you cursed at me when I see a different, and much more helpless, victim than you see but that was my fault for bringing it up out of context.

No harm or individual judgement intended; I am truely baffled by this and have been for quite some time.


Comment by
Eric Holcombe
June 27th, 2005
at 2:39 pm

Sigh. There they go again, supporting those minority homeschoolers. Just doesn’t seem to make business sense. Does it?


Comment by
Daryl
June 27th, 2005
at 2:48 pm

Eric,

Is it difficult being that obtuse?