whining vs. self-respect

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Alvin McEwen writes that Mike Huckabee's whining about resigning from the Country Music Association Foundation is becoming insufferable, as when Huckabee complains that "If the industry doesn't want people of faith or who hold conservative and traditional political views to buy tickets and music," whines Huckabee, "they should be forthcoming and say it:"

Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together. If the arts community becomes part of the polarization instead of bridging communities and people over the power of civil norms as reflected in the arts, then we as a civilization may not be long for this earth.

Huckabee, of course, has a long history of making slanderous comments about molestation and scouting, "claiming that we want to 'criminalize Christianity'," and supporting the harmful "reparative therapy" fraud. As McEwen continues, "I don't want to mince words here:"

Mike Huckabee is a lying sack of garbage who seems to think that he is privileged to say anything he feels about the LGBTQ community without any expectations of us raising an objection. He minimizes the severity of his slurs and then plays the victim when the targets of his words refuse to play his game.

He is indicative of the ignorance some people have in thinking that LGBTQs are supposed to so grateful about society's so-called tolerance of us that we raise no objections when our lives, our children, and our families are besmirched and disrespected. It's not enough for people like Huckabee to insult us. According to them, we are supposed to accept the insults and the second-class status prescribed to us by those harsh words and ugly inaccuracies about our lives. If we don't accept those things, then we are intolerant hypocrites.

No.

We are human beings. And that means we are intolerant of certain things, such as disrespect, lies, attacks, and especially people who attempt to reshape who we are based upon their ignorance and religious beliefs.

It's not a matter of "tolerance" or "intolerance."

It's a matter of self-respect.


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