Kolyo wrote:FOR THE RECORD:
Here is the quote from the Telegraph article that mentions how Card wants to criminalize homosexuality:
In an essay from 1990 that he has since tried to repudiate,
he called for laws criminalising homosexuality "to remain on the books …
to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society's rules
of sexual behaviour cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable,
equal citizens within that society". He now says critics of that essay
"ignore the context" of its publication in a Mormon magazine.
just to be clear on this,
tho I remain firm in my favoring support of free speech
over boycotts whose goal is to promote stifling ourselves in timid self-censorship,
I wanna reject
the filosofy attributed to Mr. Card and exhibited
in the nested quote. I choose to support a libertarian vu
toward the freedom of homosexuals to be themselves, emotionally,
and in contemplation of their expressed fervent desire that we
recognize their marriages, I believe that we shud accomodate them,
the better to make them happy. Y not? Life is too short;
u might as well cram as much happiness for everyone into it as possible.
Qua what Mr. Card purportedly said of "society's rules
of sexual behaviour", I advocate that each of the 3OO,OOO,OOO+
of us, say: "screw society; we 'll do what we damn please."
No one needs a government to tell us what to feel
nor how to act upon it, as long as it is consensual.