LGBTQ Community Not Deviants
There have been several comments here in the Letters to The Editor section of the Rhino Times that refer to the LGBTQ community members as sexual deviants. Calling the LGBTQ community “deviants” is both inaccurate and wrong for several reasons:
1) It is discriminatory: Labeling a group of people as “deviants” is a form of discrimination, which is harmful and unjust. Such language creates a sense of “otherness” and can lead to the marginalization of the LGBTQ community.
2) It is factually incorrect: The term “deviant” implies that the LGBTQ community is abnormal or unnatural, which is not the case. The existence of LGBTQ individuals has been documented in numerous cultures throughout history and is a natural variation in human sexuality.
3) It promotes bigotry and intolerance: Using derogatory language towards a marginalized community contributes to the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and attitudes. This, in turn, can lead to discrimination, bullying, and hate crimes.
4) It lacks empathy and understanding: Calling the LGBTQ community “deviants” fails to recognize the human experiences of LGBTQ individuals. It disregards the struggles and challenges that many LGBTQ individuals face, such as discrimination, social exclusion, and violence.
5) It goes against the principles of equality and respect: Every individual deserves respect and equal treatment regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Using derogatory language towards the LGBTQ community undermines these principles.
Calling the LGBTQ community “deviants” is a form of discrimination that is harmful, inaccurate, and lacks empathy and understanding. Instead, we should strive to create a more inclusive and accepting society that respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. I ask the Rhino Times editors to discourage such open bigotry here on the pages of such a reputable news organization.
Christian C. Rice
Recently, a Supreme Court justice pondered a question on the limits of free speech as it pertains to protected groups. However, the justice missed a step, or just doesn’t care to know, about who gets to decide which groups receive these protections.
The problem is civil rights legislation is being abused to fence in and limit exercise of constitutional protected rights. Speech, voting, fair trials, petitioning lawmakers, association and the press are all being limited by alphabet soup of newly created protected groups. It’s being used as a weapon for politicians to reward their base.
As an example, we now have “hate speech.” What is “hate speech?” It is essentially anything politicians want it to mean. They accuse opponents of hate speech to avoid answering important questions or addressing uncomfortable evidence. Politicians are reducing rights to advance their agenda/power while ignoring negative repercussions of their policies. If you point out a policy failure you are stereotyping.
That’s a questin I’ve asked and could never get a straight answer. If “hate speech” isprotected in this way then what’s to start doing the same thing to other forms.
You are right. It’s the beginning of the attack on FREE speech. It’s going to turn into the way they will start restricting ALL speech. What will be interesting is when someone challenges these laws and it gets to the Supreme Court. A lot of liberal whiners will get their feelings hurt very quickly.
Again, I encourage everyone to read “1984”. If and when we get to this point that will be the trigger for the 2nd American Revolution.
I apologize for all the typos…it’s cold and I’m tired.
Guess long term social norms mean nothing and your opinion of LGBTQ is how everyone should feel. Your EDI letter infringes on my rights since I don’t agree with you.
LGTBQ has been normal throughout human history.
If homosexuality were normal the human race would not exist.
Wow, the lack of logic in your statement is historical. You do understand that normal doesn’t mean everyone. For example, it is normal for people to have red hair.
No, the illogic is in your statement.
Heterosexuality is normal, as homosexuality is abnormal. Homosexuals have always existed just as murderers have, but that doesn’t t make them normal, does it?
Get a brain.
After another he/she shooter in Louisville chris how do you feel about supporting them now
Same as I feel about the 99% of cis mass shooters. What a silly question.
What’s silly about it chris this he/she is not the first nor will it be the last. These are your people the ones you champion They are not only sick but deviant they like you are truly satans spawn
Both letters address the same thing; just from different directions; sin against God
And chris in case you’re wondering I feel the same way about the ILLEGALS that cross our border that you stand up for.
Back in my day, it was completely normally to love and lay with both women AND men.
And Jesus loved them all.
God have mercy on your soul for using the name of Jesus this way, shame on you !!!
To share truth? My child….
Personally, I feel comfortable using that language because I’m a member of the LGBT community.
That comment is NOT mine. Some guy thinks he”s being funny.
I suspected as much
Hahahahahaha. Not uncommon for anti LGBTQ people to just be repressed closeted LGBTQ people themselves.
Nothing more rebellious than a little sodomy before you go get them taco eaters.
Are you saying you don’t like Tacos? What a rebel you! LOL
1). Using honest, accurate and correct English does not equate to discriminating against anyone or anything. And it is necessary in order to think clearly, and communicate clearly. A spade is a spade.
2). They are called deviants because they deviate from the norm. Fact.
3). Accurate language neither promotes nor degrades anything.
4). So what if it lacks empathy and understanding? Calling conservatives “nutters” also lack empathy and understanding – right?
5). “Equality” is nonsensical in this context. Are pedophiles “equal” to normal people? I assert that pedophiles are despicable disgusting people who abuse children. “Equality” is an irrelevant concept, like saying a circle is blue.
What a litany of horse crap from Lying Chris.
Sexual deviants are called deviants because they deviate from the norm. That is just a statement of fact. Normal people understand this ( and they don’t engage in fatuous character assassination ).
Being LGBTQ is not a choice or a deviation from the norm. It is simply a part of their identity, just as being heterosexual or cisgender is a part of others’ identities. They are a minority but still relevant percentage of the population (approx. 10% it is estimated) . I understand that the conservative party likes to make enemies out of minorities, but it doesn’t make it right.
Furthermore, comparing LGBTQ individuals to pedophiles is not only inaccurate but also harmful. Pedophilia is a disorder that involves a sexual attraction to children, which is illegal and immoral. Being LGBTQ, on the other hand, is not a disorder or a crime. Furthermore, pedophilia has victims (children) yet LGBTQ community has no victims. Just loving adults.
Interesting that it is the conversative party that voted against the Child Marriage Bill in Wyoming, West Virgina and Tennessee. Why was that?
You’re really not very bright, are you?
Totally spot-on, Austin–thanks for your comments. Have a safe trip to Ol’ Blighty.
It’s a bit cool in Yorkshire, but we’re headed South to Wales soon.
I disagree with everyone about everything. The puddle of mud would be a bit more clear if you were to refrain using Religion as basis for an argument. Religion is faith-based, not fact-based.
This Republic was based on Judeo-Christian principles. The decline of ethics and morality, and the American family, is destroying our freedoms and our Republic. One example might be the rampant retail theft in retail stores all over the country. All three of the “Desert” Religions have something to say about theft being wrong – and it is.
Back when I was jumping out of planes, my XO commanded me to lay with him like Jesus layer with Michael. At first, I was confused, but then I realized I had no free will, only direct orders. Butt has never felt the same since.
The Rhino Times really should ban the hijacking of someone else’s name and their impersonation by a fraudster.
Thank you Austin. Note he misspelled my name.
And I wholeheartedly agree with you…or maybe I start hijacking chris/Chris/all the other aliases he/she uses.
You’re welcome, Alan.
I don’t have a problem with people using pen names in this forum, even when the slippery ones use several names to hide their shenanigans (Juan Martillo also uses Ricky Chapman and Carl Ford, but it’s one guy trying to disguise what he’s doing).
I DO have a problem with someone else fraudulently using my name and pretending that I made a comment that I did not.