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It's genuinely incredible. As a catch up, Davies was the guy who said that parents would rather their kids weren't gay.
but this made me laugh - "He'd started coming down to the pub at 16 with, you know, splits in his jeans, and started buying Erasure albums, and all the rest of it...!".
I don't agree with his, well they are not really points are they, feelings I guess, but it's refreshingly honest. I don't really expect politicians to talk so genuinley and I like it.
do you not think he's essentially saying that whatever the evidence, he'll let kneejerk emotions overrule reason?
I'd struggle to say that this is a likeable trait in anyone.
Again they shouldn't be mp's either but to be derisive is interesting - you've not befriended anyone who makes big statements but can then admit they're emotionally founded?
But he seems open to change.
Gotta go now
I'm oddly impressed by it - he actually seems honest that he's a bit confused by the issue and is open to discussion on it.
And open to the possibility of change. That's a much better outlook than being staunchly entrenched in 'traditional conservative' views.
Should be be in any sort of power? No obviously not he's the last person. But he's interesting because he represents people who are scared but need to be reasoned with rather than ridiculed to prompt a change on them. Fascinating and well-written interview. A little smug in the dig at the end perhaps but the dig was necessary
I was in fact saying that he was trying as in trying to understand what he thinks about things. I actually think he's quite a charming buffoon, and I think his general unease he can't articulate is interesting.
You, however, read like a hilarious Daily Mail article comment. Oh and st_anger was an atrocious record.
i like people who challenge themselves and are open to debate, obviously. But i also don't want someone who's not even really sure what they think about the basic tolerance of homosexual attitudes and education in a position of power. He's making huge statements with no grounding. It's fine if it's my granddad because Gerald isn't influential.
your shtick is already being wheeled out on a regular basis here bud - go see the Shittest DiSser thread and see if they can't fit you in there as a late entry.
Your entire post is wonderfully contradictory too. Your mysterious liberal bigots seem to be haunting you a little, and furthermore you're clearly siding with someone who shares your views. So... yeah.
it speaks volumes that to you these are mutually exclusive ;)
and then Monday too.
ah ok that explains it
but just his comments. He seems slightly in awe of this mysterious entity he regards as gay culture. The line about how much he hated Boy George as a teenager and how much he loves him now is what ticked me off. But there's an undercurrent throughout.
Also; I don't think in this day and age it's possible to 'oppose homosexuality'. So I'd like to see you explain that one.
So basically nobody.
You need a new hobby.
Its like regular arily, but with 40% less fat.
Us...and loads of commentators on Twitter. Frankly I got a bit bored of every other Tweet being about it this morning.
Alright, Ian Watkins. Some of us can use Twitter while on buses and the like.
what the fuck are you doing on buses, you absolute pervert?
But I think his thinking is probably inductive of a lot of people of a certain age's attitude to homosexuality. They've been conditioned into a certain attitude based on a social construct based on an interpretation of religious scripture. However, the influence of that religion has crumbled. As such people are left with a feeling that its wrong but they don't know why.
I think opening up and having a chat about it is probably more constructive way of beginning to change those attitudes than playing a game of laugh at the bigot.. It's not like people's brains work on being shown a load of facts and the whole world instantly changing their viewpoint. Humans are emotionally based creatures as much as we like to kid ourselves otherwise (well, aside from Theo)