NO I'm saying I "I" I respect people's views and can still be their friend and even ponder it to some extent. Take from it what I can, and then ignore the rest. As I know, you personally can't do dick all that will effect my life. If I have a problem with the Government, I'd be much better off taking my argument to them.
Congratulations on your ability to ponder things, but the only reason this is an issue is that tolerant people like yourself are currently restricting the rights of a group of people. You have the right to have an opinion, and you have the right to express that opinion, but you don't have the right to not be made fun of by smarter people with better opinions.
So it sure sounds like bigotry is one of those words that is "I know I am but what are you?"
Liberals discriminate against age(at least the ones here do, they loathe baby boomers, because they might retire and need elder care.)
They discriminate against socioeconomic status, they loathe the 1%'ers and claim that the Poor are of inferior intellect.
Even if one accepted the premise of that entire elaborate straw man, how is saying "old people suck because they need health care" or "poor people are dumb" not less bigoted than saying that gay people shouldn't have equal rights because their lifestyle is dumb/immoral/whatever? Unless you're arguing that liberals don't support the working class or don't support a strong social safety net, which would still somehow not be even in the ballpark of the worst argument you've made here in the last 24 hours.
Gays don't want equal rights they want exceptional rights. Where their rights trumps the rights of others to be repulsed by it, or to raise your children to think Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, one which may conflict with the morals of how one might want to raise their children.
The gay rights movement just wants equality. Stopping you from being ashamed of your children or raising them as bigots is not really a part of the agenda.
Republicans don't want small government, they want government to be small when it does things they don't like, which doesn't really move the debt needle at all. If they wanted smaller government they would have done something about it when they had the power to do it.
I bet the real surge will be today. I voted "no" because I thought they'd squabble about it a bit more and then backdate whatever they inevitably agreed to but apparently everyone realized what a big hole they'd dug themselves by hyping this nonsense as some sort of armageddon.