Man fined for subjecting Brighton bus driver to homophobic abuse

Man fined for subjecting bus driver to homophobic abuse

Man fined for subjecting bus driver to homophobic abuse

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A man has been fined for subjecting a bus driver to homophobic abuse.

David Matthews, of Windlesham Gardens, Brighton, has been ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs and ordered to serve a 12 month conditional discharge after appearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court last month.

The 68-year-old was arrested following a dispute on a Brighton and Hove bus at 10am on June 2 at Seven Dials in Brighton.

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1:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low. Fred'smate
  • Score: -32

1:22pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TescosEscalator says...

Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
[quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means? TescosEscalator
  • Score: 13

1:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc. Fred'smate
  • Score: -20

1:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TescosEscalator says...

Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
[quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable? TescosEscalator
  • Score: 16

1:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think? Valentinian
  • Score: -25

1:36pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'.
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'. Fred'smate
  • Score: -18

1:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TescosEscalator says...

Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?
My kind? Could you expand there?
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?[/p][/quote]My kind? Could you expand there? TescosEscalator
  • Score: 10

1:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TescosEscalator says...

Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'.
Spectacularly missing all points lol, well done.
[quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'.[/p][/quote]Spectacularly missing all points lol, well done. TescosEscalator
  • Score: 5

2:03pm Tue 2 Sep 14

her professional says...

Glad this objectionable man got taken to court. Nobody should face abuse whilst carrying out their job.
Glad this objectionable man got taken to court. Nobody should face abuse whilst carrying out their job. her professional
  • Score: 11

2:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?
My kind? Could you expand there?
I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!.
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?[/p][/quote]My kind? Could you expand there?[/p][/quote]I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!. Valentinian
  • Score: -8

2:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

her professional wrote:
Glad this objectionable man got taken to court. Nobody should face abuse whilst carrying out their job.
Does this include Argus Reporters?
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: Glad this objectionable man got taken to court. Nobody should face abuse whilst carrying out their job.[/p][/quote]Does this include Argus Reporters? Valentinian
  • Score: 5

2:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TescosEscalator says...

Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?
My kind? Could you expand there?
I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!.
Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested.
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?[/p][/quote]My kind? Could you expand there?[/p][/quote]I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!.[/p][/quote]Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested. TescosEscalator
  • Score: -3

3:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?
My kind? Could you expand there?
I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!.
Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested.
HAHA! You know I was just kidding... Some of my best friends are that way inclined....
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Hoestly your kind are a little over sensitive don't you think?[/p][/quote]My kind? Could you expand there?[/p][/quote]I think you have probably been expanded 'there' enough and know full well what it means!.[/p][/quote]Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested.[/p][/quote]HAHA! You know I was just kidding... Some of my best friends are that way inclined.... Valentinian
  • Score: -9

3:05pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
TescosEscalator wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
What a waste of public money.

Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone?

No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay.

And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.
You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?
It was verbal abuse.

Sticks and stones, etc.
Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'.

So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?
Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'.
Spectacularly missing all points lol, well done.
You didn't make any points.

State them clearly and I'll address them.
[quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TescosEscalator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: What a waste of public money. Was he fare-dodging? Was he threatening anyone? No. He pointed out that he thought the driver was gay. And the police wonder why public confidence in them is so low.[/p][/quote]You think thats acceptable behavior do you? Or are you not aware what homophobic abuse actually means?[/p][/quote]It was verbal abuse. Sticks and stones, etc.[/p][/quote]Yes, verbal abuse, not simply 'pointing out the driver was gay'. So you think that kind of thing is acceptable?[/p][/quote]Excuse me, but even pointing out that you think someone is gay is classed as 'abuse'.[/p][/quote]Spectacularly missing all points lol, well done.[/p][/quote]You didn't make any points. State them clearly and I'll address them. Fred'smate
  • Score: -4

3:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

"Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested."

Highlighting just how pathetic these 'homophobic abuse' prosecutions are.
"Homophobic abuse mate, careful - ill have you arrested." Highlighting just how pathetic these 'homophobic abuse' prosecutions are. Fred'smate
  • Score: -4

3:30pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me.
I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie"

I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again!
The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me. I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie" I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again! Valentinian
  • Score: -7

3:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Valentinian wrote:
The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me.
I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie"

I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again!
Even the thought of it makes me spell 'tired' and 'iroining' incorrectly. It is time I logged off... If that has any deviant connotations, I apologise.
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me. I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie" I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again![/p][/quote]Even the thought of it makes me spell 'tired' and 'iroining' incorrectly. It is time I logged off... If that has any deviant connotations, I apologise. Valentinian
  • Score: -6

3:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

Valentinian wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me.
I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie"

I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again!
Even the thought of it makes me spell 'tired' and 'iroining' incorrectly. It is time I logged off... If that has any deviant connotations, I apologise.
Considering your diet, I suspect that are permanently 'logging' on ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: The other day a mate of mine made a gay pass at me. I chucked the ball back to him and said, "Kick it properly you flamboyant noncie" I had my first and last.... Gay experience at 17, I tired it and didnt like it...so I can tell you I am NEVER doing the wasing up or Irnoning again![/p][/quote]Even the thought of it makes me spell 'tired' and 'iroining' incorrectly. It is time I logged off... If that has any deviant connotations, I apologise.[/p][/quote]Considering your diet, I suspect that are permanently 'logging' on ;-) Fred'smate
  • Score: -3

4:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

I see that the delicate ones are ganging up, lol.
I see that the delicate ones are ganging up, lol. Fred'smate
  • Score: -6

5:55pm Tue 2 Sep 14

arc12 says...

Until I read the article fully I assumed the guy was a teenager who was being a t**t but this was a 68 year old man! I'd like to say grow up, but I think there's little hope if he's abusing people at his age. Unbelievable - it's not acceptable at any age but 68!!!!!
Until I read the article fully I assumed the guy was a teenager who was being a t**t but this was a 68 year old man! I'd like to say grow up, but I think there's little hope if he's abusing people at his age. Unbelievable - it's not acceptable at any age but 68!!!!! arc12
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

arc12 wrote:
Until I read the article fully I assumed the guy was a teenager who was being a t**t but this was a 68 year old man! I'd like to say grow up, but I think there's little hope if he's abusing people at his age. Unbelievable - it's not acceptable at any age but 68!!!!!
Older people grew up in time when homosexuality was illegal.

Even today, it isn't as popular as the gay apologists would have us believe.

Older people are less likely to 'do as they are told' on the matter.
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: Until I read the article fully I assumed the guy was a teenager who was being a t**t but this was a 68 year old man! I'd like to say grow up, but I think there's little hope if he's abusing people at his age. Unbelievable - it's not acceptable at any age but 68!!!!![/p][/quote]Older people grew up in time when homosexuality was illegal. Even today, it isn't as popular as the gay apologists would have us believe. Older people are less likely to 'do as they are told' on the matter. Fred'smate
  • Score: 7

8:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Libertarian Patriot says...

George Orwell warnbed us that the misuse of language and the politics of PC would lead us to the totalitarian state. A "phobia" is a clinically diagnosed mental disease. Having an opinion about something is not the samer things as mental disease. We have freedom of speech under Article 10 of the ECHR and if someone dislikes (or likes) homosexual practises they may express that view. If we restrict freedom of speech based on PC or some other liberal-left mandated infringement of human rights we shall soon all be in Orwell's nightmare world depressingly described in the novel all should read: "1984."
George Orwell warnbed us that the misuse of language and the politics of PC would lead us to the totalitarian state. A "phobia" is a clinically diagnosed mental disease. Having an opinion about something is not the samer things as mental disease. We have freedom of speech under Article 10 of the ECHR and if someone dislikes (or likes) homosexual practises they may express that view. If we restrict freedom of speech based on PC or some other liberal-left mandated infringement of human rights we shall soon all be in Orwell's nightmare world depressingly described in the novel all should read: "1984." Libertarian Patriot
  • Score: 1

8:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Roundbill says...

I like trains.
I like trains. Roundbill
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

her professional says...

Libertarian Patriot wrote:
George Orwell warnbed us that the misuse of language and the politics of PC would lead us to the totalitarian state. A "phobia" is a clinically diagnosed mental disease. Having an opinion about something is not the samer things as mental disease. We have freedom of speech under Article 10 of the ECHR and if someone dislikes (or likes) homosexual practises they may express that view. If we restrict freedom of speech based on PC or some other liberal-left mandated infringement of human rights we shall soon all be in Orwell's nightmare world depressingly described in the novel all should read: "1984."
Saying that you don't like homosexual practises (make sure you marry someone of the opposite sex and you'll be OK) is not the same thing as abusing someone who happens to be gay, which is what the article was about.
[quote][p][bold]Libertarian Patriot[/bold] wrote: George Orwell warnbed us that the misuse of language and the politics of PC would lead us to the totalitarian state. A "phobia" is a clinically diagnosed mental disease. Having an opinion about something is not the samer things as mental disease. We have freedom of speech under Article 10 of the ECHR and if someone dislikes (or likes) homosexual practises they may express that view. If we restrict freedom of speech based on PC or some other liberal-left mandated infringement of human rights we shall soon all be in Orwell's nightmare world depressingly described in the novel all should read: "1984."[/p][/quote]Saying that you don't like homosexual practises (make sure you marry someone of the opposite sex and you'll be OK) is not the same thing as abusing someone who happens to be gay, which is what the article was about. her professional
  • Score: 3

11:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Nellie's Grandson says...

There are some clearly homophobic bigots on here today. Valentinian and Fredsmate may think themselves very clever but they are far from it. They are small minded, nasty individuals with scant regard for the law or common decency. It is against the law to abuse someone verbally or physically, whether they be homosexual or not, it is also against the law to discriminate against an individual on the grounds of age, sex, race or sexuality and rightly so. So should the driver have been of non-white British heritage would it be okay for someone to have an opinion that they did not like that sort of person and consequently be abusive or insulting to them? The law does not concern itself with what was acceptable when 68 year old men were 25 but with what in a decent society is acceptable now. Grow up and join the 21st century and be careful as to where your opinions might take you.
There are some clearly homophobic bigots on here today. Valentinian and Fredsmate may think themselves very clever but they are far from it. They are small minded, nasty individuals with scant regard for the law or common decency. It is against the law to abuse someone verbally or physically, whether they be homosexual or not, it is also against the law to discriminate against an individual on the grounds of age, sex, race or sexuality and rightly so. So should the driver have been of non-white British heritage would it be okay for someone to have an opinion that they did not like that sort of person and consequently be abusive or insulting to them? The law does not concern itself with what was acceptable when 68 year old men were 25 but with what in a decent society is acceptable now. Grow up and join the 21st century and be careful as to where your opinions might take you. Nellie's Grandson
  • Score: 4
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