I sort of agree with that, it was unprofessional and inproper, but he wasn’t directing the words toward the customers. This is what I have problem with if you read the whole opinion piece.
“Hey, I’m one of those sodomites, too!” Maybe I should have had a snappier comeback, but the driver was stunned. I’m guessing that nobody had ever stood up to him for saying something homophobic.
Being unprofessional, is not a reason to call someone mentally ill. and in this case the writer has a national forum to do so, so is he not being just as unprofessional as a journalist as the bus driver? and besides what is a sodomite? Other then a person or persons that commit sodomy?
And then there is this point, after confronting the guy, which he admited was “stunned” by him standing up to him, he went ahead and reported the bus driver anyway, was it to promote equality? or was it inflict revenge?
So I finally stood up for myself and reported the driver to the transit authority. If someone were to say something racist, sexist or antisemitic, I would say something, even though I am white, male and non-Jewish. But I wonder, when a homophobic remark is made in a conversation among straight people, whether anyone is willing to say, “That’s not appropriate and I find that offensive.” I don’t know, but I hope so.
And on another point, he sites The Stonewall incident, which was a three day violent riot incited by underage teenage male prostitutes, drag queens and other patrons of the mafia owned “gay” bar.
The passage of Proposition 8 might be this generation’s “Stonewall,” the 1969 riot that began after an unprovoked police raid on a gay bar in Greenwich Village and that marked the start of the gay rights movement.
Thus, indicating that it is OK to riot because of the need to stop the bigots that voted for Prop 8 or because of some unprofessional bus driver?
Seeing the protesters (from what has been all over youtube about the vile behavoir of the protesters, it ahsn’t been reported by the mainline media) maybe it was little too much for the bus driver to handle mentally, and so he blurted out an unkind word toward the protesters, but this writer say to it justice was being done by trying to get this poor smoe fired.
But what should be really be scary is the thought that the national media should be used to “re-educate” poor bigoted Christians on thier attitude and frustration toward rioters in the street, which the media sees no problem as the rioters protest by cursing God, spitting on and threatening old ladies & street prayer groups, and harassing worshipers going to and from Church on Sunday, threatening to do harm to any that disagree with them on this very personal sacred issue, which the riots don’t give a hoot about except to use a politcally football to silence their critics. To me that is bigotry and it is scary they are getting away with it…