OK, I'm assuming many of you have seen these two posts: the person who wants to play Destiny with others within the LGBT/Furry community, and the person who wants to play with Christians. Now let me say first this is not going to devolve into a theological or argument about morals. When the guy(or girl) who made his post about playing with other Christians, his thread was torn apart. He, his beliefs, and anyone who sided with him were discriminated and made fun of. He was told countless times that he was wrong and stupid for believing what he did. Now today there was another post made by a guy(or girl) wishing to play with with those in the LGBT and "furry" communities. This thread, thankfully, was met with nothing but kind words and willingness to play, even by those who were not LGBT. Why is there a difference between the responses to the Christian post and the LGBT/furry post? Neither was condemning those who didn't think like them, simply asking to play with like-minded people of similar backgrounds, yet one was discriminated and made fun of. Why is this OK? We supposedly live in this generation of tolerance, where everyone's beliefs and lifestyles are to be accepted, so why the intolerance? Everybody should remember the Golden rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. Ok guys, it's getting a little out of hand. This is not a topic about religion, it is about respecting each other. Remember, just be nice to people. It doesn't cost anything. You're not required to agree with them, but do not belittle or discriminate against them for thinking differently than you do.
7/22/2014 9:51:10 PM PermalinkWanna know why those things are met with different responses? For sake of argument, let's say this was all in America. Only a small portion of Americans are LGBT. Being a minority group, it's often difficult to find others to play with. I would assume that this LGBT group is also accepting of those who are straight allies. This is seen as an inclusive group. However, an overwhelming number of Americans identify as Christian. Something like 73% of all Americans. Now, to play with a group of only Christians, this is seen as exclusionary since it isn't accepting of anyone else, especially minority groups. Also, being a Christian is a choice you make, not something you're born with. Even more so, it isn't something you're systematically discriminated against for. That's why it's different.