Whoa...slow down there, hoss
. I'm a bit confused about something you said back there a little ways. No, no...I get that--I understand the words that you're saying. And When you put them together that way, well, I think I understand what yer tryin to say. But, ya see, that's where you lose me. So lemme get this straight: comparing Mormons to West Virginia racists is wrong.
Okay, yeah. I agree with ya. Denigrating an entire, relatively diverse group--be they "Mormons" or "West Virginians" or even "Hollywood"--based solely on the actions of a few is wrong and a project for the simple-minded.
But now--and correct me if I'm wrong here--I think we agree for different reasons. Let me explain my objection here by going back to what amounts to: "Mormons are no better than West Virginia Racists."
Now this won't take that long, and it's actually pretty easy to follow along with: On the right side of the equation we have "West Virginia Racists"--a subgroup ("racists") of a larger group ("West Virginians"). On the left side, we don't have the subgroup, leaving only the larger group ("Mormons"). It's an unequal equation and a poor analogy. A better one would be "Homophobic Mormons are no better than West Virginian racists."
See, that's my objection. Now this is where I'm confused: what's your objection? 'Cause it appear to me that you just hate gay people.
But that can't be right, can it? It just makes no sense. Why would anybody hate another human for being gay? I mean, that's about as intolerant, ignorant, abhorrent and just plain stupid as hating someone just because they're from a different race.
Homophobes--Mormon or otherwise--are no better than racists from anywhere.