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Old 12-04-2012, 22:40   #1
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Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

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London mayor steps in to stop buses carrying Christian group's ads that claim therapy can stop people being gay
Is this a block on this groups free speech rights or the prevention of homophobia?

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The advert was due to say: "Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!"
Taken from: guardian.co.uk
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:43   #2
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

They were actually banned by TfL, not Boris...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17693947
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

I say let them get on with it and hope the back-lash teaches them a lesson
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:58   #4
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

doesn't sound very Christian of these Christians does it
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:59   #5
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

Yet again opinions are only allowed as long as they're PC
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

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Yet again opinions are only allowed as long as they're PC
Homophobic opinions shouldn't be allowed.

Or should we have bus adverts saying Muslims are responsible for 911?
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Yet again opinions are only allowed as long as they're PC
free speech comes with responsibility
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

how strange...

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they are a christian group and trying to promote hate and cause trouble...
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

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Homophobic opinions shouldn't be allowed.

Or should we have bus adverts saying Muslims are responsible for 911?
Only those comments were not homophobic. Had they been so then prosecutions would have followed.
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Only those comments were not homophobic. Had they been so then prosecutions would have followed.
How would you describe them, if not homophobic?

You can't be prosecuted for being homophobic btw. You can be prosecuted for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

I'd have probably banned the adverts, what's the point of upsetting people for no good cause imo and the only people that would take any sort of notice would be the youngsters already struggling to come to terms with their sexuallity. That said I'd have probably not allowed the adverts they were in response to either from Stonewall Some people are gay, get over it how about you (Stonewall) get over yourselves for a start.
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

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how strange...

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they are a christian group and trying to promote hate and cause trouble...

Thats how i see it to, Its good that these adverts has been stopped
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How would you describe them, if not homophobic?

You can't be prosecuted for being homophobic btw. You can be prosecuted for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
I'm not sure how I'd describe them but they're not homophobic. People are far too quick to play the "ooooh, gayist" card these days especially when it comes to anything connected to religion.

I don't see anything in that 'advert' which suggests homosexuality can be 'cured'. It could just as easily refer to someone straight who 'experimented' during their teens or puberty.

Oh and before presumptions start flying about, I don't think the adverts were a good idea. I just object to the notion that you can only have an opinion as long as it doesn't "offend" someone.
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Re: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

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"Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!"
I don't get it. what does it mean?

I'd say it was like "oh shut up about you being gay, and wanting to tell the whole world about it will you!"
but there's no "I am gay" in the statement.
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You appear to be missing the entire point.....
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