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2013-01-03 02:03:07 PM  
7 votes:
That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!
2013-01-03 01:23:33 PM  
7 votes:
Is this really an "incredible story?"  It seems like a bunch of drunk people ganging up on a hate-monger in a pizza line at night could, and probably does, happen everywhere.

FTA: I think the fact that the story takes place in Ohio also has something to do with it. The state doesn't have the best reputation for LGBT rights but Columbus is a very progressive city in our state. We have a very large active gay population and we are the home of one of the largest pride festivals in the Midwest.

We'll have news when it's a congregation rising up against a preacher, or landslide victories against politicians who oppose same-sex marriage.

And, not to mention, how "insanely good" could the pizza be in Columbus, Ohio?
2013-01-03 04:25:07 PM  
6 votes:

serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though


Oh yeah, I can remember literally zeroes of times when a guy and a girl held hands and stood close together, and people snarled at them.

Zeroes of times.
2013-01-03 04:22:40 PM  
4 votes:
I didn't expect to see allies so willing to chime in and let this guy know that his hate speech wouldn't be tolerated.

We've hit a critical mass of gay tolerance and acceptance in this country. People aren't afraid to speak out against bigotry in public because they are fairly certain they won't be alone in the fight.
2013-01-03 02:07:17 PM  
4 votes:

pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!


Many times, people with just mind their own business when something rude happens. You know, don't want to get involved.

/Unless they're packing a gun.
//And they confronting an unarmed teenager.
2013-01-03 05:01:21 PM  
3 votes:

maunderingcabal: Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.


You have an idiotic idea of what free speech entails. You can say what you want, and everyone else can respond how they want. Free speech is not freedom from consequences. The government can't censor you, but society can still shun you if you're a bigoted ass.
2013-01-03 05:35:07 PM  
2 votes:

Kibbler: serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though

Oh yeah, I can remember literally zeroes of times when a guy and a girl held hands and stood close together, and people snarled at them.

Zeroes of times.


My wife and I aren't the same race and live in Texas... you'll have to add a pretty large number in front of those zeros if you hang out with a couple like us.

Funnily enough, I have a similar story to the one above except it involves my sister who spat vitriol at us in a public restaurant before the patrons and business people drove her off and apologized to us.

-We have to avoid certain towns and areas (yes, still to this day) and not all of them are in Texas.
2013-01-03 05:25:43 PM  
2 votes:
Something about this story bothers me and I'm not sure what it is.

In the main, things worked like they should have, I think, In a free society. I really like the notion of the group shunning the idiot and the business owner refusing service - the fact that it was a moment of real anarcho-capitalism that just flared. Notice that there was no other authority present than the collective, momentary authority of a spontaneously formed group.

I think the thing that might bother me is the reaction, too, though. While the story is not very detailed, in my ideal world, there would have been any number of compromises or bids for understanding at least. Homogenization (no pun intended) with the described banishment is less good than tacit acceptance of differences - or even a detente.

So many have commented that it would/could have played out differently in different neighborhoods and I'm okay with that on some level. What I do not want is homogenization of our culture by fiat and force. I like people having different cultures and holding different values and even having them localized to different places. This distinction of differences, respect, and detente is probably a little too nuanced to try to defend on Fark, but I'd have liked to see this have played out differently. No consensus, but coexistence.

At least the first move being something like, "I get it - you don't like gays, but buddy, you're in a pretty gay neighborhood. This is where we live and eat, etc. I don't go into your neighborhood and complain about guys in plaid shirts or dirty workboots. We'll probably never be friends, but can we agree to be civil to each other, get our pizza, and go on our separate ways?" That may or may not have been effective, but I'd like to have seen it tried - and in every appropriate case, not just this one. That, to me, is real diversity and tolerance.
2013-01-03 05:00:02 PM  
2 votes:

pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!


The fact that people find it unremarkable is one of the things that is so encouraging.
2013-01-03 04:56:57 PM  
2 votes:
Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.
2013-01-03 04:50:46 PM  
2 votes:
I thought it was a nice story and picturing it made me happy. Bunch of Debbie Downers around here today.
2013-01-03 04:48:54 PM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though


Try reading the farking article.

It was really cold so Ethan and I were holding hands and standing close together to keep warm, we were laughing and joking about all the fun we'd had that night, when all of the sudden the guy in front of us turns around and tells us to cut our "gay shiat" out.


This asshole decided he had the right to tell other people how to behave - people who were BEHIND HIM and just talking while huddling for warmth.
2013-01-03 04:28:13 PM  
2 votes:
bigots and racists, please kill yourselves, be proactive in order to save this nation
2013-01-03 04:25:54 PM  
2 votes:

Kibbler: serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though

Oh yeah, I can remember literally zeroes of times when a guy and a girl held hands and stood close together, and people snarled at them.

Zeroes of times.


Never been to a "christian" university, have you?
2013-01-03 04:22:18 PM  
2 votes:
I would guess that 90 percent of the fistfights I've gotten into in my life were because I spent a lot of my college years running around with hyper-opinionated homosexuals and have an overdeveloped sense of social justice.
2013-01-03 03:25:41 PM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though


So why didn't he say "cut that shiat out?" Why did he feel the need to add the word "gay"? And why did you feel the need to add the word "gay", even when you explicity say "regardless of sexuality"?
2013-01-03 03:04:31 PM  
2 votes:
cdn.aarp.net

People in line just thought it was part of this guys show and didn't want to look bigoted on TV.
/Why yes, I am cynical
2013-01-03 09:34:01 PM  
1 votes:

pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!


Yep. Seems being gay and having someone talk mean to you is "hero" tag worthy. Or is it for the bystanders who did...what any decent group of people would do in that situation?

I'm not defending the jerk in line but perhaps the bar for the hero tag should be set a bit higher? Just saying.
2013-01-03 09:13:00 PM  
1 votes:

pagansexgod: maunderingcabal: Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.

You are an idiot, freedom of speech is not freedom of hate or freedom to persecute or demean people or the freedom to intolerant and bigoted. It is the freedom of opinion, but hatred is not an opinion, intolerance is not on opinion.Me thinking you are an idiot for confusing freedom of speech with freedom of intolerance and freedom of hatred, now that is an opinion!


There's a danger to what you are suggesting.  That danger is only what is acceptable is tolerated.  Using that logic, promoting gay rights at one time would have been considered unacceptable and could be prohibited.  Promoting equal rights for all races would have been illegal (and it was in some places).

No, you must accept speech you find repugnant if you believe in freedom of speech.  The cure for bad speech is not censorship.  It is MORE speech, which is exactly what happened in the linked story.  It works.
2013-01-03 08:31:18 PM  
1 votes:

ultraholland: I was at the DMV and two white guys next to me were narrating the goings-on of two hispanic dudes at the teller counter. I couldn't make out everything, but it was derisive and unnecessary. I sat there reading my Tolkein, just hoping they'd directly address me with some ignorant shiat, because I ALWAYS attract the assholes who think I'm "one of them." Alas, they seemed to tone it down and kept whatever shiat they were talking to themselves. Non-story, bro.


You get an interesting perspective on all this if you are "one of THEM" but look like you're "one of US": a light-skinned black woman, for example, or a gay man who "doesn't look gay."  There are a lot of people who won't display their bigotry in mixed company but are happy enough to pull out the racist or homophobic jokes when they think they're among like-minded people.
2013-01-03 07:37:04 PM  
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: Meh, gay is a word, like any other, and it can have multiple meanings.

South Park covered it:
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As did Penn & Teller(well, "cursing in general") in the Humbug! episode.

Etiquette Police are lame.

Sure, the guy was an asshole, maybe. The article really provide that many details as to make a very clear judgement, making many people here a bit on the prejudice side themselves. He was "berating" them, but the best example of how deplorable this guy is is having used the "g" word...I'm not sold.

If it sounded like Mr. Slave and Missus Harrison having a flamboyant conversation too loudly, I can see getting annoyed by it. Same as straight and proud jocks are as annoying as shiat when the get loud and bubbly.

Being X orientation does not exclude the possibility that some people are simply too inconsiderately obnoxious to tolerate. We've never been in line with people "simply having fun" that we'd rather not be so loud and annoying? Not even someone's snot nosed crotchfruit being a genuine public nuisance?

The guy was likely a bigoted asshole, but still, the concept bears mentioning as the thread is more of a general discussion.


I don't see the problem here. Free speech is a two way street. This guy opened up his mouth and caused a bunch of other people to listen to his opinion. Then, they responded with their opinions.
Sounds like free speech all around, to me.
2013-01-03 06:34:10 PM  
1 votes:

Xaneidolon: Something about this story bothers me and I'm not sure what it is.

In the main, things worked like they should have, I think, In a free society. I really like the notion of the group shunning the idiot and the business owner refusing service - the fact that it was a moment of real anarcho-capitalism that just flared. Notice that there was no other authority present than the collective, momentary authority of a spontaneously formed group.

I think the thing that might bother me is the reaction, too, though. While the story is not very detailed, in my ideal world, there would have been any number of compromises or bids for understanding at least. Homogenization (no pun intended) with the described banishment is less good than tacit acceptance of differences - or even a detente.

So many have commented that it would/could have played out differently in different neighborhoods and I'm okay with that on some level. What I do not want is homogenization of our culture by fiat and force. I like people having different cultures and holding different values and even having them localized to different places. This distinction of differences, respect, and detente is probably a little too nuanced to try to defend on Fark, but I'd have liked to see this have played out differently. No consensus, but coexistence.

At least the first move being something like, "I get it - you don't like gays, but buddy, you're in a pretty gay neighborhood. This is where we live and eat, etc. I don't go into your neighborhood and complain about guys in plaid shirts or dirty workboots. We'll probably never be friends, but can we agree to be civil to each other, get our pizza, and go on our separate ways?" That may or may not have been effective, but I'd like to have seen it tried - and in every appropriate case, not just this one. That, to me, is real diversity and tolerance.


You know how I can tell that you're probably not gay, a woman or a minority?
2013-01-03 06:29:25 PM  
1 votes:

ultraholland: I was at the DMV and two white guys next to me were narrating the goings-on of two hispanic dudes at the teller counter. I couldn't make out everything, but it was derisive and unnecessary. I sat there reading my Tolkein, just hoping they'd directly address me with some ignorant shiat, because I ALWAYS attract the assholes who think I'm "one of them." Alas, they seemed to tone it down and kept whatever shiat they were talking to themselves. Non-story, bro.


Like honey to the flies!
2013-01-03 06:08:20 PM  
1 votes:

ciberido: Ohlookabutterfly: IntertubeUser: Too many bigoted homophobes in this thread.

Riiiiiiiiiiight, because anyone that isn't afraid to say out loud that they find the idea of two males coupling to be disgusting, and unnatural must therefore be AFRAID of it or even worse, they must be gay themselves!

See, the thing is, we DON'T CARE whether your homophobia is based on fear or disgust.  Nor, really, do we care whether you're gay deep down and in denial.  You're a homophobe; therefore you suck.  Why you suck isn't that important.


I saw an excellent t-shirt the other day that says "polyamory is WRONG!  (It's multiamory if you go with the Latin roots or polyphilia if you go with the Greek roots.  Never mix the two!)"
2013-01-03 06:08:02 PM  
1 votes:

justGreg: The problem is when you declare someone to be subhuman and beneath contempt (as the antagonist in the article effectively did), then it is kind of hard to just "agree to disagree." You present your solution as balanced, but it really isn't, is it?


I don't agree that the bigot was subhuman, though, nor was he beneath contempt. We'd feel that way about many of our ancestors and I think that their bigotry was a product of their upbringing, yet were we somehow able to meet them, we'd probably find a way to look past that crap and have a conversation. Further, if you ever travel, you'll meet continents of people who you might be inclined to call "subhuman" or "beneath contempt" if they were to share every view that they had with you. Worse, there are many around the world who might and do call us those same things. Yet that doesn't make any of us less human. I don't think it's a defensible position to call people subhuman who don't agree with you. And maybe that's part of my point. We're all human - even the bigot in the story - and irrespective to what's said to us, I'd like to think that I'd try reason before banishment...or worse.

I don't disagree that it probably wouldn't have played out in a way that I'd have liked. Note, though, that in my post I lamented the fact that a possible compromise wasn't the first step. And I don't find that unbalanced on any level.

To finish this off, imagine the story that the bigot is telling today. Something like, "I got run off by a bunch of gays" vs. the story that he probably wouldn't tell had it gone the way I'd hoped in my imagination ("Damn, the gays were civil to me when I was being an asshole").

Don't get me wrong. I do think that there's a time and a place for defending yourself - even violently if you have to. But the crowd moving with what may have been a perceived threat of violence (or at least open hostility) as the first play is less good in my book than offering detente first.

Finally, I'm kind of torn on this anyway. Gays have been abused (curb stomping in SLC earlier this year that really got my hackles up) for far too long and the story in the thread is a good one to mark progress and even to feel good about in the main. I'm probably picking nits with my criticism, but it's a conceptual principle that I'm working at and I do think that there's something to it.
2013-01-03 06:07:15 PM  
1 votes:

DmGdDawg: So someone telling them to stop with the gay public displays of affection and that's "hate speech?"


Yes.

They CAN learn!
2013-01-03 06:01:31 PM  
1 votes:

Ohlookabutterfly: IntertubeUser: Too many bigoted homophobes in this thread.

Riiiiiiiiiiight, because anyone that isn't afraid to say out loud that they find the idea of two males coupling to be disgusting, and unnatural must therefore be AFRAID of it or even worse, they must be gay themselves!


See, the thing is, we DON'T CARE whether your homophobia is based on fear or disgust.  Nor, really, do we care whether you're gay deep down and in denial.  You're a homophobe; therefore you suck.  Why you suck isn't that important.
2013-01-03 05:52:19 PM  
1 votes:

2 Replies: ITGreen: And, not to mention, how "insanely good" could the pizza be in Columbus, Ohio?


Dude, pizza isn't lobster crab or seafood.
There is NO specific LOCATION which makes pizza good.
Someone in Chicago can make a shiat Chicago-style pie even though they're in Chicago.
It's NOT the location that makes it good, it's the chef and the recipe.

Yes certain regions have their preferred styles, but someone can make a good pie, and make it ANYWHERE.
So don't be an obtuse douche.
The OP wasn't saying ALL Columbus pizza is good, he was saying that THAT SPECIFIC purveyor was KNOWN to be good (why else would truck/street food have such a long line?)


incorrect. yeast is exceptionally susceptible to the location. even if i imported new york yeast to make a new york pizza somewhere else, it would adopt to the local climate in a matter of days, making it impossible to create a new york pizza outside of new york.

breads are probably the most vulnerable foodstuffs to location.
2013-01-03 05:42:48 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: wyltoknow: Ohlookabutterfly: I don't care what the hell 2 consenting adults do in their own home but I don't run around proclaiming my love of hirstute women at the top of my lungs because you are correct, it's vulgar and in poor taste to behave that way so take your gay pride and political correctness and shove it right back in your closet.

If you were out with a very hairy woman and you two were holding hands and acting affectionate (not even groping each other or getting sexual), no one would be enough of an asshole to say "Hey that's gross, cut that out." Oh sure, someone might think it loudly. But they know they can't say anything because everyone else would call them out for being a judgmental dick. Society looks down on people who act outright rude and hateful in public, deal witht it.

I'm sorry but I would say something to anyone getting to friendly with each other. Don't want to see it


they were HOLDING HANDS YOU GODDAM NITWIT. they werent having public buttsecks. hell, they werent even pecking on the cheek, let alone making out. they were laughing and holding hands.
2013-01-03 05:39:08 PM  
1 votes:

ITGreen: And, not to mention, how "insanely good" could the pizza be in Columbus, Ohio?



Dude, pizza isn't lobster crab or seafood.
There is NO specific LOCATION which makes pizza good.
Someone in Chicago can make a shiat Chicago-style pie even though they're in Chicago.
It's NOT the location that makes it good, it's the chef and the recipe.

Yes certain regions have their preferred styles, but someone can make a good pie, and make it ANYWHERE.
So don't be an obtuse douche.
The OP wasn't saying ALL Columbus pizza is good, he was saying that THAT SPECIFIC purveyor was KNOWN to be good (why else would truck/street food have such a long line?)
2013-01-03 05:30:21 PM  
1 votes:

Ohlookabutterfly: I don't care what the hell 2 consenting adults do in their own home but I don't run around proclaiming my love of hirstute women at the top of my lungs because you are correct, it's vulgar and in poor taste to behave that way so take your gay pride and political correctness and shove it right back in your closet.


If you were out with a very hairy woman and you two were holding hands and acting affectionate (not even groping each other or getting sexual), no one would be enough of an asshole to say "Hey that's gross, cut that out." Oh sure, someone might think it loudly. But they know they can't say anything because everyone else would call them out for being a judgmental dick. Society looks down on people who act outright rude and hateful in public, deal with it.
2013-01-03 05:07:20 PM  
1 votes:

maunderingcabal: Nice job politically correct zombie. I was waiting for someone to call me a homophobe. Took seconds. How long before you call me a racist too for supporting freedom of speech


Well, let's see: there's a black man in the presidency. How does this make you feel? Be honest.
2013-01-03 05:01:39 PM  
1 votes:
I too am envious of their proximity to a pizza truck.
2013-01-03 05:01:10 PM  
1 votes:
To the jackasses at huffpo who play videos automatically: F. U.

/cool story tho
2013-01-03 05:00:49 PM  
1 votes:

maunderingcabal: Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.


That's BS. It's the duty of every decent human being to call out hate speech and let the speaker know that it's not acceptable. Ignoring it empowers the hate. It's the lazy person's way out. I'm not saying you should be violent or even rude about it. But speaking up about it is a must.
2013-01-03 05:00:44 PM  
1 votes:

Maud Dib: AirForceVet: Cool.

Doubt it would have happened in Alabama though.

Nor in Austin, Texas, a city with one of the largest gay populations in the state.

Link
I hate farking rednecks.


Yeah, that was disturbing. They ever catch that guy?

also:

i303.photobucket.com
mildly amused

and:

I have a gay redneck friend. I would love to post his name here, only because it is the funniest, most redneck name you can imagine. Let's just say his middle name is Donn. He is out and we all love him but still that wouldn't be cool. His parent's are a husband/wife evangelical team. They are cool and o.k. with his decisions, they just are bad at naming kids. They have six all together and each has a more ridiculous redneck name than the one before and of course they all have the same initials.
2013-01-03 04:59:59 PM  
1 votes:

IntertubeUser: Too many bigoted homophobes in this thread.


Riiiiiiiiiiight, because anyone that isn't afraid to say out loud that they find the idea of two males coupling to be disgusting, and unnatural must therefore be AFRAID of it or even worse, they must be gay themselves!

I call bullshiat on tfa though, sounds like thenjerk who wrote the article DOES need to cut the gay shiat out and behave like a proper gentleman in public. Or he could insist on flaunting his choice of sexual preference in an unseemly manner like any other attention whore.
2013-01-03 04:59:25 PM  
1 votes:

maunderingcabal: Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.


I have the freedom to tell idiots to shut up. You're an idiot. Shut up.
2013-01-03 04:58:50 PM  
1 votes:

maunderingcabal: Telling someone to not have an opinion is not free speech no mater how hateful it is.

If this was a real free society everyone would have been like "we'll. that's like. Your opinion man." And carried on or ignored him.

Being hateful to hates is no better than being hateful. Kill them with kindness or ignore them you farking political correctness fascists.

I support gay right. But I also supprt true Freedom of speech.


Well at least you know I am well within my rights then when I call you a homophobic asshat.
2013-01-03 04:58:09 PM  
1 votes:

Bronzemom: Columbus is half way between John Banier's Cincinnati and democratic Cleveland so it just about no where .


AKA John Boehner to you and me.

/makes me even more embarrassed to call Cincinnati home.
2013-01-03 04:49:32 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Churchill92: This is such a non-story. Slow news day? Oh...huffington post...

Not only is it the Huffington Post, it's the Huffington Post gay propaganda page.


Do you have it bookmarked? Visit often?
2013-01-03 04:45:57 PM  
1 votes:

steamingpile:

Is that sarcasm? Asians can't be rednecks and I'm not sure I believe the story since it also says 6 foot Asian.......

Sounds like the guy doing the beating was just an asshole.


Google search brought him up as a former Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, they're about as ignorant redneck as you can get. Dumbassery is colorblind.

i224.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 04:44:06 PM  
1 votes:

ArkAngel: pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!

Add in the fact that it's in probably the gayest community in Ohio and it's even more incredible


The "incredible" part could be that a gay-hating asshole just happens to be in a very gay community.

Inconceivable!

He must have been just passing through.
2013-01-03 04:43:41 PM  
1 votes:
Gross. That never would have happened around here, even though it was only 3-4 hours away. Columbus is pretty much a shiathole, though. I'd rather go to many parts of detroit than columbus.
2013-01-03 04:43:30 PM  
1 votes:
I was in line for a midnight screening of The Hobbit with my girlfriend holding hands with her when the two frat bros behind us piped up that it was "hot" and urged us to kiss each other.

I got pissed and told them that we weren't there to be their private porno, but Lynette said "fark 'em" and gave me a sloppy tongue-kiss that made their eyes (and mine) bug out. Then she asked if they were happy, and they said "fark yeah". Then cloud-of-Axe bro asks smarmily me if it was his turn now, and I told him that I don't do the cawk, especially when I have such a yummy partner for the taking, and then I leaned in to nibble her neck as a fark you which made them groan comically.

She laughed and ran her ice cold hand up my shirt, and I yelped-which made them laugh and also killed my erection.

Plus the 3-D gave me a headache.
2013-01-03 04:42:20 PM  
1 votes:

ITGreen: And, not to mention, how "insanely good" could the pizza be in Columbus, Ohio?


We ain't got much, but we got Mikey's Late Night Slice. As a Columbus resident who's spent a lot of time in NYC, that shiat is some good pizza.
2013-01-03 04:41:38 PM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: Allen. The end.: Kibbler: serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though

Oh yeah, I can remember literally zeroes of times when a guy and a girl held hands and stood close together, and people snarled at them.

Zeroes of times.

Never been to a "christian" university, have you?

No, I confess I have not, and couint myself fortunate for the dearth of experience.  Little story, though.  Back in 1980 (yes I'm that old), I encountered the local "preacher" who liked to wander onto campus and thunder denunciation at the students.  Calling all the girls "whores" and "Jezebels" and so on.  He was generally ignored, which is the best thing to do, always.  Creeps should be ignored.  But I do remember standing at the corner once waiting for the light to change, when he was up on his soapbox doing his thing, and he shouted "whore" at one girl in particular who was being escorted by a very large individual of the male variety.  You could see the guy's jaw set; if he'd been wearing a bowler hat, I think he would have shoved it back on his head.  He took about two steps toward the preacher, who then backpedaled off of his soapbox, lost his balance, and bang down he went on his butt.

Everybody roared with laughter.  Then everybody walked away.  Good for a momentary laugh, Mr. Hate Preacher, but nobody has any more time for you than that.

The end.


Nice!
2013-01-03 04:39:19 PM  
1 votes:

pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!


I think I experienced this scenario in the late '80s here in Toronto. Gay men here stopped backing down and starting swinging (or just making witty comebacks) at least 30 years ago.
2013-01-03 04:38:33 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: Churchill92: This is such a non-story. Slow news day? Oh...huffington post...

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gay or straight pod's both have gotten out of hand.

PDO's I meant


WTF is a PDO?
2013-01-03 04:36:35 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: Churchill92: This is such a non-story. Slow news day? Oh...huffington post...

Mid_mo_mad_man: Gay or straight pod's both have gotten out of hand.

PDO's I meant


they were holding hands. omg the horror!
2013-01-03 04:36:21 PM  
1 votes:
As a native of Ohio from Columbus's god-fearing, straight-laced, good old fashioned ignorant cousin to the southwest (Greater Cincinnati) I have to say that if the same thing happened here and I spoke up to tell the hater that that he should keep his hate to himself, the most likely outcome for me would be a group ass-whoopin. Of course, it would depend slightly on what part of town, but in general, this is an irritatingly conservative, backward city.

Another hour away in Lexington or Louisville and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the same outcome as Louisville.
2013-01-03 04:34:10 PM  
1 votes:

Allen. The end.: Kibbler: serial_crusher: Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though

Oh yeah, I can remember literally zeroes of times when a guy and a girl held hands and stood close together, and people snarled at them.

Zeroes of times.

Never been to a "christian" university, have you?


No, I confess I have not, and couint myself fortunate for the dearth of experience.  Little story, though.  Back in 1980 (yes I'm that old), I encountered the local "preacher" who liked to wander onto campus and thunder denunciation at the students.  Calling all the girls "whores" and "Jezebels" and so on.  He was generally ignored, which is the best thing to do, always.  Creeps should be ignored.  But I do remember standing at the corner once waiting for the light to change, when he was up on his soapbox doing his thing, and he shouted "whore" at one girl in particular who was being escorted by a very large individual of the male variety.  You could see the guy's jaw set; if he'd been wearing a bowler hat, I think he would have shoved it back on his head.  He took about two steps toward the preacher, who then backpedaled off of his soapbox, lost his balance, and bang down he went on his butt.

Everybody roared with laughter.  Then everybody walked away.  Good for a momentary laugh, Mr. Hate Preacher, but nobody has any more time for you than that.

The end.
2013-01-03 04:33:53 PM  
1 votes:

Churchill92: This is such a non-story. Slow news day? Oh...huffington post...


Not only is it the Huffington Post, it's the Huffington Post gay propaganda page.
2013-01-03 04:33:28 PM  
1 votes:
Too many bigoted homophobes in this thread.
2013-01-03 04:33:27 PM  
1 votes:

Rent Party: Silly Jesus: When you willfully disregard the rules of the Lord you should not be surprised by the consequences.

[img.foodnetwork.com image 616x462]

You will burn in hell.


Tasty, delicious hell.
2013-01-03 04:33:18 PM  
1 votes:
Gay or not, STOP inlecting your voice as if you're asking a question when you're making a declaritive statement
2013-01-03 04:32:48 PM  
1 votes:

serial_crusher:
Doesn't really sound like harassment. He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out. But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

The term "gay" has evolved into a generic insult, and is no longer specifically applicable to homosexuals.
It meant "happy" before they stole it anyhow, so I don't see why they're always getting so bent out of shape about it.

/Note: I'm not aware of anybody who has actually physically contorted their body into a different shape as a result of the word "gay"s changing meanings. I was speaking metaphorically.


Note the complete lack of self awareness above. All it's missing is "I'm not homophobic, but...."
2013-01-03 04:32:47 PM  
1 votes:

borg: [cdn.aarp.net image 420x238]

People in line just thought it was part of this guys show and didn't want to look bigoted on TV.
/Why yes, I am cynical


Maybe "always assume John Quiñones is watching" is a good rule of thumb in life.

Anyway, chalk me up for another vote for "this isn't incredible at all." Stonewall was over 40 years ago. Society has changed, maybe not as far as it needs to go, but it's changed.
2013-01-03 04:32:45 PM  
1 votes:
This is such a non-story. Slow news day? Oh...huffington post...
2013-01-03 04:29:46 PM  
1 votes:
i would imagine that the gayest part of Columbus is akin to the normal part of SF, where gay bashing still happens and people still dont get involved.  Most people avoid confrontation, especially when they're not the one being confronted. they just stand there and hope it goes away. Good on these folks for not putting up with it.
2013-01-03 04:28:56 PM  
1 votes:

AirForceVet: Cool.

Doubt it would have happened in Alabama though.


Nor in Austin, Texas, a city with one of the largest gay populations in the state.

Link
I hate farking rednecks.
2013-01-03 04:27:23 PM  
1 votes:
Was this pizza place in one of the more gentrified parts of town? Because I'd expect to happen there. As in if I made a homophobic remark at a pizza place over on the west side of Michigan, I'd expect good odds everyone agrees with me. If I made it in Ann Arbor, I'd expect my ass to be kicked out of the establishment.
2013-01-03 04:25:51 PM  
1 votes:

brap: I would guess that 90 percent of the fistfights I've gotten into in my life were because I spent a lot of my college years running around with hyper-opinionated homosexuals and have an overdeveloped sense of social justice.


[paraphrased] The only common feature of all the fistfights you've gotten into is you. [/paraphrased]
2013-01-03 04:00:04 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: So why didn't he say "cut that shiat out?" Why did he feel the need to add the word "gay"? And why did you feel the need to add the word "gay", even when you explicity say "regardless of sexuality"?


The term "gay" has evolved into a generic insult, and is no longer specifically applicable to homosexuals.
It meant "happy" before they stole it anyhow, so I don't see why they're always getting so bent out of shape about it.

/Note: I'm not aware of anybody who has actually physically contorted their body into a different shape as a result of the word "gay"s changing meanings.  I was speaking metaphorically.
2013-01-03 03:57:13 PM  
1 votes:

AirForceVet: Cool.

Doubt it would have happened in Alabama though.


It is not OK for you to speak about  to us Alabamese (Alabamians?) like that.
2013-01-03 03:06:40 PM  
1 votes:
Doesn't really sound like harassment.  He said "cut the gay shiat out" and it appears to have ended there.
Obviously not being there myself, I don't know how gay the gay shiat they were up to was, or whether or not it actually needed to be cut out.  But I've been in quite a few places where people, regardless of sexuality, were behaving obnoxiously enough that the phrase "cut that gay shiat out" would be applicable.

/ I was always too much of a wimp to actually say it though
2013-01-03 02:21:31 PM  
1 votes:

pudding7: That's one of the least incredible stories I've ever read.  Some guy was being a jerk, and people told him to STFU and go away.  Incredible!


Add in the fact that it's in probably the gayest community in Ohio and it's even more incredible
2013-01-03 01:53:26 PM  
1 votes:
They got a free sausage topping?
2013-01-03 01:20:06 PM  
1 votes:
Cool.

Doubt it would have happened in Alabama though.
 
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