No use buggering up other threads.. It is of both importance and general interest of course, but I feel like we can probably talk basketball in the other threads right?
Anywho, quick notes:
*Stop with the "I have gay friends" comments. You sound just as stupid as those people who say, "I'm not racist I have black friends." =)
***** is just a word with a harmless meaning (most of the time, it is versatile, so you can use it in an offensive way). A word in which our society has for some reason deemed inappropriate. This is much different than homophobia, which intends to discriminate based on someones sexual orientation. Note the huge difference.
*It is important to note that even if you DON'T intend to offend someone, if you said something discriminatory, you're in the wrong. Roy did, and I'm sure he knows that.
*Roy probably doesn't wake up thinking, "I don't like gay people." But he did say something hurtful.