Skip to comments.BBC's Robert Peston accused of homophobia after 'Queer Street' Twitter blog
Posted on 11/15/2011 3:21:49 PM PST by presidio9
The BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston has dismissed homophobia claims against him as 'bonkers', after he used the term 'Queer Street'. Mr Peston used the term on his blog to describe the European financial crisis. He also posted a link to the blog on his Twitter account, where he has 95,000 followers. In praising the UK's handling of the situation, he wrote: 'The Debt Management Office, has taken a reassuringly long-term approach to managing the UK government's debts - and without its prudence, we might all be in Queer Street or Skid Row by now.' However, Mr Peston was criticised soon after as people accused him of homophobia over the use of the word 'queer', which has long been used as an insult against the gay community. One tweet from follower Peter Scott, said: 'Tsk tsk Mr P, not quite homophobic but a bit homo-frowny'. Two hours later Mr Peston was moved to comment on the row and dispatched another tweet. It read: 'Some of you seem to think my use of the phrase "Queer Street" is in some way homophobic. Bonkers.'
The tweet included a link to the Wikipedia page detailing the origin of the term Queer Street. While Peston was criticisied in some quarters, he has been robustly defended in
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It’s even worse than being a heretic. It’s tantamount to cannibalizing babies alive.
In the Sunny South, we'll have an occasional flurry around Thanksgiving, but real snow doesn't show up until January or later. I can't remember a "White Christmas" where snow actually stuck to the ground (as opposed to thinking you saw a flake or two).
I know it's different up in your part of the country! I hope your summers aren't as hot and humid as ours!
My mom and dad have a couple of good friends from Old England down in South Georgia where they live. The transplants do NOT like the hot weather which is worse down there than it is here.
Cannibalizing babies alive is more acceptable to the modern left than disagreeing with homosexuality.