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(UK education secretary) Gove declares war on the use of the word ‘gay’ as an insult
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:49 EST, 5 July 2013 | Sarah Harris

Posted on 07/07/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Education Secretary Michael Gove yesterday declared war on the “utterly outrageous and medieval” use of the word “gay” as an insult. He will study current laws to ensure they are “properly policed” and could even “sharpen” them in a bid to stamp out offensive homophobic language.

Mr. Gove told a conference held by pressure group Stonewall that the Coalition was determined to protect gay pupils from being subjected to homophobic bullying at school. He said that it was unacceptable to use the word “gay” as abuse and named and shamed former Radio One Breakfast Show DJ Chris Moyles.

Mr. Moyles was branded Stonewall’s “Bully of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony in 2006 after he dismissed a ringtone, saying: “I don’t want that one; it’s gay.” …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: educationsecretary; fdrq; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; michaelgove
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1 posted on 07/07/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What a homo.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 12:43:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

So what word does he want to use to make homosexuals sound happy?


3 posted on 07/07/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Olog-hai
I have no problem going with the more traditional "poofter"

CC

4 posted on 07/07/2013 12:44:12 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Olog-hai

I just say “sodomite”. It’s perfectly descriptive of their practice, so it can’t be dismissed as mere bullying. And they are the ones who have chosen to be identified by their perverted sex lives.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cripplecreek

‘gay’ as an insult

what kind of faggotry is this?


6 posted on 07/07/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Celtic Conservative

I’m partial to “turd burglar”.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 12:45:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s so gay!


8 posted on 07/07/2013 12:45:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

Uhm K, I’ll have a faggot....

Got matches too?

I only brought my bad habits....


9 posted on 07/07/2013 12:46:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

In medieval times, “gay” was no insult. It meant light-hearted. I want our word back.


10 posted on 07/07/2013 12:47:01 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Olog-hai

>>Mr. Gove told a conference held by pressure group Stonewall

So, now we’ve gone from “advocacy groups” to “pressure groups”?? Let’s stop calling them “gay” and start calling them what they are: FASCIST.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 12:47:16 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai

Is Gove the Education Secretary or the Re-education Secretary?


12 posted on 07/07/2013 12:47:41 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think “gay” is medieval. It’s a perfectly wonderful word that has been destroyed by the homosexual subculture. How can they object to its use? They invented its use.

To go medieval, try “queer” “faggot” “fudge packer” “pansy ass” “c**k sucker” etc.


13 posted on 07/07/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: cripplecreek
How about the new and still novel "President Obama"?

CC

14 posted on 07/07/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Olog-hai

What are words for,

when no one listens anymore.

What are words for

when no one listens.

What are words for when no one listens it’s no use talkin at all


15 posted on 07/07/2013 12:49:53 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Bryanw92
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16 posted on 07/07/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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17 posted on 07/07/2013 12:50:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Vendome

Are militant gays Pink Panthers?


18 posted on 07/07/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

I prefer to use the terms Sodomite and homosexual instead of gay. However, we can see EXACTLY what the Sodomites intend for any moral person.

Hate crime = thought crime!

Free speech means the right to offend and be offended.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Olog-hai
pressure group Stonewall

He owes General Jackson an apology.

20 posted on 07/07/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: heartwood

I prefer the use of “ghey”, myself.


21 posted on 07/07/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: heartwood
Especially since most of the "gay" people I've met in My life were the some of the most manifestly unhappy people i've ever known.

CC

22 posted on 07/07/2013 12:56:05 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Olog-hai

Well. I suppose pole-smoker and rump-ranger are out of the question too?


23 posted on 07/07/2013 12:57:24 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Olog-hai
Famously, Sam Brown, a 21-year-old student, was taken to court in 2006 for calling a policeman’s horse ‘gay’ after being arrested under section five of the Public Order Act. His remarks were deemed likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress by police, but the prosecution dropped the case at Oxford magistrates’ court.

So apparently the speech doesn't have to be directed at a human being to bother the sensibilities of leftist totalitarians. Alice through the looking glass.

If only the leftists here had a database of conversations they could sift through to retroactively charge us with being insensitive should they manage to get "hate speech laws" through our malleable Congress. Oh, wait.
24 posted on 07/07/2013 12:57:27 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: cripplecreek

Nope.

They start out as sphincter soldiers and graduate Colon Commandos.

Part of the Brown Eyed Battalion.


25 posted on 07/07/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai
i use queer... gay is much too festive a word to describe a bunch of mentally ill filthy disease ridden degenerates
26 posted on 07/07/2013 12:58:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

‘Gay’ is an ‘Alinsky’ creation...never use ‘gay’...they are queers, sodomites, or homosexuals.


27 posted on 07/07/2013 1:00:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2111USMC

Rear Admiral?


28 posted on 07/07/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: WashingtonSource
First time I heard “fudgepacker” was from a Canadian biker who had been invited over to our campfire at a rally. Scotch passed through the nose HURTS!
29 posted on 07/07/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: 2111USMC

Sack wrangler?


30 posted on 07/07/2013 1:04:07 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: who knows what evil?

Actually “gay” is a euphemism which links to the noun “gaiety.” Eventually it’ll go over to “gey,” an unambiguous word. It’s a natural process. I use the word “faggots” in my book on the subject, “Faggots And The Guillotine.”


31 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:06 PM PDT by idov
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How about sodomite.


32 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: who knows what evil?
100%
33 posted on 07/07/2013 1:10:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Olog-hai

I refuse to use the word.

The correct description is “homosexual”.


34 posted on 07/07/2013 1:11:21 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: WashingtonSource
"To go medieval, try “queer” “faggot” “fudge packer” “pansy ass” “c**k sucker” etc."

Don't forget "pole smoker", "butt buddy", "rump ranger", "pillow biter", and "booty bandit".

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

35 posted on 07/07/2013 1:11:43 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
So what word does he want to use to make homosexuals sound happy?

Fudgepacker, no doubt.

36 posted on 07/07/2013 1:19:54 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Olog-hai

I call them homos, short for homosexual. If anyone questions me on it, I tell them I call myself a hetero, short for heterosexual, what’s wrong with homo?


37 posted on 07/07/2013 1:25:12 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s the gayest thing since Gay came to Gay-town!


38 posted on 07/07/2013 1:35:41 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Olog-hai

Lucky the author doesn’t live here-the guys I work with say “rump ranger” and “dyke”...

But I agree-use the word that has described this since ancient Greece, at least-”homosexual” maybe even “lesbian” for the females, but definitely not the word “gay”.

Aside from the fact that homosexuals seldom seem “gay” by the true definition of the word, “gay” wasn’t used as a slang word to identify same-gender lovers until the 18th-19th century...

I say “homosexual” or “lesbian” in polite company-I don’t say “gay”, and people who don’t like it would be well advised to consult a dictionary.


39 posted on 07/07/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: jeffc

Oh, good-another linguistic purist who won’t use that stupid slang term...


40 posted on 07/07/2013 1:44:12 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Olog-hai

Fine with me. There’s nothing “gay” about being homosexual that I can see.

They don’t deserve the word.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 1:45:15 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

Fine with me. There’s nothing “gay” about being homosexual that I can see.

They don’t deserve the word.


42 posted on 07/07/2013 1:45:16 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai

Whatever...

Homosexuals are the most miserable people ever...why call them gay? I sure don’t.


43 posted on 07/07/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: rlmorel

And another wordsmith-thanks!


44 posted on 07/07/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Olog-hai

But “gay” is supposed to be such a happy word. </sarc>

Anyway, it’s “gay” to be overly concerned about the use of “gay.” As a matter of fact 10-1 a guy that concerned about it, is, face it, bottom gay.


45 posted on 07/07/2013 1:47:24 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

So this turd burglar is going to bring up the gay issue of offensive speech?
What a butt muncher!


46 posted on 07/07/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: mrsmel

I just say “sodomite”.

I say that too! It is proper!


47 posted on 07/07/2013 1:54:07 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: cripplecreek

First homos wanted to be called gay. Now they don’t.

With blacks, it was the N word and they decided didn’t like that; they demanded to be called “black”. Then they decided they didn’t like that and demanded to be called “African American”. When will they make a new decree?

With Asians, first wanted to be called “oriental”, then they decided they didn’t like that and now demand to be called “Asian”. When will THEY make a new decree?

Trouble is... The P.C. Police never sends a memo to inform the population of the new rules. Someone just pulls a new one from his/her ass and everyone is supposed to know by some kind of mind meld. It’s ridiculous.


48 posted on 07/07/2013 1:54:23 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m offended by the word “homophobic”. It implies that I am afraid of queers. I am not afraid of them, I am disgusted by them.


49 posted on 07/07/2013 1:56:28 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Olog-hai

I do not describe homosexuals as “gay.” Instead, if I must discuss their disorder, I describe them as homosexual. Why should a perfectly useful word be perverted?


50 posted on 07/07/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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