1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Let's sue... homosexuality

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Major, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Major

    Major Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    41,374
    Likes Received:
    15,796
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tea-party


    Tea Party Group Leader: File 'Class Action Lawsuit' Against Homosexuality





    If you can't beat them, sue them.

    At least that's Tea Party Unity leader Rick Scarborough's thinking, who suggested Friday that conservative activists should take a page from campaigns against Big Tobacco and file a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality.

    The far-right pastor was responding to fellow tea partier and president of Americans for Truth Peter LaBarbera, who was arguing that Fox News should tell more "stories of happy men and women who have left the homosexual lifestyle" in the same way they highlight black conservatives.

    "Peter, the whole issue of a class action lawsuit, you and I have talked about this a little bit," Scarborough said. "I just wonder if you’ve explored that, talked to anyone about it. Obviously, statistically now even the Centers for Disease Control verifies that homosexuality much more likely leads to AIDS than smoking leads to cancer.

    "And yet the entire nation has rejected smoking, billions of dollars are put into a trust fund to help cancer victims and the tobacco industry was held accountable for that," he added. "Any thoughts on that kind of an approach?"

    "Yeah I think that’s great," LaBarbera responded. "I would love to see it. We always wanted to see one of the kid in high school who was counseled by the official school counselor to just be gay, then he comes down with HIV. But we never really got the client for that."
     
  2. AroundTheWorld

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2000
    Messages:
    65,551
    Likes Received:
    42,277
    LOL what an idiot.
     
  3. Harrisment

    Harrisment Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    15,392
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Gay is more likely to lead to the AIDZ than smoking leads to cancer?
     
  4. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    35,544
    Likes Received:
    7,378
    Both of these guys are probably closet homosexuals. Isn't that the way these things usually work?
     
  5. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 1999
    Messages:
    34,007
    Likes Received:
    13,309
    I did a google search to see where the CDC came to this finding and I was not able to find it. Anyone have a link?
     
  6. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    53,176
    Likes Received:
    40,889
    I would like to see these guys go to trial just to see them get laughed out of court.

    Anyway I thought the Tea Party was against frivolous lawsuits.
     
  7. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    26,670
    Likes Received:
    3,456

    Non-Hispanic Blacks are much more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. Is it illegal to charge them higher premiums based on higher potential costs?

    If so, seems like they should be able to charge for sexual orientation.

    If not, it seems unfair they can adjust charges for age.
     
  8. Baba Booey

    Baba Booey Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    822
    AIDS is not so bad:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B10adrnAjWU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  9. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    14,500
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    Plainly illegal, as melanin content and insulin production are not biologically correlated. It does make us human solar panels, but we don't get a break on skin cancer tonic. I think your conditionals are inverted as well.
     
  10. edwardc

    edwardc Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Messages:
    9,410
    Likes Received:
    7,474
    What is wrong with those people .
     
  11. Johndoe804

    Johndoe804 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,233
    Likes Received:
    147
  12. mc mark

    mc mark Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 1999
    Messages:
    26,195
    Likes Received:
    468
    This thread has potential.
     
  13. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    26,670
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Statistical correlation is good enough for auto insurance. Under 25 and single = u screwed.

    I don't understand your biologically correlated position. Age vs sickness is a statistical correlation as well.


    Basically it seems you have some sort of standard to determine legal vs illegal that I don't get. Please apply it to other conditions people are charged premiums for so I see a pattern.
     
  14. ChievousFTFace

    ChievousFTFace Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,794
    Likes Received:
    560
  15. napalm06

    napalm06 Huge Flopping Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    26,151
    Likes Received:
    29,196
    This is hilarious. I can't even believe this is real life.
     
  16. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    14,500
    Likes Received:
    1,829
    And you're pulling undocumented scenarios out of your ass to justify your backwards racial views. Another crappy Casey racial post.
     
  17. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    26,225
    Likes Received:
    9,383
    Please, somebody, ANYBODY, defend this stance. It's hilarity and the worst kind of stupidity at the same time.
     
  18. Harrisment

    Harrisment Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    15,392
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    "All part of the plan"
     
  19. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 1999
    Messages:
    72,524
    Likes Received:
    17,783
    I'm suing Arrogance and Ignorance
     
    1 person likes this.
  20. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    13,773
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    You are right, insulin sensitivity(Type II)/production(Type I) has no correlation to melanin concentration. However, I believe Casey was (in part) trying to point out that genetics can predispose an individual to diabetes. Having said that, even in twin concordance studies, if one twin has T2DM the probability of the other twin having T2DM is only 3 out of 4.

    The bottom line is that obesity and environmental factors play a significant role that is more akin to being modified. This explains why targeting minorities for free health screening is recommended while what Casey said is ridiculous.
     

Share This Page