Am i over reacting?

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kollectiv (November 29, 2010, 18:41:47 PM):
Yes, you probably are: jokes SHOULD know no colour / sex / gender / preference / religious boundaries.

And having said that, with the suffix IN THE APPROPRIATE CONTEXT.

Because acutely antisemitic or other racist "jokes" among white supremacists (or black supremacists, or Zionisrts for that matter) are an alarm bell.

Now: anyone know what NASA stands for?

- Need another seven - again....
benguela (December 12, 2010, 14:27:40 PM):
I thought it was funny.

If I received a similar email about skeptics and/or atheists I would find it just as funny and wouldn't be offended at all.

I laugh at and ridicule the woo's and expect nothing less than for them to give it back as good as they get, I will take it on the chin ... like a man :-*

EvolvedMind34 (December 12, 2010, 16:47:28 PM):
I find it offensive on behalf of all the gay friends I have.
My best friend from high school is gay, an atheist and a highly intelligent and educated man.
I would love to suggest this forum to him but the fact that a lot of you guys can't see
that calling someone a 'faggot' is offensive concerns me.
The tone of that e-mail was absolutely homophobic.

I don't think you are overreacting. People have been murdered for being gay.
One should never trivialise discrimination in any form.
This is just my opinion of course.
benguela (December 12, 2010, 17:14:43 PM):
Tim Minchin makes jokes about Christian's, should I not forward them in case it offends Christians? Oh wait, the OP has blasphemy, I guess the Christians should be equally incensed.

I never realised that gays and lesbians were so fragile. May I have your complete list of joke topics that are taboo so as not offend any group of people. I wouldn't want a fatwa on my head.
Rigil Kent (December 12, 2010, 17:19:51 PM):
The intent of the email quoted in the OP is clearly to entertain. It is an attempt at humour - however mediocre. It pokes fun. It doesn't condone or promote homophobia. I think its harmless. Maybe somewhat crude, but harmless.

But, still, prolly not suitable for passing 'round the office either!



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