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Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill Must Be Stopped

Commented May 17, 2011 at 09:32:03 in World

“Wow ... now you think you have to insult my intelligence in order to make your point? That really says a lot about you. Let's try to stick to the issue, shall we? When you compare something to something else, you are typically looking for similarities. Which goes to my point that there is no comparing these two things. There are no similarities between implementing a death penalty that would constitute a genocide in Uganda and denying LBGT's marriage rights. For you to argue otherwise is simply ridiculous!

For the record, critical thinking "generally refers to higher order thinking that questions assumptions. Critical thinking is "thinking about thinking." It is a way of deciding if a claim is true, false, or sometimes true and sometimes false, or partly true and partly false." Where the "act or process of comparing is the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another."

You can feel free to call it what you like, but the heart of the matter is that LGBT's all around the world are lacking in rights. We all need to take a stand for these individuals and show the world that this type of behavior won't be tolerated. By saying that the US doesn't have a right to speak on the Ugandan bill because of the lack of marriage rights in the US just plain doesn't make any sense!”
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Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill Must Be Stopped

Commented May 13, 2011 at 12:16:57 in World

“Wow. Are you really comparing the DEATH PENALTY to being denied marriage rights? Are you really comparing the DEATH PENALTY to a few ignorant citizens who probably discriminate against other races as well as LGBTs? That's like comparing grapes to watermelons! There is NO comparison!!! Don't get me wrong, I totally agree that the US still has progress to make on these issues and that LGBT's deserve the same rights as heterosexuals, but there is no possible way you can legitimately compare that to a country who wants to implement a death penalty law for simply being a LGBT.

A genocide is about to occur, if this bill passes. That is NOTHING close to what is going on in this country. To imply otherwise only shows a selfish disregard for every Ugandan who will be impacted by this legislation. Not to mention the impact it will have on the entire world. My hope is that this doesn't turn into another Rwanda, where everyone decides to look the other way until it's too late.”

Eileenla on May 14, 2011 at 12:06:27

“Yes there IS a comparison to be made. The thing about comparisons is that if you compare two things that are exactly the same, you're not drawing a comparison at all. To draw a comparison is to take two somewhat dissimilar things and show in what ways they are actually similar. That's how critical thinking works. Try it...you'll like it.”