'Redneck' also derogatory

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This is a response to The Augusta Chronicle’s June 23 Metro section article titled “Augusta Pride festival mixes message with fun.”

The homosexual message is they want to be accepted unconditionally into “normal” society with no bias. The homosexual community doesn’t want any name-calling, harassment, staring or any other form of discrimination. Too bad. As evidenced by the aforementioned article, they feel it’s OK to name-call, stereotype, etc., against other groups – in this case, it’s the South and “rednecks.”

The term “redneck” is akin to the N-word used against black people. It should not be used, as it’s derogatory and offensive. But in the aforementioned article, a woman was quoted as saying she can’t be openly gay in Augusta because it’s “Redneckville.”

She can’t have it both ways. She doesn’t want harassment or name-calling, but she uses the derogatory term “redneck.” She can’t shove homosexuality down the throats of moral conservative Southerners and demand equality when she uses derogatory terms against groups that don’t believe in her viewpoint.

Which way does she want it?

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karradur
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karradur 06/28/13 - 06:38 am
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I'd very much like to hear all about Mr. Brown's struggle to overcome the social stigma and legal inequality he has encountered in his life as a straight person.

You know, how hard it has been to not be tied to fences in Wyoming and left to die, to not have politicians compare you to people who molest children and practice beastiality, to not have to pay more taxes and receive fewer services from your own government, and to not be shunned by your own religion.

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deestafford 06/28/13 - 07:46 am
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Me? I'm a Redneck and proud of it.

I'm also a Georgia Cracker. Since I was born and raised in the South I understand the origination of these two tems and will not let some outsider who is an agitator from the north or a "community organizer" such as Jesse Jackson preempt them and their proud origination.

Redneck came from the back of the necks of the hard working Southerners who worked in the fields in the hot sun which resulted in the back of their necks being red from the heat of the sun.

The term "cracker'' came from the wagon drivers of Georgia who would drive the mule wagons down to Florida. As they drove the wagons they would crack the whips over the heads of the mules and the people in Florida would hear them coming and say, "Here come those crackers from Georgia." I imagine many do not know that the nickname for those from South Carolina was sandlapper.

So, you people of Georgia...be proud to be called a Redneck and a Cracker because they originated from identification of hard workers. Don't allow racial pimps and ignorant people coop these terms into something they are not.

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soldout 06/28/13 - 07:52 am
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changing man's laws doesn't effect God's laws

Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God" for God cannot be tempted by evil and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived it gives birth to sin and when sin is accomplished it brings forth death. James 1; 13-15.

Man can change laws to try to make evil good but sowing and reaping still works and man hasn't been able to get God to repeal that law. Jesus paid the penalty for sin but we have to accept his dying in our place and "go and sin no more".

Promoters of abortion and homosexuals pocess a "spirit of death" in that neither attitude produces life. Both are encouraged and promoted by Satan whose desire is to kill and destroy. People would hate sin if they had a visual picture of the reality of that act of sin. Let someone watch an abortion and they won't enjoy it or think it is a good thing.

God laughs at our foolishness and our country and it's attitude that sin is okay probably has Him in stitches as we never show, tell or discuss the end result of any sin. As Christians watch sowing and reaping work in the sinner's life we should do all we can to save all we can but don't be troubled by it. A thousand may fall by your side but it won't come near you.

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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:34 am
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Kill the family, kill the family, kill the family......
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When you can't reproduce you proselyte.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:36 am
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When you can't reproduce naturally, you must proselyte.
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God is not mocked. The wages of sin is death.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:41 am
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Ask the Shakers. They disappeared. Only the furniture remains.
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Biblical male/female sex was to them sinful. They therefore ceased to exist as a community. Who wants to belong to a religion that is against normal sex. John Smith gave LDS an early shot in the arm with his pronouncement "that you can have sex with many women" and please God. In fact it is a sin for you not to spread your seed throughout the land. One real wife and many concubines.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:42 am
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Next the pediphiles, necrophiles, beastiality, S&M, Man/Boy....
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will all demand their rights

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:44 am
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The world is laughing at this "Christian Nation", Satan too!!!
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Righteousness exalteth a nation, but SIN is a reproach to any people.

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soapy_725 06/28/13 - 08:45 am
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karradur
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karradur 06/28/13 - 08:47 am
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@deestafford

The Confederacy of the United States was built on the backs of blacks at the whips of whites. You lost the Civil War. Get over it.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/28/13 - 09:18 am
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lefties whine and cry
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that things aren't fair and that stigmas should not be attached to one's lifestyle. karradur, I'm a serious redneck. Homosexuality is not a badge of honor. One's sexual orientation or alienation is Not a casual topic for discussion. Y'all keep your mouths shut, sit on your derrieres and you'll experience a lot less problems.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 09:32 am
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"equality"??

Let's get real, here. Had Ms. Harshman or anyone else never uttered the "R" word, the chances of Mr. Brown ever considering gays and lesbians equal are slim and none. Harshman's use of "Redneckville" simply gives individuals such as the letter writer cover for their views.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 09:34 am
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karradur

Your 6:38 post is exactly the one I would have written had you done it for me. Rednecks may get the "words"; gay men get the "sticks and stones."

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 09:39 am
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Satan???

soldout: "Satan"??? Really? Satan? I don't know about "God" [sic],
but I am indeed "in stitches"!

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Jon Lester 06/28/13 - 10:02 am
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Context is everything.

I like my redneck pleasures, and I sometimes take pride in what you might call a redneck ethos and redneck ingenuity.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 10:20 am
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Jon

A sort of "Red pride" kinda thing? I'm sure your black and gay brothers and sisters understand exactly!

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GiantsAllDay 06/28/13 - 10:54 am
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1) Karradur, I agree with

1) Karradur, I agree with your first post. Imagine Mr Brown's pain and suffering, growing up a straight, white male in the South. I will say a little prayer for him today, asking the almighty to assist him in his insurmountable struggles.
2) Soldout, save it for church on Sunday please.
3) Karradur, many southerners don't really believe they lost the civil war. They think its only half time and they are in the locker room getting ready for the second half.
4) I think I'm getting the big picture here. Early this morning, the ACES sat around the conference room table and decided to print a LTE to give Mr Giantsallday a good chuckle to start his day. Thanks, guys.

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Jake 06/28/13 - 11:44 am
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Redneck

I suppose Jeff Foxworthy will be out of work soon if that term is deemed discriminatory.

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 12:12 pm
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Jake

Yes, and he can join Paula Deen in the unemployment line....

justthefacts
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justthefacts 06/28/13 - 12:13 pm
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karradur 6:38

I don't see how that reponse answers Brown's question. Are we all going to call each other names or not? You know two wrongs and all...

effete elitist liberal
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effete elitist liberal 06/28/13 - 12:14 pm
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Giants

Your comment about Mr. Brown's painful childhood as a straight, white, and I might add Christian, male in the South is of course exactly the right one. Kudos!

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dichotomy 06/28/13 - 12:14 pm
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Seem to be a lot of "post

Seem to be a lot of "post pullers" who hate it when someone points out the truth.

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mrenee2003 06/28/13 - 12:21 pm
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Right on Jake

Here's what I don't get. If it's OK for THEM to use it, why can't non-Rednecks use it? Seems like a double standard to me; being it's so offensive and all.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/28/13 - 12:24 pm
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Will the happy little post

Will the happy little post puller please explain what I said that was so horrible that no one else could read it.

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myfather15 06/28/13 - 12:29 pm
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So according to karradur and GAD

The only time you may use a demeaning term towards other human beings is if you've been "oppress" or "suppressed" at some point in life.

myfather15
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myfather15 06/28/13 - 12:35 pm
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Jake and mrenee

If it's Ok for rappers to use it, shouldn't it be ok for Paula Deen and other people to use it?

myfather15
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myfather15 06/28/13 - 12:44 pm
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@GAD

You actually aren't far off the truth in your statement about the South believing they didn't lose the war.

The demographics of this Country have changed dramatically since the Civil War days. Republicans, which during those times, dominated the NORTH, were the ones fighting to free the slaves. Democrats, which dominated the south, were against it.

Today, republicans dominate the South and democrats the North. They ARE still the same, the parties haven't changed; but the LIES have. Today, democrats CLAIM to be the champions of civil rights, but it's all a disguise for their bigotry and racism. Liberals couldn't care less about civil rights; but as long as they SOUND like they do; ignorant people will continue to vote for them.

So, in reality and according to demographics; the PEOPLE of the South (Republicans) actually won the war. But through the tool of confusion, the common uneducated person out here doesn't know this.

karradur
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karradur 06/28/13 - 12:49 pm
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@myfather15

There were four political parties at the time of the Civil War, not two.

The election of 1860 was between a Republican, a Southern Democrat, a Constitutional Unionist, and a Democrat.

And they were all very different.

myfather15
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myfather15 06/28/13 - 12:51 pm
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You can see this in their

You can see this in their (liberals) hypocrisy!! It's ok for a gay person to use demeaning terms towards another people, but certainly not ok for any to use terms towards any liberal thinking group.

karradur
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karradur 06/28/13 - 12:53 pm
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@myfather15

Has it ever been illegal to be straight?

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