I must of missed those threads. You will have to excuse me if I have not read every post you made in the past and then use as an excuse to side step questions.
But don't worry too much. I also confront those that say women can not, or should not do certain things. I still have friends who think women should be barefoot and pregnant. They should not be clergy. In fact, I still hear some say that NO women should even be in the military.
Women, blacks, gays, or anyone else.....I measure them for the character and person they are. I do not label others. I see others as friends. People I can trust. And I do not go around constantly thinking they are gay. I think for anyone to suggest that gays can not do certain jobs is akin to being a ho-mophob. Hard to think it still exists. And to suggest that other can not do their jobs if they know one of the group is gay, is also wrong and judgemental.
I know you probably have mentioned these type issues probably many times. And you probably have never had too many openly question your comments. I understand that the average guy could not ever be seen sticking up for gays. Somehow that makes them less of a man in their own mind, or are afraid that others might think that.
If a gay can do the job and pass the test, then he should have the job. The same with a women. And to suggest that special circumstances needs to be made because of someones sexuality, is perhaps a bit outdated. I suppose some think that a gay in special forces would be at risk from the group. How sad.
Women could not do certain jobs years ago. The same argument was made back then. They either could not do the job or it would cause others to change in some way either effecting safety or causing sexual problems.
And so it is the same for some with gays. But those walls are coming down no matter how fast you keep picking up the bricks putting them back on top.
In the future, perhaps you can hold back on the comments on topics that you are not willing to discuss, or defend by suggesting that others should have read every other thread you posted in. it would make you look a bit less defensive, and a bit more mature. But hey...what was that name you called me...a jerk. Real Class!
For the record, I was not challenged. You were! And you ran away as fast as you could. ;)