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Hate crime maps reveal the most prejudiced places in America

At least 6,593 hate crimes occurred in 2012, according to hate crime data compiled by the University of Michigan.

The maps below reveal where different groups are most likely to be victims of hate crimes. Each county is colored based on its hate crime rate, the number of hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012. The worst offenders and their hate crime rates are called out in each map.

We’re looking at you Boise county.

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The sort of people that are put off by the Coca Cola commercial are probably the same sort of people to be put off by Pepsi donating to the gay pride movement.

Coke loves immigrants.

Pepsi loves gay people.

Dr. Pepper is distributed by both companies.

My only hope is that intolerance will die of dehydration.

Just to make things clear

Guys, not every girl is interested in you. Deal with it.

Girls, not every guy is interested in you. Deal with it.

Guys, not every homosexual male is interested in you.

Girls, not every homosexual female is interested in you.

Guys, homosexual females will not be swayed with the right “persuasion.”

Girls, homosexual males will not be swayed with the right “persuasion.”

Guys, homosexual females were not hurt by a man.

Girls, homosexual females are not “attention whores”.

Guys, homosexual males are not a “threat to your masculinity”.

Girls, homosexual males are not pets to aspire to have as your “fashionable gay best friend.”

Everyone, homosexual male does not mean they are feminine.

Everyone, homosexual female does not mean they are “butch”.

Everyone, bisexuals are NOT defined by who they are currently in a relationship with. They are still bisexual.

Everyone, asexual spectrum does not mean frigid.

Everyone, aromantic spectrum does not mean they use people.

Everyone, pansexual does not mean interested in EVERYONE.

Everyone, heterosexual does not mean intolerant, prejudiced, or “right”.

These things also do not mean someone is NOT one of these things. The point is that when a trait of an individual is generalized to an entire group, the generalization is wrong, no matter how widely believed it is.

YES!!! If I hear one more person say “Put the CHRIST back in Christmas” I’m going to scream!!!!! #religions #spirituality #fairness #conspiracies #rude #intolerance #christianity #wicca #paganism #jewish #yule #christmas #hanukkah #yalda #kwanza #hogswatch #krampusnach #panchaganapati #coexist

Colorado baker stands by his beliefs, will no longer sell wedding cakes to anyone, gay or straight

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It’s what the intolerant gay activist mob wanted.  When Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig decided to sue the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado because he refused to bake them a cake for their wedding, they weren’t really looking for a cake.  They were looking to punish a man for his religious beliefs.  

It looks like they got their way, but owner Jack Phillips isn’t backing away from his beliefs, even if it ends up costing him his business.

from Washington Examiner:

Wedding cakes are no longer on the menu at Lakewood, Colo.-based Masterpiece Cake Shop.

Owner Jack Phillips will stop offering wedding cake services in the wake of a ruling that his shop must sell cakes for same-sex wedding ceremonies, despite his religious objections.

The ordeal began in 2012 when Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig solicited a cake for their wedding from Phillips’ shop. They were turned down by Phillips, who has been a Christian for 35 years and whose religious convictions do not permit him to endorse same-sex weddings. At the time, Phillips told the men “I’ll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don’t make cake for same-sex weddings.”

The couple responded with an obscene hand gesture (courtesy of Mullins) and an airing of grievances over Facebook. “It was the most awkward, surreal, very brief encounter,” Mullins said. “We got up to leave, and to be totally honest, I said, ‘F*** you and your homophobic cake shop.’ And I may or may not have flipped him off.”

They then took their case to the Colorado civil rights commission, claiming unlawful discrimination.

The commission — composed of three Democrats, three unaffiliated members and one Republican — agreed by affirming the decision of administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer, who ruled against Masterpiece Cakes.

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We’ve covered this before.  Nobody’s rights are violated when a person refuses to bake a cake.  The couple was free to choose another baker, but Jack Phillips wasn’t free to choose new customers.  Instead, he’s saying goodbye to a substantial portion of his business.  

This is story is about intolerance, the intolerance of activists against Jack Phillips’ beliefs. Sadly, the bullies won. 

Straight male celebs kiss to fight gay hate in Russia

German GQ has launched the “Gentlemen against Homophobia” campaign, aiming to spread love and stamp out intolerance across Europe and the world.

11 December 2013 | By Joe Morgan

Straight male celebs have kissed in order to fight homophobia in Russia, Germany and around the world.

In the brand new German campaign, titled #Mundpropaganda (a pun on ‘word of mouth’ and ‘kissing propaganda’), the hunks are hoping to stamp out intolerance and discrimination.

Lifestyle monthly GQ, generally known for advertising fast cars and hot women to its readers, launched the Gentlemen Against Homophobia campaign.

13 celebrities puckered up for the pics. While relatively unknown outside of the country, they included actor August Diehl, the band Revolverheld and singer Herbert Grönemeyet.

Six incredible photos were produced, aiming to be published all over Germany on buses, posters and billboards.

‘The intolerance that homosexuals are still fighting against is shocking,’ Editor-in-Chief José Redondo-Vega said.

‘With #Mundpropaganda  we wanted to give a clear sign in favor of a free society.’

He added to The Local male celebs kissing each other showed ‘admirable courage’.

Some people who GQ approached to take part in the campaign said no, proving Germany has a ‘long way to go’.

To all of my friends who think color doesn’t affect how people perceive me here in Arizona, and that I’m overreacting:

Color matters when I’m told by white people that I “don’t act like all the other ones…”

Color matters when I’m told by other black kids that I’m “too white” for them.

Color matters when a teacher so obviously goes out of her way to tell me, the only black kid in the class, that she will make my life miserable, and does just that, but spares her wrath from every single other kid in the class, despite me possibly being more behaved than the rest.

Color matters when I fucking get beat up by a dude on the bus while being called “nigger” by him and the other kids, and no one tries to stop it.

Color matters when I hear the word “nigger” every single day of 7th grade.

Color matters when on my first day of going to school here in the 1st grade, I’m told by a classmate that she can’t be my friend because I’m black.

Color matters when I’m told that my interests, hobbies, and activities are considered and perceived as “white

Color matters when people touch my hair and tell me how weird it is. Then proceed to ask me how/when I wash it and if it’s real.

Color matters when I’m told by several white friends, “No offense, but I’d never be attracted to a black girl/guy… gross.”

Color matters when I find out that most of the people I’m attracted to here wouldn’t be interested in me, not because they think I have a shit personality or that I’m not entertaining or caring or have any good traits, but because I’m BLACK.

I’m not accusing the whole state of being racist, but if you’re going to try to convince me that everyone here is so liberal and tolerant and understanding towards people like me, then you can go fall down a well. 

Oh sorry. You guys have had the same experiences because of the color of your skin? I’m overreacting? Yeah, shut the fuck up.