Originally Posted by Jason R
Yeah hate is a strong word. Denial of rights is nothing unusual in history and not an example of hatred. I don't hate gays even though I feel marriage should be a man-woman institution. But there are a lot of feelings I have about the way society should be set up, and if every one of those meant I had hatred then that'd be seen as a rather ridiculous accusation.
What I think his argument misses is that indifference or apathy can be worse than hate, because it fosters hate and makes it acceptable in less discernible forms.