Originally posted by greenpawn34Quite right too.
CJ Mahmood a wll know British TV personality and President of the English
Chess Federation has apparently been banned from the prize
giving at the British Championship becasue he was wearing a tee-shirt
supporting gay rights.
Now read on. (and you thought it hot here).
And remember there are no niks there, everyone is out in the open.
No hiding or slagging behind unknown avatars.
Originally posted by adramforallWell, this is just an ignorant thing to say. Homosexuality is quite different from bestiality, pedophilia, homophobia, or racism. Advocating for a group to have the same rights that other people have, as the T-shirt did, is not the same as discrimination or advocating for rights that nobody else has.
Quite right too.
How would the position have been if he been wearing a T shirt that said
" I support the right to have sex with animals or children"
" I am straight and homosexuals are an abomination"
"Keep Britain white"
I bet that no-one involved in the event would have been happy if he had worn a T shirt with any of these ...[text shortened]...
But throw in a "gay rights issue " and suddenly it is disgusting and discriminatory.
Originally posted by kopatovI was thinking exactly the same thing.
Why wasn't he wearing a suit or material promoting the ECF? Who has ever seen the officials at FIFA/Olympics while presenting prizes wearing t-shirts with political slogans?
Originally posted by patrickrutgersYou just didn't get the point of my post.
Advocating for a group to have the same rights that other people have, as the T-shirt did
Originally posted by Paul LeggettWell said.
I was thinking exactly the same thing.
Even more, his role was to award prizes and recognize others for their achievements, but instead he was drawing attention to himself and to an issue that had nothing to do with the forum or the prize recipients.
The fact that we have a post talking about his T-shirt, with absolutely no mention of the identiti ...[text shortened]... the prize winners or their achievements, shows how he failed the event and the people involved.
Originally posted by adramforallThe gay rights movement just want to change laws and peoples point of view to make what they do legal and acceptable.
You just didn't get the point of my post.
The gay rights movement just want to change laws and peoples point of view to make what they do legal and acceptable.
If you had a group of paedos looking to change the law to make what they do legal and acceptable would you find the T shirt offensive?
Wearing the T shirt was the wrong thing to do.