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Tory MP slams Tom Daley Twitter abuse, noting it as an example of how bad cyber bullying can be

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  1. Yes it’s wrong… but there were over 4million views and 10,000s comments, I wish we could ignore the small handful of abusuve messages and not write articles about them (includes Pinknews). These people want publicity, they thrive on it – we feed their egos when we respond to it.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Dec 2013, 6:31pm

    I watched that debate. Stuart Andrew was the only one who raised the Tom Daley twitter abuse as one example. They seem to forget that bullying is far higher when it comes to gay people, not that it should diminish the bullying of others who aren’t.

    Not one acknowledged that religion has and is responsible for much of the homophobia, enabling a lot of the bullying. Ironic that the debate was followed by one about persecution of Christians in the 21st century, the very people who’ve persecuted gays for centuries.

    1. Quite right. No will dare say that religion more or less invented homophobia and organised religion continues to propagate it. The same sex marriage debates were a perfect example.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Dec 2013, 10:29pm

        Exactly right, Matt. When we say it though, they’re the first to accuse us of being anti-Christian. None of them are prepared to take ownership of their homophobia which they deny anyway. Former Archbigot Rowan Williams concedes that the CoE has done some terrible things to gay people, yet his successor Justin Welby has yet to make a formal apology.

      2. I say it all the time on here. See my post below. When you stand up to the religious homophobes they say they are being bullied and marginalised. But isn’t that what they’ve done to us for centuries? The best way to tackle them is ridicule.

  3. sick of abuse 3 Dec 2013, 6:37pm

    and still nothing from the police and the MP should be making the police look into these trolls tweeting from their sofas….. all well and good yabbering on about it in the HOC, but lets see you act.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Dec 2013, 10:33pm

      If it were people slagging off religious nutters on the internet and social media, you’d see how fast the Commons would act after listening to them falling over themselves decrying persecution of Christians around the world. Sickening to see them wallowing in their own hypocrisy. One Northern Irish bigot complained that there were hardly any Labour in the House (apparently on one Labour MP) actually) compared to the number of Tories present. One Tory, Nigel Dodds I believe it was, praised the fact that we have an established church. Astounding!

  4. I was expecting there to be negative comments and was surprised how shocked I was at reading some of them. I hope Tom is steering clear of the negativity.

  5. LulaWSoto 4 Dec 2013, 5:06am

    my neighbor’s step-sister makes $86/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for eight months but last month her pay check was $20442 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see post……. x.co/3KtTb

  6. You have to start by tackling the CAUSE of homophobia: religion. Without the stigma attached to homosexuality by religion, there would be no stigma. No stigma equals no homophobia. When are we going to get this through our heads?

  7. Beelzeebub 4 Dec 2013, 9:24am

    Welcome to our world Mr Andrew.

    This is how we are generally treated in life, not just on computer forums.

    Now as an MP go fvckin fix it.

  8. Brian Dempsey 4 Dec 2013, 2:35pm

    The Glasgow Herald is reporting Daley’s statement that he is in a relationship with a man as an “admission” – http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/report-tom-daleys-partner-is-hollywood-screenwriter-and-gay-activist.1386149552 – they have also allowed an sneering anti-bi comment but have blocked my comments that their language is inappropriate. I’ve written to their letters page – letters@theherald.co.uk

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