It is OK to kill sex workers because what they are doing is against the law anyway. If they had legitimate jobs they wouldn't deserve what they get.
It is OK to harrass and bully lebians and gays because they arent real people, if they were like the rest of us then they would be allowed to marry- like the rest of us.
It is OK to fire someone because they are involved in BDSM. Because those people- well those people are just sick, and there are no laws saying that a company has to keep people like that in their employ.
There is that amazing quote by Martin-Niemöller:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me
The words communist, socialist, and trade unionists can be easily substituted for anyone,and as time has show us all- they have been.
So who will be next on the hit list?
Right now gays are fighting for the right to marry and be granted the other 1700 federal rights that heterosexual couples have. But it is more then just the ability to have a marriage licenses and the social recognition of our lives and our choices. It is about the prevention of murder and suicide, and the subtle social protection that comes when the government recognizes us as equals.
It does not mean the end of hate crimes, or the end of bigotry, or the end of harassment.
What it does mean though is bigger then those things- it means hope.
And never forget that the only thing stronger then hate is hope.