It really wasn't wastrel's fault. More mine.
Not quite a bird.(click to show/hide)
God that two parter on Stalin was brutal.
Saving energy? Here in Australia I thought it's primarily a lifestyle thing. More hours of daylight after work.In my state, Queensland, we don't have daylight savings. WA trialled it by they don't have it any more either. I'm sure it's great in Tassie.
WLB...I'm pretty sure I never specified Orthodox. I'll try to specify more clearly.
Here is what I think your position is: Regardless of the event, you take some action (speaking up, walking out, ...) when you witness bigotry (we were specifically discussing anti-gay comments). You have (I believe) made it clear that drawing attention to yourself or embarrassing the bride and groom would not prevent you from taking these actions.
Other, including me, have stated that under most circumstances we would not agree with this choice. I then stated maybe you just shouldn't attend services where religious celebrants are speaking because (by now) you should be able to predict that there is a reasonable chance the religious speaker will say something that offends you.
I guess it depends on your goal. If your goal is to use any platform (including a friend's wedding or funeral) to highlight bigotry then you are on target. If your goal is to be a part of meaningful moments in your friend's lives, then it is my opinion that you are missing the point.
Of course it is all a sliding scale. There are levels of hate speech that I wouldn't sit through as well. But I don't I could reasonably predict a circumstance that such levels would come up in an event I would attend.
I just go to the IRC room.
There are certain topics where people can agree to disagree and we all just live and let live. There are other topics where we people should make a stand (e.g. stoning people to death or slavery). You seem to be presuming that just because there are issues we should take a stand on means that other unrelated issues (e.g. vegetarianism) are therefore in the same category.