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Today Asok the intern came out. Tomorrow he'll have some things to say about the so-called government of India.

Cue the inevitable cries of "Stop being political! You're ruining Dilbert!"

Allow me to address that right now.

It's only political if there's someone on the other side of the debate. In this case, no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by jail.

If I am wrong, and you favor the government restricting what kind of sex you can have with another consenting adult, please proudly state your case. I'm listening.

Cue cricket sounds...

 

 
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Feb 7, 2014
Scott— loved the strip, can't wait to see where you go with it down the line. I wanted to point out however, that the strip I received via email this morning is not the same one that ran in the Chicago Tribune today. I read the newspaper online, so I could not make out the date stamp on the strip they ran, but it was not Dogbert's big announcement about Asok. I was not sure if you were aware of this, if the Trib made a mistake (unlikely) or what was going on.
In any event, have loved your strip for years and appreciate the fun, humor and insight you bring to my inbox each morning. Thanks for doing it.

[Editors have the option of running an older strip when they feel the content of that day's Dilbert is not suitable for their audience. I would imagine it happened a lot today. -- Scott]
 
 
Feb 7, 2014
@craig1f, I love the almost politically correct redneck meme. And it's nearly always about gays, as far as I can recall. It's deep in the sense that you can see people steeped in extremely bigoted viewpoints trying to break free from them. And they're usually funny as hell.

@Scott, "no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed" might be true in certain social circles or geographies, but surely you don't believe that this is true for the general population -- it implies terrible ignorance on your part. There are oral sex laws, sodomy laws, laws about scat, laws prohibiting the sale of sex toys, and other, more colorful and bigoted laws. And more to the point, there are people who still defend these laws when people try to have them repealed.

[Are those people hiding with Bigfoot? Still waiting for one of those millions and millions of people you say exist to weigh in. -- Scott]
 
 
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Feb 7, 2014
This reminds me of the Almost Politically Correct Redneck meme on Reddit I saw sometime last week. I loved it. Couldn't find it, but it went ...
"I don't get all these people opposing gay marriage. Obsessing about what another man does with his dick is the third gayest thing you can do."
 
 
Feb 7, 2014
Everything you've said is correct, Scott, but I still think you're ruining Dilbert. Why?

A) You're stepping outside of what Dilbert is all about, ie, making fun of the office.
B) It wasnt funny
C) To my knowledge the situation in India is not that different from what it is in parts of this country. Even if Im wrong about that today it wasnt that long ago that that was the case. Must you be so hard on the Indians for being a couple decades behind us?

[Calm down.There will be two comics on this theme. There have been 9,125 comics just the way you like 'em. -- Scott]
 
 
Feb 7, 2014
Are there any religions that accept homosexuality? If not, what is it about being gay that means it gets picked up consistently by religious 'rules'?

Most of the consistent stuff I get (life after death - people afraid of dying, a god that made everything - people don't like not understanding the world around them, etc). Is this just a reflection of instinctive intolerance?
 
 
Feb 7, 2014
@CodeJammer

[But some favor Jesus deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by death by preaching. These people will probably say that India must have been moved by God to do the right thing.]

Looks like we can add this to the list of problems atheists have with the kind of God they are asked to beleive in.
 
 
Feb 7, 2014
But some favor Jesus deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by death by preaching. These people will probably say that India must have been moved by God to do the right thing.

Note: I am not on the other side of the debate, just stating the viewpoint/background of someone who might be.
 
 
 
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