Supporting Bigotry is not an option?

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No matter the "?" at the end of my title.
This is not a question, it is a problem.

On one of my previous post, a reply (that I will not post) got deleted

With the reason, "Supporting bigotry is not an opinion.

My first language is not English so I checked the definition:

"A person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices
especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance"

 Source: Merriam-Webster

First, I replied to a post because a specific deletion of another user's post seemed unfair at my eyes, I made  the point that indeed the vocabulary used was inappropriate,
However, the opinion itself wasn't worth a deletion.

As far as I know, The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. 

Second, The reason mentioned that "supporting bigotry is not an opinion". 

Yes, it was in opinion maybe it was not clearly explained in my reply that my opinion is that the specific post from another user should be reestablished on the forum.

An opinion even a "controversial" one shall not be deleted.

I encourage respectful debate on this post.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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My friend.
I get posts removed on occasion.
The reason for removal sometimes just does not make any sense to me.
But sometimes the interpretation of one person is lost on the other. So they just did not "Get" what you really meant.
A mistake!
To err is human.
To forgive divine!
Do not take this so personally.
They meant well.
You meant well when you wrote what was removed.
Don't take it personally.
I don't when it happens to me.
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In addition to the U.S. constitution you could study the GS terms linked at the bottom of the site, which IMDb staff have referred to in the past in such matters. In addition, IMDb have their own terms, also linked from this site.

The other user's post was removed with the reason that it was derogatory. If you repost a deleted post it is not that surprising that your post may also be removed.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Yes when another person has a post removed and you posted a reply/comment, yours automatically is removed with it and the same reason is given, even though you were not the offending post to begin with!
So maybe you are getting worked up over nothing.
So, it may not have been you that staff was referring to.
I have actually had this happen  to me several times..
So what Peter is saying is true.