While I’ve always been one to push for tolerance of various lifestyles, I used to avoid confrontation with the less tolerant. I assumed that since the chance that I could actually influence someone to change their mind was slim to none, there was no sense in arguing. Besides, being forceful would only cause them to see the other side as the bad guys.
Older, perhaps not wiser me says fuck that noise. It’s time to let bigots know that their views are not acceptable in polite society. If enough people tear into them, maybe they’ll start keeping their hateful mouths shut for once.
This started off innocently enough. I got yet another message that said nothing other than “hi” with a smiley face. The only thing that was notable was the exceedingly low match percentage noted by this charmer’s name. Curious as to what kind of a person would be such a poor match for me, I compared questions that we’d both answered publicly.
His answered questions include:
Thinking homosexuality is a sin.
Thinking gay people shouldn’t raise kids.
Would be important to have kids with someone of the same ethnicity
Is conservative/right wing
Thinks men should be the head of the household
Thinks that women who kiss or fondle each other in the attempt of attracting men at the club is hot.
There’s no way I was letting this go ignored.
Why would a person who thinks homosexuality is a sin be messaging someone who identifies as bisexual?
In other words, your publicly answered questions ID you as a bigot. Bigots are the ones I’m worried about raising kids, not gay people.
I know, I know, arguing on the internet is totally pointless. I get that. But I want him to know why I wasn’t going to respond positively. It’s not because of his looks, his job, his list of favorite music.
If you are not interested then just ignore me like a normal person would. Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
Well, he’s got me there. I never have claimed to be normal.
Bigotry is not an opinion. It’s a social fucking cancer.
Normal people stand up for what is right. Intolerance is never right.
It’s more than not being interested. It’s being unwilling to let people go without holding them accountable for their ignorance.
I think this guy fell victim to the temptation to send someone a message based on picture alone, without actually reading a single word of the profile.
I am christian and it says that in the bible. If following the bible makes me a bigot,
then so be it.
I just calls ‘em as I sees ‘em.
Also, a stupid bigot for thinking that messaging an atheist bisexual would do anything other than get you called on the carpet for your uneducated and backwards views.
Homophobia is the new racism. At least you’re trendy.
You know, I didn’t even mind letting him have the last word.