Well, I appreciate that. However, it becomes hard to believe after statements like: "I'm here to laugh at ignorant [email protected], like you. You're funny creatures" and "you [email protected], with your birth defective mental illness, make the best argument there is to legalize abortion".Look, I tend to believe you're a decent person, I don't want to trash you.
Things like that seem very broadly directed. Maybe you can see how ALL gay people might interpret these as how you truly feel about all of us, no matter how you later placate us with assurances that you believe we might be decent people.
Seems like an unwise way to select which policies you'll support. Some of the things that bother him, may also bother some of us "decent people".Rev. Alan, on the other hand, not so much. I don't care what I say to him, anything that might bother him, suits be fine.
But again, your earlier posts did not seem to specify Rev. Alan. In fact, the ones I quoted weren't even replies to him, but to someone else.
I understand the appeal of a good online flame war. But if you're trying to make personal remarks to someone, you should be more careful that you're not making SWEEPING generalizations that can apply to huge numbers of people, especially when all those people might read it.
I'm trying to be polite and give you the benefit of the doubt. Maybe YOU'RE a decent person too, and your issues are just with one person. But honestly, in case you're not aware of it, you come off as viciously homophobic and slanderous, and I haven't seen any indication that you hope no one else misunderstands your statements. You're free to be that way if you like, of course, but if you're hoping that us "decent people" receive a different message, it's not working.
And still, I'm left wondering why some individuals feel compelled to come and say things which are patently not true. For example, the "birth defective mental illness" comment above. Now true, that comment MIGHT not have been from you. The user name was "TrueBlood", but the post was from Washington DC like you, and it used the same punctuation that you do in order to get past the censors. I don't think I'm making much of a leap.
So what justifies such comments? If you don't really mean it, if you're just trying to rile up a few specific individuals... can't you see the damage that kind of slander does? Not only to the people stigmatized by such comments, but even to YOUR side of the argument, who now look foolish and uneducated? This talk of "birth defects" and "dissociative identity disorder" with regards to being gay only makes the commenter seem stupid and hateful, and disinterested in an honest discussion of the facts. It doesn't benefit either side, and doesn't move forward with any understanding of the issue at all.