Without identifying anyone, here is a brief summary of the debacle that unfolded:
One of my friends posted an article/comment about how conversion therapy is horrible.
So far, so good, right? Right.
That is, until one of her Facebook friends, who I don’t know (and who I certainly don’t want to know!), decided to put her 2-cents in.
Although I don’t know this individual, I do know her type…all-too-well.
Except in this particular case, this
individual asshole has now eschewed her Straightbian ways (of harming Lesbian lives) to become a born-again, holy-rollin’, bible-thumpin’, holier-than-thou, know-it-all, married-to-an-man, “ Christian” (still harming Lesbian lives).
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
I purposefully did not screencap the conversation, out of respect for my friend.
And I’ve honestly tried to just let it go, but the truth is: this incident has been bothering me ever since it happened.
What, exactly, was so upsetting? It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I think I finally have now.
It wasn’t that this boneheaded bozo believes that conversion therapy is possible/desirable, nor that she thinks that being a Lesbian is somehow related to porn (huh??), nor that she incorrectly thinks sexuality is fluid, nor that she thinks all Lesbians will burn in eternal Hell. (Although it is indeed upsetting that anyone could be that asinine).
After all, what would I expect from a Straightbian-Special-Snowflake-Type-Turned-Religious-Proselytizer? Complete and utter nonsense, that’s what. Consider the source.
This inanity is just one of this fool’s anti-Gay/Lesbian FB posts:
In another FB post, our DICKgusting debutante referred to Lesbian relationships as “broken people” having “aberrant sex”. There are not enough words in the English language to describe my feelings toward this person for saying that, but “disdain”, “contempt”, and “hatred” seem like a good start.
No, it wasn’t the fact that this evil assclown spouts her offensive and uninformed opinions.
(Just so there’s no confusion, here’s a sample of what is wrong with her assumptions: There’s no such thing as being “lesbian-identified” because you either are or you are not; there’s no such thing as “fluidity of attraction”; Lesbians are not “broken” nor do we “need healing”; our love is NOT “aberrant sex”; and furthermore, BEING A LESBIAN IS NOT A F**KING CHOICE, YOU DIMWITTED BUFFOON).
Instead: What upset me then, and still upsets me now, is that my friend would even be remotely friendly, much less be friends, with someone like this nincompoop.
What upsets me is that, instead of telling this dickweed to take a proverbial long walk off a short pier, my friend actually seemed worried about me and Dirt offending this piece-of-shit Straightbian’s delicate “
(Guess it’s okay for Straightbian-Sally to insult us, though, and even deny our very existence).
What upsets me is finding out that my friend “liked” the FB post where Lesbian lives were referred to “broken people” having “aberrant sex”. To add insult to injury, the article linked in that post was shocking right-wing anti-Lesbian propaganda.
There’s nothing to “like” about that post. Or that person.
Maybe, just maybe, I will remember it this time.
05/23/2017: Updated to add: Happily, my friend and I worked through this situation (see comments). So it turns out that there is still good in this world, after all.