I’ve decided to implement a personal zero-tolerance policy towards people making homophobic or anti-gay remarks. Starting right now, I will no longer tolerate anti-gay remarks from anyone. I will no longer tolerate people using the word “gay” as an insult. I will no longer tolerate people who oppose same-sex marriage. I will no longer tolerate people who use the terms “faggot” or “fag” as insults. I will no longer tolerate people who treat the issue of same-sex marriage or LGBT rights as a “debate” with valid opinions on both sides. I will no longer tolerate people who oppose same-sex marriage or LGBT rights as though they have a valid opinion. I will no longer tolerate people who use the term “tranny” as an insult. I will no longer tolerate people who bully and intimidate LGBT people into depression and suicide. I will no longer tolerate people who create a culture where LGBT harassment is acceptable.
Zero tolerance. I will not be gentle. If you fall into my sights, I will let you know exactly what you did wrong, and exactly how much I despise you for doing it. I give exactly zero fucks about your hurt feelings. I don’t care how “insensitive” you think I’m being. I am done with coddling people who adamantly refuse to understand.
Why am I doing this? I’m doing this because every day, I wake up and read a dozen articles about what the bigots said about LGBT people this week. As a sampler, these are the articles that showed up on my news feed from yesterday morning until right now:
( * = Link to Worldnutdaily. Abandon hope all ye who enter here.)
This was in about a thirty-hour window. And this is a pretty typical sampling of what I see on a daily basis. So I am done. Consider this my official warning.