I’ve been at this a helluva long time.
Today there came news of a horrid new anti-gay law that is passing in Arizona. And I commented on one of those articles, quoting one of the legislators.
(in my comment I corrected the original to say “I did qualify it…” not “quality”.)
Doesn’t matter which of the many articles, and doesn’t matter who the other person is, because I’ve gotten this before, in many varieties.
i am sick of people telling me what I meant to say, or what I meant to imply. I try very hard to not be sloppy with my choice of words. Just because this person inferred something does not mean I implied it.
And yet every now and then someone pops up and takes issue with my words, and it usually sounds something like “don’t lump us all into that group”. I’m sorry but I am not going to provide a disclaimer every fucking time I post something. I know not every religious person is anti-gay; I know not all Christians are deliberately hateful or ignorant; I know not every Republican is a selfish dick. But when I’m talking about dick-ish Republicans, hateful Christians and anti-gay religious people, I’ve already identified the subgroup and do not need to further clarify only a certain subgroup.
Yes, I hate religion, but I don’t hate all religious people. I usually only bring it up when THEY first bring it up to make an issue of it against me.
If I’m railing against “those damn hateful Christians” and you’re not a Christian of the hateful sort, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU. But if they are gathered under the banner of “We Are Christians” I will talk about “those damn hateful Christians”. I cannot help it if other people also gather under that banner.
If you don’t like how some other Christians have given Christianity a bad name by their behavior, it’s your job to speak up and change the public perception. Don’t cry to me about it; go public and make some noise at the same level as the hateful Christians.