Remember conservative girl who I know from college that I’m friends with on Facebook?
We’ll call her Melissa. Mostly because that’s her name.
I asked you guys about a month ago what to do considering her views are about as conservative as they come and she’s always posting things that make me crazy.
I’ve commented on two of her posts since then.
The first was a post that basically said until we kill every Muslim we’ll be fighting terrorism.
And the second was today when she posted an article saying that the Dutch health care system wants to kill all people over 70.
As you can see both statements are pretty far fetched.
The first time, I got a correction of a word I used wrong from one of her friends.
(I’m of a firm belief that if the only argument you can make against a statement is to grammatically correct it, then you don’t really have much of an argument.)
Tonight, she responded, tried to backtrack and then did the unthinkable.
She IM’d me on Facebook.
I started to ignore her.
I decided not to.
We chatted for about 30 minutes. We didn’t say much it’s just that Facebook’s chat system leaves a little to be desired.
To cut to the chase I told her that although I can respect her conservative fiscal ideas, I don’t agree but I can respect them, but that I find almost all of her social ideas insulting. She assured me that she didn’t mean to alienate me or to think less of me because I’m gay. I told her that I’d have never known this.
When it was all said and done it was very cordial.
I left it with this statement.
You say that you are very accepting of gays and that you are not judgmental. You have 2,200 friends. You have a platform to preach acceptance rather than hate. If what you say is true use that platform to encourage your “friends” to do the same.
I doubt very seriously this will happen.