I don’t often get hateful comments or emails but from time to time I do, and as is my policy, I copy those comments into a post to laugh at them.
I got these comments last night and usually I don’t engage with this level of crazy, but sometimes I do. This is what mental illness looks like and I can’t bring myself to be upset with someone suffering from mental illness.
Crazy Person: Commit suicide. Go and run bath, and drown yourself.
Me: Thanks for the unsolicited advice, but I happily choose to ignore you and your venom. Have a nice day.
Crazy Person: Do you? You could have just marked the comment as spam, but the weakness of your dying soul has given in, because you are in pain. I can feel it. Turn to Jesus Christ. Today. DO IT. If you don’t, commit suicide. Find the nearest bread knife and stick it in your heart.
Me: Your Jesus would be ashamed of you. But I forgive you. Have a nice day.
Crazy Person: No he wouldn’t. Have a nice death.
Crazy Person: There’s a spelling error in your title. It should say ‘Coming out as a gay moron’.
This person linked to a YouTube video about how Christians have the right to bully gay students and how there was a law being considered that would allow just that. Sigh….
It’s one thing (i.e. cowardly) to bully strangers with anonymous, vitriolic comments online, it’s another to use policy to do the same.
The issue boils down to an either/or conclusion: You are either for equality for all people, or you are not. There is no middle ground, there can be no double talk. One can not claim to love LGBT friends/family/neighbors and then work to impose policies that deny those people legal rights and protections. Thank you Mr. Crazy Person for making this point crystal clear.
Love doesn’t cause harm or division. Love is peaceful and unifying.
I don’t recall reading the story where Jesus tells someone to stick a bread knife in their own heart, but I do remember reading “As I have loved you, love one another.”