I was sitting outside the cafe on my lunch break, talking to one of the other mall employees about the Pride Parade and how sad I am that I don't get to participate this year. A passerby (who turned out to be of the Homosexuality Should Be Criminalized camp - gotta love Bellevue) promptly informed me that I was going to hell, and that we liberals were domestic terrorists who ought to be expelled from the country.

I just stared for a minute and then walked away without another word because I was still in uniform and there was no way that was gonna end well.

But the more I thought about it, the happier it made me. It's a hell of a compliment. If you see me as a threat to your Ideal Nation of empty tradition, religious intolerance, homophobia and stifling elitism? GOOD. I must be doing something right.

From: [identity profile] princekermit.livejournal.com


I swear, every time I think I left a place of hatred and intolerance for a bastion of clear-thinking, rational people, stuff like this happens.

Good on you for not rising to the bait. As FearlessSon pointed out in a completely different context: sometimes, the only way to win is not to play.

From: [identity profile] gothchickgamer.livejournal.com

sleepy thoughts

Is it bad that when I read "domestic terrorist" I can help but think of a 50s housewife not doing her duties, calling for her rights and on strike? Damn my women's studies class... :: shakes ::

The word terrorist has altered its meaning, much like the word witch and pagan... Oddly amusing, when you think about it.

Anyway, good on you for your reaction. Even better than you remained in a, somewhat, calm state, considering.

From: [identity profile] proteus013.livejournal.com

*blink blink*

Some people are just so gorram ignorant! Kudos for not killin' em, lol :)

From: [identity profile] mlerules.livejournal.com

Yep - good for you! Apparently this @ss-hat remains completely ignorant of the 1st amendment to the US Constitution. Kudos for maintaining your cool throughout.

From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com

I would have smiled at the bigot, and promptly informed them that I was a member of the Homophobia Should Be Outlawed movement, and how proud I was in the great strides we have made to corrupting children with thoughts of tolerance and acceptance, and today is a day to celebrate that those who cling to the old beliefs of hatred are slowly dying an embittered and frustrated death that they are powerless to stop.

Then watch them walk away without comment.

From: [identity profile] inkandalchemy.livejournal.com

They don't walk off without comment though. They tell you how sad they are that you're so sick, and that they'll be praying for you to come to Jesus before it's too late. Then they walk away. *snorts*

From: [identity profile] forgodestiny.livejournal.com

And then we smile and tell them that No, Jesus comes to us.

... I had to think over the spelling there. Am I a bad person?

From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com

Agreed. Jesus told us to love thy neighbor as we love ourselves. Clear this person ignores Jesus teachings.


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