I had “friended” someone on Facebook that I knew as a child. She was one of my mother’s friends and I looked up to her after my mom passed away. I lost touch with her for years and the wonderful world of Facebook brought us back together.
Unfortunately the line that is drawn between us is way to great and I had to delete her. Our political stances and morals/beliefs are too far apart and I can’t deal with that. I’d say we’re polar opposites like me and my wonderful friend Em are, but it’s beyond that. I’m middle-left-leaning. She’s so far right, I swear Obama turned gay and personally shat in her Wheaties
As most of you know two very important bills are up today that involves same-sex marriage and rights. As most of you (should) know, I am FOR equal rights. I acknowledge that in Christianity marriage is between a man and a woman, but I also realize that not all people are Christian. Not all people think that way. Frankly, I believe that marriage is between love and love. If there so happen to be two penises in the equation, it doesn’t bother me. If there happens to be two vaginas involved, fuck yes.
Anyway, so in my support of the gay community, I changed my profile picture and posted this:
… among other things. Well, it attracted my mother’s friend. Her response was to compare same sex marriage to pedophilia. Yeah. I’m not cool with that. I am not even going to waste time to type why I’m not cool with that. If you don’t know the difference between pedophilia and a same-sex relationship, or think there is any kind of comparison or lead to pedophilia, you honestly shouldn’t be reading my blog. Or on my Facebook. Or anywhere near my corner of the internet/county/state.
I informed her that I thought it was a disgusting comparison and was met with several links to articles about pedophilia and nasty groups that are for it. Needless to say I told her she was a bigot and filled with hate, and that does not belong on my page, or in my life. I stopped responding and calmed down with a friend over the phone. Once I calmed down, I un-friended her.
Not only am I offended by her, or appalled might be more of a correct term.. but I am saddened. I thought that maybe I could learn more of my mother through her. I have my dad of course, but no one knows a woman like another woman. I looked forward to selfishly getting something out the relationship but ended up with hate filling my page.
It’s odd. I’ve always known about the bigots and the racists and such. Hell, I’ve run into them out in every day life, but to find out someone that you looked up to and looked to as a child has such hatred in her heart is hard to swallow. I don’t blame it on Christianity at all either, so don’t start that nonsense. I know that most Christians aren’t like that, but it’s still hard to wrap my head around.
So I guess this is it. Sorry Mom, I had to delete your friend. I’m glad you’re not here anymore because I’d have to ask you what the hell you were thinking in the first place.