My signif other has asked me not to blog about any of his Truther friends (although he no longer self-identifies as a Truther, he still believes 9/11 might have been a false flag operation, and does not want to offend the Truthers with whom he remains friendly). I have honored his wish to the best of my ability. Until now. Yesterday he received an editorial about “religious persecution” from a female Truther, and asked me to forward it to another friend who might find it interesting. I did so, and found that the editorial concerns this:
I respect anyone’s right to hew to their religious principles and share their views with others, but to label this incident as an example of “persecution” strikes me as ridiculous. I doubt that little Johny is going to be irreparably scarred by browsing through a book that depicts two men preparing breakfast for their child. It’s not like the school was handing out copies of 28 Dicks Later.
This was sent to us by the same woman who, less than five minutes after meeting me, turned to my signif other and said, “Oh my, it must be so hard for you to be with someone who just doesn’t get it [the “truth” about 9/11].” She spent the next half hour disparaging me for saying that if drafted, I would serve because I am a law-abiding citizen who doesn’t consider myself better than anyone else. Why should other draftees risk their lives for their country while I stay home and berate them for doing their duty? I patiently tried to explain my position to her, but she didn’t “get it”, either.
In short, this woman is kind of a bitch, and I now regret being so civil to her when she was so blatantly rude to me.
I respect freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. I respect people’s right to be wrong, and you can count on me to defend that right. But never, and I mean never, count on me to agree with your bigoted, ignorant propaganda. If I ever see this woman again (and I really hope I don’t), she’ll be the one getting an earful.
P.S. This lady also sent us a copy of The Reflecting Pool. She’s uber-concerned about the North American Union and the New World Order, fluoride, and HAARP. I wouldn’t expect much more from someone who prefaces every other sentence with “Alex Jones says…”