Thank you.

Her accusation stunned me. I’ve been stewing over it for a couple weeks.

I needed to get it off my chest.

To me the issues are so stark and so morally simple and clear.

I can’t comprehend people who wish to compromise with bigotry. I don’t understand them. I don’t know how to understand them.

I don’t know how to respond to a person who tells me that everyone has a right to their own beliefs.

When people say that, all I can hear is that people have a right to reject and abuse queer folk but not people of color or other minorities.

I know that it isn’t bigotry to demand equality. I know it isn’t bigotry to morally condemn bigots.

Only it apparently is to many people in the special case where the bigotry in question is homophobic bigotry.

I’ll never understand that.

I’ll never accept it.

Jim

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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