Jon Bence, who is usually quite irreverantly stupid and unexplicably well respected in the e/n and blog communities, has currently proven himself to be a bigoted idiot. And yes, i realize this makes me just as bad as those he was “criticizing” in a post made earlier today. Essentially, Bence said: “It’s HARD to be tolerant of gay people. The ok gay people (the ones who act NORMAL) are the minority cause of all the wackos. Ugh. If I was gay I’d kill myself, too bad those fucking gay rights wackos won’t do the same. I’m so fucking pissed. ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!”
While i agree that the in-your-face tactics of some Gay Rights groups can be a bit disconcerting to people who aren’t okay with those who are “out,” i don’t think their actions are a reason to turn against an entire community. Furthermore, “gay people” shouldn’t have to act “NORMAL.” “NORMAL” is a nonexistant concept. I don’t find slimy assholes who try to hook up with drunk girls at parties to be “NORMAL” by my definition, so i must be allowed to hate them as well. As it is, i find them rather borish and i try not to associate with them. If only everyone could be so tolerant in their dislikes we’d probably be a bit healthier.
I don’t particularly care if Bence’s post was a snap decision, but you can go and decide for yourself. The point for me is that he is intolerant of those different from the norms he expects, and i choose not to promote or respect that. As a result, from here on i am making a conscious choice not to read Bence or or other sites with Bence-content, and i ask you to consider doing to same after you read his post if you share my opinion. While Bench is entitled to say whatever he feels, i find the allure of his commentary being absolutely zero now that i know more about its writier. I realize boycotts are always rather silly, but they’re a good way to prove a personal point. If you should find youself agreeing with Bence, i kindly ask you to refrain from reading my posts from here on out, as i’m not interested in sharing my life with you.