Monday, 22 July 2013

One of Two Possibilities

Kingston, Ont., lesbian couple threatened, told to move out of town
From here

This seems to have gone a bit viral, with all sorts of sympathetic comments on the one side and bigotted and hateful ones on both. Most comments seem to be rather over-the-top on either side, IMO. It is amazing to see the number of commenters who leap, almost as an unthinking, knee-jerk reaction, and with the poorest of grammar and writing skills, to the defense of this poor couple.

As I see it, there are two possibilities:
  1. These notes are the work of someone on the level of Fred Phelps and therefore worthy only of being ignored as idiotic and irrelevant, or
  2. They are fakes designed to elicit sympathy for the one side and contempt for the other.
Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised by either one, although I lean toward the second. If they ever find out who wrote the letters it will be interesting to see.

Take Care

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