Perhaps I should not have offered that “personal note” I had offered yesterday. With Bruce busy and me manning the fort, sometimes it seems I can’t meet the expectations of our readers for regular content on a variety of issues, particularly those of concern to our community. Especially when I have other projects to complete and when there are others issues are on my mind.
When I posted the piece, I expected some understanding commentary — from our defenders and our critics, instead witnessed the return of a troll, arriving not to address the point of the post, but to attack me personally and gay conservatives in general, basing his bile not on anything I had said, but on aspects of my biography he assumed to be true, but none of which having in fact any basis in reality.
Indeed, some were in direct opposition to the facts of my life, some he might have discerned had he read my posts. For the record, I have a very strong relationship with my father whom I see several times a year even though we live in different states. He knows I’m gay and loves me for the man I am.
Our relationship has strengthened since I came out to him, perhaps because my coming out caused him to ask questions about an experience that was foreign to him — or perhaps because fathers and sons oftentimes become closer in adulthood. (And that is all I will say — all, for the purposes of this blog, that needs be said.)
Why someone would want to make assumptions about my relationship to my family is beyond me. This blog should be a forum for discussion, not insinuation.
What on earth? Little Kiwi must be a joke; no sincere person is so hateful and plain ridiculous. So, Little Kiwi, do you have psychic powers that let you determine whether people’s parents love them just by viewing their names on a computer? And I’ll point out that hatred is rarely ever spewed here, and when it is, the vast majority comes from leftist trolls (Little Kiwi being a good example).
Let his rebuke serve as a reminder to all of our readers — not just our critics tp address the arguments we raise on this blog and the points y’all make in the comments.
When you make insinuations about the personal lives of others, you don’t so much cast aspersion on them as you raise questions about yourself.