Tis the season to be... hateful?
Ah, the holidays. Thanksgiving: When you gather with friends and family to give appreciation for each other. New Years: When you get to put the past behind you and welcome in a fresh start by getting hammered.
While the holiday season puts many of us in brighter spirits and humbles us to be kinder to our fellow man, some grinches are just jerks year round. Take this homophobic lady who seems to have lost Jesus’s message along the way…
Open Minds, Open Hearts
Lexi Magnusson, who is married with four children, was minding her own business when her neighbor in Washington state started spewing some hate.
“Thinking that we were allies, she went on to tell us how horrified she was when her son got turned down for prom because the girl was already planning on going with her girlfriend. And THEN the junior high had an assembly about transgender people where they spotlighted one of the students who is a transgender boy,” she wrote on Reddit. “I thought she had meant that the school outed him, which, in my book is horrifyingly wrong. Nope, he had organized the assembly and spoke of the realities of being transgender.”
Stop making sense, woman!
“I told her that kids were going to be exposed anywhere she went and that I was glad that kids these days get it and aren’t horrible to each other because of who someone is or how they were born,” Magnusson told BuzzFeed. “Since then, [my neighbor] won’t even so much as wave to me when we pass.”
Don’t fight hate with hate
“Here’s the thing: I was a fully believing Mormon once. I know where she is coming from. If I had yelled at her it would only feed into her persecution complex and false belief that LGBT people and their allies, along with people who have left the Mormon church, are angry bullies who are not tolerant of other people’s views. I hate that whole line of reasoning – but I knew that if she was willing to move her kids to get away from the gays (She moved to Washington. It’s basically North Oregon.) there would be little I could say to her to change her mind. She would have been right though, I am not tolerant of that ‘point of view,'” she told Mashable.