Thank you for reminding me that I have friends in both the physical world and the virtual world who like me because I’m me and don’t rule me out of their lives because of homophobia.
It occurs me how sad some people’s lives must be to hate somebody because of something that isn’t harmful and can’t be changed by the object of the hatred. What kind of small, limited person doesn’t like someone because they are gay or of a colour they believe makes them worthy of being hated or someone who has a disability, or even has a religion that makes them hated? What kind of wonderful people are they missing who might have filled their lives with love and light? Why would you hate someone solely because of who they love? Pretty colourless world if you ask me.
I’m not perfect. I have to admit if I find out you are fundamentalist anything, I’m probably not going to choose to be your friend until I find out more. I hate willfully stupid people or people who choose to hate or do something stupid because someone told them so and don’t investigate for themselves. I don’t particularly like people who have no common sense or logic and I don’t like petty or mean people or people I consider to have a poor grasp of ethics. I don’t like people who are Creationists/Pro-life (they seem to got together.) and then deny services to children and the mothers who are forced to bear children and have no way to care for them. Or not look at the fact that human fetuses pass through all the stages of evolution in the 9 months before they are born, ie; gills, tails, coats of thick primate fur, etc. before actually looking like the baby they expect.
So yes there are people I miss out on knowing but I don’t judge them on what can’t be helped. I have gay friends, I have straight friends, I have bi friends, I have trans friends, I have friends of all colours, I have friends of many religions including Pastafarians. It makes my life a tapestry of love. I hope I enrich their the tapestry of their lives too.
It must be sad to have some much hate in your life for people you don’t even know.