I have a practice of placing people on Twitter who tweet against gay people, or against same sex marriage, or in support of prohibition of such, etc., or whose stated opinions otherwise in my opinion fit the term homophobic into a twitter list I’ve labeled “Homophobes.”
Over time I’ve gradually added over 200 people to the list as I’ve seen them support bigotry.
Many people create such lists. I’m on some myself. One is called LWNJs (short for Left Wing Nut Jobs), another is called “Libturds,” there was another that seems to have dropped me… and most impressively, I’m on a list called “Pussies and Racists” and subtitled “I hate these people.” That list was created by someone called @PoliticsofAmy who in her bio lists says “Currently serving as Director of Talent 4 the #NextMrsKruiser pageant.” Whatever the fuck that is.
And you know what? Who cares. Really. I’m OK with being on a list with Alec Baldwin, Van Jones, and others. Even if I weren’t, again… so what.
There are thousands if not millions of lists on Twitter people have been put into with titles like “assholes,” “atheist scum,” “lousy drivers,” etc. You create a list and it’s a reflection of your opinion and carries only whatever impact your opinion is worth.
Today, for the first time, someone I added to my “homophobes” list is accusing me of “slander.” They say that being against the “redefinition of marriage” is not evidence of homophobia. I say it is.
Maybe I’m a rude loudmouth bully, maybe not. But support Rick Santorum and come out against same sex marriage and guess what, I consider you a homophobe, and I’m gonna put you on my list of people I consider homophobes.