Alright, here's what happened. I changed my profile picture on fb to the marriage equality symbol (red square with a pink equal sign) and changed my fb cover to the gay pride flag and it says "This person supports Gay Marriage". There are at least 10 people on my friends list that did the same. I have this one person that I went to school with that is the most close minded, backwards thinking, human being I've ever come across. This guy is so bitter in his life that he posts some of the most shocking things I've ever seen. I'm convinced he does this to get the attention because he's alone in life but, lets be honest, maybe there's a reason for that. So not even 10 minutes after I change my profile picture he posts about how gay marriage is wrong and people need to get a clue and he was sure he would lose friends over what he said but he didn't care because he wasn't scared to say what everyone else was thinking. For a split second I was going to tell him off and delete him but then I thought, nope that's exactly what he wants! He likes that attention. It's obvious that he starts fights with people in his life so that he can make it their fault for leaving him because they can't respect his beliefs. The way I see it he's a hypocrite because he says people shouldn't judge him for his beliefs but it's ok for him to rip everyone apart that believes in something he doesn't agree with. So I responded to him and told him it was his right in this free country to believe in what he wants and the only difference is not that he has the nerve to say what everyone is scared of but that maybe everyone else has enough respect for their "friends" to not rip them apart or make them feel embarrassed for believing something that you they don't agree with. I believe it was the first time this guy was ever speechless, no crappy comeback no argument he simply deleted the entire post! Later that night he posts "now I know why I'm single" and the best comeback was "...waiting for the vote on marriage equality, huh?" LMAO I wish I could have seen how red his face was!
I can't stand people like this! That wasn't even the most outrageous stuff he's ever posted, when the president was re-elected he posts that he's willing to become a suicide bomber to get "putobama" out of office and he was looking for people to donate money to get him from New Mexico to DC to make it happen! I commented and told him whatever he was feeling was fine but PLEASE consider what you post on the world wide web for EVERYONE to see because statements like that could really get him into serious trouble. Then I freaked out because I commented and I didn't want to be associated with what he said or have it seem like I agreed so I panicked and took a screen shot and forwarded it to the anti-terrorism department at the FBI! Weather it was right or wrong or drastic within 30 minutes of sending the email his entire facebook page was completely gone! Almost two weeks later he was back online and hasn't posted about the president since.
OMG I almost spit out my water....Poor computer would have been useless...lol. That is the funniest thing ever. I love that you sent it to the FBI and they took down his Facebook... Funniest thing so far today.
First, let me start by saying that I am not a fan of President Obama, but I was raised to respect the office of the Presidency of the United States. Thus, even though I don't think he's doing such a stellar job right now, I don't like it when he's bad-mouthed and downright insulted.
That having been said...
After the election, one of my Facebook friends went on a long, long rant about how God was going to deal with everyone who voted for President Obama because he was a Muslim, and that anyone who cast a vote for him was outside of the will of God and would be "dealt with". Whoa.
I let a lot of garbage go on FB, but that personally offended me. Yes, I cast a vote for Barack Obama--but it wasn't so much that I voted for him as I voted against Mitt Romney. So I let him have it.
I asked him what God he served that condoned such hate, because He definitely wasn't the same as my God. I asked him if he was aware that the President publically confessed that he had accepted Jesus as his personal Savior, so he couldn't be Muslim--because any Muslim who did so would be considered an infidel and killed. I also asked him if he was aware that Mormons are encouraged to "lie for Jesus" (this was told to me directly by several practicing and former Mormons) as long as they feel they're bettering the church. I asked him if he believed that when he died that he would go to Planet Kobol and live out eternity with a certain number of virgin wives, or if he wore special undergarments to protect him from evil forces. I told him to show me in the Bible that black people are the descendents of Cain and are cursed with dark skin, forever meant to serve whites. I asked him if that was his definition of Christianity fine, but his truth didn't automatically make for reality and there was no way he was going to be able to get away with making such a blanket statement! Sorry, but it still gets me heated from time to time...
Anyway, he came back with a hate-filled tirade and deleted me right after that. Well, no worries...he's a high-ranking CID Officer so right after that I sent him a message letting him know that it was my civic duty to let his superiors know how he really felt. After all, we wouldn't want a scandal later in the press if what he said got out, right? I mean, the President is still his boss... He immediately messaged back, apologized, and begged me not to. I deleted the message and never looked back. I had no intentions of reporting him, but it just goes to show what kind of COWARD it takes to huff and puff and spew tyranny over the 'net.
I don't watch Sean Hannity, Jon Stewart, Bill O'Reilly, Stephen Colbert, or any of the others; you have to be very, very careful to whom you pledge your allegiance, because before you know it you'll end up believing everything they say as the gospel truth and it can make you hateful to the core.
I agree. I let most of it go but the things that get under my skin I just can't shut up about. It's funny that the only thing that bothers me more is to see army wives, girlfriends, whomevers boo-hooing that their soldier is gone on CQ for the night or out in the field for a week. My husband is in Korea, it was a quick transition when he got his orders so we didn't have the opportunity to go with him. I feel like an idiot posting on my fb that I miss him. Obviously we miss him and want him home but it is what it is and this is his job and I feel like if I'm boo-hooing and crying every day about how I can't live without him then I'm slapping every significant other of a deployed soldier in the face. I finally told someone off the other day because her boyfriend PCS'd and she didn't go with him. Literally she posted 20 times the first day he was gone about how she couldn't do it, she couldn't eat, sleep, nothing. I couldn't take it anymore! Sometimes it's nice to say what you need to say then clear out your friends list and get rid of all the drama