Q:You're getting a lot of hate and I don't understand why.. At all. I still love you! (Secretly, of course).
I understand why I got the hate, I don’t think that some of the particularly terrible things that were said about me were justified at all, but I understand why they felt so strongly.
Q:I think your apology post was very bold and very honest, and I think that you're right, people are very good at making mountains out of molehills and not consulting the source. What you took one way, someone else took another way and it caused an uproar (which is kind of ironic, considering the content of the comment). Keep with it, brother. Our reward will be great.
I do think that the vitriolic response was kind of ironic, but at the same time I understand that they were angry. I don’t think that justifies some of the things that people said about me, but I certainly understand why they were upset. I’m praying for them and for my own wisdom and discernment. Thanks though, I appreciate your kind words.
Q:I've seen a lot of intense scenarios go down in my too many years of tumblr. But your apology has to be one of the best I've seen and your continuing graciousness and humility is inspiring. Don't give up, and keep abiding in His love.
Wow, that’s very nice of you to say. I hope that I have been a blessing to some at least. I plan to do just that. Be blessed friend
Q:You are lovely and your heart is definitely in the right place, people are silly for jumping to conclusions before thinking about the reasoning before posting stuff! Be blessed today! :) You're great brud
Thanks, I appreciate your encouragement. You’re great. Be blessed friend :)
I’m not sure why this particular anon has such a strong conviction that I’m a “hipster” It’s really quite odd if you ask me. Regardless, if you would care to have a personal conversation with me (like others have) you may recognize that I’m not so opposed to admitting my privilege as you caricature me to be.
Q:I hope you're currently rotting in Hipster Hell.
I’m in Philly… which may or may not be Hipster Hell.
Q:hey, theology genius, guess what: you're going to Actual Hell when you die!
Thanks for the input Stephen, but aren’t you a universalist?
With regards to that comic I posted last night.
So, I woke up this morning to a pretty visceral reaction that I wasn’t exactly expecting. Now the charge was that I was making light of rape victims and transphobia. Now, I didn’t delete the post itself because I didn’t want to silence the voices of the people commenting on it and reblogging it but I did remove the actual comic from the post. When I initially read the comic and posted it I viewed it as a sort of commentary on the nature of internet over-reaction and our tendency to interpret, what was in the mind of the original speaker an innocuous comment, into something much more sinister. We then subsequently tend to be unwilling to hear the actual rationale behind the comments. With that being said, I had zero intention whatsoever to make light of rape victims, transphobia, or anything of the sort. I have seen first hand the devastation that can come from sexual assault and rape and I would never seek to make light of someone who has endured or is enduring such a struggle. I also make every attempt (though not perfectly) to use peoples preferred gender pronouns. I am not at all in favor of shaming trans people or misgendering them. So I am deeply sorry that it was taken that way. I’m not exactly sure what the original author of the comic’s intention was in writing it but my intention in posting it was certainly not to trigger or offend anyone who has suffered such things. I openly and humbly admit that I should have been more careful/thoughtful of how such content might be received and if I could do it over, I definitely would not have posted it. I invite anyone who was hurt, offended, or triggered by it to contact me and I will gladly give a more personal apology and hopefully learn something from you. Thank you and again, I’m sorry.
Reblogging because important