Why I Love my Army of readers and commenters

Yesterday I posted about bigots and their lack of logic in opposing marriage equality.

Of course straight away the catholic bigot brigade started up. Then along came a long time reader and commenter who uses the pseudonym “Agent Ballsack”.

He wrote:

We are all likely bigoted to some extent, we are programmed by our parents at a very young age to dislike this, that and the other. Whether it’s ‘currymunchers’, ‘mobsters’, god forbid ‘law enforcement’ and a slew of other programmed behaviours. What sets mostof us apart from animals is our ability to change our beliefs as we learn more about the world around us. Live and let live, turn the other cheek etc etc but the main one I think a lot of Christians find hardest to live with is ‘Do unto others’. Perhaps we should outlaw christianity again to remind a particular group of society what it’s like to be persecuted. 

No I am not gay and I hated gays with a vengeance when I was less forgiving and tolerant of others different beliefs but as I have grown, I have realised it was without cause. For instance Lucia Maria – I may think religion is a load of bollocks but I don’t think less of her for practising it, that is her right – yet I despise what the catholic church allows under it’s protection. Or Kosh – never cared he’s as queer as a 3c coin, just his slavish devotion and unbending belief in the current school system.

Now we do not see eye to eye on some issues, especially when it comes to organised religion, but I thought that comment warranted a bit more exposure and discussion.

This is what I love about blogging, the fact that people with opposing views on some issues can come together on others. Agent Ballsack thinks religion is a load of bollocks, but it doesn’t matter to him that I am a christian, nor does it stop him commenting and contributing in other areas.

For this I thank him and encourage others to likewise enjoy the blog.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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