Gotta love “tolerant” friends.
From his article:
I gave my friend an ultimatum. I told her I wouldn’t unfriend her so long as she apologized for wearing the hat and promised me I wouldn’t have to see it in my feed again. When she claimed I was trying to police her beliefs, I corrected her, pointing out that my conditions only regarded the hat, not her position on any particular issue. When she claimed that she’s equally offended by the Pride flag, I corrected her again, explaining that objecting to a symbol of inclusion is in no way comparable to objecting to a symbol of exclusion and that she was making a false equivalency. When she said, “If I can’t have an opinion about something then I guess I don’t really live in a free country,” I knew there was no longer enough common ground for us to have a relationship.
It wasn’t her that made the choice of a hat over a friendship – it was him. In his failed attempt to turn the tables, all he did was project him own lack of tolerance onto her and then pat himself on the back trying to climb on a pedestal of moral superiority. Instead, he face-planted in a very bad way. Now he just has to wait for the ratio burn to wear off.