So this neighbour who I regularly babysit for included me in a group email with a link for a petition, protesting that marriage should only be between a man and woman. Classic 'what's next' stuff following: polygamy, paedophilia, sex with ducks etc.
I'd like to take this moment to say that otherwise she is the loveliest, sweetest person you could meet. She's also *cough* my main source of income.
So here's where I stand.
My conscience will bully me until I reply to the email. It's inevitable, I have to do it. Mainly I'm going to request that she doesn't send me any more emails, but I've been up for like two hours phrasing and re-phrasing the whole thing.
The whole thing stems from my belief that if you remain silent, it's implicit that you agree with what the other person says. I feel like teaching her a lesson, because, well... I was fucking pissed off by it.
I give my email adress to people I want to hear from for various reasons. I gave it to UCAS so it could update me on my university applications. I gave it to my brother so we could keep in touch while he was at uni. And I gave it to her so we could organise babysits more effectively. Not so she could send me explicit, hateful homophobic propaganda.
What offends me more is that she included me in the sending of a petition against gay marriage. Expecting that I would sign it.
So she's a nice person otherwise, so I know she'll feel guilty at least for sending it to me when I explain the situation.
I guess I'm trying to calculate whether it's fully worth it to me yet. I'll leave it for the morning because I tend to make pretty crap decisions late at night. I guess the main feeling was just shock from it coming from her.