Banned From Facebook For Quoting Pence

fullsizeoutput_57fa3 days ago I got an newsletter email from Querty which contained a story where in the 90s Mike Pence posted several urging employers not to hire gay people.

One of the lines from the article was, “Homosexuals are not as a group able-bodied. They are known to carry extremely high rates of disease brought on because of the nature of their sexual practices and the promiscuity which is a hallmark of their lifestyle.” It was originally written in this article from December 1993.

Now I’ve come out against the LGBTQ community recently and feel as if they are an internalized hate group, in that they are far crueler to the members of their own community than the (Christian) family members, friends and loved ones they were once scared to come out to. I’ve personally decided to distance myself and no longer consider myself gay as I do not want to be associated with the ideals, behaviors, actions, stereotypes, and utter hatred which the LGBTQ community secretes.

I also when I did move to San Francisco saw a lot of behavior which corroborates the last section of the quote. Rampant sex parties, orgies, unprotected deviant behaviors on a nightly basis. Looking back at it now, it seems so utterly disgusting and destructive. I honestly can’t say that there isn’t some truth to the quote.

Now Facebook’s Community Standards state in regard to hate speech, “Sometimes people share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech. When this is the case, we expect people to clearly indicate their purpose, which helps us better understand why they shared that content.”

Well I quoted the now VP for something he wrote 24 years ago. I didn’t say it. I even used quotes and citation. So I don’t see how me posting a line from an article violates the Community Standards.

Yet here I am. Banned from Facebook for 30 days because someone reported my post as hate speech when by their definition is allowed in the manor which I posted. Give me back access to my Facebook Mark Zuckerberg!

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Mr. Starr-Street Goes to Washington

I moved to Seattle, Washington from San Francisco 5 years, 4 months, 13 days ago. When I moved here I had the intention of staying here 10 years and building up a career and buying a house. Well I received an offer to be relocated with the company I’ve been working for almost a year now to Washington DC and I accepted it. Tomorrow will be my last day in Seattle as my husband and I are driving from Seattle to Missoula, to Mount Rushmore, seeing friends in Wisconsin, family in Ohio and finally making it in my car to Washington DC next Sunday. We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities, new adventures, and the next phase of the journey of our lives together.

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While I appreciate some of the great things which happened while living in Seattle, it never felt like “home.” There were some horrific people who formed organizations with the specific intention of making my life miserable here. There were also nice people and friends made along the way. I just felt that the negativity never outweighed the good in people here.

Thus begins a new chapter. We are moving from Washington to Washington, most likely leaving the former Washington behind for good. I don’t see any redeeming qualities in the people or places I met along the way and have no reason to ever want to come back to a community with so much compensatory hatred and need to tear down those they don’t like, often without ever getting to know the person first.

This of course is meant for the people in my personal life, I obviously wouldn’t be relocating with the company if I felt this way towards coworkers.

Here’s to a fresh start and new experiences every day.

Goodbye Seattle, wish I never knew you.