2018 is full of awful opinions on pretty much any subject. Thanks to the internet, they’re near on impossible to avoid.
To round off a horrific year for general reasonableness, someone has made the comparison that the stigma of being conservative is the same as the stigma of being gay.
An article published by The Federalist titled, "The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than the Stigma of Being Gay" is being mocked on the internet because, well, that much should be obvious.
Conservatives didn't have to fight for years for basic rights and it’s certainly not clear there’s ever been targeted violence towards conservatives, discrimination or elevated rates of suicide.
The author, Chad Felix Greene, is openly gay and a conservative. He argues that social networks encourage people to be LGBT+ but discourage or silence conservatives.
In the most illogical part, the author writes:
But just as I did not choose to be gay, I did not choose to be conservative. My political evolution happened over time as I came to realise that I valued truth and reason over narrative and emotion.
I became an outspoken voice on the right because I felt I had no other choice than to speak up and shout the truth, despite overwhelming pressure from the media.
Of course, this is a load of rubbish. We all choose our beliefs and gay people do not choose to be gay.
Naturally, given the ridiculousness of the entire article, people have weighed in.