In the name of tolerance and the opposition of bigotry, openly gay columnist for Out magazine Michael Musto is imploring others to drop all their Trump-supporting gay friends. In fact, Musto argues that it's not only "OK" to shun pro-Trump gays over their politics, but it's "imperative."
Can't you just feel the love and inclusion?
"We drop friends all the time for a whole variety of reasons — they messed with our loves lives, they lied, they weren’t supportive — so why do some people think it’s such an outlandish idea to dump them for their political views?" Musto asserts.
The gay activist argues that all gay Trump supporters are essentially evil bigots, actively advocating to "diminish rights" for just about every minority group one can think of, and thus, it is vital that you — Mean Girls-style — shun them from your lunch table.
"Everything in a friendship that might have seemed good suddenly goes sour when I learn that they advocate Trump and his hideousness, which involves attempting to diminish rights for women, LGBTQs, Muslims, immigrants, the arts, and the non-rich, not to mention all those treasonous-sounding doings with Russia," writes the columnist. "Am I supposed to understand that a gay friend is simply concerned about tax breaks and therefore can’t be bothered to devote any energy to little things like human rights? Bye, Felicia!"
Musto goes on to explain that it was quite simple to purge himself from different viewpoints on social media, opting to "block anyone who’s tried to crawl out from under a rock and chirp about how Trump isn’t really bad to LGBTQs at all." But when it comes to "real-life" friends, he has to be super bitchy and "show them the hand and the door. Friendship over."