Awwww ... poor babies. Apparently, some of the more sensitive wingnuts are purely having a case of the vapours, what with all the intemperate language and everything.
Get freakin' real.
Joanne seems to think she's taking the moral high ground here:
I encourage debate and respectful criticism.
With all due respect, Joanne, fuck you. There's nothing respectful about posting obvious crap from a known anti-gay site and, when you're called on it, you simply delete the post. At the very least, "respect" suggests that, when you're caught peddling ignorant horseshit, you have the spine and the class and the common courtesy to 'fess up and admit it. When bloggers and commenters tear your post to shreds, "respect" demands that you accept it and you do the apprporiate mea culpa, as opposed to indulging in childish whining and putting the blame on everyone else.
If there's one thing I've learned from blogging, it's that when you stoop to the level of name-calling, you lose your credibility.
Um ... how to break this to you, Joanne: you have no credibility. None. Zip. Zero. You are a coward who posts homophobic rubbish who doesn't have the sense of decency to defend it. Don't talk to me or anyone else about credibility, you worthless putz.
And in closing, once upon a time, I suggested that it might be interesting and enlightening to instigate some civil conversations with the ideological Right. If we could at least discuss the same issues reasonably and calmly, well, who knows? Maybe we could actually have all learned something. Well, fuck that. If Joanne is an example of the sort of crap we can expect from the Blogging Tories, what's the point?
And regarding the name-calling, well, here's a thought, Joanne: If you don't want to be described as an ignorant, hateful, dishonest, homophobic cunt, try not acting like one. It's just a thought, you know.