YES YES YESSSSSS!!!
This is SOOOOOOOOO full of wins!!!
The legendary Dear Abby column is known for giving advice to curious people on all sorts of topics from relationships to kids, even people's home lives and everything else in-between.
She's the QUEEN of advice and it looks like she's definitely staying on the throne because Abby was asked a SUPER tricky question by a seemingly homophobic couple and her answer was absolutely AH-MAZING!
We SERIOUSLY applaud it.
She was asked:
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors' social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay — one male, one female. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested that we are bigots!
Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were "different," they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase "when in Rome," I don't feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But really, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? — UNHAPPY IN TAMPA
Seriously, we're amazed they even had the balls to ASK that!!
Well, Abby's response was EPIC!
DEAR UNHAPPY: I sure would. The first thing I'd like to say is that regardless of what you were told in your previous community, a person's sexual orientation isn't a "lifestyle choice." Gay people don't choose to be gay; they are born that way. They can't change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual.
I find it interesting that you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment.
From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please don't blow it.
What a SMACKDOWN of truths!!
Abby 1 - Bigots 0
Such a win!!!
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