For the past few years as I’ve gotten more and more involved in politics and surrounded myself in the political climate, I’ve had close friends and family members feel the need to reach out to me and let me know that I’m the exception. I’m the one conservative they’ll allow themselves to remain friends with and follow on social media.
These same people will post everywhere that if you’re pro-life, if you support Trump, etc, then you need to unfollow them or be unfollowed by them. And somehow, I’m supposed to sit by and watch them trash my beliefs and talk about me like I’m a racist bigot, because they let me know that I’m the one they don’t completely hate in private.
This is especially true after the recent abortion bill that passed in my home state of Georgia. The left is constantly allowed to post that pro-lifers are women haters, misogynistic, ignorant Bible thumpers, and more. But the second I post one pro-life post on Facebook, suddenly I’m too political and I’m pushing my boundaries for them.