I’ve been kicked off an internet knitting website, I presume because I outed myself as a conservative who is a bit distressed at the outcome of the November elections.
A bunch of people were booted at the same time as I was, for presumably the same reasons. We did have a forum on the website on which we posted links to news articles with conservative relevance. We had lively discussions about the pro-life movement, the ridiculousness of PETA, and the mystery behind whether our Chief Executive is or isn’t eligible to hold the office to which he was elected, among other things. I enjoyed the sassy tone of the other members’ posts, and for the first time discovered that politics isn’t dry and boring, it’s exciting and interesting! Anyhoo, our little corner of that site was closed by the site owners, for reasons I still don’t fully understand; being prevented from gathering on ‘their property’, so to speak, we went around the corner and continued to hang out and jaw about stuff we all care about. Most still visited the knitting site, some to talk in other fora, some to use the great pattern database.
Today I discover that, I guess because I was a regular at our off-site spot, I’m no longer welcome on the knitting website.
I think the most controversial thing I ever said was that abortion is the ultimate child abuse. But I didn’t hide the fact that I’m very conservative in my views and values, so I guess that makes me wrong in the eyes of the site owners.
In that case, I’m very proud to be wrong. I always wondered if there would be enough evidence to convict me of being conservative/Christian/Catholic/pro-life etc. Now I know.