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So yesterday something kinda strange happened. We got what I am calling “Hate Mail”. It’s wasn’t from the usual Pro-Bacon-Hipsters or Eggy Mayo Loyalists who stumble in from time to time. It was numerous comments from people claiming to be readers who declared that they would stop reading our blog and tell their friends to join their “boycott” because we supported New York State’s historic marriage equality bill . The comments were pretty hateful actually and all offensive. Now, I have no idea who posted them. They could have been vegans. They could have been pirates, or vegan pirates, or Pro-Bacon Hipsters & Eggy Mayo Loyalists with a nasty bigoted streak in them… who cares really? I would rather hateful people didn’t read our blog. This is a place for celebrating living a cruelty-free life and that includes not being cruel to people as well. So, if you’re into being a dick, this is not the right blog for you.
But that’s not really the point of this post. Yesterday, I vented on Twitter about the hatemonger comments. I’ve been all emotional on Twitter these past few days. I can’t explain it. But this stupid thing happened, and then I tweeted about it because I got sick of deleting comments. But then something happened that – in all seriousness – caused me to become verklempt. There’s no better way to describe it.
I came home from dinner to find a series of supportive tweets from readers and other vegan bloggers, not only supporting Meet The Shannons and marriage equality, but being real friends. Since we started this blog, one of the best parts has been joining an online community that is doing such a great job promoting compassion for animals and being more environmentally friendly… and just being more amazingly kick ass. So Thank You Girlie Girl Army, Citizen Radio, Vegan Good Things, Erin Red from Vegansaurus, Kitsch & Kitchen, Laughing Samuari, Vegan Verite, and everyone else who tweeted support yesterday and understanding that the “pursuit of happiness” should include all America’s citizens. We love you guys.