Like many, I’ve been following the blog of “A Gay Girl in Damascus”. (No, I’m not linking to it – for obvious reasons.)
Like many, I’m SICKENED to discover that this is a scam, a lie, a hoax.
I’d started following the blog about a month or so ago. I have sat and wept at some of the things that have been described in it, feeling impotently empathetic. A horrible feeling.
I’ve experienced optimism and pessimism in near equal measure, often within the same post.
So, what’s the problem? If the emotional response is genuine, and the circumstances being “described” are essentially accurate, why the outrage?
Simple; the lies which make up THIS blog breed doubt in any others of similar nature. The next time we read an apparently earnest, heartfelt cry for help from an LGBTQ person in such a regime, we will hesitate and wonder. And apathy will be more likely.
Apathy, the enemy of any advances in these states.
And that is why, along with P Z Myers, I say “Screw You, Tom McMaster”.
Read the coward’s excuse below: