Apparently someone has dared to make the comparison that the stigma of being conservative is the same as the stigma of being gay. There's truly a lot to unpack here so let's just dive in, shall we? An article published by The Federalist titled, "The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than the Stigma of Being Gay," is rightfully being trolled by the internet because it is, well, a fully ridiculous comparison. Last time I checked, conservatives didn't have to fight for years for the right to get married. Gay people have to worry about discrimination, getting beaten to death, or driven to suicide, but Melania got made fun of for her blood tree decorations so it's all equal, right? The author, Chad Felix Greene, is openly gay himself and, you guessed it, a conservative. The main points he desperately attempts are that social media platforms protect the gay community but not the conservative community, people tell conservatives to hide and not "flaunt" their beliefs in the same way gay people are sometimes told to tone down their sexuality, and the influence of Milo Yiannopoulos. The article completely falls off the logic rails, though, when Greene writes: But just as I did not choose to be gay, I did not choose to be conservative. My political evolution happened over time as I came to realize that I valued truth and reason over narrative and emotion. I became an outspoken voice on the right because I felt I had no other choice than to speak up and shout the truth, despite overwhelming pressure from the media. Yes, he didn't choose to be gay. However, he did choose to be conservative, because that's just how beliefs and opinions work. He even explains his "political evolution" of seeing both sides, evaluating what mattered to him, and then making an informed decision. In other words, he says it wasn't a choice and then explains the process of making a choice. Nobody is ever born screaming, "strength in the border!" except maybe Tomi Lahren. So, is "conservative" the new "gay?"Is “conservative” the new “gay”? https://t.co/lyC4dFxX8P— Gayle Trotter (@gayletrotter) December 11, 2018 Hard no. Unless this is one of those situations where we replace the slang and offensive use of gay as "lame" with the word "conservative." "Hey man, that shirt is so conservative." "Oh my god, 'The Notebook' is so conservative!" 1. someone said being conservative is the new being gay like conservatives ever had to go to public restrooms to talk about ayn rand— giabuchi lastrassi (@jaboukie) December 12, 2018 2. that's because being gay rules and being conservative sucks— K. Thor Jensen (@kthorjensen) December 11, 2018 3. We did it everyoneWe finally reached itWelcome to peak victimhood for conservativesWatch the spin as they struggle with the concept that their ideas are bad and that they are shunned from society because they're being assholesIT'S NOT ME IT'S DECENCY THAT'S WRONG— Bren (@thebrenofbrens) December 12, 2018 3. pic.twitter.com/AKO7OdGAfX— Connor Wroe Southard ⚔️🛡🤟 (@ConnorSouthard) December 11, 2018 4. Are you fuxking serious? LGBTQ folks are being beaten and shot and you want to tell me this little 5’ tall country club boy feels oppressed?— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) December 11, 2018 5. Great point. People don't choose to be born a subscriber to Ben Shapiro's Twitter feed.— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) December 11, 2018 6. pic.twitter.com/NDWsVoTDku— Mitch the Voter (@MDLaw_) December 11, 2018 7. Worst take of 2018.— Scientific Socialist (@SciSocialist) December 11, 2018 8. The realisation you should have had halfway through writing this article pic.twitter.com/iZi1w7t1RC— Paper Boi 🔱⚡️ (@realAnshulG) December 12, 2018 9. Wait a minute. electro-shock therapy like the sitting VP believes in... but against republicans, not gays, to end the disease of conservatism. pic.twitter.com/xFbYRwfLZs— avocado rental unit (@AvocadoRental) December 11, 2018 10. Imagine having all the power in the country and still claiming victimhood.— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) December 12, 2018 11. https://twitter.com/Dervish113/status/107270014116814028912. Is this article just the word “No”?— SG3 (@Boynk22) December 12, 2018 13. Also... choosing "when to speak and when to remain silent" is a basic social skill that I am currently teaching my 3 year old. The idea that they are oppressed because they can't say whatever they want, whenever they want, without consequence... is bizarre.— 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒘 𝑳𝒆𝒆 𝑴𝒚𝒆𝒓𝒔 (@themattylee) December 12, 2018 14. https://twitter.com/Zoe_of_Elyon/status/107272296564761804815. Is conservative conversion therapy available?Asking for 33-49% of U.S.They're choosing that lifestyle.Can't they just stop being conservative? They weren't born that way.We were.We are driven to suicide by bullies.We are killed for just being us.No, it's not the same.— @🏳️🌈ResisTyger🏳️🌈 (@ResisTyger) December 12, 2018 16. No, but false equivalence is the new journalism.— Fight Trumpism locally 🏳️🌈✝🎲🦈💻💯 (@robosnake) December 12, 2018 17. Matthew Shepard was beaten to within an inch of his life, tied to a fence, and left to die.Someone said meanie things to Sarah Huckabee in a restaurant. pic.twitter.com/v9ARJrnrmy— Mark 🏳️🌈 (@TheoGary) December 12, 2018 18. Let me know when they ban conservative marriage.— JohnnyVengeance (@JohnnyVengeance) December 12, 2018 19. Of course not. Being selfish is a choice. https://t.co/LV8MDAlZTZ— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 12, 2018 20. Did conservatives have to fight 4 the right to marry? Have children? Do they get beaten up & murdered 4 their identity? Does the VP want them to pray the conservatism away? Do conservative children kill themselves at an alarming rate bc of how they’re treated at school & home? https://t.co/DgczcPXRhM— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 11, 2018 21. well, they do blow cops in airports https://t.co/CXlxZUhE3u— november blaine (@blainecapatch) December 12, 2018 22. Have gays ever electrocuted conservatives to "cure" them? https://t.co/4ly6rh1g9h— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) December 12, 2018 23. https://twitter.com/BCDreyer/status/107267107445267251424. No, we gays are actually good at sex https://t.co/t4ta7KA7ug— Louisa 🌈👭 (@LouisatheLast) December 12, 2018 25. lol not until conservatives start killing themselves https://t.co/pgzwPKBrP3— Connor Creagan (@connorcreagan) December 12, 2018 26. https://twitter.com/mileskahn/status/107269794084889804827. this is my favorite netflix original https://t.co/BNYbGd6MNq— Eddy Burback (@eddyburback) December 11, 2018 28. So you're afraid of walking in to a liberal bar and ending up dead on a fence in the Wyoming winter? Or being humanely executed because god? Or thrown out of your home because your folks don't science but they do evangelize? Really?— Skeptical Beans (@SkepticalBeans) December 11, 2018 29. This cannot be real, I refuse to believe it. There is no way that someone actually thinks like this https://t.co/EdogIXzK10— Owen (@Owendaspoon) December 12, 2018 30. Yeah when my brother went through a brief republican phase my mom sent him to conversion therapy and they shocked him into voting blue. Also no the answer is no. Next question. https://t.co/hqppcTz8uc— Layne Morgan (@laynemorgan) December 12, 2018 31. So true. Remember in the 1980s and early 90s when thousands and thousands of conservatives were dying and pleading for help from a government that treated their lives as completely disposable? Good point, good point. https://t.co/hqZN5eyuLX— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 11, 2018 32. no because you can tell people you’re gay and still get laid https://t.co/l7wGSdaDrZ— Novembitch Li'l 🌳 listen to @onbeliefpod (@karengeier) December 12, 2018 I can't wait to see what they come up with for the conservative pride parade. Or, is that just a Trump rally?