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Ended a friendship today. [View all]

Maybe I overreacted. I don't know. We weren't best of friends, but I've known him well for the past eight years. He's pretty conservative, which I've tolerated, but today he was pushing that Sandy Hook was a hoax. I can't be friends with someone like that anymore than I could be friends with an open racist (or a closet racist, though, that would be harder to detect, I guess).

So, I told him I couldn't associate anymore with someone who bought into that type of conspiracy. I got slammed for not respecting opinions ... but do I really have to respect everyone's opinion when, you know, I really don't? To me, views like this, hateful and dangerous views like this, shouldn't be accepted ... by anyone.

It's sad and if I see him in person, which I assume I will, I won't be mean to him or even cold ... but I can't associate with these people. They embarrass me. Harsh? Am I overreacting?

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