I know this guy who is the husband of my wife’s best friend. Now for the longest time he’s been extremely rude and antagonistic towards our faith. He’s growing increasingly bold and more “in your face”. I finally had enough when today he made a comment and said that being Catholic doesn’t mean a “d*mn thing”.
In the past he’s made comments like, “Catholics say to pray for Obama I can’t believe that s__t” & “Instead of inviting Obama to Notre Dame they should invite Michael Jackson”
He’s connected to me on the facebook social networking site. However, today, I finally “unfriended” him so that I don’t have to see his comments and he can’t post on my site. I suggested my wife do the same but she refused. She apparently doesn’t want to “start anything” with his wife, her bestfriend.
The way I look at it, you can’t let people just walk all over the Church and your Faith like that. At some point you have to make a statement and say, “hey I’m not going to take this anymore, my faith means a lot to me”. I believe I’m doing this by “unfriending” them. The fact that my wife won’t do so seems to send the wrong message in my opinion. It’s not like they can’t contact her to apologize or to reason with us. They have other means: phone/email.
Up to now neither of us have made a statement. To me she is not much of a friend to my wife if she doesn’t step in and tell her husband that he shouldn’t disrespect her friend like that.
I’m sick and tired of it. This has been going on for a long as I’ve known the guy. Now my wife and I are fighting cause I think she puts her friendship ahead of finally taking a stand. This is the perfect opportunity to drive home to her friend that her faith means a lot to her and she will distance herself if we continued to be talked down on.
Keep in mind, its almost impossible to reason with this guy. He’ll cuss and cuss and just say inflammatory things to get a rise out of you. I’ve tried several times to talk with him…