Response to Are You Going To Hell?:
Buzzfeed, this is not cool. I am very disappointed in this post and I am even more disappointed to have seen this in the email newsletter sent to everyone who is subscribed. Buzzfeed has a huge user base and what you just did is disregard and make fun of an entire community’s honest beliefs. I thought that a site as big as Buzzfeed would be more sensitive writers than a typical commenter on YouTube. I’ve seen a lot of fun, inspirational, and sometimes, thought provoking articles on Buzzfeed. This is not one of them. Now, I am not saying that it is okay for those who believe in the Bible to condemn people to Hell or make judgements on other people (in the case of this quiz, those in the LGBTQ* community); this community that I have been a part of has caused a lot of hurt and it is not right. Despite the ignorance and insensitivity some people in this community have displayed, it still is NOT okay to discriminate against all people who follow the writings in the Bible. Looking at the tone of this quiz, it seems like you are taking the biblical writings as a joke and think so of those who follow it as well. The picture you painted of people who believe in the Bible is very prejudiced, even if that was not your intention. You would not joke about someone’s sexual orientation because it is connected to a person’s very being. With this in mind, please do not joke about someone’s religion, regardless of what it is. Disagree if you disagree but do not act like a child in the manner you go about it. TL;DR:
Buzzfeed, your user base is big and growing bigger each day. This is an irresponsible joke that supports a prejudiced view on an entire community of people whether that was your intention or not.
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