Thank you all. No worries, Steve--was glad to have a "co-warrior," if you will. He deserved to get blasted. I did send Linda a message that I'd still like to meet with her tomorrow, and no response.
What's funny is this guy then went into a little rant about things he thinks are "wrong," like homosexuality, smoking, etc.--um, he is living with his girlfriend, and they aren't married. There are plenty of people who think that's wrong. Of course, I could care less, but then don't be preaching this morality crap to me, Mr. Uppity!
We'll see what happens. I will try and get ahold of Linda again soon... This whole situation just makes me mad. She can't be held responsible for his actions and opinions, but she is responsible if she tolerates them. And if it means losing her friendship as well, then arguably I'm better off. I refuse to sacrifice my convictions, or my dignity, for anyone.
"And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I am free. And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be." --Susan Boyle
"If all fools could fly, the sun would be eclipsed forever." --Dutch proverb