Mike Adams

Author's Note: the following column contains offensive speech. But please keep reading. Offensive speech can be utterly hysterical.

Two years ago, I wrote an article about UNCW gay activist Brice Horton. This was after he tried to ban Chick fil-A from campus (all in the name of tolerance and diversity). I satirically responded by writing that he should be expelled from campus for his own intolerance. Now, just two years later, he's a proud UNCW graduate. I know this because he recently wrote me two emails. The content of the first email was pretty straightforward:


From: Horton, Brice Melton

Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:49 PM

To: Adams, Mike

I hope you rot in Hell you piece of $h*t.

Shortly after he wrote that well-articulated argument, he forwarded it to my university account. I guess you could say his first email was straightforward and his second email was gay-forward. Regardless, gay rights activist Brice Horton wasn't done with me yet. He sent me this little gem only two hours after he sent the first one:


From: Horton, Brice Melton

Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:54 PM

To: Adams, Mike


Nothing to say? Gonna blow me up on your stupid "blog?" You are a piece of $h*t and deserve nothing more than a resting place deep in the bowels of Hell. UNCW does not need anything like you. I hope you can feel the pain... the fire... that will wake your dumb a$$ up. Rot in Hell. You make me sick. I'm not gay but I have a lot of friends who are. You called for my expulsion from school. Guess what? I have graduated!! And you still suck. Your email will be given to everyone I know. Enjoy!

(For the record, no one else emailed me so I guess Brice Horton doesn't have as many friends as he suspects. That is a small wonder, given his personal charm and charisma).

Of course, I am predicting that most people who read Brice Horton's emails will refrain from making negative attributions about his personal character. Instead, they are likely to make negative attributions about his generation. But that's fair since Brice is the kind of guy who judges people using group characteristics, rather than individual traits. That's why he boasts of having gay friends, not happy ones.


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.