This is another one of those potentially derailing convos, so I decided to stick it in a new topic. I've got a Facebook friend (I'd call her a very casual accquaintance in real life - we were in college together, in the same major, but were and are not close). She does live in the same city as me, now - since I've moved back to the Atlanta area. She is one of two 'friends' I've got on Facebook that my DP calls 'canaries in the coalmine' - people with views so far off the other side of the spectrum from me that they aren't even in the same realm of reality, who I honestly keep on my Facebook just because I'd like to know who wants to show up on my doorstep with pitchforks and shotguns. One of these 'canaries' isn't so far off the edge - we actually communicate occasionally, even though she's of a mindset and church that believes people 'like me' are evil and need to change (but she's honestly said "but you're not LIKE those people, really!" to me). Her, I can handle - I just stick to our recipes and craft topics, which are fun and neutral. This problem relates to the other canary - the truly scary one.
She posts, regularly, on topics that affect me. Topics like why my marriage shouldn't ever be legal, why my family shouldn't ever be recognized, why I should be locked up for who I am (seriously!). She does this knowing full well who I am (and I've been open about this since the day she met me - this isn't something I've hidden). I am VERY tempted to say something on these rants of hers - and haven't, because it's her space, and I am a visitor not the owner. However, it makes me really, really uncomfortable not to say something when she posts something that's blatently WRONG, not just ill-informed or opinion-based (she posted something about men that are in my category being child molesters, every one of them - something that is not only wrong but can be proven, with massive amounts of data, and has been a very harmful wrong belief for decades). Is it impolite for me to say "look, this is the study that proves you were misinformed" and link to some fact-based correction of her crazy? I know I don't have much chance of changing her mind, nor is that my goal - but I hope that maybe by correcting her that others that see her posts will realize just how off the edge this woman is. Am I overstepping? If it wasn't something so blatent and crazy I'd say 'whatever' and move on, but this is something that pretty directly affects me.