From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz
The hicks, homophobes, and religious nut-bars have to play the victim card, because if they didn't it would mean that they were the problem.... and when was the last time you heard either a hick, a homophobe, or a religious nut-bat admit to even the slightest possibility of that?
They certainly aren't known for self introspection are they. Besides to truly hate another you first need to hate yourself.