The fact that they probably only replied was due to one word which fills them with such disgust that they feel the need to put others down.
What's worse, I'd love to have an open discussion with them as even if it wouldn't change their mind, it would help those looking to be educated on the matter. But I also know that the silent treatment is the only way to keep the discussion from devolving into some of the most pre-adolescenct, hate-fueled written bile to be expelled in Enworld in a good while.
Whatever. I think I should just snap my keyboard in half for my own good.