Blah blah blah, I don't like or understand something, therefore it's the root of all evil.
I've seen this kind of thread over a dozen times and every time I see it, I try to avoid looking at it, but I can't. I try to avoid reading the comments, but I can't. I try not to reply, give my two cents, but I must. It bothers me that I need to make this kind of post yet again, but seeing as no one else will, it's up to me.
In all honesty, it doesn't matter if a person is a furry or not. It's just a tertiary level of that person's character. If you want to truly judge someone, judge them on their character and personality, not because they like anthros. And by the way, just because someone's a furry, it doesn't mean they like having sex with animals; in fact, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Yeah, some zoophiles are furries, but not all furries are zoophiles.
While certain people in the fandom have different perspectives on their love for it--whether it be the love for art, the people, the lifestyle and the imaginative side of it--I personally see it as getting in touch with your inner animal(s), like the American Indians. Sure, the art and friends are a perk, but it all roots to that primary area for me.
And when you think about it, furries really aren't the fetish, fandom or group of people that deserved to be attacked. Not to point fingers, but isn't scat porn a bit sicker than furries? Or perhaps shota? Lets face it, quite a bit of the furry hate is a bandwagon thing, born out of confusion and a want to be a part of something. That's the only reason why people would still slam furries over other sexual kinks, because if someone else does it, then we must all do it. Peer pressure is real, folks.
My advice? If you see a furry online, in real life or in some sort of limbo between the two, then simply ignore him or her; simple as that. Not every situation needs to be resolved in violent conflict; too much energy needed and you look like a fool in the beginning, middle and end. Just ignore the furriness and move on with your day.