I have been thinking how to say this for a long time and I know I should have posted a formal and outright statement sooner.
I am not reigniting this “debate” and will not make a further post on this topic.
I would like to offer my formal and sincere apologies to @sarahjamielewis for any part or involvement I had in this.
It was never my intent, and it distracted from the conversation as well as making the situation uncomfortable for all involved. This is not how I expect others to treat me, and is not how I should have let the situation develop.
I hope you can accept my apology Sarah, but I understand if you cannot.