Well if Lark exercises his right to make homophobic comments, he shouldn't be too surprised if someone calls him an arsehole.
Not very sophisticated, but neither's an egg.
And your comment regarding "hateful purposes" was addressed previously. As you can never really know intent - only take a guess - it becomes highly speculative, particularly over the interwebs, what a poster's intentions really are.
Are you 51% certain you have a window on someone else's motivations, FMW? I don't and I doubt you have, either. From a few lines on a forum?
I did suggest there is a difference between likely consequences of "free speech" and perceived intent. You don't seem to have taken on board the distinction - instead you seem to recommend a faux civility.
Perhaps I've picked you up wrong. But now for some more free speech - down the pub!