Satchel was posting in response to someone saying that they consider making the Sacred Hunt an innate ability (not just giving it away for free,but Iry's words are, "...making Sacred Hunt an innate ability of Werewolves...") which is significantly different than giving out more free rites at char-gen.
Treating "give it for free" and "is an innate ability" as the same thing is very much not engaging with the points people are trying to make.
I don't see it as a false equivalency but I was defending my choice on it since the last two pages were pretty heavy on the implication that the houserule was a detriment to the game itself, and to player choice.
If you give every character Occult 2, then none of them can make a character that doesn't make sense to have Occult 0 or 1.
This is a completely designed focused argument, even if it isn't compelling for the needs of your personal table.