Social media has been in an uproar over this Duck guy's comments about gays. A friend of mine (I am not a FacePage friend whore, these are actual friends, not "friends") was posting support for them on the FacePage. When putting information on my site only seemed to make him post more support, I felt that I had to directly engage this friend and explain why we were upset. What follows is my response to all this damned duck nonsense.
Robertson then labels those “women with women, men with men” — gay people — as “full of murder, envy, strife, hatred,” and “insolent, arrogant, God-haters,” who are “heartless,” “faithless, “senseless,” and “ruthless.”
Praise be. R____________ This is why we are upset. Do you believe that I am heartless? That I am faithless? Am I full of murder? This is what your support of this man tells me you believe.
This isn't about freedom of speech. This isn't about freedom of religion. This is about a grown man calling me and people like me names. Not once has anyone said he can't say what he wants to say. Not once has anyone told him how to believe.
I don't parade about like others do telling them to look at how good I am. I don't answer publicly when someone asks for prayers because I believe we are supposed to keep our relationship with God private.
I suspect that with all the uproar over this, attacks on gay people are going to go up. Because of the words this man says, people like me will not be safe to walk down the streets holding hands.