Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was not accused of mistreating gay people, nor of interfering with their freedom to have sex as they please, nor did he say anything against gay marriage. He said that the physiology of gay sex is “illogical” and quoted 1 Corinthians. For that he lost his job.
Those who disapprove of gay sex need to realize that if they say anything about it, any aspirations they may have to public office are probably doomed and they may even lose their livelihoods.
This has to be one of the biggest moral and cultural turnarounds in history. Just a few years ago, homosexuals were closeted, lest they risk their jobs and reputation. Now, evidently, Christians and others who hold traditional moral beliefs are going to have to hide them in the closet.
Some will say, turn around is fair play. But just switching who is mistreated does not further the cause of tolerance and freedom. [Read more...]