What a Christmas present the embroilment over Phil Robertson's observation that homosexuality is a sin has been for the LGBT community. They stuck in their thumb and pulled out a plumb, confirming every stereotype harbored in the New Yorker, MoveOn.Org, Think Progress, and other boutiques of correct thinking. Robertson is the Bible-thumping, caked-in-mud, lower-life form that inhabits the South and other Red States.
Joy to the world.
So now, it is necessary to dispose of the despicable Mr. Robertson. Under pressure from gays and their allies, Robertson has been suspended from his job. As much as they might deny it, Robertson's bouncing is desired, actually the required, outcome. Unconvincing is their insistence that “we’re just exercising our own free speech to express displeasure with the free speech that Robertson spoke.” Nothing less will do than the eradication of Robertson.
Just as nothing short of the banning of a Chick-fil-a restaurant in Chicago was the goal of the outcry against the supposedly homophobic remarks of its owner.
Look, I don’t speak for God, nor do I receive the all the Bible’s written words as the literal truth. Judgment is an individual matter. Sin is the bailiwick of the theologian. Are Robertson's comments offensive? No doubt to some, but the truth to others.
But the question before us now, thanks to the hyper reaction of the LGBT community, is whether America is big enough for a diversity of beliefs. Is the LGBT community tolerant enough to avoid engaging in its own bigotry? Is it so narrow-minded that it needs to bring the full force of government down on a baker who, for reasons of faith and in his little corner of the world, wouldn’t bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Just move on.