Quoted for truth, and might I add how freaking vapid and hypocritical that is. if a celebrity says something racist or homophobic, they're terrible terrible people. But if a politician, commentator, or corrupt televangelist makes the same comments (heck, far, far worse ones) they get book deals, talk shows, and keep getting re-relected on the platform of racism and homophobia. Bret Rhatner says "pfft rehearsal is for [gay slur used by like 80% of people on the internet with the vocabulary of a 6th grader]" and he's a terrible person who should never host the Oscars with Eddie Murphy. Meanwhile, Darth Putin is spreading the Christian equivalent of Sharia Law on his country, and he doesn't even lose the Olympics.You can make comments, just realize that there might be consequences. That's the problem with America nowadays. People want to protest and take a stand on something, but then we're all too spoiled to deal with the aftermath, lol.
In any case, I am a little tired of people being fired by some greedy TV network who is terrified of losing ratings. In some countries, you can still be arrested for the crime of speaking. In America, you lose your job, lol. Because of course, the only important thing in this country is making money.
Firing him had ZERO to do with gay rights or tolerance. And everything to do with preserving A&E's cash cow.
Do I like what the guy said? No. But censoring him isn't the answer. That is not tolerance.
I do not want to harp on your beliefs, but that's exactly what I'm saying.The problem is that people have changed God's word to fit there own lifestyles. There are so many different versions of the Bible that people don't take it as the Holy Word of God. Written through man by God. Jesus main mission on this earth was lost souls. To seek and to save that which was lost. He did not come to this earth to preach issues. He came to die and raise from the dead for our sins. The Bible has a clear outline of what sins are, and if people don't like that then it is between them and God.
Stop treating the bible like it's some big Lord of the Rings holy text prophecy and take it for what it is. A series of stories and events with lessons on how to make you a better person. This whole "it's written there, don't question it" while ignoring the historical subtext is EXACTLY what is wrong with religion. Footnotes and historical references are not codes of behavior. Biblical scholars have been debating what certain things mean for decades. Why are we ignoring them, who are having a thoughtful and interesting conversation, and just quoting biblical verses out of context like that's spirituality? It isn't.
Leviticus wasn't the word of God. It was ancient law that doesn't apply today thrown in for historical context. Marriage for love didn't exist, it was all like cattle trading. I fail to see why a historical footnote is the major test of faith for Christianity. But hey... it's written there, so...