The race-baiters had to get a piece of the action too. They couldn’t just let the tolerant, nonjudgmental, happy rainbow people soak up all the spotlight. Somehow, they had to make it sound like Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality and other forms of immorality and perversion weren’t exclusively “anti-gay,” but were also racist. So racist, that Phil Robertson is now worse than Rosa Parks’ bus driver. From ABC News:
“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago,” Jackson said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”
The release, dated Dec. 23, requests a meeting within 72 hours with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs and urges the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension. Jackson and GLAAD said they believe it’s not right for a personality with such a large platform to benefit from such comments.
As an aside, I find the restaurant name Cracker Barrel to be highly offensive, and I will boycott them until they change their name to something other than a racial slur. I’m hoping Jesse Jackson will bring that issue up during his little powwow with the Cr*cker Barrel and A&E chiefs (was that offensive to Native Americans?).
So, what in the world did Robertson’s comments of “hate” have to do with race? Or is this the same old trick that liberals try to play where they equate homosexual behavior with being a “poor, black slave?” It’s exactly the same thing, because in both cases, they were “born that way.” And they were oppressed because of how they were born.
Who knows. Suffice it to say, being an oppressed black (and I’m not being sarcastic there) is not the same thing as being a practicing homosexual. We all have temptations that we individually have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. A person who struggles with murderous thoughts can’t use the excuse that he was “born that way” if he decides to act on those thoughts. Adulterers, thieves, rapists, and yes, homosexuals are no different.