And it doesn’t matter which side you are batting for, either.
Many gay writers have been astonished that Shirley Phelps (“God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church Leader) was on a CBS Logo (gay network) alongside a “gay activist” who gets along with and has respect for Shirley. For the two seconds he is reasonable, he admits Phelps and her family are intelligent and articulate people. I’ve always felt this way and whenever they go onto talk shows (Tyra Banks) and speak on Fox News, they usually outwit the people trying to debate them. They are all educated attorneys and hold a solid belief and stand for it.
But then the “gay activist” moves right next to Shirley’s anti-gay extremism by insinuating that any person in the world against gay marriage is homophobic.
That’s a very extreme position to take.
I hate when people counter extremists like Shirley Phelps or align themelves with her by being just as extreme. When a youtuber posts videos on the Phelps, many activists and irreligious FANATICS come out of their ratholes to use the Phelps family as representatives of all Christians. That’s right. Through their own hatred of God and Christianity, they conveniently jump on the position of “this is why Christianity is bad for America.”
I know many Christians. They really couldn’t care less that I am gay. If they disagree with my lifestytle, the worst that they can do is pray for me, right? If they disagree though with the concept of two men marrying under the same jurisdiction as a man and a woman, why are we so quick to take the extreme position of labeling them as homophobic?
It’s just the same when Al Sharpton labels anyone racist who wanted Tookie Williams executed, who wanted the officers in the Sean Bell case acquited, and who uses the term “ho” every now and again.
Why not we drop the extremes altogether? The next time you hear one out of someone sitting across from you – no matter which side they are batting on, make sure to remind them that they really are no different than the ones they are complaining about.