Well, who would have thunk: Someone known for being an open Christian is not super big on sodomy. Now, I don’t think Phil Robertson put things the nicest way, but it’s a bit of a stretch to call him a hater just for quoting the bible and saying he doesn’t get the appeal of sodomy, and this firing of him by A&E just seems insane when a “Phil goes to sensitivity training” episode would be great TV.
Anyway, this just goes to the point that there is no avoiding the culture war; you will be made to tolerate. And then you will be made to celebrate. And if you don’t, you’re the enemy. We can’t just let them shut down all debate by calling people haters. If you disagree with Phil’s view on sodomy, then instead of trying to dismiss him as a hater, you should be able to defend sodomy on the merits. Any time people are so quick to shut down debate, though, that always makes me suspect they have weak arguments. Plus if you think homosexual acts aren’t a sin, your beef is with Paul, not Phil.
And at some point these big gay agenda organizations that rallied against Phil need to die down. It’s not good for anyone — regardless of sexual orientation — to center much of his or her life around what gender one lusts after.