Posted by: Catherine Lugg | December 21, 2013

Michelangelo Signorile on “Duck Dynasty” bigot

Just go read Michelangelo Signorile, who is on righteous FIRE. Here’s a key point: 

Is it really OK to group gay people with people who engage in sex with animals, and with mass murderers who plot attacks on innocent people? Do we really think there should be no ramifications from an employer for such speech if you say that as the star of a television show? And if it was said about any other group, like Jews or blacks — grouping them with pig-f**kers and terrorists — would we see so much defense of it? (And let’s not forget that Robertson did make ugly racial comments as well, saying that blacks were better off under Jim Crow America — “they were godly” and “they were happy” — and his defenders are just ignoring this defamation.)


Responses

  1. Catherine, I am deeply saddened by this, particularly by the fact that many people who I consider to be friends seem to think this is justified under the name of free speech. I find it appalling that homosexual people are being framed in such a way. To me it would be no more abhorrent if the subject were an ethnic minority group or disabled people or any other social grouping. I feel embarrassed on your behalf and I just want to express my support. I know many people who consider themselves to be Christians and they are as appalled as I am so this is not an inherently Christian stance in my opinion. Naomi.


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