Liberty and Virtue

A person who experiences same sex attraction and who endeavors to live chastely in accordance with his religious beliefs keeps an eye out for examples of gay activists' (1) showing intolerance and hatred of traditional religious and moral beliefs and believers, (2) attempting to deny freedom of speech, assembly and religion to others, and (3) trying to cause the government to impose liberal views on sexual morality on society. Other stuff of interest to blogger may also occasionally be posted.

Gay activists do not speak for all those who experience same sex attraction!

Not all those with SSA reject traditional sexual morality!

Not all those with SSA support promiscuity!

Not all those with SSA believe the gay activist ideology of “gay pride”!

Not all those with SSA believe in making their sex drive their primary public identity!

Not all those with SSA support public indecency in “gay pride” parades!

Not all those with SSA support government promotion of homosexual activity!

Not all those with SSA support same sex marriage!

Not all those with SSA support biased teaching in public schools on homosexual matters!

Not all those with SSA demonize traditional religious believers!

Not all those with SSA wish to deny basic freedoms of speech, religion and association to those who disagree with the gay activists’ ideology and agenda!

Christian charity for persons does not require affirmation of sinful or immoral activity!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Tim Graham on Church Bouncers

Tim Graham on the Corner makes some good points about the United Church of Christ's ad campaign, mentioned below on this blog:

...ABC actually covered the UCC ad/publicity stunt as a news story about free speech being chilled by "fear of Christian conservatives." It should have been covered, but as a very unique phenomenon: a church running a negative, mudslinging ad against other churches. Where are the watchdogs who hate 30-second ads that lie? Where are the reporters who ask for evidence that conservative Christian churches have bouncers, or perhaps less metaphorically, have members or preachers who tell you to leave? Or that conservative Christian churches are racist and really don't want minority members? (What the UCC is really trying to say, behind the smear, is we'll never really make you uncomfortable by talking about sinners requiring repentance.) I can't imagine this would be the tone of ABC coverage if say, Jerry Falwell's church made a 30-second ad saying liberal churches weren't really acting like Jesus would.

We should point out the obvious: the First Amendment does not extend to the right to have your commercial accepted for broadcast. What's the weirdest thing, though, is this: ABC has a blanket policy against any religious ads. They have a ban. (They admitted that in the middle of their stories.) So how can they be the ones casting "censorship" aspersions on ANYONE else, since they are, in this instance, the "censors"? ...

Charles S.

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