Yes. If they call you a homophobe you should be able to comment on their morals/etc.
No, they shouldn't return fire because they deserve it.
Simply ignore the smears and continue debating.
How about we show some respect and NOT smear eachother?
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
In fact, the Evangelical community, as a whole, as a sinful jones for homosexuality. Yes, it is a sin as set forth in many places in the Bible, but its not a sin that Christ even spoke once about. Christ, OTH, spoke extensively about money, greed and the sanctity of marriage (not that is was between one man and one women, but that it was marriage for life). In fact, Christ said that to re-marry after divorce (with the except of adultery by the other spouse) was adultery.
See core message of Christ in the Beatitudes Matthew 5 and 6:
Its amazing to me that the morality of many Evangelicals is so selective. When was the last time an Evangelical challenged the American love of money? (Greed is not only not good, its a sin?) One wonders if most of these people have even read the Gospel. Sorry, but until you hear a Christian express outrage at all sinful actions of our society, including divorce and love of money, they have little credibility speaking on behalf of God. Instead, they are using the Lord's name in vain in speaking on behalf of their own fears and their own hate.
Last edited by upsideguy; 01-22-12 at 12:23 PM.
A ‘smear’, as the word is being used in this poll, is to damage someone's reputation by slandering, making false accusations. The way this poll was written Wake clearly presumes that calling someone that is a Christian homophobe is a smear. That is simply not correct, one who calls himself a Christian may or may not be a homophobe. And what other word would one use other than homophobe that is more accurate and not a swear word or the ilk. All the choices in his poll suffer from the presumption that describing a Christian as a homophobe is a smear. All kinds of people are homophobes, maybe most people are. What is most interesting is that many Christians think that they are being singled out as homophobes. Why is that? That is the part I find interesting.
Both politics and the news media must be cleaned up.
Here we need better people....maybe 50 years from now.
Scumbags die hard.
And Newt Gingrich was correct in "chewing out" the media - they had it coming !
Now we must examine the behavior of Mr Gingrich (NOT his personal life, that is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.)