Recently on CNN, you said: "I should be able to express moral views on social issues," You told ABC News via email, "especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach 'tolerance' that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I'm in the public square." These statements are in reference to your anti-gay remarks to Piers Morgan and your claims that homosexuality is unnatural.
Really??? So basically, you want to shame homosexuals, try to convince them that who they are is wrong. Because you have decided it is. Then, when your ignorant words upset people, you refuse to understand why. You throw a rock, and stand there utterly surprised when a rock is thrown your way. Frankly, I wish I could throw a boulder at you, hypothetically speaking.
You're fortunate to live in a country where you have the freedom to say what you think and feel. So why is it hard for you to understand that when you are spewing hate, you piss people off? Now, you may say "Hey Kimberley, I am not spewing hate, I am just quoting what I heard in church." To that I answer, your words are indeed hateful. You are judging someone else. You are publicly condemning people's lives and using your "fame" to preach your personal beliefs. Isn't that the job of God and not you? It's sickening to me how many so called "righteous, God loving-fearing" people are the ones who are saying mean and nasty things about fellow human beings.
You may have heard the recent story about the priest who walked out of a woman's funeral because her daughter is gay. That daughter is my cousin and before you get all Holy-Roller judgmental about my gay cousin, let me tell you what really happened. Barbara was burying her mother...did you get that? BURYING HER MOTHER and the priest was aware BEFORE the service that Barbara is gay. Rather than taking her aside before things got started, this priest decided to deny my cousin communion right in the middle of the funeral, in front of the whole family. He then walked off the alter during her eulogy and then, to top it all off, left and DID NOT FINISH his priestly duty by refusing to accompany the family to the cemetery to deliver the final blessing. You may argue that because my cousin is gay, she should not receive communion but before you do, I will remind you that this is not the point. The point is this priest was calculated, he chose to make an example of my cousin at her mother's funeral, a completely disgusting thing to do. All because he has decided that being homosexual is a sin against God. His actions were not "religious." It was a man treating a woman poorly because he personally judged her and chose to make an example of her on the worst and hardest day of her life.
What would Jesus do, Kirk? Would Jesus humiliate someone while she buries her mother? I highly doubt it and even though you aren't the one who treated my cousin so poorly, you are part of the problem. Using a public platform to disgrace, discount and look down on others is not a way to display the brotherly love you say you are promoting.
Additionally, you and many others out there say that homosexuality is unnatural. That is not an opinion based on fact. It's a closed-minded judgement that you force feed to others in order to validate your own fears and insecurities. I am not sure why it scares you so much that homosexuality exists, that's for you and God to figure out but the fact is Kirk, it does exist. It exists and thousands of species including dolphins, birds and monkeys have a homosexual population. Here are three articles to back up this fact:
Now I am not sure what it is you say to dismiss science but whatever it is holds absolutely no water with me, or anyone with a brain, even half a brain. These articles are not theories, rather examples of other species engaging in homosexual behavior.
If you are so perplexed as to why you were scolded by so many who feel your message is hateful, ignorant and just plain malarkey, perhaps you and God should have a long talk. Maybe if you open your heart to what love, tolerance and acceptance really means, you will see that you are in no position to judge anyone. You are some guy who starred on a TV show a long time ago. Now you use the small platform you have to tell people how your choices are better than theirs. You are fortunate to have that platform. But you are not helping to bring people together in love. You are helping to create division, judgment and inequality. So suck it up when you are met with confusion and anger. You asked for it.
Kimberley A. Johnson