Tagged LGBTQ

The Kiss of Death

After pushback from the LGBTQ community the Hallmark Channel has apologized and vowed to reinstate a handful of previously removed LGBTQ-friendly wedding ads on its platform, including a lesbian couple kissing.  Hallmark’s leaders initially decided to remove the ads after the conservative activist group One Million Moms, which represents a sizable chunk of the network’s target demographic, launched a petition denouncing the commercials as inappropriate for a family-friendly channel because of its promotion of homosexuality.  Ironically, the Hallmark Channel styles itself as “The Heart of Christmas” while promoting a lifestyle that is offensive to Christianity. It is a shame to…

Protected Class

I was reading a Wikipedia biography of Pat Robertson that contained a section on Controversies and Criticisms, listing all manner of so-called controversial topics and criticisms, (are these criticisms of Robertson or subjects of his critique). The tone of this section is highly negative of Robertson, as it promotes a biased premise seated in political…

Hypocrisy Redefined

I noticed an article with an astonishing title/accusation against the Vice President, charging he and his wife of moral hypocrisy.  I looked for the source and noted that it was from a discredited fascist source.  However, what was the basis for this accusation?  The writer stated that Mrs. Pence taught art at a private christian school that did not condone sexual perversion and required each student to agree to follow biblical teaching and principles for marriage.  The author’s conclusion followed that working for such an institution was morally contrary to LGBTQ beliefs, and thus morally hypocritical. If one does not…

Hate Speech

During an Anti-Defamation League event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook advocated for censorship of “those who push hate [and] division” across his company’s digital platforms.  He advocated censoring viewpoints that, in his opinion, are  pushing “hate, division, and violence.” The problem with this censorship policy is the question of who is going to determine what is hateful or violent?  Free speech by its very nature will produce some division among those with differing viewpoints although certainly it should be done with grace and kindness.  One area prominently mentioned in his speech is the LGBTQ community.  A homosexual himself, this…