Talk about beating a dead horse
It's been one day and some certain individual is trying to use the Tim Hardaway story for his own purposes.
That's right, our friend, Peter LaBarbera had something to say and of course none of it was good.
Now he said that Hardaway's comments were wrong, then he threw in a "nice" caveat:
And Hardaway does have a point about homosexuals in the locker room: we don’t let men shower and dress in women’s locker rooms, so shouldn’t men who define themselves as sexually attracted to other men be relegated to an alternative space? Ditto for lesbians: parents of athletic daughters should be concerned about lesbian coaches and girls with in the girls’ locker room.
Peter didn't say he hated gay people, but he threw out stereotypes and lies, just like Hardaway did.
I would venture to say that LaBarbera's comments are worse than that of Hardaway's. Hardaway's comments were blatantly mean spirited and homophobic. LaBarbera is articulate and pretends to be concerned with the well-being of children.
It is comments like LaBarbera's that play excellently in front of a bunch of homo-ingorant Christians. If Hardaway spoke to them, they would call him out for his nastiness. LaBarbera gives them justification for their ignorance without them having to face the fact that what they believe is ignorance.
And then comes LaBarbera's coup de grace. He mentions the Pam Spaulding incident. A commentator made a threat to him on her blog. When Pam found out, she deleted the post and got banned the commentator.
One would think the situation would be over.
Of course the matter won't die as long as Peter and another friend of ours, Matt Barber from Concerned Women for America, can squeeze just a little bit of traction from it:
Here’s the problem: the same media and liberals who rush to condemn Hardaway’s comments look the other way when homosexual activists like Pam Spaulding (who runs the “Pam’s House Blend” blog) spew abject hatred against Christians or anyone who speaks out against homosexual behavior. As my friend and former AFTAH Corporate Outreach Director Matt Barber describes in a column below, you don’t have to search very hard on Spaulding’s website to find evidence of her anti-Christian bigotry and hate-mongering.
Pam has never spouted hatred against Christians. Pam has never said she hated Christians and Pam has never advocated hurting Christians.
No doubt by Peter's definition, I hate Christians and I spout hatred towards them.
The problem here is people like Peter who seem to think that their religion makes them infalliable to criticism.
When you spout such nonsense against gays and lesbians, we have a right to make noise. When you do other things like freely cite discredited researcher Paul Cameron, we have a right to make noise. When you continuously lie and exploit people's fears and ignorance of the gay and lesbian community, we have a right to make noise.
And bear in mind, I didn't say threats. I said noise.
Peter, you have it twisted. You claim to be of God and that is a matter of opinion. But one thing is not a matter of opinion:
You are not God and you are not infalliable.