We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For many years now, the drill has become familiar. Someone speaks out in favor of maintaining the traditions of marriage, and instantly the gay rights organizations are up in arms, making threats, filing lawsuits, and mobilizing protests. Then, instead of Christians putting up a serious resistance, there is apathy, apology, and defeat. The script was repeated over and again, time after time.
This time was different.
We have nothing against gays here at Maggie's. We just hate thought police, thuggishness, and speech codes..
Keep in mind Robertson spoke in private on his own property. Yes, the other person was a known reporter. But there was no obligation to print the comments that GLAAD found so hurtful. This was not an interview transcript published but selected quotes in the reporter's manuscript.
So was it Robertson speaking on his own property that spread "hate" or GQ and the author who pushed them into the public sphere for their own profit?