I've read and listened to the arguments
All in all, it’s his belief. Not enough to cause a political upheavel or a reason to threaten the man’s life. Much ado about nothing, as if this man’s words are anything new or will have the effect of making anyone disappear.
Many think he should apologize….for what? It won’t change what he believes and it won’t make anyone forget. What is this new trend going on in America, where people, especially those with media soapbox abilities, can call others by any derrogative name they want, and all they have to do is apologize?
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible,” the family said.
Well, I say, when you are a Bible thumper and standing for your faith, expect your lashes. Take it like a man, turn the other cheek, and move on. Isn't that what the Bible says? Your job on Earth is to direct a person to salvation, not nail them to the cross. All that hate spouting crap just turns people away. Where is the love?
And as for mere man expecting an institution to stand behind your personal free speech, what about theirs? Aren't they allowed to have their own beliefs?
As a Christian, flying off the handle everytime someone doesn't agree with your views, are you saying only Christians have the right to speak?
I find it extremely ridiculous and hypocritical when people, no matter what side of the cross they stand, shout and act an ass for the “freedom of speech” for one person’s belief and yet want to deny others the same right.
Say what you want to say, write want you want to write, but when you’re on the job or your words will reflect on the reputation of your employer, mind your tongue or face the consequences, that’s all, plain and simple.