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Time For Sensitivity Training
Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Michael Brown

Posted on 02/04/2013 6:46:16 AM PST by Kaslin

Chris Culliver, the San Francisco 49ers player who badmouthed gays last week, will soon begin LGBT sensitivity training. When do the public figures who badmouth conservative Christians begin their sensitivity training?

Back in 2007, basketball player Tim Hardaway received an avalanche of criticism when he said during a radio interview, “I hate gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world for that or in the United States for it. So yeah, I don’t like it.” He too went to sensitivity training and has since emerged as a gay rights spokesman.

Also in 2007 (as I documented in A Queer Thing Happened to America), Isaiah Washington, star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, referred to (then-closeted) gay co-star T. R. Knight with the “f--got” word during a heated, on-set incident. He then compounded his transgression in a backstage interview with reporters at the Golden Globes’ event, held on Monday night, January 15th, 2007: “No, I did not call T.R a f--got. Never happened, never happened.”

ABC was quick to express its outrage: “We are greatly dismayed that Mr. Washington chose to use such inappropriate language at the Golden Globes, language that he himself deemed ‘unfortunate’ in his previous public apology,” the network said in a statement. “His actions are unacceptable and are being addressed.”

Neil Giuliano, then president of GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, better described as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Disagreement) referred to the situation as “deeply troubling” and stated that Washington’s repeated use of the word was “inexcusable,” asking for a meeting to discuss “the destructive impact of these kinds of anti-gay slurs.”

Then, on Thursday, January 18th, 2007, Washington came clean, expressing how deep his problems really were: “I apologize to T.R., my colleagues, the fans of the show and especially the lesbian and gay community for using a word that is unacceptable in any context or circumstance. . . . I can neither defend nor explain my behavior. I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I’ve asked for help.”

He too went for professional counseling and rehabilitation, but despite his apology and his efforts to make amends with the LGBT community, ABC fired him. Contrition and sensitivity training were not enough for the great transgression of simply uttering the “f-----” word.

Contrast this with the reaction to actor Mark Ruffalo’s 2010 comments regarding conservative Christians and others who were opposed to redefining marriage. He said, “It’s the last dying, kicking, screaming, caged animal response to a world that is changing, a world that’s leaving a lot of those old, bigoted, un-accepting views behind. It’s over. Those against it are very tricky and they’re using really dark ways to promote their ideas.”

Was he sent off to sensitivity training? Would you like to venture a guess?

How about Roseanne Barr? Did she go to sensitivity training after expressing her ire towards Chick-Fil-A customers (especially Christian customers) in some notorious messages on Twitter last year? She tweeted, “Anyone who eats S*** Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ,” adding, “off to grab a s*** fil-A sandwich on my way to worshipping Christ, supporting Aipac and war in Iran.”

Of course, she did receive criticism for being insensitive to cancer victims, tweeting in response, “Rereading my tweet I realize that I used the wrong word-I shouldn’t have used the word deserves. . . . I meant to warm ppl not 2 eat processed food.” But her vile attacks on conservative Christians continued unabated and without apology. Of course!

How about Bill Maher, a veritable treasure trove of anti-Christian comments? He actually made an entire movie called “Religulous” that was devoted to mocking religious faith, but somehow, I missed the news about his subsequent apologies and his time spent in sensitivity training.

And what about the new painting by West Hollywood artist Bronwyn Lundberg? It’s entitled “The Lesbian Last Supper” and features Ellen Degeneres as Jesus. (I kid you not.) Lundberg explained, “Religious art will inevitably strike strong responses in some people but those are issues I can’t worry about because I really can’t identify with them.”

In other words, the less you can relate to the sacred things of the Christian faith, the more you are welcome to mock them.

Can you imagine what the reaction would have been had Lundberg been a Christian artist (or even secular artist) who produced a portrait mocking gays, only to reply to her critics, “I can’t worry about their negative reaction because I really can’t identify with gays”?

Now, the truth be told, I think it’s a great idea for people who do not approve of homosexual practice to sit with LGBT leaders and young people and hear about their lives and their struggles. Absolutely. If we differ, let’s do so without caricature and with grace and sensitivity. And, to be perfectly candid, I hardly expect Christian-bashing to go away any time soon (see John 15:18-20).

But I raise these issues because, once again, the glaring, ridiculous double standard needs to be exposed, and, in light of the extreme reaction to any criticism of homosexuality today, one can only wonder what’s coming tomorrow.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: billmaher; christians; gaymarriage; gayrights; hollywood; homosexualagenda; liberalism; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 02/04/2013 6:46:28 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Here's an example of "sensitivity training."
I remember our Heavenly Father telling us HOW to handle other religions,
how to show the proper reaction to their false gods.

2 posted on 02/04/2013 7:02:31 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Kaslin

What you SAY in this country is much more serious than what you DO.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 7:07:44 AM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is a malfunction of the brain.)
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To: Kaslin
When do the public figures who badmouth conservative Christians begin their sensitivity training?

Re-Education camps do not support non Marxist ideals. Sodomy is good for the revolution, marriage is bad. Only when Society breaks down, can the corrupt rule with an iron hand. Morality leads to justice, something that is an anathema to the foundation of Marxism.

4 posted on 02/04/2013 7:32:04 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Kaslin

Faggot, gaywad, cornholer, flamers,, drag queens , etc....Do I need sensitivity training? No, They’ve already made me acutely hypersensitive having to listen to the MSM’s adoration of them and the constant rah rahing everywhere online in addition to TV shows which also embrace it. We know what the end goal is - depopulation and division to gain power by destroying the family unit; the stronghold of societies for thousands of years. Taking sensitivity training would only strengthen my resolve not silence me which is their objective. Idols without common sense can’t see this though just like they can’t understand why placing gat Scout leaders in troops isa bad idea. Hell for parents who would have to conduct a rectal exam after every outing (no pun intended) but a wet dream come true for a flaming faggot Scout leader...lol


5 posted on 02/04/2013 8:24:17 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

Faggot, gaywad, cornholer, flamers,, drag queens , etc....Do I need sensitivity training? No, They’ve already made me acutely hypersensitive having to listen to the MSM’s adoration of them and the constant rah rahing everywhere online in addition to TV shows which also embrace it. We know what the end goal is - depopulation and division to gain power by destroying the family unit; the stronghold of societies for thousands of years. Taking sensitivity training would only strengthen my resolve not silence me which is their objective. Idols without common sense can’t see this though just like they can’t understand why placing gay Scout leaders in troops is a bad idea. Hell for parents who would have to conduct a rectal exam after every outing (no pun intended) but a wet dream come true for a flaming faggot Scout leader...lol


6 posted on 02/04/2013 8:24:50 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: American in Israel

Re-Education camps do not support non Marxist ideals. Sodomy is good for the revolution, marriage is bad. Only when Society breaks down, can the corrupt rule with an iron hand. Morality leads to justice, something that is an anathema to the foundation of Marxism.

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You have described it perfectly.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 8:55:57 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Yosemitest

I suspect the LGBT version of sensitivity training is more a threat of financial destruction than anything to do with the sensibilities of others.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 9:21:20 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Kaslin

But in California you can’t take your confused Teenager to a Psychologist to see why he wants to wear a Ball Gown to his High School Prom.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 9:26:05 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Kaslin; Lazamataz
When do the public figures who badmouth conservative Christians begin their sensitivity training?

I could SO use this as a launch into MORMONism; but, upon hearing the words of the MAGI, I will refrain - unless I get pressed.


So the gays uh... fags (DARN these factual fingers!), HOMOSEXUALS will get my standard warning, screed and, hopefully, facts to lead them out of their chosen lifestyle:


Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

 

Psalms 12:8      The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Ain't this just FABULOUS??      More?

Isaiah 3:9   The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b  Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.


 

 

Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.



2 Peter 2

 1.  But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
 2.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
 3.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
 4.  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell,  putting them into gloomy dungeons  to be held for judgment;
 5.  if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
 6.  if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
 7.  and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
 8.  (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
 9.  if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
 10.  This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature  and despise authority.   Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
 11.  yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
 12.  But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
 13.  They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.



But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

 9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
     Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

 


If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...


10 posted on 02/04/2013 11:09:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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Re-Education camps do not support non Marxist ideals. Sodomy is good for the revolution, marriage is bad. Only when Society breaks down, can the corrupt rule with an iron hand. Morality leads to justice, something that is an anathema to the foundation of Marxism.

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11 posted on 02/05/2013 7:48:51 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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