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01/06/2014

Silly anti-gay claim of the minute: Robin Roberts' coming out was some sort of 'Duck' hunt

by Jeremy Hooper

It's often stunning to hear the way far-right figures talk about our lives. To hear them tell it, we do not make a move without first consulting, if not colluding with, a whole host of advocacy groups, thought leaders, and even presidential administrations. Our every move, they seem to believe, is a carefully orchestrated act.

Latest case in point: Mark Creech, an anti-gay pastor who has spent years saying and doing anti-gay things from his perch in North Carolina, is now claiming that Good Morning America's Robin Roberts came out so that she could beat anti-gay Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson at the media game. Here's a snip:

Screen Shot 2014-01-06 At 12.30.10 PmConsider. Phil Robertson is from the South. Robin Roberts is from the South. Phil Robertson is a beloved television personality. Robin Roberts is a beloved television personality. Phil Robertson attended a university in Louisiana. Robin Roberts went to a university in Louisiana. Phil Robertson is a person of devout Christian faith. Robin Roberts is someone who professes to be a person of devout Christian faith.
Coincidence? Hardly! Contrived? More than likely. Especially since Robert's "coming out" takes place in conjunction with Robertson's reinstatement.
Unable to shut down the voice of one who opposes the homosexual lifestyle from a biblical perspective, gay activists and their media supporters must counter with the voice of someone they believe might eclipse it. Twice now, Roberts is at the heart of an effort to squelch the clear and loud sound of opposition.

FULL: Robin Roberts 'Comes Out'; Why Now? [Christian Post]

Creech even compares this to President Obama's coming out for marriage equality a day after his state passed a marriage ban, as if there even a slight connection in terms of situation or worldly impact. It's just silly talk from a movement determined to make us seem like we have political acts rather than real lives.

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