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04/14/2014

Here we go again: Anti-equality activist going after Christian publisher for simply publishing an LGBT-affirming view

by Jeremy Hooper

Matt Barber, the Liberty Counsel attorney is among the quickest to jump in whoever an anti-LGBT person faces intra-company pushback for his or her view, is starting his week by going after Christian publisher WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. That publishing house's one and only "wrongdoing": publishing a book, through one of its various imprints that is specifically geared toward works "that encourage an open, inclusive, and culturally engaged exploration of faith," that pro-3D-BookLGBT author Matthew Vines wrote in defense of marriage equality. To Mr. Barber, this simple act of putting intellectual fodder out into the public is an unthinkable act, which he compares to the recent World Vision fracas.

Story at link:

Christian Publisher Plans Pro-’Gay’ Book, Employees ‘Under Threat’ [BarbWire]

To repeat: The publishing house, which operates this progressive imprint specifically so it can put out these kinds of voices and views, has done nothing more than move ahead with a book project that it sees worthwhile and economically viable. There are no donations, policy shifts, incendiary comments, or any of the other things that people do to cause controversy. This is simply the production of a book via a place that is in business to produce (progressive) books. But to Matt Barber, hostile voice of faith-driven rejection, this is both immoral and unspeakable. A scandal, he surely hopes.

I dare even one of those "free speech" misrepresenters to jump in on this one. Huckabee? Palin? You in?

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