I have gotten quite a bit of feedback from my previous post and rather than edit it or add to the comment feed, I decided to post part 2 in order to clarify some of what I feel may have been misunderstood@ https://peacefulpromises.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/freedom-of-speech/.
First let me say that I welcome the criticism and debate because it means that people are thinking and that’s what I want to encourage…to think of one another’s perspective. With that being said, my main purpose in my initial post was to pose the following question:
While A & E may have acted within their legal rights…does that make it right?
I am not defending Mr. Robertson, he speaks rather crudely at times & I think there are more delicate ways of making your point. He was not speaking on behalf of all Christians, but for himself alone. Not all believers would have said things in the same manner he chose. However, I am defending Americans rights to speak freely outside of the workplace without fear of losing their jobs as a result. I would have been equally upset if someone was fired for their nationality, whom they choose to love, where they choose to worship, what the choose to watch, read or listen to. I personally want to do my best to reflect God’s love to all people. That includes those whose opinions vary from my own and people who make statements that I would consider uncouth.