Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how being pro-Christian is being interpreted as being anti-gay:
The media, educators, activists, and government figures are increasingly branding those who hold to a Christian understanding of marriage—the union between a man and a woman—as being anti-gay. Unable to persuade rationally, they resort to labeling Christian sexual ethics (which was taken from Judaism) as an expression of bigotry. This is flagrantly obscene.
This sick game has been going on for some time. Here’s a short list of examples.
- December 2013: A&E suspends “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for calling homosexuality a sin.
- April 2014: Rev. Franklin Graham is labeled by a Washington Post writer as “anti-gay” for opposing gay couples adopting children.
- April 2018: Gay activist Michelangelo Signorile says CIA Director Mike Pompeo should be disqualified from being Secretary of State because he does not believe in same-sex marriage.
- August 2018: Baseball player Daniel Murphy is called “anti-gay” by a USA Today reporter because he disagrees with the “gay lifestyle.”
- September 2018: Family Research Council’s annual “Values Voter Summit” is branded “anti-gay” by nbcnews.com for defending traditional marriage and criticizing “gender ideology.”
- January 2019: Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, where Vice President Mike Pence’s wife said she would return as a teacher, is labeled “anti-gay” because it rejects gay marriage.
- April 2019: New York Daily News criticizes Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian-based organization run by Rev. Franklin Graham that offered free medical care to COVID-stricken New Yorkers, as an “anti-gay” outfit because it believes in traditional marriage.
- July 2019: Rubén Diaz, a leader in the Hispanic community in New York City, is charged by the New York Times as making a “homophobic” remark for saying homosexuality is sinful behavior.
- February 2022: Fernando Cabrera, who holds a Ph.D. in Counseling, and was chosen by New York City Mayor Eric Adams to head the Office of Community Mental Health, was denied the job because he is against abortion and gay marriage; LGBT activists stopped him from getting that job (but not another one).
- March 2022: Rev. Kathryn Barrett-Layne, an appointee of Mayor Adams, was seen as “anti-gay” by the New York Times because she wrote a book saying homosexuality is a sin.
- March 2022: Erick Salgado, an appointee of Mayor Adams, had to be spoken to by Adams because he opposes same-sex marriage.
- March 2022: Gilford Monrose, another Adams appointee, was denounced as “anti-gay” by the New York Times for disagreeing with the “gay lifestyle.”
It’s gotten so bad that even a conservative newspaper, the New York Post, calls anyone who believes in traditional marriage “anti-gay.”
Most of these zealots would ban the Bible if they could. Perversely, they are the ones who are acting like bigots, not faithful Christians.
We don’t call those who disagree with Catholicism “anti-Catholic.” We reserve that appellation for people like Trevor Noah and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, both of whom earned their stripes by making patently anti-Catholic comments. Gay writers and sympathizers ought to be just as careful in discussing Christians who simply hold to traditional views of marriage.