Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Are some forms of hate acceptable?

So let’s see, is there any problem with these comments?

Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully

These hate filled and violence riddled remarks were uttered by the Korean music star Psy at a 2004 concert.

President Obama and his family attended another Psy performance at the 2012 Christmas in Washington concert in Washington, D.C. Did they leave during or after the event in protest of the hate he is now famous for promoting? No. In fact, the L.A. Times reported the president not only remained at the event, but even gave a speech afterward, without mentioning anything about Psy’s hate filled comments. ABC News reported the president even met Psy and shook his hand.

Now, fast forward just one month. And we find these comments:

Homosexuality “is sin in the eyes of God.”

“And the only way out of a homosexual lifestyle, the only way out of a relationship that has been engrained over years of time, is through the healing power of Jesus,”

These remarks were made in the mid 1990s by Pastor Louie Giglio, who is head of Passion City Church in Georgia. Did President Obama meet Pastor Giglio and shake his hand? Did the president attend an event featuring the pastor? Well, he could have, later this month during the president’s inauguration for his second term. But Pastor Giglio won’t be attending that event any longer.

The pastor was dis-invited to the event after it was brought to public light what he said about homosexuality in the mid 1990s.

Now it seems to me that an administration priding itself on its affinity for diversity and tolerance, and which had no problem with the likes of Psy, should also have no problem with the likes of Pastor Giglio. Apparently, even diversity and tolerance have their limits.

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