All posts tagged: homophobia

Are All Christians Bigots?

Bigot.  Definition: “A person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics, or race.” (Collins Dictionary) Just thought some of you might need a reminder on the meaning of a word that’s been wielded like a dagger and plunged into the heart of many a well-meaning person of late. Chaplain Troy Williams is one. Senator Eric Abetz is another. Mr Williams was sacked from his job as chaplain with Scripture Union and youth outreach worker with the Kingborough Council after he re-posted a quote by lesbian activist Camille Paglia claiming homosexuality is “a challenge to the norm”. Whether you agree or disagree with the post is not the concern. Mr Williams effectively lost his jobs for holding an opinion that differed from the perceived status quo – and this despite a prompt and humble apology: “I’ve made a mistake and learnt from it. I’m deeply sorry for any offence I’ve caused. I was very careless in posting that image for discussion. I will work with my employers …