Another hypocritical Christian, another controversy that highlights the gray area that is free speech. What happens when your personal views potentially interfere with the welfare of your employer? When your championing of a cause appears detrimental to your ability to make a living? When your personal and professional life clash?
I don't have any good answers. I don't think there are any good answers. And, though I may despise this man's views, I am compelled to agree with his right to make his views known. His actions are no different from mine on this personal blog (though I have to admit that my posts are filled less with preaching of exclusion and hatred than with pretty shoes and stylish handbags).
This man's views are incomprehensibly ignorant (he seems to be stuck living in the 1980s when the popular notion was that AIDS was a gay man's disease. Please, tell the men, women, and children who live (and die) with the disease every day that funding should be cut for research because a portion of their group lives a lifestyle with which you do not agree. I did not realize that these homosexual deviants don't get cancer or heart disease like us heteros! I don't want either of those diseases...perhaps I should look into becoming gay.)
People like this make me ashamed to have once claimed the Christian faith as my own. The one consistent Sunday school lesson that I received every week was about God's unconditional love. It's terribly unfortunate that some people prefer to interpret this tenet of Christianity as "He loves you unconditionally...unless you're one of those people..."
But write on, my friend (because if we all were to subscribe to the Christian idealism, you would still be my friend). You have the right to do so and still keep your job. Just as I do. Because we live in the United States and have the luxury of self-expression without reproach.
But I hope you aren't too terribly attached to your views, my dear, for the times they are a-changin'.