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Roland Martin Goes to the Gay Confessional, Pledges to Avoid 'Ratcheting Up the Noise'

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Blogger Richard Prince of the Maynard Institute reports on suspended CNN pundit Roland Martin meeting in Los Angeles with a representive of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. As part of the GLAAD "rehab" routine, Martin then dutifully marched on to the set of his TV One show "Washington Watch" to repent for the Super Bowl tweets that got him suspended.

But wait -- why didn't GLAAD get Martin suspended from his TV One program? (Here's a guess: TV One is owned by Comcast, a big supporter of GLAAD and "gay rights" advocates.) Martin explained how he repeated his apologies over breakfast with GLAAD's Herndon Graddick (a former producer at CNN):

Over breakfast for over 90 minutes, Herndon shared his thoughts with regards to my tweets and why he deemed them offensive to the LGBT community, and I reiterated my apology that — that if anyone who construed my comment[s] as being anti-gay or homophobic, or advancing violence, that was not my intent, and for that I was truly sorry.

It was a discussion that touched on many other areas, and as GLAAD expressed in a statement afterwards – and a sentiment with which I concur – “Both parties came away with a better understanding of one another and look forward to continuing this dialogue.”

Some might say this is just semantics; but, really, it isn’t. When anyone has a disagreement – whether public or private – there should be a call to sit down and sort it out, as opposed to both backing into corners, ratcheting up the noise to the point where no one hears one another. That benefits no one. [Anyone who thinks Martin's opposed to "ratcheting up the noise" with critics doesn't follow him on Twitter.]

Now, do we agree on all issues? No. But, ironically, I have historically supported many of the issues important to the GLAAD agenda, such as ending [the] 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy; gay adoption; and including gays in hate crimes laws. Those, folks, are facts. But it is only through dialogue do we get an opportunity to see each other’s perspective and learn what it is like to walk in that person’s shoes.

Prince noted GLAAD offered its own thoughts after the breakfast re-education:

On his show, Washington Watch, Martin today took another important step, acknowledging that his words had a negative impact, and making it clear that he understands how serious the issues of anti-LGBT bullying and violence are. This incident, along with recent incidents of violence directed at LGBT people, sparked a national dialogue centered around why the issue of anti-LGBT violence needs to be taken seriously.

"GLAAD’s meeting with Martin on Tuesday, February 14, was a good introduction. He has committed to meeting with GLAAD and other organizations in the near future for a more substantial dialogue. We support Martin’s commitment to use his media platforms to shed light on the harms of hate-inspired violence and look forward to continuing this dialogue.

PS: The gay forces of "dialogue" have also recently demanded that conservative pro-family leader Tony Perkins be banned from MSNBC:

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins has appeared on MSNBC 23 times since the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the FRC a hate group. Faithful America recently delivered 20,000 petitions to the cable network asking it to end their relationship with Perkins.

On the video, gay Bishop Eugene Robinson declared "We’ve got teenagers killing themselves because of what groups like this are saying...It’s killing us and it’s killing our kids. "

Comments

#1 Sheesh, what a wuss

Stand by your comments Roland. You would standby them if you bad offended whites, Christians, heterosexuals...etc.

Quit being such a wimp.

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#2 He gave in because he is a

He gave in because he is a media prostitute. He has no other source of income(he thinks).

It's really sad.

'One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church'

#3 Teen Suicide

Is it really a higher, proportionate number among homosexuals, than teen suicides as a whole, minus that number?

Could it also be argued that if the homosexuals do have a higher rate of suicide, that perhaps they are not as mentally and emotionally stable? Bullying was bad when I was in school as a short, fat kid that wore glasses. I often dreamt of kicking azz on bullies, but never of taking my life.

Could it also be that homosexuals, regardless of age, are less mentally stable? Wasn't it once considered a mental disorder and listed as such in medical publications?

Lastly, if I don't agree with homosexuality or think that it is an inborn, genetic trait, that somehow I have something wrong with me. Perhaps it is the homosexuals that have a problem accepting life on life's terms. They are the ones that are afraid of having a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. That's right, it's not so much that they like members of the same sex, but are frightened of the opposite.

They are the ones that are "phobic." I offer these thoughts not in a malicious manner, but with a lighthearted, gay spirit.

President Obama is a Muslim (from his own lips), Kenyan (read it from his publicist) a homosexual (read it on a news magazine cover) and a Socialist (I'm alive and can see it for myself)

#4 When will someone apologize

When will someone apologize for the young boys that have died while being raped by these degenerates? These "men" are anything but gay, they are bitter, hateful, unhappy degenerates.

 

Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

#5 killing "our"kids?

How can you and your boyfriend have kids, Bishop Vickie?
I really get my back up when liberals talk about "our" kids.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#6 If Roland wants to grovel,

If Roland wants to grovel, that's his business.

I, for one, am sick to death of the spokesmen for aggrieved groups having the "power to forgive sins" so to speak.

Is there a directory somewhere of where one needs to go for forgiveness of these "crimes" against (different segments of) humanity?

#7 I shudder to think what else GLAAD forced Rollo to submit to.

"OWWW!"

#8 ⇒ First they came for fat-headed homophobes

Roland, I'm sorry you're reduced to a sniveling beggar, on your knees before a gauntlet of homosexuals demanding the satisfaction of your prostration.

I wouldn't stand for it, but obviously, neither will you.

#9 Why is it that every time I think of either Roland Martin or

Don Lemon it reminds me of this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT4XO3Hjp7M

#10 ⇒Poor Roland

Looks like your ascot caught around your neck.

#11 No backbone or conviction.........

John Adams tells us why these ideas, (Sodomite marriage) are madness."We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion ... Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Daniel Webster, on July 4th, 1800: "To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper."

The founding fathers thought we WERE a Christian nation. It used to be that morals and common manners prevented the need for this nonsense, but since the Bible and morality was taken out of the schools, we end up with a generation of me first, self-important malcontents, with no sense of right and wrong. Now we have...Judg. 17:6 In those days there every man did that which was right in his own eyes. If the Bible is no longer true, then where does the authority for our law come from ?

Rom. 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Prov. 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.....

Evil is being marketed here.....All religions used to condemn homosexuality, and now some embrace it. For thousands of years, this practice was considered deviant. Thirty years ago, the Diagnostic Statistical Manual on mental disorders thought that this behavior was a mental defect.

Also, do not believe the canard that "they were born this way, or that It is in the genes". Sickle Cell, Tay-Sacks and other abnormalities are indeed passes on through the genes. If homosexuality was also, then it would die out, as they do not procreate, therefore, the law of diminishing numbers would apply.

This is evil behavior, (sin), being forced down our throats. Since the adults have made up their minds sexually, they must recruit through the schools, to get new adherents, or their numbers would diminish. Their average life span is cut by one third, due to suicide and AIDS.

Is. 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 2Tim. 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Homosexuality, like alcoholism, stealing, drug use, ect. IS SIN, not a disease or lifestyle choice. You do not catch drunkenness by shaking someones hand, nor can you catch homosexuality from a toilet seat. They are plain and simple...bad behaviour.

Psa. 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

#12 You forgot to mention the

You forgot to mention the part where it tells you not to judge others and to love thy neighbor

#13 Try again

It means no hypocritical judgments, and we aren't hating others, just their sins.

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