Ann, a regular commenter on this blog, recently posted a thoughtful and insightful response about Southern Baptists and hate speech. She makes a distinction between the “sin” hating and the gay hating. Drawing on her personal experience in the Southern Baptist Church and her time as an “ex-gay” worker she exudes her warm Southern eloquence as she writes,
Granted, I’ve heard some people throw out the line,”Love the sinner and hate the sin…” through clenched teeth and snarling lips. And bless their hearts, some may geninuely believe they are loving us as their God would, but they don’t like us much. Other folks are just looking for some excuse “holy” or unholy to kick the snot out of somebody.
Read her complete comments here.