by Susan Frommer | Top Right News
‘The View’ co-host Sherri Shepherd is apologizing in the wake of remarks she recently made that have been considered by Hollywood liberals to be “anti-gay,” despite the fact that she was merely describing her upbringing and religious beliefs regarding homosexuality.
Ms. Shepherd learned very quickly that freedom of speech only goes one way when it comes to the Hollywood “gay mafia”.
“I think people don’t know my heart. I think people feel I’m very judgmental. I think people feel I’m very homophobic. If they knew me, and knew my heart…If you come to me respectfully and ask me about my beliefs, I’ll talk to you about anything.”
Shepherd went on, “You grow up being a Christian and you have grown up believing homosexuality is a sin, you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that I grew up believing. I always tell people, ‘I may not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you. You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me.'”
Ok, pretty reasonable so far. Not seeing anything “anti-gay”.
Shepherd went on with her thoughts on homosexuality:
“Some people say it’s a choice. I don’t say it’s a choice. If you tell me, ‘Sherri, I was born gay.’ OK. I’m not gonna argue with you, because I can’t tell you how you feel and what’s going on inside. I’m trying to make it to heaven by the skin of my teeth…So if you tell me you’re born [gay], I’m not gonna argue with you. And I absolutely respect you for that. I just ask that people respect how I feel, respect how you feel and we can have a great dialogue.”
Ok, still not seeing anything “anti-gay”. Hmm…that’s the end of the interview. That’s it? Yep, that’s all it takes to get hammered by the GLAAD set. And since Shepherd works under the thumb of far leftist Barbara Walters, she was quickly forced to “apologize” for saying absolutely nothing “offensive” whatsoever. And so she did:
“I’d like to say I’m truly sorry to anyone I’ve offended with the viewpoints I expressed on Alicia Menendez Tonight on the Fusion network.”
She continued, saying, “My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased.
“I’m a person of compassion and anyone who knows me knows that I love, I accept, I embrace everybody who has love in their hearts. So I love you.”
“Evolved”. Groan. It is nothing if not tedious to live inside of George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth“.