“I wish that my personal religious beliefs would not have become a distraction ……” – well, if his religious beliefs are personal perhaps he should have kept them personal!!! If you occupy a public position then you have to behave appropriately.
“I fully respect the rights of everyone to have the relationships they want to have.” … but he’ll still campaign, verbally and financially to denying people those very rights he ‘fully respects’.
Another dumb bigot bites the dust!!! No big loss!!
A mormon – who so conveniently forget how they were murdered for their beliefs so long ago.
Religion – the greatest lie begets more lies and violence then any other cause in mankinds history
How is it respectful to campaign against your fellow citizens’ equal rights?? Why is it respectful to make people who are different from you have worse off lives?? This guy makes no sense.
Mormon moron same difference. Bigoted c–t.
So, whose business is it who marries whom? Anyone’s? Certainly NOT anyone’s business who loves whom or who marries whom. When did it become alright to interfere in the lives of others? When did it become OK to fight against full civil equality for All citizens? When did people become PROUD of their bigotry and ignorance? Have your personal religious beliefs, but keep them to yourself in our secular, civil society. No one wants to see your bigotry, your ignorance, your pride at your defective intellect and in your rabid stupidity. These sorts of ‘people’ infest America with their purely evil intolerance. The have no shame in the least for their barbaric prejudice and bigotry. Their beliefs and ideas are antithetical to freedom and to the idea od America itself. They are a total disgrace and need to STF up. These religious people are filled with hatred, not any sort of spirituality. Hypocrites, all. It is time to ban religion forever from the lives of human kind-it’s evil.
“I fully respect the rights of everyone to have the relationships they want to have.”
yeah, then how come you went out of your way to try and ban different types??
He believes in respect unless your gay.
Denying someone Equal Marriage is far from fully respecting the rights of everyone to have the relationship they want to have.
Good riddance to the old bigot.
you would have thought the magic knickers would have saved him from loosing his job.
The staggering irony being that this person who said “It’s good for our society to have a traditional definition of marriage” is part of a cult that, until recently anyway, defined marriage in a way that’s at marked variance from Western/European tradition. Fool.
Stupid closeted yankee <o<k sucker
One should never be afraid to speak ones mind, that why we have freedom of expression and right to offend.
He was wrong to resign, he should have some balls and stand his ground, with his own views. Too much pussy footing around and wrapping things in cotton wool incase offending someone.
Actually someone who holds positions esp with a multi-cultural, diverse organisation should be seen as none bias one way or the other.
If this has been said about Black or Asians it would not have been acceptable so therefore saying about the LGBTQ community is also equally unacceptable.
No one is stopping him from having his personal view but when on stage with a big organisation such as this where many people of many backgrounds compete in such sportmanship, prejudice takes not platform and certainly wins no medals.
Yes, of course, we should rewards people with prejudicial and discriminatory view with jobs and positions of authority. That makes sense.
And the statement “that why we have freedom of expression and right to offend” ignores and forgets the obvious:- consequences for ones actions.
Once again its old religious beliefs slap bang in the way of progress to achieve equal status in the world. Religion has become the new evil! Where ever you look in the world, you find religious fundamentalists, there church and others, inflaming situations to stir up and create hatred towards LBGT communities. Take past christmas messages from the Pope! Eastern block religious figureheads backing anti gay legislation, and here in the UK and the US, plenty of religious nutters spouting anti gay comment and backing anti gay laws! Just look at Uganda right now.. US churches and right wingers are there backing up these horrendous laws to have LBGT ugandans EXECUTED! All those involved in supporting these laws should be named and shamed. His comments make him a complete bigot. He states “It’s good for our society to have a traditional definition of marriage.” I wonder what his ‘traditional definition of team sport’ would be? To deny some team members the right to take part?
Totally agree John!