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Lance Bass offers forgiveness to TV star who said gays are ‘perverts’

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  1. Lance Bass has always been an idiot! And “he’s not cute!”

  2. I think The Bachelor story has totally run out of steam now.

  3. It’s a nice attitude, Lance, by I won’t hold my breath. If these views were the result of religious indoctrination it is less likely he’ll be capable of changing his mind. If they are merely the result of ignorance and a lack of thought or perspective then perhaps he will.

    The reaction he got may lead him to an epiphany, but like Mr Baldwin, only time will tell if he’s truly learned from this.

  4. Wasn’t this loser in the closet until a few years ago? shut up Lance.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Jan 2014, 12:41pm

    It’s so transparent when a celebrity makes a crass, homophobic statement immediately there’s a controversy affecting their career and earnings. They make an involuntary apology with a carefully scripted response orchestrated by their producers and pay masters who only care about ratings and return on their investment. I think Lance Bass is a bit naïve even though I admire him for offering forgiveness.

  6. I think it’s important to recognize the difference between ignorance and brainwashing. It’s not brainwashing to be raised in a homophobic, sexist or racist environment, it’s not drummed into you 24/7.
    It IS brainwashing if you were forced into a religious school from a young age and repeatedly exposed to the same ignorant views over and over and over again, day-in and day-out.

    From what I understand, the guys opinions are not the result of “brainwashing”, they’re the result of ignorance led by religious delusions. Basically, he hasn’t actually thought about these things enough to have a well-educated point of view and has relied on his limited religious convictions (from family etc).

    Do we REALLY care though, one way or the other? His opinions have been rejected already, it doesn’t affect anyone.

  7. Derek Williams 25 Jan 2014, 3:01pm

    If an apology is never accepted, then there is no reconciliation, there is hardening of animus against gay people and then there is no point in people demanding one. Such an attitude draws battle lines, and it’s that point where you’re forcibly reminded we are minority.

  8. Bass is an idiot, or just playing along with that “reality” show. The “homophobe” character only said what the scriptwriters told him to.

  9. This is what the Christians would do well to replicate, Jesus preached of the divinity of forgiveness. We can be proud that when people call for us to be cleansed from view with ugly malice, we can say “I forgive you”. When the dust has settles, that’s what people remember.

    “To err is human; to forgive, divine”

    We can take refuge in the fact that when it boils down to it, we act so much more Christian than the so-called Christians. We take the values they preach, and practice them when they fly in the face of them. That’s something to be proud of I think. They preach Jesus’ word in order to condemn us, but WE are the ones who PRACTICE it.

    1. “We can take refuge in the fact that when it boils down to it, we act so much more Christian than the so-called Christians”. You must be “pink” because you’ve been drinking too much.

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