The outpouring of support for Mr. Robertson has been tremendous--as of this writing a Facebook page supporting him has received more than 1.2 million "likes." In addition to the everyday people who have liked the Facebook page, prominent people have supported Mr. Robertson. Among them is feminist Camille Paglia, who said:
"Phil Robertson's remarks are not consistent with the values of our faith communities or the scientific findings of leading medical organizations," president Chad Griffin said in a statement. "We know that being gay is not a choice someone makes, and that to suggest otherwise can be incredibly harmful.
That's empirically untrue, as the number of ex-same sex attracted persons proves. Even the homosexualist OUT magazine has an article about Charline de Blasio, the black wife of new NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio titled "When Bill de Blasio's wife was a lesbian." Mrs. de Blasio is no longer a lesbian, or in the more elastic terminology of today, no longer "identifies" as a lesbian.
She is still, however, as photographs show, black. That's not something one "identifies" as. It's just an observable, unchangeable fact. It demonstrates the fallacy of homosexual activists' attempt to co-opt the civil rights struggle of African Americans.