After reading some of the posts in this thread you'd think Mr. Cathy just arrived from Mars, had too much to drink, or is starting to suffer from senility.
However, this is far from the case. The truth is Mr. Cathy identifies as a Southern Baptist and is a strong Christian. These beliefs are shared by many in this country, particularly in Cathy's home state of Georgia, and right here in Jacksonville where the First Baptist Church is a fairly large and influential part of the community.
I don't think some of you want to admit just how many agree with Mr. Cathy's strong belief in traditional marriage. Supporting traditional marriage does not make someone 'anti-gay' or 'homophobic'.
This message board has always skewed young and liberal ... and young liberals are for just about anything. However, before you throw Mr. Cathy under the bus as a 'crazy old man' with 'nonsensical beliefs' take a look outside your bubble at the community in which you live. You might be startled just how many agree with him.
Here in Florida not only is gay marriage not recognized, but on the state level neither are civil unions and domestic partnerships. Sometimes I read some of the posts on this board and wonder how any of you could be from Jacksonville.
It took me about five minutes of living here to realize this was a close-minded, backwater, religious, hick town stuck about six decades in the past. How can some of you, who were born and raised here, not pick up on that? You can't see the forest for the trees!