Alright, in the interest of not being one of those people
that intentionally propagates false information, I acknowledge that Mr. Scarborough (the "self-immolation pastor") did not actually
promise that he'd set himself on fire, so my earlier picture today to that effect was inaccurate.
(A mild look of consternation at #TheNewCivilRightsMovement
and +brint crockett
for the sensationalist, click-baity title, but I take ownership of my own brigading.)
However, Mr. Scarborough's actual
sentiment was no less noxious - that he and those like him face getting burned, literally or otherwise, for standing against marriage equality. He goes on to assert that he'd rather face those fates than acknowledge a basic human right for the LGBT community. So for that, I'm not inclined to give him a pass and retract the photo. I also have doubts he'd offer any of us the same courtesy if our situations were reversed.
Lastly, while "turn the other cheek" and "being the bigger person" may be nice ways of seeking moral high ground, sometimes one needs to come back and say "how about you stop hitting me now", stand up, and fight back.
So no, Mr. Scarborough, I don't actually
hope to see you burn. Your poisonous "they don't deserve to be happy" philosophy, however, is already well ablaze.