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  1. Dan Cobb says

    Sherri, I think your race is wrong and a curse from God, but I love you, the person.
    I believe -like many white evangelicals- that God cursed all the descendants of SHEM (the black races) but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you, I do. I love you and feel such sorrow that you will be condemned to hell. But know that in my heart that I truly love and respect you for having the human form that you have.

  2. Just_a_guy says

    Sherri Shephard is what is wrong about supposed “Christianity” today.

    She’s earned zero of my respect from her strongly held hate belief that my sexual orientation makes me somehow inferior. People like Sherri Shephard repulse me.

  3. Will G. says

    Sherrie just because you “believe the world is flat” I still love you and would have a drink with you. However, I wouldn’t think you were very smart or intelligent.

    Sherrie, facts play a big part in this. Not “believing” facts does not make you more or less lovable … it just confirms your intelligence level on the subject.

    I do not judge you on what I think is your sins are, and deserve and respect the same.

  4. Kenneth Ellen says

    Didn’t Sheri Shepherd have at least one child out of wedlock, after years of extra-marital sex? Isn’t she currently involved in an ‘open relationship’ with her baby daddy? So really, what can she teach me or anyone about sanctity of marriage. Or anything for that matter.

    Man, I’m telling you…Baldwin, Jordan, Shepherd….that 30 Rock show really pulled in some homophobic loons.

  5. clint says

    It’s all about feelings, not reality, not loving your neighbor as yourself. Evangelicalism is particularly bad about prioritizing feelings above all else, because manipulating feelings is all they have left since they’ve stripped everything else away from Christianity. Unfortunately one’s feelings aren’t a good enough reason to look down on someone, to see someone’s household as less than, to take someone’s rights away from them. But Evangelicals haven’t learned this lesson because the essence of their religious experience privileges feelings above all else. To get through to Evangelicals, one has to undermine this, and all the self-validation dreck that makes them feel good and confident, and privileged, including Biblical literalism.

  6. Derrick Jamal D'Enchantra From Philly says

    Actually, Kenneth Ellen, Sherri Shepherd has admitted to having a lot of abortions while being in a series of abusive relationships.

    Quoting her: “….My sister was heavy into drugs, and we would have to go and get her from crack houses. I was in a very physically abusive relationship. I was sleeping with a lot of guys and had more abortions than I would like to count. I had very low self-esteem and just wanted to die. I felt if someone killed me, it wouldn’t even make a difference. …

    …I’m speaking as a girl who had a lot of abortions and I swear to God, if they had shown me a picture of the fetus… I would have put my child in a lot of situations that wouldn’t have been good because I didn’t have the mental capacity to deal with having a child.”

    And then she found Jeebus.

    She may or may not have had a child out of wedlock, and she may or may not be involved in an ‘open relationship’ currently. But she has hardly led the type of life that puts her in a position to judge the morality of committed gay relationships. She’s just another hypocritial bigot hiding behind a fake bible.

  7. datlaw214 says

    Sherri, hope you read this. Just because you grew up believing (not thinking about something) doesn’t mean you don’t have a duty to continue to learn. You don’t seem to be doing that. Moreover, saying you don’t agree with my lifestyle because I’m gay is like me telling you I don’t agree with yours because you’re black.

  8. RichB in PS says

    The obvious is what is heard coming out of your mouth, most of us cannot/do not see or hear what is your heart except what you tell us…”action speaks louder than words”.

  9. says

    She needs to recognize that when something she grew up believing conflicts with reality (or with basic human decency), the belief has to change. Maybe she should discuss it with Santa and the tooth fairy.

  10. steve says

    interesting – as far as I know she got lots of stagetime at gay bars/clubs both in Los Angeles and San Diego (Flicks for example) when she was starting out – interesting that she woulnd’t be a huge supporter of the gays.

  11. Leroy Laflamme says

    Okay, Sherri, I’m not gonna argue with you either. You can’t argue with stupid …
    As for having a ‘great dialogue’ with me – & getting a drink afterward – dream on, girl. I’m too busy judging your lifestyle.

  12. lee says

    It seems that when a black person voices an opinion that is anti -gay. – the gay community response tends to attack all blacks and lack of recognition that blacks are also homosexuals. Instead of being inclusive, the community is still exclusive. One person does not represent a race.

  13. Kieran says

    Imagine a View co-host saying something like “I was raised in a church that taught that the Good Lord ordained that the White race was superior and that black people were hewers of wood and drawers of water. That’s my personal belief that I was raised on. But I can still respect black people and I’ll even have a drink with them. But I’m entitled to my religious beliefs.”

  14. Ricco says

    The woman is as dumb as a box of rocks, which is an insult to rocks everywhere.

    Why does this society insist on meteing out so much attention to dumb people, listneing to their opinions as if they had actually said something, not merely intelligble, but relevant?

    But since people with more grey matter between their ears trot out the same tired arguments to support their bigotry, I will address this silly box of rocks thus:

    The problem with the maxim: “Love the sinner, Hate the sin,” is it is most often used in connection with gay people, more even than murderers or rapists, more even then the hated terrorist, all of whom gays are always compared.

    That gays make up so small a percentage of the population, but are blamed for natural disasters, the destruction of the family unit, and all the other ills afflicting the world, is the single greatest indicator of human bias.

    Sherri, claims she is not homophobic, but the fact that she (and others like her) focuses so much on homosexuality, rather than her own issues, or the issues that over-saturate the other 90% of the world: e.g. domestic violence, infidelity, wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony points to human bias (despite the authority of the Holy bible upon which they depend to support or detract from their bias), demonstrates that Sherri’s ability to separate her feelings regarding homosexual behavior from the homosexual him/herself is impossible for Ms. Shepherd (and others like her). It also suggests that perhaps Ms. Shepherd may not be working as fervently on her own salvation as she avows, or evidenced by her status as a single mother, and much of her immodest behavior.

    Someone who was seriously working out their own salvation would be much more demure, and much less anxious to widely publish their opinions about the behavior of others.

    Ms. Shepherd has much more to say on the topic of homosexuality than Jesus Christ, who is not recorded in her hallowed text as having ever said anything on the topic, and that, more than anything else, points to her human bias against gays, rather than an emulation of the man she calls The Son of God.

  15. Behavior Not Biology says

    I don’t believe that being Black is a choice. But ACTING Black is definitely a choice. So I wouldn’t hate her for how she was born, but rather how she acts. Hate the sin, love the sinner, etc., etc., and so on.

  16. says

    She actually hit on the core problem. It’s what she’s been taught her whole life by her ‘faith’.

    Christianity ‘teaches’ that homosexuality is a sin/abomination and those that want to selectively pick the ‘sins’ to persecute use religion as their ‘right’ to do so. While she doesn’t see herself as a persecutor she’s unfortunately clueless about the actual harm her ‘gays going to hell’ cause or even that she’s using her Christian privilege as a tool to bludgeon

    Anti-gay rhetoric has been built into the matrix of Abrahamic based religions and the societies they thrive in since their inceptions. Thay’re the base and the source of our oppression. And people like Sherri keep them armed with a guileless smile on their faces.

  17. antisaint says

    Not shocked. When occasional clips of ‘The View’ that turn up here when LGBT issues are being discussed, She is always eerily silent compared to the other women. Even Hasselback at times towards the end made some more pro-gay statements than we were used to hearing from her, while Sherri was mum.

  18. walter says

    isn’t premarital sex a taboo and supposed to lead to public stoning that’s what religion has taught . maybe we can do it on columbus avenue in front of abc news they can cover it live .

  19. Ricco says

    The people on here who are using race to support their counter-arguments of Sherri Shepher’s stupid assertiobs are equally absurd.

    Her comments were made about black gay people as well as white gay people, so why are you taking her hatred and transferring it onto black gay men and women?

    It just goes to show that we are all created equal . . . there are as many stupid gay bigots as there are stupid straight bigots.

  20. Lymis says

    It sounds like she’s trying, she’s struggling, and she’s just one epiphany short of getting it.

    “I judge you but I’m not going to condemn you” is a huge improvement over “Die, faggot!” but it’s by no means the end of the story.

    Honestly, though I disagree with her pretty much completely, she was doing fine right up until she offered that drink. No way in hell I’d share a drink with someone with that attitude. Fling it in her face, maybe.

    “I don’t want to have anything to do with you, but I’m not going to do anything to hurt you or take away your freedom to live your own life,” I can live with. “So let’s have a drink and be friends,” not so much.

    But it also sounds to me like she’s at the point where nothing a gay person can say will make the slightest impact unless it’s a close friend or family member. She needs open-minded straight people getting in her face and telling her she’s wrong in order for her to even register it.

  21. NotSafeForWork says

    Ricco and Derrick, the Bible was used as a tool to enforce, justify and maintain the oppression of black people, stemming from the Curse of Caanan and numerous other passages. The fact that Shepherd is selectively using the Bible in EXACTLY the same way makes it extra hypocritical coming from her. It also proves that some black people can be just as ignorant and bigoted as white people. You shouldn’t be surprised that bigotry and racism is alive and well in 2014, only that people still haven’t risen up against it.

  22. Black is the New Dumb? says

    @Seriously: Shepherd has not been a “christian” all her life. She came to those teachings late in life, finding religion as an adult. Which makes her excuse a transparent lie.

    @Ricco and Derrick: People here are using race as an analogy to show the absurdity and hypocrisy of her rhetoric. They certainly aren’t attacking gay black men and women. They’re attacking the stupidity of Sherri Shepherd’s arguments.

    And if you can’t see the intentional irony in their arguments, then at least have the decency to speak for yourselves. YOU may be as dumb as Sherri Shepherd, but the people rebutting her definitely aren’t.

  23. says

    ignore the troll trying to stir the pot of racism. this is about a woman who has swallowed what her faith leaders have “told her” her faith requires of her. this has nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with bigoted cults telling people what to think, at the risk of their “immortal souls”

    Sherri needs a drastic change of mindset. Without it, she runs a high risk of losing a child.

  24. Not Dumb says

    @Seriously: 1) Jehovah’s Witnesses aren’t Christian.

    2) Was Sherri Shepherd a “christian” when she was having extra-marital sex with all those men, and having all those abortions?

    No. She found religion late in life, when her life experience alone (if not her intellect) should’ve told here those teachings were false, bigoted, hatred.

    She was old enough and experienced enough to know better. And she deliberately chooses to go along with bigoted religious teachings in order to attain social standing.

    I’m not buying it.

  25. says

    @Dumb
    Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians.
    It’s not a matter of whether you buy it or not, it’s that she bought it and others like her are taught to judge/hate/discriminate as part of a faith tenet.

    And the fact that she’s clueless enough to make the ‘sin, going to hell’ comments with complete disregard for the damage they cause.

  26. Sue McMahon says

    So, Sherri, I guess that by your ignorant comment, you believe that those Christians who actually follow the teachings of Christ are sinners too? Tell that to Pope Francis, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” That’s my question to you.

  27. EsqMuscle says

    I’m sick of the racist white losers who comment regularly on this blog. None of you would have the courage to make your racist comments to a Black person’s face. I dare you to do it. Walk up to a group of Black people and start making the same type of racist comments that you make regularly on this blog and see what happens to you. You racist white losers are a bunch of cowards.

    I am a proud, out, young, muscular, very successful gay Black man. I am disgusted by the racist white gay community. Instead of looking at Black people as individuals, you judge the entire Black community by the statements of a few people. Interestingly, you don’t judge the entire white community by the statements of the numerous homophobic and stupid white people. Those white individuals are viewed as abberations. How convenient!

    White racist gays are lower than dirt. May you burn in hell.

  28. jaker says

    no, you do not “respect” born that way testimonies from gay people

    and i aint sitting down and having a drink with someone who believes i deserve eternal torture from their god. wtf.

    i dont understand why the sick sadism of xians isnt attacked more. it’s so obvious.

  29. ESQMOREMUSCULAR says

    I’m sick of the racist Black losers who comment regularly on this blog. None of you would have the courage to make your racist comments to a White person’s face. I dare you to do it. Walk up to a group of White people and start making the same type of racist comments that you make regularly on this blog and see what happens to you. You racist Black losers are a bunch of cowards.

    I am a proud, out, young, muscular, very successful gay White man. I am disgusted by the racist Black gay community, who never challenge the anti-gay bigotry in their own community, and always try to play the race card with other gays and lesbians about who has it worse.

    Instead of looking at gay people as individuals, you judge the entire gay community by the statements of a few people. Interestingly, you don’t judge the entire Black community by the statements of the numerous homophobic and stupid Black people. Those Black individuals are viewed as abberations. How convenient!

    Black racist gays are lower than dirt. May you burn in hell.

  30. Matt says

    Here’s what I find annoying.

    We all know that George Clooney is an unmarried serial fornicator, right? But would any of these celebrity Christians say of him “Hate the sin, love the sinner. I don’t agree with his lifestyle choice, but…”

    Of course they wouldn’t! Because some sins are socially acceptable, and most people would consider it rude to say something like that even though calling out that kind of sin would be consistent with what the Bible says.

    I’m just sick of the double standard.

  31. The Bear World Is Fake says

    Sigh jeebus strikes again.

    She is repugnant. I am a huge fan of Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I know) and from here on out I will not watch it again.

    What an awful way to live – enjoy it Ms. Shepard.

  32. Bernie says

    I did not realize Sherri felt this way about gay people because of her views on The View, but now that I know I am very disappointed……….her line about hating the sin and loving the sinner is BS! And, she now proves my point when she says she was taught this in church, which means she has no real thought or opinion and that has been my point that those who quote the bible and church can’t or don’t think about being gay in human terms or common sense…

  33. says

    Even the religious that aren’t directly antagonistic to LGBT are truly clueless. ‘Let’s go have a drink. Great dialogue.’

    Uh. No. You, people like you, and your religious organizations are complicit in the MURDER of LGBT around the world. What part of that do you not get? You are complicit.

  34. says

    Keep a lookout. She had quite a few gay friends before she got married who are not pleased at how she has spit in their faces. She’s an idiot. Anyone who ever watched her on The View knows that, and really to look that stupid while sitting next to Elizabeth Hasselbeck isn’t easy!

  35. Bob says

    LET’S HAVE THAT DRINK, SHERRY…

    You see, since you are not the kind of Black person that is all Ghettoish and you did not steal my wallet, I don’t mind you

  36. emjayay says

    @ESQMUSCLE: What does being successful, young, and muscular have to do with anything?

    And as someone said above, people here are using race as an analogy to show the absurdity and hypocrisy of her rhetoric. They certainly aren’t attacking gay black men and women. They’re attacking the stupidity of Sherri Shepherd’s arguments.

  37. greenfuzz says

    Everything she has ever said has indicated this. Most all the woman on the view has had trouble when the subject of homosexuality has come up. Bet Rosie is glad to be gone.

  38. Eddie says

    Sherri, you shouldn’t believe everything you learn in church! Religion is man made not created by god and the bible is written by man… Lots of room for error and interpretation… If that’s the lessons your god gave u then he didn’t create me, my god loves all his children and my god does not allow judgement to be brought upon others… Word for thought!!

  39. RB says

    I wonder how many of her aborted kids would have been gay? I have no use for this arrogant, self righteous piece of sh*t! Sherri Shepherd: I “Had More Abortions Than I Would Like to Count”. What a freakin hypocritical joke! I don’t agree with your sinful lifestyle either Sherri and I wouldn’t have a drink with you either! Loser! She gets my blood boiling.

  40. andrew says

    Newton Minow, Chairman of the FCC during the Kennedy Administration called TV: “A vast wasteland” and he had not even seen wastes of air time like Sherri Shepherd.

  41. My Other Car's the Tardis says

    Some of the racist comments here are as outrageous as Shepherd’s original homophobic remarks. Nice work, gay community. Keeping it classy!

    BTW, @sam: your watermelon comment is pure genius, not to mention original. Kiss my brown ass.

  42. Icebloo says

    Now I know people only end up on The View when their careers are over (with the exception of Joy) but I still do not know why Sherri is famous. I saw her on some low budget crappy comedies a few years ago but she was such a TERRIBLE “actor” that I assumed she was not a trained actor and had ended up on the show by some other route. WHY is she famous ? She has no talent.

  43. Mark says

    “She may or may not have had a child out of wedlock, and she may or may not be involved in an ‘open relationship’ currently. But she has hardly led the type of life that puts her in a position to judge the morality of committed gay relationships. She’s just another hypocritial bigot hiding behind a fake bible.”

    All of the above was Posted by: Derrick Jamal D’Enchantra From Philly | Jan 18, 2014 1:43:23 PM

    My response: Derrick, my husband and I want to meet you and shake your hand. Very well put and very well done.

  44. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “My response: Derrick, my husband and I want to meet you and shake your hand. Very well put and very well done.”

    Oh, MARK, you’ve been coming to this blog long enough to know that there is NO “Derrick Jamal D’Enchantra from Philly”

    It’s f.cking Rick.

    It may be that Towleroad posters are the NEW STUPID.

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