Because it creates a barrier for me to fully enjoy his "music/artistry". I was quite a big Thrice fan but would have a hard time supporting/enjoying someone's music who thinks I'm a sinner, an abomination and that I'm going to hell because I'm being myself. Understand that for you it might be political but for me it's my life.
Music is a personal expression, and fans of music are often personally touched by an artist's work. I'm wondering where he stands on an issue that's important in my life.
I don't bunch Christians as hateful, homophobic assholes because of their faith but some Christians are. I would like to know where he stands on the issue because he's never talked about it. period.
friend i'm sorry that somebody told you you were going to hell or that you're an abomination. .that is not right and a TRUE Christian, follower of jesus Christ would never say that to you. .they would identify you as a sinner but that's like looking up at the sky and saying "it is blue". .of course you're a sinner, I am a sinner, everyone is a sinner!! a true Christian would befriend you and ask to hangout to get to know you. .sadly, these TRUE christians are becoming scarce nowadays. .what you experienced my friend was a hateful and/or confused Christian. now if I was to befriend you and say "man, I think you're cool and just a great person". then we become friends and then you find out that I believe homosexuality is a sin, would you think I was hateful and stop being my friend?? seems like the same case with dustin and his music here, all along you knew dustin was Christian with thrice lyrics and themes and you guys were great friends, now all of a sudden you find out his faith pronounces homosexuality as a sin, so now you drop dustin and his music cold?? kinda harsh and intolerant don't you think?
just for disagreeing with you on a subject? it seems like that is the case most of the time. I think i'm a pretty nice guy but should I be labeled "hateful" because I believe in natural marriage the way nature and our human evolution intended it to be between a man and woman. .I think it is defiance against nature to have 2 species of the same sex form a bond and try to complete the other, it does not produce offspring and women and men have strengths and weaknesses that each need of the other one. .this might make some of you laugh but why do the traditional gender roles the way nature intended always show up in a homosexuality relationship?? out of the 11 or 12 couples I've known, 100% of time one partner always accepts the role of the male (domineering) and the other as the female (sensitive/passive)? just a harmless observation. .in a homosexuality relationship neither partner will never fully satisfy each other because nature did not intend for it to be that way, our species did not evolve from men with men or women with women. .once again, that is my 2 cents from a psychological, biological and yes personal viewpoint.
does this make me hateful because I have a rationale like this one?? i'm sure some will say it does. as you know people will do what they want and everyone sins in different ways so i'm no better than anyone else. .we're all struggling for greatness but only those who ask for forgiveness from our holy father will be forgived of the rebellion
I think one thing we can agree on though, dustin was making more interesting music with thrice :)
sorry for the non-cohesive structure of this response. .i'm tired, ha