i wasnt aware of this, my thoughts on this are.. everyone has shitty opinions on dumb shit that make them look like retards.
i guess the real question is does this mans personal opinions effect how i feel about his work? for me the answer is.. it doesn’t.. even though i know how lame that sounds.
i love guns n roses.. but i dont like the dude that wrote the songs. i love nirvana but dont respect drug addicts… there are plenty of hateful artist whos art i LOVE but whom i cant stand on a personal level.. jack chick is probably my #1. i love his work and his broken view of the world and appreciate his very extreme opinions “artistically”…. but i think the guys is an amazingly horrible/hateful person who stands at the opposite end of just about every personal opinion i have. its a messy and odd and very “unpopular” way to feel about things these days but its just how i feel.
the very very true fact of the matter is… if all the artist you loved actually spoke their minds publicly and talked about their extreme personal opinions.. you would find something completely hateable about each and every one of them.
ill do what i did before and state my very obvious stance again. i support equality for all (including Doug even though he doesn’t feel the same).. and that also includes avoiding my natural instinct to attack those who have a difference of opinion and get my pitch fork out.
the guy has the right to whatever opinions he has, just as much as i have the right to say i think his opinions suck.. but i still respect the guy as an artist and do my best to take the high road, accept that people have different opinions and not start a book burning or grab my pitchfork and torch… because that would make my actions as ugly as his words.