James Spaith with his homosexual partner Carlos (picture left). Bill Whatcott and his wife Joni (picture right).
These on again off again Facebook friends are complete opposites on every level. Bill believes in God, believes
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, believes the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and Bill looks at life through
the lense of a conservative Christian worldview. James is a "proud" homosexual, a pro-Obama Democrat, and a
vocal atheist. Can these two really be friends?
James Spaith sent me a "friend" request two years ago after he heard about my successful missionary endeavour to the Vancouver Homosexual Shame Parade in August 2014. To read how I successfully handed out 2500 "Gospel Condoms" at the Vancouver Homosexual Shame parade and how with the help of a number of supporters, four courageous Christian friends, and by the grace of God, turned an otherwise bad scene into something positive go here: viewtopic.php?t=10188
Of course I accepted.....
Anyways, over the years James seems to have followed my ministry with some interest. He often argues on my threads, taking the homosexual activist and pro-death position on moral and social issues,whether it is homosexual marriage, abortion or euthanasia. James claims to be libertarian and pro-free speech, but he is not always consistent in expressing those values. James argued in favour of having Kim Davis removed from her position as a Kentucky Court Clerk and incarcerated when she upheld her state constitution and duty as a Christian citizen by refusing to issue homosexual marriage license. James also supported the state of Oregon and its imposition of a whopping $135,000 fine on the Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, after they declined to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding, citing their belief that it would be a sin for them to serve such an event.
While James is generally polite and is even capable of being gentlemanly when debating controversial topics, on a couple of occasions he and his friends have reported my posts and have gotten them censored. Usually my posts containing graphic medical pictures of STIs contracted through homosexual sex are the ones that really offend James and his friends and those are the posts that seem to provoke their demands for censorship. As one can see while James is better than most homosexuals when it comes to having a libertarian attitude towards those whom he disagrees with, his commitment to personal liberty definitely has its limits if those values conflict with his homosexual identity politics.
At any rate James had an illiberal moment a few weeks back when he reported my accurate picture of anal cancer. To see the accurate medical picture that James reported; an affliction that is 30 times more prevalent amongst homosexual men than the general population go here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10505
I was very unhappy with James reporting my post so I unfriended him. In my view he knows my views and my posting habits, and he has been free to disagree with me on my page with very few restrictions, beyond the restrictions of anyone else who visits my space, and then he chooses to visit my page and report my pics that he dislikes???!!!!
Anyways, after unfriending him, I did feel kind of bad and sort of missed James as he was mostly respectful, articulate, and friendly and generally not into censorship on my page. After a couple weeks I sent him a message to see if he would promise to no longer report my posts then we could be friends again....
I thought he promised not to report my pics anymore, but I guess his answer was a little more ambiguous than I realized. When I realized he still wanted to exercise his right to report my posts, I exercised my right to unfriend him again.
At any rate after I unfriended James he sent me a message beseeching me to be more tolerant and not unfriend him. I explained to James it wasn't his views, or even the fact that he is sinning against God by embracing the homosexual lifestyle, but rather I don't want to be his friend if he is going to report my posts. To that end James promised to not report my posts anymore. Here it is:
So with this agreement between us, James is my Facebook friend again...... "John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children."
Matthew 11:18, 19