Mr. Bayne wants us to know that he didn't mean that we should take his comments literally
"We are a Christian nation based upon the foundation of free will and individualism," Bayne said in the new press release on Monday. "People know this, and those who have come here from other countries to practice a religion other than Christianity, know and desire this as well. The comparison between Parks and Robertson is based on the recent persecution of Christians, and not in skin color or literal comparison."
And here I was thinking we lived in a country founded on the fact that we are allowed to worship - or not worship - however we choose. According to Bayne, that means you are apparently perfectly free to choose any Christian denomination you would like.
"To me, not knowing him, it is clear that he wanted to expose the, what I call, persecution of people who are open Christians. What better way to do it than in an open interview not on your television show so A&E can't argue some breach of contract," Bayne told TPM. "So having seen that I believe and I thought it was complimentary to Rosa Parks because I see Rosa Parks as a courageous person that stood up in the face of a system that was bad and said hey, enough is enough."
Gosh, I sure hope those poor persecuted Christians can somehow manage to struggle through the same segregation and mistreatment under the law that other racial groups have endured.