Roland Martin wrote me an angry email response hours before I posted the video below. Roland’s email is below the fold, but watch my exchange with him and judge for yourselves. I will write more later on my impressions of our discussion, and post Roland’s own writings that prompted my questions. And I will post more in the coming weeks of my interview with the always illuminating Martin. But for now, (and if you can’t view the embed) watch the video here:
Roland S. Martin
I read your blog post and it was utter BULLSHIT.
Yes, I said it. And for you to post a lie is utterly offensive.
Lie #1. He “weirdly explaining how his wife helped gay men” I never said she
helped gay men do anything. I told a story of ONE man who came to my wife.
ONE. So how in the hell did you all of a sudden make this plural?
Lie #2. Helped gay men come to Jesus.” The man who came TO HER was already
saved. He was already a Christian. He already committed his life to Christ.
He was already a member of the church. So how in the world did she lead them
to Jesus when they were already with Jesus?
I say the next item was a total and pathetic distortion. “convincing them to
abstain from sex.” I also spoke of single individuals who engage in
pre-marital sex. I see you didn’t say a word about that.
Do I mind discussing this issue? No. But don’t you dare spread a lie. ANYONE
who listens to the video will hear what you have alleged, and what I have
stated in this email.
But hey, why should I be shocked when the premise of your question was
already a lie, which you clearly stated in the video.
And it’s clear that you had your own agenda. You approached me on a number
of issues, but your real agenda was this issue. Hey, fine. But next time,
don’t waste my damn time asking me a bunch of stuff about the Democrats just
to get around to the gay issue. Just be a man and come out from the get-go
with the questions you really want to ask.
This was totally unprofessional, and I expect you to correct your lies.
That’s what any real journalist would do.
Roland S. Martin