Or does he?
The bully who made a video of himself berating a young female employee of Chick-Fil-A is now whining that he has had ''death threats'' from people who objected to his behavior. And he complains about his firing from the business for which he was CFO.
It seems he can 'dish it out', especially when his target is a polite and harmless girl, but he can't take it.
I remember reading of many instances where some 'mad-dog liberal' or frothing lefty does or says something that seems deliberately meant to provoke ire from the Right, or from Whites, or Christians (or all three). In all such instances, when the hoped-for response comes, and the response is angry or abusive, the lefty purports to have gotten ''hate mail'' or ''death threats''. I've grown very skeptical about this kind of thing. I often wonder if, as with so many 'hate crime' claims, the threats are self-authored -- if they exist at all. This is a classic lefty tactic; it turns attention back on themselves, and makes them ''victims'', diverting attention away from the real victims.
Lefties often use the tactic, in public demos and protests, of trying to elicit force from the police or others (business owners, etc.) so that they can then cry victimhood themselves, and make their opponents the villains. They love playing the put-upon-victim.
So I take Mr. ''Smith'' and his claims with a grain of salt.
If anybody on our side did send threats to him or his family, they were wrong to do so. But he should not be allowed to portray Christians or others who disagree with him as 'evil bigots' who would try to harm him, physically -- at least without some proof.
Were his employers right to fire him? Yes. If he had to make his juvenile statement by harassing some young minimum wage employee, who is in no way responsible, he should have at least refrained from gloating over it by posting it on You Tube. And if he just had to do it, he should have done it on his own time, not on company time. Can he really be this clueless, or did he think his employers would applaud him?
In his video, he claimed he was heterosexual and a family man, yet his Facebook page indicated otherwise, and said he was interested in men. No doubt he will say that evil bigots hacked his Facebook page or something.
I didn't read many of the comments at The Blaze; there were 700+ comments at the time I read it. I saw that a few Christian commenters proclaimed they 'forgave' him and said that all Christians must do so. Really? Repentance and a request to be forgiven must precede forgiveness. He has not repented, but continues to justify himself and to bear false witness.
I don't think Christians are compelled to forgive everyone automatically. First of all, the young woman, Rachel, was the party most wronged; it is her choice to forgive if and when he asks her to do so. He claims he tried to see her but she would not see him, or wasn't allowed to. Whatever you say, Adam.
But as for me, as a Christian, it's not for me to offer 'forgiveness' to him, much less to publicly do so. I was not the recipient of the wrong, although you might say that Smith and people like him, especially the 'Kiss-in' protesters and their sympathizers, are my personal enemies because they seem to hate all I stand for, and all I hold most dear. They are often bitter enemies of Christ as well as full of loathing for Christians and all normal people. Their actions are obviously designed to outrage, discomfit, and scandalize Christians and families. They cannot be so oblivious so as not to see the result of their over-the-top behavior. They know what they are doing, and the response they get is expected, and probably provides gratification to them. They see it as a victory.
They first need to repent of their bitterness and their fostering of discord in and destruction of our society before we are called to 'forgive' them in a fit of super-piety.