We're all for freedom of speech, and allowing Muehlenberg free reign with his outrageous homophobic bigotry, but when he sets about savaging real people, and damaging their reputations, we really do need to speak out.
In "It's all about me: Another Christian Celeb bites the dust", Muehlenberg attacks Trey Pearson, a Christian rocker who has recently come out as gay. Muehlenberg does so by framing his piece with what he says is a statement from Trey Pearson:
I am never going to be able to change how I am, and no matter how healthy our relationship becomes, it’s never going to change what I know deep down: that I am attracted to children…. (Bill Muehlenberg quoting Trey Pearson)Although Muehlenberg then admits that Pearson never said anything of the sort, he deliberately misquotes Pearson to draw a moral equivalence between being gay and being a paedophile: that's being in a loving and consensual same-sex relationship, and raping children.
And Muehleberg's outrageous false analogy is so successful that JT Pearse then comments:
So abominably tragic. It may be paedophilia for him next, anyway.Clearly this person believes that Pearson is only one step away from raping kids.
It has to be said that this kind of low libel is illegal, and it's astonishing that Trey Pearson and his legal team aren't taking action to sue Muehlenberg. This kind of scurrilous attack is not just beyond decency and beyond social acceptability, it's also beyond the boundaries of the law. It's time Muehlenberg was brought to justice for his many attacks on innocent people.