Until know I’ve managed to ignore the whole Chick-Fil-A debate but this week something else happened that I couldn’t ignore and the two incidents stem from the same issue.
It all started when I saw this story from fellow blogger Kurt Willems on his site, “The Pangea Blog”
I re-tweeted the link with the simple comment “Shocking” and thought that would be the end of it, until a few hours later when I received this reply on my twitter feed from @jaczaja;
@laurencsheil @KurtWillems That’s shocking? You must not live near Deepswamp, GA. I personally know KKK-“important” citizens.
When I responded that I thought that was just sad I received this further explanation.
@laurencsheil Know a newspaper publisher kept his Klan suit in his office until 2002. The fight is not over.
Add that to the endless Chick-Fil-A debacle and it’s enough to make a Jesus loving, bible study theology nerd like me apoplectic!
At the end of the day both incidents come down to the same issue. It’s bigotry plain and simple!
And it’s not just the so called Christian Right that can claim a monopoly here. I also follow a group that calls itself The Christian Left (@TheChristianLft) that I am sad to say has only tended to add fuel to the debate with its own brand of left wing bigotry. Case in point, this photo posted on their facebook page earlier this week;
This kind of thing may seem funny to some but trust me, the people you need to convince aren’t laughing. We all need to take a step back, collect ourselves and come to the table, with open hearts and bibles in hand willing to enter into a constructive and loving debate and stop posting caricatures and parodies of one other.
Frankly I don’t know if Jesus hates fags or not, I’ve never had the chance to ask him. But that’s not the point. What I do know is that Jesus prayed for the unity of his church and there are about as many versus in the bible that support Christian’s openly slandering one another on any point of theology as there are stories about unicorns! (I looked it up, there are no unicorns in the bible just incase you were wondering)
Enough is enough!
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”[John 13:34.35]