Southern Baptist Functionary Downplays Opposition To Gay Marriage.
In a videotaped response to the Supreme Court decision authorizing gay marriage, Southern Baptist functionary Russell Moore counseled that a pastor that was gloomy or angry in response was not exhibiting the spirit of the Gospel.
Therefore, was Christ not reflecting the Gospel when He drove the moneychangers from the Temple as He flipped over tables and drove them from the premises at the receiving end of a knotted chord?
Moore further reflected that we must not succumb to the American mode of anger where we demonize our enemies.
Does Moore mean in a way similar to the disparaging characterizations he has made regarding Christians that listen to Conservative talk radio and are reluctant to take down the Confederate flag?
Perhaps Dr. Moore would prefer that we adopt the ghetto mode of anger given his preference for that demographic as of late where we would loot the inventory of a local merchant that has nothing to do with the dispute setting off such upheaval.
Of would the Al Qada mode of anger be more appropriate where jetliners are flown into skyscrapers?
The strength of Protestant Evangelical scholarship has been an enthusiasm for what words mean.
At the core of the word “demonize” is “demon”.
Shouldn't those bent of destroying God's intended order for humanity be opposed strongly?
If you aren't going to get upset about that intent, there really isn't anything to get jacked out of shape about.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.