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What Zambia And Russia Can't Teach Us About Discipleship

Flag-map of Zambia

Flag-map of Zambia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On More Christian Politics Without Jesus

The last time I responded to the TGC on “natural law” and the “yuck factor,” I do so only through the blog comment section and a post about Paul Over Jesus.  Unlike Thabiti, I do consider myself a “culture warrior,” just a different kind, I like to call it a “multiculture warfare.”  What is particularly bothersome about Thabiti Anyabwile’s latest post on homosexuality, What Zambia and Russia Can Teach Us About Homosexuality and Gay Rights Debate is the lack of criticism geared toward hegemonic violence.  Anyabwile continues to insist that a return to natural-law arguments would be Christians most effective weapon to win back the culture. In his response to my criticism of such an approach, Thabiti said that if Christians were to bring up Jesus, we would be ridiculed.  What? Christians aren’t part of punch-lines right now? What this reasoning boils down to is more Christian politics without Jesus; Jesus’ life, teaching, and Resurrection are stripped of their meaning as church members trust more in themselves, their “man-power” [Republican leadership, control of the policing forces/military] to hold the culture hostage, to restore a 1950’s Utopia that never was.

Christian politics without Jesus the Messiah is andro-centric hegemony.  Apart from the consequence of backlash (when our “enemies” come to power to exact revenge), the idea that the law ever has to be on “OUR” side is a gross misrepresentation of the traditional Christian sex ethic and those who have pronounced it in prior generations.  The Law is unable to teach self-control, and it definitely not able to compel persons to gain will-power.  The Law is violence, both rhetorical and physical violence, it is an unnecessary evil that can never replace the witness of Jesus’ Priestly Office as our Excellent Teacher and Rabbi or the Christian practices of celibacy and sacrament of marriage between one man and one woman. This witness is a nonviolent witness because it seeks to lead by persuasion and not coercion.  It is a Christ-centered approach, the way of being a disciple of Christ Jesus.

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President Obama And Governor Rick Perry, Please Take A Seat!

It’s gets to be too much work to write a blog post for every stupid thing someone says or does that just annoys me. Rather than that, since I would rather work on other topic, I would like to do a column on who I think needs to take a seat, and be quiet. So, here goes the first edition:

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. President Barack Obama: I know things were not going to go well with his first trip to Africa, since he’s ignored them for about six years.  So Obama tells Africans to stop blaming colonialism for their troubles a few years ago.  Now Professor President BHO tells them Africans over there that their culture is backwater and they need to join modern neoliberalism and make marriage a social marker for economic success for everyone. Obama’s colonizing gaze is just more of the same Wilsonian imperialist progressivism, and it flatly ignores American archconservative Christian involvement in Uganda.  To this, I say to BHO, the gluteus maximus, meet the chair. Take a seat, sir!  Have several of them.

Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the R...

Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Rick Perry was not alone in staying in the headlines in Texas politics, but I am going to have to advise him and his buddy Lieutenant David Dewhurst to find a chair, take a seat, please. No disrespect. Why? Just cuz.

3. The white people and white conservative talking heads making fun of Rachel Jeantel. She speaks three languages. Hannity? O’Reilly? College and high school dropouts. These are the same white people who have given us Honey Boo Boo, Moonshiners, and Duck Dynasty? really? really? HAVE A SEAT AND TAKE AS MANY AS YOU NEED PLEASE!

4. Paula Deen Supporters crying foul. Look, the government nor Black Twitter had nothing to do with your heroine’s downfall. The free market took care of her. Take your crocodile tears and place your bottom in a chair, mouths closed. Thanks. Kay. Goodbye.

English: Lieutenant Governor of Texas David De...

English: Lieutenant Governor of Texas David Dewhurst (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. So-called social justice advocates who were rejoicing over the Supreme Court’s rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA. Look, the DOMA case just proves my point that marriage is an economic arrangement, the part of DOMA that was rejected was about BENEFITS not anything about the nature of sexuality or whatever. But anyhow, SCOTUS on Monday struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and it didn’t take long for the relevant states to start more voter suppression . So, for all those silent “allies’ out there, I want ya’ll to take a seat in the corner, in timeout. You need it.

 

 

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