Republican and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele … I’m on the same page with him regarding evangelicals and any other society of Christians intentionally looking the other way.
“After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter? The grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter? The outright behavior and lies don’t matter? Just shut up.”
Seems to me that only crowd that worships political correctness are the same ones who themselves want to use violence and exclusion as their practice of an imperial form of brotherly love.
How about “Christiano-Fascist” for Kindergarten Christians who are giving politicians and preachers foolish talking points? These are the folks stuck in the Chapel of the Kindergarten Believers where all the preacher knows how to do is whine about how the rest of us don’t believe election-winners are put in place by God.
Remember that The Father is watching. We are all falling sparrows. And none of us fall far from the Tree. If it is in your heart that the Father has approved of such a bigoted declaration or if you have been taught that the Holy Spirit prompts, leads and guides every sermon and political utterance from the born-again, then you belittle The Father with your assumptions.
Take the following advice based on the 5th Chapter of Hebrews:
… those put in charge of things pertaining to God on behalf of the flock absolutely have to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward. This because they themselves are subject to weakness. They who talk to you of making sacrifice for your sins must make sacrifice for their own as well.
One does not presume to take the honor of speakership but only when called of God, as was Aaron. This of course means that the same sense of calling that aroused your preacher is a sense you yourself are fully capable and able to experience.
… unless that is hard for you to understand about yourselves and you lack the personal faith needed to do so.
Many have become dull in understanding – lazy even – and have given away too much personal will to preachers with kindergarten talking points.
By now you ought to be teachers yourselves rather than lazy Christians who go to meeting and let someone else do all the talking.
Perhaps you are one of those who need someone else to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God.
Perhaps you believe that the shallowest among you who nevertheless are able to memorize verses are the most justified because The Father places the highest regard on they who memorize the most.
If you regard yourself spiritually mature rather than a spiritual infant, are not such preachers the least able to respond to your need for milk?
They encourage you to believe that you are receiving solid food from them. You must however pay attention. They preach to you as if you were still infants, unskilled in the word of righteousness. They preach pablum because that’s all they’ve got.
If the best your preacher or your pious Christian politician can do is to declare that human immorality is more of a threat to the United States than terrorism, perhaps you’d best understand this: They who say such stuff still need milk themselves. Solid food is for the mature; those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
That’s what it says in Hebrews 5.
I found it there, figured it out and believed it before any milk-needer could tell me that my conclusions are not “biblical” … whatever that means.