Thursday, May 02, 2013

The illogical left

The long and short of it is this. Jason Collins still claims to be a Christian even though he is openly gay. ESPN asked Broussard to comment on Collins’ claim that one can be both gay and Christian. Broussard answered the question politely and boldly, and he did so as a Christian. In fact, I think he said pretty much what I would have said if I had been asked such a question. You can watch the exchange above, but here’s Broussard in his own words:

Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly, like premarital sex between heterosexuals. If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits. It says that, you know, that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, whatever it maybe, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the bible would characterize them as a Christian.

I’d just like to make an observation about the Broussard kerfuffle. Predictably, his statement elicited knee-jerk condemnation from the liberal establishment. Liberals react and emote rather than think.

What I’d like to point out is that the apoplectic response is irrational even on–indeed, especially on–liberal terms. Notice, at least from what I’ve that the question at issue wasn’t whether sodomy is wrong, but whether sodomy is Christian. Given Christianity, sodomy is wrong. Sodomy is incompatible with Christianity. The question was posed in terms of Christian theology and ethics. That was the frame of reference.

Keep in mind that this is something liberals, especially secular liberals, agree with. If they stopped long enough to wipe the spittle from their lips and think about it, they share Broussard’s view that Scripture condemns sodomy. Considered on Biblical grounds, homosexual behavior is opposed to Christian morality.

Indeed, that’s one of the politically correct reasons that liberals and atheists reject the Bible. They say the Bible is “homophobic.” “Intolerant.” It has this “oppressive, backward code of conduct. They cite that as a reason to reject the Bible. They cite that as a reason to reject Christianity.

In substance, Broussard is saying the very same thing Richard Dawkins is saying.

Of course, there’s a difference: Broussard believes the Bible while Dawkins disdains the Bible, but they both agree on what traditional Christian ethics teaches regarding homosexual conduct.

So why the livid reaction to Broussard’s statement? Because liberals have a conditioned reflex when it comes to its mascotts. But by attacking Broussard, they unwittingly engage in self-condemnation. They are implicitly condemning liberals who condemn Christian ethics for the very reasons Broussard gave.

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