We’re used to liberals and other pagans advising Christians how to be Christians, usually by admitting the libs are right about everything and the Bible is wrong. But when it comes from a supposed fellow Christian, it’s a little hard to swallow.
Some “missional” preacher–and don’t ask me what that means, this is the first I’ve ever heard of it, it’s probably just another newfangled experiment in para-Christianity–named Lance Ford has complained about Franklin Graham calling on Christians to boycott the Wells Fargo Bank after they ran a commercial featuring a couple of lesbians adopting a little girl. Handing a child over to lesbians doesn’t bother Mr. Ford one iota, but asking Christians to express their opposition to such a thing–well, that bothers him a lot. He calls it meddling, a crime on a par with theft or murder–look, he says it, not me–and has written an article, Hey, Christian Meddler: Stop It! ( http://missionalchurchnetwork.com/hey-christian-meddler-stop-it/#more-4559 )
Dash it all! Can’t you Christians just shut up and let Satan’s servants run the show? If you was real Christians like Mr. Ford, you would just be nice and nicer than nice to everybody, and never say or do anything that someone didn’t like, and you would treat every elected or appointed public servant like an emperor, and you would just never, ever interfere with organized sodomy’s favorite societal re-engineering projects.
It’s just more of the same pietism that got Christians out of public affairs and created a vacuum filled by atheists, to the downright obvious detriment of our civilization.
Was it meddling, Mr. Ford, when Christians, after a long struggle, finally persuaded the British Parliament to outlaw the slave trade? Would you rather they’d just shut up about it, and gone around simpering winsomely to villains?
Today’s great cultural issue is sexual slavery–slavery to sin, slavery to perversion, even to the extent of the slaves’ making war on their own bodies to “change their gender” (but you can’t change even one of your body’s millions of cells from one sex to another). Politicians, academics, school teachers, judges, lawyers, “entertainers,” noozies, and “activists” who promote that slavery are in the business of rounding up souls and herding them to Hell.
I’m inclined to meddle with that to the best of my ability. How about you?