Shock and awe

In keeping with my all things controversial theme, I was stunned to read a commentary by crazy Rick Warren’s wife, Kay. I actually agreed with her. There were a ton of great responses, which you can read for yourself. And then there was this one that stuck out like…well, something that would stick out a lot. Like a smudge of crimson among a sea of orange. See below.

“When the misguided pastor’s wife refers to those who “claim to be followers” of Christ, she is implying that if we do not join in this “struggle” with HIV, then we are not truly what we claim. As a Christian, I take offense at this. HIV is a medical condition, no more a crisis than cancer, blindness or a host of other unfortunate ailments that torment mankind. True Christians are moved by Christ’s compassion to help those in need who may cross our paths, regardless of the ailment. Just because HIV has been earmarked as a “gay” disease in the past, does not mean we are to bow before it. There is a hidden agenda here, one which would have Christians not only be kind to gays outside the church, but to accommodate gays in the church as though they could actually be a part of spiritual union with Christ. The Bible does not condone sin in any form, and is very clear on God’s opinion of this particular sin. Those who do not see this, choose not see it because of their spiritual rebellion. The deluded pastor’s wife should recognize that she is being used to deceive many, and should repent while there is yet time.”
Brenton Hunter, Dallas, Texas

Ouch. Everyone take two giant steps back from Brenton. And when I say giant, I mean we should end up on Pluto.

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Posted on June 6, 2006, in Rant, Sparkle Pants does Politics, Sparkle Pants does Religion. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Shock and awe.

  1. I didn’t read the commentary, so maybe I don’t get it. But what exactly does HIV being labeled a “gay” disease in the past have to do with the battle of HIV/AIDS today? Especially when thinking about the “struggle” in say, Africa. Maybe because Brenton lives in Texas he doesn’t have to deal with this struggle. Maybe if he ever catches this “ailment” then he will have medications and treatments readily available to him that will help save his life.

    But (if nothing else) he should think about these two things, if cancer wasn’t treated as a crisis at one point in time, there wouldn’t be the medical advancements there are now. He would not survive one bout with that cancert. And if he were ti contract HIV while living in Africa, the medications would not be readily available to him as they are in Texas and he would again, not survive.

    And yet there are steps that have been taken, and can still be taken, to help lessen these chances. Each step has made living with either one a little more humane. Has made the chance for survival a great deal more than before. Does he not see the Christianity in that?

  2. The commentary is that we, as Christians, need to do more for people with AIDS because we are seriously dropping the ball. Kay Warren used a woman in Africa as an example, a woman who was chased from her home and whose temporary stick home was mysteriously burned after the people in the area found out she had AIDS. This guy is completely out in left field.

  3. The world will surely be coming to and end soon, right? I read it and agreed too. I mean, not with the religious bit but in general, I thought she was right on the money.

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