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.