Tuesday, October 04, 2005

More morons hurting the Christian brand

I do think that Christians should band together to create some sort of regulating body to ensure our brand doesn't get irreperably harmed by other brothers and sisters claiming the Christian label, but saying moronic things.

Exhibit A: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, himself African-American, argued that the firestorm surrounding Bill Bennett's racist statements that aborting black babies would lower crime rates was simply an attempt to stop "white, conservative Republicans from speaking the truth about black America." Because the truth is that blacks - "not all, not all, not all -- but most of them lack moral character. Look what they did to the Dome. In three days they turned the Dome into a ghetto." I'm sure Martin Luther King would be proud of Rev. Peterson today.

Exhibit B: He's got his daddy's name, but he doesn't have the same gift. Monday, Evangelist Franklin Graham speaking about Hurricane Katrina told an audience at Liberty University that "there's been satanic worship. There's been sexual perversion. God is going to use that storm to bring revival. God has a plan. God has a purpose." I guess the apple got kicked once it fell to the ground because it sure sounds like Graham is suggesting God controlled Hurricane Katrina and its destruction of New Orleans. Which begs the question, if New Orleans really made God angry in the Sodom and Gemorrah sense, why did it swerve at the last minute and not bring its full force to bear on the city, thereby ensuring some of the city would be untouched? Why was it that only the poor and most vulnerable were left to deal with the force and aftermath of the hurricane? Sure doesn't sound like Jesus to me...