Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From Darkness into Light.

While trawling around the internet in search of the sin in people’s lives I chanced upon a delightfully nasty site, featuring a post headed “Hate crimes bill - bad news for believers”.

The author, whose professed aim is to “speak the truth in love, edify, bless and transform this local body of Christ”, offers an alarming warning that the right of conservative Christians to incite hatred (in love, of course) towards homosexual and transgendered persons might soon be brought to end by an act of Congress. GAFCON Bible-believers have indeed every reason to be concerned by this prospect, since if prevented from taunting, vilifying and discriminating against their fellow human beings it’s hard to see how their faith could survive. After all, what would little David Virtue have left to write about? Or all the pent-up energy of the wild and crazy gang commenting regularly at Viagraville could prove positively dangerous - some of them might well explode!

Indeed, I was just about to work myself into the obligatory rage at the mere prospect of this terrible restriction on the non-contextual preaching and practice of Leviticus, when I chanced to see the next post at this lyceum of learning, entitled “We are only what we are in the dark.”

That’s so true, I shouted out aloud. It really is only in the dark that our true and basest natures are completely revealed: for example anyone staying after sunset at the St. Onuphrius' Rectory soon realizes I’m a lean, mean, doctrinally-sound Christian love machine. While some other people are just grubby little passive-aggressive homophobes. And take it from me: they're even worse if you then try and turn the lights on.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.


June Butler said...

Fr Christian, I never knew! No one ever told ME. I thought my posing as a pious Christian woman in the light of day or electric lights counted for something - especially when I was in church, which I am every chance I get. It was way past time for me to know the truth, and I thank you for your courage in speaking that truth to me in your usual tender and loving manner. I am edified and transformed.

Doorman-Priest said...

What is the world coming to? Even here a straight Godly couple who only want to bring up a child in the Old Testament way of "spare the rod and spoil the child" can't adopt for all those gay paedos getting in first.

Leonard said...

How can these people call themselves Christians as they go about encouraging sinfilled seductions of heterosexual men and women who are trying to ¨do¨ right and know the difference already?

Of course, there otta be a law to STOP unisex behavior/shopping and haircutting of all kinds...I think we´ve let this co-mingling get way out of control and I say STOP IT NOW before someone gets hurt!

Samuel P. Rhinehearting