Monday, February 16, 2009

Christian Hypocrisy

LuvWorkingAtHome has a new video up entitled “Being Called Uncle Tom Is a Compliment.” Luv has now read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe and is full of praise of the book. Let me be clear right now that I, for once, happen to agree with Luv. However, what I find truly fascinating is her statement, “This book raised the awareness of the cruelty and evil of slavery.” Again, while I agree with Luv’s statement, she does not seem to realize the hypocrisy of it when one considers many of Luv’s other videos. 

Here’s an example. In her video “Elizabeth Hasselbeck Phony Christian & Star Parker Schools View on Biblical Family,” Luv ranted on about Elizabeth Hasselbeck not defending Star Parker’s views about same-sex marriage (she’s against it – surprise!). Elizabeth said she struggled with this issue because the Bible says that you love God, but you also love your neighbor. Luv chastised Elizabeth for not quoting the scriptures accurately. 

Luv states:

“You love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and body, and then you love your neighbor as yourself. You love God first though. You listen to what he said, what his opinion is, what his position on the issue is. God said homosexuality is an abomination to him. You cannot go contrary to that. You love God by following his ways. His ways are supposed to be your ways. You follow him.” 

So the first time I am somewhat proud of Elizabeth, it turns out she’s being a bad Christian, according to Luv. Go figure! However, I digress. The point I’m making is that, for LuvWorkingAtHome, the words of her ever precious Bible and God are totally accurate and should be followed where they suit Luv’s prejudices and bigotry. However, nowhere in the Bible does it condemn slavery. Nowhere does it say that slavery is evil. In fact, both God and Jesus condone slavery from one end of the book to the other. But because slavery is something that Luv is strongly against, regardless of the Bible, slavery is evil. This is called cherry picking, Luv. 

Slavery was established by decree of Almighty God. It is sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments, from Genesis to Revelation - - Jefferson Davis     

1 comment:

salient said...

Well said!

Signed, BB-in-disguise