The Hypocrisy and Inconsistency of Gay Bashing, case #453134

I do not know who Josie Smith-Malave is, apparently she is a contestant in Bravo’s reality show, Top Chef.

Josie is a lesbian, and according to this story (“Top Chef gay-bash victim describes mob’s rage”), she along with her sister and another woman were beaten by an angry mob of teenagers. The reason? Because they are lesbian (well her sister isn’t). I must resist the temptation to dwell on the fact that this intolerable act took place in a blue state.

We have discussed (at length) the truth that homosexuality is a deviation from normal sexual behavior. More to the point, it is condemned in God’s Word (Old and New Testaments), any objection to this by well-intentioned people is nothing more than wishful thinking and a crusade to justify the unjustifiable, not to mention something which requires some exegetical acrobatics.

That being said, the route which these 12 teenagers chose to go is also condemned in Scripture, for Jesus commands us “love your neighbor as yourself” and it is difficult to see how beating someone up can be categorized as “love”.

It would be refreshing to see folks who vehemently speak out against homosexuality stand up and equally speak out against other violations of God’s decrees.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Seeming how this attack took place outside of a bar I wonder if these 12 people also beat up on drunks exiting the bar? Perhaps they singled out a couple heading home for a one night of fornication and beat them up as well?

Of course not, these 2 transgressions hit a bit too close to home, and as far as humans are concerned, we tend to overlook our own sins and point out the ones of others, especially those sins which are more external in their manifestation and which we are not particularly vulnerable to.

Hence the hypocrisy and inconsistency of gay bashing, case#453431.

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3 Responses to The Hypocrisy and Inconsistency of Gay Bashing, case #453134

  1. osipov says:

    Sadly, these teenagers most likely are associated with a church of some type. Fundamentalist anything is never a good thing. Just like when people kill or bomb abortion doctors and clinics. Both are wrong, but how can we – as Christians – justify one wrong with another one?

  2. Laz says:

    Sadly, these teenagers most likely are associated with a church of some type.

    A little presumptuous don’t you think?

    how can we – as Christians – justify one wrong with another one?

    I don’t see how we can, but it is hard for me to believe that the people who do the things you allude to, are truly following after Christ and thus have compassion on the lost.
    Hard to convey compassion when you are either beating someone up or using explosives to do so, don’t you think?

  3. The only “church” that I know of that would encourage behavior like that would be the Westboro “Baptist” Church of crazies headed by the Phelps family. And most Christians condemn their actions and do not want to be associated with them (and likewise, the Phelps clan thinks that everyone from the Amish to the other Baptists are going to hell anyway and want nothing to do with us).

    Bravo on your post though! I thought it was excellent.

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