Every now and then a case comes along that punctuates the reality of ‘the marketing of evil.’ Though it’s been awhile since I read the book by David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil, I’ve not forgotten the content nor has the impact of the book diminished – it’s interesting how the book shed a bright light on our society and the clever destruction or dissolution of foundational, Biblical and societal truths.
I happened to be browsing the Worldnet Daily site – browsing the news for the financial debacle of our nation and attempting to read something other than the egregious behaviour of mayors, governors and other elected officials and ‘religious leaders’ and happened upon an article about a librarian and an ongoing secsual harassment case. Seems that the librarian was recommending a book — the aforementioned, The Marketing of Evil, and was instantly verbally assaulted and accused of secsual harassment and a colleague even claimed that he no longer felt safe doing his job. Incredible. Over a book recommendation – a recommendation that was made bcz the required reading list was polarized that it needed an alternative.
This, from the WND site article:
As WND reported previously, one of the homosexual professors, J.F. Buckley, in a March 9, 2006, e-mail, reacted this way to Savage’s recommendation of Kupelian’s book: “As a gay man I have long ago realized that the world is full of homophobic, hate-mongers who, of course, say that they are not. So I am not shocked, only deeply saddened – and THREATENED [sic] – that such mindless folks are on this great campus. … You have made me fearful and uneasy being a gay man on this campus. I am, in fact, notifying the OSU-M campus, and Ohio State University in general, that I no longer feel safe doing my job. I am being harassed.”
Seriously, I’m floored at the lawsuits, the huge leaps and assumptions made by those who hate ‘conservative’ thought, hate moral absolutes and appear to hate Christians. I’m also amazed that an adult man would be afraid simply based on hearing another man, a colleague, offer the title of a book that carries a differing opinion. That man’s afraid (so he says) and yet he’s labeling his colleague phobic. The line of reasoning is just preposterous.
It’s amazing and silly to me at the same time that when one says that something is not right, morally wrong or whatever — they’re instantly labeled homophobic. Same/afraid. Afraid of homo_______. Now isn’t that peculiar and actually quite ridiculous at the same time. Just because someone holds to something that’s contrary to a belief of another does not mean they’re *afraid* of that belief – but that’s dialectic praxis. Say something often enough and it will be believed or accepted. So… homophobia; that’s the label.
Well, that’s a stupid label and a very stupid assumption. It can only mean one thing and that is that there is nothing there. Bullies who have no merit to their fight always play rough and dirty, bullies always make baseless attacks — but they do have a reason for their bullying – they demand attention (and get it) and demand their way (regardless who they crush or how they crush them in the process) with total disregard for the Truth.
So the next time someone calls you homophobic when you say that some forms of conduct or behaviour or whatever are contrary to God’s design, just tell them the truth: you are not afraid of same_____ as homo = same / phobia = fear suggests. Don’t accept the branding – it’s done in ignorance and pride. Little children do that – they call names when they feel threatened or when someone doesn’t take their side. It is not being afraid of something that makes one state facts… it’s simply seeing things as God’s Word says they are — stating that something is simply contrary to God’s design and is abomination bcz it is contrary to His divine design.
The charges leveled and the demands made are not demands for tolerance, they’re demands for acceptance — acceptance and validation. Trouble is, there’s a huge difference between rejecting lies and rejecting people. I an reject a lie, a sinful behaviour, a way contrary to design, but that in no way means I am rejecting the person — else I wouldn’t be able to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
So, don’t wear or be offended by the ad hominem attack and label, homophobic, bcz you say something negative about the practice of homosecsuality or that it’s biblically wrong. That label is erroneous and ignorantly childish. You’ll still hear it, though, because it’s at the top of the agenda.