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.
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[edit: you know, there’s always a potential for misunderstanding or misinterpretation of intent… one cannot always accuarately read or write emotion – but I wish to assure you, Sarah, and anyone else, I guess, that I reply in love, I write in love and am not haughty or angry or whatever other negative emotion or message I might seem to be conveying – I am intending to convey with great passion the great love wherewith the Lord loves me and love us all – and after all these conversations, I’m not fighting you, Sarah – I really do appreciate you. That’s why I write to you, think of you and do pray the very best for you. —ps]
I have been mulling this comment over for the last few days. I will never stop telling the Truth for the Truth saved me. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the Father but by Me.”
O, I know the Truth – the truth is powerful – The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
You infer that I am an ICE – thus you prove my point – and I’m not surprised. I know that many people would say such things would hate Christians — would call them names and on and on – for the Lord did say that people would hate His believers for His sake – that they would be hated and despised for His sake.
You’ve been given opportunity to say what you will in “my house” on the net. You label me and you assume a lot. But you do not know some of the things you say… you do not know who we have had in our home, for example – for if you did, you would not say that I/we literally shun people from our home. For I tell you the truth, we have had many people from many walks of life in our home over the years and will continue — for we trust in the Lord and trust Him to guide and provide. And if He has someone come into our home, then we trust there is a reason and that reason is that that person needs the love of Jesus or has the love of Jesus and needs refreshment, encouragement or whatever. So, no… you do not know.
I have also not shunned you from sharing your opinion… and you have actually proven my point. You have labeled me – saying that I know my truth, saying that I am an ICE saying that I have an agenda, inferring that I think I love God more or ‘righter’ than anybody else, etc., etc. I did not ever say that, infer it or think it. Those are your personal accusations. And I have given you space here to share what you think. And I do not call you names, or shun you, or tell you that you are an extreme anything.
But, I will say that I do know the Truth. For He died to save sinners, He died to set sinners free from the law of sin and death. O, I know the Truth. I was lost and now I’m found. O, I know the Truth… the Truth was mocked and scourged, the Truth was crucified, died, was buried, rose again the third day, is alive, ascended into heaven , and lives today. O, I know Him. I know the Truth, the truth that sets men free from the crafty lies of the devil and from the bondage of sin and death; O, I know the truth – that without faith, it is impossible to please God. O, I know the truth. Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly.
O, I know the Truth. I love the Truth. The truth blotted out the ordinances which were against us. The Truth allows us to forgive, the Truth gives us hope, the Truth brings us life, the Truth paid the price we could never pay and the Truth is our only hope – it is built on nothing less than His love and righteousness. The Truth is our light – He is our life. O, I know the Truth and you can know the Truth, too. Today. You can know the Truth today. Behold He stands at the door and knocks.
You may already know the Truth and are just arguing with me for argument’s sake – I do not know…. But this I know: I was lost and now I’m found – I was blind and now I see – I was without hope and now I not only have hope but I have joy eternal. Yes, I know the Truth. I will never stop telling people I know the Truth. For Jesus is the Truth and I know Him and I love Him.
I pray you do, too.
God bless you – love, pamela
Just a little thought here. In YOUR opinion, based on the parts of the bible you choose to accept (or made up) calls many people “abominations”. I myself would rather be called homophobic than an abomination. How do you expect to reach people that you literally shun from your home?
This is the problem with your version of Christianity (irrational extremist). You pick parts out of the bible (or make parts up) that fit YOUR agenda, YOUR world view, and YOUR frame of reference as much as any other extremist does. Including Muslims. You do more to drive people away from the love of Jesus Christ than you do to encourage it.
Irrational Christian Extremists do not own, know, or love God more or “righter” than anybody else who loves their creator. How dare you say that you do? If it’s because you follow a book put to paper by man (with HUNDREDS of interpritations/versions) “better” than the rest of us my dear, you are worshiping an idol. Which those of us who actually love God and mankind don’t mind if that’s what floats your boat. But stop telling everyone you know THE Truth. You know YOUR truth.
Thanks, I bookmarked this to read again!
Excellent post! VERY true! I read that article on WND and had the same reaction.