Just when the drama from all that began to recede, a new article came out saying horrible things about a popular Christian comedian.
We barely had time to congratulate ourselves on our moral excellence in the first two cases before a third fell into our pious laps.
Now we must quickly frame incendiary tweets to make sure that the new meat is publicly shamed beyond redemption and he is unable to make a living and hopefully, unable to buy groceries without a disguise.
It’s not enough to publicly call people to repentance anymore…they must be destroyed.
We’ll go back however many decades is necessary to find reasons to do so.
Redemption is not our problem.
We have our standards.
If someone offends you, ruin them thoroughly.
Now, Patterson needed to resign and that culture needs to change.
Any place abuse is enabled, a light must be shined upon it.
Roseanne needed called out for her mouth, but the last time I checked TV’s enabled you to change the channel.
The “Christian” comedian is accused of being a bad guy, but his crimes have not been fully disclosed.
It won’t matter…accusations are enough these days.
When I called out people here, the objective was to call people to repentance and hope for reconciliation with God and man.
Systems needed to be changed…attitudes needed to be changed.
They still do.
However, advocating for change is different from wanting to destroy people and wipe the memory of their existence from the earth.
Mob rule is great as long as you’re part of the mob…but when the mob runs out of targets they look among themselves for one.
It could be me…it could be you.
Maybe you have lived a pristine life free of conflict and sin, but I barely get through each day without shipwreck.
The only standard I meet is that I’m a pretty good repenter…because I’ve had a ton of practice.
When I claim the moral high ground it’s with fear and trembling and the knowledge that high ground induces vertigo in me.
Social media enables to us to ruin people more quickly than we can stack their scorned carcasses.
Scorn is the end of that process.
It supposed to be the beginning of the process for the church.
If you see me on that stack remind me of Jesus…and I’ll do the same for you.
Redemption is His specialty.
I’ve heard He’s not on Twitter…
Make your own application…