Saturday, August 25, 2012

He had a backpack full of chicken sandwiches

Earlier this month, an attack on the 'conservative values' Family Research Center by a lone guman was barely covered by the mainstream media. A security guard was shot in the arm as he wrestled with the attacker who had a backpack full of Chic-Fil-A sandwiches—the company that took a lot of flak for their position of supporting traditional marriage. That's the reason the sandwiches weren't KFC.

The Media Research Center, a group that monitors media coverage bias, reported that few of the major news outlets covered the story, and even those that did give it time, did not reveal that the shooter was a volunteer employee at the Wash. DC LGBT Community Center. Imagine if the shooter had been a conservative Christian attacking an LGBT office. The media would have been all over the story as a hate crime—calling it domestic terrorism.

It is not my intention to lambast media bias, but to point out another sign of our times. In our culture of open-mindedness and tolerance, those who are out of sync with the mainstream morals (or lack thereof) will be considered intolerant. And intolerance is intolerable. “Woe to those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter” (Is. 5:20).


  1. Greg,

    What if we Christians decided to be Jesus to the LGBTQ (the "Q" if for "questioning") community by responding to their particular, social issues in such a manner that they abandoned their hostility to our "lifestyle" so that they could get to know the One Who inspires our responses?

    Much of our "knee-jerk" responses to social issues further convince the world that least, the "Jesus" we a bigot, a fascist, a racist, a miser, and a narcissist. Who would care to want to know him, then?

    We need some big thinkers and anointed activators who can take big problems by the horns and wrestle them down to the a form of worship to our God.

    Is anybody out there?


  2. You are right.

    Chad Thompson, author of "Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would", has tried to bridge the gap between the evangelical world and the gay and lesbian community, and to challenge conservative Christians to put aside preconceived ideas and show the gay community the love of Jesus.