Friday, September 23, 2005


Another so-called "Christian" school has expelled a student because of homosexuality--in this case, the homosexuality of her parents.  Christianity is about love and acceptance.  "They'll know we are Christians by our love" the old hymn goes.  However, the word "love" underwent a profound change during the 80's when Republicans invented the term "tough love" as a way of mitigating their reprehensible tendency to kick people when they're down.  Okay, okay, I don't know if Republicans really did invent the concept of tough love, but it's certainly plausible to think so.  Rather than reach out to someone who is different, to expose them to true Christian values, the principal indulged himself in the dubious luxury of passing judgment.  It is great to be able to transfer and project one's own sinful nature on to someone else, which is precisely what Christ spoke against when He said, "do not look at the speck in your neighbors eye and ignore the log in your own."  Christians are supposed to transfer and project their sinful natures on to Christ alone.

Just as in the Texas case, all the school has done is demonstrate hypocrisy and created a lifetime political enemy in the person of the girl they abused.

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