Saturday, December 3, 2011

Either completely clueless or subtely ironic

Paul Blair Warns That "The Devil" Is Behind Gay Rights, Culture
Submitted by Brian Tashman on December 2, 2011 - 2:16pm

Oklahoma pastor Paul Blair joined Family Research Council president Tony Perkins today on Washington Watch Weekly to discuss his plans to run for office after speaking out against a proposal to add protections for sexual orientation in Oklahoma City’s anti-discrimination policy. Blair has tried to frame himself as a pastor who just happened to become involved in politics after he allegedly received threats after he denounced the measure, but as Kyle notes, he has a long history of working with anti-gay zealots like Sally Kern, Janet Porter and Perkins.
While speaking with Perkins, Blair claimed that American “culture is under attack” as “we’ve gone from True Grit to Brokeback Mountain.” In his discussion of the anti-discrimination proposal, Blair asserted that “the Devil” is leading the attack on the “realms of the home and the church” through the government.

Listen:   There is no picture, just sound

Our culture is under an attack. Just think in our lifetimes we have gone from an Ozzie and Harriet generation to a Desperate Housewives generation, we’ve gone from True Grit to Brokeback Mountain. Who’s supposed to stand for morality in our culture?
As Christians have abandoned the God-established realm of government, the Devil has been more than happy to fill that vacuum and now he is using government to attack the other realms of the home and the church. And we certainly are under attack.

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Ok, now, I've yet to hve the chance to see Broke Back Mountain.  Sorry, just haven't had that chance yet.  It's one of those that's slipped by.  But, what I recall of the movie, it's about two men in a small mountain town who are basically law abiding upstanding individuals.
 let's contrast that with "True Grit".

True Grit starts out as a man is murdered.  His murderer rides off free.  The local law enforcement individual is a drunk, slob, and foul mouthed.  He demands payment to do his job, a bribe really, then tries to welch. 

The heroine of the movie is a 14 year old who is forced to deal with the business community, intent upon cheating her, as her mother is 'constitutionally unable' to do so. 

For her attempts to find the murder of her father, she is spanked, abandoned, kidnapped, a rape is attempted, she is nearly killed far too often, and in the end dies a bitter spinster.

I'm sorry, we are supposed to go back to this "wholesome, Godly time"?


Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
If God existed, a view which, as you know, I don't subscribe to, I can't help but think that s/he would have head in hands at the antics of these self-appointed, self-righteous 'moral guardians'. As an 'outsider', as it were, I stand to be corrected, but I thought Christianity was supposed to be about love and inclusiveness, not hatred and bigotry.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

Scottie said...

Hello Randy. I find it very interesting how much the "good old days" and the "moral things of past" often don't live up to the reputation given them.

The sad thing is most people don't think, analyse what they hear or are told, they accept even the most incorrect statements as truth, and invest no time or effort in learning the truth of the matter.

You make a great point here, and I hope more of us can learn to look at things as the really are, and not as it maybe dreamed to be. Hugs, Scottie

randy said...

Hi Sammy;
The morality of Christianity seems to make odd variations over time. I guess like many things, even Christians need the "new and shiney". What was once understood as "none are worthy, so Christ came and died to make the way" has somehow evolved to "only Christians are worthy, and only those of a certain 'flavor'". I do agree with you...I think there must be a great deal of head holding, wondering how things so simple could be made so rediculous. Perhaps the best that could be said, is that no matter a person's faith, the way he or she treats others shines like no other star.
Be well, my friend.

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
Herman Cain recently proclaimed that the stupid people were ruining the country. I hated to agree with him, but on that one statement I did.
We seem to allow others to do our thinking for us in this country, then complain when they don't take care of us as we believe they should.
"A little revolution to refresh the blood..." may just be that people cease following any person who talks as though they know something blindly and instead ask questions and attempt to find reality.

hugs, my friend;