The left has a favorite Bible verse, one that even President Obama can’t resist.
Jesus said it in the Sermon on the Mount: “Judge not.”
Of course, Obama is wont to misquote the Bible whenever he pleases, making up stuff that “the good book says” like “don’t throw stones at glass houses.” (Hint: they didn’t even have glass in Biblical days.)
But judging is exactly what the left does, while they tell Christians not to, because, you know, do what I say, not what I do.
Let’s take same-sex marriage. Oh, Christians shouldn’t judge says the liberal elites. It doesn’t matter how many studies or real stories are out there of children raised in same-sex households who are now messed up as adults. Nope, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that all the facts don’t matter.
As all parties agree, many same-sex couples provide loving and nurturing homes to their children, whether biological or adopted. … Excluding same-sex couples from marriage thus conflicts with a central premise of the right to marry.
“All parties” meaning even if you don’t agree, you MUST agree. What, are children like pets, where people have some basic, newly-discovered rights to “have” them? Last I checked, “having children” is a biological function of a man and a woman—one man, and one woman.
But Christians must not judge, because SOME same-sex couples are loving and nurturing, and SOME kids turn out okay. We must assume the best based on the small group of well-adjusted adults who grew up with same-sex parents and ignore the depressed, anxious, defiant, attention-deficit kids who struggle with drugs, alcohol and failed relationships.
With Muslims, Christians must not judge, because Islam is a religion of peace, and what’s called “radical Islam” is really just some perversion, like Westboro Baptist perverts Christianity.
Hey, wait a minute—the left paints all Christians like Westboro—take what Obama said about LGBT month last June:
We celebrate the proud legacy LGBT individuals have woven into the fabric of our Nation, we honor those who have fought to perfect our Union, and we continue our work to build a society where every child grows up knowing that their country supports them, is proud of them, and has a place for them exactly as they are…. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
So I guess Christians can’t disagree that LGBT individuals are okay “exactly as they are” without being called prejudiced.
But on Islam, Obama said that we should “align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for–order, peace, prosperity.” You know, because those Muslims “don’t even recognize [radical Islam] as being Islam.”
That would mean we’re fighting the 0.1 percent. I’m sorry, Mr. President, but that’s just not true.
Aaron Goldstein roundly disproved it in The American Spectator:
This is nonsense on stilts. Daniel Pipes has long argued that between 10 to 15% of Muslims subscribe to radical Islam. Pipes uses the term Islamist to describe this 10 to 15%. By this, Pipes means Muslims who want the establishment of an Islamic caliphate which would impose Shariah law. Not all of these Muslims necessarily support terrorism to bring this about, but a large number certainly do.
With 1.6 billion Muslims on the planet, and 10 to 15 percent agreeing with what we’d call “radical Islam,” that means—conservatively—there are at least 160 million Muslims sympathetic to the aims of groups like the Islamic State, setting up a worldwide caliphate based on Sharia law. At least according to the Pew Research Center.
Data-shmata. Who cares if the number is 1.6 million or 160 million? We should not judge Muslims by those who behead children or drown men by submerging a cage into a swimming pool, or decapitate groups of people using explosives.
We should not judge Maj. Nidal Hasan, who stood in a Fort Hood dining facility, shouted “Alihu Akbar” (“God is great”) and shot over 40 people, killing 13. It wasn’t Hasan who killed those soldiers, it was his gun.
At least that’s the Army’s position when it denied benefits to Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Hasan. Manning couldn’t even receive a Purple Heart until an act of Congress specifically allowed it, because—get this—“MAJ Hasan has been charged with criminal activity, but has not been adjudicated a terrorist. Therefore, the clear preponderance of evidence does not support that the injuries sustained were the direct result of armed conflict.”
He was not adjudicated a terrorist. Judge not. That and the fact that Hasan used his own personal weapon, not an Army-issued firearm. I suppose if he had used an Army-issued pistol, that changes everything, because gun control wouldn’t be an issue.
Every time there’s any kind of shooting, it’s the gun’s fault, and because there’s lots of guns, well then all gun owners must be potential mass killers. So far this year, there have been 300 known “mass shootings” according to the website shootingtracker.com. The definition they use is more than one killed or wounded, and using that filter, 381 people have been killed and 1109 wounded.
A recent study shows that about one-third of Americans reported owning a gun, so let’s use that figure. In round numbers, it means there’s about 104 million gun owners, and over 300 million privately-owned guns.
Let’s do the math.
Hmm. 300 divided by 104 million = 0.00000288461538, or 0.00029 percent of gun owners are involved in a mass shooting. That would mean the other 99.971 percent of gun owners are “looking for the same thing we’re looking for—order, peace, prosperity.”
Facts-shmacts. And don’t quote Obama on Muslims when we’re talking about GUNS.
Guns are scary, cold-metal and shoot bullets. Christians are dangerous bigots who advocate a thocracy. Radical Islam just beheads people and throws gays off buildings.
I’m not even going to get started on abortion, but I think this T-shirt worn by actor Kelsey Grammar tells the story well enough.
If abortion were as scary as guns to the left, it would be banned in a millisecond.
The message for Christians: judge not, because of the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, and corrupt popes from a thousand years ago. And because Hitler used Martin Luther’s writings to justify the Holocaust. But the left can freely judge anyone for anything, facts be damned.
But it doesn’t matter what the facts are. Obama and the secular left will never admit they are hypocrites, probably because of some scripture about glass houses.
(crossposted from sgberman.com)