Friday, August 17, 2012

Putting Pat Robertson In His Place

Russell Moore is "Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics." He also has an adopted son, so he may have both a personal and theological reason to take umbrage at Pat Robertson's most recent non-scriptural utterance. Robertson supported a man who didn't want to marry a woman who had adopted children from abroad, Robertson claimed the man may not "want to take on a United Nations” or who would “grow up weird.” Moore is clear, concise, forceful, and correct:
I am taking a deep breath here and reciting Beatitudes to myself. I had promised never to mention Robertson here again. Every few months he says some crazy scandalous thing. He blames 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina on gays and lesbians, cozies up to the Chinese coercive and murderous one-child policy, counsels a man that he can divorce his Alzheimer’s-riddled wife because she’s “not there” anymore.
Let me just say this bluntly. This is not just a statement we ought to disagree with. This is of the devil.

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