December 14, 2006

To the Other Extreme

From Jim and Tammy Faye's kid (my bold):

While the current state of Christianity might seem normal and business-as-usual to some, most see through the judgment and hypocrisy that has permeated the church for so long. People witness this and say to themselves, "Why would I want to be a part of that?" They are turned off by Christians and eventually, to Christianity altogether. We can't even count the number of times someone has given us a weird stare or completely brushed us off when they discover we work for a church.


Weird stares? I can't imagine why.

I'm sure they mean well, but I don't think they "get it" any more than those on the Jerry Falwell end of the Christian spectrum they rail against.

Their response to those Christians they feel are too judgmental is to condemn them. Missing their own message, much? They then responds to what they considers too-judgmental Christianity with a very cavalier "it's all good" approach that I somehow doubt is any more correct or Christ-like. They simply fail in the opposite extreme.

While Jesus Christ never touched on the subject directly as it wasn't a direct theological social concern of the day, I'm pretty sure that Jesus, as a (mortally) unplanned pregnancy himself, would not appreciate Bakker and Brown's flippant dismissal of abortion as something we can "agree to disagree" on.

I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure Jesus would be in favor of loving children, not scraping them out of the womb as an inconvenience.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 14, 2006 01:35 PM | TrackBack

The one on the left kinda looks like the serial killer in Henry 2 - Mask of Insanity

Posted by: Purple Avenger at December 14, 2006 02:08 PM

So the child of Jim (convicted fraudster, criminal, bisexual) and Tammy Faye (one inch of makeup) is strange.

Stop the presses.

Posted by: observer 5 at December 14, 2006 04:40 PM
Their response to those Christians they feel are too judgmental is to condemn them.

He's not condemning them; he's saying that members of the body of Christ should treat one another as such. You're just being argumentative for its own sake.

Posted by: jpe at December 14, 2006 07:38 PM

oopsy doodle! I misread the quote (ie, I didn't read it). Yeah, he condemned 'em.

Posted by: jpe at December 14, 2006 08:52 PM

If you want to see more of this kid he has a TV show coming up on one of the learning channels, either A&E or TLC.

But what to Jim and Tammy have to do with religion? They were the ultimate scam artist.

Posted by: David Caskey at December 15, 2006 12:58 PM

Ummmm.... Tammy? I'm pretty sure the weird stares you get have nothing to do with your job, hon...

Posted by: legion at December 15, 2006 01:19 PM