So heavy is this fixation that despite the blogger's oft-stated concern for mercy for the weak and justice for the powerless, that stuff didn't mean squat when Miss California answered an interview question about "gay marriage."
Let the smears begin.
This poor girl was an immodest fool to allow nude (semi-nude?) photos taken of herself. Perhaps she is an immodest fool today, I don't know. (To show you how disconnected I am from the Miss Wear a Bathing Suit competitions, I kept seeing the name Prejean in the news and thought for a few days it referred to the real-life nun from Dead Man Walking.)
But make no mistake: the outright "she must be destroyed" campaign about her parents' bitter divorce -- who's business is THAT?! for goodness' sake -- about the photos, about where she goes to church and how awful the place is, or whatever else can be dug up is all about her response to the question about "gay marriage." If she'd said it was cool and the gang, or if they'd asked her another question (about, say, global warming or something), the landslide of personal destruction would not have been uncapped.
Kudos, Christians joining in the smears. Your true colors are showing.
My friend Ray Ortlund writes with much less vituperation:
So a few years ago she did something wrong. A world of love would say, "Let's bury this and give her her life back. She can still have a great future. God bless her." But the actual world we live in, this merciless world, says, "Let's embarrass her and shame her and destroy her."
Thank God for God the merciful. All who, like her, like me, need mercy, should stand together with defiant trust in him. He will have the final word, a very happy word.