roy moore versus truth

“I will continue to resist, and revolt against the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic leaders the Deporables and the Evangelicals support. They think they are doing the “will of God” when in fact they are playing God by their deeds, words and actions. These old white people will get the response from their Creator soon enough. Hopefully their time on earth has prepared them for the heat and humidity.” ENDS AND BEGINNINGS

JUDGE ROY MOORE

Please read the above link.

My heart grows weary in face of the accumulating evidence that America is regressing to the dark years of the 1950s before the advance of the civil rights movements.  Is it possible that Judge Moore truly represents the voice of Alabama?  Does this issue a dire forecast of where America is heading?

My friend at ENDS AND BEGINNINGS in today’s fine commentary illustrates the concern we should have with this potential Senator representing Alabama.

Some of Moore’s more memorable quotes;

  1. “Homosexual behavior is crime against nature, an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one’s ability to describe it.”
  2. “We have child abuse, we have sodomy, we have murder, we have rape, we have all kind of immoral things happening because we have forgotten God.”
  3. “False religions like Islam who teach that you must worship this way are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for.”
  4. “We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A president? A Congress? No. It’s going to be God.”

Unfortunately, people who have not been reared in a genuine Christian home see this unholy assault on the moral compass of most thinking Americans as indicative of Christianity.  The faith has suffered immensely at the hands of fundamentalist evangelicals who spout their fears and hatred supported by a translation of our Holy Scriptures which they claim is literal, inerrant and infallible.  Many devout followers have been ostracized for questioning this interpretation.  Those who have been fortunate enough to escape this brainwashing usually walk away from any and all organized religions.

However, I continue to honor the teachings of the Christianity I knew as a young man.  It was a way of life based on compassion, tolerance, inclusiveness, and equality for all of God’s creation.  Yes, that came from the Christianity I knew.  Not all who profess the faith follow the path which Judge Moore advocates.  Although I no longer assume the label, I will always defend the pacifism and egalitarianism of the Christian faith which reared me.  It is the Way which Jesus of Nazareth defines in his Biblical character.  It is the Truth and the Life.

Firebrands like Roy Moore are doing a great disservice to the vast majority of believers who absolutely do not walk his path nor advocate his intolerance.  I often refer to the words attributed to Jesus and it matters not whether those words are authentically his for they are nonetheless verses of great wisdom.  The book of Matthew in chapter 10 speaks of the persecution believers shall suffer for speaking the truth of Jesus.

That truth, the brotherly love and compassion which is defined in the story of Jesus,  is not flowing from the mouth of Roy Moore and others like him.  Rather, it is gushing from those who live their lives in peace and inclusiveness shining a light on the darkened world of fundamentalism.  It is the enlightened faces in Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism who endure persecution as described in Matthew 10 for daring to love unconditionally.  Truth does not emanate from the dark corners of racism, bigotry, homophobia, and sexism.  It never has and never will.

namaste rainbow

11 comments

  1. Suze · September 27

    I believe that Roy was elected because trump opposed him. It is that or I have to acknowledge that Americans are the most incredibly stupid, amoral, sexist, racist homophobes of any of our species. I simply do not want to go there.

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  2. larrypaulbrown · September 27

    Yes, I would rather believe that also.

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  3. Scottie · September 27

    Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:
    Larry is a new friend I have made online. This is his blog. While I do not share his faith , nor am I religious in any sense, I am re-blogging this because I support his view of what faith should be. In the version he writes above, there is not only a place for everyone, but a hope for how things could be if we valued each other more. In every TV show and movie I have watched where the future is good for humans, such as Star Trek, there is respect for a secular society and an acknowledgment that many beings have many different faith ways. I remember one episode on one of the Star Trek shows that every group had to explain their religion. When it came the time of the Earth religion they simply said we don’t have a planet religion, we have a plant of people with many religions, and then they proceeded to introduce leaders of the different faiths. Enjoy Larry’s post. You can be like me and not believe in gods to enjoy Larry’s view of his god, and his hope for a better world for us to live in peace. Hugs

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    • larrypaulbrown · September 28

      Thank you Scottie. Your grasp of what I believe is heartening. My life, what I stand for and what I would willingly die for, has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with faith in a greater power and the inherent wisdom within each of us to create a better world for everybody. Like you, I detest what a handful of zealots and bigots are trying to do to America. But, in the end, the light which I know to be truth will crush them.

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  4. quantumpreceptor · September 28

    Well said all. I could not agree more. I would take it even a bit further, America is sick and the Christian faith has been hijacked not by terrorists from another faith but from greed and capitalism. I have often thought it funny that the dollar bill has “in god we trust” printed on it. To bad for God America worships the dollar. America needs a heart transplant and some intensive caring. Too bad this is not covered by any greedy health insurance company in the country.

    Thanks Roy

    QP

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    • larrypaulbrown · September 28

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Yes, anyone who does not toe the narrow line of Christian fundamentalism is portrayed as the enemy of America. Suze, a great blogger friend of mine, quoted Sinclair Lewis, “when fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.” We are seeing that happen now and it is funded by greed and capitalism.

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      • quantumpreceptor · October 7

        Larry I have read your comment several times now and I am really convinced you are right. The only question is, what are you doing about it?

        QP

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      • larrypaulbrown · October 7

        History proves that all social/political systems run their course. We seem to be in a transitional period. I will continue to write, to challenge, to live what I know to be truth. If the oncoming political power disagrees with me….well, so be it. My life has been good and I’ve had fun

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  6. Ann Coleman · September 28

    I also get tired of having to explain that I am “not that kind of Christian.” It is always the extremists who get all the press and who speak with loudest voices, I guess because the rest of us don’t feel the need to run around telling everyone who disagrees with us is wrong and going straight to hell.

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