Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Who is obsessed?

Alan, a blogger who is posting over at Classical Presbyterian, accuses "conservatives" of being hung up on "the gay issue." He thinks that evangelicals have nothing better to do than file accusations against those who disobey their church's constitution. He thinks conservatives are just obsessed with gay issues to the exclusion of having any kind of life. I'm guessing Alan would not identify himself as a conservative.

However, by his own criteria, I would classify Alan as a closet conservative. Of course, I do so dispassionately because 5 out of the last 15 blog posts of his have to do with "the gay issue." Interestingly, world-renowned obsessive gay-basher Toby only manages to obsess over gays in 2 out of the last 15 of his posts with anything concerning gay issues (although you could argue that this one does as well).

Hey Toby...maybe the meds are working after all!


Rev. Brian Carpenter said...

Yes, well, the homosexual issue gets a lot of press, doesn't it? But it's only the presenting issue. It's the runny nose, not the virus.

The real issue is deeper down. It has to do with the authority of scripture. I think a lot of conservatives keep it to the homosexuality issue because it's easier to argue than scriptural authority. I think a lot of conservatives are probably shaky on scriptural authority thanks to their seminary education. But that's where the real work is to be done.


Anonymous said...

Yes, the 'meds' are working!

All that I need to keep an even keel is a good briar and the right tobac!

(Also, the right brew never hurts as well, but only as a side companion to the pipe..)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! :)

Chris said...

No problem. Sorry to have "outed" you. ; P

Anonymous said...

LOL. Wouldn't be the first time.

Strangely enough, most of my friends would say I'm already out as a conservative. But I rarely make such statements myself because of the fear and shame. Mostly the shame. ;)

Rev. Brian Carpenter said...


I can also recommend the medicinal value of a good single malt, preferably cask strength, non chill-filtered.

Nadura is excellent for the purpose and goes well with the pipe.