Hey Fellow Christians,
Let's chat real quick. It's early in this mess and I feel like we've still got some time.
HOW ABOUT- Instead of circling the wagons and rallying the troops. Instead of organizing mass purchases of duck calls. Instead of saying to the watching world that "YES!" we stand with a man now widely seen as a racist, homophobic bigot. Instead of showing our gay and brown friends that their worst inclinations about our motives are right on. Instead of reinforcing all the stereotypes. Instead of confirming in people's minds that they were right about us and our backwards ways all along.
Let's choose to walk away from this one.
Let's choose NOT to stand in solidarity with hatred.
Let's choose a better, nobler hill to die on than this one. Than defending hate speech.
Is Phil Robertson a Christian? Certainly. Should we forgive him for this? Absolutely.
But for once.
Let's show the unreached, unloved, disrespected, marginalized, oppressed, and hated that we can be better.
That we can try harder.
That our lives are lives that are supposed to resemble love more than anything else.
Let's try something different.
Let's try something Christlike.