As the entire country has marveled in recent days at the raging hypocrisy of political activists who attempted to destroy the life and reputation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over alleged sexual assault, now suddenly turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual assault circling the life and reputation of former Vice President Joe Biden, the speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson bellied up the microphone and, with a wink, boasted, "Hold my beer."
If there has ever been a clearer case of someone void of even a sliver of self-awareness, I don't know who it would be. Feast your eyes on this steaming pile of literary excrement:
It is time for Samaritan's Purse to leave NYC. This group, led by the notoriously bigoted, hate-spewing Franklin Graham, came at a time when our city couldn't in good conscience turn away any offer of help. That time has passed.
Their continued presence here is an affront to our values of inclusion, and is painful for all New Yorkers who care deeply about the LGBTQ community…
The @NYCCouncil is committed to supporting those workers and protecting our city's public health. But as a city that values diversity and compassion for all, we can't continue allowing a group with their track record to remain here when we're past the point they're needed...
Hate has no place in our beautiful city.
So. Much. Tolerance.
Now, on the one hand, the last response Christians should express to this animosity is surprise. While it may not have manifested much in the first 200 years of our country's existence, this is the very type of mindless hatred Jesus promised His followers would endure from the world. Our acts of love and goodwill towards our neighbors are not dependent upon their gratitude, nor is that to be a motivating factor for our engagement. We love our fellow man because Christ first loved us. When we, as in the case of these Samaritan's Purse volunteers, risk our own lives to care for others, we are doing it for the glory of God, not the applause or appreciation of the world.
That said, in making the intellectual case for the consistency and superiority of Christian thought, moments like these become invaluably instructive to expose the moral bankruptcy found in the idolatry of worldly "tolerance."
Consider what is happening here and how it is the total and complete inverse of the media-driven, pop culture narrative related to the dispute between orthodox Christians and LGBT revolutionaries.
- Christian people are not kicking LGBT people out of their field hospitals, or refusing them service.
- LGBT activists in government are kicking Christian people out of their city and refusing them the opportunity to serve.
- Christian people were willing to risk death to serve and care for sick people, including many who were undoubtedly of an LGBT orientation.
- LGBT activists took advantage of the compassion and, after having gotten what they wanted, quickly returned to a posture of fear and loathing towards Christian people.
- LGBT activists speak of their preeminent commitment to the "values of inclusion" in the very statement they explicitly distinguish Christian people they want excluded from their city.
From an intellectual perspective alone, it is critical to acknowledge that when it comes to the espoused values of the LGBT political and social movement, the record doesn't match the rhetoric. In fact, Corey Johnson's screed is the perfect showcase of how they are polar opposites.
Now, to be fair to Mr. Johnson, he is merely re-emphasizing the message of his equally bigoted superiors. From Mayor Bill de Blasio who objected to the aid from Samaritan's Purse when it first arrived, to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's previous declarations that people who hold biblical values "have no place" in their state, the prejudiced desires of the Democrats ruling the Empire State have been anything but ambiguous.
The same is true, of course across the country in San Francisco and all points in between. I'm of the belief that Mr. Johnson and his comrades are all entitled to have and espouse their agenda, bigoted and discriminatory as they may be. What they are not entitled to, however, is the coordinated, convenient misrepresentation of their motives in the public square.
The LGBT political movement is working very hard to expose the American people to their intolerance and narrow-minded prejudice against people of faith. Intellectual honesty demands that their media and corporate allies finally acknowledge and answer for it.