Get Over It
By Joe Morris Doss
It is now a week since Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty made his unacceptable comments about LGBT people and African Americans in a GQ Interview. Pundits and reporters keep holding it up as news, which I find amazing. Among the many reasons I find what was said and how it is being examined so upsetting is the way the media seems to accept that this man is expressing “the” Christian position. But I am also pained by the way so many sincere Christians try to evangelize by offering their version of a moral code as the good news itself, a socio-eco-political-philosophical, simplistically black-and-white, moral code that acts as a filter through which they read scripture. Then they seem amazed that this narrow minded moral code cannot be understood as good news by those who love justice and peace – and especially by those the moral code condemns, castigates, marginalizes, brutalizes, and oppresses.