JudeoChristoFascists?

When I was in divinity school, I read an article by Southern Baptist High Priest Al Mohler in which he argued for an ecumenism of “Cultural Co-belligerence.”

Today, I see what that looks like in practice:

In a Holy City fissured by faith, finding a consensus on anything among Jewish, Christian and Muslim clerics is a near-miraculous occurrence. Yet Jerusalem’s rabbis, priests and imams have united, however briefly, to stop the city’s Gay Pride parade.

For some of their followers, the issue is worth spilling blood over: An unknown extremist Jewish group pasted up signs announcing a $500 “reward” for every gay man or woman killed during the parade, which is scheduled for Nov. 10. Several ultra-orthodox rabbis have vowed to mobilize more than 100,000 protesters to shut down Jerusalem on the day of the parade, and police warn that some groups plan to pelt the marchers with apples jagged with razor blades.

Meanwhile, in a rare display of solidarity with Jewish extremists, an influential Islamic cleric is urging Muslims to stage a simultaneous protest inside the old walled city to draw away Israeli police who would otherwise be shielding the gay parade from harm. “Not only should these homosexuals be banned from holding their parade,” says one Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan, who preaches at a mosque near Damascus Gate, “but they should be punished and sent to an isolated place.”

Hatred, it seems, can be a bridge to inter-faith harmony.

But remember, it’s the gay people who are the problem.

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3 Comments on “JudeoChristoFascists?”

  1. Anon Y Mous Says:

    I don’t agree with you on a lot of things, but I like your blog, especially your rants about Troy King. For the most part, I think you’re intellectually honest. However, I don’t see the link between Mohler’s piece and the news story. Have you allowed your dislike of Mohler’s views to cloud your judgment? You cannot genuinely say that Mohler would advocate killing homosexuals.

    Maybe you’ve confused Mohler with Fred Phelps?

  2. wheeler Says:

    thanks for the compliments.

    i don’t know wheter mohler would advocate killing homosexuals.

    i cited his work because it is a theological explanation of the practical unity that these groups are now enjoying. he argues for a unity of “beligerence” (his word, not mine). that is, different groups uniting in opposition to some other group or idea. his argument expressly mentions gays.

    that’s exactly what is going on in this situation. if he faults these folks, it can only be for the degree of the joint attack, not the joint attacks themselves or the object of the joinit attacks.

  3. Anon Y Mous Says:

    I think you’re overlooking Mohler’s comments about also standing up for
    “objective moral principles” including the sanctity of all human life.

    You have to remember that Mohler is a biblical inerrantist. As such, he’s committed to teachings like, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” And he’s firmly against using force to obtain your religious goals.

    I’m sure you can tell I’m a Mohler fan, so take what I say with a grain of salt. However, you really should check out his writings and speeches on things. You might find of interest his radio interview last week with Andrew Sullivan. There’s a link to a transcript of it here: Among other things, Mohler specifically addresses why he thinks the Old Testament punishment for homosexuallity does not apply to the Church (or this “dispensation” of history as he calls it), although he thinks the moral prohibition against homosexuality does still apply.

    Mohler tries to be honest to the entire biblical text, and I respect him for it. There is much to be said for the argument that once you start dispensing with parts of it, there is no principled basis for applying any of it. That is, the individual becomes the final arbiter of what the Bible says and what it doesn’t say. It’s a “slippery slope” or “sky-is-falling” argument, to be sure, but I think there’s some validity to it.


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