Defamation of Character

If God were human, he could sue Pat Robertson for defamation of character. I read (yet another) infuriating article today regarding comments PR made, this time saying its acceptable for someone to divorce a spouse with Alzheimers and marry someone else. You can read more here.

Fortunately for me, there was an op-ed response in CT to Robertson’s statement that was refreshing, assuaged my frustration and reassured me that there are sane Biblically-grounded people who will speak up as well. It stated the truth simply and effectively. I like the exerpt at the end.

“Sadly, many of our neighbors assume that when they hear the parade of cartoon characters we allow to speak for us, that they are hearing the gospel. They assume that when they see the giggling evangelist on the television screen, that they see Jesus. They assume that when they see the stadium political rallies to “take back America for Christ,” that they see Jesus.

But Jesus isn’t there. Jesus tells us he is present in the weak, the vulnerable, the useless. He is there in the least of these (Matt. 25:31-46). Somewhere out there right now, a man is wiping the drool from an 85 year-old woman who flinches because she think he’s a stranger. No television cameras are around. No politicians are seeking a meeting with them.

But the gospel is there. Jesus is there.”

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