Monday, December 22, 2014

Be Careful: You Are Reading an "Exteme Far Left Liberal" Blog

The hits just keep on coming.  

It looks like I have been dragged into the latest blogophere debate on David Barton.  Apparently Barton recently won a defamation lawsuit against a group that claimed he was a white supremacist. Warren Throckmorton has reported on the case here.

In the comments section of his post, a defender of Barton claims that Throckmorton cannot be trusted because he "aligns himself" with "extreme, far-left liberals, like John Fea."

Another commentator writes: "Let us say, for argument's sake, that he did in fact align with Fea at some level. Is that enough to ostracize him? Was Jesus not condemned for eating with publicans, tax collectors and sinners (reference Mark 2:16)?"

So now it looks like I am the equivalent of a "publican," "tax collector," and "sinner."  (Just to be clear, I have never worked as a publican or tax collector, but this commentator is correct when he calls me a "sinner."  I would probably nuance this a bit by calling myself a sinner saved by God's grace).

The first commentator also notes that Throckmorton, by aligning himself with me, is guilty of "collusion and association with the enemy."  If this is indeed the case, I pray that both this commentator and Throckmorton are willing to apply Matthew 5:44 to my case.  And I will try to do the same.

Read the rest here.

I should also add that I do not think I have every identified myself on this blog or elsewhere as a member of the Democratic Party or any other political party.  

Finally, most of the comments about me in Throckmorton's post would elicit a hearty laugh from my friends or colleagues at Messiah College.