Between Trump, the most hypocritical “celebrity” in the world, sucking up all the media attention, and listening to a number of self professed Christians routinely bashing Islam, I’m so sick of the blatant hypocrisy of hearing one group of people attacking another group of people over their broad religious affiliation.
Every time I hear a Christian telling me how “we better be watching out for the Muslims”, all I hear are two things:
- My group of people who believe in a bunch of unprovable things and worship an invisible deity, is better than that other group of people who believe in unprovable things and worship an invisible deity.
- Anyone else who doesn’t believe what I do is next. Jews, Hindus, atheists… we’re coming for you too.
And then… some shit goes down like Jordan Brown, the openly gay Christian minister who accused someone at Whole Foods of putting an anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered from them. He released a video and made a huge stir about how he was suing the company.
By the way, you should really read the lawsuit. Here’s a PDF version of it – Jordan Brown Sues Whole Foods. But two parts I especially like are when they are trying to sell the court on how noble and honest “Pastor” Brown is:
7. Pastor Jordan Brown grew up in a family of pastors and was called to the ministry at an early age. He began preaching at age 14, and is currently the founder and Lead Pastor of Church of Open Doors.
And how they claim the packaging on the cake couldn’t have been tampered with:
18. The Whole Foods bakery associate removed the cake selected by Pastor Jordan from the display case. She brought it over to the prep table and began writing on it in icing. She then sealed it with a Whole Foods sticker, and handed it to Pastor Jordan. One it was sealed, there was no way to alter the cake without breaking the Whole Foods sticker.
Oh, and for the record, this is the photo embedded in the lawsuit. We’re supposed to believe that the guy didn’t see through the plastic that it said FAG until he was out of the store and driving down the road at a stoplight.
Of course, Whole Foods took a very aggressive approach by proving the guy was a lying douchebag when they released video footage of the purchase of the cake, demonstrating that the label was in a different place than the one he showed – and claiming the whole thing was fabricated.
By the way, did anyone mention that the person who made the cake was GAY! So yeah, there’s that…
And finally… after being countersued and with absolute proof of the fraud, Jordan Brown backed down and apologized, admitting he made the whole thing up.
Now to get to the point. If anyone were to use this example of a “devout Christian” lying, cheating and intending to do harm, other Christians will be quick to distance themselves and claim that this SOB doesn’t represent Christianity as a whole. Some will also take the position that he can’t be a real Christian anyway, since he’s gay… so that’s more proof that all Christians aren’t like this guy.
But if anyone uses the exact same argument that extremist Jihadists aren’t representative of Islam as a whole, Christians routinely argue the opposite. Why?