Being rather over sensitive tends to stimulate misperceptions much the way turning the volume up too far distorts the sound. The latest example is from the LGBT community and their apologists. Thomas Lifson says Christianity on trial in Duck Dynasty controversy but the issue is a bit broader than that and one that Sarah Palin noted as well.
“Robertson spoke of homosexual behavior – i.e., acts. He took care not to characterize homosexuality per se as sinful. This is quite consistent with Christian doctrine of loving the sinner while hating the sin. That crucial point obviously eludes The Hollywood Reporter. But there is a second serious distortion in the Hollywood Reporter summation:
The only comparison involved was that both are sins.”
This is the same phenomena as noted in an earlier post. Behavior is observable and can be criticised but it is not to be extrapolated to qualities and character of the person expressing that behavior. That is the essence of hating the sin while still loving the sinner that so many seem to miss these days.
This is related to another phenomena that Steve McCann calls The Decline and Fall of Political Discourse.
“As the easily predicable disaster that is ObamaCare continues to evolve, two things are certain: one, Barack Obama and his minions will never admit failure and reverse course; and two, the vitriol emanating from the Left aimed at obliterating their political opposition will intensify during the upcoming year far beyond what has been experienced during the Obama term to date.”
Much as Perino offered a single sheet to Beckel’s common insistance that the Republicans offer nothing (Fox, The Five, 18 Dec 2013)that changed to Republicans only come up with worthless ideas, there is distortion and denial and evasion and a fundamental dishonesty that can be observed.
“The overwhelming failure of those nations that chose to go down this road is conveniently ignored or mired in blissful ignorance. Mindlessly defending American Progressivism is all that matters.
This is most evident when the proponents of this errant philosophy appear on television or the radio to debate or discuss the issues of the day.”
It is human behavior at issue and there are many whose concerns are growing about behavior that used to be considered immoral, sinful, or deceitful that is now, apparently, taken as worthy of praise and defense.