"The Language of the Unheard" | Corydon Baptist Church: Corydon, IN
Double standards are now our only standard, it seems. Hypocrisy is now the crown of our Nation.
This is a superb essay, from a Baptist pastor who happens to be the brother of a dear friend of mine. That is irrelevant, however, to the quality of his arguments, which are superb. I strongly commend it to your attention.
"In an all-too-common scene now in America, a peaceful protest turned violent in our Nation’s Capitol last week. After months of what so many media outlets called 'peaceful' protests foisted on American cities by Antifa and BLM, every single media outlet was quick to condemn yesterday’s violence as unacceptable lawlessness...
"Double standards are now our only standard, it seems. Hypocrisy is now the crown of our Nation.
"Don’t misunderstand me. I am deeply saddened by the deaths and any injuries that happened at the Capitol Building. I was also deeply saddened by deaths and injuries to persons and property during the BLM riots last fall. My prayers are with suffering families, and our hurting Nation. While conservatives have traditionally claimed the moral high ground, it is now painfully obvious that rage is consuming both sides of the political aisle. We are all sinners, after all. All in need of a Savior. And it won’t be a President or Party. It will only be Jesus Christ.
That said, the author rightly asks,
"While not condoning violent riots, isn’t it still fair to ask if anyone in our media or broader culture or in our churches will assign the label of 'oppressed' to those who stormed the Capitol? If indeed 'A riot is the language of the unheard,' then will anybody acknowledge that millions of Americans do, in fact, feel unheard right now?"
Preach, Brother! And to you, my friends and loyal readership – "Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest"!