Name-Calling

Another coal to heap on in the hope of bringing about repentance:

I regret very much that Doug Wilson yesterday, on Blog and Mablog, wrote about the many different names — ugly, offensive names — that he and his pals can call male homosexuals and sexual activity. “Poofter, sodomite, queer, homo — faggotry, buggary,” etc., all are evidences of a Godly, masculine use of language that, Wilson argues, speaks a greater truth than the “effeminate” use of the term “gay.”

Once again, he won’t change, he’ll encourage his congregants to embrace language that needlessly offends rather than uplifts, and hearts will only get harder. But I won’t have to say, sometime, why I kept silent, allowing others to think it’s just fine, dandy, and entirely consistent with Jesus’ teaching.

Sigh.

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