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Monday, August 31, 2009

On Gay and Drunken Preachers

The use of satire and sarcasm in trying to convey spiritual truth has long been debated. Although we see the use of both in Scripture, those who try to use these forms today are often misunderstood and ostracized.

One of my favorite Christian artists has always been Steve Taylor. Known by many for his behind the scenes roll producing and writing songs for the Newsboys, Taylor was a pretty hot commodity himself back in the day. But he caught a lot of flak from the Christian music industry for satirical songs like "I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good." People didn't get it. He was ridiculing the kind of thinking portrayed by the character in that song.

Anyway, I've always been a fan of the satire and sarcasm. I think it often shocks us into seeing the truth of things where we might have overlooked it otherwise. This is why I like the Sacred Sandwich site so much. And I especially like their most recent article responding to the ELCA officially approving of homosexual clergy.

The ridiculous nature of that is brought to light by this sarcastic and satirical article which tells of another "denomination" which has now approved of "drunken clergy." This Sacred Sandwich article really highlights the slide toward total immorality being embraced by the church.

Go HERE to read the article.

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