|The fall of a big bulge|
Rep. Anthony Weiner appeared to be guilty of the sin of heterosexuality, after finally admitting that the lewd pictures sent through twitter was his.
A married man and a rising Democratic Party fire brand liberal, was dealt a fatal blow by Andrew Breibart, an arch republican conservative who runs BigGovernment.com by releasing photos of him tweeting sexually suggestive photos to at least 6 women.
Breibart is well known crusader who nobody believed at first because he heavily edited a video in 2009 of remarks by a white house employee Shirley Sherrod which implied that she used race as a factor in her role, causing her to resign. The full video finally came to light giving a totally different view which vindicated her.
In Weiner's case, Breibart got hold of a hard story whose revelations may just be the tip of a long and exposed drama.
from "abc news"
Conressman Anthony Weiner has been a member US House of Representative since Jan 1999. He was a liberal firebrand who - Voted against the Partial Birth Abortion ban which tried to ban the killing of the foetus 15 to 26 weeks. In the Salon.com, it is said that "On MSNBC and other outlets, Weiner played a somewhat holier-than-thou liberal, a representative of the "fighting wing" of his party".
Unlike Bill Clinton, Congressman Weiner probably didn't commit the act of adultery. There wasn't any physical relationship. He is guilty purely for the intention ie being judged by the Spirit of the Law, not that he was guilty by the letter of the law.
He could have escaped if he had just acknowledged that the big bulge was his, but there was nothing physical unlike the allegations made against Pastor Eddie Long. His sin was that he spent time denying what was obvious and hence his credibility of being a truthful leader is in tatters.
The problem with Rep. Weiner was his big ego and talkative nature. Known as an "Alpha" male shouting down his opponent, he may be very effective as a liberal advocate, but his lack of self control became his downfall.
The position of authority comes with great responsibility as we are representing an office. This is not an issue of equality because a choice has been made to take up this role of leadership which carries with it a great constrain. What is permissible for the mortals may be a grave sin for the gods.
Christianity is a choice and no one is "born" a Christian, for it is a decision of faith in an actuality that Jesus is God incarnate who died and rose again for our sins. As Christians, we should carry ourselves with certain degree of grace because we represent God. Therefore, the bible exalts us:-
(James 1:19 NKJV) So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be
swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
We are to be slow to anger, because our anger leads us to unrighteous and harsh actions and poor testimonies. In our anger, we may do and say many things that are not fair nor reasonable. We may be so fervent about an issue of social justice and queer theology that we may end up hogging the dialogue with our loud speakers until we repel people from our inclusive churches.
It is not important to win in a theological discussions because someone will defintely have a bigger bulge. It is more important to display the fruit of the Spirit of God's grace, love and mercy in a gentle speech and listening ear. We are not yearning to change others, but letting God prune our lives so that we can display the righteousness of God in our lives.
As Christians, we should boast the least especially with respect to other faiths, for Jesus made Himself of nothing when He came to Earth and was born a child, away from the Glory of Heaven and the worship of a thousand angels. Jesus has every right to condemn us, yet He came not to condemn but to show His love and care for us.
The Cross is an object of shame, an object of curse to be crucified and an example to all not to follow the footsteps of Jesus. When we bring out the Cross, it is not to bash others or their faith traditions, but to proclaim that we are willing to take our stance for righteousness sake. Jesus was crucified not because He was queer per say, but that He claimed that He was the Son of God, the only way to God.
The Pharisees could not stand this neither would many queer theologians today. It is jarring to our ears yet Jesus took His stance with great humility not imposing His views on others, but humbly lived out this revelation by His ministry which took care of the poor, the sick and gave them a Hope of Salvation in the Kingdom to come.
(Rom 12:15 NKJV) Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those
We are to show compassion, and sympathy associating ourselves with the concerns and fears of others, mindful not to to lift ourselves high up the clouds just to fall down as Weiner did. We are not to exalt how good we are and think ourselves and our thelogy so right until we discard much of blibical Christianity concerning the Gospel message and the sanctity and dignity of human life wherever it may begin at.
There are many who thinks so highly and fervently of themselves, that it undermines their ministry. However big the bulge we have to boast, it will defintely get smaller one day, sooner rather than later. So live humbly, and live for Jesus Christ, who humbled Himself, that the Holy Spirit may be Lord over our lives.