@JohnLomperis & The Absence of Irony

John Lomperis is a United Methodist working for the pseudo-Methodist, Washington think-tank, The Institute on Religion & Democracy.

His latest piece seeks to disparage civil rights activists over revelations from the heinous murder of Matthew Shepherd.

However, the headline out of this article comes from a seemingly innocuous (for his subject matter) quote. This quote is supposed to be a backhanded slap at anti-Christian activists, but turns out to be quite a commentary on he and his group's “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do” track record:

…we must never allow our passion for any cause, however righteous, allow us to cut the slightest corners of honesty or ethics in our work to promote the cause, no matter how “useful” or “necessary” such shortcuts may seem to be. Never commit the stupidity of thinking that God is okay with your doing evil just because someone else’s evil may be worse or your evil is being done in the name of good.

This “think-tank” advocates for a strike-first foreign policy, overwhelmingly against social programs, and is constantly identifying many (most, probably) of their targets as an enemy of the faith.

The arrogance they give off is overpowering, and their sense of self-awareness is non-existent.

This is just the latest incarnation of it.

3 comments on “@JohnLomperis & The Absence of Irony

  1. Pudentiana
    October 10, 2013 at 1:35 PM #

    Your post is such an example of ignorance and arrogance, I can’t decide which is more evident therein. Why not consider what worldview you have adopted and where your sources were developed.

    • Chris Tiedeman
      October 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM #

      Yeah, why don’t I?

    • Lisa Boucher
      January 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM #

      Such introspection requires maturity, so it’s not going to happen. It would be like attempting a mechanical repair without tools.

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