Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Condescension theater, with Dr. Michael Brown

From Box Turtle Bulletin:

Speaking of Condemnations of Tel Aviv Shootings
Jim Burroway
August 4th, 2009

We would be remiss if we didn’t also point out that Charlotte, NC-based pastor
Michael Brown was first out of the box with this statement early Sunday morning while most of Americas were waking up to the news
I left a comment there that I wish to expound on.
--Dr. Michael Brown… …has "categorically and unequivocally denounced" the murderous shootings

--he was "shocked and saddened" to hear the news of the killings

--"…this has all the markings of an act of raw hatred, and as such it must be utterly renounced.”

--“Whatever differences any of us may have… …we must maintain those differences with civility and respect.”

--“…it behooves us as leaders to set an example of civility and respect in the midst of our differences…”
It’s a relatively short article, yet he made good use of it.

The song and dance goes a little something like this: Denounce violence and hatred, plead for civility and respect, rinse and repeat.

Violence and hatred = bad
Civility and respect = good

Or so the story should go.

My favorite paragraph:
Brown points to the non-violent example of Jesus who instructed his followers to put down their swords and to take up their crosses – meaning, to renounce violence and to practice self-denial – noting that it was this example that inspired the non-violent social movements of Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
And voilà, he is now associated with not only miraculous peacemakers, but also martyrdom.

And what does civility and respect look like in the land of Brown?

From his PDF Diversity or Perversity?:
In any debate over “gay rights,” the word “diversity” is sure to occur, and over the last decade, the word has been used brilliantly by gay activists and educators. After all, who would oppose diversity?
Recent developments in the Netherlands confirm the semantic association between diversity and perversity,
Specifically, the NVD [Neighborly Love (or, Charity), Freedom, and Diversity] wants to allow “individuals, from the age of 12, to vote, have sex, gamble, choose their place of residence, and use soft drugs. . . . They also intend to eliminate marriage in the law, permit public nudity anywhere . . . and to legalize private use of child pornography and allow non-violent pornography to be screened on daytime television” (as cited in Wikipedia). They also want to encourage bestiality, as long as it does not result in the “sexual mistreatment” of animals. All this in the name of maximizing diversity! One must ask again: Isn’t this perversity rather than diversity?
Let us learn a lesson from the Netherlands: Once “diversity” is associated with sexual behavior the sky – or, more accurately – the gutter is the limit. Now would be a good time to redefine our terms, and the sooner we desexualize “diversity,” the better. This is now a term behind which homosexual activism can no longer hide.
Just one of the many “civil” and “respectful” articles on his Coalition of Conscience website.

A couple weeks ago he compared SSA to gangrene.

Oh, and also:
Brown to commenter Dan: I’ve actually interacted extensively with Patrick in the past and understand his points and his methods quite well. He has also written more than one article attacking me and my statements, so I think there’s actually more of a “connect” — and strong disagreement — between us than you realize.
“Strong disagreement” is an understatement. IMNSHO, he’s a sociopath, or at the very least, his sociopathic tendencies are in full bloom. I also put him in the Barber / LaBarbera camp when it comes to longing for the day that LGBT Americans can be legally put to death. He’s just a bit more refined about hiding it.

Further, to the extent that his statements are unwarranted attacks, they are worthy of attack. And to that extent, so too is his behavior.

So, yes, I’m attacking his character and his statements, but he ain’t no victim.

Gaslighting: [I]s a technique used to either scare a person, or to cause them to appear to discredit their own judgment or even sanity in front of others.

In this case, he gets a royal kick out of convincing members of the pro-LGBT community that his stated motives are genuine. Double points if he can persuade someone to make a 180º turn around. The prize is getting us to second guess ourselves in the face of his hate speech.

Hate speech = hatred = hate crime. You’d have to be stupid to not see that hate speech leads to violence, and I’m sure there are many people who are that stupid, Brown, however, is not one of them. He oozes cunning, and all we degenerates are just pawns in his world, to be toyed with for his amusement.

From “The Sociopath Next Door”:

“The most reliable sign, the most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.”

And as we all know by now, poor defenseless little Dr. Brown is under assault by we big bad “militant homosexual activists”…simply because he has deeply held “moral” beliefs...which he holds…deeply.

Like the belief that it’s a noble and Christlike thing to portray every LGBT person on the planet as a drug-abusing, child-molesting, bestiality-loving pervert.

“this has all the markings of an act of raw hatred, and as such it must be utterly renounced.”

You have your work cut out for you, Dr. Brown.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am confused as to what you want? Do you hate Dr brown as a person or what he says?
And if you disagree with his comments what would you propose is the truth? If you create a void then what fills it.
Do you have a faith??
I believe in Jesus as my messiah and that Dr Brown is sharing that belief with many. I also know Mike Brown is human and therefore will make mistakes and sin. If asked this I believe he would agree.