next time it might be you.
I commented on the Mark Driscoll issue at the old site. I conceded that some of what he was accused of was intemperate and indecorous and unbecoming of a pastor. I also conceded that it is likely he does have a “domineering” leadership style. Why? Because you can’t run a huge organization without being somewhat domineering. At the time I speculated that there is probably an ideal size for a church, as there is likely an ideal size for a republic, and mega ain’t it. So mega churches will always lend themselves to domineering and/or charismatic leaders.
But that said, I was hoping for Mark Driscoll to keep his job because his underlying point, that men and women are different and thus have different roles, is a fact that is supported by Scripture, tradition and biology and has always been the position of the Church. It is the rise of political correctness and its ethic of equality as the highest of all possible goods that has brought this idea under fire, not a change in understanding of Scripture, tradition or biology.
Someone needs to be saying what Mark Driscoll was hounded out of a job for saying, they just need to say it in a more temperate and decorous manor. Driscoll’s resignation is a victory for the forces of political correctness. Somewhere evangelical turned liberal equalist Rachel Held Evens is dancing a happy jig, so anyone interested in upholding the traditional teachings of Scripture should see this as the defeat that it is whatever the flaws of Pastor Driscoll may be.
Here is the resignation announcement. It says he was not asked to resign, but I suspect for him to continue on would have been unworkable.
Here is an interesting question. How much of the real negative fallout that Mars Hill has felt from this controversy (vs. being called names in the national press and blogosphere by PC enforcers) is based on it being located in liberal Seattle? Would he have kept his job if Mars Hill was in Alabama for example?
Andy Nowicki has a new blog provocatively titled Wanker Revolution. For reasons he explains in the first audio segment, it is going to primarily be an audio blog. He also explains what he means by the term wanker. While I get his point – I too have a problem with the amorality of the pick up artist segment of the manosphere – I’ll leave it to our readers to decide if his is a helpful term/formulation. But he is always amusing/entertaining.
BTW, has anyone read any of his fiction? I’m a bit fascinated by his ability to get his work published despite his “associations” although his latest manifesto was self-published. I’ve considered given it a try, although I read very little fiction.
This guy is not impressed by Rand Paul’s Ferguson, MO panderfest. I honestly don’t think Rand believes he is going to attract many black votes, which is the point the author is arguing. Rand is not that stupid. I think he thinks he is protecting himself from charges of racism, and to some degree making the Republican Party less toxic to blacks. He may do the second thing to some degree, but if he gets anywhere near the nomination the PC knives will come out with a furry. He has no chance of doing the third. But in the mean time he looks like a pathetic wuss. Pride and self-respect should dictate another course.
Dan Gallington is employed to write columns for various Conservative Inc outlets (e.g. Washington Times, Human Events.) He is also a member of the sinister Center for Security Policy that features occultist Paul Vallely, and the Delta Force Waco Butcher, General Boykin.
Human Events was recently sold by the Regnery family to various Con Inc investors.
It was rumored they were going to become more “moderate” in Con Inc terms.
On October 14th, Human Events published a column, asking the genocidal question, must we kill them all again? Expecting some irony from the article? None will be found here.
Dan Gallington not quite boldly proclaims:
We simply may have to kill them all
Dan Gallington, Enemy of the Week.
Below I posted a video on Cultural Marxism, which I said was a must watch and was curious who was behind it. Thanks to the sleuthing of fellow blogger weavercht, he learned that it is a film by James Jaeger. Since I thought to myself, “This is our kind of guy,” but I didn’t recalled ever hearing of him, I did some internet searching.
First of all, he started Matrixx Productions which makes documentaries. Not all of them are necessarily up our alley, but many are as you can tell by the title list. Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul and Edwin Viera make frequent appearances in his documentaries.
But the guy seems to keep a pretty low profile, I suspect by choice. He has an IMDB entry but it contains no bio. He has a Linked In profile, and he has a Facebook page. I sent him a Facebook friend request, but I suspect he is pretty judicious about who he accepts requests from, because we only have one friend in common. Normally I have a lot of friends in common with people in our “circle.”
Anyway, I suggest buying some of his videos. It looks like a lot of them are available on YouTube, but he deserves some of our money for his efforts.
BTW, one piece of trivia I learned from his IMDB site, Edwin Viera (who I once sat at a table with at a Constitution Party event and bounced some at the time rather amateurish money questions off of) is the brother of Meredith Viera. I had no idea.
*** Warning: contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.***
Who watches The Walking Dead?
As a Georgian who grew up very near where it is filmed, I have to watch it. Georgians, for the record, are very proud of the show. But I’m sure I would watch it otherwise.
I thought the premiere was quite good, if a little predictable. Reactions from the fan base seem to be largely positive. 9.7 on IMDB. I think the “girl power” contingent is excited by the emergence of Carol as a major bada**. I was surprised that the Terminus situation resolved itself so quickly, and I thought the way they manipulated us with Glenn was a bit cheesy, but all and all it was a very satisfying premiere.
The show works best when the group is on the move rather than camped out on the farm or at the prison, so I think we are being set up for a season on the move.
Reportedly the viewing numbers were huge.
Apparently not. In response to a federal judge’s diktat imposing same-sex “marriage,” thereby overturning the will of the people of the state, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, speaking at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, issued this Official Grovel:
“It’s my job to enforce the constitution of North Carolina, and the constitution of the United States for that matter. My administration will be ready to execute the law, as the courts have told us to do. Some rulings go your way, some don’t, and that is the beautiful thing about our democracy.”
Yes, Pat, it’s a beautiful thing indeed. The above picture should remind folks what they’re pledging loyalty to when they parrot the Pledge of Allegiance.