There’s been much ado regarding rocker (rapper?) Kid Rock’s possible dis-invitation to the upcoming Inaugural festivities. Michelle M., Jeff G. and their respective readers have both sides of the issue well-covered.
What do I think? This:
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such [an adultress] should be stoned: but what sayest thou?(John 8:5-7)
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And you know that when the odious Donald Wildmon is for something, you’ve just got to be against it.
Kid Rock is no saint; far from it. Many of the lyrics of his songs are ugly and disgusting. But the man loves his country and has gone further out on a limb than many, save for the people he has been entertaining of late.
It’s interesting that some conservative Christians would rather bar this man, as if he were a leper, rather than teach him, lead him and embrace him. It’s almost as though he’s been asking to be embraced by his countrymen—especially including those of us who are justified by faith--by celebrating things American rather than spitting on them as well as all things Christian.
The guy has long been reaching out. Somebody ought to grab his hand, rather than slap it away. Besides, I doubt that he’ll sing “F*ck You Blind” at the ceremony.
Sometimes it’s a useful thing to have converted to Christianity well into adulthood. That way one has a clear memory of all of the ugly things one has done prior to that and, yes, after that. Not perfect, but forgiven, indeed.
All seriousness aside, here’s the best line I’ve read on the matter, from one of Jeff’s readers.
I know when to get my panties in a bunch and when to throw them on the stage.Timing is indeed everything. (Hey, I'm no saint either.)