A version of this column originally appeared at BarbWire.com.
Autotheists (self-worshipers) are celebrating that proud homosexual Michael Sam stuck his finger in the collective eyes of Christians even as they submit to Islam and sympathize with Islamic rage at cartoons.
The world continues shaking in fear over Islamic anger at cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo. Politicians and pundits superficially condemned the murders of the employees of the publication yet continue saying the world must not provoke Muslims or show dishonor towards the “Prophet Muhammad.”
I don’t support Charlie Hebdo but I at the same time can condemn the murders of its employees unequivocally. I’m tired of Islamic violence. I’m tired of Muslims murdering people and then murdering some more when people object.
But what irritates me even more is the way autotheists predictably respond with fear and excuses for the violence. “Sure,” they say, “it was wrong for Muslims to murder, but they were provoked to violence by intentional insults.” They’ve even suggested that free speech should have limits. (And with the Charlie Hebdo attacks, some on the right have even joined in on the “provocation” narrative.)
So we’ve now moved into an era where Muslims engaging in illegitimate violence automatically makes them the “victims.”
But autotheists can never reach a peak evilness. There is always room for new ways to engage in wickedness. And there is particularly room for new evil when it comes to their archenemy: Christians.
Thus, while autotheists side with Muslims in agreeing that Muhammad should not be insulted, they openly cheer homosexual Michael Sam giving a giant middle finger to Christianity by proposing to his boyfriend at a Catholic church near the Vatican.
The Daily Mail reported on Sam desecrating the Catholic site, enthusiastically running the headline, “‘He said yes!’: Michael Sam reveals he proposed to longtime boyfriend from atop Catholic church overlooking Vatican City.” The actual article was just as jubilant.
Now Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has taken another leap of confidence – and likely controversy – by proposing to his longtime love from what is renowned as one of the holiest Catholic sites.
Sam confirmed his engagement to college sweetheart Vito Cammisano on Twitter on Friday and posted a photo of himself getting on bended knee at St. Peter’s Basilica – one of the largest churches in the world – in Vatican City.
The move is yet another step the 25-year-old has taken into uncharted territory and is sure to anger church officials and their strict opposition to gay marriage.
TMZ and The Huffington Post were just as giddy at Sam assaulting their archenemy. No worries about provoking anyone or worrying about sensitivities to this insult. No worries about winning hearts and minds or worrying about violence, riots, and murders from Christians in righteous indignation at the attack.
I’m not Catholic and so what Sam did doesn’t bother me on a theological level. But the anti-Christian autotheists look at Catholicism as the center of Christianity, and so I understand the significance of this attack in their war on God and good.
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