John, a friend of mine, sent me this URL:
and wanted to know if I found this as offensive as he did. I do.
My reply was
In the church I am going to there are probably more tattooed people than non-tattooed people. The doctor shouldn’t blame his discriminatory and self-righteous attitudes on Jesus. He is getting it from somewhere else.
I really think we need to start calling people out on things like this. Jesus would have healed the little girl, hugged her mom, and rebuked that doctor big time! American Christianity is becoming a system of arbitrary rules used to discriminate and outcast people similar to the system the pharisees and saducees had that Jesus hated. A doctor can be as discriminatory as he likes in this country – but it is not accurate to our message to use Jesus Christ as an excuse to do so. My friend’s reply was:
Kate calls people like this, who do awful things in the name of Christianity, “Christianists.”.