Matthew 18, John 3:20: my response
James, given the folks whose articles you publish -- Steve Wilkins and Doug Wilson, for starters, and also Doug Phillips, (whose father courted the votes of the League of the South and other secessionists) -- what should I think? If you publish articles by racists and liars, or by liars with racist connections, you will be judged by the company you keep, even if the articles themselves have nothing to do with race. There are enough good Christian authors writing articles today that no one need publish material by people associated with secessionists and hate groups. Try looking at it this way. What if you visited a website, let's say one which discussed politics, and found that many of the articles there were written by homosexuals, Communists, and pagans? Unless the website owner included mission statement on his site declaring otherwise, wouldn't the articles there lead you to suspect "certain things" about the owner of that website? And if the people who wrote those articles not only linked back to the owner of that first website, but also promoted the website owner's books, etc, what then? What would you think about him?
Moreover, in my blog, I have not called you a racist. I originally said that Dykema advocated that voting rights be limited to rich, white men. That was an honest mistake, and I corrected it immediately, as soom as somebody pointed it out to me, and I thanked that person profusely. If you want an apology from me for that mistake, you've got it, big time, but the error was an honest one. I make mistakes, but I do try to be truthful and accurate in what I write. Dykema's elitist views are repugnant enough, without painting them to be any worse than they already are. And, if you are not a racist, I am truly sorry that I mistook you for one. However, given what I have seen on your website, I will continue to believe that you are exactly that, for as long as you continue to publish articles by racists.
As touching Matthew 18, I believe that according to the Bible, the first step is to take the matter to your brother (or sister) privately. The second step is to go to him with a couple of witnesses. The third step is to air your grievance publically, in front of the church. Now, you did send a copy of this letter to my mailbox, but at the same time, you posted about it quite publically on here on my blog. The "blogosphere" is hardly the church, but it appears that you have decided to skip steps 1 and 2. But if you want to do Matthew 18, beginning with step 3, so be it. I'm publishing this response on my blog and shining the light of day on the whole thing by posting it on other blogs as well.As John 3:20 recommends, "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sincerely, Cynthia Gee
BTW, James... if you want to prove that you are not a racist, you might want to consider removing the articles written by the co-founder of the secessionist hate group, the League of the South -- namely, Steve Wilkins -- from your website, and also those written by his neoConfederate compadre, Doug Wilson. Just sayin'.