Moderated Comments

Some of my Facebook friends disagree with me about RFRA.  That is to be expected, because how sad would it be if nobody thought differently than anybody else about anything?   A few of my FB friends posted a link to an article by someone who is against the RFRA.  I disagreed with the author of the blog, so I commented.  My comment still shows “awaiting moderation” and I expect it to remain that way for a long time.

Anybody can comment on my blog.  In fact, I encourage it.  With these blogs there’s a thing called “moderated comments” which is where I as the blog owner get to decide what comments are acceptable and which ones are spam (or unacceptable for some other reason).  If you make a comment and you’ve never commented before, your comment has to go through me before it’s posted.   Until I approve it, it will say “awaiting moderation.”

That’s why I was not surprised when my comment showed up that way on her blog.  So far her post has over 200 comments, and mine has still not shown up, even though I posted it two days ago.  Almost every comment is “wow! great post! I’m sharing this! Thank you for writing this!” or some variation of that.  I haven’t found one comment that was like mine in tone or content (“I think you are wrong because X”).

I wanted to address her argument here for anybody else that cares to read it, just in case she doesn’t allow my comment (you know, because I disagree with her).

Her argument (which can be read here) in a nutshell is that Jesus said in the sermon on the mount that if a man asks you to walk with him a mile, that you should walk with him two. And she applies that to mean that if a gay couple asks you to bake them a wedding cake, you should “bake for them two.”

Here is my original comment:

There’s only one problem with your central theme: Carrying a Roman soldier’s equipment was not morally wrong, nor was it against any decree or law in the Law of Moses given by God.

Homosexuality is declared to be sin several times throughout both the old and new testaments. And while we are commanded to follow the laws of Caesar (i.e. “the government”), we are also told in Acts 5:29 that when there is a conflict between what God wants us to do and what the government (or anybody really) wants us to do, “we must obey God rather than men.”

And so you will excuse me if I continue to obey God’s moral law rather than bow to your false idea that out of a spirit of “love” I should encourage others to continue in their life of sin so that they may miss out on the gospel and end up in hell.

UPDATE 04/07/2015 8:25PM: Aaaand I just checked and she has deleted my comment. Nothing like the delete button to squelch dissent, I guess. But if you delete every comment you disagree with, you are only left with lickspittles and yes men. I don’t do this on my blog. I only delete spam comments and anything that is overtly offensive (you would have to use profanity or be outright insulting for me to delete your comment). I’m not going to delete just because I disagree with you.

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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2 Responses to Moderated Comments

  1. Mari says:

    Some people can’t handle when others disagree with them.

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