There’s a story up at Hot Air about a fine young Marine, CPL Matt Sanchez, who has been a go-to guy for fighting back against the anti-war lynch mobs on campus and who recently received the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award at CPAC.
Of course, that’s not the whole story, as Paul Harvey would say, because it now turns out that CPL Sanchez has a past (imagine that), and that said past involves being a gay pr0n actor and, for lack of a better word, “escort.” None of which, obviously, he is today.
But it sure has the Loony “Tolerant” Left all a-twitter, as is always the case when somebody belonging to a group they profess to adore turns out to be a Republican. All of a sudden his gayness, present or past, is HUGE news and he has to be snickered at and ridiculed non-stop because, well, that’s the extent of the Left’s “tolerance” and “understanding.” You’re a hero to them as long as you don’t dare step off the plantation. Just ask Michael Steele, Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, the list goes on and on. If you DO step off the liberal plantation, all of their precious talking points about embracing different lifestyles/skin colors/religions and how THEY’RE not homophobes, racists and bigots go straight out the window and they exhibit a behavior, a lynch mob mentality that would make their ideological predecessors in the Hitler Jugend blush with shame.
“Ah, but it’s the HYPOCRISY!”, they exclaim while wiping the froth and spittle off their receding chins, revealing a rather fascinating kind of illiteracy. I mean, unless the object of their hatred and feces-flinging is still secretly embracing the actions that he now claims to reject, I just can’t see the hypocrisy anywhere, but maybe the progressive retards have a special decoder ring for their version of Merriam-Webster’s.
“You keep saying that word, but I don’t think it means what you think that it means.”
But hey, that’s old news. The Left’s fanatical devotion to their hateful ideology knows no bounds, so I’m not going to bother with it further.
What does confound me is why the news about CPL Sanchez has some on the Right on the defensive. Why do they even think they need to be on the defensive? I just don’t understand it.
If you’re not among those of us who believe that homosexuality is a sin or otherwise wrong, then there’s no issue there, is there? So he was a gay pr0n actor/prostitute, so what? If you really believe that there’s nothing wrong with homosexuality, then why on Earth do you have your knickers in a wad because of what you learned of CPL Sanchez’s past or, for that matter, his present?
And if you ARE among those of us who believe in Scripture, I must repeat myself: What’s the big hairy deal? It’s in his past, isn’t it, but perhaps all of those of you out there unwilling to consider that would care to tell us all that you don’t have anything in your pasts that wouldn’t pass Scriptural scrutiny? If so, I have only two options: You’re either lying or you’re the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Guess which one I’ll have to lean towards.
We’re all sinners. If we weren’t, there’d have been precious little point in the Son of G-d coming down here to die for our sins, or did I misunderstand something in church?
We’re all sinners, and we’re all taught that through repentance and change we can make up for that. We have to repent and change, forgiveness isn’t free, but it’s there, for all of us. All is forgiven, go forth and sin no more.
And isn’t that exactly what CPL Sanchez has done? Not only has he repented of his ways, he has worked hard to remove himself from them and make himself a better man, and I dare say with quite a bit of success too. Even if he were still actively gay, it would make no difference. Do we hate the sin, or do we hate the sinner? You all know the answer to that question already.
So I ask again, this time of my fellow Christians, what is there to be on the defensive about? Why should we cast this brother aside for something in the past, something he has repented of just as we have repented of our sins. Why should it even matter to us what he once did and does no more?
We should instead celebrate his victory over sin and I, for one, do.
So no, I will offer no excuses for CPL Sanchez’s past. He needs none.
No, I will not be ashamed of calling him my brother. I should be ashamed if I wouldn’t.
No, I will not attempt to justify my respect and love for my brother, because they need no justification.
As to the hypocritical, and yes they ARE the hypocrites here for espousing values that they clearly do not hold, shit-flingers of the Left, you can bite my proud, Christian ass. I’d rather have ONE CPL Sanchez on my side than a hundred thousand of your worthless, backstabbing ilk.