Skip to comments.MSNBC, Dr. Laura, the Ground Zero Mosque and 1Cor. 8
Posted on 08/20/2010 11:49:03 AM PDT by Starman417
In 1Cor. 8, Paul talks about the idea of going to the local heathen temple and having a steak at their restaurant/market. The believer has a right to do this, to enjoy such a steak, even though the animal was sacrificed to some heathen god. However, that believer needed to self-regulateif such an action had an adverse affect on an immature believer, he was not to exercise this freedom. My pastor taught this passage a few years ago, spent too much time on it, and gave too few examples, but this past couple weeks have given us 2 examples of freedom versus self-regulation (a distinction which MSNBC is trying to blur).
I watched a Rachel Maddox clone on MSNBC trying to tell us that the Ground Zero Mosque imam having the right to build a mosque at ground zero is unequivocal. If he wants to build it, he should build it, because this is a free country. Wrong. Americans, as a whole, are smarter than that. Americans polled 2 to 1 agreeing that Imam Rauf has the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. However, they also polled 2 to 1 saying that he ought not build the mosque. Just because you have the freedom to do something, does not mean that you exercise that freedom. An imam who is serious and sincere about building bridges would have backed off this mosque idea long ago, when it became clear that this was a very bad idea.
Dr. Laura faced the same sort of decision recently, and in a call where the caller felt her in-laws were saying racist things, Dr. Laura told her that she was being hypersensitive and used the n-word several times (I did not hear this broadcast, so I am relaying it 2nd hand). Dr. Laura had the right to use that word; it is not forbidden by the F.C.C. Dr. Laura had the right to use the word, but she should have self-regulated.
There is a fine line between self-regulation and political correctness. The former is commendable, the latter is a blight on our civilization. In the two recent examples, choosing to build a mosque close to Ground Zero and Dr. Lauras use of the n-word are times where self-regulation is called for. Not singing a Christmas carol in a public school around Christmas time falls under political correctness. Self-regulation is concerned with the greater good of society; political correctness simply caters to some small but activist political or religious group.
News organizations face this choice all of the time. There is a lot of information out there that they can print. Too often, the alphabet media chooses to downplay or even ignore stories which make the present administration look bad. Do you recall that almost no news organizations covered the first TEA parties? 3000 people were demonstrating in downtown Sacramento for the first Sacto TEA party, and the Sacramento Bee and all of the local television stations completely ignored this. It was blacked out of their news. So it was across all of America.
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I wish Liberals saw the Second Amendment as they see the First Amendment — broad, unequivocable, not to be trifled with, not to be questioned.
Anyone interested in the Dr. Laura story should read the transcript. Google “Dr. Laura rant transcript”. She did not “use the n-word”. She discussed how the n-word is used repeatedly by comedians. She did not call the caller the n-word. Those who would censor her are on par with people who want to ban Huckleberry Finn.
I heard the tapeShe did use the word 11 times by count, and then came on the ext day and apologized
I am not saying she didn’t use the word. I am just saying that most new stories act like she used it in calling someone a name, which she did not.
“I wish Liberals saw the Second Amendment as they see the First Amendment broad, unequivocable, not to be trifled with, not to be questioned.”
All Americans, liberal, conservative and moderate must view every amendment of the Constitution as broad, unequivocable, not to be trifled with, not to be questioned.
And that includes the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments.
Yes, she did and was incredibly stupid in doing so.
The woman who called wasn't asking about black comedians using the word, she was trying to get advice on how to handle her racist in laws.
Granted, anyone who calls Dr. Laura for advice probably isn't that bright to begin with, but her response to this woman was ghastly.
"Don't marry out of your race" unless you're comfortable with racial slurs? What is this? 1940?
Well, I certainly don’t want to be the Official Dr. Laura Defender. I can’t stand the way in recent years that she has started giving relationship advice to gays, instead of doing what she used to do—which was to tell them that homosexuality is a mental disorder. I just thought that the media depiction of what she said was much different than what she actually said.
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