Rather Than Turning the Other Cheek, Robertson Fans Want to Slap us for Christmas

But I say to you, do not resist an evil-doer. But If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also. – Jesus of Nazareth, quoted in Matthew 5:39 (NRSV)

The Religious Right’s reaction to Phil Robertson’s suspension is not only what Jesus expected out of his followers, but it has got me thinking once again about the politics of certainty.

I was reading this morning an article in The Atlantic, Our God-Given Constitutional Right to a Television Show detailing the “heart warming collection of affectionate and supportive notes sent by loving Christians” to writer Josh Barro “to save him from his sinful and murderous ways.” Josh Barro had the temerity to pen an article for Business Insider critical of Phil Robertson. read more