The adults who taught and encouraged this are guilty of child abuse

The adults who taught and encouraged this are guilty of child abuse March 5, 2013

Doktor Zoom says the essential truth in the title of the Wonkette post introducing us to this horrifying video, “Earnest Christian Teen Creates Awful Online ‘Rap’ Artifact That Will Haunt Her Life Forever.”

If anything, that understates the case. Here is the artifact in question:

I don’t want to mock this child and I don’t want you to mock this child either. She deserves more pity than scorn.

Love is hard. Prideful indignation is easy.

She’s parroting what she’s been taught by wretched, hateful adults who have nurtured their hate and their ignorance until it is all they have left, all they treasure, all they need and want and desire. Their precious.

This is what you get when you trade in love for the cheap high of self-righteous indignation. It makes you dumb. It makes you cruel. It makes you proud of being dumb and cruel, and it makes you resent anyone who isn’t.

Adults put this kid up to this. They encouraged her to think like this. They rewarded this, trained and produced this. “If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Those adults are the ones who deserve to have this awful thing haunt their lives forever.

And I suppose it will, in a sense, when this poor kid grows up and encounters reality and the painful spiritual crisis these adults have set for her like a trap. When that happens — when the bubble bursts and she’s confronted with real people and the real Jesus — she’s going to be furious with them.

It will take her a long, long time to forgive them.


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  • So, your initial question was how “male & female” excludes the genderqueer, and you went on to clarify your question in terms of attributes of bodies. 

    Does understanding that we want to avoid excluding people, such that whether we include or exclude bodies is pretty much irrelevant, help answer that question?

  • AnonymousSam

    Did zie specify what zie perceived zir body to be/have been? That seems odd, unless it was some sort of variant of body dysmorphic category misperception. While our genes aren’t the only determining factor of physical makeup, it seems wrong to say that there’s no such thing as sexual dimorphism.

  • EllieMurasaki

    I didn’t dare ask. I think it amounts to ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ are, in their mind, synonymous, and neither term relates to the between-legs bits.

  • Well, as far as I know, everyone has a body of some kind; never knew a person that didn’t have one. And most of them tend to come from one of two variations of the basic design. A person is whatever he/she wishes to be, the person’s body is mainly the vehicle resided in.
    One way to put it: whether it’s a Ford, or a Chevy, or a chassis featuring parts of both, the vehicle still needs a driver in order to get anywhere. A person is the driver, the body is the car.
    I’m not going to say anymore on this, as I fear it’s gotten snarled enough.

  • I’m not going to say anymore on this, as I fear it’s gotten snarled enough.

    That’s your right. If at any point you choose to answer my question, I’ll be interested.

  • Tricksterson

    If the two girls who made up “Prussian Blue” can turn their backs on hate and ignorance than there’s hope for this young woman.

  • Fox

    And yet this article has yet to refute anything she’s said. It has merely stated disagreement. It implies that she is grossly incorrect but has yet to demonstrate it.

  • EllieMurasaki

    It gets tiresome having to explain and explain and explain all the reasons why the only loving Christian thing to do is ensure that people in loving monogamous relationships who want legal recognition of those relationships have legal recognition of those relationships regardless of the gender or genitals of the people in the relationships.

  • The_L1985

    I had this view at age 19. I did a complete 180 in college. If you are sheltered enough, then no, you don’t see this as hate or wrong.