Christian apologist Matt Slick was duped into doing an “interview” with the Daily Show. I think he should have known better, or I wish he knew people who would have known better, but he made what he thought was a wise decision after asking for advice from close friends as he describes in his article after the interview.
So, he should have known. But it was all in fun right? It was just hilarious. But The Daily Show, which describes itself as Fake News, are also liars and enjoy hating people they like to target. Even though Slick should have known, and even though it’s all in fun, and even though the “interview” is obviously a stitched together piece that doesn’t even pretend to have the answers go with each question, there are people out there who think that it’s a piece of journalism and that this actually represents the person being duped, along with others he represents, if you read the comments. That’s pretty scary. This is rather minor now, but it will get worse as time goes on. If people are willing to lie like this, they will lie in more serious circumstances, as has already been seen.
Not only did they lie to Slick, they lied in the piece itself. They had a graph that showed that there were no attacks by homosexuals on heterosexuals (see 2:15 in the video). And of course, people will believe this. NewsBusters shows otherwise. Obviously, the number is minuscule compared to the tragic attacks on homosexuals, but knowing people watching will be duped also is only misleading their own viewers. Oh well, it’s all in fun. Tell that to their victims.
I will express that I wouldn’t say, “Homosexuality is a sin.” Slick said that in the video, although who knows if even that’s out of context too. I would say that homosexual behavior is a sin. There are many people sitting the pews each Sunday who struggle with homosexual thoughts and wants but who believe in what Scripture says about homosexuality, just as there are those who are struggling with all sorts of things, many of them unfortunately not addressed as much as homosexuality, like adultery, divorce, what we do for entertainment, and many others.
I can say that I wouldn’t lie to homosexuals to get them to look bad. I have no dislike or hatred towards those who want differently. I do believe certain behaviors are wrong. I love God’s approval more than what other people will think of that. And God, who is so pure that He can’t stand sin, sent His Son Jesus to die in the place for all of our sin so that because of it being effectively removed, we can get to know God now and be with Him forever. That’s the reason Christians are willing to go through things like this, because we want to tell people about the marvelous living God who loves us more than we can know.
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