The Left practically lit its own hair on fire in anger after a group of evangelical Christians affirmed Tuesday that they still think exactly what they thought before.
Seriously. That’s all that happened.
Late last week, the Southern Baptist Convention's Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood issued what’s come to be known as the Nashville Statement, a simple manifesto affirming longstanding Christian doctrine on sexuality, along with the Biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.The list of signers included prominent evangelical leaders like Al Mohler, John MacArthur, John Piper and Russell Moore, among dozens of others.
While newly reaffirmed, nothing in the statement’s 14 articles changed a thing regarding basic Christian doctrine. It was about as earth-shattering as saying water is still wet. But of course, that didn’t keep the Left from freaking out, as though basic Judeo-Christian values were suddenly something new.
I look forward to a number of the religious leaders who signed #NashvilleStatement being outed for their own sexual infidelities soon. Yep.— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) August 30, 2017
Thank you to the #NashvilleStatement and Joel Osteen for reminding America that evangelicals are actually hypocritical anti-Christian scum.— Snowy Egret (@snowyegret14) August 30, 2017
The #NashvilleStatement is a statement of some who interpret the Bible to their will. They fall short of the Love of God. Their hate blinds— Snarky Marky (@mark_makowski) August 30, 2017
#NashvilleStatement is un-American toilet paper written by Trump fans who use religion as a cover for their bigotry & their hate of equality— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 30, 2017
But seriously. I must have missed the part where Jesus said, "Blessed are the transphobic, keeping My Kingdom pure." #NashvilleStatement— Nicolette (@nyc0lette) August 30, 2017
One woman even found a way to tie in racism (because of course) and accuse Christians of supporting white supremacy (which they didn’t):
I find it funny they are quick to denounce homosexuality but when it comes to racism and white supremacy... SILENCE. #NashvilleStatement— MalyndaHale (@MalyndaHale) August 30, 2017
Much more surprising than anything in the Nashville Statement is the notion that anyone would be shocked by it in the first place, considering it’s still literally the same thing Southern Baptists have always believed. And those fundamental tenants don't change just because society does.
That's kind of the whole point.