Friday, April 23, 2010
Did The Government make "Most Blacks" Immoral?
This is an excellent interview. Cenk Uygur, the Young Turk, interviews Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, and Reverend Peterson blows TYT's mind, making bold statements that no white person could get away with. According to Reverend Peterson, "most blacks" are morally deficient. He blames the government, specifically welfare and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs for replacing the father and making him unnecessary. Even those who are not on those programs are morally damaged because they support them.
Do you agree with Rev. Peterson's assessment?
A theological word of caution: In one part of the interview the host makes reference to Leviticus 11:9-12, and implies that homosexuality is on the same moral plane as eating shellfish (kosher law). He is dead wrong, but this requires an explanation.
Leviticus is the book in the Pentateuch that pertains to priestly laws about what is holy and unholy. This is a cermonial law that goes beyond the moral law, just like how in Pre-Vatican II times in the Catholic Faith it was a mortal sin to eat meat on Fridays, or this ceremonial law is analgous to Jews not eating pork. Eating shrimp is not intrinsically wrong, but homosexuality is intrinsically disordered. God was preparing Israel for the Incarnation of Jesus. That was the whole purpose of of the Old Covenant ceremonial laws. With Christ's sacrifice an institution of the New Covenant the old temperal cermomial laws have been replaced but the moral law is eternal. It remains unchanged. The prohibitions against murder, theft, blasphemy, impiety, covetousness, and sexual immorality (adultery, incest, bestiality, and, yes, homosexual acts) are everlasting.