Tuesday, March 27, 2007
(9:28 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Evangelical MemoriesJodi has a post up about the politics of profanity. Her point about the ways in which people accused of wrongdoing will often make a bigger deal out of any profanity used in the accusation reminds me of the preacher Tony Campolo, who once told an audience, "A lot of people you know are well on their way to hell, and you don't give a shit. In fact, you care more about the fact that I just said 'shit.'"
Aside from being an evangelical, Campolo is actually a pretty cool guy. From what I understand, he was kind of blackballed by the evangelicals because he was a spiritual advisor for Clinton during the blow-job scandal. A couple years ago, my parents wanted his new book for Christmas, and I couldn't find it at any of the Christian bookstores. They probably had to conserve space for all the copies of The Couples Who Aren't Ready for Children But Are Getting a Dog as a "Test Run" Study Bible (2nd edition).