I’m not going to get into the specifics of the whole Komen controversy because its been done ad nausem. But I do have one question: where should the Church be in all this?
The whole mess concerning the two groups was one more annoying incident in the culture wars. Each side, including many a Christian, took their usual sides in this forever battle. We slunged mud at the other side with equal ferocity, all in the name of being on the side of right, of course.
But how should followers of Jesus respond? How do we handle issues in ways that aren’t aping what we seeing the wider culture? Why are we so quick to turn even an issue that everyone agrees is a major problem: breast cancer, into war of words? Why are people so willing to paint everything as black and white and not try to see another viewpoint or veiwpoints?
What is sorely missing in the life of the church today, no matter what side you are on, is how to think theologically and engage culture. What we tend to do is hold on to our positions, convinced they are God’s instead of sitting down and trying to discern things. Instead of trying to find God’s will, we have already decided we know God’s will and need to tell those other guy how stupid and evil they are.
The Church, liberal and conservatives, have acted like asses in the last few days. When it comes to showing a “more excellent way” of being in the world. We fall short.