I am a Christian who thinks that sex outside of marriage is morally upright in our current time. This post doesn’t address sex outside of marriage, but another sin – gossip. The Bible denigrates gossip throughout the Bible, whether you read the OT or the NT. God despises gossip so much that it makes it on the list of sins that God hates (Proverbs 6).
Rooshv readers know that he had a change to throw a friend of his under a bus (see this post, “Your Friend is Creepy“) and he didn’t. So far as I know, Roosh is not a Christian and could have easily betrayed his friend in the situation, but he didn’t. When I read this story I was impressed because a similar story happened to me recently, only I was watching this happen. I don’t want to go into details, or else I’ll be guilty of gossip myself, but suffice to say I watched as several people, who are devout Christians staying pure until marriage, betrayed a close friend of theirs to suck up to a girl accusing the guy who was not around as “creepy.” I defended the guy, even though the people attacked me for “not knowing him well.”
Later, I told both of the individuals that I didn’t think what they did was Biblical, and asked if they would tell their friend to his face what they thought. They did not and admitted that they would not (while asking me to keep it quiet from him).
My point here is that I find it ironic how sex outside of marriage is so wrong, yet examples of gossip and deceit are ubiquitous in the average Christian church. When you solve all the gossip and lying problems in your church, then you can preach about how terrible sex is on my blog.
I’ll be waiting.