Best wishes for Scott Nemeth

The never-ending, hard-hitting, Great Recession in the United States (which President Obama seems not capable to solve—but that’s neither here nor there) has taken a toll on fellow bloggist Scott Nemeth, author of Not Another Generation one of the most controversial links I have ever posted on my blog site. Not Another Generation which took on the “sexual purity” movement in American Evangelical Christianity has closed it’s doors for now.  My thoughts and prayers go with Scott for him to find some meaningful employment and soon. Some people (of an utlra-conservative far right evangelical and fundamentalist bent)  violently accused him promoting sexual libertinism. He was trying his best, in his own way —as he sincerely understood it—to form a “third way” as an alternative to sexual  libertinism and sexual repression. Of course, I debated which should be included in this “third way”. He believed that the homosexual orientation and practice (in a permanent relationship) should be included in the third way. I only believed the orientation should be included (Bruxy Cavey and Tony Campolo agree here). He took to task vigourously those hard-line fundagelicals who preached about abstaining from sexual intercourse to people ranging from their teens to thirties but hypocritically mocking and making fun (instead of supporting) of those who were real life 40 year old virgins. Go get ’em Scott!  Scott had no use for Church Father Augustine who influenced not only the Roman Catholic view on sexuality but the Protestant view too  (yes, the Jews were really the sex-positive monotheists). Scott was bold in his belief that believers are sexual beings and for one to angrily and bullyingly assert that one better be “asexual” until their married was simply mental nonsense to say the least. I know for sure this is not last time we will hear from Scott.  Probably it is one door (metaphorically speaking, of course) has closed and another will open for Scott.  I don’t believe his work is completely done in the world of blogdom. One chapter is closed. The next chapter is to be written on his own terms. People like myself will wait. Take care and God bless Scott.

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