Dr. Hotze, You're Doing It Wrong
Alright, folks. I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out. Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain for a few people that would call themselves 'party leaders'. Those that run a 'conservative' PAC in the state of Texas that formed some time ago to enable those in charge there to continue to gate-keep from their high horses. As one of my activist friends would say, "Name names." Oh, don't you worry, that's coming.
Steven Hotze is well-known in Harris County for his contributions to the local political scene. By that I mean that he runs a slate mailer with paid for endorsements by candidates seeking elected office; mostly state representatives and judges that are local to Harris County. He also uses his place of position to lobby in support of traditional family values laws and potential laws that come across the desks of state legislators. He opposes abortion, gay marriage and the bathroom bill which would allow people to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the sex with which they identify. This has been and still is a hotly contested issue seeing as how it's been raised again in the Texas 85th special session coming up on July 18th.
I actually AGREE with Dr. Hotze on his traditional family values. I'm pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. I, too, am a Christian and feel called by the great commission in Matthew 28 where Jesus gives us the charge to, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." There's just one glaring problem with Dr. Hotze's method; he's doing it wrong.
I'm not an avid reader of the Huffington Post by any means, but this article showed up in my news feed, and I just had to say something. In the article, it quotes Dr. Hotze as saying in the name of Jesus, "...May they (legislators) be consumed, collapse, rot and be blown away as dust from their current positions because of their wicked works, thoughts and deeds. May people scorn them and nations abhor them. May their punishment lead them to repentance and faith in Christ. May God’s will be done in their lives."
I can't think of a worse prayer. I do not agree with that at all. If Dr. Hotze is truly about Christ and doing His work, he's doing it wrong. This is an embarrassment to the name of Jesus and to Christians alike. It's also an embarrassment to the GOP. And we wonder why we can't win people over with our conservative principles and values. To counter what Dr. Hotze is saying, I'm reminded of the scripture verse in 1Peter 4:8 which says, "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins."
Well, I guess there's just one thing left for me to say to Dr. Hotze, "Bless your heart."