Are the teachings of Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount now merely "weak" and "liberal talking points"?

A while ago we had a thread on an article Russell Moore published based upon his latest book.

Today I read an article that referenced an interview he gave to NPR as part of publicising that same book. It contained the following, disquieting, comment:

MOORE: Well, it was the result of having multiple pastors tell me essentially the same story about quoting the Sermon on the Mount parenthetically in their preaching - turn the other cheek - to have someone come up after and to say, where did you get those liberal talking points? And what was alarming to me is that in most of these scenarios, when the pastor would say, I’m literally quoting Jesus Christ, the response would not be, I apologize. The response would be, yes, but that doesn’t work anymore. That’s weak. And when we get to the point where the teachings of Jesus himself are seen as subversive to us, then we’re in a crisis.

These sorts of views make me very happy to have the breadth of the Pacific Ocean between myself and those who hold them, and very nervous to be on the same planet as a country which both has a politically-powerful minority that holds these views, and has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.


Where ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself’ only applies to literal neighbours who live in the same street (and only if they are the same colour) and couldn’t possibly apply to metaphorical neighbours in other countries who are trying to escape from oppressive regimes or defend against invading armies.


I often think that if this sort met the Good Samaritan (or his modern equivalent), they wouldn’t emulate him so much as lock him up and have him deported.


Lest anyone have doubts, this is a US Christian’s view:

“…all the money wasted on Ukraine could have been used to complete the Southern border wall twice over.”

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Ahh yes Jesus, that liberal cuck. These are the same people who run to the nearest tanning booth to UV-bake their testicles in fear of not being enough of a Real ManTM after watching the latest Tucker Carlson rant.

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