Thursday, September 02, 2004

Face to Face with Destiny

I found last night's Face to Face featuring Brian Tamaki a little disappointing. From a purely intellectual perspective it was a strange and wondrous thing to see someone talk down Kim Hill but it would have been so much better to see Brian asked the really big questions.

I feel the inteview did establish Brain Tamaki's homophobia (or at least the strength of his belief in God's homophobia) but the session on tithes was particularly disappointing. Kim wasted the time in an arid discussion of the Morality/Theology of tithing rather than going for the real questions -

"Well Brian, how much did your church raise in tithes last year?" "And what did you do with it?" (Televangelists should always be confronted by auditors).

And if you're going to allude to a chapter in Hebrews which apparently suggests tithing is no longer appropriate for Christians why not, under the circumstances, explore exactly what money Abraham tithed to Melchisedec when he, according to St Paul, foreshadowed the replacement of the Levitical priesthood by Jesus.

According to Genesis it was the loot recovered when Abraham rescued the Sodomites from their enemies - in other words Abraham fought as well as prayed for his neighbours in Sodom. How does Brian Tamaki square up to that.


Blogger Scotty said...

Homophobia is not standing up against a bill you don't believe in! It's called freedom of speech and expression. The only scary thing is people who don't want others to have that right.

BTW I do not attend Tamaki's church.

6 September 2004 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Greyshade said...

I yield to no one in my defence of free speech as should be clear from my earlier posts. Of course Brian Tamaki has every right to criticise the CUB just as I (and anyone else) have every right to criticise him. FWIW I personally find sodomy distasteful (along with brussels sprouts and reality TV). So I don't do (/eat/watch) it. It doesn't bother me if other people take a different view and I can't understand why it should.

My opinion that Brian Tamaki is homophobic is, of course, only an opinion but it is a considered opinion and I stand by it until someone can convince me otherwise.

6 September 2004 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any man who claims to be God appionted and stand with such hatred and vengance towards a group or individual as Tamki and his church does destroys the very principles of the Gospel of Christ. No man stands higher than God and no man sits in the seat of judgement. That place is reserved for God HIMSELF. To abuse and berate another because of their sexual preference challanges the very essence of the belief Tamaki holds as a whip to others. Shame on him, and shame on those who follow blindly without thought or consideration of truth.

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