I’m not always quick on the draw about responding to comments made on the blogosphere. Chalk it up to a busy schedule. And, there’s also times where I don’t have a response immediately, but in the course of my reading, I come across something that addresses a statement made in the past.
Over at Blue Collar Philosophy, a political blog disguised as a Christian blog, Blue Colla Todd, referenced a case of a homeless individual beating a senior citizen to death. His only comment to this was that this is “An argument that the homeless should be in mental institutions?” Seriously? Yes, let’s lock up all the homeless in mental institutions. That’s one way to solve the problem. But not the Christian way to solve the problem.
In another post, Todd comments on a homeless man going nuts, “The troubling part about the video is not so much the homeless guy wigging out, that should be expected.” I’ve spent plenty of time around homeless persons and have never expected one to wig out.
Stereotypical comments from a conservative Christian who probably hasn’t even spent any time of substance with the homeless population. His response to the problem of homelessness is to marginalize the marginalized even more! What kind of Christian response is that? It’s a political response, not a Christian one. I think maybe Todd should take a good, hard look at the book of Amos.