Shepard Smith Pulls the ‘Sharia Law’ Card to Defend Homosexuality
The following is from Mediate.com:
“During Fox News’ live coverage of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ release from prison, anchor Shepard Smith suddenly spoke over the press conference to chastise Davis and those who supported her decision to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses.
“‘They set this up as a religious play again,’ he said. ‘This is the same crowd that says, “We don’t want Sharia law, don’t let them tell us what to do, keep their religion out of our lives and out of our government.” Well, here we go again.’”
There’s the race card, the war on women card, and now the Sharia Law card. when you can’t argue the facts, history, logic, and moral absolutes, all you have left is a stacked debt of clichés.
Opposing same-sex sexuality is hardly unique to Sharia Law. Prior to just a few years ago, opposition to same-sex sexuality was almost universal. Even President Obama was against same-sex sexuality and nobody ever equated his stance as equivalent to Sharia law.
If we follow Shepard Smith’s logic, any law that is shared with Islam and advocates of Sharia law must be rejected.
Really? Christianity also teaches that murder, stealing, committing perjury, tripping blind people, moving your neighbor’s boundary marker are also wrong. These are shared by most if not all religions. For example, the implications of the eighth commandment, “You shall not steal,” finds various applications. Here’s one from the state of Georgia that is applicable to property cases and surveys used to delineate boundary markers:
“Iron pins are a common and useful means of identifying property corners and they and other similar monuments serve a useful purpose. The installation and maintenance of permanent monuments identifying land corners even preserves the good order of society itself. From earliest times the law not only authorized but protected landmarks. Interference with landmarks of another was a violation of the Mosaic law. See Deuteronomy 19:14; 27:17; Job 24:2; Proverbs 22:28; 23:10. (256 Ga. 54, International Paper Realty Company v. Bethune. No. 43092. Supreme Court of Georgia, June 10, 1986).”
So if Islam teaches that is wrong to move a neighbor’s boundary markers, we in the United States must abolish the law? Should we cleanse our judicial system of this and other civilization-building laws as well?
What standard is Shepard Smith going to use? The standard of five unelected judges?
In reality, it’s the worldview of the left and the homosexual lobby that is nearly identical to Sharia law when it comes to opposing Christianity:
“Muslim ‘apostates’ are the most common victims [of attempts to the world]. Exempted from automatic execution, it appears, are Christians who do not resist their new government. Baghdadi permits them to live, as long as they pay a special tax, known as the jizya, and acknowledge their subjugation. The Koranic authority for this practice is not in dispute.” (Graeme Wood, “What ISIS Really Wants,” The Atlantic (March 2015).
Similarly, Christians can live in the United States, but they must “acknowledge their subjugation.” It’s a lesson that Kim Davis is learning.
Poisoning the well is a popular tactic of the left. Find some commonality, no matter how obscure, with a hated worldview and claim that a worldview enemy is “just like it.”
Adolf Hitler promoted the idea of a ‘Peoples Car.’ We know it as the Volkswagen.
“The Volkswagen was a centerpiece of Nazism’s claims to benefit ordinary Germans. Hitler proposed to build a cheap car that almost anyone could afford. He gave it the name ‘KdF Wagen,’ which we know as the Volkswagen. . . . As early as 1934, he had talked with the most famous German automotive engineer Dr. Porsche about carrying out his thinking, and given him the commission to undertake the construction of the German Volkswagen.”
If you drive a Volkswagen (or a Porsche) . . . you must be a Nazi sympathizer. Perfect logic, according to Shepard Smith
People like Shepard Smith have no moral anchor. They can’t account for what’s morally right or wrong given their hostility to Christianity. All they can do is poison the well by making a comparison to Sharia law. If he and others get their way, a poisoned society will be the result.