The Girly Medal of Honor

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Things have become very busy as they always do around holiday time. Anyway, I came across this blog post from Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, and it really deserves comment.

Basically, Mr. Fischer is upset about the “feminization” of the Congressional Medal of Honor. He thinks there is a disturbing trend of recent recipients of the Medal being honored for saving lives, not ending them. Saving people, apparently, is for girls, while killing is for the tough hombres.

His main argument is that we honor and worship Jesus for crushing the enemy:

The significance of the cross is not just that Jesus laid down his life for us, but that he defeated the enemy of our souls in the process. It was on the cross that he crushed the head of the serpent. It was on the cross that “he disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).

The cross represented a cosmic showdown between the forces of light and the forces of darkness, and our commanding general claimed the ultimate prize by defeating our unseen enemy and liberating an entire planet from his bondage.

We rightly honor those who give up their lives to save their comrades. It’s about time we started also honoring those who kill bad guys.”

Perhaps Mr. Fischer forgot about Jesus’ central message of peace and love and tolerance. That all war is despicable. That every soldier on the other side that we see as a “bad guy” is perceiving US as the “bad guy.” And that everyone on both sides has a wife or husband, children who love them, hobbies, aspirations, and a life they would sorely love to be able to live if only governments would stop deciding conflicts by who kills the most of each other’s citizenry.

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