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Why Does @SarahJeong Hate Jesus?

Posted on | August 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.”
Romans 1:18-19 (KJV)

After posting about this controversy Thursday afternoon (“Fringe Extremist Hate-Monger @SarahJeong Hired by New York Times”), I had lunch with my brother, then took a nap and, when I woke up, decided to dig a bit more into Ms. Jeong’s Twitter timeline. What I found was rather remarkable, and I worked until dawn to write a column about it:

In the uproar over Sarah Jeong’s hiring by the New York Times, the focus on her history of hateful rhetoric against white people overlooked her many other expressions of hatred — toward males, Christians, and police officers, among others. While her new employers have apparently accepted Ms. Jeong’s disingenuous excuse that she was “engaged in what I thought of at the time as counter-trolling… intended as satire,” this cannot explain away her demonstrable habit of deliberately insulting entire groups of people. It is not true, as she claimed, that she merely “mimicked the language of my harassers.”
Consider, for example, Ms. Jeong’s oft-expressed contempt for Christians, including her own parents. She “grew up in a conservative evangelical Christian bubble,” but “became an annoying atheist” as a teenager, when she was “trapped in a fundamentalist Christian school.” After attending the University of California-Berkeley and graduating from Harvard Law, Ms. Jeong pronounced herself a member of the “educated left wing elite.” She says she has now “mostly cut myself off from the conservative evangelical community,”and condemns Christians who “indoctrinate children” with “reality-denying belief systems.” Ms. Jeong’s spiteful denunciation of her parents’ faith was not “counter-trolling,” nor was it “intended as satire.” These anti-Christian remarks appear to express her sincere beliefs, no different from her many similar expressions of contempt for other groups. . . .

You can read the whole thing at The American Spectator. It’s been linked at Instapundit and by Daniel Greenfield at FrontPageMagazine, and there’s a Memeorandum thread, too. One well-aimed shot can have remarkable effects, and the Daily Caller has followed up with some anti-police tweets from Ms. Jeong (e.g., “f–k the police”) that even I overlooked.

Bad things tend to happen to people who invite the wrath of God. Selah.



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