I wear His uniform. That uniform carries with it a certain amount of responsibility, a requirement to strive to represent Him and not myself. That’s not so easy and I’m sure there is great patience and forgiveness shown to those of us who have our less than noble moments. However, some things are just not okay. Like racism and hatred for example.
The always dog whistling, perpetually hate mongering Vox Day has a post up called “Your skin is Your Uniform.” It’s a bit of hysterical racial hyperbole from the Pampered Prince of Pomposity himself. I’d comment on his blog or perhaps send him a strongly worded email in private, but the man is prone to extreme paranoia and thinks I’m stalking him, so he just blocks me. That’s a ridiculous accusation, but conversely I am not going to be quiet or go away either because the things he is saying are just plain wrong. I don’t blame him nearly as much as I blame all those people claiming Christ’s name who support and encourage him. I call you out, every single one of you. Every one.
Vox Day and his ilk are hoping for a good race war, a concept you can see hinted at in his opening words, “Everywhere you go, from San Jose to Melbourne, the race war will find you. Vibrants don’t give a damn that you are a good anti-racist. They could not care less that you deplore racism with every bone in your body.” Praying for the Zombie Apocalypse so they can run about and whack people with shovels, perhaps? Dog whistling hype and hoping to create fear and hysteria? Yes.
I just want to say that I do wear a uniform, I wear Jesus Christ’s uniform and it is not related skin color or race or culture at all. It transcends the physical. If you are going to wear Jesus Christ’s uniform than you are mandated to represent Him and not your own skin.
Your skin is not your uniform, not when you are in Christ and this complete rubbish simply cannot be promoted in His name.
Words have power and we shall all be held accountable for them, every single one. “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.“ -Matthew 12:26
Those who let their brother sin and say nothing will be held accountable, too. “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”- Ezekiel 3:18-18
Now of course the white nationalists and the Christian identotalists are as unlikely to hear me as Vox Day himself, but I have screamed it from the rooftops, and I’ll go right on screaming it, too. You will lose. You can’t fight hatred with hatred. The enemy wins that war every single time.
Love conquors all. Nobody likes to hear that, I get it, but if you don’t believe in it, don’t be trying to claim Jesus Christ as your I-dentity. You actually worship nothing more than your own skin.