So last week I tweeted: “The whole #metoo movement is an attempt at crowdsourcing justification. The reason Christians should hate it is not because the mistreatment of women is acceptable but because only biblical justice can confront sin sufficiently & bring healing through the blood of Jesus.”
And even though this seems to me like one of the more straightforward things I’ve tweeted over the years, it still turned up a few questions that I want to try to answer here, without backing down from what I wrote in the slightest. In fact, God helping me, I want to more than double down. In fact, I’d like to stand on my chair and swing a dead cat over my head while delivering my fiercest Indian war whoops to the general populous.
The #MeToo movement is a complete scam, a complete con-job, a full-throated cheat. #MeToo is a diseased pig wearing a dinner gown and a ludicrous smear of lipstick. #MeToo is a hag with hairy legs shuffling around in a pink tutu. #MeToo is an obese butch with a smoker’s voice trying to sing a lullaby. #MeToo is a parasitic farce that sucks the blood of a charade that picks the fleas from a travesty of a lie that was so lame they gave it a Nobel Peace Prize. It’s a sham, a speckled corpse, a black tooth, a fraud.
How can I say such things? Aren’t there hurting women who have suffered unimaginable horrors at the hands of wicked men? Hasn’t our culture propped up a society that gags women from speaking out about their abuse? Shouldn’t Christians applaud the outing of creepy men and cheer the women who courageously come forward to confront their abusers?
Well, actually, yes. A hundred times, yes. And my hatred of #MeToo is precisely because the #MeToo movement isn’t doing any of that. It’s all lies. This is like Hitler wishing the Jews a Happy Hanukah. This is like the KKK running #BlackLivesMatter. This is like Planned Parenthood celebrating Mother’s Day. Oh wait. They did. And we are the sort of gullible, naïve fools who go along with this kind of insanity.
I do believe there are hurting women who have been mistreated horribly, and I hate #MeToo because it will do absolutely nothing to help them. Our culture has propped up a society that gags women from speaking out about their abuse, and #MeToo is more of the same. Yes, you heard me right: This #MeToo idiocy will end up silencing far more women than it liberates. Yes, Christians should applaud evil creeps getting justice and those women who testify against their abusers. But that isn’t what is happening in the slightest.
How can I speak with such assurance? How do I know that it’s all a bunch of rotting lies? Well I’m glad you asked. The reason I know is because the #MeToo movement has not raised one little finger of defiance against the massive, enslaving burdens that our culture has laid on the backs of women. You cannot banish transcendent standards of justice and truth and morality from the land, and then stand up and make anything like a moral pronouncement without at the same time proclaiming yourself a god or goddess. There is always a god, a goddess, a deity, and therefore, we will either have the God of Heaven and His Christ who was crucified and raised from the dead for the salvation of the world or else we will have whoever is insisting that it must not be Him. And mark this: everyone who rejects Jesus Christ is gaming for His job. And all the pretenders to Godhead are tyrants, slave-traders, abusers, Pharaohs, genocidal maniacs.
But this is all much too philosophical. Let us state it simply for the simpletons. The same people running this circus show called #MeToo insist on the right of women to murder their babies. Full stop. Do not tell me that these clowns have any interest in women. They are murdering them by the thousands, by the millions. I do not say that Planned Parenthood is doing some good, since butchering babies is only 3% of what they do. But there is more. The same folks pontificating from their thrones of moral godhead would also have us believe that it is good and right and beautiful for a woman to have her breasts removed because she hates that God created her as a woman. Any movement that claims to care about the abuse of women must speak up here or else they are liars.
Or how about the pornography that passes as artistic expression in film? How about all those “brave” women take a stand there – insisting that they will not sell their bodies like so many pieces of flesh, like objects to be ogled and used? But the fact of the matter is that if there ever was a strike and the women walked out of Hollywood and said they weren’t going to sell their flesh anymore, you better believe it would go down in flames. There is no deep virtue hiding in Hollywood. The whole damn thing is propped up by the lust of men. Right now we have a highly controlled release valve scapegoating some of the more annoying elements of the demonic monster we have created. Weinstein and Schneiderman are sacrifices to the goddess, and meanwhile, there is absolute silence on pornography, nudity on screen, abortion, not to mention all the LGBT perversions. I will believe #MeToo is something more than a pharisaical virtue signaling when Bruce Jenner is officially notified that he is a big part of the problem, when Cecile Richards is publicly condemned for her role in our nations’s holocaust, when Ellen Degeneres cannot show her face in public. Then I will believe that #MeToo may actually be about justice.
The question Christians must always be asking is by what standard? At the moment, the standard for #MeToo is clearly the sentiments of the mob and has nothing whatsoever to do with what the God of Heaven has to say about the treatment of women. Because that sort of thing would actually require repentance based on the Bible. But in it’s place, the high priests of our culture offer their dollar store knock offs, which cannot be anything other than faux-justice because they are making it up on the spot. Their “justice” allows for the murder of millions of babies; their “justice” allows for the exploitation of women on the screen. And then in croaking unctuous tones they announce that they
don’t care about the plight of women and love deplore the systems of silence that have caused great money harm. And the Christians come running with their wide precious eyes, their naïveté pinwheels spinning on their gullibility caps, groveling at the skirts of their lubricious overlords begging for a few more crumbs of guilt crack.
These people cannot set you free. They do not know the way out of the dungeon of guilt and pain and shame. They are not here to help. How could they? They are here to lead you further into the dark, further into confusion, further into silence. They love the darkness. It’s where they hide, and it’s where they want to take you. They call their slavery freedom, and they call their silence speaking out. You cannot banish justice and then offer anything resembling a solution. Despite all her faults, the Christian Church has the advantage of at least still clinging to something resembling a standard — the Bible. But #MeToo cannot offer anything other than more confusion, more silence, more harm because it officially believes there is no such thing as justice, no such thing as a standard, other than the whims of their mob lust. And this being the case, all it can offer is more guilt, more shame, more pain, more confusion, and all in the name of helping.
And this is why I said the #MeToo movement is an attempt at crowdsourcing justification. But there is no amount of attention that will make your pain go away. There is no amount of sympathy from the masses that will make it right. You will not get justice, healing, or relief by the social media mob. They are drunk on their lusts. And yes, while they put on their compassionate, sympathetic face for you, they cannot justify you. They cannot put it right. In order to be justified, you have to have a standard of justice. And the standard is currently: we have no standard. We must be “free” to do whatever perversity comes into our minds. But mark it carefully: by that standard Harvey Weinstein is your hero; Weinstein is your god.
My point is that we are Christians. This doesn’t mean that we overlook sin or pretend it doesn’t exist. The center of our faith is a Roman cross and a perfect man beat to a bloody pulp for sin – a good man, the only good man, screaming and gasping for air – for our sin, for our healing. By His stripes we are healed. We are not healed by the number of people who know we were abused. We are not healed by the number of people who thank us for our courage or tell us how sorry they are for how we were treated. We are healed by the blood of Christ. We are healed as sin is actually named, confronted directly, and biblical justice is brought to bear. This means that no matter how horribly we have been treated, we must confess and be forgiven for our own sin. This means recognizing that every son or daughter of Adam has joined the rebel mob to some extent and therefore we all need justification, we all need to be forgiven and made right. And the God and Father of our Lord Jesus offers free mercy in His Son. He offers justification simply by faith alone, by trusting in His Son dying in our place and receiving His perfect, spotless righteousness in return. And if God justifies, no man can condemn, no mob can accuse. And from this place of perfect justice in Jesus Christ, the only Just One, true justice may be sought in this world. This may mean calling the cops, calling the elders, calling parents, calling a school superintendent, and if one of those doesn’t work, calling their superiors. But this isn’t an emotional blowup, vindication by outrage, which is a fire that never goes out and a sword that ultimately devours all those who try to wield it. This is biblical justice, fully submitting to the Word of God, worked out in the shadow of the cross where God takes away our burdens, truly sets us free, and heals every wound. In the shadow of this cross, God assures us that He is Lord, and that He is making all things new.