Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Missing the Point

I was happy to learn this morning that the folks at Breakpoint now have a group blog, called The Point. (HT: Keith Plummer)

But I was a bit shocked to see this post on Mark Driscoll by Anne Morse, frequent co-author with Chuck Colson. Apparently only having read Lauren Sandler's hit piece in, she says that Driscoll is a "fundamentalist" who "urges women to have lots and lots of babies in order to increase the number of people who will vote for conservatives." Morse goes on: "This both objectifies women, who are viewed as baby-making machines, and values babies as a means to an end rather than as ends in themselves. This attitude makes the Christians who teach it little different from those who would create babies in order to use them for spare parts."

I wonder if she ever stopped to ponder whether or not Sandler and Slate got things right. This is one of the problems with slander: even smart people who should know better get swept into it.

(BTW, Morse may be interested in reading Driscoll's thoughts on meeting Colson for the first time, and this subsequent exchange between Driscoll and Colson.)