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CNN'S Jake Tapper Used the Bible to School Pastor Greg Locke on Respecting Women

Um, Not Correctly He Doesn't

Jake has to go back to school himself

Ain't it great? The most popular book ever gets used for everything from a dust collector to convenient hammer, even by non-believers. Mr. Tapper wouldn't know a Bible verse if it came up and bit him on the nose. Nor would he know how to apply one. He sure shoots wide of the mark with this one.

Did Jesus carry a poster board sign?

People use the Bible all the time, mostly wrong. Jesus didn't "defend women" He defended the weak and repentant. The woman in Luke 7 was repenting, and Simon wouldn't acknowledge because of cultural considerations. Jesus had to point Simon back to the Word. Jake and Jesse need to be pointed back as well.

Stormy Daniels is a hooker.

A hooker by definition has sex for money. Stormy Daniels has sex for money, therefore she is a hooker. A porn star by any other name is still a hooker. And a whore. An unrepentant hooker, selling her story to a media watchdog that tried to bury President Clinton's indiscretions. We never saw interviews like this with Clinton's abused women. Stormy is attacking President Trump for money, which just reinforces the hooker angle.

CNN'S Jake Tapper Used the Bible to School Pastor Greg Locke on Respecting Women

By Jesse Carey March 27, 2018

CNN anchor Jake Tapper got into an interesting exchange on Twitter with controversial pastor Greg Locke, who is probably best known for his viral Facebook videos.

Locke frequently tweets politically charged messages to followers, including a series over the weekend before Stormy Daniels appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss an alleged affair with Donald Trump. The tweet that caught the attention of Tapper read, “The funny thing is @realDonaldTrump is still the President and she’s still a hooker. #StormyDanielsDay

Tapper (and a lot of people on Twitter), rightfully, took issue with a pastor calling a woman (who says she was threatened with violence), “a hooker.”

In a series of tweets, Tapper replied, “I have complete indifference to your feelings about any politician. But you might want to reconsider a refresher course. Hint: the passage is not “hey, go throw stones!” Locke retweeted it, saying, “A CNN Anchor telling people not to throw stones…..that’s the richest Tweet of 2018. Bravo.”

However, also in Tapper’s response was a thread, quoting Luke 7:

A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Simon, I have something to tell you.’

‘Tell me, teacher,’ he said. ‘Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?’

Simon replied, ‘I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.’

‘You have judged correctly’” Jesus said.

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.’

Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’

The other guests began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’

Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'

Locke would later write, “Let me get this straight, we can say all manner of evil slanderous gossip about the leader of the free world with no respect to his office but be critical of a porn star and you’re the bad guy?  Haha. Carry on Liberals. #StormyDanielsDay“.

Daniels has said that she was threatened by mysterious people before the election to keep quiet about the alleged affair.

Locke then wrote, “People are like “if you support Trump you can’t be a Christian”. Do y’all listen when you talk? Jesus hired a demon possessed traitor to handle his money for 3 years. He can use the President if He so desires. Take a seat people.”

Political views are one thing, but there’s no excuse for a pastor to try to shame a woman online (especially one who may have been the victim of threats of violence), by calling her a derogatory name—no matter what her profession is. Jesus regularly defended women—no matter what their past or their profession was. Of anyone, a pastor should know this.

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The Whole Bible Christian Response

Um, no Jake Tapper didn't school anyone because he doesn't know the Bible or use it correctly. And Jesse didn't either.

Let us define "hooker." The word comes from the Civil War when General Hooker encouraged and allowed women of the evening or prostitutes to hang around his command. If someone asked who they were, the reply was, "They're Hookers."

A hooker is a person who has sex for money. Stormy Daniels has sex for money. Therefore she is a hooker. This is only a derogatory term because the job is derogatory. The job is in an industry that demeans women, treats them as objects, and drags down culture as a whole into a sewer. The shame comes from her choice of employment. Locke is correct in calling her a hooker, if for no other reason than she has sex for money.

Jake Tapper (and by agreement, Jesse) uses the Luke 7 passage completely and totally wrongly. The incident between Jesus and the hooker was a lesson on forgiveness, not a lesson on respect for hookers or for women in general. The woman was repenting. There was little room for repenting in rabbinical Judaism at the time. Jesus was accepting her repentance and criticizing Simon for his hard heart in refusing the repentant person.

Jesus did not regularly defend women. He did not carry poster board signs and protest at the town hall. He defended the people who were not given space for repentance because of societal or cultural preferences, none of which were in the Word. Some of these were women. Some were lepers. Some were tax collectors, and some were those who went against tradition (not God's Word, tradition). Kind of like today. The church (as an organization) has very little room for repentant people. In fact there is no reason to repent because they've gotten rid of God's Law and therefore have no sin. It has all kinds of room for those who are not repentant. Jesus is a nice social justice warrior in the general view that apparently came to defend women.

Of course God loves women as well as men. All who believe the same way as God treat other believers, and as much as possible everyone else, with respect, courtesy and love. But love doesn't mean looking the other way regarding sin, and it doesn't mean that a hooker who is trying to make money by tearing down President Trump should be treated with kid gloves, either.

Shalom

Bruce

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