Jarrett Lucas, the Souforce co-protestor leader who claimed Simmons College had the “worst policies” he has ever seen, has some of the most extreme views we have ever seen. Lucas is emerging as Soulforce’s strangely moralizing hypocrite du jour.
Lucas, a former Jehovahs Witness, said Soulforce is not a Christian organization, but a montage of several religions which probably accounts for the weird notions and interpretations they come up with when attempting to tell Christian schools what to believe about the Bible.
People wonder, “Is Soul Force a Christian organization?” and no, it’s interfaith and that represents the full spectrum from atheist, agnostic, jewish, christian, yes.”
How can an atheist, agnostic or jew properly interpret the Bible? But this is the premise Soulforce and its Equality Riders protest squad is operating on. That’s like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad telling the American people how to interpret our US Constitution. The Equality Riders are no more qualified to tell Christian Schools what they should believe than Ahmadinejad is qualified to run for US public office.
Although Lucas admits that he was hooked on pornography –while in high school—, he instead calls his grandparent’s views on homosexuality and porn as “skewered and distorted”. Lucas blames them for disciplining him. Imagine adults discipling a teen for looking at porn and the teen calls it “distorted”. But who’s really distorted, Lucas or his grandparents?
” Because I had a computer and internet, and was very curious about myself and the world– I had pornography on the computer. He made it clear that I had to be gone within two hours. He didn’t say where. Pretty much what was important was what and why you need to be gone. But, it was also him doing what he thought was right, you know.
“God’s love and punishment, I have to kick you out. I can’t accept this. I can’t stand for it.”
And so, I was kicked out that day.”
Lucas never says that pornography was wrong, only that it was wrong that his grandfather for telling him to leave the house.
Lucas does not say what his current religious beliefs are but without ever having denounced his pornography addiction and his false Jehovah’s Witness heresy, Christian schools can not afford to enter into “dialogue” with such a person. Lucas should be the last person to dictate what sexual morals are all about especially since his own morals are in question. He told NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff “We want to have a conversation about LGBT [Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] people, their lives, their morality. And, we’ll do it within communities of faith”
Oh really Mr. Lucas? You want to have a conversation about other people’s morality? Why don’t you start with the devastating statistics of porn addiction? Something you have yet to denounce or speak out against.
38 percent of adults believe it is “morally acceptable” to look at pictures of nudity or explicit sexual behavior Morality Continues to Decay. Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
59 percent of adults believe it is ˜morally acceptable” to have sexual thoughts or fantasies Morality Continues to Decay. Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
38 percent of adults believe there is nothing wrong with pornography use Morality Continues to Decay. Barna Research Group, 3 November, 2003.
42 percent of surveyed adults indicated that their partners use of pornography made them feel insecure. Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.
41 percent of surveyed adults admitted they felt less attractive due to their partner’s pornography use. Marriage Related Research, Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D. Christian Counseling Today, 2004 Vol. 12 No. 1.
In December of 2000, the National Coalition to Protect Children and Families surveyed 5 Christian Campuses to see how the next generation of believers was doing with sexual purity:
48% of males admitted to current porn use 68% of males said they intentionally viewed a sexually explicit site at the school
There you go Jarrett Lucas. Porn is distorted. Homosexuality is distorted. You and your Soulforce crusade against Christian Schools is distorted.