Friday, May 01, 2009

    Quote of the Day: Tony Campolo

    Several bloggers I follow have been or will be doing the 30 Hour Famine (an excellent experiential opportunity for youth). Any time the issue of responding to world hunger comes up, I'm reminded of my favorite evangelical, Tony Campolo, and this priceless quote:

    “I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”

    And for a further understanding of why I, a progessive Christian, would love to sit down and chat with Tony, see the video below.



    St. Brianstine said...

    Can we see beyond it? No. Just watch the entire video and substitute "murderer" for "gay" and see his logic.

    Brian said...

    Brian, you don't lend your theological viewpoint much integrity when making these sorts of incongruent comparisons...nor do you leave open much space for dialogue.

    DaYouthGuy said...

    St Brianstine - oh please.

    Brian - Have you read "Letters to a Young Evangelical"? Being neither young nor evangelical I still found the book absolutely wonderful.

    Revmarmi said...

    Heard Tony years ago at a CC(DOC) General Assembly!
    On another note, as a progressive Christian and Disciple, I wish you would support A Fast That Lasts for Week of Compassion and One Great Hour of Sharing. Similar hunger education and fundraising event with Mission Partners from DOC and UCC sharing witness on video and donations going to CWS, which I would prefer to World Vision. Did it this year with Presbyterian and Disciple youth and our 16 kids raised $1000 and worked at a United Methodist food pantry.

    Ryan said...

    I love Tony also. He always has a way of really getting to you and making you think. His book entitled: "Speaking My Mind" will either piss you off or intrigue you but it is worth a read for everyone. Thanks for the post Brian!

    Molly said...

    "Love the sinner, hate the sin in your own life...."

    I like that.

    Thanks for posting this!