"and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks." Ephesians 5:4 (NASB)What does bother me in all of this is is the growing sense of selective indignation that seems to fall solidly along ideological lines. In other words, the way we've become "Balkanized in our Butt-Hurt". Many of those who are now baying for the banishment of Rosanne were themselves, chortling with joy over Ms. Michelle Wolf's shtick just a few weeks ago. But don't think I'm giving Rosanne a pass in all of this; I found her little twitter bit to be equally distasteful, unfunny, and unhelpful.
The Ad hominem attacks in Ms. Barr's tweet storm were base, crass, and unsettling. I do hope that this was, as she confessed, done under the influence rather than typed with a clear head. Yet this said, we're demanding that one woman be silenced as we celebrate the vicious, venomous verbal assaults of another woman. This is a cognitive dissonance of the first order. Our demands for civil decency must be nonpartisan.
Love one another my friends.