My fellow soldier Harris Rigby was gonna write this one up, but he already wrote one furry story today and is currently suffering from shell shock.
It falls to me then to storm the beaches of Wokedom and assault the clown world with truth and logic.
Yes, this is a real article.
Someone wrote it completely without irony.
Anyone think this exact moment would be a great time for Jesus to come back?
From the article:
Here's a problem you never knew existed: Christian furries are worried people will come after them… for being Christians. That's the premise of a Religion News Service article by Riley Farrell, who spoke with leaders of the Christian Furry Fellowship ("Bringing the Good News to the Furry Fandom") about the two things they feel obligated to hide from people in their lives: their faith and their fursonas.
I know there's that one person out there who says Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, would be totally fine with people made in His image to be pretending to be animals in social circles that are often perverse cosplays for living out sexual fantasies.
To that, I'd direct you to Romans chapter 1.
For the rest of you sane people, here's more:
It's one thing to hide behind a costume where you can let your avatar represent you. But when you feel most at home in a furry subculture that's more atheist/agnostic than Christian, and very welcoming to and accepting of LGBTQ people, what happens when you're a conservative Christ-follower who believes most of the furries you hang out with are Hell-bound?
Yeah, when the Apostle Paul said "I become all things to all men," he wasn't talking about this.
Some of you reading this aren't Christians (what are you waiting for?), but it's worth explaining why this insanity is about as opposite of Christian teaching as it gets.
Lets get to the original Religion News Service article to meet some of these "Christian" furries:
God placed Hund in the community, he said.
"He knew that me dressing up like a blue dog would get me out of my depression, grow my social skills and make me the person I am today," Hund said. Hund the Hound's YouTube channel, which Hund has managed with his wife, Lilly the Fox, since March 2017, has 320,000 views and nearly 5,000 subscribers.
That's a god of your own making, bud.
It brings to mind Jeremiah 32:35, where the Israelites had been teaching that God wanted them to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech.
I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination...
There are a lot of people who use the word "God" in America who have nothing to do with Christianity, and there are plenty more who call on the name of "Jesus" who know nothing of Christ at all and are in danger of hell.
Christian furries interviewed for this story, including leaders of the group that calls itself the Christian Furry Fellowship, asked to be anonymous, fearing "doxxing" from within the largely secular furry community for their Christian identity and ostracization from their professional lives for their furry hobby.
"My furry friendships are a blessing," said one CFF organizer with a red fox fursona who asked to be called "F." "And for that reason, I am sad to see so much grief within the fandom that could be helped by the knowledge of the Lord."
I can see it now:
- Christian Pedophiles Network
- Groomers for God
- Crackheads for Christ
- Christian Prostitute Fellowship
- Christian Traffickers Club
- Wifebeaters Bible Study
As I said before, when the Apostle Paul said we should become all things to reach people with the news about Jesus Christ, he didn't mean breaking God's commands and moral law in the process.
You can sit here and argue that dressing up in an animal costume born out of a sexual subculture can somehow be redeemed, but you sound an awful lot like the Pharisees who were concerned about how close they could get to the moral law without breaking it than Christ, who said it would be better to cut off our own hands and gouge out our own eyes than to sin.
In other words, when in doubt, run as far and fast away from sin as you can and don't look back.
CFF members mostly meet on Discord and Telegram for Bible study and fellowship.
Oh goodness. I might be a curmudgeonly theologian, but even I was part of some Halo Bible studies over Xbox and TeamSpeak back in the day.
This is nothing like that.
Jonathan Duncan, a 34-year-old artist and educator, left his lifelong Christian community in 2018 and now identifies as trans. While Duncan remains open to attending religious services, they no longer practice a denomination.
His initial exposure to furry culture occurred at a church camp in 2002, when his friend explained the furry fandom. Duncan, who was raised in a purity culture, found the fandom's sex positivity to be "jarring but compelling."
Inspired by the accepting nature of the furry fandom, Duncan eventually accepted their new identity.
Did you see it?
"Accepted their new identity."
This new identity of furdom casts off the identity of Christ. This person has been adopted into a kingdom of darkness.
"Even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God's curse!" – Galatians 1:8-9
It's very clear that this subculture is not "taking every thought captive to obey Christ," as Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:13.
"I have my relationship with God, but that's between me and God," said Hund. "When others think of a relationship with God, they think of persecution from that church. That's not God. That's God's people doing a bad job."
This man claims to be a Christian, which means it is the job of faithful Christians to judge him on that claim.
From the Apostle Paul:
"Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. 'Purge the evil person from among you.'" – 1 Corinthians 5:12b-13
Since he is not following Christ, he therefore falls under the judgement of a holy God. The words of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who will come again to judge the living and the dead:
"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." - Matthew 7:13-14
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