There was a Washington Post article recently about a photo posted on social media of faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was meant to be funny, but instead, it was quickly found to be offensive and was immediately taken down with apologies.
The issue at focus for most is on racial insensitivity or unawareness, but there is slightly more to it than that. I like to think I have a sense of humor (some might call it warped!), so if I knew the men involved, I would probably laugh it off and think they were just clowning around. And it could easily be written off without much thought, as I think it already has. It’s just a joke; people need to lighten up.
But I think if we did that, we would miss a huge opportunity. We can chalk it up to people being ultra-sensitive these days…
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