Once again, forgiveness does not have to mean reinstatement. The citation of Shapiro, who makes his living on being as divisive as humanly possible, is also telling on how far Brown has traveled down the NAR rabbit hole. Follow this absurd thinking beloved. The fact that Kashuv was 16 when he wrote the bile is irrelevant as he is only 18 now. Stop pretending that this happened in the 1980s. The fact that he thought his racist tropes were hidden on a private document is equally irrelevant. What is the argument there? Sure, he is a racist, but you shouldn't really have known about that? Stop with the intellectually vacuous argument that because he has not publicly endorsed the Ku Klux Klan that somehow, he must not really be a racist. Yet according to Shapiro, Harvard needs to apologize for not allowing this racist into their school. Oh, he has apologized? Well apology accepted now here are the consequences for your actions.
"As for the question of forgiveness, Harvard would do well to remember its origins:
The school was founded in 1636 as Harvard College with the motto "Truth" (Veritas). Its purpose was "To train a literate clergy." Among the "Rules and Precepts" to be observed by the students were these: "Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life" and "Everyone shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein, both in Theoretical observations of Language and Logic, and in practical and spiritual truths." Harvard has certainly come a very long way since then." -- Dr. Michael Brown
Wait, what? Is Dr. Brown making the assertion that because Harvard would not allow a racist into their school that they have somehow left the teachings and underpinnings of Christ? This is what happens when Christians get co-opted by the carnality of politics. Their thinking becomes carnal. Kyle Kashuv is not the victim here. He is the perpetrator. He openly admits to being the perpetrator. I pray he has learned some valuable lessons from this fiasco but it is increasingly unlikely as long as people like Dr. Michael Brown and Ben Shapiro insist that Harvard is the one who needs to apologize for abandoning Christ by refusing entry to a kid who said he is so good at writing the word n***er because he has had so much practice. Yeah yeah, I know. He was just going for shock value.
The key verses today speak against the racism that came so easily to Kyle Kashuv and found so easy to defend for Dr. Michael Brown. Racism is showing partiality to those who look like you and sound like you. Yet we are called to love all of our neighbors as ourselves. Imagine that kind of world. Where we love each other and the first thing that comes to our mind when trying to "shock" people is not to demean an entire race of people. You are not finishing the face strong Dr. Brown. Not strong at all.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- June 20, 2019