I don’t think that anything I say would change your mind about December, so I won’t go there. I’ll only say this: you have been given much; therefore, much is expected of you.
You are a singularly beloved figure here. That’s not your fault, but that’s the way it is. When someone else gently tweaks, it is a gentle tweak. But when you gently tweak, it has nearly the force of law.
A lot of people are going to swipe at me for my stance here, but you know what I am talking about. Your station requires that you exercise diligence in how you deal with people. December might be completely out of line. I don’t see it myself, but I take your word for it that you do. Nevertheless, nothing more is required from you than a rebuttal, and a hundred people will “me too” you.
I fight against ten people at once about libertarianism. You do not do that with liberalism. The board is predominantly liberal, or at least it seems that way to me.
It might be unfortunate that you alone are at the pinnacle of Christian representation here, but that’s the way it is. Love is not necessarily mushy, but it is never unfair. You don’t need to fire your guns at December; a mere wave of your hand is all that is required.
If he attacks you, it is not the same weight as you attacking him. No one. Will Ever. Read a post from December to you and go, “Gee, Poly, he really put you in your place. Your position is indefensible.”
December has no support here. Certainly not compared to you. He is a little man, and you are a big man. Even if he is a pain in the ass, he is no match for you. He gets pitted plenty enough.
I don’t know about the left or right, and I really don’t care about either one. They’re both folly as far as I’m concerned, but I’m not talking about left and right. I’m talking about greatest and least. If you want a Bible verse, here’s one:
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’.” — Matthew 25:40