Michael Anton has plenty to say about the execrable "Christian", David French.
The only problem is that Anton doesn't slam French for his ridiculous cite of 2 Samuel 21 as "justification" for reparations.
...As everyone knows, French likes to use Scripture to wrap himself with the robes of God and tar his enemies as, basically, Satanists. He has now taken that practice to a whole ’nother level.In the course of extolling critical race theory, which French was against before he was for, he cites the Biblical passage 2 Samuel 21....
That's the passage wherein King David asks Yahweh why Saul's sin (breaking a treaty) is repaid with three years of famine for the Israelites. You'll see how French, like Satan, can quote Scripture for his own purposes very soon.
Under the guidance of Fr. Charles Grondin at Catholic Answers, let's look at Exodus to start a proper exegesis:
For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their ancestors’ wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation; but showing love down to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments (Ex. 20:5-6).
Hmmmm. That's sorta bad, no?
Ah....but let's look at Ezekiel!
...But, in turn, if he begets a son who sees all the sins his father commits, yet fears and does not imitate him—a son who does not eat on the mountains, or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile a neighbor’s wife; who does not oppress anyone, or exact a pledge, or commit robbery; who gives his food to the hungry and clothes the naked; who refrains from evildoing, accepts no interest or usury, but keeps my ordinances and walks in my statutes—this one shall not die for the sins of his father. He shall surely live! Only the father, since he committed extortion and robbed his brother, and did what was not good among his people—he will die because of his sin! (Ez. 18:14-18)....Now we'll quote a REAL Christian exegist:
The message of the passage from Exodus is that the sins of the parents set a bad example for the children to follow. The parents will certainly experience negative consequences for their sins. The children seeing this bad example may follow it. If they follow this bad example, they too will experience these same consequences. And this bad example may be so ingrained in a family that it will last generations, and they will suffer these bad consequences as well. This passage from Exodus can be seen as a warning to parents that they not only possibly condemn themselves through their sins but that their bad example might condemn future generations.
The problem with some people is that they don't know what they don't know, Mr. French.
America's Civil War, her 14th and 15th Amendments, her Civil Rights Acts of 1864 and 1964, are clearly a rectification of the allowance of slavery. 'Nuff said.