Good Christian Man™: An Untouchable Individual
A Good Christian Man™ (or alternately, a Good Christian Woman™) is someone whose claimed beliefs, membership in a prominent church, financial support of a church, or family history of strong faith places their character and trustworthiness above everyone else in the community.
Because of this status any decidedly un-Christian behavior they engage in cannot be challenged, questioned, or even discussed in polite company. Anyone who dares question the moral superiority of a Good Christian Man™ is by their nature a heretic, anti-American, and against the church as a whole. Doubting an individual with this status is equivalent to spitting on Baby Jesus while burning an American flag. That’s how it works in LaFayette anyway.
“He’s a Good Christian Man™” is commonly thrown up to defend indefensible behavior. The behavior is never explained or denied, because a Good Christian Man™ needs no defense outside of their own character and reputation. Typically used by family members or supporters of the person being accused or questioned.
In reality, if you have to continually remind people how much of a Christian you are, you’re probably not much of one. Real belief and faith (Christian or otherwise) should be obvious through actions and speech, not through beating people over the head with it or constantly reminding them of it.
Judeo-Christian faith and morality are core to the survival of society, and this is not meant as an attack on Christianity – but to make fun of those who use that faith or the church as a universal shield to avoid accountability. Real Christian faith involves an element of humility, confession of sin, accountability, transparency, and love for others. Most Good Christian Men™ display none of these qualities.