In an article in Blogus Anthony is trying to address can Christians be part of an alternative subculture such as Steam Punk, Furry Fandom and Cosplay. As a Furry, Science fiction Fan, and Anime fan, I feel he his heart is in the right place but ultimately wrong. The article contains many miss-quotes of scripture or inferring an Indicative (proclamation why we are ) in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and infer it as an imperative (a command) or taking a narrative verse like 1 Samuel 16:7 and trying to principal.
I believe this person main point it this “Basically, there’s no verse against dressing up in costumes, nor are there laws against it. The issue is not necessarily the act, but how it may hinder our ability to spread the gospel and live a life that glorifies God. I” The problem is this person does not give a proper scriptural bases but defaults to legalism by moving the goal post from what clearly God objectively calls sin ( 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11) and applies it to thing that are not specifically spoken in scripture. In another sense , has scruples because of is his past punk lifestyle and tries to elevate his scruples as a command to the Church. A problem explain in RC Sproul wonderfully lecture the Tyranny of the Weaker Brother.
I also get the feeling this person does not have knowledge what the fandom are about, there is a vast difference between a anti-authority Punk and the aesthetics and literature of the Steam Punk subculture. At the heart of his argument is the long debate between Liberty and Legalism, with respect to those than are adiaphora, that is thing than are indifferent were the bible doesn’t speak. The truth is as being part of a subgroup the bible does not speak specifically of it. While we are free to partake of any fandom . Yet we are to come aside one who is weak Roams 14 (even through Pastor Fisk points this does not apply as many , but in balance the weaker brother cannot make ones scruples a law for the church; that would be legalism.