I believe his question is an important one, that is, is music a separating issue? What is the best about what Scott writes is some history about philosophy of culture. In this article, it is for the first time I have read the terminology, "conservative fundamentalist." Scott had to know what he was writing there, introducing a new label, it seems. I've been reading "conservative evangelical," but it seems that as men relate to the culture as Christians, fundamentalists are now to be differentiated.
Scott is very strong. He's on the right side here. But he isn't strong enough, and that weakness surrounds a few statements he makes, first to start his article and then in the comment section. I believe that these statements parallel with the history of fundamentalism and they are a kind of traditional fundamentalist doctrine or just a fundamentalist tradition. They are not biblical. That should be our greatest concern, because we are talking about honor of, obedience to, and love for God. No one should be afraid to leave the fundamentalist reservation for the Lord Jesus. Here are the two statements in order:
Music philosophy is not a separation issue of the same kind of level as heterodoxy or flagrant, known sin.
Strictly speaking, biblical “separation” is refusing to extend Christian fellowship to someone who denies the gospel.
Scott's going to get agreement for these from most fundamentalists. Hearty agreement. Some fundamentalists won't agree with him---the statements aren't strong enough. I don't consider myself a fundamentalist, even though I'm very supportive of the idea of fundamentalism, but these don't read as scriptural to me. That's my concern. They are unscriptural---weaker than scripture.
Do you think they are scriptural? If they are, why? Support it from scripture. If not, then why not? And again, support it from the Bible.