May 03, 2012

The Evil Within

Jesus Blessing the Children
by Bernard Plockhorst 
Conscientious evangelicals, who truly believe in the salvation Jesus provides, need to acknowledge the evil in their midst. When they attend sermons advocating violence against children (and 'amen's from the congregation), they should at least walk out if they don't speak out.

People who are particularly concerned about the well-being of LGBT folks clearly have good reason to be suspicious of evangelical churches. In response, instead of feeling defensive or persecuted, evangelicals should acknowledge that these suspicions are warranted and should work within their churches to change attitudes like those exhibited in Fayetteville.