RHE Has A Few Shots Left…
“So rather than wearing out my voice in calling for an end to evangelicalism’s culture wars, I think it’s time to focus on finding and creating church among its many refugees—women called to ministry, our LGBTQ brother and sisters, science-lovers, doubters, dreamers, misfits, abuse survivors, those who refuse to choose between their intellectual integrity and their faith or their compassion and their religion, those who have, for whatever reason, been “farewelled.”
This is the inimitable Rachel Held Evans answer to “what now” in response the the World Vision controversy as written on her blog.
What a champion she is for the whole church…what a loving, irenic voice she is in the Body.
She may be giving up the “war” but not without a few more shots at those who hold to traditional views on the Bible and the church.
Let’s hear what she’s actually saying.
The people on the other side of her “war” as characterized by her;
Are opposed to women in ministry, evidently without qualification.
Removed LGBTQ people from the Gospel.
Have no doubts.
Haven’t survived their own abuse nightmares.
Have discarded “intellectual integrity” for faith.
Have discarded compassion in favor of religion.
If that doesn’t demonize the group enough, I’m sure there will be another heartfelt call for unity soon.