There is a tipping point, though, at which genuine advocacy slips into routine outrage, especially regarding a large and lumbering religious system that has managed to ride by most cultural reforms on the backs of those who have preserved a dangerous status quo. The labeling of some sex abuse advocacy as “routine outrage” is the key here. Susan Codone and Megan Lively, both abuse survivors, co-authored the article, The Credentials Committee, A Call for Patience.
“…if we ask women to do something spiritually that God did not intend her to do, that’s abuse.” Prominent Georgia pastor, Josh Buice, said this on the Founder’s film. If you don’t like my use of ellipsis here, you can watch the film, an almost two-hour groaner, to get the full quote. Context doesn’t ameliorate the quote, I’m afraid. I’m just surprised that no one has picked it up and used it as a sledgehammer. Buice stated that he wanted to go on record with this. He’s on record.
The SBC is in a crisis like never before. Sure, one strategy is we can abandon ship & let the SBC sink. But, there’s another viable strategy too–We can take the ship. This is a part of the blog of one Allen Nelson, a pastor in Arkansas. It would have faded into obscurity, unnoticed and unread, save for the fact that Tom Ascol quoted the words and thereby made them his own. This was a strategic mistake, I judge. When Dave Miller wrote a piece on that “take the ship” quote, it was one of the few blog articles these days that got over 100 comments. Allen Nelson, whom I don’t know has five kids, which makes him quotable in my book.
There should be a boatload of political quotes.
Here’s a quote. Unnamed college football fan, west of the Mississippi: “I hate the SEC.”