An Evangelical ‘Earthquake’

Beth Moore, “one of the most prominent white evangelical women in the United States” is breaking with the Southern Baptist Convention.

In an excellent article, Ruth Graham and explain:

“Moore cites the ‘staggering’ disorientation of seeing its leaders support Mr. Trump, and the cultural and spiritual fallout from that support.

‘There comes a time when you have to say, this is not who I am. I am still a Baptist, but I can no longer identify with Southern Baptists.’

Her stature in the movement poses a serious challenge for the Southern Baptist Convention, which has already been embroiled for years in debates not just about Mr. Trump, but about racism, misogyny and the handling of sexual abuse cases. Its membership is in decline.”

Joy Beth Smith, a fan of Moore’s said:

“She has given us permission to leave those broken institutions.”

If you own shares in the Southern Baptist Convention, sell them. The left will rip Moore for taking so long. Not me. I will just celebrate the fact that she has acted so publicly and boldly.