Recommended Read: Comprehensive Washington Post Article on Denial About Sexual Abuse in Evangelical Christianity

The Washington Post had a deep and long article about sexual abuse inside evangelical Christianity. The article looks at different situations and is one of the best reads I have seen in a while. This is a brief post 

“The thing about denial is that it doesn’t feel like denial when it’s going on.”

Georgina Kleege

“When denial is in play, a person simply refuses to recognize the truth, no matter how apparent.”

Taite Adams

Finally, dear brothers and sisters,[a] we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. 2 For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

1 Thessolonians 4:1-2 NLT 

Tower Theater in Fresno, California 

This afternoon I was reading The Washington Post as I do daily. In the process I saw this long and detailed article that looked at the epidemic of sex abuse and sex assault inside evangelical Christianity. It looked at the topic from the context of the Bill Hybels situation, to Bill Gothard to Sovereign Grace and the culture inside evangelicalism which enables it. This is one of the best reads I have seen which is why I am doing this brief post. The article is called, “The sin of silence.” 

2 thoughts on “Recommended Read: Comprehensive Washington Post Article on Denial About Sexual Abuse in Evangelical Christianity

  1. It seems to me that no one in the “EVANGELICAL” sphere is educated as to what the Phone Number is to 911. They apparently didn’t watch COPS as a kid.

    “Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you!?”

    EVANGELICALS think that cops are the BAD EVIL PEOPLE who they only call to rescue a cat from the tree…or is that the firemen?

    Either way, Romans 13 is ignored. No one needs church/pastor/elder permission to call Law Enforcement. No matter what church bylaws are, which is a farce in and of itself. Evil needs to be exposed, not isolated in a church building. People in church are not above the law. Yet they think that they are.

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