Another story has emerged of a pastor who left his church due to the Q Anon conspiracy theory. This brief blog post is going to link to the article that can be read. This blog is likely gong to see more of these stories emerge given how polarized and divided our culture has become.
“Incompetence is a better explanation than conspiracy in most human activity.“
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3: 12 NIV
This is not going to be a long post. Earlier today I saw an article that gave me pause and I put it on the pile of items to work on. There’s another story of an evangelical pastor leaving his church due to the Q Anon conspiracy theory. This story is coming out of Michigan and it involves Vern Swieringa. Swieringa told Business Insider his story and revealed what it was like for a pastor to see conspiracy theories growing his evangelical congregation. The COVID-19 pandemic made the matter worse and he left the church because his wife had serious health issues that the congregation did not seem to understand. You can read the story in, “Pastors are leaving their congregations after losing their churchgoers to QAnon.”
This blog would like to put out a call for information.
- If you have a story about your evangelical church dealing with this conspiracy theory and would like to share it, which you can do anonymously this blog would love to tell it.
- If you are a part of an EFCA church and this issue with Q Anon becomes an issue that forces a pastor to leave, please contact this blog as it writes about the EFCA.
This blog has a strange feeling that more of these stories will be coming forward. Its highly unlikely that they are isolated incidents. But if you have knowledge of one please contact this blog at email@example.com.