Another older cartoon. A very popular one. So I thought I’d post it again today because it is very relevant.
I’ve been thinking: would we say about a man who beats his wife and sexually abuses his girls: “But he does such good work in the community!”? No we wouldn’t. We would see his actions as hypocritical and duplicitous. We would even suspect that he was using his good public service record as a coverup for his abuse at home.
So why do we excuse the church in this way? So many people say to me, in response to my blog, “Sure, even though it has done some terrible things and even though there are terrible things going on behind its doors right now, the church is doing some good in the world!”I love the church. I believe it has the right to exist and should exist. But let’s work to do it right please.