May 31, 2013

Together for the Gospel (T4G) apparently can't take the heat (UPDATED 6-6-2013)

A couple screen captures from their facebook page courtesy of Bill Kinnon.

First comments:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/b8529a4f-3ff0-460b-8dd5-b6f6e2f33e50/6e0bf06f3ef88f390d5ca3e75ca338bc

Later comments:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/e3623beb-3591-4ba2-a332-30f2e94bb79c/48ade443a4715458c112553f82acf8c9

(aside: I see Bill Conover (aka preacherbill to us former Wretched chatters)  makes his usual classy appearance.  He used to be a mean nasty KJVO Arminian, and now he's become a mean nasty Calvinistic baptist.)

One has to wonder though, why they took this statement down. Are they ashamed of it?  If so, why not issue a retraction or recantation?  If they cannot defend the statement, why make it in the first place?

It's still on their website, so apparently they aren't THAT ashamed of it. Just don't want to deal with all us little whiners I guess.  Whining about such silly things as child sex abuse coverups in the name of Jesus.  I mean, why don't we just grow up and get holy, like them?

(NOTE as I was listening to Janet Mefferd today, talking to Boz Tchividjian about this, Janet noted that they have revised their statement to remove the sentences: "No such accusation of direct wrongdoing was ever made against C. J. Mahaney. Instead, he was charged with founding a ministry and for teaching doctrines and principles that are held to be true by vast millions of American evangelicals."  They have rearranged a bit too on first glance.  I don't have time to read through it thoroughly and note all the changes, as there are too many things going on in my house in the next two weeks, but you can look for yourself and compare.  But I do find it telling that they issued nothing resembling a correction or mea culpa for that horrible fallacious couple of sentences... but just quietly changed it and hoped no one would notice? Do they really think we're that dumb?)