Real “Conservatives” Deserve Better…
Just like the national election, it was framed as a war between liberals and conservatives….the framing mainly done by right wing reactionaries who view nuance the way the convention views drinking.
It was framed as a war between those who are fighting against corruption and sexual abuse and those who consider such collateral damage to power seeking.
It brought to my mind something I’ve been struggling with for a few years now.
Most of the “conservatives” I know do not resemble these people now claiming the label at all.
This is a fact…this site, which has been devoted to fighting abuse and corruption in churches… has been supported for the last twenty years mainly by conservatives.
They have written checks, written supportive messages, kept me going.
They are politically and theologically conservative, but they love the Lord and care for His people.
They have stood with me through every battle, personal and public.
They have not once breached the subject of actual politics with me…they weren’t here to win elections, but to protect the church.
Some of them still stand with me, as do some “liberal” brethren who love the Lord.
We have given too much ground and attention to reactionaries on both wings…somewhere there must be a “reasonable” majority.
If you love the Lord you are part of my family…and we need to bring back in focus our primary identity…no matter our political leanings.