2018-03-20

Forbes Posts Article on the Cruelty of White Evangelicalism, Then Pulls It

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by Tim Widowfield

On 11 March 2018, Forbes posted Chris Ladd’s article, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel.” It didn’t last the day. You’ll probably want to read it, as well as Forbes’ weak-tea explanation for taking it down.

We’ve discussed many times here how censorship traditionally works in the West. The government rarely gets involved, nor does need to, since the press dutifully polices itself. Even in the digital age, our media gatekeepers still keep at it, perhaps out of habit, but mostly out of cowardice.

These dinosaurs, reaching the end of the line, stumbling toward extinction, haven’t given up yet. And when somebody crosses the line, they’re ready to scold the offenders and tell them their message is “way out of bounds.”

As we all know, the truth has boundaries.

7 Comments

  • Bob Jase
    2018-03-20 17:35:24 UTC - 17:35 | Permalink

    Honesty is the worst form of blasphemy.

    • Tim Widowfield
      2018-03-20 18:00:58 UTC - 18:00 | Permalink

      Nothing stings more.

  • Mike Sommers
    2018-03-20 19:44:34 UTC - 19:44 | Permalink

    I have no use for religion, but the article in question is nothing but a hatchet job. It clearly has no business being in a business magazine (or its website). It was as out of place there as an article on IBM’s quarterly earnings would be here.

    The point about the author not seeking a comment from a person the article attacks is also valid.

    And the article distorts what the bible says as much as it claims the evangelicals distort it. The article says that the New Testament is all about social justice, but it ignores the bits that tell slaves to obey their masters.

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