Notable Southern Baptist Bible teacher and author Beth Moore believes “hyper-complementarianism” is taking attention away from the need to address the Southern Baptist Convention’s sex abuse problems.
Moore took to Twitter to comment on a Washington Post article by Sarah Pulliam Bailey about how many Southern Baptists were debating whether Moore could preach when they “are supposed to talk about sexual abuse” in the denomination.
One theologian quoted by Bailey said, “One thing we have massive agreement on: women do not preach on Sunday to the church. Doing so is functional egalitarianism. We will not capitulate here.”
In response to the story, Moore responded that she considered the backlash to her possible preaching to not be “the SBC I have known.”
“This is a different world. That a threat to hyper-complementarianism is the big deal to this many men amid an SBC abuse scandal is disturbing,” tweeted Moore on Sunday.
She went on to explain in a follow-up comment that the apparent outrage over her possibly preaching at the pulpit on a Sunday was unprecedented, as she has “not done anything differently than I’ve been doing for decades except becoming more vocal over the increasing surfacing of sexism & racism.”
“Let me state that more accurately: racism has been a demonic atrocity from the very formation of the denomination. Nothing is new about it,” she added.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski