GRITTY, GRITTY TWO-SHOES

My image of evangelical women has been Tammy Faye Baker – a cotton candy con artist of the soul. That view is changing. In fact, evangelical women may offer the embracing reform needed to put Christ back into Christianity.

Consider bestselling author and HGTV star Jen Hatmaker, for example. In a recent interview during the evangelical women’s “Belong Tour” she made these comments:

On Donald Trump: “He has exposed the darkest corners of our human hearts and then given them free rein to live out in the open. That scares me.”

On Gay Marriage: “From a civil rights and civil liberties side and from just a human being side, any two adults have the right to choose who they want to love.”

On Black Lives Matter: “I’m a supporter of Black Lives Matter, and I am deeply embedded in that conversation.”

Here’s My Take: Ms. Hatmaker has had her books removed from LifeWay Christian Stores because of her openness. Still, with large social media followings, she and other evangelical women have the opportunity to break out of the fluff and sweetness mold and proclaim the gritty inclusiveness of God’s love.

If so, no more goody, goody two-shoes.

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