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Still With the Tin Ear

  08/10/16 , by Dissidens, Categories: Evangelical culture


Evanjellicles could give masterclasses on being clueless. In a way it is funny, in a way it is disgraceful, in a way it is symptomatic.

Read and learn.



Comment from: Unk [Visitor]

It is hard to see what the issue actually was. There isn’t much to read. Did you link to it before they pulled the article?

08/11/16 @ 07:09
Comment from: Dissidens [Member]  

I didn’t. At the time I thought it was just typical Evanjellicle feel-good loopiness. Now that the thing has been withdrawn, I wish I had saved it.

Here again we have what some religious ditz thought was helpful, some frenzied convulsions, an obsequious withdrawal and embarrassment by The Brain Trust at TGC.

The thing has “competent leadership” written all over it.

Sores that will never heal.

08/11/16 @ 09:09
Comment from: Unk [Visitor]

I did listen to a little of the audio. The problem seems to be that white people don’t understand that being born with white skin is racist.

Am I wrong, or does that seem to be the assumption? I can believe they are so evangelical they’ll believe the problem of racism is more racism: that will give us Gospel racism, and . . . that’s more Gospel, so that’s will turn out great.

08/11/16 @ 10:05
Comment from: Dissidens [Member]  

It’s pretty clear that the presumption of guilt is the starting point.

It’s also clear that all it takes is for a celebrity, or a group of celebrities, or a group of victims, or a group of presumed victims to crash the party, and any offense, or perceived offense, or imagined offense, or imaginable offense can and will be taken.

It’s clear that this state of affairs is not up for discussion because the grounds of the discussion was taken away and all that remains is the interpretations of the aggrieved.

Then follows the obsequious, apologetic “explanation” and hopes expressed for “learning” and “going forward” by anonymous people; presumably the same people who showed the good judgment to post the article, withdraw the article, and publish only the protest.

We invite you to listen to the conversation to understand TGC’s editorial process, what we could have done better, what we can learn going forward, and more.

We invite you to listen to one side of the story…mistakes were made…let’s move on…

American Evangelicalism.

08/11/16 @ 12:12

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