Beth Moore has been under scrutiny for the last several weeks due to her outspoken advocacy for feminism and egalitarianism in the Southern Baptist Convention. Moore has been highly critical of the biblical position on gender roles and has denied God’s commands for women to remain silent during church and has instead taken to the stage to preach not only to women but to men.
In recent weeks, Beth Moore has been partnering with several notable homosexual activists, including Jonathan Merritt, the gay son of former Southern Baptist president James Merritt, and Preston Sprinkle, one of the organizers of the “gay Christian” conference, Revoice. Gay-affirming lady-preacher, Jen Hatmaker, as well as the late Rachel Held Evans, are and were regular cheerleaders for Beth Moore.
A group of women Bible teachers — those of a rare breed who actually not only rightfully handle the Scriptures, but only teach to women — penned an open letter to Beth Moore calling on her to clarify her position on homosexuality. The letter reads,
In the last few years, particularly since 2016, you have been very vocal in your opposition to misogyny and racism. Anytime a story with so much of a whiff of these issues comes to the forefront you are very quick to speak out. The actions of the Covington kids, for example, you said “is so utterly antichrist it reeks of the vomit of hell” in a January 19, 2019 tweet; a tweet you deleted, without apology to the kids, once the full video was shown that portrayed a very different reality than what initial reporting suggested.
It is this Johnny-on-the-spot readiness to engage issues related to misogyny and racism that makes your virtual silence on the issue of homosexuality so puzzling.
It appears that Moore has made a half-witted, half-hearted attempt to divert the focus of the question by giving the impression that she was answering the question without actually addressing the issue at hand. In her response, she refuses to directly answer the question, “Is homosexuality a sin?” and instead, quotes a Scripture that does not mention homosexuality.
Full stop. Beth Moore straddles the fence so as not to offend her homosexual friends while trying to stay relevant in Southern Baptist circles. There is no doubt that Beth Moore has led many homosexuals astray. While she says she doesn’t “shun” people because she doesn’t know of anyone that Jesus doesn’t love or died for, she sure is quick to “shun” critics of her terribly flawed theology.
Remember, this is the woman that the most prominent Southern Baptist leader, Russell Moore, gave glowing accolades to, and said “An SBC that doesn’t have a place for Beth Moore doesn’t have a place for a lot of us.”