Women have completely emasculated the male leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention. If you weren’t aware of the movement taking place in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to steer churches away from the biblical and historic position of Complementarianism, then your head has been under a rock. The SBC has been in a downgrade for a long time. It has openly embraced Marxism, began a movement to become homosexual-inclusive, and is adopting a new ideology to put women in pulpits.
Earlier today, Reformation Charlotte reported on Jen Wilkin’s attack on biblical gender roles at Southeastern Seminary. Now, once again, Beth Moore has been platformed to espouse her hatred of God’s word.
Yesterday, the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) hosted a conference called Caring Well. The conference focuses on denigrating men — particularly straight, white men — and how we can allow women to usurp the biblical role of men. If you think I’m kidding, you should go watch the videos.
Due to some confusion, I’m rewording this paragraph from what it previously stated. In the video below, you can see Beth Moore saying that following God’s outline for biblical gender roles fosters an environment for sin.
Previously, I wrote that Beth Moore said that complementarian theology is at the root of sexual abuse, but here are her exact words:
Does complementarian theology cause abuse? The answer is no. Sin and gross selfishness in the human heart cause abuse. Demonic influences cause abuse. However, Has a culture prevalent in various circles of the SBC formed and burgeoned out of it contributed to it? Absolutely! And heavily! … The world is watching to see if we would bring up what they believe is the biggest elephant in the world. Complementarian theology became such a high core value that it inadvertently, by proof of what we have seen, look at the fruit of what happened, became elevated above the safety and well being of many women.
While she didn’t say that it “caused” sexual abuse, I’m not sure how else to interpret these words other than that complementarian theology is at the root of sexual abuse, at least in part. What she’s saying is that out of complementarian theology a culture of sexual abuse has been formed. Or, to put it another way, if it weren’t for complementarian theology, we wouldn’t have this dad-gum problem.
Now, keep in mind that this is the same woman who said she would be “terrified” to be a woman that Owen Strachan, a theologian and one who is even a contributor to the ERLC that put this conference on, “would approve of” because he holds to complementarian theology. What Beth Moore is doing is creating an environment of fear, and Beth Moore is the one fostering an environment for sin, not complementarianism.