Jesus probably does not appreciate being used as a blunt weapon to reprimand and control freshmen at Christian colleges.
This kind of explains why John Piper doesn’t speak up against Wilson or anyone else.
truthaboutcrec has written a lovely parable about Nate Wilson. You can read it here. Apparently, the rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the decaying tree.
There are many, many valid reasons to leave a bad church. Leaving an abusive, destructive church inflicts a lot of pain, as you often lose friends, family, and possibly your way of life.
Going through the pain of leaving a bad church provides an opportunity for growth that you never, ever get if you stay within the context of the abusive, domineering church.
The ‘Fellowship of Grievance‘, as Wilson calls it, isn’t broken. We aren’t bitter, nor are we twisted orc-like creatures as Toby says. We have grown out of our need to be dominated by our church, and we want to let the rest of the people inside know that there is a better way.
Leave the Kirk. It’s better outside.
Natalie has posted an extended segment of a conversation between Doug Wilson and her father, Gary Greenfield. It’s clear from the conversation that Doug attempts to guarantee Gary’s silence in a mafia-like fashion, and when he doesn’t encounter the complete obedience he requires, resorts to threats.
If you’re having trouble seeing the threats in Natalie or Katie’s post, try mentally replacing Doug Wilson’s name with ‘The Godfather’.
The emperor has absolutely no clothes. Doug Wilson is as much a master of words as CREC Memes is the most popular site on the internet.
He should give up the pretense of wordsmithy for Lent.