Monday, October 4, 2010

Evangelicals and Divorce

Calling divorce "the scandal of the evangelical conscience," a leading Christian conservative is calling upon his brethren to wake up and smell the hypocrisy.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, decries that evangelicals are more likely to get agitated over a badly printed hymnal than divorce in their ranks.

He writes on his Web site
that "evangelical Protestants divorce at rates at least as high as the rest of the public. Needless to say, this creates a significant credibility crisis when evangelicals then rise to speak in defense of marriage."

Needless to say. But I'm glad he's the one saying it.

Mohler also writes that "divorce harms many more lives than will be touched by homosexual marriage."

A real sense of perspective from a powerful conservative Christian? The Lord works in mysterious ways.