Bredenhof On Wilson: Mark And Avoid

I’m a Canadian living in Australia. I really don’t understand how difficult it should be to just categorically condemn American slavery as evil and move on. Why all the waffling? But in the United States there’s this phenomenon known as Neo-confederacy. It’s a movement which believes the south was on the right side of the Civil War.  Neo-confederates pine for the old south and its values. Wilson has been known to run among them and that’s why it seems he gets caught up in controversy over slavery.
…Scripture says in 1 Timothy 3:2 that “an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach…” Likewise, in Titus 2:7-8, Paul urges Titus, “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”  These are high standards for a pastor and his character. There are times when Wilson publicly falls short of these standards.
…Sadly, there are three well-known (there are others lesser-known) sexual abuse cases associated with Wilson and his church. It’s common to identify them by the names of the perpetrators: Steven Sitler, Jamin Wight, and Jim Nance. I’ll first briefly and factually describe each case.
…Finally, Doug Wilson officiated at Sitler’s wedding to Katie Travis. About this, the report says: “Under the circumstances, we strongly question the wisdom of Christ Church leadership in supporting and solemnizing the Sitler/Travis marriage.” I would put it stronger: it was utterly foolish and naïve. It was pastoral malpractice to facilitate the marriage of a diagnosed fixated pedophile.
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Wes Bredenhof | “Doug Wilson: The Ugly” | July 10, 2023


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