"There's a lot of collateral damage."
Nish and Amy are back together again!
This week we talk about the abrupt resignation/retirement of Willow Creek's founding pastor Bill Hybels after one of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment wrote publicly about her story. When it comes to championing women in ministry, Hybels has been one of the good guys in evangelicalism. But good guys are not immune to abusing their power.
We also take up an alarming BuzzFeed News analysis of Muslim-bashing by American politicians that documents instances in 49 states, primarily by GOP officeholders.
And we ended by talking about Amy's recent piece in the New York Times about Trump and evangelicals, in which she argued that 80 percent of white evangelicals would vote against Jesus Christ himself if he ran as a Democrat.
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Discussed This Week:
Vonda Dyer's Statement Re: Chicago Tribune and Bill Hybels (VondaDyer.com)
Flawed Process, Wounded Women (statement from former Willow Creek board member Nancy Ortberg)
State and Local Republican Officials Have Been Bashing Muslims. We Counted. (Hannah Allam and Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News)
Trump's Christian Soldiers (Amy Sullivan, New York Times)
Depolarize podcast (Dan Koch)