Southern Baptist president, JD Greear, has demonstrated repeatedly his ineptitude at leading a church, let alone an entire denomination. A denomination that appears to be at least making an attempt at reforming as leftists like Dwight McKissic and Beth Moore leave in droves, there is still quite a bit of theological trash to be taken out.
And JD Greear sits right on top of the proverbial pile.
Today, Greear tweeted a picture of him and one of The Gospel Coalition’s favorites, Rebecca McLaughlin, hanging out together as Greear explains that he stood behind this woman’s leadership today on some kind of “gospel” team. Not sure what this team is, but we can say pretty emphatically that God did not call a woman to lead it.
Well, now you might say, well so what? Maybe she had something insightful to offer the team? Perhaps she does–and, according to her own words, she is well qualified to speak to and for the Church because, well, she’s a lesbian.
Rebecca McLaughlin is a far-left social justice warrior and self-described feminist who has openly stated that she’s attracted to women and that if she weren’t a Christian, she’d likely be married to a woman. She’s also stated that homosexual attraction is not worse than heterosexual attraction. But, in 2019, McLaughlin penned an article at The Gospel Coalition insisting that “faithful” homosexuals are the most credible voices that God has raised up to speak for the Church on issues of sexual immorality.
“Likewise, when it comes to other areas of cultural engagement, we need to let our most credible voices speak,” McLaughlin writes. “In a world where Christians are seen as homophobic bigots, we need to get behind the biblically faithful, same-sex-attracted Christians God has raised up to speak for and to his church,” she added.
Worse, in 2018, McLaughlin penned an article at The Gospel Coalition urging Christians to try to find “gospel themes” in the book, 50 Shades of Grey, which is about sexual fetishes and various forms of disgusting BDSM–nothing a Christian should be laying their eyes on.
…the idea of this awkward move from transgressive eroticism to marriage can teach us something about the human condition. It is perhaps something those of us who identify as Christians, and rightly champion marriage as the only context for sex, will hesitate to acknowledge: marriage is ultimately unsatisfying.
One needs to ask the question: why are these so-called “faithful” homosexuals so obsessed with sexuality? And further, we need to ask why JD Greear is still leading the denomination.