Jonathan Merritt is the openly, practicing homosexual son of former Southern Baptist president who was hired and then fired in 2021 by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, James Merritt. James Merritt, who took aim at conservatives during the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting arguing that Critical Race Theory is not a problem in the Church and that Christians shouldn’t concern themselves with fighting against it, is now openly and publicly promoting his homosexual son as “faithful to the gospel.”
In 2021, James publicly promoted his son’s preaching urging people to listen to one of his sermons that he preached calling it “brilliant” and “faithful to the gospel.”
The elder Merritt’s actions ultimately led to him stepping down from a teaching position at Southeastern Seminary. Yet, the former SBC president is allowing some pretty wild stuff to take place under his roof. This past Thanksgiving, the elder Merritt allowed his granddaughter to present his homosexual son with a bracelet with the word “GUNCLE” on it. He then published that on social media.
If the former SBC president, who, by the way, is highly involved in the day-to-day life of the Southern Baptist Convention, is allowing this to take place under his roof, should that disqualify him from the pastorate? Should it disqualify him from any leadership position in the SBC? Sane people would think so—but it doesn’t. James Merritt’s hands are still in everything SBC-related.
Fast forward to today, and Jonathan Merrit is now publishing a pro-homosexual book geared toward children.
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Merritt writes in an Instagram post about this book:
On an ordinary evening a couple of years ago, I confessed to my friend @sniequist that I felt a holy nudge to write a children’s book, but I hadn’t found the perfect idea.
“Why don’t you write a book about being a Guncle?” she said—and a bomb went off in my chest. THAT was the book I was meant to write!
Over the last two years, I forged this book with intentionality, creativity and joy. And finally—FINALLY—on May 14th, I get to share it with all of you.
MY GUNCLE AND ME tells the story of Henry Higgleston, a kid who struggles with feeling like an oddball and outsider at school. But when his fabulous Guncle arrives for the weekend, the pair take an adventure that opens Henry’s eyes to the beauty of his uniqueness and the liberating power of self-acceptance.
I wrote this story for any kid, big or small, who has ever felt different. I can’t wait for you to read it, but first I need your help.
It’s not hard to believe that a homosexual would seek out children to indoctrinate with their perverted ideologies, but it is hard to believe that such a prominent Southern Baptist pastor and former SBC president who is intricately involved in the policy-making of the denomination would allow these things to happen not only under his roof, but to defile his name without any public rebuke to his son and with no rebuke from other Southern Baptist leaders to James.