“Meet the Shock-Jock Theologian Offering Grace to a Small Town’s Abusers, Forgiveness to the Abused” all but defenestrates shock-jock Doug Wilson. You should read this, if you plan to send your daughter to New Saint Andrews College.

+3 Natalie:

Doug Wilson is trying to save civilization. The pastor at Christ Church Moscow, a college town on Idaho’s border with Washington, doesn’t think things are going very well in America these days. He wouldn’t mind a return to Old Testament law, as he wrote in his book Fidelity: How to Be a One-Woman Man: “[W]hen we are dealing with young children who are abused by adults (pederasty, child porn, etc.) the penalty for those guilty of the crime should be death.” . . . Wilson isn’t likely to change his mind about anything, though. That’s the damaging thing about theological certainty: It doesn’t respond to human trauma. The Bible is full of warnings to oppressors and the people who enable them. Wilson himself suggested the death penalty for child abusers. Just not, apparently, the ones who belong to his church. . . . Continue Reading →

Kudos and special thanks to Laura Turner.

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  1. Doug Wilson will no doubt write a blog series in response to this article, in which the words “buddies” and “harridans” will be prominent. Very well written article in any case, regardless of response.

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