“Some of the strongest reactions were African Americans in the blogosphere…And to take a little bit of a tangent here, and I’ll get back, the loudest voices in the conservative evangelical world, in my estimation right now, are your older, white reformed voices…And you’ve got some African Americans who so idolize that – what some people would call white idolization – that they then feel as if they’ve got to be the voice for black culture to speak against people like T.D. Jakes. So what happens is, you kind of prop them up.
Bryan Loritts: When the truth of the matter is, the term ‘black’ is very complex…….We’re different, we’re different. So my concern is, African Americans, a small minority speaking against Jakes, and then leveraging that in the white theological world for some of these older white theologians….”
James MacDonald: “What would they be leveraging it for?”
Bryan Loritts: “To fit into their circles….”
James MacDonald: “Opportunity…?”
Bryan Loritts: “We want to be in their circles. And so we’ll allow ourselves to used as a puppet. That is my perception of some of this backlash.”
James MacDonald chairs a discussion of the second Elephant Room event and gets an interesting response from one of the attendees.
H/T: Phil Johnson at Pyromaniacs