FOX NEWS : SEXUAL HARRASSMENT : RELIGION: CHRISTIAN: PROTESTANT : CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL ABUSE : VICTIM BLAMING: The Mistake Christians Made in Defending Bill OReilly

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FOX NEWS : SEXUAL HARRASSMENT : RELIGION: CHRISTIAN: PROTESTANT : CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL ABUSE : VICTIM BLAMING: The Mistake Christians Made in Defending Bill OReilly

David P. Dillard
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FOX NEWS :

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT :

RELIGION: CHRISTIAN: PROTESTANT:

CRIME AND CRIMINALS: SEXUAL ABUSE :

VICTIM BLAMING:

The Mistake Christians Made in Defending Bill OReilly

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The Mistake Christians Made in Defending Bill OReilly

By KATELYN BEATY

May 2, 2017

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/opinion/ 
bill-oreilly-shielded-by-christians.html

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/lr3dja2


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Institutions plagued by sexual assault scandals tend to look alike: They
are usually insular organizations that resist external checks and revolve
around authoritative men.

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This characterization fits Fox News, which recently fired its host Bill
OReilly after sexual harassment allegations against him (and pressure from
advertisers) mounted.

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But it is also applies to the white evangelical Christian community. This
group is not a monolith, but its social hierarchy often functions like the
military, a university or private business. Its not a coincidence that
conservative evangelical leaders tend to resist taking harassment and
assault claims seriously.

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Within the ranks of conservative church leadership, this default empathy
for powerful men is coupled with tone deafness for victims. But the
phenomenon is also a misapplication of the Christian teaching on
forgiveness. Mr. Metaxas wrote a biography of the German theologian
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, so he is surely familiar with his teaching on cheap
grace  the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance. Cheap
grace wrongly separates absolution of sin from acknowledgment of that sin.
In Christian teaching, God forgives people before they confess wrongdoing.
But among individuals, groups and nations, there can be no forgiveness
when wrongdoing isnt named.

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In cases of sexual assault, cheap grace is doubly dangerous: It can allow
a guilty party to continue his abuse while victims stay silent in fear of
punishment.

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In churches, a quick forgiveness for perpetrators often dovetails with
strict standards of purity for women. From a young age, many Christian
women are taught to dress modestly so as not to cause men to stumble. John
Piper, a prominent pastor and theologian, has said that a lot of Christian
women are oblivious to the fact that they have some measure of
responsibility in managing mens lust. The moralizing about dress and
behavior can be a setup for victim-blaming wrapped in a spiritual veneer.

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Perhaps churches have been slow to address sex crimes out of a belief that
such offenses couldnt happen among their own. Its assumed that the culture
of harassment at a place like Fox News would never come to infect a
community serving God. This thinking is both nae and theologically
irresponsible: Christians, of all people, acknowledge the depths of human
depravity.



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