The Nashville, Tenn. downtown area is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Washington Post Claims Conservative Evangelicals Are Unhappy. Cannot Name A Single One of Them.




This is a fascinating bit of nonsense from the Washington Post. They run an article claiming conservative evangelical leaders are unhappy with The Nashville Statement. The article is 1,251 words, but it does not quote or cite a single conservative evangelical leader unhappy with The Nashville Statement.

Not. A. Single. One.

The best they can do is quote Scott Sauls, a Tennessee pastor, who agrees with the statement but says the statement might alienate some.

That’s it. Also, the reporting appears to be based on tweets and not actual interviews — certainly not with the organizers of The Nashville Statement.

But the headline of the piece is “Why even conservative evangelicals are unhappy with the anti-LGBT Nashville Statement”.

And note that the headline is misleading. The statement is a statement of consistent Biblical doctrine. It is not an anti-LGBT statement.

Again, not a single conservative evangelical leader is named who is unhappy with the statement. Not a single one goes on the record unhappy with the statement. But the Washington Post claims conservative evangelical leaders are unhappy with the statement.

What’s even funnier is that the author subtly tries to discredit The Nashville Statement by tying it to evangelical support of President Trump. But the author has to concede that only ten of the 187 initial signatories publicly supported President Trump.

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Erick Erickson

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