Editor’s note: The full version of this op-ed was published by Charisma News. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
A sad, revealing movement has risen out of the scandal surrounding Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein. If you’ve been online the past two days, you’ve likely seen #MeToo across your social media feeds. The hashtag marks women who’ve been the victims of sexual assault or harassment at some time in their lives.
Among the #MeToo voices are prominent Christian leaders including Beth Moore, Alveda King, and Karen Swallow Prior, as Charisma News previously reported. I applaud these women for speaking up. Their courage sends the message, “We are the Church and we’ve been there too.”
The Church is comprised of sinners and operates in a sin-sick world, therefore it is not immune to sexism and misogyny. We know the Christian journey isn’t a cookie-cutter path after we surrender our life to Jesus Christ. We easily admit this when it comes to financial hardships, broken relationships, and persecution for the faith. So why does it still feel taboo for Christians to admit they’ve been sexually victimized too?
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