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Cancel culture is bad enough, but it is even worse when it comes from fellow believers seeking man’s approval over God’s.

From The Christian Post. What happens when “cancel culture” infects the Church?

Promise Keepers, an Evangelical organization founded in 1990 that holds men’s rallies in stadiums nationwide, has seen several scheduled events at churches and other venues canceled in recent months.

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As recently as June, Belmont University, a private Christian university in Nashville, canceled a Promise Keepers event after the national Christian men’s ministry posted a blog criticizing LGBT pride month. The university accused the organization of “unnecessarily fan[ning] the flames of culture wars.”

The event, which was part of the group’s “Daring Faith” tour, is one of several events that were later canceled by Christian venues, including Hope Church in Cordova, Tennessee, and The Fountain of Praise in Houston.

Despite Promise Keepers’ decades-old legacy challenging Christian men to live out God’s calling, chairman and CEO Ken Harrison says much has changed since the 1990s when the group first launched.

While some have cited concerns about offending people with “biblical truth,” said Harrison, others were less clear in their reasons.

“One venue was worried that we would offend people by expressing our belief, rooted in Scripture, about gender and sexual identity,” he told The Christian Post via email. “Others said they didn’t want to draw protesters or simply didn’t give us a reason.

Harrison said the cancellations were “disheartening” given that they came not from secular groups, but overtly Christian ones.

“It’s disheartening to us that churches don’t want to ‘offend’ people with the truth of the Word, something we’ve come to expect from the culture, but which dismays us coming from Christian institutions,” he said.

As part of its mission, Promise Keepers offers guidance to men on how to respond to the current gender-identity crisis in our society.

And despite the rash of cancellations, Harrison says he won’t be deterred by Christian cancel culture.

“We are optimistic our events will be held because other churches and organizations have contacted us after hearing about the cancellations,” he said. “They’d be happy to host an event that champions helping men grow stronger in their understanding and application of God’s Truth.”

Promise Keepers has drawn both praise and criticism for its bold message of biblical masculinity, especially at a time when complementarianism is losing influence among even some of the more conservative Evangelical ministries.

In 2021, a USA Today editor called on the Dallas Cowboys organization to bar Promise Keepers from holding a men’s conference at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, over Harrison’s views on men competing in women’s sports.

So why does Harrison believe this pushback is happening now?

“The spirit of the age we live in is fear — of being criticized, disliked, canceled. As Promise Keepers, we refuse to give into that fear,” he said. “We choose pursuing and sharing God’s truth over being liked by all — as if that were even possible.

“We make no apologies for boldly declaring God’s truth to a culture — and a church — that needs to hear it.”

Local churches and other ministries who may be interested in hosting a Promise Keepers event can contact the group at (303) 964-7600 or visit their website.

Share this article to encourage others to pray against cancel culture in the church.

(Used with permission. By Ian M. Giatti from The Christian Post. Photo Credit: Markus Winkler on Unsplash)

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Peg B
September 23, 2023

Heavenly Father, we repent that we have been more concerned about offending the lies being manifested by our culture, than we are about our offense to our Holy, Righteous, Loving Father who gives us life. Jesus in You is found no lies, therefore, telling the truth is not an offense, but rather a conviction. When we offer Your true, life-giving word to others in love, we bless them, it is not a curse. Therefore, speak Your word of truth over every deceiving spirit. Repentance brings freedom, lies ensnare and destroy. Let Your clear word be sounded across this nation with blast of the shofar. Open ears and eyes which have been deceived and soften every heart to hear, recognize and receive the “Good News” of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. To You be all praise! In Jesus’ victorious name. Amen.

Pamela Derrer
September 23, 2023

I pray that Jesus would reveal truth, wisdom, mercy, forgiveness to the leaders of each church.
May they ask the Holy Spirit for directions and truth as they read the Bible and lead their church. For God said that judgement comes first to the leaders of His church. Just like in the old testament, when the Jewish people disobeyed God.
I know they did not enter the Promised Land. Their ancestors did. But it would be wise to obey God, and not twist the Bible around for their own benefit.
God will NOT be mocked and God reigns and rules.
May these leaders repent.
God bless the US Amen

September 23, 2023

Thank You Lord, help us to not be afraid to stand up for Biblical Truth! We need You. In Jesus Name Amen.

Karen Secrest
September 22, 2023

I was surprised at how Sad this article made me sad since I can remember how excited I was that there was a group developing Men to recognize their source of supply.
The Word of the Lord came t o me; “Call on Me and I Will show you Great and Mighty things you know not of.”

September 22, 2023

Separating the wheat from the chaff

Deborah Foster
September 22, 2023

This is exciting to. be able to draw out the “woke churches” and show them their own hypocrisy. Who knows, maybe they will “wake up”


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