Dr. Russell Moore Slams Christian Talk Radio

MooreThe president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was called out Thursday by syndicated radio host Janet Mefferd over controversial statements he made at an ERLC gathering last week.

I detail what happened in this piece for the Pearcey Report. Dr. Moore’s sweeping indictment of Christian talk radio was way, way over the line. As of yet he has not retracted nor apologized for his comments. I and others have long believed that Moore is a change agent, and not a good one, in SBC leadership. His incendiary remarks are only the latest in a line of comments that are troubling and contradictory. For example, if Christians should not be involved with politics, only the Gospel as he recently stated, why in the world is he going around shilling for immigration reform with political leaders? That behavior seems more than a little political, Dr. Moore.

To accuse Christian talk radio – issues radio that covers the ongoing moral and social collapse in this country – of causing others to hate Christianity, and to make this statement without specifics or qualifications, is irresponsible, unprofessional and insulting to the many Christian broadcasters whose entire philosophy of programming is rooted in the whole Gospel message. Dr. Moore needs to get on Twitter and Facebook and either get specific about who he believes it is creating hatred for Christianity on the airwaves or apologize like a man.

Ironically, this week Dr. Moore, a big fan of social media, tweeted this bumper sticker, saying, “Love it.” We love it, too, Dr. Moore. Now quit your meanness to those who work hard to broadcast the truth in love.

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7 thoughts on “Dr. Russell Moore Slams Christian Talk Radio

  1. Beverley says:

    Ingrid, You stated it well in referencing Dr. Moore … “Now quit your meanness to those who work hard to broadcast the truth in love.” I have nothing but gratitude and respect for those who broadcast the truth. AND for many like you, Ingrid who have been at it for a long time; you are doing it knowing you will be persecuted. Praying for all Truth Broadcasters:-)

  2. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Dr. Russell Moore’s inflammatory comments about Christian Talk Radio are getting some additional push back, as well they should. Here is talk radio host Bryan Fischer on AFA Radio and his response. Also, here is Matt Barber’s coverage.


  3. Julie Anne says:

    They whine about Christian talk radio this week and bloggers next week – – attack the messenger = avoid the real problems. :::yawn:::

  4. Steve says:

    “I and others have long believed that Moore is a change agent, and not a good one, in SBC leadership.” Yes, it is apparent he has been given over to a reprobate agenda.
    Now, I’m no Calvinist, but I heard this guy: http://www.evangelismtraining.org/the-death-of-a-civilization/ tell it like it is, week after week. Years ago this gifted preacher was taken ‘before his time’. I believe he was spared the heartbreak of witnessing the falling away of generations, and what SHOULD become an out and out brawl within the SBC. I never thought they would tolerate such weirdness.

  5. Rose says:

    Great article, Ingrid. I need to remember to pray daily for faithful Christians who are on the radio contending for the faith daily. To stand for the truth in this evil day is hard enough without being attacked by other Christians. It is simply shameful!

    Thank you Steve for that link. I am downloading that sermon now.

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