I have two things to share, first the following invitation. Some may have seen this on Twitter or Facebook, but I want to make it more public here so more eyes can see and have an opportunity to meet:
Okay, now the second issue. For the last two weeks I have shared publicly (tagging Doug Wilson several times on Twitter) that I would like to meet with Doug Wilson. He never took me up on the offer or even acknowledged it, for that matter, even though he was very actively posting on Twitter, blogs, etc.
When I could see that Doug was clearly not interested (and then later found out he had a speaking engagement elsewhere), I still wanted to make the trip to meet with others to have an opportunity to have a time to share, encourage, support those who have been harmed by Wilson.
I have been blessed beyond measure by such supportive and caring people, and have received quite a few private notes from people sharing their deep concern about me going to Moscow. Many have said that I should NOT do this trip alone, I should let law enforcement in my area, be very alert, etc.
As I’ve had conversations with people about this, I find myself getting angry. I’m not angry about people contacting me. Not at all! I’m angry that so many in the city of Moscow have such a fear of one man and his cronies.
Can you imagine your home and your community which is supposed to be a place of safety, security, refuge, for some, is a place of fear, terror, and uneasiness. I am angry about this.
There is NOTHING godly about a man who uses his assumed position of authority and far-reaching influence in the community (including civil authorities) which causes people to live in fear if he perceives anyone is saying or doing anything against him. This is how spiritual bullies behave, not godly pastors. Enough, already!
I am going to Mosow, Idaho, with my head high, not because of physical stature, but in confidence that God is in this.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6
If there are any who would like the opportunity to meet tonight or tomorrow, it’s not too late. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the details. Thanks!