No doubt, Merritt will be seeking a faux-Christianity in one of the liberal non-evangelical denominations, like the progressive Episcopalian Church. This is where pro-LGBT apostates seem to find a home when they announce their departure from authentic Christianity. After Jen Hatmaker announced her support for sodomy and gay marriage, she joined the Episcopal Church (Beth Moore congratulated her for leaving and being baptized by a famously pro-gay bishop).
(Pulpit & Pen) A prominent gay ‘Christian’ journalist and son of former a SBC president, Jonathan Merritt, announced his apostasy on Twitter over the weekend. Merritt joins Joshua Harris, Marty Sampson, and a string of others who have renounced their Christian faith over the last few weeks.
We have written about Merritt many times before, including the post Can Evangelicals Stop Acting Like Jonathan Merritt Isn’t Totally Gay? Most recently Merritt spoke up for Democrat presidential candidate and New Age mystic, Marianne Williamson, said that legalizing pot was a ‘social justice issue,’ and promoted drag queen library storytimes. Merritt is a strong supporter and close colleague with Beth Moore, Ed Stetzer, Russell Moore, and many in the Evangelical Intelligentsia.
After being ‘outed’ as a homosexual by another gay writer with whom he had a gay relationship, Merritt was helped by Ed Stetzer to do damage control in Christianity Today. Later, Stetzer and Merritt opined in a video that far from being a “curse,” homosexuality was a “crown.”