Days after Apologist Josh McDowell Came Under Fire for “Racist” Comments, he has announced on Twitter that he has decided to “step back” from his ministry and speaking engagements in order to enter into “a season of listening to address the growth areas” in order to personally grow and better understand how he can “contribute to the reconciliation and unity that God desires for us all.”
McDowell, perhaps best known for his book Evidence that Demands a Verdict, came under fire for remarks that became widely mischaracterized [Here’s looking at you, Julie Roys -Ed.] that he made at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference in Orlando, FL, saying at one point after he unloaded on critical race theory:
Everybody says blacks, whites, everybody has equal opportunity to make it in America. No they don’t, folks. I do not believe Blacks, African-Americans, and many other minorities have equal opportunity. Why? Most of them grew up in families where there is not a great emphasis on education, security – ‘you can do anything you want. You can change the world. If you work hard, you will make it!’
So many African-Americans don’t have those privileges like I was brought up with. My folks weren’t very rich, in fact, they were a poor farming family. But the way I was raised, I had advantages in life ingrained into me. ‘You can do it! Get your education! Get a job! Change the world!’
And that makes it different opportunities.
While the 82-year-old is enjoying his time off going through reeducation camp, one possibly manned by woke CRU staff members, the organization he is affiliated with, the ministry will continue, with Duane Zook CEO leading the daily efforts.
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