Apologist Josh McDowell Steps Back From Ministry after ‘Racist’ Comments

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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8 thoughts on “Apologist Josh McDowell Steps Back From Ministry after ‘Racist’ Comments

  1. What he said was true, and both sides know it. On balance, there is less emphasis on education in black households. But it is a mortal sin to say it out loud.

  2. Josh Mcdowell is weak and afraid of being cancelled. All of the feigned indignation and handwringing over the “sin” of racism is a charade where blacks take advantage of the altruistic nature of whites and their fear of being labeled a racist.

  3. Of course what he said is accurate, but he excluded what is unequivocally the single biggest reason for black crime: Few fathers.

  4. There is poverty all over the world. To simply dismiss it as the laziness of those poor is a gross misrepresentation of the reality of poverty and all those things and circumstances which underpin it, exacerbate it and allow it to fester.

    Most of the very poorest in the world have no choice but to work hard or they starve. That’s the reality of most poverty, but not all.

  5. Where do these so-called Christians get the idea that reconciliation and unity are what God intends for all? What a bunch of weak, namby-pamby, fruit-filled, whine-bags. My bible says that believers are at enmity with the world, and if not, you are at enmity with God. Who cares what the wokes say about an unbiblical idea of reconciliation for all? Believers should call out the sins of other believers. If a black person in America is a true Christian, they surely despise the rampant immorality and pathetic values of the broader black culture. There is a deep cultural issue in black America. Hopefully there is not an unaddressed, deep cultural issue in black Christian America, or white Christian America, because I am united to them all, in the new humanity, forever in Christ.

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