Controversy

Joel Hunter: My church may have lost 1,500 people because of my activism

A fascinating article on Joel Hunter, and the impact of his activism on his church. One of his ‘shepherding elders’ says:  “I am somewhat concerned that people are leaving the church over Joel’s involvement…but often they don’t have an understanding of the role Joel has played and the actions he has taken.” The stances Hunter has taken could have cost as many as 1,500 attenders, or about 10 percent of the church’s membership. Hunter: “When I advocate for these issues, I see that as part of the natural influence of the church…Most of our members believe that it’s a good thing that I’m involved in policy and political matters.” Read the article here. Thoughts? Todd