Christian “mommy blogger” Glennon Doyle Melton divorced her husband, announced she’s a lesbian, and entered a relationship with Abby Wambach, a retired soccer player.
They now star in a new advertisement for Secret deodorant all about girl power.
Melton could never have done that as an orthodox Christian. It’s another reminder, like with the death of Rachel Held Evans and the outpouring of secular sadness for her, that the things of the world hate the things of God and when one is truly embraced by the world and the culture of the world, it’s a pretty good indication that one has turned one’s back on God.
“Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.'” Mark 10:29-30 (ESV).
Likewise he said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19 (ESV).
When the popular culture fully embraces a Christian “celebrity” we can be pretty sure that person has abandoned orthodoxy for the praise of man. And when any of us point it out, all hell breaks loose.