Over the weekend, the #yesallwomen hashtag exploded around the Internet. CNN reports more than a million tweets (and counting) have expressed solidarity for the women that endure harassment, abuse, sexism and sexual assault on a daily basis in our world.
And—much to our dismay—in the church.
It might be easy to look at the hashtags and think they address secular culture, not Christ’s body. Women speak of being harassed in bars, at work; they speak of being out on the street, walking to their cars at night.
We might assume abuse happens over there, to those secular people.
We might think everyone in church knows how to treat women (and men) with respect.
We’d be wrong.
The truth is, the church desperately needs to join this conversation.
The church, perhaps more so than any institution, needs to speak up about sexual abuse.
I’m at ChurchLeaders.com today, calling for openness and intentional action about sexual abuse. Won’t you join me?