*DISCLAIMER this article is aimed at modern day evangelical Christians so bear with me when I used some “churchy” terminology.
John Crist is a “clean” christian comedian who pokes fun at the modern evangelical megachurch subculture who also happens to be his audience. Last week there was a lengthy piece written by a Christian publication that details the sexual misconduct of John Crist over the last couple of years.
There is hard evidence of John Crist: getting women drunk to have s-x with them, nonconsensual touch grabbing kissing, drunken explicit voicemails, sexual relationships with multiple married women, receiving sexual favors for show tickets, and s-xting inappropriate photos of himself to many women.
Half the church was ready to jump back in bed-eh I mean-tour with John Crist after his “apology statement” that was obviously written by a well paid publicist.
Confession after you get caught is not repentance. (John Crist)
I’ve read the mean tweets and angry Instagram comments. But I’ve also read these blind lemming followers answer back! They are all supporting and “praying for” John with deepest sympathy. They’re dropping John 8:7 to try to shame the righteous mob!
My response is, what about the victims? Are you praying for them? Are you praying for the women he got drunk and had s-x with? Are you praying for the young girls he traded favors for show tickets with?
Hi, my name is consequences, I’m new here. (John Crist)
Goodbye: book deal, comedy tour, Netflix special, all sponsorships, and speaking engagements.
John is not the victim. He deliberately chose sin over and over.
why doesn’t mega church culture does not call out sin? 1 Timothy 5:20 “As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear”. This includes all the pastors and ministry leaders who sexually assault those around them and then quietly disappear from 1 church and appear in another.
Call. Them. Out. Call the police if it’s appropriate. Don’t protect the villain just because he stands behind a pulpit once and a while.
You can’t accept the actions of these men who in previous generations were given NO boundaries. It’s time to “rebuke them in the presence of all” and that’s exactly with the #metoo #timesup movements are all about.
Church, it’s time to do better! I am truly empathetic for the women who were hurt by this man. I will be praying for you and your families.
In my experience “sexual addiction” is an accepted term for choosing a lack of self control. Use your own will, motivation, your “Holy Spirit” inside of you to stop your selfish urges to abuse others for pleasure. Stop being so weak!
No one can change a person unless they want to change. John Crist won’t ever recover from this unless his heart is broken from the hurt he caused. He may never have the same job and acclaim he did before. But that’s the consequence of not behaving. You lose everything and you deserve to.
Get your sh-t together John Crist. Oh..and check your heart.