Quick to slander and slow to apologize has certainly characterized the response of The Gospel Coalition to the Rittenhouse verdict. Yet the same could not be said of Big Eva with regards to the Derek Chauvin verdict and will likely not be said of the imminent verdict relating to the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Whether this is because now is not the best time to express anti-White sentiment or whether because they cannot articulate a coherent rebuttal to the verdict, the major Big Eva publications including: The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, Mere Orthodoxy, SBC Voices, ERLC, Church Leaders, 9 Marks, Relevant Magazine, and Charisma Magazine are all reticent on the issue. This is despite the fact that Evangelical Dark Web has been consistently reporting on the cultural impact of this case from day one.
The best answer is that even ministries that share an audience with Evangelicals Dark Web have not really touched on this issue. But on YouTube, the silence is not the case. Christian Post only published a news article about the verdict as expected for a major event.
Even on Twitter, one is hard-pressed to find a Big Eva response. The condemnations of the verdict seem to exclusively come from super woke Black pastors and whatever Kyle J. Howard so happens to be.
That jury in Wisconsin today basically said it’s ok to be found carrying a smoking rifle as evidence of your evil and still found not guilty.— Charlie Dates (@CharlieDates) November 19, 2021
Somewhere I read… Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that He will also reap.
In the wake of today’s verdict in Wisconsin, let’s pray for the families of the victims,for the safety of peaceful protestors, for laws that protect the right to peaceably assemble, the grace to remain peaceful, for an end to racial vigilantism & for gun reform that protects life— Mika Edmondson (@mika_edmondson) November 19, 2021
Even Beth Moore kept her mouth shut. Duke Kwon is an exception to the pattern as is David French for retweeting it.
This sentence (by @DavidAFrench) has been on my mind all week. It explains why reactions are so divided. And it reminds us that legality is not identical to morality. It’s not just the legal case narrowly considered; it’s our moral and cultural order. The whole thing is broken. pic.twitter.com/cTSMHRrjon— Duke Kwon (@dukekwondc) November 19, 2021
But as far as a substantive written condemnation, it has yet to be seen. The reticence is real.