Ed Young defends his position on the video clip that is now posted at Out of Ur.
“See the laymen believe these people, because laymen, they’re always going to believe the victim. They’re not going to believe the pastor. We’re all about the victim.”
Too bad that he invalidates and dismisses the views of entire groups of people who are apparently so dumb (baa, baa) they would follow a pirate. I also found it interesting that he chose the word victim to describe those who leave.
When he asked, “In what areas is there a vacuum?” my immediate thought was that there is an obvious vacuum in equipping and releasing.
His perspective on lack of loyalty, lack of commitment, and level of betrayal indicate a presumption of ownership, territory, and entitlement that he seems completely blind to and unaware of as a part of the problem.
As usual Brant has a way of cutting through the BS to offer another perspective. He includes a link at the end to Pirate Pastor Ed’s church describing how you can share your loot in their capital campaign.
“Remember, Town and Country offerings are given above and beyond your tithe, which is at least 10% of your gross income.”
I don’t make this stuff up.
This is unapologetically church as usual in the world of church success.