I am sorry to see Dinsesh D’Souza disqualify himself from the ministry he loved. It is always with sadness that I watch others fall from grace. Yet as I was praying this week I was reminded of the scripture, “with the manner you judge, you will be judged.” I have always seen it as an important warning against the type of self-righteous judgment that is so common among us religious folk (Christians, Evangelicals, and myself included).
The take-away is not that we should argue for our points and take initiative in confronting evil in the world; but that when we do so we must do so with loving kindness and merciful humility. Just the types of traits that lose value when one joins the culture wars. When one views those you would argue against as the immoral enemy, one quickly moves past such fruits of the spirit to another kind of spirit. And sooner or later finds one’s self on the other side of gracelessness. It was actually this type of gracelessness that had concerned me with D’Souza’s recent work. We may continue to disagree on some unimportant (in the grand scheme) matters, but I would not wish their disgrace on anyone.
Please join me in prayer for D’Souza, and his family as they find themselves sifted by the enemy. May they find grace in this trying time. May the truth shine into the darkness revealing the areas of their lives that need refining, and may the grace of God kept them safe and restore them to full fellowship with each other, with the church (and community at large), and with themselves.
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor
(CNN) — Conservative writer and activist Dinesh D’Souza, who attracted wide attention with his recent anti-Obama film “2016: Obama’s America,” resigned Thursday as president of a Christian college in New York after questions were raised about his marriage.
D’Souza had led The King’s College, a small but prestigious evangelical school in Manhattan, for the past two years.
His departure appeared to be set in motion by an article on the website of the evangelical magazine World that accused D’Souza, who is married, of sharing a hotel room with a woman whom he allegedly referred to as his “fiancé” at a Christian conference.
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