By David Sidebotham for REAL CLEAR RELIGION
It is incredibly unfair and damaging to put people who are struggling with addiction back into an environment that will worsen that addiction. Having a recovering alcoholic work the open bar at a wedding reception isn’t trusting – it’s cruel. Habitual sin is addictive, and sexual sin is the heroin of habitual sin.
So why is Johnny Hunt returning to the pulpit?
Johnny Hunt is a man accoladed as “one of the greatest pulpiteers in (a) generation.” He presided over the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) – the largest Protestant denomination in America – from 2008-2010, and resigned from the North American Missions Board after admitting he had a sexual encounter with another pastor’s wife. To be clear, he was accused of having sexually assaulted her, an allegation that investigators found to be credible and included in their report.