Former SBC President James Merritt Says MeToo Movement Is a Wake-Up Call for Pastors

The Me Too movement (or “#MeToo“, with local alternatives in other languages) is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. 

The phrase was popularized by Alyssa Milano when she encouraged women to tweet about it and “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. The response on Twitter included high-profile posts from several celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, and Uma Thurman.

Well, it appears that ahead of the Baptist denomination’s annual meeting on Tuesday, James Merritt, lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia has said the #MeToo movement is a “wake-up call” for Southern Baptist pastors.

Merritt further said: “The safest place an abused woman should feel she can go is her church. And the safest person she should feel like she should be able to go to is her pastor,” as the panel discussion hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, titled “Conversation on Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture” went on.

Panelists at the ERLC event Monday night included Russell Moore, president of the ERLC; Trillia Newbell, director of community outreach at the ERLC; Jamie Ivey, author, speaker and podcaster of The Happy Hour; Kimberlee Norris, sexual abuse trial attorney for Ministry Safe; and Merritt.

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