One of the problems with a story that spreads like wildfire over social media is that sooner or later, someone will finally get around to fact-checking. And for this one, fact-checking turned up some questions. But this particular story had such momentum that I had to weigh in.
If, as the Bible says, “bad company corrupts good character,” who, exactly is that bad company we should be looking out for? And what makes us so sure we’re the good company everyone else should be seeking?
An email making the rounds about a church’s plan to invite the “less committed” to worship elsewhere caused a ruckus. But if the email had turned out to be genuine, would it have really been a good idea?
As the Supreme Court began debating marriage equality earlier this year, Facebook and Twitter users began displaying red equal signs as their profile images. Christians counter-attacked with red crosses. For some of us, you can’t adequately sum up all of the feelings of the matter with one little icon.
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.