On April 9 The Lead highlighted Dannika Nash’s “An open letter to the church” which let the church know why thy were losing young people. Now Patheos reports that Nash has lost her summer camp job because of her letter:
…And how was this open letter received? With the church doubling-down on its ultimatum, as Jill Callison reports for the Sioux Falls Business Journal:
That stance also cost Nash her summer job as a counselor at a church camp.
She was sitting in a coffee shop with her boyfriend when the camp director called to politely, regretfully dismiss her.
Maybe this church camp director just couldn’t resist the rare opportunity for a moment of sheer perfection. We’re often given a chance to do the wrong thing, but how often is any of us given such a golden opportunity to do something so precisely and so utterly wrong? There’s almost a kind of beauty in how exactly wrong this particular response was to this particular open letter. It’s like his tone-deafness has perfect pitch.
Or maybe this the some new church-growth strategy. Instead of sitting idly by and watching the Millennials drift away from the church en masse, the new plan is to call them all one-by-one in order to “politely, regretfully” inform each young person in America, individually, that he or she is no longer welcome in our congregations.
Reminds me of this video: