This has nothing to do with being ashamed of Jesus or the Gospel. On the contrary, it’s the growing exasperation with a virulent strain of Americanized Christianity that uses its influence to justify thinly-veiled nationalism, spread baseless conspiracy theories, tolerate white supremacy, and sacrifice conviction in exchange for political power.
By how incredibly racist evangelical Christians are! Do they wear Klan robes to the choir? I mean! They are really, really, REALLY racist! Unapologetically!
I remember talking to one, the summer of 2017, at the MLK memorial in Washington DC…I remember her wanting to have a “I’m not racist” conversation with me…and I was like…lady…I just cannot. Please don’t. She didn’t. Some of them have heart.