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How Your Church Can Avoid Social Media Conflict

Social media is a powerful tool. Here’s how you can manage it well.

How Your Church Can Avoid Social Media Conflict

Last year, while preaching, a notable pastor made comments on homosexuality that were recorded and posted on the internet. Her comments went viral. Many viewers—Christians and non-Christians alike—acknowledged that while portions of the comments were in line with Scriptures, the delivery was devoid of love and instead perpetuated hate and condemnation. The pastor in question was forced to respond to the backlash on social media, and in turn, she experienced a wave of ramifications, including the loss of an appearance on a popular television show, the cancellation of a radio show, and even the stripping of an earned honor and award.

I watched the situation with this pastor unfold from the periphery and as an outsider, but with a great deal of interest. As I fellowshipped with church leaders and met with clients of mine who are pastors, this trending topic was a constant point of ...

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Gisele Kalonzo-Douglas is an attorney, risk manager, strategic planning consultant, and crisis management professional with over ten years of experience.

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  • April 27, 2017

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