Paige Patterson, the SBC, and the Abuse of Women


by John Ellis

Last week, one of the women in our church asked me and the senior pastor if we were aware of the controversy growing around Paige Patterson and his comments on abused women. I told her that I had contemplated writing an article about it, but decided against it because Patterson doesn’t speak for me nor does he speak for our church. However, after listening to her tell us about the women in our church who have expressed dismay over Patterson’s comments (and confessed actions), I decided that it was important to make a public statement, of sorts. Since I have a public platform on PJ Media, I did just that.

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Christians and Domestic Violence

It should be a no-brainer that Christians should lead the charge against domestic violence. Unfortunately, many professing Christians get more worked up over a football player taking the knee during the national anthem than they do over a football player who beats his wife. My latest PJ Media article is linked below.