I do not take deconstruction lightly, nor do I wish for churches to die. I want the church to flourish, and flourishing requires weeding out that which is harmful.
We recognize that evangelicalism, and white evangelicalism, in particular, has been susceptible to the heresy of Christian nationalism because of a long history of faith leaders accommodating white supremacy. We choose to speak out now because we do not want to be quiet accomplices in this on-going sin.
This subversive act flips the power dynamic.
We cannot continue believing that there is such a thing as personal sin that affects no one else but us.
None of the churches I have attended in my life ever denounced mental illness as fake or as a spiritual sin.