Study Reveals Huge Percentage of Evangelical Leaders Punished by Cancel Culture

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson (Charisma News archives)
A new survey indicates that almost half of evangelical leaders have been disinvited, blacklisted or excluded by others as a way of expressing disapproval of the Christian leaders or their point of view.

According to the latest Evangelical Leaders Survey by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals, 48% of these leaders have felt like they have been "canceled."

"Cancel culture is the practice of excluding any person, organization or work as a way of expressing disapproval. While it is important to be clear about unacceptable behavior and unorthodox positions, this phenomenon makes it difficult to have meaningful, vulnerable and open dialogue about the real challenges that we face," said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).

In August, Texas Pastor Ed Young said he was canceled by Meta, the media arm of Facebook and Instagram, after a paid advertisement for their sermon series "Woke or Awake" was removed from Facebook.

"Well, I got canceled this week," Young said. "Our friends at Facebook just canceled me. Our incredible media team put together these ads, and we showed these ads. And, for some reason, Mark Zuckerberg and his friends didn't dig them."

Meanwhile, Phil Robertson told CBN's Faithwire that his show, Duck Dynasty, was put on hiatus by A&E after he was asked his opinion on homosexuality in an interview with G.Q. magazine.

"It cost us about 10 million [dollars], sponsors were bailing out," he explained. "They put me on an indefinite hiatus. If you look that up it means you are no longer a part of the program."

Robertson said he never contacted A&E to apologize or defend his position.

"I am to love God with all my heart, soul, strength and love my neighbor," he added.

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