January 1, 2021

When We Call Our Protests “Worship”

This article is in response to Sean Feucht, a west-coast musician currently touring the country and holding public “worship services” in protest of mask laws and prohibitions of gatherings which he calls oppression of religion (despite the fact many states have prohibited not only Christian gatherings, but such gatherings of all religions and even concerts, play productions, etc.)

by Promise Enlow (Follow Promise on Facebook)

I think Sean found a great “Christian” business model that is bringing him much more success than his political career and he’s running with it 🤷🏻‍♀️

What’s more exciting than just going back to plain old worship conferences all over the country? Turning the whole thing into a victim crusade that basically implies you don’t care about God and country if you’re not participating.

It’s actually brilliant because this never would have worked pre-covid, seeing as his “business model” requires persecution and the only consistent “persecution” they’re receiving are covid restrictions.

There was an opportunity here to go all over the country and assist with PPE hand-outs, care for the homeless, or a thousand other Jesus-like acts. Instead they chose the one thing the church makes the most money off of: music and merchandise.

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Being a Christian leader does not protect someone from turning into an opportunist that preys on people’s fears in order to boost their own career, on the contrary it makes them even more susceptible to it because they can convince themselves that they’re doing something in God’s name, therefore making it untouchable.

I think Sean is just a human that got carried away with trying to find meaning to his failed political career, and has been so blinded by his own passion that he’s lost sight of what it actually looks like to love a community.

Promise Enlow is an online influencer who shares of her religious reconstruction journey and comments on the evangelical faith of her youth. Daughter of a former evangelical pastor and parents in evangelical prophetic ministry, Promise left behind her life as a worship leader and journeyed into a new search for God. She has worked through her personal health and ignored the accusation from others that her critique of the church is from “wounding” to emerge as a bright new voice to be heard in a burgeoning group of “Post-Evangelicals.”

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