Hatmaker was specifically named-dropped in the piece—and the timing wasn’t at all accidental. The popular pastor/writer/blogger has recently received tremendous castigation from within a Christian pop culture machine who’d previously been enamored with her—as she’s publicly affirmed the LGBTQ and pushed back against much of the hypocrisy she’s witnessed in organized Christianity.

Source: The Misogyny and Heresy of Church Authority | john pavlovitz

John’s post alerted me to a situation that I–not spending much time in the Evangelical Christian blogosphere–was not aware of.  I found Jen Hatmaker’s blog, read how she’s suffering from this persecution from so-called “Christians,” and left a comment to help her mend.

I also subscribed to follow-up comments.  One left this evening was particularly disturbing: Somebody left a comment linking to a horrid blog post about Ms. Hatmaker, and said it was the “best response yet.”  The tone of both the commenter and the blogger reminded me of the trolls who came around here a few months ago, and how they normally treat their usual target.  It’s a huge red flag of narcissism and/or sociopathy, so commonplace around the Net these days.

Here is the comment I left for John Pavlovitz:

John, somebody just linked this horrid post on Jen Hatmaker’s blog: [LINK DELETED BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO IT AND MAKE THE POST GO UP IN GOOGLE]

I’m so glad to see people–like you–sticking up for her. She’s suffering and people are viciously attacking her for being upset. It’s the same narcissistic attitude and trolling behavior that’s all over the rest of the Net, here coming from “Christians.”

My gosh, I post things all the time similar to what Jen said about LGBT….Other bloggers I know, and people I know in real life, say the same things. LOTS of them. Christians. But Jen is getting pilloried for being compassionate and refusing to just blindly follow rather than thinking and considering the truth of what she’s supposed to believe.

As I wrote above, I removed the link to the horrid post because I didn’t want to drive traffic to it from my blog and make it look good in Google.  But you can see the link in my original comment to John Pavlovitz.

(Turning off comments in case John’s and Jen’s trolls come here.)