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December 18, 2016
Ep 66 - The #MeToo Movement: Why It Should Move Christians, Too
As You Go - Season 3, Episode 11 (w/ Bo Bowen, Heather Morris, Elaina Thompson) • March 12, 2018 • Bo Bowen, Heather Morris, Elaina Thompson
As You Go is back, after far too long of a hiatus, with a wonderful conversation on an issue that continues to gain notability and notoriety in our society. The #MeToo Movement is sweeping across the country, affecting major cultural industries from Hollywood to politics to journalism. And yet, what is truly powerful about this movement is not that it is content to be an indictment of the realms of power, but even more a calling out of individuals in every corner of society who assert undue power over another person, be that in a sexual context, or based on race, gender, or beliefs. The movement is far from perfect, but the good it has done in society should not be overlooked. However, while stories from the #MeToo Movement are all over the news today, we don't often hear as many of them in the Church. Is that because Christians are somehow exempt from the movement? Does our faith preclude us from involvement of what often seems a secularly-charged issue? Today's episode of the podcast is a special one, as Bo sits down with two good friends, fellow believers, and previous guests, Heather Morris and Elaina Thompson, to discuss the impact of the #MeToo Movement within the Church. Heather and Elaina share their own stories of harassment and struggle as women, and help us all understand the great value inherent in a movement seeking to abolish any and all cultural acceptance of sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or violence. If you would like to get in touch with us to let us know your thoughts on this episode, to share your own story, or to ask follow-up questions, please go to our default web address, www.facebook.com/asyougopodcast, and leave us a comment or send a direct message. You can also find us on Twitter at @asyougopodcast, or simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.