Christians are perceived as hypocritical, homophobic, self-righteous, intolerant, and judgmental, and in most cases the description fits. Changing the Face of Christianity Inc is fighting to reverse those negative Christian stereotypes through its grassroots online and public “My Confession” campaign.
Plano, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 25, 2011
“Christians, despite their good intentions, give Christianity a bad name due to rampant Christian hypocrisy, Christian intolerance, Christian judgmentalism, and Christian homophobia“, says R. Brad White, former Atheist and now devoted Christian, and Founder of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc.
We don’t do a very good job at loving our neighbor. That’s something we need to be transparent about, confess where we are failing to live up to the name of Jesus Christ, and then work toward maturity and Christ-like transformation. – R. Brad White
A non-profit organization called Changing the Face of Christianity is working to reverse this pervasive image problem by helping Christians become more like Jesus Christ. “We are trying to help Christians actually change for the better. This begins by acknowledging we have a problem through heartfelt confession. We’ve launched ‘My Confession'; a campaign mobilizing Christians to make public confessions on post-it type notes and on our MyConfession.org website.” says R. Brad White.
R. Brad White continues, “The My Confession campaign is simple. We want people to share their confessions on our MyConfession.org website. We pray for these people that God will transform and heal them and their relationships. We are also encouraging people to write a brief confession on a small note, and place that note in a public area, such as a public restroom mirror, a gas station, a bank ATM machine, a drive through window, a Red Box type video rental unit, inside an elevator, at the water cooler, etc. Such public confessions encourage others to do the same. It gives others the strength to admit their own faults, and helps them lay down false pride in favor of humility. To make it easier for people, we’ve prepared a downloadable page of confession notes on our website for people to use. Simply download the PDF, print it, cut it into 6 notes, write your brief confession, and then share it in a public place. People have enjoyed taking a photo of their posted note, and then sharing their longer confession on our site and uploading the picture for others to see. The feedback we’ve received has been great. People are telling us after they shared what they are doing with their friends, that their friends are responding with affirmations like, ‘That’s so cool! That takes guts! How can I do it?'”
R. Brad White says, for example, “My Confession is I’ve allowed my religious convictions to make me numb to the human rights of gays and lesbians. I haven’t consciously fought AGAINST gay marriage, but I’ve allowed outspoken Christian political activists to limit the human rights of LGBTs (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) and let them speak FOR me through my silence. The Gay community deserves love, not discrimination. And for my part in that, I’m incredibly sorry.” So Brad’s note said “My confession is I’ve been a homophobic Christian. The gay community deserves love, not discrimination.”
R. Brad White continues, “There are great organizations out there trying to win people to Christ. We are focused on ensuring existing and new Christians are getting back to basics (loving others), and identifying our failings and working toward Christian maturity. Christian denominations address Christian confession in various ways, but the underlying truth is that confession is the beginning of humility. Through confession, we are inviting God into our hearts and minds and allowing Him to do His transforming work in our lives.”
Changing the Face of Christianity Inc has also released a Christianity Quiz; a Quiz which seeks to answer the question, “How Christian Are You?” R. Brad White says, “The person taking the quiz answers 10 questions and the quiz returns a score, indicating how well the person lives up to the Christian ideal as modeled by Jesus Christ.”
About Changing the Face of Christianity Inc.
Changing the Face of Christianity Inc is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit Texas corporation, started in 2010 by Founder and President R. Brad White. Their mission is to reverse Christian intolerance, hypocrisy, homophobia, judgmentalism, and other negative Christian stereotypes, by helping Christians to be more like Jesus Christ. Changing the Face of Christianity Inc is working to change these negative perceptions by 1) making Christians aware of the negative stereotypes inadvertently created through their words and actions, 2) by educating Christians on the issues and effective ways to change their words and actions to create a positive stereotype in the world, and 3) by assisting Christians in their confessions and transformation into Christ-likeness.
About R. Brad White, President and Founder of Changing the Face of Christianity Inc
For over half of his life, Brad was an unshakable Atheist. But after a miraculous sign from God in 2005′, he shed his blind disbelief and became a believer. Brad felt called to start “Changing the Face of Christianity” in 2010′. Brad is available for interviews, radio segments, opinion pieces, guest blog articles, and commentary on our Christian faith and culture.
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