Man from Beth Moore’s Worship Band Apologizes to Women on Behalf of All Men

Scott Slayton | Contributor to ChristianHeadlines.com | Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Man from Beth Moore’s Worship Band Apologizes to Women on Behalf of All Men

Man from Beth Moore’s Worship Band Apologizes to Women on Behalf of All Men


One of the male members from Beth Moore’s worship band got on his knees and apologized to the women in attendance at a conference for Native American women for any pain they have received because of men. Moore shared her reflections on the moment, which took place at a Living Proof Live event in Chinle, Arizona, on Twitter Monday morning.

Moore shared a picture of her drummer, Kevin Jones, on his knees speaking to the assembled audience. She said he asked “their forgiveness for all hurts & harms they’ve ever received at the hands of men. 

She went on to praise Jones, whom she said created the most powerful moment of the weekend, saying that “I don’t know a man who’s more of a gentleman than Kevin Jones.” Then she added, “But he humbly & gladly stood before those women and on behalf of all men who had hurt them, voiced words like these: ‘I am so sorry. Would you forgive us?’” Then she said he “told them of their worth and prayed on his knees for them.”

Moore also highlighted the response of the crowd, reporting, “The tears flowed like rain. I was told again & again that most of them had never EVER heard these things addressed & had certainly never heard anyone say I’m so sorry.” She also said, “Many hurts also come through other women & I addressed those next but this was when the Holy Spirit fell on us.”

The tears flowed like rain. I was told again & again that most of them had never EVER heard these things addressed & had certainly never heard anyone say I’m so sorry. Many hurts also come through other women & I addressed those next but this was when the Holy Spirit fell on us.

— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) October 8, 2018

Moore has been in the news recently for her stances on the Me Too movement and social justice. She told The Atlantic that a pivotal moment for her were comments about a woman, caught on tape by Access Hollywood,by GOP nominee Donald Trump that came to light a month before the 2016 election. Hearing some evangelical leaders dismiss the gravity of the statements, she said, “I was like, ‘Oh no. No. No. I was so appalled.” The next morning, she tweeted her thoughts about the tape, saying they bring to light “what women have dealt with all along in environments of gross entitlement & power.” 

In recent months, as several high-profile leaders stepped down because of sexual misconduct, Moore became more outspoken about the actions of many church leaders towards women. She spoke of a male theologian who looked at her and told her she was prettier than another well-known female Bible teacher. She has also remarked that “judgment begins in the house of God” and that recent revelations lead her to “believe that’s what’s happening.”

Moore also spoke up during the recent hearings about the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She said, “A lot of people feeling stripped bare today. Your kindness and compassion even toward matters you don’t fully understand could be a blanket to somebody today. It’s a cold world. Warm it up a little.” 

Moore reflected on Jones’ apology, noting how it brought a sense of healing to women at the event, which served women from the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Ute, and other native American tribes. She said “it was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever seen. We have done this several times in past events. Holy healing moments. 

She closed her comments on the moment by pointing her readers to the place where they can find real hope. She said “Sometimes healing starts just by hearing ‘I’m so sorry that happened to you.” She continued, “With much empathy & love I can say this: I am so sorry that happened to you. There’s healing in Jesus.”

Scott Slayton is a pastor and writer. Visit his blog One Degree to Another.

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