Popular Christian Speaker and Author Jon Acuff Causes Controversy Over Tweet Praising Churches for Cancelling Services on Christmas Sunday

Inspirational speaker and author Jon Acuff was called all sorts of names over a recent tweet. (Jon Acuff/Facebook)
Inspirational speaker and author Jon Acuff was called all sorts of names over a recent tweet. (Jon Acuff/Facebook)

It started with a simple tweet. By day’s end, Jon Acuff was labeled an “idolater,” and followers demanded he repent.  

What was so controversial?

This: “Shoutout to churches cancelling services this Sunday. We pastor’s kids often leave faith because the church stole our Christmas every year.”

The verbal bullets flew.

“@JonAcuff I feel like your an idolater who needs to be called to repentance and marked as such. Repent.” One person tweeted.

Another posted: “@JonAcuff if you’re an enemy of the cross, I’ll surely pray for your salvation.”

Acuff took it in stride, posting his rendition of the evil Kermit meme to get some laughs.

But still, followers were livid.

One person wrote: “I can’t get past how worldly this post is. Christmas is about Jesus, NOT presents and family. I’m thankful my church is having service this Sunday. This post comes off as extremely selfish. Some people have no one to spend Christmas with.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Jessilyn Justice