|Posted by God Loves Women on October 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM|
Today the shortlist for the Christian New Media Awards was announced. Within it is a nomination for this blog I tweeted CNMAC to complain, and they said:
“We don't put people in or out based on whether we agree with their theology. Sorry that's not one you like.”
I know I won’t agree with the theology of all the nominations, but theology which promotes the sort of headship and submission that this blogger does has enabled perpetrators of domestic abuse to continue hurting their wives and prevented many women experiencing abuse from seeking help. If this blogger wants to write blogs about it, that’s one thing, but when the Christian New Media Awards want to promote the blog and perhaps give her an award for it, that’s quite another.
After tweeting a bit about it, someone suggested that I should make my own shortlist. At first I didn’t think I’d have time, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I felt it would be good to do it. I think there are some wonderful people who use twitter in an amazing way, and I wanted to honour them.
So welcome to my UTCA’s (Unofficial Twitter Christian Awards). I thought that anyone else who would like to nominate tweeters can do. If you would like to, please tweet me your nominations (@God_loves_women). The only rules are you cannot nominate yourself and you can’t nominate Christian celebrities. If you have further ideas of categories, please do tweet me those too.
There are lots of people I love who I haven’t give an award to. I still love you, and you’re amazing too.
Vicky Walker (@vicky_walker)
Go to theological big brains
Steve Holmes (@SteveRHolmes)
Alastair Roberts (@zugzwanged)
Eddie Arthur (@kouya)
Sarah Crane (@secraney)
Heather Stanley (@hstanley_)
Amazing legendary tweeter
Helen Austin (@fragmentz)
Matthew Currey (@mattcurrey)
Ruth Roberts (@ruth_roberts)
Fem-tastic Feminist tweeters
Hannah Mudge (@boudledidge)
Jennifer Parnham (@JenniferParnham)
Ruth Wells (@ruthmw)
Diane Martin (@teenybash48 )
Man-tastic Feminist tweeters
Mark Hewerdine (@markrhewerdine)
David Bunce (@davidbunce)
Dave Warnock (@dave42w)
Tweeters who speak God’s truth but don’t identify as Christian
Nimko Ali (@nimkoali)
Louise Pennington (@lestewpot)