Calls Mount For Evangelical Publication To Retract Article Likening Kyle Rittenhouse To ‘Mass Shooter’

Calls Mount For Evangelical Publication To Retract Article Likening Kyle Rittenhouse To ‘Mass Shooter’


Calls are mounting for evangelical publication The Gospel Coalition to address a piece that called Kyle Rittenhouse an “armed mass shooter,” like the Charleston church shooter.

On Friday afternoon, Kyle Rittenhouse — an eighteen-year-old who killed two men and injured a third while defending himself during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin — was cleared of multiple murder charges. Since the August 2020 incident, left-leaning journalists, politicians, and celebrities have used the Rittenhouse case as evidence that the United States and its institutions are irreparably and systemically racist.

Among these voices was The Gospel Coalition — which, before the onset of COVID-19, the death of George Floyd, and the most recent presidential election, largely had a reputation for upholding conservative theological convictions grounded in the Reformed tradition. Amid

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