**Woke Church Leader Apologizes for Cartoon Error, Neglects Larger Issues**
John Dorhauer, President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), has found himself apologizing for a seemingly innocent cartoon, overlooking the larger issues and distraction from the church’s mission. Amidst the obsession with diversity and inclusion, these missteps reflect the impact of radical ideologies plaguing our society today.
John Dorhauer, a known radical leftist and theologian, was recently called out for a cartoon on the cover of the United Church of Christ’s new desk calendar that depicted a young, blonde-haired white child with a pink bow in her hair in the 12 o’clock position of a circle of diverse characters. Leftist critics were quick to point out that the white figure’s placement was in opposition to the UCC’s “commitments to be an anti-racist body.”
In a perplexing response, Dorhauer issued a groveling apology in a May 23 statement, acknowledging that it “failed to live up to our commitments.” He agreed that simply rotating the image would have apparently reflected racial equity and expressed his gratitude for those who pointed out the issue.
While the placement of a cartoon character on a calendar cover may seem inconsequential to some, the reaction to it is indicative of a larger problem. The priorities of the UCC and its leader seem focused on the minutia of identity politics and virtue signaling, while simultaneously overlooking the troubling nature of some of their past actions.
Dorhauer’s personal politics have been a matter of concern for many, with past teachings on “white privilege” and labeling all white men in America as “socially blind.” His radical views are not helping the unity and understanding that a church should be promoting, and his antagonistic stance against political figures such as Governor Ron DeSantis only further highlights his distraction from the UCC’s true calling.
The woke church leader’s misguided focus on such trivial matters like the cartoon placement seems to be part of his continued effort to root out any perceived “white privilege” within the UCC, even resorting to peddling controversial ideologies like critical race theory. This is a clear departure from a spiritual institution’s true purpose of providing community support, fostering a sense of belonging, and sharing the word of God.
In recent years, the UCC has even hosted drag shows for minors, further muddying the waters of their core values and spiritual mission. One must ask themselves, why is a church prioritizing these acts and controversial ideologies over their actual faith and teachings?
**The United Church of Christ Loses Sight of its Purpose**
It’s disheartening to see spiritual institutions and their leaders like John Dorhauer become so consumed by identity politics and losing sight of their true calling. The time spent apologizing for a harmless cartoon could have been better utilized serving communities in need and spreading the love and unity that a faith-based community ought to be focusing on.