A July 29 tweet from author and Bible teacher Beth Moore has caused a belated kerfuffle on Twitter. Some are calling Moore blasphemous and irreverent, while others are defending her and are perplexed that her tweet was even controversial.
“I’m growing grapes for reals,” said Moore, posting a picture of grapes in her two-week old tweet. “It’s like a miracle. In fifty jillion degree weather. If Jesus is trying to get me to have a crush on him, it’s working.”
Beth Moore’s Tweet Sparks Strong Reactions
Quite a few people reacted to the tweet with disgust, accusing Moore of blasphemy or at least of speaking about God in a way that is irreverent and disrespectful. “This is an abominable statement!” said one user named Elizabeth, whose response got retweeted several times. “Such a disrespect for God in trying to be ‘cool.’ Shameful!”