Until this morning the name Rachel Evans meant absolutely nothing to me and in the grand scheme of things she is simply another person who died in somewhat tragic circumstances.
That she was a Christian is neither here nor there to me.
What has brought her to the attention of a large slice of the internet is the fact that she was considered a heretic by a rather vocal part of Evangelical Christianity who have been expressing their views on her behaviour.
A former conservative evangelical herself she softened her views and became much more gentle and ”liberal”.
She was also a writer and member on some sort of advisory board for former President Obama.
Admitted to hospital because of flu and a UTI she developed problems and doctors had to put her into an induced coma, from which she never awoke.
Upon hearing of her death the vocal evangelical crowd went after her, announcing to the world that she is now burning in Hell – and deservedly so, apparently!
Gotta love them Christians, right?
Bruce Gerenscer has all the details over on his blog.