Diversion: “If you don’t like what another Christian is doing, why talk bad about it? Why don’t you just pray for them instead?”
Usage: Whenever someone is speaking an uncomfortable truth about a fundamentalist institution or personality that I like.
Strength: Sounds really spiritual.
Translation: “Shut up. I don’t want to hear what you’re saying.”
Biblical Support ???
Fallacy: Inconsistent. Fundamentalists do not apply this same principle to other Christians such as Rick Warren or Billy Graham. Then it is called “standing for the truth.”