Many Christians are calling on YouTube to remove a video made by a popular YouTuber who goes by the name Cinnamon Toast Ken in which he makes fun of a Christian teenage girl who talks about Bible study and her love for Jesus.
A few weeks ago he uploaded an 11-minute video titled, "Crazy Girl Obsessed With Jesus," in which he ruthlessly makes fun of Emma Mae Jenkins for her looks and religious convictions.
In a podcast interview with a pastor in California, Emma talked about how she's dealing with the cyber-bullying.
"God will place you where He entrusts you with His name. I fully believe that I have been given the opportunity to be living in a generation where we have Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat — all these ways we have to pour into people we are not even with," she said. "If I use my social media just to post pictures of myself and see how many likes I get, then I've completely missed the point," Emma added.
However, the teen admitted that she receives a lot of online abuse which isn't easy to deal with.
"I'm human and words are powerful," she said. "You either have the power to speak life or speak death over someone. To receive those words that I'm not pretty, and that I'm not here for a reason, or that I need to not live anymore — especially being a girl with insecurities — Satan will definitely use that and highlight it. I will sometimes take a second look in the mirror.
That's when it becomes so important that I have God's Word so deeply ingrained in who I am, because that's not true," Emma said. "It is so crucial to have God's word everywhere. Have it engraved upon your heart."
Bullseye! She nailed it!! Way to go Emma!!!
I'm thinking it would be very cool if all of us subscribed to her YouTube channel to show our support. Maybe even leave a kind and encouraging comment regarding the video in the comment section below the video itself.
I'd like you to share your thoughts on this situation.
If it was YOUR daughter...or granddaughter.. what would you say to her?
To her critics?
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.