Is your name Elizabeth Schofield?
If you are, then questions surely need to be asked about your beliefs. See, earlier this year, the “ministry” that Elizabeth Schofield was a part of, held to the belief that women should be covered for modesty:
Here is Elizabeth Schofield, abiding by the rules of her master, Joseph Jay Smith:
Here she is again:
Recently, Hatun Tash and Elizabeth Schofield had decided to create a new ministry. After spending hundreds of hours in trying to craft the perfect name for their ministry, a unique name that would honour their beliefs and passions, something that would stand out in the crowd, their collective intellect led them to the highly creative name of “Defend Christ, Critique Islam”. It’s a brilliant name, isn’t it? In a hundred years I wouldn’t have come up with something so inventive and genius. Accolades are due to these two highly intelligent scholars of the greatest order. So, after painstakingly crafting their new ministry’s name, what did Elizabeth Schofield decide to do?
Well, she freed herself of the patriarchy of her Christian teacher, Joseph Jay Smith. In the very first video introducing their “ministry”, Elizabeth Schofield decided to ditch tops that covered her chest, there was apparently, no longer a need for modesty:
Look at her smiling! She’s clearly happy. There is apparently, no longer a need to dress modestly according to the beliefs that her previous ministry held to. This therefore begs the following questions:
- Did Elizabeth Schofield only cover her chest for modesty due to the demands of Joseph Jay Smith?
- Did Elizabeth Schofield believe that women in a Christian ministry should cover their chests due to their Christian beliefs?
- If it is Question #1, or Question #2, or both, the question that now needs to be answered is, have her beliefs changed?
For all of the time Elizabeth Schofield spent harassing Muslim women about their hijab, she herself, seems to now be liberated from not having to dress modestly since creating her new “ministry”, away from the peering eyes of Joseph Jay Smith. This though, is not the only problem.
Given that Joseph Jay Smith is now leaving the UK to return to the US, after having stoked fears about immigrants and Muslims in the UK, Hatun Tash and Elizabeth Schofield seem to be in pole position for the ministry that is to be taken over following Joseph Jay Smith’s departure. Yet, why is that?
Why isn’t it Beth Grove who has worked longer with Joseph Jay Smith, taking over the ministry’s duties? Why did Hatun Tash and Elizabeth Schofield have to create a new ministry altogether? The ministry of, “Defend Christ, Critique Islam” or DCCI as they refer to themselves, seems to have been given birth due to a disagreement with Pfander Center for “Apologetics”. Why aren’t Hatun Tash and Elizabeth Schofield in charge of Pfander? Why start something new?
In the midst of Joseph Jay Smith’s departure, Pfander seems to be in complete chaos, with different members (perhaps, former members) breaking off of the leash that Joseph Jay Smith had on them, or perhaps not being chosen to carry on the center he created. After more than 15 years, the seeds of Joseph Jay Smith have finally brought to fruition a fragmented ministry, as well as a poorly named new ministry and in some weird way, has allowed Elizabeth Schofield to free herself of the modesty demands that she once obeyed while working with Joseph Jay Smith.
Why is that?