(RNS) The flagship evangelical magazine Christianity Today has tweeted an apology after publishing a job listing for a son-in-law that raised some eyebrows on social media.
The ad, which ran in the March edition, was bought by an unnamed Chicagoland church elder who is based in Wheaton, Ill., the magazine’s longtime home.
Apparently referring to the daughter he wanted to find a husband for, the church elder described “her” as a “godly, gorgeous, athletic, educated, careered, humorous, traveled, bilingual, 26-year-old virgin” and included a link to her blog.
— Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) March 3, 2016
I just … how did CT let this happen? No one thought, “Huh, this isn’t quite fitting with our vision and mission.”
— Preston Yancey (@prestonyancey) March 3, 2016
Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, apologized in a statement on Friday (March 4) posted as an image to the magazine’s Twitter account.
“We at Christianity Today apologize for publishing a personal ad in our Marketplace section that has been rightly seen as demeaning and in poor taste,” Galli said.
“We want everything in our magazine to reflect beautiful orthodoxy, and this ad did not. We have taken a hard look at our ad review process, made some changes, and we can assure our readers no ad like this will appear again.”
CT would like to apologize to readers for an ad that appeared in our March issue pic.twitter.com/0Hrpt9puvn
— Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) March 4, 2016
(Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS)