Co-creator of Kony 2012 video (and co-founder of Invisible Children), Jason Russell, was taken to a hospital Thursday for observation. They found Russell in his underwear. He supposedly was masturbating in public and vandalizing cars. Ben Keesey, Invisible Children’s chief executive officer says that Russell was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition. According to police, he seems to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Regardless of what happened, I think it is important to recognize this: years of effort and hard work can be destroyed because one act of wrong behavior. What happened with Russell can happen to any single individual. We’ve seen it in Pentecostal circles time and time again with adultery or other types of failure. One moment of foolishness can detract from years of hard work and labor for the kingdom of God. Let’s learn from this.
Russell seems to have a very big heart for Africa. He does not seem to be in it for the money. This, perhaps as some sources are saying, was due to stress. Let’s keep the Kony 2012 movement, Invisible Children, and Russell’s family in prayer during this rough time.
What do you think will happen to the Kony 2012 movement because of this?
Jason’s wife, Danica Russell, insists that what spurred on this behavior was not any form of drugs or alcohol.