(RNS) — Few Bible scholars would argue that David, the king of Israel, did anything but sin when he had sex with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers.

But what sin was it?

Last week, Rachael Denhollander, the first athlete to publicly accuse USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar of abusing his young patients, called it as she sees it.

“David raped. It’s important we get that right,” she tweeted two days before she appeared as a featured speaker at last week’s Southern Baptist summit on confronting sexual abuse.

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Denhollander’s post came in response to a post by Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, a conservative Christian website whose board includes

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