FROM 2018 MLK/50 TO ALIGNING YOUNG URBAN CHURCH PLANTERS WITH & CAMPAIGN… TO RESOLUTION 9’s CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND INTERSECTIONALITY , BAPTIST HAVE BEEN SET UP IN ADVANCE FOR THE RADICAL RACISM OF THE 2020 ELECTION.
Black Lives Matter is admittedly a Cultural Marxist trained organization whose followers have now been demonstrating, rioting, burning, looting and making their demands known in America’s streets for months now with no end in site. Hundreds of millions in support dollars from corporate America have fueled the movement which is rooted, not in the historic civil rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s but boastfully is moving to “disrupt the civil rights movement” with it’s own radical roots of feminist lesbianism and transgenderism and the full LGBTQ range of sexual liberation which have redefined global human rights. YET none of the radical reality of BLM has deterred conservative ( by reputation at least) Baptist leaders from stepping up and offering public support and even, in some cases, marching with radicals and their sympathizers in the streets.
“Unlike the Black Freedom Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, BLM is inherently a movement sustained by a politics of blackness that is, Charlene Carruthers reminds us, unapologetically feminist, womanist, and queer.
However, it would be unwise to forget and ignore the black queer cultural and political context from which this movement emerges and rests upon. The political insurgency of BLM evokes the likes of earlier black queer activists — lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists of African descent — who, because of time and circumstance, spoke in various tones of “how infinitely complex any move for liberation must be.” Indeed, if one were to search for a historical context to understand the imperative and invaluable context of today’s Black Lives Matter movement, then one would have to trace its legacies on the page as well as the stage. While Black Lives Matter — in all of its glory, rhetoric, and political praxis — very much disrupts anti-black publics, its living legacy as a contemporary political movement can be traced to black queer activism, writing and public speeches that book-end twentieth century US politics and freedom movements.”
“HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA”
“Democrats believe in bringing the American people together, not stoking division and distrust. President Trump has denigrated virtually every segment of American society—and in so doing, he has insulted the very idea of America itself. Healing the soul of America means facing up to the deepest inequities in our society (like) structural racism.”
“We believe Black lives matter, and will establish a national commission to examine the lasting economic effects of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and racially discriminatory federal policies on income, wealth, educational, health, and employment outcomes; to pursue truth and promote racial healing; and to study reparations. We must acknowledge that there can be no realization of the American dream without grappling with the lasting effects of slavery, and facing up to the centuries-long campaign of violence, fear, and trauma wrought upon Black Americans.”
Stetzer even wrote about his BLM support and marching for Christianity Today encouraging all other Christians to do the same.
“I’ve marched for life like lots of evangelicals. I encourage you to march for black lives as well. Protests are part of who we are.”
“Yesterday, my family and I participated in a lament walk in Wheaton. I tweeted at the time, “At the Wheaton lament walk with my family. Communities all over the country are coming together to mourn and work for justice. I’ve never seen a group like this in Wheaton. It’s encouraging.” And I meant it.
Now, mind you, I am doing more than protesting—things like partnering churches together and giving to help impacted communities, but I’m also headed out again right now to be a part of a local protest.”
“I think protesting matters.”
ED STETZER – NEVER MIND THE “QUEER LGBTQ ROOTS” OF THE MOVEMENT OR THE FIRES STILL SMOLDERING IN AMERICAN CITIES INCLUDING YOUR OWN.
THE ROOTS AND FUNDING OF THE PROTEST MATTER-SO DOES THE RADICAL ENDGAME.
BLM’s #WhatMatters2020 will focus on the following issues:
NOTE : WHERE IS THE GOSPEL IN THESE GOALS OR THE RADICAL FUNDING , CULTURAL MARXIST TRAINING, OR THE INTERSECTIONAL LGBTQ ROOTS OF THE MOVEMENT ?
THERE IS NO GOSPEL HERE.
BLM SCHOOL OUTREACH
“Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year”
NAE TEACHERS UNION ENDORSES BLM SCHOOL PROGRAM
AMONG OTHER ENDORSEMENTS OBAMA’S MENTOR
“Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired), UIC”
NOTE: Again this is the movement Baptist leaders are standing in solidarity with, endorse, and march in the streets with.
“Pastors Thabiti Anyabwile and David Platt blessed and prayed over the protestors starting in Ward 8 before crossing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.”
“Many Christians have been struck by the recent tragedies and the examples of systemic racism, but without a clear direction of response. We can relate to this feeling—wanting to show our support for black Americans, but not wanting to be associated with the rioting and violence taking place at many of the protests. The Sunday march provided us an opportunity for a way forward. ”
“We marched to the U.S. Capitol, prayed in Jesus’ name for Amos 5:24 to ring true in America, and we sang in joyful protest all the rest of the way to the White House.”
“Marching like this, with our brothers and sisters, singing and praying, is a powerful way Christians can respond to the injustice in our country. We should take advantage of our right to freely worship and assemble, according to our beliefs. Too many others around the world don’t have this privilege. ”
“This “Christian Response to Racial Injustice” is not the only Christian response to racial injustice. There are many ways Christians can and should respond, but we found it to be a powerful witness of our faith to see Christians publicly stand together and say “Jesus cares about justice. Black lives matter to God, and they ought to matter to us.”
“Many Christians are choosing the hard work of repentance, educating themselves, and having tough conversations with friends and family on race in America. These are not public nor glamorous actions, but they are vitally important to racial reconciliation. We should have grace with one another as we all do our different parts to pursue truth, goodness, and beauty in our country.”
“A few weeks ago, almost 16,000 college students gathered for Urbana, an evangelical conference promoting cross-cultural missions. While the event featured high-profile speakers like David Platt and Francis Chan, the most talked about session following the 2015 conference was Michelle Higgins’ talk about the evangelical church and the Black Lives Matter movement.”
“Her address generated some controversy, mainly surrounding the her support for Black Lives Matter and some side comments she made during her talk—causing InterVarsity, the organization that hosts Urbana, to respond officially and in follow up interviews.”
“Regardless, no one can deny the importance of Higgins’ speech, both in message and that it seems to represent the first major evangelical organization to put its weight behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Higgins, who is the director of worship and outreach at South City Church in St. Louis, issued a call to action, and at the very least, she sparked a much-needed discussion among evangelicals.”
“We talked to her about the Urbana talk and the importance of Black Lives Matter for all Christians.”
“A Christian Response to Racial Injustice”
“Concerned that there weren’t enough outspoken Christian voices against racial injustice, Faith + Works DC helped many evangelicals get involved in the protests in Washington over the weekend. One of those participants was pastor of McLean Bible Church in Virginia, David Platt.”
“We pray that you would forgive us for our history and our present,” Platt prayed. “We praise you, in particular, today, Jesus, as this group, for taking the judgment we deserve.”
“Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor of Anacostia River Church introduced the former president of the SBC’s International Mission Board. Anyabwile is a well-known evangelical that has spent much of his time in ministry speaking out against racism.”
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“Jun 7, 2020 – Platt was introduced by Thabiti Anyabwile, the pastor of Anacostia River … Municci, who works at a downtown law office, at first thought only a few … Amid protests in D.C., woman sings ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ on U Street.”
& Campaign is the Democratic Party, the Obama Foundation and leftist pro LGBTQ funder of the right Paul Singers American Unity Fund partnership for progressive political goals fully in unison with BLM and combining “Biblical Values & Social Justice”
@FaithWorksDC march today and showing up in force! Love you guys and what you’re doing for our Lord and our country!”
& CAMPAIGN RESPONDED TO THABITI WITH A PRAYER EMOJI
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NOTE: TGC CO- FOUNDER TIM KELLER JOINED THE LEFTIST & CAMPAIGN ELDER BOARD IN JULY 2020 AND QUICKLY WENT INTO HIDING AFTER BEING EXPOSED .
AND THEN QUICKLY WENT INTO HIDING AFTER BEING EXPOSED.
His name and image have now been removed from & Campaign leadership/elders page
ROMNEY’S MORMON ROOTS AND 2012 GOP CAMPAIGN SOLIDIFIED TIES WITH PRO LGBTQ FUNDER BEHIND & CAMPAIGN , PAUL SINGER YEARS AGO.
NOW THE MORMON CHURCH AND & CAMPAIGN ARE PARTNERS WITH SINGER’S AMERICAN UNITY FUND TO PROMOTE LGBTQ AND ISLAMIC VERSIONS OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, PRISON REFORM AND MOST OF THE BLM GOALS .
Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile helped organize Sunday’s event, which drew hundreds of participants.
I had no idea that Senator Romney joined us for the march. Thank you Senator for adding your voice to this important moment and issue.
.@MittRomney is marching with a group of nearly 1,000 Christians to the White House. Here he is on video saying why he’s walking: “… to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter” https://twitter.com/hannah_natanson/status/1269698056531980291 …
“Sunday’s march, already in progress for hours before Romney arrived, was called by local D.C. churches that count themselves as theologically conservative.”
“The event, described as a “Christian Response to Racial Injustice,” drew a diverse crowd and was supported by prominent preachers such as Thabiti Anyabwile, the pastor of Anacostia River Church, David Platt, lead pastor of McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, Mike Kelsey, McLean Bible Church’s lead pastor of preaching and culture, and Perrin Rogers of the Triumphant Church in Maryland.”
“Last year Platt prayed with President Trump at McLean Bible Church when the president made an impromptu visit, causing the pastor to explain the incident in a letter to the congregation.”
“Tyler Bowen, who attends Grace Meridian Hill, a church affiliated with the conservative Presbyterian Church in America, said the demonstration was indicative of a more advocacy-oriented strain of evangelicalism that is well represented in the churches that organized the march.”
“There is a branch of the evangelical church—like we saw today—that is standing up against these issues, is speaking out, and believes that Jesus is calling them to speak out,” said Bowen. “Speaking out is being faithful to his commandments.”
“Participants gathered in southeast Washington before processing toward the US Capitol, singing hymns such as “Amazing Grace” as they walked and holding signs with references to Bible verses such as “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God,” from the Book of Micah.”
“Coyle and Ed interview Thabiti Anyabwile, the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC, council member and blogger at The Gospel Coalition, and author of several books, including The Decline of African American Theology. Thabiti talks to us about his own background, race in the United States, and the Black Lives Matter movement.”
“Preaching on Racism from the ‘White Pulpit: Reflections on David Platt’s Talk from T4G”: http://christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/april/preaching-on-racism-platt.html… Thanks John and Daniel. Grateful for both of you brothers.
Preaching on Racism from the ‘White’ Pulpit: Reflections from David Platt’s Talk at T4G
The learning curve in this conversation about race is steep and more complex than the Black-White binary. And because of that, it can become emotionally exhausting for all of us.
Thabiti began openly calling for Restitution Redistribution and Reparations.
“How might we define “reparations” in principle? I would define reparations as “material and social repayment made as acknowledgement and restitution by an offending party to an aggrieved party for wrong(s) done in order to repair the injuries, losses and/or disadvantages caused by the wrong.” Though these are my own words, I have in mind the work of William “Sandy” Darity at Duke University, who argues that reparations should have three aims: (a) acknowledgement of the wrongs done, (b) payment for the wrongs done, and (c) closure for both parties.”
“CRITICAL RACE THEORY/ INTERSECTIONALITY AND ANTI REVOICE RESOLUTIONS TURNED INTO SUPPORT OF THE VERY ISSUES THEY CONDEMNED”
“The author of the original Critical Race Theory/ Intersectionality resolution condemning CRT has come forward and exposed that the Committee who reviews the submissions actually altered his resolution to affirm it.”
THE ORIGINAL RESOLUTION CONDEMNING CRT AND INTERSECTIONALITY BEFORE ALBERT MOHLER TEAM OF CRT PROFESSORS IN THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE ALTERED IT CAN BE READ HERE:
Baptist have long made efforts to address the racial history in America and in their own movement. This ongoing effort began in earnest in the 1950s .But what is different today is that Southern Baptist have adopted the tools of the trade, the narrative and joined in the very movement of the most radical racial and sexual liberation movement to ever achieve mainstream American acceptance.
Baptist are using Cultural Marxist SOCIAL THEORIES and engaging it’s ideology all the while they condemn them in public. Southern Baptist leaders are affirming and marching with the lesbian and transgender founders of BLM who boast their intentions to “disrupt ” the civil rights movement with an LGBTQ ” BLACK AND QUEER PRAXIS”.
Baptist like Ed Stetzer are calling us to join him in protest. Whether they openly endorse Black Lives Matter or play the games of journalistic hair splitting by capitalizing “Black” and not capitalizing “lives matter”- the endorsement and the call for support is all the same . We are being told that BLM in many ways embodies the Gospel.
If Baptist leaders like David Platt, Thabiti and Stetzer really believe in the compatibility of BLM and the Word of God then it is very likely these men are ignorant of the Gospel and their own salvation is suspect. BUT if they do know the truth and are playing racial politics in the name of the Gospel then their own willingness to pervert it and misuse their callings and influence to seduce believers of all races and all denominations into one of the worst deceptions in modern church history- then they cannot escape the judgement of God for doing so.
The Gospel is a post racial truth. It is the end of who we all were in our sin identities and offers the one great door to true change in the world. The Gospel is not a call to Justice but a call to Repentance and to obtain MERCY ONLY FOUND IN JESUS.
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