Marxist ‘Critical Race Theory’ infiltrates the Churches and the culture

The Southern Baptists, the most conservative major Protestant denomination in America have started down the Marxist road. Several other denominations are well ahead of them. If this is not reversed, how will this shift affect our culture and politics in years to come?

By Trevor Loudon | Epoch Times

When the Southern Baptists, the largest Protestant denomination in the country endorses “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) you know American Christianity has a Marxism problem.

At the Southern Baptists national convention in Birmingham Alabama in June a resolution on “Critical Race Theory” and “intersectionality” gained passage with a strong majority.

The resolution affirmed the Bible as “the first, last, and sufficient authority” in guiding the church on dealing with social evils and said that “critical race theory and intersectionality should only be used in submission to Scripture”. The resolution described critical race theory as a “set of tools to explain how race functions in society and intersectionality as the study of how various characteristics overlap”.

Traditional Baptists who believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and contains the answer to all problems personal and social within its pages must have wondered why their church would need Marxism for any reason at all?

One brave Christian Tom Ascol, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, unsuccessfully challenged the CRT resolution, correctly explaining that “critical race theory and intersectionality” are “rooted in ideologies that are incompatible with Christianity.”

http://kentuckytoday.com/stories/resolutions-contend-for-vulnerable-gospel,19978

What is Critical Race Theory?

So what actually is CRT? What does “intersectionality mean?

According to the UCLA School of Public Affairs:

CRT recognizes that racism is engrained in the fabric and system of the American society. The individual racist need not exist to note that institutional racism is pervasive in the dominant culture. This is the analytical lens that CRT uses in examining existing power structures. CRT identifies that these power structures are based on white privilege and white supremacy, which perpetuates the marginalization of people of color.

In other words racism is about power, it is exclusively a white problem and is intrinsic in the current social system. Therefore to end racism we must change the existing power structures – a polite way of saying revolution. Affirmative action, reparations and hate speech legislation are all justified by CRT. All are revolutionary tools derived from Marxism.

“Intersectionality” is the concept that all oppressions are linked. Racial oppression is linked to gay oppression which in turn is linked to the oppression of women and workers. This is a modern expansion of the Marxist idea that “capitalism” oppresses not only workers but racial and gender groups as well. All “oppressions” intersect. We cannot treat them as separate problems. The main problem is not just capitalism, but white racist sexist capitalism.

Two Black scholars are most closely identified with modern CRT – the late Harvard Law professor Derrick Bell and the recently deceased James Cone, a professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

It is worth noting that a member of the Southern Baptist convention resolutions committee Walter Strickland avidly teaches James Cones’ theories from his post at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina. Strickland seems to have no conflict teaching Cone’s version of race-based Marxism to the future Baptist pastors who stream through his classroom.

https://keywiki.org/Walter_Strickland Was told about the Cone stuff a Southeastern graduate who is working on the church movie with us.

James Cone – religious revolutionary

There is zero doubt that James Cone was a Marxist.

In 1990 Democratic Socialists of America published a Cone edited anthology entitled “The Black Church and Marxism: what do they have to say to each other?”

In June 1984, a delegation of Black American Church leaders visited Havana Cuba,

Granma, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper reported that the organizers included the communist controlled Ecumenical Council of Cuba, the Baptist Worker-Student Coordination of Cuba, and the Caribbean Council of Churches. The Black Theology Project was listed as a US sponsor, and the Soviet controlled Christian Peace Conference was also represented.

Delegates included Rev. Jeremiah Wright, UCC Trinity Church Chicago and future pastor to Barack Obama;  William Babley, director Racial Union Program Methodist Church; Howard Dodson chairman Black Theology Project; Dwight Hopkins, vice chairman Black Theology Project and a future founder of the communist led Black Radical Congress; and James Cone Union Theological Seminary.

James Cone was also a little un-Christian in his racial views.

In his 1969 book “Black Theology and Black Power” Cone wrote: “The time has come for white America to be silent and listen to black people…All white men are responsible for white oppression…Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man ‘the devil.’

In a 2004 essay Cone opined, “Black suffering is getting worse, not better…White supremacy is so clever and evasive that we can hardly name it. It claims not to exist, even though black people are dying daily from its poison.”

Derrick Bell – legal revolutionary

Derrick Bell, who a young Barack Obama once praised at a Harvard protest rally as comparable to Rosa Parks, was also a man of considerable influence.

Bell’s 1973 book, “Race, Racism and American Law,” has become a law school standard and is now in its sixth edition.

Derrick Bell “set the agenda in many ways for scholarship on race in the academy, not just the legal academy,” said Lani Guinier, the first black woman hired to join Harvard Law School’s tenured faculty and the daughter of leading Communist Party USA member Ewart Guinier.

Derrick Bell was a contributor to journal Freedomways which has been described as “one of the most influential African-American literary and political journals of the 1960s and 1970s.” Freedomways was established and run by well-documented members and sympathizers of the Communist Party USA.

Declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party, reveal that Freedomways, which closed in 1986, was subsidized by both the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties.

https://keywiki.org/Derrick_Bell

https://keywiki.org/Ewart_Guinier

Derek Bell was also a founding member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers the self-proclaimed “legal arm of the Black Liberation Movement”.

https://www.ncbl.org/?page_id=1654

According to the organization’s website;

In 1968, young people of African descent in America were growing impatient with the slow pace of social change. Despite modest advances brought on by two decades of non-violent resistance, from one end of the country to the other, the cry for Black Power was raised in the midst of a sea of clinched fists. At the same time, this new militant spirit had moved many to don black berets and carry rifles. On street corners in practically every Black community, passers-by heard demands for Nation Time and Power to the People!

Inevitably, the powers-that-be responded to this activist renaissance with police brutality, frame-ups and a vicious counter-intelligence program that targeted scores of militants for harassment, prosecution or assassination. A small group of Black lawyers refused to sit idly by while the iron fist of government came down hard on the bravest and most intelligent of the Black community’s younger generation. This period forced the birth of the National Conference of Black Lawyers which, as an organization, began to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with rifle-toting revolutionaries.

The National Conference of Black Lawyers was a US affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a still existing international communist front originally founded by the Soviet Union.

https://keywiki.org/National_Conference_of_Black_Lawyers

Is CRT compatible with Christianity?

Is CRT compatible with Christianity, or indeed any God-centered faith?

Christianity is based entirely around the individual and his or her relationship with God. It is the individual who may be saved through faith in Jesus Christ, not the collective.

How can a collectivist philosophy which emphasizes racial division above all else and despises all manifestations of individual liberty have anything to offer Christianity?

The answer is simple. It doesn’t.

CRT is a Marxist technique used to divide society into antagonistic racial groups who can be manipulated to create chaos and revolution.

Are those who bring CRT into the church Christian? Or are they Marxists posing as Christians? Is their true purpose salvation or revolution?

I was told recently of an episode that occurred in a church in North Carolina. The young pastor, all fired up with CRT noticed that a black family and a white family in his congregation shared the same surname. He falsely concluded that the ancestors of the white family must have once owned the ancestors of the black family. From the pulpit the pastor demanded that the white family apologize to the black family for the slave-owning sins of their forefathers. The white family bravely refused to apologize for the non-existent transgression, which created a major split in the church. That church no longer exists.

CRT is not just a Southern Baptist problem. This false Marxist doctrine is taught in churches, seminaries and universities all across America.

Some brave souls are standing against this corrupt doctrine but hundreds of thousands   of seminarians and churchgoers are going along with revolution posing as religion.

The late great Andrew Breitbart used to say that “politics is downstream from culture.” He could have added that “culture is downstream from religion”.

The Southern Baptists, the most conservative major Protestant denomination in America have started down the Marxist road. Several other denominations are well ahead of them. If this is not reversed, how will this shift affect our culture and politics in years to come?

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