COMMINGLE THE MONEY WITH JUSTICE : &CAMPAIGN /TGC AND THE GATHERING

SYNCHRONIZING THE CHURCHES POLITICS WITH THE FUNDING 

HOW IS THE SOCIAL JUSTICE GOSPEL IMPREGNATING EVANGELICALS MINISTRY VISION AND IT’S POLITICS ? ANSWER – SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE OF LEADERSHIP NETWORK AND THE GATHERING . NOW &CAMPAIGN TAKES THE NEXT STEP LEFT .

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11/9/2019

For decades the evangelical  church has been invaded and infiltrated . How? The answer is simple – by MONEY and lots of it . With the funding has come a massive amount of influence from people, organizations and “thought leaders” whose goals have nothing to do with the true Biblical mission of the church. In the last couple of years things have grown far worse as the overt effort to wed “Biblical values & social justice” exploded . & Campaign is just the latest and now one of the most obvious of such efforts among conservative Christians  .

For thirty five years the influence of one organization ,Leadership Network , has been pervasive .You would likely have never heard of Bill Hybels  of Willowcreek or Tim Keller , or Randy Pope of the conservative Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) or Rick Warren, Ed Stetzer of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) if not for their involvement with the organization.

It is highly likely there would be no “Gospel Coalition “(TGC) . ACTS 29 and other church planting organizations would not even exist without Leadership Network. Today they are names familiar to most in their circles and denominations and are sought after speakers whose ministry models are followed globally. Fifteen years ago they would  not dare to have been so open about the sources behind them or the progressive politics they promote. But the fruit of these men’s associations is now evident in the current trajectory of their ministries and in the progressive politics of their disciples.

How much  have things  changed ? A generation discipled in our own seminaries , who embrace the ideologies and the money brought with it- are now openly part of the left wing political  leadership even attempting to alter Christians positions on open borders,  sexuality and abortion and driving socialist economics while openly boasting their goal to  “Create the new politics of the the church”.

Tim Keller ,Rick Warren and their companions must be proud . Never mind the fundamental betrayal their entire careers appear to represent .

& CAMPAIGN – THE NEW EVANGELICAL POLITICS OUT OF THE CLOSET AND IN YOUR FACE  

The progressive & Campaign lead by Michael Wear of Obama’s Faith advisor now dubbed the “Obama Ambassador to America’s Believers ” and the Atlanta based Democratic Party strategist Justin Giboney is coming out and into full view in the 2020 election cycle.It is just one example of the 2020 effort but glaring in it’s brazen deception as a third way middle of the road movement with not a single voice from the conservative side .

GOING WHERE THE MONEY IS 

PRAXIS JOURNAL FEATURED THE WORK OF &CAMPAIGN AT THE GATHERING 2018

https://journal.praxislabs.org/justin-giboney-michael-wear-and-campaign-b41d3e703d5e

The Praxis Journal

Stories of the ideas, models, practices, and people powering today’s redemptive ventures.

Praxis co-founder Dave Blanchard ,according to his bio, has worked with The Gathering

( the term praxis is sued as meaning “action oriented towards changing society”)

” he’s had the privilege of speaking at varied venues including The White House, Harvard Business School, Q, and The Gathering. ”

https://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/dave-blanchard-bio

( Note the Faith and Work focus like that of the funding now deeply embedded in the development of social justice curriculum in our evangelical seminaries . https://medium.com/@dave_blanchard/frontiers-of-faith-work-a01113b7086c#.tj7na4cni )

 

The Praxis Journal featured Giboney and Wear/& Campaign  on stage in their segment at The Gathering . ( Note: Former Christianity Today editor Andy Crouch is a team member of Praxis https://www.praxislabs.org/team/ )

WORDS MATTER 

“Praxis (from Ancient Greekπρᾶξιςromanizedpraxis) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. This has been a recurrent topic in the field of philosophy, discussed in the writings of PlatoAristotleSt. AugustineFrancis BaconImmanuel KantSøren KierkegaardKarl MarxAntonio GramsciMartin HeideggerHannah ArendtPaulo FreireLudwig von Mises, and many others. It has meaning in the political, educational, spiritual and medical realms”

FRANKFURT SCHOOL CULTURAL MARXISM AND “PRAXIS”

”  Young Hegelian philosopher August Cieszkowski was one of the earliest philosophers to use the term praxis as meaning “action oriented towards changing society” in his 1838 work Prolegomena zur Historiosophie (Prolegomena to a Historiosophy). The 19th century socialist Antonio Labriola called Marxism the “philosophy of praxis”.[5][6] This description of Marxism would appear again in Antonio Gramsci‘s Prison Notebooks[7] and the writings of the members of the Frankfurt School.[8]

PRACTICING PRAXIS IN THE EVANGELICAL WORLD PAYS WELL.

Justin Giboney & Michael Wear // AND Campaign

Coalition advocating biblical values and social justice in our politics.

Praxis
Oct 18, 2018 · 2 min read

“The AND Campaign equips people to be active Christian witnesses in the public square and helps to unite the church through training, coalition building, and advocacy.”

(Justin Giboney & Michael Wear (Praxis Nonprofit Fellows 2018) pitch their venture, AND Campaign, during the Nonprofit Accelerator Finale segment of The Gathering in Miami, FL, September 2018)

“The AND Campaign is a coalition of urban Christians  ( ACTUALLY LEADERSHIP IS PROVIDED BY MANY TGC PASTORS) who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel. Through training, coalition building, and advocacy, they equip Christians to be more than just conservatives or liberals in the public square. By opening up denominational and demographic silos, they help believers have a greater impact and further pursue reconciliation.”

HOW CHURCH PLANTING REDISTRICTED THE DENOMINATIONS 

“& CAMPAIGN IS A COALITION OF URBAN PASTORS ”

It is not made clear  to the reader but certainly important to notice that the churches this coalition of Urban Pastor operate are largely from denominational and affiliated church planting organization like the Southern Baptist North American Missions Board / Send Network and the TGC affiliated organizations that work within the denominations like 9MARKS and ACTS 29 planting networks. Like the Democratic Party whose governors win state elections at the turn of a decade as the census is conducted – these leaders have redistricted our denominations one church plant at a time and used our own funding (plus that of these outside influences)  and missions organizations to do it .

PRAXIS AT THE GATHERING WITH &CAMPAIGN AND RUSSELL MOORE 

We look forward to having Praxis with us again this year for their nonprofit accelerator finale at #gathkeybiscayne #tbt #gathcarlsbad

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SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC LEADER RUSSELL MOORE SPOKE AT THE SAME MEETINGS WITH PRAXIS /&CAMPAIGN LEADERS IN 2018 
(MORE ON RUSSELL MOORE IN A MOMENT )

“He is iraenic and a peacemaker because he is at peace himself.” Fred Smith Dr. Russell Moore #gathkeybiscayne

 

WHAT IS THE GATHERING 

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“IN 1985, FIVE PEOPLE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME  WITH A VERY SIMPLE AGENDA.”

“They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk, and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.”

“Our mission is to cultivate a community of givers who grow in their effectiveness and mature in their faith, while nurturing the next generation of philanthropists. The expressions of The Gathering have now expanded to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.”

In short The Gathering draws in big donors and ministries needing funding into the same event – in the same room to commingle and match make .

WARNING :

THIS IS WHY INVITING GIBONEY AND WEAR /&CAMPAIGN INTO THE EVENT IN SEPTEMBER 2018 SIGNALED BIBLICAL VALUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE = AS SUCCESSFUL DONOR GOALS AND FUNDING LANGUAGE .

WHO IS FRED SMITH ?

Fred Smith
Founder

 

“Fred Smith is the Founder of The Gathering, which he led for three decades through the end of 2018. As well, Fred was the Founder of Fourth Partner, a local foundation in Tyler that was focused on philanthropy and community development within the East Texas area. He previously joined Bob Buford in founding Leadership Network, where he served as President for 12 years. Fred spent several years as a teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina and The Stony Brook School in New York. He is a Navy veteran and a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School.”

FRED SMITH IS A MENTOR AT PRAXIS IN IT’S “PRAXIS LABS”

https://praxislabs.org/mentors/individual/fred-smith

OUR MENTORS

FRED SMITH

“Fred Smith is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School. Fred spent several years as teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina and The Stony Brook School in New York before moving to Tyler and joining Bob Buford in founding Leadership Network, where he served as President for 12 years. Fred was also the Founder of Fourth Partner, a local foundation that was focused on philanthropy and community development within the East Texas area. Additionally, Fred is the Founder and President of The Gathering, connecting an international community of givers focused on the support of Christian Ministries. His good friend Steve Garber of The Washington Institute has said this about Fred’s work. “…he has read widely and cared deeply, resisting the easy black-and-white responses that most of us are all-too-willing to live with…his personal beliefs do not find a home in the partisan politics we know so well. And over time, he has earned the trust of good people all over the country.” Despite a lifetime of accomplishment, Fred will tell you his true vocation is that of a Sunday School teacher and it is this role for which he would most like to be remembered. Fred and his wife, Carol, have two grown daughters and a son-in-law. They also have three well-loved grandchildren.”

A FEW OF THE GATHERINGS PARTNERS 

BOB BUFORD /LEADERSHIP NETWORK

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FRED SMITH, BUFORD AND LEADERSHIP NETWORK “TRANSFORMING THE CHURCH”

Our Founder

OUR FOUNDER: BOB BUFORD

(BUFORD IS THE TEXAS BILLIONAIRE WHOSE GREAT ADMIRATION FOR PETER DRUCKER’S MANAGEMENT AND VLADIMIR ( Ilyich Ulyanov ) LENIN’S CENTRALIZED PLANNING BIRTHED LEADERSHIP NETWORK AND CORRALLED A GENERATION OF PASTORS.)

“Leadership Network’s Founder, Bob Buford, (1939-2018) achieved considerable financial success as CEO of Buford Television, Inc., a business started by his mother. It had begun with a single ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas. It grew it into a network of cable systems across the country. In 1999 Buford helped sell the family business interest in order to create philanthropic initiatives designed to serve churches. He often joked that he hoped the last check he wrote just before he died would bounce—because he had given away the last of his millions.”

“Through philanthropy and personal engagement, Buford significantly contributed to three of American Christianity’s major landscape shifts over recent decades. First was the rise and proliferation of large-attendance Protestant churches led by innovative, entrepreneurial leaders. Second was the empowerment of Christian lay leaders making a second-career shift from “success to significance” through a “halftime” transition—terms that trace their popularity to Buford’s writings. Third was the formation of the Drucker Institute, a network of organizations designed to further the teachings of management expert Peter Drucker. Drucker not only extensively mentored Buford, but through introductions by Buford, also mentored several high-visibility pastors like Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren.”

“These three major emphases weave together under the umbrella of Buford’s later-life mission: to transform the latent energy of American Christianity into active energy.”

“In 1984, at age 45, Buford, Fred Smith, Jr. and Gayle Carpenter started Leadership Network as a way of trying to help the newly emerging wave of pastors who were breaking worship attendance barriers of 1,000 and sometimes 2,000 or more. During his business years, Buford had spent countless hours talking with and seeking guidance from Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, and he now tapped into Drucker’s guidance for how best to frame Leadership Network. He later remarked that Leadership Network would not be the same—in fact, might not exist at all—were it not for Peter Drucker. (Buford later developed that 23-year mentoring relationship into a book, Drucker and Me.)”

“Leadership Network  (LN) started in 1984 with a budget of $5,000, and held its first forum with 55 churches that had attendance of 800 and higher. By 2017 the organization was annually serving more than 400 larger churches through in-person events which included more than 1,500 leaders. Online conferences reached upwards of 25,000, and Leadership Network Advance subscriptions exceeded 50,000.”

 

BILL  AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION DOLLARS -LEADERSHIP NETWORK’S RICK WARREN PAVED THE WAY

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION  funding has been associated with Rick Warren’s global PEACE plan and it’s work in the “Global Health Initiative ” since at least 2007 .

Bill Hybels (another LN product) and his Global Leadership Network( a Leadership Network clone ) have hosted Melinda Gates in its annual GLN conference.

Why is this a problem , especially in global health ? Gates parents long time involvement with Planned Parenthood and support of global population control ARE CORE VALUES  . See Physicians for Life story documenting this disturbing Gates History .

SO LEADERSHIP NETWORK DISCIPLES DO NOT APPEAR TO HESITATE ABOUT GATES FOUNDATION ASSOCIATIONS  – ANY WONDER THE POLITICS OF & CAMPAIGN WERE INTRODUCED AT THE GATHERING ?

GATES FAMILY PRO ABORTION HISTORY 

GATES PBS INTERVIEW -MALTHUSIAN FEARS AND GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING

“In a lengthy interview with Bill Moyers released today, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates reveals the inspiration for his funding of pro-abortion population control measures.”

“Responding to a question by Moyers on how he came to fund “reproductive issues” Gates answered, “When I was growing up, my parents were always involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it’s fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.”

“In the interview Gates says he is moved by measurable progress and on “safe birth reproductive family planning issues” he says.”

“There’s a measurable impact when you can go in and educate families, but primarily women, about their different choices. There’s real impact that you can have in this area. Anything to do with reproductive health.”

“He claims he has seen beyond Malthusian conceptions of useless eaters since, he says, he has seen that by improving health and education population decreases as parents decide to have less children.”

“Despite all his distancing from Malthus, Gates remains steadfast to the unfounded Malthusian fear of overpopulation.”

See the transcript of the interview with Gates at:

http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html

See The Quiz Gates Failed   http://www.all.org/gates/index.htm

UN POPULATION FUND RECEIVES $57 MIL FROM GATES http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2000/apr/00040504.html

Omaha, NE (LifeNews.com);  May 9, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)

http://www.physiciansforlife.org/bill-gates-father-head-of-planned-parenthood-inspired-his-abortion-population-control-views/   ( story from 2003 )

OTHER GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING PRIORITIES 

Gates has also been an avid supporter and funder of the very controversial global vaccination movement .

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/controversial-vaccine-studies-why-is-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-under-fire-from-critics-in-india/articleshow/41280050.cms

Gates Pro gay marriage and LGBTQ rights  stance is also a problem for Evangelicals who affiliate with tis programs .

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bill-and-melinda-gates-donate-500k-suppor

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/01/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-gives-140-million-prep-pump-prevent-hiv/

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation programs also include activist training for youth driving social change and social justice .

GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING/TRAINING  YOUNG LEADERS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 

We The Future

We the Future showcases the stories of ten young leaders working to build an equitable and inclusive world through their respective social change movements. Inspired by Amplifier’s We the Future education campaign and co-curated with the Gates Foundation Discovery Center’s Youth Ambassador Program, the exhibit celebrates youth leadership and action across a range of social justice issues and invites audiences of all ages to imagine and become the change they want to see in the world.”

YOUNG LEADERS

Gates Foundation “Young Leaders of Social Change ”

“QUEER RIGHTS” INCLUDED IN GATES YLFSC VISION “

“The young leaders featured in this exhibition are shaping a new era of human and environmental rights. They are building organizations, passing legislation, creating media, and speaking out about climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, queer rights, immigration justice, disability justice, and gun reform.”

THE CHURCH MISSION AND OUTSIDE FUNDING 

A QUESTION OF ETHICS AND VISION

 

So is The  Gathering moving Gates Foundation funding into their organization ? (see the post below from Oct 2018 ) Can The Gathering work to couple Christians- both donors and ministries with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ? What is the wisdom or justification for the mingling of the Kingdoms great commission with the malthusianism of planned parenthood and the globalism of  organizations like the Gates Foundation funding ?

QUESTIONS 

A FEW HONEST QUESTIONS

How much  money from such sources is coming into Christian ministries?

How long have such partnerships flourished without the knowledge of the church?

How direct an impact does this funding have on the “new politics of the evangelicals “?

Why do missions organizations and ministries, church planting organizations, denominations  need our money if they are tapping  multi-billion dollar foundations coffers?

How are we so foolish to think we can wed the mission of the true church to the political structures and globalist ideas of the lost and godless organizations who see the answers to global problems in methods totally antithetical to the Word of the Living God?

Great morning with @johnkeithsage at the @gatesfoundation. #gathseattle

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THE GATHERING STAFF IN OCT 2018 AT THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
DRAWN BY THE MONEY OR THE PROGRESSIVE POLITICS?
RUSSELL MOORE AND THE GATHERING –

https://web.archive.org/web/20190216134421/https://thegathering.com/event/speakers/

RUSSELL MOORE

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Read more…

MOORE IN 2018 GATHERING EVENTS WHERE WEAR /GIBONEY AND THE & CAMPAIGN SPOKE

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The GatheringLike Page

“He is iraenic and a peacemaker because he is at peace himself.” Fred Smith Dr. Russell Moore #gathkeybiscayne

THAT IS HIGH PRAISE FOR PROGRESSIVE RUSSELL MOORE FROM THE GATHERINGS FRED SMITH .

 

The Gathering promoting Moore’s NEW book based on feminine  theology ideals of family deconstruction .

“Family is difficult because family – every family – is an echo of the gospel.” Russell Moore’s newest book “The Storm-Tossed Family” comes out September 15. #gathkeybiscayne

Clearly Russell Moore speaking with the Gathering -with Praxis Journal and with % Campaign is a match made in heaven or possibly in hell -depending on your Christian biblical convictions. They are unified in their efforts for social change .
PRAXIS AND THE GATHERING WITH ULTIMATE ESTABLISHMENT EVANGELICAL LEADER – FORMER CHRISTIANITY TODAY EDITOR ANDY CROUCH .

So glad to have Praxis with us this afternoon. #gathkeybiscayne

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( CROUCH ON THE RIGHT )
CONCLUSION 
Over 35 years ago  Leadership Network began flooding the ideologies of secular leadership models and Peter Drucker into the church via “invitation only “outreaches  to selected “innovative young pastors “. Now those pastors are running much of the modern day evangelicalism machine.
Co-founder of The Gospel Coalition is a Leadership Network disciple and product of it’s promotion.Keller and TGC are at the very core of the progressive politics invading the church and the are driving the global urban vision. Rick Warren, another major Leadership Network “success story”  has taken the Purpose Driven vision globally and infected the largest protestant denomination in America with it.
From the publishing companies to media outlets like Christianity Today to the seminaries  , church  planting organizations to the pulpits themselves -the Leadership Network “investment ” in evangelicalism has saturated everything in the mainstream.
Now in the wedding of & Campaign/ “Biblical Values and Social Justice ” merged with The Gathering and the TGC leadership – and watch the SBC liberal Democratic “ETHICIST ” Russell Moore running into the mix- not only is the long game “SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE CHURCH ” plan in evidence but the pure PURPOSEFUL PERVERSION of the Gospel is bearing fruit .

Matthew 7:15-20

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

ERLC’s DANIEL DARLING IN INTERFAITH MOVEMENT LEADERSHIP

NEIGHBORLY FAITH PUSHING INTERFAITH DIALOG ON CAMPUSES LIKE WHEATON AND MOODY WITH THE HELP OF SBC LEADERS FROM ERLC/ LIFEWAY AND MORE

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11-6-2019

The efforts touted as evangelistic relationship building across faith boundaries may sound like good evangelistic strategy to the undiscerning until you consider the ultimate outcomes being served are “common good” consensus and to engender tolerance. Also when those strategies involve Christian and Muslim dialog -the effort tends to be one sided . When players from the Southern Baptist entities like the ERLC and international aid organizations like World Vision are involved – you can be assured that both progressive political goals AND grant funding from open borders foundations are involved. Experience has taught many believers not to take these efforts at face value or as merely “evangelistic ” strategies . Much more is at stake and the players involved have far more to gain. So why are Christian colleges and  universities facilitating such meetings and organizations ? And why is Russell Moore’s ERLC helping provide leadership and validation to it?

NEIGHBORLY FAITH 

https://www.neighborlyfaith.org/who-we-are

“A nationwide movement, bringing Christians and Muslims together.  “

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NEIGHBORLY FAITH VISION IS FOCUSED ON CHRISTIAN CAMPUSES AND MINISTRIES

“We’re partnering with Evangelical campuses to train tomorrow’s leaders to be faithful and flourish in an increasingly diverse world.”

“building a movement”

“The future face of our faith is neighborly. We are mobilizing a movement of young Evangelical leaders to champion it. “

“We’re building a student movement that takes our campuses into our communities, by knowing and serving all of our neighbors.”

“We are about real friendship with neighbors of all faiths. We do not shrink from genuinely living out our faith. Nor do we ask others to be anything other than themselves to be our friends.”

“About
What would it take for people of other religions to know evangelical Christians as the most hospitable and loving members of their society?”

 

ERLC DANIEL DARLING AMONG CONTRIBUTORS AND SPEAKERS

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Daniel is the Vice-President for Communication at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and ReligIous Liberty Commission.

DANIEL DARLING

“We cannot obey Jesus if we spread false ideas about our Muslim neighbors or if we fail to love them well. That’s why I appreciate the work of Neighborly Faith that helps believers understand the Muslim community and equips them with tools to help them fulfill the mission of God.”

“Daniel darling

vp, ethics and religious liberty commission

southern baptist convention”

MUSLIM LEADERS WORKING WITH DANIEL DARLING OF ERLC INCLUDE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP FUNDING COORDINATOR 

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“Eboo is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. “

EBOO PATEL

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Hatem is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law  and Theology at Zaytuna College, the first Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the USA.”

HATEM BAZIAN

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“Susan is the Senior Advisor for Religion and Inclusive Societies for the United States Institute of Peace. “

SUSAN HAYWARD

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Matthew is the United States Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief.”

MATTHEW SOERENS

BECKET LAW ADVOCATES FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PROTECTIONS FOR THE BUILDING OF MOSQUE , ISLAMIC CENTERS AND MUSLIM SCHOOLS

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“Daniel is senior counsel for Becket Law. Daniel’s clients have included an order of nuns, the world’s largest religious media organization, synagogues, and churches.”

DANIEL BLOMBERG

CCCU LEADER WHO RECENTLY MADE MISTAKEN COMPROMISE WITH LGBTQ+ OVER LIMITED AND TEMPORARY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS “ASSURANCES

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“Shirley is president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.  Prior to her work with the CCCU, she served as Calvin College’s vice president for student life.”

SHIRLEY HOOGSTRA

CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM LEADERSHIP IN “NEIGHBORLY FAITH ”

 

Other SBC leaders involved include radical SBC interfaith pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Church Keller Texas, Micah Fries long time vice president of Lifeway Research under Ed Stetzer , TGC leader and contributor Bethany Jenkins , The “mobilizers ” include students from Wheaton, Moody, TEDS , Nyack , SEBTS , Cedarville, Calvin College  and more.

“Ten visionary student leaders are joining NF to bring Christian-Muslim friendship to Evangelical colleges. With training from industry experts, Fellows are mobilizing their campuses to meet local Muslims and learn how they can live like Jesus among their neighbors of every faith. “

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available  for working as fellows of the interfaith group

 

CRU INVOLVEMENT WITH NEIGHBORLY FAITH

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· November 27, 2018 

NEW PODCAST!


” Cru NC State and Muslim Student Association at NC State held a joint event called “Talk Much?” to dialogue, build new friendships, and identify commonalities/differences. This episode will inspire you to rethink the possibilities for evangelicals and Muslims in today’s polarized society.”
https://soundcloud.com/neighborly-faith/inside-the-cru-and-msa-dialogue-at-nc-state-university 
NEIGHBORLY FAITH RECENTLY TWEETED ABOUT RUSSELL MOORE’S WORK WITH SOROS FUNDED NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM

Matthew Soerens
@MatthewSoerens

As Christians, we’re called to kindness and love of neighbor, but “if civility is all that we can get in the public arena, I’ll take it,” says

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( RUSSELL MOORE AND MICHAEL WEAR AT NIA .WEAR  IS THE “OBAMA AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAS BELIEVERS” AND A LEADER IN THE &CAMPAIGN )
NEWSWEEK COVERED THE RECENT NEIGHBORLY FAITH CONFERENCE AT WHEATON.

“Muslim and Evangelical Christian students convened at a conference at Wheaton College over the weekend to explore what they could do to ameliorate relations between their two religious groups, a situation the event’s organizers called “the greatest interreligious challenge of our time.””The conference, which took place on November 1-2 was arranged by Neighborly Faith, an organization that bills itself as “a nationwide movement bringing Christians and Muslims together.”

The conference resulted from a partnership between Neighborly Faith and various groups evangelical college, according to a press release from the organization.

If past polling results are any indicator, the folks at Neighborly Faith are right to think that there is room for improvement in evangelical-Muslim relations, especially on the part of the Christians.”

“According to the results of a survey from the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and PSB Research released in March, most evangelical Christians do not harbor much interest in “building bridges” with Muslims.”

“The survey (which used results from equal numbers of Evangelicals and Muslims), found that only 22 percent of evangelical participants said they had regular interactions with Muslims. A similarly small number believed “that such interaction helps the groups to understand each other better,” according to World Religion News. By contrast, 53 percent of Muslim respondents said they interact with Christians frequently.”

“Further, the survey indicated that 61 percent of evangelical Christians supported the so-called “Muslim ban” that the Trump administration implemented between 2017 and 2018, as opposed to only 20 percent of Muslims.”

“More than 20 speakers attended the event, which was designed for evangelical and Muslim students, according to the press release.”

OUTCOMES OF 2019 CONFERENCE CELEBRATED 

Neighborly Faith
@NeighborlyFaith

After the Wheaton conference (conservative evangelical students):
-88% more sympathetic to Muslim hardships in America –
77% more interested in studying Islam –
75% more concerned about how my church is treating Muslims –
82% more likely to participate in a Christian-Muslim event.
“Multi-faith is the way: It names & honors the irreconcilable theological differences to respect the essence of someone else’s identity. Such an approach builds trust, reveals strategy and accelerates practical collaboration for the common good of all faiths, and none.”
Neighborly Faith
@NeighborlyFaith

“Among conservative evangelical students, a post-conference survey showed that while 49% had neutral or somewhat negative attitudes toward Muslims before conference, only 6% remained neutral and 0% maintained a negative attitude after the conference.”
NEIGHBORLY FAITH “AT THE LARGEST MUSLIM CONFERENCE IN AMERICA ” BOAST OF IT’S MISSION “SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION “
ISNA -Islamic Society of North America

MISSION

“To foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.”

VISION

“To be an exemplary and unifying Islamic organization in North America that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large.”

 

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Kevin Singer
@kevinsinger0

“If you’re at

#ISNACON, check our panel this morning on multifaith collaboration for social transformation!”

NEIGHBORLY FAITH CO-DIRECTOR  IS

Kevin Singer

Co-Director

 

He is a Research Fellow with this campus focused interfaith organization .

INTERFAITH YOUTH CORE

https://www.ifyc.org/IDEALS

The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) is a research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity on a national scale. It is the first study of its kind to address U.S.college students’ engagement with religious and worldview diversity in such an expansive and nuanced manner. ”

NUANCE IS ANOTHER WORD FOR MANIPULATION OF LANGUAGE .

WHERE IS THE GOSPEL IN THAT APPROACH ?

REALITY CHECK-THE  PUSH TOWARD ISLAMIC WELCOMING IDEOLOGIES ARE ROOTED IN NEVER ENDING “SOCIAL CHANGE ” EFFORTS OF THE SBC’s ERLC  AND THE GOSPEL COALITION.

Psalm 135:15-18

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. 17 They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

 

TGC ALLIANCE WITH PROGRESSIVE &CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AT MLK/50

THE FOUNDER OF THE RACIAL URBAN PROGRESSIVE OUTREACH TO EVANGELICALS WAS A SPEAKER AT TGC/ERLC MLK /50 EVENT IN APRIL 2018

Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                                   11/5/2019

Most mainstream concerns over the present wave of “social gospel”/ “Social Justice ” perversions in the church today resulted from the April 4th 2018 MLK/50 conference co-sponsored by The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. At MLK/50 – the racial slurs and divisive rhetoric presently in play in the church came into the light of day and  have remained a constant. It was obvious to most who were paying attention that the same old social gospel of decades ago had found its’s way into the very heart of our church leadership . Not only had the divisive narratives of endless victimhood and racial politics taken root but the ML/50 was merely  a manifestation of a long game effort. Also it was clear much bigger tentacles of some creature of the political deep had gripped the leaders of TGC/ERLC. This was weaponized racism wearing a short skirt of reformed theology in a strong wind.

FROM THE TGC SITE ON MLK/50

MLK50 Conference

“On April 3-4, 2018, in Memphis, TN The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition hosted a special event titled “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” to reflect on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tragic death.”

“The 50th anniversary of King’s tragic death marked an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church and the culture. It created the occasion to reflect on where Christians have been and look ahead to where we must go as we pursue racial unity in the midst of tremendous tension.”

“Key speakers included Charlie Dates, Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, Trip Lee, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and many others.”

ONE OF THE STARK HIDDEN REALITIES OF TGC/ ERLC’s MLK/50

Justin Giboney is a leader in the & CAMPAIGN which seeks the introduce the new politics of evangelicals and to “disrupt”  the 2020 election. They seek to combine “Biblical Values & Social Justice  to create  justice driven evangelical voters . The work already encompasses many young URBAN TGC church planters from the Southern Baptist Send Network and other planting organizations related to The Gospel Coalition.

See the first three articles in this series .

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/02/the-rats-nest-white-tgc-leaders-using-race-hip-hop-to-push-agenda/

&CAMPAIGN LEADERS PRESENCE IN UPCOMING TGC/ERLC RELATED POLITICAL EVENT 

JUST GOSPEL 2020 

Leaders like Russell Moore and David Platt -both Southern Baptist will be conferencing with Giboney in March in the “Just Gospel 2020 ” conference .

Home 1 – Classic Conference

“The Just Gospel 2020 conference goal is to help Christians think biblically and deeply about being Christians and taking our Christian identity and perspective into our political lives. We hope to aid each other in our discipleship. We are “strangers and exiles on the earth” who “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:13, 16). We hope to model how Christians who differ in secondary and political matters can nevertheless do so charitably and in a way that preserves both unity and freedom of conscience. We hope to make a difference—for the Church and the country.”

MLK50 Conference

MLK/50 “GOSPEL REFLECTIONS FORM THE MOUNTAIN TOP 

MLK/50 AND GILBONEY 

The State of Racial Tension in America

“The State of Racial Tension in America is a panel discussion with Christina Edmondson, Justin Giboney, Collin Hansen, Juan Sanchez, and Benjamin Watson that was delivered at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, TN on April 4, 2018.”

TGC packaged the MLK/ 50 event videos for its ongoing racial “conversation “.

The State of Racial Tension in America

TGC RAN A STORY AGAIN IN NOVEMBER 2018 FROM THE MLK/50 AND GILBONEY

FEATURING A QUOTE FROM GILBONEY

Navigating Racial Tension as American Christians

Navigating Racial Tension as American Christians

“Any way you look at it, black people have been enslaved in this country longer than we’ve been free. That’s one thing we have to understand. Then you have to understand the nature of slavery. The nature of slavery wasn’t just about physical bondage; it was about psychological warfare. And that psychological warfare does not go away in a generation or two.” — Justin Giboney

Date: April 4, 2018

Event: MLK50 Conference, Memphis, Tennessee

“You can listen to this episode of The Gospel Coalition podcast here or watch a video of the panel.”

Related:

Find more audio and video from the MLK50 conference on the conference media page.

 

GILBONEY AT MLK/50 ON THE PLATFORM

Christian media picked up the story-

https://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-trump-opponents-wept-because-global-witness-of-the-church-was-at-stake-erlc-panelist-says.html

“Justin Giboney, a Democratic political strategist and founder of the AND Campaign, explained that he believed that the 20th century Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” was still harming race relations.

“First perfected by former President Richard Nixon, the Southern Strategy involved appealing to white Southern Democrats, often by expressing opposition to Civil Rights goals while not being overtly racist.”

“I don’t believe that white evangelical leaders, civic leaders, and also politicians, have ever truly divested themselves from the Southern Strategy,” Giboney commented.”

“I think they still believe they need the racists’ support, funding, votes to win. And so as long as they feel they need that to win, it’s going to be hard to come together.”

BUT TGC / ELRC ORGANIZERS OF MLK/50 DID NOT WARN US OF WHAT WAS TO COME JUST A SHORT 18 MONTHS LATER 

ENTER THE & CAMPAIGN 

BIBLICAL VALUES & SOCIAL JUSTICE “

 

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

LEADERSHIP INCLUDES NOT ONLY GILBONEY BUT A HOST OF TGC URBAN CHURCH PLANTING PASTORS AND WRITERS AS WELL AS MICHAEL WEAR WHO TGC ENGAGED STRAIGHT OUT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND INTO THE TGC.

&CAMPAIGN FOUNDERS

THE LAWYER | THE PASTOR | THE ARTIST

“Amidst the multitude of issues impacting the Church, the arts and the political landscape,  God led a Pastor, an Artist, and a Lawyer to gather a coalition of biblical Christians to engage in their context.  In doing so, the AND Campaign has united with faith leaders and influencers around the country that reflect biblical values and God’s heart for social justice.”

( FROM & CAMPAIGN SOCIAL  MEDIA )

Urban Christians that are bringing new thinking, new engagement and new politics to the sociopolitical landscape.”

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.”

“Join Christian thinkers, strategists and artists on Saturday, February 27th, as we map out a path to New Thinking, New Engagement & New Politics. The next movement begins here….The AND Campaign.”

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c1e307b09f95a58051c882/t/5daee6868adb67266ada4caf/1571743368911/2020+Statement+10.22.pdf

OVERVIEW

https://andcampaign.org/about

“As Christians, we are called to civic and community engagement.  We have a duty to impact culture in a manner that reflects the truth (&) love of Jesus Christ.  This commission includes participation in the political arena, wherein actions or inaction can have a profound effect on all aspects of society.  Life, freedom and the general well-being of all citizens can be significantly enhanced or diminished by political dynamics.”

“Urban Christians have a unique and powerful sociopolitical perspective that is not fully represented by either of the two predominant political ideologies.  It is a Gospel-centered worldview that is committed to redemptive justice (&) values-based policy.  However, we have allowed the urban political class to abandon the latter.”

“A lack of organization and a poorly maintained platform has left us in a situation where we are exploited for votes, but command little policy influence.  Urban Christians must find innovative ways to be critical, yet constructive participants in the marketplace of ideas.  We must rebuild our sociopolitical platform and infrastructure, while demonstrating that our faith is more important than our politics.”

“We do not have the luxury of either focusing on social justice or values-based issues; both affect the foundation of our communities and are inseparably tied together.   A new generation of urban Christians must address today’s dilemmas with courage, kindness and an unshakeable faith.  We must speak truth with compassion (&) conviction.  We must echo the good news in prayer and public witness for the common good.”

WHAT IS REDEMPTIVE JUSTICE?

“Redemptive Justice is justice which has its ends in reconciliation, peace, and flourishing for all parties. The “redemption” is not the spiritual redemption which only Christ could achieve on the Cross, but it does take Christ’s sacrifice as its model of self-giving love of neighbor. This understanding of justice differs from the view which says that justice is the overthrowing of all powers or the leveling of all positions. Rather, it acknowledges that power can be used for good or evil. Just as the Roman authorities used their powers to crucify Christ, but Christ used His power to heal, teach, and lead. Redemptive Justice challenges corrupt use of power and calls all people to use the power God has given them stewardship over for good.”

WHAT ARE CLASSIC VALUES?

“Classic Values are timeless moral codes and beliefs transferred through religious teaching, family, culture and community that have proven to be irreplaceable. ”

https://andcampaign.org/where-we-stand

FIVE POINT PLATFORM OF & CAMPAIGN 

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& CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION 

 

“Be prayerful and vigilant about the issues affecting our nation and your neighbors. When it’s time, answer the call to act together with the AND Campaign coalition. This could be a march or a vote, but it should be informed, strategic, and coordinated. Until then, consider how you can respond to challenges around you with compassion and conviction each day, starting now. When Christians speak together through the AND Campaign, it should be a megaphone for faithfulness already in action, not a surprise about what Christians believe.”

& CAMPAIGN FLESHED OUT MANIFESTO IN AUGUST OF 2018

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/andcampaign/about/?ref=page_internal

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.
As Christians, we are called to civic and community engagement. We have a duty to impact culture in a manner that reflects the truth (&) love of Jesus Christ. This commission includes participation in the political arena, wherein actions or inaction can have a profound effect on all aspects of society. Life, freedom and the general well-being of all citizens can be significantly enhanced or diminished by political dynamics.
Urban Christians have a unique and powerful sociopolitical perspective that is not fully represented by either of the two predominant political ideologies. It is a Gospel-centered worldview that is committed to redemptive justice (&) values-based policy. However, we have allowed the urban political class to abandon the latter.
A lack of organization and a poorly maintained platform has left us in a situation where we are exploited for votes, but command little policy influence. Urban Christians must find innovative ways to be critical, yet constructive participants in the marketplace of ideas. We must rebuild our sociopolitical platform and infrastructure, while demonstrating that our faith is more important than our politics.
We do not have the luxury of either focusing on social justice or values-based issues; both affect the foundation of our communities and are inseparably tied together. A new generation of urban Christians must address today’s dilemmas with courage, kindness and an unshakeable faith. We must speak truth with compassion (&) conviction. We must echo the good news in prayer and public witness for the common good.”
ADDITIONAL REFORMED LEADERSHIP INVOLVED 
INVOLVED IN THE &CAMPAIGN MOVEMENT IS NOT ONLY TGC/ ERLC BUT A HOST OF OTHER EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST NAMB /SEND NETWORK OF URBAN CHURCH PLANTER – JOHN PIPER’S BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY AND MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE .
SAMPLE OF CURRENT CAMPUS OUTREACH OF & CAMPAIGN 

I can hardly wait to hear from

tomorrow! Are you ready

!?! #politics #faith

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&CAMPAIGN IS CLEARLY A DEMOCRATIC PARTY LED ORGANIZATION -THERE ARE NO CONSERVATIVE VOICES IN THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP .
&CAMPAIGN FOCUS ? THE JUSTICE POLITICS FOR THE CHURCH  AND 2020 ELECTION
VIDEO WITH DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST GIBONEY AND OBAMA FAITH COORDINATOR MICHAEL WEAR .
( NOTE – WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT “THE GATHERING ” EVENT AT WHICH IT IS FILMED IS THE LARGEST CONFERENCE CONNECTING DONORS AND MINISTRIES IN  EVANGELICAL CIRCLES)
“Justin Giboney & Michael Wear (Praxis Nonprofit Fellows 2018) pitch their venture, AND Campaign, during the Nonprofit Accelerator Finale segment of The Gathering in Miami, FL, September 2018”   https://thegathering.com/history/
Recent developments with The Gathering indicate it has become involved with  facilitating globalist funding like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation into evangelical ministries .
VIDEO ON THIS LINK
“The AND Campaign is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel. Through training, coalition building, and advocacy, they equip Christians to be more than just conservatives or liberals in the public square. By opening up denominational and demographic silos, they help believers have a greater impact and further pursue reconciliation.”

“To educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.”

 

VISION STATEMENT

“To improve how Christians engage politics and culture and to disrupt America’s sociopolitical arena by asserting the justice and righteousness of Jesus Christ.”

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL JUSTICE DRIVEN ENGAGEMENT

BROUGHT TO YOU BY  PCAs TIM KELLER /TGC & SBCs RUSSELL MOORE /ERLC  AND THE

& CAMPAIGN – ALL LAUNCHED AT MLK/50

SMOOTH MOVE GUYS BUT YOUR SHORT SKIRT IS IN THE WIND .

Christians who have mistaken TGC and  the ERLC as CONSERVATIVE theological organizations must now face that they are NEITHER . These are political organizations operating within our own churches and denominations . TGC /ERLC  are  community organizing and they are promoting the politics of the Obama administration and Foundation / racial theory and are part of the determined effort to undermine conservative Christians influence in the culture at large and in the election of 2020 and beyond.

 

 

THE RATS NEST :WHITE TGC LEADERS USING RACE,HIP HOP-TO PUSH AGENDA

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     11-2-2019

The Gospel Coalition is collaborating with the Obama Foundation’s “Ambassador to America’s Believers Michael Wear and the radical – SOCIAL JUSTICE racial “& CAMPAIGN”.  The first two stories revealing this bizarre collaboration are linked below. This movement gets even more bizarre as we enter the 2020 election cycle .

The leaders of the Southern Baptist ,along with entities like Desiring God ( Passion Conferences ) and The Gospel Coalition have long used “Christian Hip Hop ” to platform young minorities billed as modern day prophets to the church and attract young white and minority audiences for their  urban church planting strategies . Never mind these SBC/ TGC  leaders look  like the nerdy white boys trying to appear “with it” -“hip”- because in reality Hip Hop culture does not fit with their tightly managed “reformed theologian scholars” image. Still there is a payoff for the “nerdy urds” of SBC/ TGC/ PCA leaders.

Having corralled the urban interest and placed the soundtrack of “Christian Hip Hop ” to the TGC brand of reformed theology and  folded in a HEAVY DOSE  of social justice false gospel – these change agent leaders from two major conservative Christian denominations (the SBC and PCA and others ) are attempting to migrate the young whites , African American and Hispanic minorities right into the “Obama Foundations Ambassador to America’s Believers ” Michael Wear and the “&CAMPAIGN” movement. The  effort is so seamless it goes almost unnoticed .

TGC OLD WHITE BOY LEADERSHIP OPERATE  LIKE SLAVE TRADERS SAILING THEIR JUSTICE GOSPEL SHIP.

Like the slave traders of old, TGC white evangelical leaders have loaded the cargo hold of their neo-reformed justice gospel ship with the souls of a generation and launched for foreign shores to sell them off and sell out their FAITH . Destination ? Securing their target cargo into the Democratic plantations where minorities have long been used and pandered to for votes for decades by people who care nothing about their real  “urban  plight ” or the lives or FAITH of those its slave trade ships have trafficked .

Some of these key TGC  leaders have no doubt learned their skills from the Democratic strategist . Some of the TGC are simply nothing more than Democratic Party/ Obama representatives . While others in  TGC may simply be just practitioners of the world’s oldest profession …and will bed down with anyone for a few dollars.

ENTER THE & CAMPAIGN

TGC / & CAMPAIGN/ SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OBAMA FOUNDATION  POLITICS

( READ THESE PREVIOUS ARTICLES FOR MORE DETAILS ON TGC COLLABORATION)

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

& CAMPAIGN SEEKS SUCCESS BY WEDDING “BIBLICAL VALUES ” AND “SOCIAL JUSTICE ” LED BY OBAMA AMBASSADOR /TGC LEADER MICHAEL WEAR  .

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A HISTORY IN TGC’s ROLE IN “CHRISTIAN HIP HOP”

The Gospel Coalition and John Piper have been major promoters of the Christian Hip Hop scene .

SBC’s NAMB (North American Missions Board) RAPZILLA AND REACH RECORDS  have been at the cutting edge of this neo reformed + Christian Hip Hop  movement as Desiring God and TGC have featured the artist in their events , conferences , and publications for well over a decade .

SBC’S NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD IS A SIGNIFICANT PARTNER

NAMB leader D A Horton is a leader in the &CAMPAIGN. Multiple other & CAMPAIGN  leaders are in the NAMB urban church planting leadership as well as TGC.

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Horton has a long history in the Christian Hip Hop world working with Reach Records and was once the head of Atlanta based  Reach Records non profit “Reach Life Ministries” . RLM  is now shut down it’s remains converted into use with an urban school .

Reach Records deactivates ReachLife, shifts support to local school

D A Horton is a NAMB Send Network Church planter in Longbeach CA and a long time NAMB/ SEND leader . He is also an ERLC contributor for Russell Moore. ( more on Moore later )

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D.A. Horton

D.A. Horton

@da_horton

“D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.”

“REBRANDING THE SBC” A PROUD HORTON AND NAMB 

 

D A Horton boasted in a 2016 interview about rebranding of the SBC by (TGC )leaders like Russell Moore- David Platt . Urban Church Planting and Hip Hop culture have played a significant part of the “REBRANDING ”  which Horton is so proud of in the SBC.

Why I Engage in the SBC: D.A. Horton

“Why I engage the SBC”

“To this day I’m often asked, “D.A. why are you still involved with the SBC?” My answer is simple; I walk them through the progress I’ve witnessed regarding my five convictions.”

  1. “Ministry leadership at; the ERLC, NAMB and IMB – Dr. Russell Moore, Kevin Ezell and David Platt have been game changers regarding the rebranding process of the SBC in the eyes of ethnic minorities. Not only have initiatives been created to recruit, train and send qualified minorities on the field for service, key leadership positions with influence and decision making capacities have been extended to competent and qualified emerging minority leaders.”

WHERE CHRISTIAN HIP HOP HANGS OUT -LEGACY DISCIPLE 

TGC/ CHRISTIANITY TODAY / DESIRING GOD (JOHN PIPER) AND LEGACY DISCIPLE LEGACY DISCIPLE SITE IS THE CENTRALIZED HUB FOR CHRISTIAN HIP HOP

Legacy Disciple

https://legacydisciple.org/index.php/category/content/interviews/

SPEAKERS INCLUDE TGC REGULARS

JACKIE PERRY HILL (TGC) AND HER HUSBAND PRESTON PERRY (  & CAMPAIGN LEADER)

D. A. HORTON (TGC/NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD LEADERS SEND NETWORK CHURCH PLANTER & CAMPAIGN LEADER

AND SBC / TGC LEADERS FROM A WIDE CIRCLE

About

https://www.youtube.com/legacydisciple

LEGACY DISCIPLE -COLLABORATING THE HIP HOP “NEWS” WITH TGC , CHRISTIANITY TODAY  , DESIRING GOD FOR YEARS .NOW COLLABORATING WITH “& CAMPAIGN” !

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

 

LEGACY DISCIPLES IS PARTNERING WITH  & CAMPAIGN “AFFILIATED MINISTRIES ”

Affiliated Ministries

THE WITNESS :A BLACK CHRISTIAN COLLECTIVE is run by  TGC speaker JEMAR TISBY

The FRONT PORCH  OF TGC/9MARKS/ SBC’S  THABITI ANYABWILE

LEGACY LINEUP ALSO INCLUDES OTHER MAJOR TGC LEADERS 

FROM SBTS /ALBERT MOHLER SBC FLAGSHIP SEMINARY 

THESE INCLUDE ALBERT MOHLER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARY PROFESSORS AND TGC LEADERS JARVIS WILLIAMS AND CURTIS WOODS.

Jarvis Williams and Legacy Disciple

Jarvis Williams

Curtis Woods and Legacy Disciple

Curtis Woods

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST AND CRITICAL RACE THEORY /INTERSECTIONALITY REVEAL AT SBC 2019

These two SBTS professors and Legacy Disciple stable mates are both TGC affiliated and are part of the controversial promotion of critical race theory  (CRT) in the SBC .Woods was leading  the SBC 2019 “Resolutions Committee ” which turned a CA pastors condemnation of the Cultural Marxist tools into RESOLUTION 9 – AFFIRMING THE USE OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST .

http://www.bpnews.net/52308/committee-on-resolutions-named-for-2019-sbc

RESOLUTION 9 “SEVERELY ALTERED ” BY WOODS COMMITTEE

SBC 2019: Resolutions Committee ‘severely altered’ resolution against identity politics

WOODS LEGACY BOOK RELEASE AT LEGACY EVENT  CELEBRATED BY WILLIAMS

Jarvis J. Williams
@drjjwilliams

Curtis Woods’ and

book the gospel in color will be released

conference in Chicago, IL in July. There will be opps to win free signed copies

conference.

workshop on hermeneutics will have book give aways.

LEGACY AND &CAMPAIGN COLLABORATED IN THE CHICAGO EVENT WHERE WOODS BOOK WAS UNVEILED AND USED AS  A”DOORPRIZE”

 

THE FRONT PORCH (MORE ON THIS ORGANIZATION AND ITS 2020 EVENT LATER)

 

So two major SBTS/ Albert Mohler seminary leaders in TGC who promote CRT and Intersectionality are in the Legacy Disciple stable with Christian Hip Hops leading stars  and in the events PARTNERED WITH AND PROMOTING the  “& CAMPAIGN”

MORE TGC PARTNERS IN & CAMPAIGN – SHOCKING BUT TRUE

 

LEGACY PARTNERS IN SPONSORSHIP INCLUDE THE ,MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE , A DEVOS FAMILY INSTITUTE , SOUTHERN BAPTIST NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS BOARD- NAMB, BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY (JOHN PIPER ) AND GRIP -A MINISTRY WHOSE LEADERSHIP INCLUDES MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE LEADERS.

Legacy CHI: Registration

 

 

RAPZILLA COVERS THE NEWS FOR & CAMPAIGN AND CHRISTIAN HIP HOP

Sho Baraka transcends political parties with The AND Campaign

MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE HOST & CAMPAIGN /LEGACY EVENT ON CAMPUS

( Photo from the & campaign social media )

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ON TO FRONT PORCH / &CAMPAIGN AND ERLC’s RUSSELL MOORE 

JUST GOSPEL 2020 -FRONT PORCH /THABITI /TGC LEADERS / AND & CAMPAIGN

About

RECALL THAT FRONT PORCH IS A PARTNER WITH LEGACY DISCIPLES AND & CAMPAIGN

( FROM JUST FRONT PORCH WEBSITE )

Meet the Brothers

Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter

(The brothers on The Front Porch (left to right): Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter.)

JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE

Home 1 – Classic Conference

(FROM JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SITE )

NOTE THE THIRD WAY POLITICS AND ANTI TRUMP FOCUS

About

“No one saw the 2016 presidential election coming. No one predicted the effect the election would have on the country—and the Church. To some extent, our tribalism has been exposed and perhaps deepened. Unity has become more fragile.

In all likelihood, the Church will face the same stark choices and the same potential for misunderstanding, disunity and tribal politics. This time, however, we have an opportunity to approach politics and the election differently… like Christians… like the pilgrims and aliens we are in the world.

The goal of Just Gospel 2020 is NOT to engage in partisan debate or endorse any party’s platform. Nor is our goal to bind the consciences of attendees to a particular policy prescription the Bible does not require. We will not recommend or even comment on any candidate.

The Just Gospel 2020 conference goal is to help Christians think biblically and deeply about being Christians and taking our Christian identity and perspective into our political lives. We hope to aid each other in our discipleship. We are “strangers and exiles on the earth” who “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:13, 16). We hope to model how Christians who differ in secondary and political matters can nevertheless do so charitably and in a way that preserves both unity and freedom of conscience. We hope to make a difference—for the Church and the country.

We need and want healing conversations that serve the Church We need pilgrim politics that bear witness to Christ and Kingdom to which we are headed. Join us!”

WHERE
Del Ray Baptist Church
DEL RAY BAPTIST IS THE HOST CHURCH ITS PASTOR GARRETT KELL IS A SPEAKER AND IS AN ERLC FELLOW- A TGC COUNCIL MEMBER – A 9MARKS CHURCH PLANTER .KELLS CHURCH ALSO WAS AMONG THE GROUP OF 9MARKS CHURHCES WHO IMPLEMENTED THE SAM ALLBERRY/LIVING OUT/ TIM KELLER LGBTQ INCLUSION CHURHC AUDIT STATESIDE IN NOV.2018 .
JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS “&CAMPAIGN” FOUNDER &RUSSELL MOORE OF TGC/ERLC 

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

JUSTIN GIBONEY

 

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

RUSSELL MOORE

TGC’s “URBAN PASTORS UNITE” WITH “& CAMPAIGN” FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE and OBAMA FAITH AMBASSADOR .

MICHAEL WEAR PROVIDES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TO THE ”  & (AND) CAMPAIGN ” WHICH INTENDS TO “DISRUPT AMERICAN ELECTIONS WITH STRONG BIBLICAL (social justice ) WITNESS” !

BY Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                           10 -31-2019

 

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As already shown in previous writings The Gospel Coalition has been in collaboration with the Obama administration’s Michael Wear. Those ties have now been strengthened going into the 202o election through several political alliances promoting social Justice and Moral Order -i e, Racial Equity – Religious Liberty in context with LGBTQ Rights- Socialized Healthcare – and Open Borders Immigration . Of course the 5 goals are placed in far more likable  terminology to evangelicals .

(Part 1 of this story here )

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

LEADERSHIP OF THE ” & Campaign”

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

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MICHAEL
WEAR

(FROM & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )

“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign. ”

“As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.”

“He founded Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”

“Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.”

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

FOUNDERS

THE LAWYER | THE PASTOR | THE ARTIST

“Amidst the multitude of issues impacting the Church, the arts and the political landscape,  God led a Pastor, an Artist, and a Lawyer to gather a coalition of biblical Christians to engage in their context.  In doing so, the AND Campaign has united with faith leaders and influencers around the country that reflect biblical values and God’s heart for social justice.”

“& CAMPAIGN” DETAILS –

WATCH THE “TRUMP HAS FAILED ” NARRATIVE -LOOSE LANGUAGE ON PROGRESSIVE ISSUES ESPECIALLY ON ABORTION AND ASK – “HOW ARE TGC AND /TIM KELLER / RUSSELL MOORE/ ALBERT MOHLER / LIGON DUNCAN / MARK DEVER / D A CARSON SENIOR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR YOUNG DISCIPLES INVOLVEMENT ?”

IS & CAMPAIGN THE POLITICS OF THE GOSPEL COALITION? APPEARS TO BE SO.

(FROM THE & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )

2020 PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION STATEMENT

PREAMBLE 

“The upcoming presidential election marks a significant decision point for our nation. This moral moment requires principled conviction from politicians, but even more so from the American people. Christians have a particular obligation to provide this moral leadership. No candidate will be perfect, but Christians can hold both parties accountable to a vision for the common good that is not fully represented in either party platform. “

“While a misappropriation of the separation between Church and State has sometimes been used to suggest people of faith are the only people who can’t consider their values when participating in politics, we know that both our faith and the demands of citizenship require that we bring our full selves to the project of self-governance. “

“Our Christian faith’s call to recognize the image of God in every person and to love our neighbor as ourselves compels us to speak into the public square to promote social justice and moral order. We have a spiritual responsibility as followers of Jesus to seek common ground and the common good. We are obligated to protect the vulnerable and defend human dignity even of those with whom we disagree. “

“At its best, the church should be a beacon of light to our nation, illuminating the systemic and institutional injustices that must be removed for our Union to thrive, while also modeling the possibility of a more just way. It should also be a moral anchor that refuses to sacrifice virtue and righteousness at the altar of political expediency. We have seen this in our past: When the mechanisms of government failed to disassemble slavery and later Jim Crow, church-led movements shocked and recalibrated the conscience of a derelict nation. Conversely, when the church has failed to act or has imposed its own injustices, the nation and the promise of democracy suffered dearly.”

“We assert the following convictions to the candidates seeking the presidential nominations of their political party, so that they know what we believe to be some of the primary issues facing our country and that they might respond to these concerns. And we state these convictions to our fellow Christians—indeed, all Americans—so that they might inform the way we advocate and vote in the upcoming election. “

THE HEALTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY 

“By disregarding standards of decency and good faith, the current administration has significantly lowered our nation’s discourse and endangered the political process. This president’s callousness—especially toward non-white Americans and vulnerable citizens—his fomenting of chaos as Commander-in-Chief, and his cavalier attitude toward rule of law and basic norms of civility all undermine social cohesion, civic trust, and our very democracy. “

RACE AND VOTER RIGHTS 

“America was built by enslaved people and immigrant workers who brought the country closer to its founding ideals through their sacrifices and protests. And yet racial discrimination has pervaded American public policy and the law since our nation’s inception, and its effects continue today. People of color still haven’t fully recovered from the War on Drugs and a myriad of other government sanctioned efforts that devastated communities and weakened families. We must address racial disparities in education, poverty-levels, healthcare, environmental quality, and the criminal justice system head on. Central to that effort must be the vigilant protection of voting rights. Voting should be fair, accessible, and convenient for all eligible American citizens, and enfranchisement should extend to former felons who have paid their debt to society. “

THE POOR AND PRO-FAMILY ECONOMIC POLICIES 

“America can’t disregard poor people in policymaking. We need creative anti-poverty policies that work in tandem with, not in opposition to, other institutions, including the family and the church. We believe in the dignity of work, and that workers should receive a livable wage. Education should be accessible and equitable for all children. Paid family leave and enhanced child tax credits are both family-oriented policies that relieve the burden on hard working parents and create opportunities for them to invest more time and resources into their children and loved ones. In order for families—and indeed, the nation—to thrive, women must be free from discrimination, harassment and abuse. “

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND LGBTQ RIGHTS 

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths. “

IMMIGRATION 

“The Trump administration has failed to treat undocumented immigrants with dignity and care, especially at the U.S.-Mexico border. In light of God’s special concern for the immigrant and the sojourner, we are deeply dissatisfied with the federal government’s continued negligence when it comes to passing comprehensive immigration reform. The current administration’s willingness to use draconian, manipulative measures to stoke fear in immigrant communities and pit family members against one another is reprehensible. Our government must seek to be both just and compassionate regarding immigration policy, especially in protecting Dreamers and upholding longstanding laws regarding refugees fleeing violence, lawlessness and oppression. “

HEALTHCARE AND ABORTION 

“We believe in building a society that respects human dignity at all stages of life, including the unborn. This includes accessible and affordable health care for everyone. Americans should not go bankrupt because they get sick or die because their medication is exorbitantly expensive. This includes policies that support maternal health and address our nation’s high rate of maternal mortality, especially among Black and Native American women. It includes vigilant prosecution of pregnancy discrimination in education and the workplace. It is essential that the sanctity of human life at every stage, in particular in the womb, is defended vigorously. Abortion is a tragedy, not a social good, that should be vehemently discouraged rather than promoted. “

CONCLUSION 

“Our nation desperately needs Christians to live out their faith in this political sphere for the good of all Americans, and the 2020 presidential candidates need to hear, respond to, and respect our voice and earn our vote. Through advocacy and protest, we are committed to supporting candidates, no matter their political affiliation, when they promote civility and human dignity, and we will actively oppose politicians, policies, and parties when they undermine these values.”

2020 ELECTION AGENDA 

https://andcampaign.org/2020

https://www.facebook.com/andcampaign

PODCAST

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-church-politics-podcast/id1289898626?mt=2

“Mission

To educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.”
“Urban Christians that are bringing new thinking, new engagement and new politics to the sociopolitical landscape.”

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.”

“Join Christian thinkers, strategists and artists on Saturday, February 27th, as we map out a path to New Thinking, New Engagement & New Politics. The next movement begins here….The AND Campaign.”

CAMPAIGN 5 POINTS

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& CAMPAIGN ON STAGE WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER GRAPHICS

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· March 12, 2016·

& CAMPAIGN AT MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

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“URBAN PASTORS UNITE “

TGC AND & CAMPAIGN

A PLETHORA OF TGC LEADERS INVOLVED INCLUDING : 

(PHOTOS AND LISTINGS FROM “& CAMPAIGN “WEBSITE )

“The (&) Campaign Leadership Council is made up of men and women who are actively seeking to make a difference in their communities through their churches and other community organizations. Their godly character and Christ-like actions make them not only qualified but gives them authority to influence the moral and ethical sociopolitical spectrum within their local context. ”

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John
Onwuchekwa https://andcampaign.org/leadership

( NEWLY ELECTED TO TGC ADVISORY COUNCIL AND SBC/9MARKS LEADER )

Council

John Onwuchekwa

John Onwuchekwa (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He’s the author of Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. He and his wife, Shawndra, are the proud parents of one daughter, Ava.”

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D.A.
Horton https://andcampaign.org/leadership

( KEY LEADER IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST NAMB “SEND NETWORK”)

D.A. Horton

“D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, California. He has written several books, including his upcoming book, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage (2018). He and his wife, Elicia, live in California with their three children.”

 

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Charlie Dates https://andcampaign.org/leadership

THE AUTHOR

Charlie Dates

“Charlie Dates is the senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago. Before his call to Progressive, he served as an apprentice pastor at New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois, and as a pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Chicago. Charlie earned an MDiv and PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his research focused on the burden of black preaching in late 20th-century Chicago. Charlie and his wife, Kristie, have two children.”

DATES RECENTLY SPOKE AT CHAPEL AT ALBERT MOHLER’S SBTS POSTED ON & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE .

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was live.Like Page

“Join us for the livestream of the Expositors Summit. During this first session we will hear from Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.”

 

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Alan
Noble  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Alan Noble

Alan Noble, PhD, is the co-founder and managing editor at Christ and Pop Culture and assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University.”

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Preston Perry  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

JACKIE HILL PERRY’S HUSBAND ( TGC FAVORITE ON LGBT /FAMILY ISSUES HUSBAND)

 

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Rasool  Berry https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Rasool Berry

Rasool Berry is the leadership development pastor of the Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Africana studies and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.”

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Leonce Crump https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Léonce Crump Jr.

“Léonce Crump Jr. is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife, Breanna, reside in the heart of downtown Atlanta with their three children.”

 

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Kyle J. Howard  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

(ACTIVIST PASTOR HOWARD  IS ADVOCATING EVER MORE RACIAL DIVERSITY IN TGC – YES REALLY )

“Kyle J. Howard
@KyleJamesHoward
“Beloved saints at TGC, you guys need more ethnic/cultural diversity when it comes to filtering titles & reflections in your articles.”

 

“BIG NEWS: AND Campaign released our 2020 Presidential Election Statement today with Christian leaders like Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Rev. Joseph Darby (&) Dr. Walter McCray. Read and sign the full statement at https://andcampaign.org/2020 #AND2020″ 
URBAN CHURCH PLANTING SET THE STAGE FOR TGC/&CAMPAIGN STRATEGY 
TGC HAS BEEN DRIVING AN URBAN CHURCH PLANTING AGENDA  FOR MOST OF IT’S 15 YEARS . NOW & CAMPAIGN IS UNITING THE URBAN PASTORS IS A CALL FOR “SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE , LGBT RIGHTS, THIRD WAY POLITICS  AND RACIAL EQUITY “
Tim Keller and D A Carson  you have created a political MONSTER with an Insatiable Appetite . What IT is devouring is the Gospel for the hearts and minds of a generation and its endless appeasement and inclusion will not bode well for the church or the Gospel in American culture for the future . This is mainly because it is not derived from the Word of God but from the very declining culture it seeks to improve- include- appease. 
Your deeds are being recorded in the Chronicles of HEAVEN and will not go overlook at the Judgement Seat. TGC IS A COALITION OF SOMETHING BUT THIS IS NOT THE GOSPEL.
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TGC EMPLOYS OBAMA “AMBASSADOR TO AMERICA’S BELIEVERS” FOR 2020

MICHEAL WEAR AND HIS FORMER BOSS ARE TARGETING  EVANGELICALS CONCERNED OVER WOKE BY ACTING CONCERNED OVER WOKE WHILE WOKE AS WOKE CAN BE.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      10-30-2019

 

How politically gullible are many evangelical Christians today? Recent efforts to manipulate the conservative and the WOKE base appear to be glaringly obvious so we might at least assume that the most dedicated progressive political operatives think we are virtually clueless.

OBAMA FAITH OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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RECLAIMING HOPE NEWSLETTER 

“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”

MICHAEL WEARS PROGRESSIVE FAITH AND WORK AMONG CONSERVATIVES 

https://reclaiminghope.substack.com/

“Why subscribe?

“Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website, which includes 2020 analysis, faith in the news, current politics and essential reads for your week. Never miss an update.”

Stay up-to-date

“You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.”

Who we are

“Michael Wear is Chief Strategist for the AND Campaign and is the Founder of Public Square Strategies LLC. He is a leading expert at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in American history, working in the Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Michael is author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America, and he is often published or quoted in The AtlanticThe Washington PostUSA Today and more.”

WEAR IS A POLITICAL ANIMAL WHO MAKES HIS LIVING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS AND WORKING WITH THE GOSPEL COALITION

MICHAEL WEAR IS BILLED AT “PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN’S BELIEVERS”  ….AND WORKS FOR TIM KELLER’S  TGC,

reclaiminghope.substack.com.

MICHAEL WEARS BLOG PROVIDES “EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE” -WHILE HE STILL WORKS FOR THE GOSPEL COALITION ?

“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”

The Crux (&) The Call

@CruxandCall

NEW CHURCH POLITICS EPISODE:

(&)

discuss the backstory behind AND’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement. #AND2020

TGC AND MICHAEL WEAR 

 

CP | The AND Campaign’s 2020 StatementThe Church Politics Podcast

AND Campaign’s leadership discusses its recently released statement on the 2020 election. To sign the statement yourself, visit http://www.andcampaign.org/2020.

 

RECENT STORY FROM BUSINESS INSIDER

HEADLINE

FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA USES HIS FOUNDATIONS MEETING AS A MEDIA MOMENT TO THE WOKE GENERATION

“Obama laid into young people being ‘politically woke’ and ‘as judgmental as possible’ in a speech about call-out culture”

“Former President Barack Obama derided “call-out culture” in a speech at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday, saying achieving real change was more complex than being “as judgmental as possible.”

“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly,” Obama told a crowd in Chicago.”

“He added: “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.”

“Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because: ‘Man, did you see how woke I was? I called you out.'”

“The world is messy,” the 44th US president said. “There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids and, you know, share certain things with you.”

“That is not activism,” he concluded. “That is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far.”

A WARNING ON WOKE MARKETING 

http://theconversation.com/where-woke-came-from-and-why-marketers-should-think-twice-before-jumping-on-the-social-activism-bandwagon-122713

FOX NEWS COVERED THE STORY

https://www.foxnews.com/media/tomi-lahren-barack-obama-woke-liberals

“There’s something wrong in the Democratic Party when former president Barack Obama is “looking like the voice of reason” to RepublicansFox Nation host Tomi Lahren said Wednesday.”

“Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Lahren said that “that’s when you know the Democratic Party has gotten this bad.”

WHILE WOKE IS THE NEW BLACK IN TGC /EVANGELICAL CIRCLES COUNT ON THE OBAMA RHETORIC TO BE MARKETED TO EVANGELICALS AND INFORMED BY HIS “AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN BELIEVERS MICHAEL WEAR. …WAIT FOR IT …..

WOKE EVANGELICALS AND TGC

Woke Is . . .

Woke Is . . .

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“Yesterday a dear brother asked me, “What do you think about woke church?” Seems these days all my blogging is answering questions of one sort or another. And this seems like a good question to answer publicly, since there’s so much talk about being “woke” or “wokeness” from both advocates and opponents.”

“I’m not sure this adds much to the discussion, but it’s the gist of my answer yesterday.”

Woke: A Lineage

“First, being “woke” isn’t at all new. I know Carl Ellis has been trying to help people understand that in some of his public talks. But it seems a lot of younger people think they’re experiencing something new. Solomon taught a long, long time ago, “there’s nothing new under the sun.”

MICHAEL WEAR LECTURE

 

Wears snappy screen quote is a bit ironic since HE has found his HOME both in the Obama camp AND in The Gospel Coalition .

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Thomas Littleton

This is what it looks like when the most progressive President in US history speaks as the voice of concern to ill informed conservative evangelicals over #WOKE . Lesson Obama’s long time faith outreach guy @MichaelRWear  now works for  @TGC
In Fact the Obama comments were not directed at young WOKE evangelicals but were on the stage of his Foundation’s event and the WOKE  young evangelicals are avid consumers of left wing news outlets. It goes without saying Obama is playing to the self identified ” Woke ” and to those concerned about it in the conservative and evangelical community. Fox News took the bait.
MICHAEL WEAR AND THE GOSPEL COALITION 
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.
Samples of his TGC work

Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears

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Michael Wear explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?

Holding the Christian Ethic Together

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“Christians have unique resources from which to draw, to

The Blind Spots of Identity (and Liberal) Politics

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What if liberal democracy doesn’t just bear the cratermarks
Wear Videos on TGC

Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears

”  In this video, Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies, explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?”

TGC KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION AND MICHAEL WEAR 

Greg Forster of Kern Family Foundation and Oikonomia Network which funds and coordinates on campus “Social Justice” and “Faith and Work” programs in TGC affiliated seminaries in the Southern Baptist and conservative Presbyterian circles is offering Hope for evangelicals while promoting Wears work to TGC audience .
GREG FORSTER IN 2017 – “WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS… (NOT LOVE SWEET LOVE BUT)….MORE DEMOCRATS LIKE MICHAEL WEAR “
“If you asked me what the American republic needs most right now, at least at the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” And if you asked me what the American church needs most right now, on the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” Wear’s Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America is more than just another good political memoir; it’s a window into how Christianity can find its way back toward a faithful and responsible participation in American public life.”

Hope in a Polarized Age

“Wear is an evangelical Christian whose faith led him to seek justice and mercy in the world, and he sees that fulfilled through his work as a progressive Democrat. But he also longs to overcome polarization and find ways to work with conservative Republicans—including a candid assessment of our persistent disagreements—in order to move forward together toward the justice and mercy we all seek.”

 

“Wear identifies three tangible ways our Christian hope points the way to political hope:

  1. commitment—active involvement in pursuing the authentic good of our communities rather than withdrawing into selfish isolation;
  2. justice—a firm conviction, expressed in action, that doing right is better than doing well; and
  3. humility—overcoming the domineering passions of the culture wars and seeking to be of real use to others rather than to be in charge of others.”

Deeper Understanding

“Part of the agenda of Reclaiming Hope is to establish that, in spite of the dysfunctions of the culture war, politics is good; it’s a primary mode of doing justice and mercy in God’s world. ”

FORSTER AND TGC IN PRAISE OF WEAR IN PRAISE OF OBAMA 

“This book helped answer a question I and many others have long wrestled with: Why do people love Barack Obama? The admiration of Obama is hard to understand for those of us who have been on the receiving end of his untruths and broken promises, of IRS investigations designed to shut us down illegally, and many other abuses of power. We could see through the “hope and change,” “yes we can” nonsense; why didn’t they?”

“Wear shows that Obama did exceptionally well one of the most important jobs we rely on our political leaders to do: use words to express publicly our national commitment to justice and mercy. One reason America is going south in a handbasket is because very, very few of our political leaders are able to do this well. For those who paid more attention to him than people like me did, Obama did this job masterfully.”

“Unlike most political memoirists, Wear is often delightfully self-aware about his own foibles and those of his colleagues. (At one point he and other volunteers on a long car trip pass the time by singing together; after they sing a somewhat risqué song, one remarks: “This is exactly how Republicans imagine a Democratic faith outreach operation.”)”

“Wear’s defenses of Obama’s decisions are sometimes surprisingly persuasive. I didn’t expect to be convinced that it was good Christian prudence for the Obamas not to become members of a local church in Washington. I’m just about as militant a churchman as you’ll find, but I was persuaded by Wear’s case that a modern president brings through the door with him problems and complications sufficient to severely hamper the worship and community of any congregation he enters.”

Moral Consensus

“Nonetheless, Wear is what the nation needs more of, because the nation can have no moral consensus—no shared basis for doing justice and mercy together—if religion is only welcome in one political party. And he’s what the church needs more of, because the church can’t effectively bear witness for justice and mercy—which it must do in order to preach a gospel of justice and mercy!—if all the faithful Christians are in one political party. My judgment that conservatism (to the small extent it’s still a meaningful word) is preferable to progressivism is far less important than the undeniable fact that what the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.”

What the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.

“Conservatives and progressives are both defined by their strong sense of alienation from the advanced modern life they see around them; both view modern life as morally empty. Progressives like Wear tend to believe our moral emptiness consists of insufficient concern for the well-being of those in greatest need. Conservatives tend to believe the moral emptiness of modern life consists of an excessive focus on people’s material circumstances as the measurement of their well-being, to the exclusion of personal virtue and authentic spiritual community.”

HARD TO BELIEVE TGC  / OIKONOMIA’S BOSS WOULD BE THIS OBVIOUS ?

TIM KELLER ENDORSED MICHAEL WEARS BOOK AS DID FORSTER ANF TGC

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TIM KELLER WAS EQUALLY AS OBVIOUS FROM HIS 2012 MEETINGS IN “GOOD FAITH ” AND APRIL 2011 AT OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE FOR BREAKFAST

http://bethanygriffithnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/thats-my-pastor.html

(FROM THE BLOG ”

That’s my pastor! (TIM KELLER)

See the white bald guy on the right bottom corner? Yeah that’s my pastor:-)

EXPECT MUCH MORE TO COME FROM THE COLLABORATION OF OBAMA’S FAITH AMBASSADOR TO BELIEVERS  AND  THE GOSPEL COALITION OF TIM KELLER  AS THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE HEATS UP. 

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOUNG COUPLES IN YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR  CHILDREN ARE BUYING IN . GREG FORSTER’S BOSSES AND WHOEVER ELSE IS FUNDING TGC HAVE PLENTY MORE WHERE THIS ALL CAME FROM .

 

THE GOSPEL COALITION MARKETS -SOGI THE LATEST VERBIAGE ON SEXUALITY

WHY IS TGC ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TOSSING IN THE LATEST ACTIVIST TERMS THE INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ+  MOVEMENT?

By Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                            10-29-2019

The Gospel Coalition moves quickly with its introduction of new terms and bringing into common use of old ones unfamiliar to most in the Body of Christ.

LIKE A WANNA BE FASHIONABLE BRIDE 

TGC seems to be following the old tradition of helping the BRIDE of CHRIST in securing something old- something new something borrowed and something blue . In its daily blog post rhetoric ,for the OLD item TGC leaders in the Southern Baptist camp drug out Critical Race Theory and White Privilege. Then they forward the rapid mainstreaming of NEW terms like Intersectionality  and LGBTQ+ Christian as a snappy big tent descriptor for all things sexually alternative  . Of course the entire name game is BORROWED  from the activist culture and global politics of social change .

The endgame of all this word salad approach is of course to “turn the evangelical community BLUE in future elections . Besides “Bluing “the voting patterns of the church -tt helps in looking “with it” for nerdy guys like Russell Moore , Tim Keller . Albert Mohler. That must be an added bonus .

THE NEWEST TERM THE TGC IS MAINSTREAMING IS IN THE WORKS. GET READY FOR IT TO BE WORN THIN BY TGC/ERLC AND AFFILIATES IN THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT “THE FUTURE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM  IN AMERICA” 

ENTER THE LATEST SEXUALITY TERMS LIKE “SOGI”- OR “SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER IDENTITY” .

You can research the global and NGO origins of SOGI legal language in the global human rights arena . (note- Nothing should compel the church to engage the language except to refute it.)

Here

https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/4a783aed2.pdf

Here

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Of course the APA embraces SOGI  and TGC has already complied to Orientation and embraced the APA ideology of SOGI via Mark Yarhouse teachings adopted in 2010.

https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/sexuality-definitions.pdf

GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE  SEXUALITY 

NOTE THAT UNESCO CONFIRMS THE SOGI MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS .MORE ON THIS EDUCATION DOCUMENT IN A MOMENT

https://rm.coe.int/prems-125718-gbr-2575-safe-at-school-a4-web/16809024f5

“The Section of Health and Education (Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector) of UNESCO, who spearhead this work since 2011 and set in motion the international stock-taking research which this report is a part of.”

TGC AND SOGI -PLAYING THE NAME GAME – FLIRTING WITH THE DEATH OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 

First introduced in the TGC circles around 2016 / 2017 ” Sexual Orientation Gender Identity ”  ( or SOGI ) Expressions are now becoming the next snappy terminology for hip TGC bloggers to use and forward the unmooring of Christians from biblical terms like Sodomy . Another part of the appeal to next gen TGC followers is that SOGI  feels so much nicer and “less judgemental ” of course.

Who was one of  the first to use SOGI in TGC blogs ? Albert Mohler during gay pride month June 2017 in a rare appearance on the TGC blog post about  Religious Freedom vs discrimination .

Religious Freedom and Discrimination: Why the Debate Continues

“Religious Freedom and Discrimination: Why the Debate Continues”

“This is a first for me—writing a book review while flying over the northern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. I’m returning to the United States after responsibilities in the United Kingdom, speaking mostly to pastors and other Christian leaders. Everywhere I went, from central London to rural Kent, the same urgent question was asked: “Can religious liberty survive the LGBTQ moral revolution?””

“….Christians in both countries now face the prospect of a disastrous collision between the new sexual liberty prized by the LGBTQ revolution and religious liberty—long recognized in the United States as the first and most foundational freedom.”

“Long before the Obergefell decision legalized same-sex marriage, the inevitability of the collision was anticipated by both sides in the debate. LGBTQ advocates had already made clear their intention to advance from the legalization of same-sex marriage to press for the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in all relevant civil-rights laws and regulations. Even then, the collision with religious liberty was inevitable. Even then, we were warned religious liberty would have to give way to newly constructed and judicially mandated sexual liberties.”

“In the brief two years since Obergefell, we have seen Christian cake bakers, wedding photographers, florists, county clerks, judges, and a host of others face civil—and in some cases criminal—prosecution. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed in 1993 with no negative votes in the House of Representatives and only three in the Senate, is now seen by the revolutionaries as radical legislation that must be curtailed, if not overthrown. Religious adoption agencies and schools are now warned to either surrender to the revolution or, with the passage of SOGI laws, face penalties or extinction.”

MOHLER HELPS COMPARE THE LGBTQ ACTIVST TO “THE PURITANS ” 

“On the other side, Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation and legal scholar Sherif Girgis make the case for religious liberty, against SOGI laws, and against what they call the “Puritan mistake.” As they see it, the LGBTQ advocates, like the Puritans who fled Europe for the New World, are now making the mistake of protecting their own liberties, while denying liberty to others.” .

Really guys ? Just like the Puritans mistake ? Is that is some kind of a sick turn of a phrase or a bad joke?

Mohler is returning from Europe in the TGC blog post with a whole new set of imported items just like he and Russell Moore and ERLC imported Sam Allberry and Living Out for the 2014 ERLC Conference where Mohler apologized for “being WRONG about SEXUAL ORIENTATION” . Now Orientation is at the core of the new language and Al looks to be the agent who imported it to the U.S. church . We might all be better off if we keep Al stateside and OUT of Europe and block his next shipment .

ANOTHER RECENT TGC SAMPLE OF SOGI USE

3 Things to Tell Your Children About Gender

“First, a biological male who looks and acts like a male in every regard can expect to be treated like a woman in many states—if he simply says “I am a woman.” In many places, laws protecting people regarding sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”) rely solely on self-definition. A man can call himself a woman and freely use women’s facilities. Second, many schools promote gender fluidity both early and also late in the curriculum, potentially causing confusion in elementary-school children and teens.”

TGC SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT IS AT STAKE BUT IGNORES THE REAL BATTLE

THIS ONE IS LIKELY THE FIRST TIME IT APPEARS IN TGC 2016

(Same author as the most recent article on SOGI  by TGC editor related to the “Fairness to All/ Equality Act” issue. More on that later.)

New ‘Fairness for All’ Proposal Seeks Compromise Between Religious Liberty and Gay Rights

Also note Baptist Press on SOGI “laws”

http://www.bpnews.net/48048/sbc-leaders-defend-religious-liberty-vs-gender-laws

 

MORE ABOUT EUROPE’S SOGI LAWS 

The Council of Europe Steering Committee on Human Rights put together this tidy little mess which features SOGI at the heart of the LEGAL arguments . There is not a specific date to the document but looks to be 2017/2018 . The LGBT/ GLBT/ LGBTQ / LGBTQQIIAA and ever expansive inclusion terms could not be used for legally addressing gay and trans rights once and for all as they do tend to mutate regularly to be ever more inclusive. LGBT became the preferred designation for the big tent movement in around 2006 in Indonesia . Now it is floating on the world wide web and global flood tide of political LGBTQ+ human rights conversation. But let’s admit “who wants to be represented by a + symbol ? Not the activist who are fighting for space under the tent . So SOGI is to be the fixed LEGAL term for the big tent in the LGBTQ+ human rights movement and the church in Europe and America seem to be not many steps behind it its broad application . The legal use of it MAINLY pertains to discrimination law and in particular to laws “protecting ” Religious Liberties ” while acknowledging the rights of SOGI.

Hmmm. Any guesses on how this turns out ? Past experience attest to a very bad outcome for the church. Meanwhile Council of Europe does a big dive into the shallow end of the pool and the Evangelical leaders look to be following the trend.

https://rm.coe.int/cddh-2018-02-en/16807932ed

“Questionnaire on the implementation of
Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5
on measures to combat discrimination on grounds
of sexual orientation or gender identity”

COUNCIL FOR EUROPE 

You can see on the Councils website that SOGI is fashionable indeed.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/sogi

“The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.”

It look sto be very tied to the money as the sliders reveal  and comes complete with “Questionnaire ”

“On 23 September, the World Bank co-organised with the European Commission a workshop on LGBTI…”

“The CDDH has launched the review process of the implementation of the CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. In 2018, following the decision of the CDDH, the SOGI Unit, in coordination with the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Point Network and in consultation with civil society, has drafted a questionnaire on existing measures and examples of good practices related to the implementation of the Recommendation. (more…)”

Download the questionnaire >>

“Questionnaire on the implementation of
Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5
on measures to combat discrimination on grounds
of sexual orientation or gender identity”
“Important – In order to facilitate member States’ replies, the new questionnaire has been drawn up on the basis of the 2012 version, following strictly the structure of the Recommendation itself. Information already communicated in reply to the 2012 questionnaire may be found in the CDDH report CDDH(2013)R77 adopted in March 2013, available here. Member States that had submitted information under the previous review process are invited to validate, update or complete the information sent in 2012.
In addition, further information held by the Secretariat may be found on the SOGI database.”

“The Recommendation enhances the full enjoyment of all human rights by lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender persons. The main message of the Recommendation is that
discrimination and social exclusion on account of sexual orientation or gender identity
may best be overcome by measures targeted both at those who experience such
discrimination or exclusion, and the population at large. The text of the Recommendation is the first instrument drawn up by the Committee of Ministers dealing specifically with the question of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”

” At its 88th meeting (5-7 December 2017, CDDH(2017)R88), the CDDH adopted its
procedure and schedule. In particular, the CDDH decided that:
(i) the organisation of a possible conference on this theme under the aegis of the
CDDH would be discussed again at a later stage; such an event could have the
objective either to prepare decisions to be taken by the CDDH in its follow-up Report
or to raise awareness as to this report’s content if the conference takes place once
the report is adopted; (ii) the CDDH will adopt its follow-up Report to the attention of the Committee of Ministers at its 91st CDDH meeting (June 2019).”

MOHLER IS OUR MAN IN EUROPE 

SO MOHLER’S EUROPEAN CONTACTS ARE KEEPING HIM UP TO SPEED AND RIGHT ON SCHEDULE .

(This writer once asked Albert Mohler in person about organizing a united front in the church against  the radical sex education agenda of SIECUS and Planned Parenthood being pushed  toward  implementation via “mandate ” in the “Affordable Healthcare Act”. Mohler’s response was to refer him and concern over the issue to an underling in the ERLC who quickly responded “We don’t have time for that.”  They do have time to travel to Europe for meetings on SOGI .

 

THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE EDUCATION BOOKLET FOR SAFE SCHOOLS 

“All children have the right to safe and quality education, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. In the last decade, national education sectors in most Council of Europe member States started or continued responding to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC-based violence). This report provides an overview of this violence in European schools, explores how member States seek to prevent or address it, and makes recommendations to national education sectors to better do so.”

Read the report >>

You can see here

https://rm.coe.int/prems-125718-gbr-2575-safe-at-school-a4-web/16809024f5

SAFE AT SCHOOL FOR SOGI 

“Safe at school: Education
sector responses to violence
based on sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression
or sex characteristics in Europe”

 

UNESCO AT THE HELM

“This report could not have been published without the support of many, whose help the Council of Europe gratefully acknowledges: The Section of Health and Education (Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector) of UNESCO, who spearhead this work since 2011 and set in motion the international stock-taking research which this report is a part of.”

PARTNERS IN SOGI FOR SCHOOLS

“Members of the advisory committee who provided their feedback and insights while this report was prepared: Sophie Aujean (ILGA-Europe); Rubén Ávila and Euan Platt (IGLYO); Michael Barron (EQUATE Ireland); A. Chaber (Campaign Against Homophobia, Poland); Christophe Cornu and Yongfeng Liu (UNESCO); Eunice Den Hoedt
(formerly seconded to UNESCO from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science); Joe Kosciw (GLSEN, USA); and Dr Oren Pizmony-Levy (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA).”

GLOSSARY OF TERMS ON PAGE 8 BUT NO WORRY TGC AND AL HAVE THE CHURCH IN US UP TO SPEED 

“Discrimination is legally defined as unjustified, unequal treatment:
► Direct discrimination occurs when for a reason related to one or more prohibited grounds (for example, sexual orientation and gender identity) a person or group of persons is treated less favourably than another person or another group of persons is, has been, or would be treated in a comparable situation; or when, for a reason related to one or more prohibited grounds, a person or group of persons is subjected to a detriment.
► Indirect discrimination occurs when a provision, criterion or practice would put persons having a status or a characteristic associated with one or more prohibited grounds (including sexual orientation and gender identity) at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons, unless that provision, criterion or practice is objectively justified by a legitimate aim, and the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary.
► Experienced discrimination, also called subjective discrimination, is the experience of being discriminated against. Experienced discrimination does not necessarily entail discrimination in the legal sense.”

THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL. WHAT DO THESE THINGS MEAN?

THE OFFICIAL DEFINITION OF SOGI TERMS

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

“Sexual and gender diversity A balanced and neutral representation of diverse genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics. Sexual orientation is understood to refer to each person’s capacity for profound emotional, affectional and
sexual attraction to, and intimate and sexual relations with, individuals of a different gender (heterosexual) or the same gender (homosexual, lesbian, gay) or more than one gender (bisexual).”

GENDER IDENTITY

“Gender identity refers to a person’s deeply felt individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth, and includes the personal sense of the body and other expressions of gender (that is, “gender expression”) such as dress, speech and mannerisms. The sex of a person is usually assigned at birth and becomes a social and legal fact from there on. However, some people experience
problems identifying with the sex assigned at birth – these persons are referred to as “transgender” persons. Gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation, and transgender persons may identify as heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual.”

GOT IT?

Well consider this – these are international standard setting laws and policies being written based on the subjective and fluid feelings of children purposefully confused by a European culture in steep decline and by activist from UNESCO ON down who want TO further the Planned Parenthood sexual revolution .

INSANITY AND ALBERT MOHLER- TGC ARE BRINGING IT CUTTING EDGE TO OUR COMPUTER SCREENS AND INTO OUR DENOMINATIONAL MAINSTREAM .

LATEST EUROPEAN FASHIONS AVAILABLE  NOW AS SOGI LANGUAGE TRICKLES DOWN THE TGC LINE 

‘No Obvious Answer’: How Christian Colleges Are Responding to LGBTQ Regulations

TGC  tends to just toss this new stuff in like it has been there all the time.

‘No Obvious Answer’: How Christian Colleges Are Responding to LGBTQ Regulations

“Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told a CNN town hall that religious institutions—from colleges to churches—should lose their tax-exempt status for opposing same-sex marriage.

The same day, Elizabeth Warren, who leads the Democratic field, wrote that she would “use every legal tool we have to make sure that LGBTQ+ people can live free from discrimination,” including passing the Equality Act, refusing federal grants to organizations that oppose the hiring of practicing LGBTQ+ individuals, and limiting religious exemptions to faith-based colleges.”

CREATING THE APPEARANCE OF NEED FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

“For Christian college presidents and boards, the language is alarming—but not entirely unexpected.”

“Five years ago, the Obama administration told schools to treat transgender students according to their preferred gender. Two years later, the administration explained that meant allowing transgender students to “participate in sex-segregated activities and access sex-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity.”

THE CCCU AND NAE SELL OUT 

By December 2018 the NAE and Christian higher education were selling out for “Fairness to All ” appeasements in  exchange for some false protections of religious freedoms in the face of the possible passage of the Equality Act. Never mind the EA has been waiting in the wings and ignored for YEARS.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/nae-and-cccu-boards-back-sogi-compromise-for-religious-freedom-exemptions.html

CHRISTIAN POST STORY

“Two prominent Christian groups are backing the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity as categories to federal nondiscrimination law in exchange for religious exemptions, a move that is dividing Christians.”

“The boards of the National Association of Evangelicals and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities have both recently approved motions as part of a long-term effort to preserve religious freedom, World magazine reported Wednesday.”

“In October, the NAE passed a motion called “Fairness for All” which asks Congress to consider laws that regard human beings as made in God’s image and that sexual relations be reserved for the marriage of a man and a woman; that long-standing civil rights laws and First Amendment protections guaranteeing the free exercise of religion be supported; and that no one should be discriminated against, face harassment or violence because of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

(there it is SOGI)

“The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities also voted on a similar motion. CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra told member presidents in August that the board would vote on the motion, but did not make that announcement public.”

MOHLER IN HIS 2017 TGC BLOG POINTS OUT THE NEW MEASURE OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SOGI /SEXUAL MINORITIES 

Threat of Dignitary Harm

“There’s one clash of arguments in the book that may, over time, be seen as most important. Corvino presses the case for what he calls dignitary harm as differentiated from material harm. His description of dignitary harm is quite expansive:

(1) treating people as inferior, regardless of whether anyone recognizes the mistreatment;
(2) causing people to feel inferior, intentionally or not; and
(3) contributing to systemic moral inequality, intentionally or not.”

The entire argument for SOGI enforcement is built around “Human Dignity ” in the global human rights debate .So why have TGC/ ERLC/ Mohler and others implemented the use of the term ? For the same reason they are pushing SOGI .

BACK TO THE TGC ARTICLE DATED OCTOBER 16 th 2019 

Full Launch of the SOGI language – Note you will be hearing it and seeing it everywhere in the TGC loop. This is how it works

Legislative: Equality Act

“This spring, the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act with no religious exceptions. In fact, it specifically noted that RFRA “shall not” be used as a defense. That means all colleges—and other faith-based organizations, from adoption agencies to homeless shelters to TGC—that want to impose sexual standards for employees or clients or students would be violating the law.”

““Based on the Equality Act, SOGI [sexual orientation and gender identity] rights would override religious liberty,” AND Campaign founder and political strategist Justin Giboney said. “There would not be any exemptions for faith-based institutions. It’s really problematic.””

“Just as concerning is the trio of cases in front of the Supreme Court this fall. Justices will decide whether sex discrimination in employment—prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. (Should a boss be able to fire an employee for being openly homosexual? Should a funeral home owner be able to fire a director because he now identifies and dresses as a woman?)”

“Reframing “sex” as “sexual orientation and gender identity” and banning hiring practices based on both would “have consequences for religious institutions of higher education ranging far beyond employment requirements,” states an amicus brief submitted by the CCCU. “Student housing standards would face new pressure. Affiliated clinics and hospitals could be compelled to provide religiously objectionable medical procedures. A religious university’s tax-exempt status could be challenged or revoked. Accreditation agencies could rely on Title VII as justification to disregard a university’s religious mission.”

“The justices appeared to be closely divided on the merits,” Becket Fund for Religious Liberty senior counsel Luke Goodrich said. “It is hard to predict the outcome.”

NOT HARD TO PREDICT THE OUTCOMES IN TGC AT ALL. SOGI IS THE NEW LGBTQ+

TGC  BLOG REPORTS ON DEMOCRATS LGBTQ+ TOWN HALL NEVER MIND IT WAS A HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ACTIVIST SPONSORED  FORUM WITH AN AUDIENCE PADDED WITH PAID ACTIVIST…NEVER MIND – ITS STILL “NEWS ” FOR TGC.

“At the town hall forum, all of the Democratic presidential candidates signaled their support for LGBTQ rights over religious freedom—some more clearly than others. (“The right to religious freedom ends where religion is being used as an excuse to harm other people,” candidate Pete Buttigieg said.)”

“The rhetoric of the candidates finally bared the teeth of a Democratic Party sold out to the most radical proposals of the LGBTQ movement,” wrote Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and TGC Council member. “[E]very candidate during CNN’s Equality Town Hall, in one way or another, unleashed a full broadside against the most essential quality and virtue of any government or civilization, namely, the freedom of the conscience.”

Local Threats

“During the Trump reprieve, Christian colleges have been contending with LGBTQ issues closer to home.” (TGC actually gives Trump some credit? Very disturbing moment )

“In California, state senator Ricardo Lara proposed legislation that would cut off state funds from schools that asked faculty or students to adhere to certain codes of conduct—such as refraining from same-sex relationships or using only bathrooms that match their biological gender. The bill was amended, but Biola University president Barry Corey said “we spend a lot more time thinking about Sacramento than Washington.”

TGC HAS IGNORED LOCAL THE ADVANCE OF HRC/LGBTQ+ AGENDA AT THE LOCAL LEVEL FOR YEARS. DOES IT MATTER NOW ?

ALL FAILED COMPROMISES TOWARD A TOTAL LOSS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

THE BATTLE WAS ALL WON WHEN THE CHURCH ADOPTED THE LANGUAGE 

Christian College Response: Fairness for All

“Because there are “no great realistic options,” Christian colleges are “having trouble positioning themselves,” Baylor said.”

“Some are championing Fairness for All, legislation put forward by the CCCU and other faith groups before Trump was elected. Modeled on Utah state law, the legislation would protect religious liberties for institutions while offering civil rights to LGBTQ people.”

 

BIG SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM IS “ALL IN THE MONEY ” 

Christian College Response: Funding

“Basically, any place where a religious college or university depends on the government, either for funding or licenses or accreditation, can become a source of risk if the government decides it doesn’t like your religious beliefs,” Goodrich said.”

“One of the most obvious pain points is money. Bethel students receive a little more than $3 million a year in Pell Grants and a little more than $4 million a year from state grants. But they receive more than $30 million—a quarter of Bethel’s annual budget—in government loans.”

NOT TAKING THE MONEY IS A HARD CHOICE

“That’s normal. “At CCCU schools, a little under 30 percent of tuition comes through federal loans,” said Bethel chief institutional data and research officer Dan Nelson. At a few schools with lower-income students, that share can be as high as 50 percent.”

“After 2000, we made the decision not to accept state funding either,” Hillsdale chief financial officer Patrick Flannery said. (Hillsdale is not a CCCU school.) “It was really difficult, but it helped galvanize us as a campus.”

“To cover the federal loans, Hillsdale took out its own loan from a bank, then lent out that money to students. As each class pays it back, the money is lent out to the next class. Grove City also stopped accepting government money, instead partnering with PNC Bank to offer student loans.”

AT THE CORE OF THE SOGI FAULT LINE 

“But if the Equality Act or a Supreme Court decision expands the definition of sex to include SOGI, no amount of financial distancing would matter. Requiring sexual standards from employees would be straight-up illegal.”

THIS APPLIES ACROSS THE SPECTRUM NOT JUST IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

SO THE INTRODUCTION OF SOGI LANGUAGE IS THE DEATH NAIL FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY -SO WHY NOT FIGHT THE LANGUAGE AND IT’S PERVERSION OF THE ISSUES?

THE PROBLEM

TGC and Albert Mohler and the host of bloggers in their camp – just love being CAMPY  with this language and they love appearing “with it” and sounding up to speed . BUT they seem woefully ignorant of -or willing party to the fact that “He who wins the language owns the day “.

THE CHURCH IN THE U S IS NOT A MEMBER STATE IN THE EU OR THE UK SO WHY ARE WE FOLLOWING THEIR CHURCH ?

WHY DOES THE CHURCH NEED LGBTQ+ OR SOGI ? WE DON’T . WE NEED SIMPLY TO ADHERE TO THE WORD OF GOD AND USE THE TIMELESS LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE .

STOP BEING SO TRENDY AL AND TGC- OR LEAVE THE TALKING TO SOMEONE ELSE.

Psalm 119:89-93

89 Forever, O Lord,
Your word [a]is settled in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it abides.
91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances,
For all are Your servants.
92 Unless Your law had been my delight,
I would then have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts,
For by them You have given me life.

Jeremiah 15:

16 Your words were found, and I ate them,
And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
Lord God of hosts.