Trusted SBC and PCA Seminaries Producing Sexual Minority Activists

5/12/ 2018

By Rev Thomas Littleton

 

As early as 2010 the “conversation” and the language on sexuality of the remaining biblically conservative churches began to show signs of impending derailment. The introduction of new phrases like “Same Sex Attracted (SSA)” and “Gay Celibate Christian” in reality betrayed a larger undercurrent intent on migrating the Christian churches toward affirmation of gay marriage and creation of a homosexual Christianity.  Few Christians, however, could imagine anything beyond procuring a more compassionate stance toward gays and lesbians or that the shift in language was motivated by a desire to present a more appealing public face to a more tolerant American culture. Another motive for accepting the carefully crafted terms and talking points has been the fear of lawsuits and the inevitable clash between the LGBTQ movement and religious liberty.

The Use of Queer Theory and  Gateway Rhetoric

We must now set these assumptions aside and face some hard facts, namely, that major institutions in the Southern Baptist Convention and Presbyterian Church of America are actually training LGBTQ activists and advocates for inclusion of sexual minorities in the churches – in ministry positions and even as “theologians” of LGBTQ and Queer Theory.

 

Introducing REVOICE 2018

 

Consider yourself invited to the next wave of LGBTQ advocacy which boldly proclaims it is “a new kind of conference promoting LGBT+ flourishing within historic Christian tradition.” The Revoice Conference will take place in St Louis, Missouri on July 26-28 and will be hosted by Memorial Presbyterian (PCA) Church. Among the scheduled speakers are Pastor Greg Johnson, an Old Testament Professor, and seven graduates or current students of Covenant Seminary (PCA) in St Louis.  Considering that Covenant Seminary is still regarded as the flagship institution of the trusted conservative PCA denomination, it is most disturbing that these young ministers, counselors and writers are self-identifying “LGBT+ Christians” and that they would invite us to “Come Belong in a New Conversation.”

 

Can we all join in a chorus of “What is happening in our seminaries?”???

 

In recent months I have written about the Social Gospel and Cultural Marxist/ Critical Theory infiltrating over a dozen Evangelical seminaries, including Covenant, by embedding a Social Justice Curriculum funded by the Kern Family Foundation and provided by the Acton Institute. The Revoice Conference hosted at Covenant Seminary will rapidly migrate to other Evangelical seminaries that use the Kern-Acton Curriculum and before long the churches will be embracing full blown heresy in the name of “LGBT+ flourishing.”

 

Queer Theory Workshop – Read it and Weep

 

POSSIBILITY MODELS IN QUEER THEORY AND LITERATURE: AN ADVENTURE

Presenter: Grant Hartley

 

“For the sexual minority seeking to submit his or her life fully to Christ and to the historic Christian sexual ethic, queer culture presents a bit of a dilemma; rather than combing through and analyzing to find which parts are to be rejected, to be redeemed, or to be received with joy (Acts 17:16-34), Christians have often discarded the virtues of queer culture along with the vices, which leaves culturally connected Christian sexual minorities torn between two cultures, two histories, and two communities. So questions that have until now been largely unanswered remain: what does queer culture (and specifically, queer literature and theory) have to offer us who follow Christ? What queer treasure, honor, and glory will be brought into the New Jerusalem at the end of time (Revelation 21:24-26)?”

 

Other workshop topics include “Journey to Embrace: A Conversation on Empowering the Church to Embrace the LGBT+ Community in Fresh Ways” – “Building Justice Bridges: How Missiological Approach Shifts Our Posture and Reaches LGBT+ People” – “Sexual Minorites in Ministry” – “Making Church a Haven for Sexual Minorities: Thoughts for Church Leadership” – “So Why Can We Eat Shell Fish? A Look at Leviticus And How It Relates to Questions of Celibacy Today” – “Hurdles to Whole-Hearted Living: Emotional Health as Sexual Minorities” – “How To Become Churches Where LGBT+ People Can Find Family” and several more topics on the same victim narrative.

 

Social Justice and Liberation Theology must be driven by “victims” of the system it is engaged to change. Therefore, last month Evangelicals experienced a massive guilt-driven Racial /White Guilt frenzy at The Gospel Coalition MLK/50 Conference in Memphis. Then an activist-driven “MeToo” narrative, making an issue of false allegations against SBC Conservative icon, Paige Patterson, has continued for the last two weeks. Now, just in time for Gay Pride Month, we see the same Cultural Marxist talking points reaching a new high (or low depending on one’s perspective) with Revoice.

 

I first learned of the conference when a friend pointed it out to me in the event section of the UK “Gay Christian” group “Living Out” which has used a slightly less forceful narrative in years past but toward the same end – making safe spaces for LGBT persons in the Church. Tim Keller will be speaking on “Identity” at the Living Out Conference in London this summer and his “SSA Gay Christian” editor at The Gospel Coalition, Sam Allberry, is spreading the word about both conferences on social media.

 

ERLC and TGC Obsession With LGBT+ Christianity

 

In 2013, certain Southern Baptist and PCA organizations began to promote the acceptance of “Same-Sex Attracted” but “Celibate Christians.”  This category is based on the assertion that same sex desire is not sinful in itself, but that only acting upon the desire is sin. This mindset reveals a glaring ignorance of the nature of sin and defilement as explained by Jesus, in Matthew 15:1-20, when asked why his disciples did not observe ritual washing before eating. Jesus clarified that it is “what is in and comes out of the heart of man that defiles us.” Paul called homosexual lusts “vile affections” in Romans 1:26. James further warns us that “desire when it is conceived gives birth to sin and sin when it is full grown gives birth to death.” (Jas 1:15)

 

So, desire is the seed in the heart that if harbored gives birth to sin. We are told, however, in this “new conversation” that SSA or homosexual desire is not temptation to lust as other heterosexual desires are but that the issue is one of “Orientation,” which implies that God made a gay person to be gay and for the church to expect them to be changed by the Gospel is to reject God’s creation.

 

Albert Mohler, whose Southern Seminary plays a major role in the “new conversation” of all things LGBT+, has openly apologized to homosexuals, asserting that Baptists have had it wrong on orientation and that neither “Conversion Therapy” nor saving faith in Jesus changes a homosexual into a heterosexual.  Imagine, this is coming from one of the leading voices in Biblical Conservative Evangelical circles today.  Mohler protégé’ Russell Moore of the ERLC has been echoing this same powerless understanding of the Gospel for years and accusing those who choose a Biblical response to LGBT+, over his watered-down appeasement, of waging a culture war.

 

So, according to the Revoice Conference and “conversation invitation,” Christians are being asked to, not only abandon the concept of Biblical repentance, faith and conversion for gays and lesbians, but we are now informed that the church must begin the long and winding road of inclusion on whatever terms the self-proclaimed sexual minorities demand.  Mohler and Moore and Tim Keller and their organizations are telling us we must change. The Church must change because homosexual and lesbian desires are not changed by faith in Jesus.

 

Last year the bolder talking points came online when D.A. Carson, co-founder of TGC with Tim Keller, endorsed a book called “Single Gay Christian’ by Gregory Coles, who is also a speaker and worship leader at the Revoice Conference. According to Coles, “SSA” was suddenly no longer needed as a kinder gentler way of saying one could be both Gay and Christian. “Gay Christian”? Try the “Sin Substitution Test” of Peter Labarbera on that for a moment and see how it sounds. Try the “Gambling Christian,” “Adulterous Christian,” “Liar Christian” in your church and see if these concepts float!  Still, Carson’s endorsement of Coles’ book broke new ground with its inclusive “Gay Christian” language for TGC and its followers.

 

“To say this book is important is a painful understatement. It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay young man who wants to live his life under the authority of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting answers proffered by different parts of the culture. Superbly written, this book stands athwart the shibboleths of our day and reminds us what submission to King Jesus looks like, what it feels like. This book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians. It is not to be read with a condescending smirk, but with humility.”

 

Keller has been drifting on the LGBT+ issue for some time now.  Coles is just one of the many “SSA/Gay but Celibate” Christians that he and TGC/ ERLC have forced into the conversation of the Church. Cole’s current field of study along with some other young sexual minorities in the Revoice conference should give pause for even the most fair-minded believer to take a close look at what is really going on in this broader movement marketed as a “conversation.”

 

According to his extended biography in the English Department at the Penn State College of Liberal Arts, “Greg specializes in Rhetoric and Composition. He is (currently) intrigued by the intersections of Burkean Theory and the marginalized rhetorics, including but not limited to feminist rhetorics, racial minority rhetorics, sexual minority rhetorics and non-Western rhetorics.”

 

Greg is not the first LGBT+ person with a background in Sexual Minority Rhetoric and Queer Theory to be selected and promoted into the conversation by TGC/ ERLC. Popular among many who follow these leaders is Rosaria Butterfield who was a liberal academic converted to the Reformed faith and is now a pastor’s wife and homeschool mom as well as a very popular speaker at most of the conferences held by these leaders. Her primary field of study in academia was Critical Theory and her specialty was Queer Theory. Given that Cultural Marxism and LGBTQ studies were Butterfield’s major fields before her conversion, we wonder how much these academic credentials had to do with her selection as a very popular writer and speaker on all things LGBT+, now given the emergence of Coles and the other well-educated speakers of Revoice.

 

Meet Nate Collins

 

The game changing revelation for the Revoice conference 2018 is the president of the organization and keynote speaker, Nate Collins.  Nate is a graduate of Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with a Master of Divinity degree and completing his Ph.D. in 2017. His father is Chip Collins former assistant Dean at Boyce College which is now operated by Southern Seminary under Al Mohler’s directive.  Nate and his dad Chip had an organization featuring their testimonies as father and son during Nate’s coming “out” as a homosexual at 19.  This ministry effort appears to be no longer active but new horizons await Nate and his wife Sara, also a speaker at the conference.  Nate self identifies as a homosexual Christian and is in a “mixed-orientation marriage” with two children. This is part of the new language TGC has been bringing into play since last year. Don’t feel badly if you have never heard terms like “Sexual Minority Christian” or “Mixed Orientation Marriage.”  For our enrichment and education these young LGBT+ Christians are prepared to bring us all up to speed on the preferred labels and their fluid, non-binary gender rhetoric of the day.

 

Nate Collins’ work at Southern Seminary included teaching of the New Testament and a comprehensive approach to studies in LGBT+ and Gender. He is currently working as  a Garrett Fellow grading and counseling and teaches for SBTS online . If his résumé was coming from Yale or Princeton or some seminary on the campus at Berkley, we would not be surprised.  But this young man received his theological education at Southern Seminary – whose president is the Conservative champion, Dr. Albert Mohler of the SBC – but Nate Collins’ Curriculum Vitae reads like the pedigree of a well-trained sexual minority rights advocate and activist.

 

His studies, writings and on campus instruction include titles and topics like:

 

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Guest Lecturer – “Counseling and Sexuality” (2015)

Delivered 3 hours of guest lectures on the subject of LGBT and Christian Counseling

 

“Gender Identity and Multiplicity: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach In Christian Identity: Theological and Cultural Visions” (2018)

 

“All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of

Faith, Gender, and Sexuality” (published in book form 2017)

 

“Secondary Gender Identities in the Biblical World”

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature (2016)

 

“Theological Perspectives on Non-Straight Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Sanctification”

Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2015)

 

Dissertation: “Virgin as Secondary Gender Identity in 1 Corinthians 7 and its Jewish and Greco-Roman Background”

 

There is more but you likely get the idea by now. This young man and young “minister” – who was theologically prepared by Dr. Mohler’s Southern Seminary – sees life, the church, the faith, his calling, and the Word of God all through the lens of his own sexuality, which he identities as  homosexuality. This is the single biggest flaw in the approach to having those with unresolved sexual conflicts to be the spokespersons and counselors to and for the church in the political and activist driven culture existing today.  The Church needs clarity on God’s design and personal testimonies of deliverance from the bondage of perversion. We need to see human proof like the demoniac of Gadara who was clothed and in his right mind after encountering Jesus, and then sent forth to evangelize the cities of the Decapolis. There are many wonderful testimonies of both lay Christians and ministers who have been transformed and converted by the power of the Gospel and Repentance and Faith in Christ.

 

Instead, Dr. Albert Mohler and Tim Keller are giving us Sexual Minorites who want to help us appease and accommodate them, so they as “LGBT+ Christians can Flourish within historic Christian traditions.” Perhaps this is what Tim Keller means when he speaks repeatedly about “Human Flourishing.”  It is certainly the background for the international Human Rights conversation on Thriving and Flourishing. The Church simply MUST acclimate and accommodate and learn to celebrate the destructive LGBT+ lifestyle. We must be prepared to celebrate, even when the thin veneer of celibacy evaporates and when the right to love who you love and marry who you love INSIDE the church prevails over the migrating talking points of today to the sexually liberated Christian, which the + (plus), added by Revoice, represents.

 

Whatever is coming – whatever the fluid world of gender revolution and free love brings our way – the church must learn to love IT!

 

To this end, it is supposed we are to have a sense of deep gratitude to Albert Mohler and Timothy Keller, Russell Moore and Ed Stetzer, D A Carson and Jonathan Merritt for helping train, indoctrinate and degree a generation of young sexual minorities eager to make their mark, at the churches expense. The doors open wide to the next innovative, witty and clever packaging of the perversion which sank ancient Greece and Rome as civilizations and proved divisive and ruinous over and over again to Israel. The Bible is explicit with condemnation of it’s long history of flirtation and adultery with idols and the sexual license their deviant worship provided. These men who serve as mentors are helping fulfill prophetic warnings, from the prophets to the Gospels to Revelation, as they seek to follow the path of Balaam, dance with Jezebel, convene the Synagogue of Satan, they lead the body of Christ away from her First Love and on to allowing Flourishing Sexual Minorities as priest and priestesses in the Temple of God.

 

Those who are sober enough to wonder what has brought this floodtide upon the Church need only look to our seminaries and the men that run them! As to the reasoning they are following or the reward they are reaping for doing so, we can only speculate. From Revelation 2 and 3 and from the prophets, and the Old and New Testaments, we CAN read the command of God concerning Judah’s unfaithful brother the northern kingdom.

 

“Ephraim is Joined unto Idols, Let Him Alone.” Hosea 4:17.

 

Pray, Beloved, as if our lives depend upon it.

 

“O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.” Daniel 9:19

Occupy Evangelicalism -Invasion of the Tares

Occupy Evangelism

April 26, 2018

By Rev. Thomas Littleton

In this decade, we have witnessed a wave of invaders into the West. Hordes of refugees, illegal aliens, sexual minorities, and various victims of injustice are currently invading our lands and our institutions.  We find very little in these movements to be organic once the media deems them newsworthy. Driven by politics, globalism, multiculturalism, egalitarianism, and activism, every latest cause is wrapped in the appropriate tone and marketed with fervor – complete with compulsory compliance and emotional conditioning. The invasion of our cultural institutions has become a national mandate. Why then should
we think the Church exempt from these forces and those whose outside interests are served by them?

Movements Become Institutions

Some of these movements become Institutions themselves, or at least remain as “occupying forces,” establishing themselves as “permanent reminders” of the “injustices our institutions have long perpetuated” (Although permanence may only be as sustainable as the funding and media attention).  One such force that took up residence in the collective view has been “Black Lives Matter,” which has now taken in a reported $100 million dollars to maintain its presence. Another shorter lived effort was “Occupy Wall Street,” which began September 2011 to protest “global economic inequality” on the doorstep of the American financial district.

Perhaps because busy news cycles coupled with short American attention spans demand attention grabbing headlines, most of these movements eventually fade or become rancid from the very corruptions, lawsuits, and inequalities of the giants they set out to protest. In the Church, we have seen a slightly different species of these movements because theological limitations in the past easily exposed those who depart Christian orthodoxy for progressive mantras like Social Justice and Income Inequality. Yet today we see a new occupying force that has taken hold like a hardy weed in the Evangelical garden.  In Biblical terms it is like the enemy who crept into the field undetected and sowed Tares (Weeds), as informed by Jesus’ parable of the Wheat and Tares (Matt 13:24-30). The result is that harvesting the envisioned bounty of the Field sown by the Lord of the Harvest becomes problematic once the Weeds have sprung up. The Lord does have a remedy for this predicament, but it is not a pleasant one for the Weeds.

The common misperception is that the Field has been neglected or there is no problem with the presence of the Weeds among the precious Wheat. This is not an accurate assessment at all. Today Evangelicals ARE becoming aware of the work of the Enemy in God’s Field. We have begun to see the false grain as the crop appears in the light of day, per vs 26-27 of the parable. These unusable, disowned, vulgar looking and tasting plants are not just a few easily removed weeds scattered here and there.  They have become an OCCUPYING FORCE IN EVANGELICALISM.

Five Clear Signs of The Weed Occupation

Nothing has done more to reveal the Weeds in the Evangelical Church than President Obama’s courtship and patronage of the Faith Community.

Sign 1. The Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships carried over from the President George W.Bush years easily attracted the garden variety Weeds out of their proverbial earthy closets as a host of Evangelicals joined the President and massive amounts of tax and stimulus dollars in the melting pot of inter-faith common ground for the common good feeding frenzy. The concerns for co-mingling the mission of the Church and endangering religious freedom were of NO consideration for the Pastor Weed and Professor Compost, who has been poisoning Evangelical theology to grow more Weeds in his seminary.

Sign 2. Early in the President Obama years the brazen language of “Third Way” politics entered the Field to secure the interests of the Occupation Forces. Chanting a unified mantra “Evangelicals are too political,” the Weeds adapted the Third Way political strategy of Centrism – trying to reconcile Right Wing and Left Wing politics by advocating a variable synthesis of Center Right economic and Center Left social policies. Third Way Evangelicalism only differs from Third Way politics in that Occupying Evangelicalism forces
are trying to reconcile Progressive political /social views with Conservative Orthodox theology. Quite a clever and, sadly, effective approach. Third Way: Come Let Us Reason Together: A Governing Agenda to End the Culture Wars

The Trump Panic
Nothing has caused more desperation in the Weed bed than the prospect of and decisive election of Donald J Trump as the US President. The Evangelical Weeds have been on a tear, pardon the pun, to reverse the damage done by the “sinful Evangelicals” in God’s garden who dared to vote for such a man as Trump.

Sign 3. The media blitz is currently in full swing as Next Gen/Weeds join a chorus of Old Guard/Compost producers calling out the sin of the evil Evangelical Conservative voter. In the following interview, an aging spokesperson for weed seed factory, The Gospel Coalition (TGC),pitches the talking points to an ABC news anchor. Evangelical leader Collin Hansen believes we live in 'a culture full of fear and loathing

Sign 4. TGC MLK/ 50 Conference featured the chosen language of the Tares to communicate its message through victim narratives of Cultural Marxist highlighting advocacy for LGBTQ, Refugees, Illegals and, of course, Racial Identity politics. The video above promoted TGC event the MLK/ 50 Conference in Memphis . TGC has provided many of the false guilt producing videos of MLK/50 on race baiting, white privilege repenting, reparations advocacy, income inequality mantra, all in Liberation Theology echo chamber, and hateful Weedy finger pointing. For those with a strong stomach, you can follow on to the next weeks Together 4 the Gospel 2018 for more of the same.

Sign 5. When things get really tough, call for a special meeting on the down-low, by invitation only Tares to “Discuss the future of Evangelicalism after Trump.” Janet Mefferd dubbed this meeting “The Bilderberg Group attempts to save Evangelicalism.”  We are not sure who appointed this Weed and Compost Committee or if they have simply taken it upon themselves to decide our futures.  The reality is God does tend His Garden and these men and women ought to seriously consider whose planting they are. Though the Lord of the Harvest allows the Wheat and Tares to grow together, they do not have the same end. True repentance – as opposed to fake repentance driven by Third Way Cultural Marxism / Social Science spin – can still change a human heart and destiny.

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Worldview Weekend / Cultural Marxism in the Church .

Live at 8pm CT TONIGHT with Guest Tom Littleton. Watch at livestream.com/wvwtv or facebook.com/worldviewweekend Topic: Exposing The Evangelical Deep State.

Description: In 2008 Brannon wrote about Cultural Marism invading evangelicalism in his book Grave Influence. Again the warning was repeated in his book Religious Trojan Horse in 2011. In 2015 in his book The Coming Religious Reich Brannon warned of the persecution coming from the cultural marxist within evangelicalism. Now in 2018, Neo-Marxism, also known as Cultural Marxism, has fully gone mainstream within evangelicalism. Tom and Brannon will name names and show video clips that will reveal that even once trusted evangelical leaders and pastors are completely clueless and have become “useful idiots” for the Cultural Marxists by giving them theological cover as they they share the platform and praise them. From Tim Keller to David Platt the video & audio clips in their own words reveal their true worldview.

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The Continued Radical Education Agenda

Presently working on obtaining permission to post video from this conference .

The Trojan Horse ; More Evangelical Deep State

Topic: The Evangelical Deep State Revealed. (Part 2) Guest: Rev. Thomas Littleton. The Gospel Coalition, its leadership, and the organizations they partner with have resulted in one of the most unbiblical movements in America that is fundamentally transforming American churches toward Cultural Marxism. Topic: In 2009, Brannon’s book Grave Influence came out and he warned of the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism. Then in 2012, Brannon’s book The Religious Trojan Horse came out in which he warned that Cultural Marxism was merging the left and right together through communitarianism. In 2016, his book The Coming Religious Reich came out in which he warned that Tim Keller and Rick Warren and other evangelical leaders were turning churches into community organizations and pastors into community organizers for the goals of social justice. Brannon has warned that The Gospel Coalition and many of its leaders such as Al Mohler, Russell Moore, Tim Keller, and John Piper are a serious threat to the church. Today Thomas Littleton joins us and explains how the liberal foundations and think tanks have co-opted some of the biggest names in evangelicalism to fundamentally transform the American church by turning them into social service centers for a social gospel and the silencing of the true gospel. By what means will the government convince churches to willingly cease preaching a Biblical gospel? Is “human flourishing” a new name for social justice? How is liberation theology hiding as Christianity or even as libertarianism? Why do Thomas and Brannon both believe we have passed a tipping point and we are now watching once respected Christian leaders either knowingly or unknowingly compromised for a globalist, communitarian, social justice agenda that is masquerading as Christianity?
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Worldview Weekend publishes Evangelical Deep State – More to Come

Is This the Evangelical Deep State?

By now most of us have heard of former President Barack Obama’s covert operation “Organizing For Action.”  OFA is a shadow government leading the resistance to President Trump’s voter mandated efforts to reverse many if not most of the Obama administration policies.  Such well coordinated efforts by a “Shadow Government” are referred to as “The Deep State.”  Wikipedia defines this type of electorate subversive manipulation thus:  “In the United States, the deep state is an alleged entity that coordinates efforts by government employees and others to influence state policy without regard for democratically elected leadership.”

The Hand That Rocks the Evangelical Cradle

It shocks no one that the administration which has done more to undermine Constitutional Freedoms in the U.S. would wage a covert war to protect the radical policies it fought to put in place.  What is shocking to many Christians are the radical renovations in and by evangelical leadership touted as a conservative response to Obama era challenges.  In most cases the evangelical responses have proven to aid Obama’s dangerous polices rather than bolster defenses against them.  The talking points in America have suddenly changed.  Clarity over marriage and sexuality has been lost and language obscured in the face of Obergefell and nationwide attempts to open public school bathrooms to the sexually deviant at our children’s expense.

These Obama era policies have also impacted the doctrine of the Christian Church.  The mission of the Church to preach the gospel of eternal salvation has given way to social justice /liberation theology and the Church itself is all but renamed as a “Faith Based Organization.”  But who made these decisions for the Church?  Who has written this new language and why?  Whose unseen hand has orchestrated this overhaul of Christianity?

The Brazenly Contradicted Souls

As a Southern Baptist I will try to fairly assess a few of the players who, in fact, may be more “missional marionettes” than guiding hands.  We will look later at the money and the actual hands in the proverbial Evangelical “Shadow Government.”  The following paragraph may seem absurd at first but should prove to be quite accurate and disturbing.

Among Southern Baptist and conservative Reformed believers there is no name more trusted than Dr. Albert Mohler.  Dr. Mohler is the long-time head of Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Due to his high office and reputation in the Southern Baptist Convention, Christians may find it hard to believe that Dr. Mohler would promote the pro homosexual ideology of the Obama era.  However, in his promotion of urban ministry, Dr. Mohler also promotes a key player in the radical Human Rights Campaign’s LGBTQ “Equality and Inclusion” movement.  “Absurd!” you may say.  Yet facts do not lie; they are stubborn and inconvenient truths which often show the accepted wisdom to be false.

In 2008 Dr. Mohler (echoing a host of evangelical underlings) began to promote a key Urban Planning strategist, Richard Florida.  Author of Rise of the Creative Class and Who is Your City, Florida is among the Human Rights Campaign’s favorite players in the pro homosexual Municipal Equality Index (MEI).  Dr. Mohler offered this hearty endorsement of Richard Florida’s openly pro homosexual /inclusion of the LGBTQ “Creative Class” as necessary for success in Urban Planning and Community Development:

“Florida’s work is not without its critics, but the basic argument he presents is difficult to refute.  For the intelligent Christian reader, the book raises several issues.  The clustering of creative populations seems to correlate with areas evangelical churches have found difficult to reach.  The creatives are clustered in more secular regions of the nation.  All this should underline one major aspect of our Great Commission challenge in America and around the world.”

Now place this passionate endorsement of Richard Florida by Dr. Mohler alongside the assertions of Richard Florida himself in the 2017 HRC Municipal Equality Index.

“In short, LGBTQ equality is a moral imperative that pays—one that’s even more important than ever given the recent unprecedented rollback of hard won LGBTQ federal protections.  The Municipal Equality Index highlights laws and policies that cities can use to make their community more LGBTQ-inclusive.  It assesses cities on their non-discrimination laws, LGBTQ-inclusive employee practices, inclusiveness in city services and law enforcement; and their leadership’s outspoken commitment to equality.  Taking these steps can help cities not only do the right thing, but create fairer economic opportunity for all.”

Either Dr. Mohler has failed to read the books he is reviewing here or he is endorsing Richard Florida’s pro homosexual assertions.  Mohler’s admission that Florida’s pro LGBTQ concepts are “not without critics” would indicate he is aware of enough of them to know they are controversial and yet he concludes “the basic argument is hard to refute.”  I have mentioned Richard Florida in a previous writing but other evangelical leaders have failed to match the Mohler infatuation with Florida’s LGBTQ Equality and Inclusion CULT.

The argument will be made that Dr. Mohler was not endorsing Florida’s pro-homosexual ideology but rather is exhorting the Church to fulfill the Great Commission via ‘city reaching.’  However, why then did Mohler outright abandon Reparative Therapy or so called “ex gay therapy” at the ERLC 2014 conference on “Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage” at the very time municipalities are working hard to pass local laws prohibiting and criminalizing such counseling with the broadest definition, including any NON AFFIRMING counsel on the part of PASTORS, Church counselors , Christian school counselors and EVEN PARENTS?  These city and county efforts to please, appease, and make the grade for the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index are an LGBTQ shakedown.

Personal commentary:  Dr. Mohler, in your sweeping rejection of conversion therapy and withdrawal of support for ministers and ministries working with those who wish to find help from the church to leave homosexual desires behind them, you have given GREAT occasion to the enemies of the Gospel to deny those “strugglers” the help THEY need and often seek as these laws would turn a pastor or a parent into a criminal in the eyes of local courts for offering Biblical Counseling to a /their child.  A classic case of throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater by an evangelical leader who spends more time doing book reviews and cultural posturing than in the life trenches under live fire from fallout.  Can you admit the LGBTQ agenda is taking you and us farther than you anticipated and that you have failed to offer the conservative leadership Christians look to YOU for?  By endorsing Richard Florida, abandoning Reparative Therapy and offering the rhetoric of appeasement have you played into the hands of the Gay Lobby, sir?

Strange, Dare I Say It …”BEDFELLOWS”

Mohler protégé Dr Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC has been on the hot seat for some time among evangelicals who are paying attention to ERLC doublespeak and guilt projection on all issues related to Christian ethics and cultural engagement.  The recent Nashville Statement offered great face saving opportunity on the LGBTQ issue for Moore, but his recent speech at the Acton Institute’s Acton University sheds unsettling light on the SBC leaders’ hidden ties and may point to the powers behind the Moore / Mohler enigma.

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty has long been at the forefront of cultural concern in the realm of religion.  Its mission statement boasts “The Acton Institute is a think tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.”

Admittedly, Religious Principles is a broad term so it is only fair to ask which religion and whose principles are referred to.  The best clue would be to look at Acton’s leadership.  Its President is Catholic priest, Robert Sirico, and here is where some shocking revelations come into view.  Rev. Sirico being a Catholic is reason enough for concern by some about the Acton/ Moore association but this ecumenical partnership pales in comparison to Rev. Sirico’s seldom mentioned past career.

Russell Moore and The Acton Institute’s “Gay Activist” Leader

According to Wikipedia  and the gay pride historic book “Gay Seattle Stories of Exile and Belonging” by Gary L. Atkins, (page 161 and over a dozen mentions of Sirico in the second half of the book), in the 1970s, Robert Sirico was at the forefront of the gay activist movement in several cities on the West Coast.  According to Atkins, Sirico was a major force in the “Pulpits of Healing” (chapter 9) movement to bring the homosexual community into acceptance in the Christian Community and in the churches. Sirico was raised on Coney Island but found his home among the radical West Coast homosexual rights movement on the cutting edge of its push for acceptance in the faith community.  Only after Sirico left the area and a new Bishop came into power did this effort begin to payoff in the Catholic Diocese.  By this time, Sirico was planting gay churches as part of the first homosexual denomination, Metropolitan Community Church.  Sirico went from Pentecostal faith healer to homosexual activist pastor after admitting his homosexual desires since 13 years of age.  In today’s culture he would be considered an LGBTQ Faith Activist which is a well paid career for thousands given the hundreds of millions annually funding the LGBTQ Equality organizations.

“Sirico was ordained a Pentecostal minister and established a healing ministry in Seattle around 1970/71.  He became very popular and gained the support of several charismatic churches in the area.  A foundation was established for the financial support of his ministry.  During this time, according to Sirico, he believed that homosexuality was condemned by the Bible as a perversion.  However, he soon found it ‘impossible’ to heal a person from being gay.  He eventually made a public announcement that he was gay himself and intended to form a church for gays.  This led to him losing the support of his healing ministry’s backers.

“In 1972, Sirico founded Seattle’s Metropolitan Community Church, which primarily ministered to gays. The church became a member of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC).[7]  MCC had been founded in 1968 as ‘the world’s first church group with a primary, positive ministry to gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender persons.’

“In April 1973, Sirico and the MCC picketed the Seattle Police Department, claiming there was a ‘vendetta’ by the Seattle Police Department against homosexuals.  In October 1973, Sirico was arrested in Seattle for ‘walking in the roadway’ after crossing the street to come to the aid of a gay man he saw was being arrested.  In jail, Sirico was reportedly singing ‘We Shall Overcome’ until he was bailed out by a parishioner.  The citation was later struck down at trial and Sirico was let off with a warning by the judge.

“In July 1973, Sirico went to lead the newly founded Metropolitan Church of Cincinnati.

“Sirico was a proponent of gay marriage and performed same-sex marriages as a Protestant minister. In 1975, Sirico performed the first gay marriage in the history of Colorado at the First Unitarian Church in Denver.

“Sirico left Seattle for Los Angeles, where he became the director of the Los Angeles Gay Community Center.  In 1976, police conducted a raid at one of the center’s events, a ‘male slave auction.’  Sirico stated the event was merely a fundraiser for the center and that the police raided it in order to ‘discredit the image of gay people in this community for legislative gains.’”

Most important to note that after a time Robert Sirico made a return to the Catholic Church of his youth.  He speaks in many places of a political and ideological conversion but makes NO MENTION of a change in his bold self-identifying as a homosexual or his radical faith activist role in the embryonic days of the gay rights movement.  In a 2010 interview, Father Sirico was asked by a conservative Catholic writer about his homosexual /activist/ gay clergy history.  His response was suspiciously evasive:

 

“An agreement with a professional journalist to whom I have been giving a series of interviews about the details of this journey prevents me from cooperating in any kind of profile of my life with you.  I can,

however, respond to a number of your questions for the article you are writing which do not compromise this agreement.”

Sirico’s move across the ideological and political landscape is significant because, as we will see, he moved from ultra-liberal to Libertarian, whose policies mostly ignore moral and social issues like homosexuality and abortion, instead focusing on economic policy and smaller government.  There’s no need to even speak to the issue of his radical past in the Libertarian camp.  It is a non-issue.  What IS an ISSUE is the role which we will soon see that Sirico’s organization plays in the CONSERVATIVE camp of the Southern Baptist and Presbyterians and among Reformed evangelicals.

It may seem unfair from an evangelical perspective to “judge” Rev. Sirico by his youthful past but the present mood among Catholic researchers considers this activist’s past serious enough to look longer and harder at his organization, Action Institute, and his ordination as a Catholic Priest in 1987.  There have been numerous and persistent voices of concern over Sirico’s ordination to the Priesthood given his admitted homosexuality and radical past. His defiant statements like “two men in bed together is a holy experience… to hold one another close and confess together, Isn’t God Wonderful?” (Gay Seattle, page 162)  The author goes on to say “Sirico refused to beg for understanding.”

Given that the ERLC Russell Moore is a speaker at Acton Institutes and his has even deeper (as we shall see) associations  with Father Sirico, it would appear to be more than fair to ask if this has ANY INFLUENCE on Moore’s message for the ERLC on homosexuality?  What is the ERLC/ Moore’s position on the radical history of Rev Sirico?  He does not answer?  Will our Southern Baptist spokesperson ANSWER?

Sirico’s past causes great concern among conservative Catholics. Here are several examples of their research.

Catholics Concerned About Father Robert Sirico

Randy Engels has written extensively on concerns over the Catholic Church welcoming and ordination of homosexuals to the priesthood.  Her 5 volume series on this subject is titled The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church.

Further research specific to Father Robert Sirico can be found here and here and another writer Thomas Herron here.  In “Robert Sirico and the Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance” are found more recent activities including efforts to alter / protect the history of Russell Moore’s ally, Rev Sirico.

There are several “accounts of Rev Sirico’s conversion” according to Engel but most speak to his political conversion, such as, “In the early part of the decade, Sirico held Left-leaning political and economic views, even becoming involved with Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden and their campaign for economic democracy.  However, after reading Friedrich von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and Milton Friedman’s  Capitalism and Freedom, he became a libertarian.”

Sirico wrote about his journey from leftist politics to free-market economics: “I suppose the fact that I spent time on the left of the political spectrum isn’t the surprising thing.  I mean, I’m a New Yorker; I’m a child of the ’60s; I went to seminary in the early 1980s, when a baptized form of Marxism was next to godliness.  When you take all of that into account, my sojourn on the left has about it almost the inevitability of Marxist dialectic.”

Do Roman Catholics Speak for The ERLC and The Gospel Coalition When Communication is KEY?

You may say that Catholics and Evangelicals have long and helpful history partnering on social issues like abortion and marriage but these are conservative – not Libertarian – shared values. The common ground would then appear to be the issue of “social Justice” and NOT theological partnerships. However, Father Sirico is not a conservative socially or politically and, according to his 2002 booklet “Catholicism’s Developing Social Teaching” (page 19), Sirico boasted that Catholic social policy IS THEOLOGY, not political policy” So is Russell Moore’s partnering the ERLC with Acton Institute also an adoption of or endorsement for Catholic Theology on Social Policy?  Fair Question?  According to Father Sirico, Moore IS doing so.

To look closer and better understand the ties between the SBC’s Russell Moore, Al Mohler and other Evangelicals with Father Sirico and his Acton Institute, one need look no further than Joe Carter.  A former military guy, Joe is a prolific writer and Senior Editor for the Acton Institute and Rev Sirico. Where it becomes strange and unsettling is that Carter is also an editor for The Gospel Coalition, according to the Acton bio, as well as Editor and Communications Specialist “go to guy” for the Russell  Moore-led Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission.

THINKING THIS THROUGH together for a moment… Joe Carter came to the ERLC soon after Russell Moore’s ascent and radical altering of the standard conservative Southern Baptist messaging on key topics, especially LGBTQ issues.  Carter serves as ERLC “Communications Specialist” while he still holds his Senior Editor job with Rev. Robert Sirico – the once radical left wing, Marxist gay activist Pentecostal (later) gay church pastor and founder of Metropolitan Community Churches (the world’s first gay denomination), who conducted some of the nations first gay marriages and boasted he would perform exorcisms to rebuke the heterosexual spirits from his opposition – who is now a Catholic Libertarian priest.  If that is not disturbing we are simply NOT paying attention!  Carter has also worked in high level editing positions with at least two other Catholic publications according to his biography.

The Gospel Coalition – Is This an Evangelical Progressive Movement Cloaked in Conservative Theology?

Currently there is immeasurable fallout over what appears to be a theological divide among Southern Baptists.  Joe Carter is an Editor for The Gospel Coalition as mentioned above.  This movement encompasses the Reformed camp of the SBC which has grown in number at least among young pastors under the leadership of Dr. Mohler and includes much of the heretofore conservative Presbyterian breakaway group – the PCA.  The TGC movement also includes smaller reformed denominations and groups along with independents like John Macarthur and his vast network of affiliated churches.  Formed around 2005, TGC is headed by then PCA rising star Tim Keller and D.A. Carson.

While The Gospel Coalition’s opening statement of its founding documents sounds great, a sobering consideration of its connections with Acton Institute and often progressive stance on conservative issues makes it reasonable to question why TGC is promoting a Liberation Theology of social justice and a biblically baseless “Theology of Place.”  Add to this Joe Carter’s prolific messaging (TGC blog currently has 336 entries by Carter and at one point earlier this year was over 650 items by Carter) and it is a very honest assessment to say that Acton Institute and the radical Father Sirico have a huge reach into the Reformed camp of evangelicals, including the SBC and PCA.

Can we Biblically Judge the Tree by its Fruit?

Plainly put, a Libertarian, Catholic, political Institute founded by a controversial priest who helped birth the modern extreme radical West Coast homosexual rights movement and its invasion of the Christian faith community while working as a Pentecostal “Faith Healer” with Marxist leanings, a record of arrest and an “in your face” homosexual, founding gay churches and conducting some of the nation’s first gay marriages, is helping if not outright scripting the message of Reformed SBC (ERLC) /PCA / TGC Evangelicalism.  If this is not a problem in our thinking then we do not understand that the battle for the soul of our culture is not waged with the liberal social justice mantra that TGC and these intoxicated talking heads like Russell Moore are regurgitating while espousing its loss.  Rather, that battle for the “collective soul” of the church and our culture is a battle of words and ideas, to be waged with the eternal Word of God and the inspired message rooted firmly in God’s WORD.

Isn’t wrapping your progressive transformational strategies in conservative theological positions while promoting the message of a Libertarian, Catholic, former (?) radical homosexual activist akin to being a confidence man or a street hustler for TGC and ERLC?  How is it NOT?  These organizations have captivated a generation of young preachers and, with the advent of social media and a hearty web presence, the contorted message of the new evangelicalism has spread like wildfire.  Who has vetted this message or its source or the strange affiliations in this transformational dance club? What toxic stew comes from brewing these ideologies together for a bowl of which the evangelical leaders in the reformed camp appear to willing to sell not only their birthright but also that of our denominations and our children’s future church?  How is this considered kosher to a Holy God with a long history of rejecting mingled offerings?

Given that 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the tangible irony here is almost suffocating.  If Catholic conservatives are concerned about Father Sirico and his corrupt influence in the Catholic Church then Evangelicals ought to take note of the DEEP STATE inroads made by a VATICAN policy, US-based Think Tank among SBC and PCA leaders!

What Other Bonds Abound?

The key to understanding the tie that binds these bedfellows is the work of Acton Institute in the area Social Justice.  According to the November 29th 2017 Acton Institute Conference in Rome, Globalization and Social Justice are movements the Jesuits to which have long contributed and inspired the church toward addressing.  Today’s Social Justice mantra, whether chanted by liberal humanist “Christians,“ conservative Reformed, Catholic or interfaith participants, is INSEPARABLY LINKED  with “the City Reaching movement,” cultural narrative realignments (a kinder/ gentler Christian “civility”), urban growth , “church planting,” and White House Faith-Based Partnerships.  In short, Social Justice is the new gospel and, if your leadership complies, it is becoming Big Business for the church.

Olasky’s Rules for Compassion

Marvin Olasky is a powerful influence on evangelicals as editor-in-chief of World Magazine.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Acton Institute.  Olasky’s history intersects with virtually all of the major ideologies corrupting the evangelical church.  The biography of Olasky at NNDB states that he was born of a Jewish family, was an avowed atheist (at 14), a Marxist in High School and a “card carrying communist” as they used to say, in college.  Like Sirico, Olasky’s political views changed mid life but in the case of Olasky, a spiritual conversion is professed.  However, his Marxist ideologies may not have changed on his spiritual journey, given his role with Sirico and the Faith-Based ideology.  It is said that Olasky’s book  on “The Tragedy of American Compassion” inspired  George W Bush’s compassionate conservatism branding and the Faith Based Partnerships first  in Texas under then Gov Bush.

“In January 2001, [Olasky] saw the policies outlined in this book put into law with the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  George W. Bush has called him ‘compassionate conservatism’s leading thinker’; in 1999, Olasky had chaired an advisory subcommittee on religion and public policy for the then-governor.’”

Acton and Sirico have played a major role as well in the hard sell of Faith-Based Partnerships, especially during the formation of the Obama administration under whose directives the LGBTQ compromises were hard wired into the programs and these directives have not changed under the Trump administration.

Although Olasky is credited with having inspired Compassionate Conservatism, the concept goes back to the mid 19thcentury with Fredrick Stahl‘s “Living Conservatism.”  Stahl successfully persuaded Austrian and European Protestants to abandon their conservative convictions on the basis of a proposed softer approach to social issues while European Socialism took root.  History appears to be repeating itself aided by the familiar talking points.  Stahl, like Olasky was another person born into a Jewish family who converted to Christianity and, in Stahl’s case, history now bears out that he used his influence to weaken Christians in the evangelical churches in Prussia.  The jury is out for now regarding Olasky’s influence, however, his work with Sirico/ Acton and Faith Based Partnerships does not bode well for the Evangelicals over whom he exerts tremendous influence.  One of those under the influence is Tim Keller.  A closer look will help you decide for yourself.

Civil City Utopian Prophets and The Funding Machine

The following collaborations outlined as bullet points show the depths of Faith-Based involvement of Tim Keller and other evangelicals and institutions.  Several have been mentioned in previous articles without mention of the role Acton played in them.

  • Leading up to the 2009 infusion of untold billions of tax dollars by the Obama administration into the Faith Based Partnership overhaul – Tim Keller (page 80) and Friends, including the Acton Institute, worked with a Faith Based Partnership model in Orlando called “Seeking the Welfare of the City” (STWOTC) which resulted in the Polis Institute.  Richard Florida’s pro homosexual ideology was promoted by the Human Rights Campaign and Albert Mohler played a key role (page 76) as has the Acton Institute.  Acton still heavily promotes the “Welfare of the City” concept which centers around Faith Based Partnerships.  If participants like churches and ministries want to find funding to “save their cities” through Community Development grants, they must be inclusive and welcoming of one of the more destructive influences within the communities they are asserting they wish to help.  The erosion of the family and sexual liberation are two of the most compelling issues urban centers face.

Even more broad reason for concern is that the Presbyterian Church of America’s (Tim Keller’s denomination) Reformed Theological Seminary was at the forefront of this STWOTC program development while both students and graduates helped in the implementation and the operation of Polis Institute.  It now serves as an Urban laboratory of sorts for training future generation church leaders.

  • As discussed in previous articles, the new mantra for evangelicals is “Civility.” Tim Keller, Rick Warren, three Christian universities, and a host of Faith Based Partnership players have convened and covenanted to “change the tone in the church toward homosexuals” and other minority groups.  Given the inclusion of pro-gay urban planning in the new wave missional strategies and the agreement to change the conversation among church folk as they are “mobilized” for faith based partnerships, it is little wonder that The Gospel Coalition and denominational groups like the ERLC want someone like Father Sirico and Acton Institute to provide the talking points for the flock.  Whether current or simply historical, Sirico would have great insight into how to make inroads into faith communities having done so in the 1970s.  Inclusive inroads are requisite if the hopes of obtaining Faith-Based Partnership grants are to be realized.

Are Money Changers Funding Acton and an Evangelical Deep State?

  • Another major player in what appears as an Evangelical Deep State is the National Christian Foundation of Alpharetta GA.  According to its history with Conservative Transparency and a 2016 990 forms /report, the NCF has brought about $6 Billion into its Christian philanthropy circles since 2011 (page 15 of the 990 shows $1,396,381,203 in 2016 alone.)  On requesting NCF to provide its donor and recipient list and history, the organization refused to supply any information whatsoever.  Various philanthropic sites do track some of the money and its sources, but given that NCF is a “Donor ADVISED fund,” the agreement upon giving is the intention of the donor is to be recognized but not required in the distribution.  What the Conservative Transparency tracking shows is that NCF giving in large part goes to political organizations like Acton Institute, Heritage Foundation, and a variety of organizations, many being Libertarian like Acton instead of conservative Christian organizations or ministries.  NCF helps coordinate giving for the Frankfurt School / Marxist-inspired Civilitas Group in which Tim Keller and Rick Warren serve as Board Members.

Several left-wing exposés have been done of NCF, one by Mother Jones and another, ironically, by an LGBT activist group Two Care Center Against Religious Extremism.  These researched articles show NFC again funding more politically focused organizations than ministries.  (Acton is not on the LGBT investigation list perhaps by design.)   AGAIN many of these organizations share the Libertarian views of Acton and are NOT Biblical, conservative groups.  According to these reports, a great deal of the funding moves back and forth from NCF State Chapters and the national offices of NCF and lands back in the hands of local State Policy Institutes which are sister organizations of Acton.

A major common thread is the political Libertarian ideology and shared goals of encouraging Faith Based Partnership participation and engagement in the “Gospel of Generosity” and “philanthropic giving movement” touted by Tim Keller and other TGC partners as one of the arenas needing cultural redemption.  A similar organization with shared influence from NCF founders admit to their inspiration from Charles Sheldon’s novel “In His Steps “ and it’s Social Justice mantra.  Admission that the concept needed a Theology to maintain it begs the classic question which came first… the theology or the ideology that it supports?  As with Acton and Rev. Sirico the answer is clear.  To sell the ideology, the two must be presented as one.  Is this an honest approach for objective Biblical teaching for fundraising?

A local NCF chapter in the Midwest has as its head a pastor who (according to his ordaining denomination, The Assemblies of God) has an “unusual ministry” as he pastors a church with five different addresses, one of which is an empty lot and no congregation or regular weekly service. This pastor was brought to our region to speak at a pastoral conference last year about Faith-Based Partnerships AND Philanthropy / NFC giving.  Again he has no certain address/ often no weekly service / and from social media indicators – little or no congregation.  Who is vetting these people?

Who Cares? You Should!

Should the church be concerned that conservative denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention and the PCA have shared Public Relations/Editing and message coordination (Joe Carter) with Acton Institute?  Should conservative Christians not be made aware that our public policy spokesmen like Russell Moore of the ERLC and influential movements like The Gospel Coalition have these strong ties to Acton?  Is this influence of a Libertarian /Catholic political policy organization founded by a priest, Father Robert Sirico, who has a long undisclosed history of LGBTQ radical activism, a concern for evangelicals? It still causes concern among informed conservative Catholics!

Since 2012 a marked departure from classic Evangelical conservative stance has taken place and Russell Moore, Tim Keller and others have been peddling the new, more civil, culturally relevant tone on social issues.  Given that their partners, like Acton and Sirico, all share the goals of harnessing Christian giving while  promoting a  Social Gospel and Faith Based Partnerships (FBP) it is fair to ask, “WHY?”

Marvin Olasky, crowned the father of the Bush FBP agenda, later heavily funded and loaded with LGBTQ activism in the Obama years, provides conservative Christians with unquestioned news “from a Christian world view” in World Magazine.  Perhaps he should answer for his Fellowship with Acton Institute and Father Sirico knowing the LGBTQ infiltration of these circles and the programs he (Olasky) promotes.

Would Albert Mohler, the highly regarded head of Southern Seminary and SBC/ TGC/ evangelical leader clarify exactly what part of Richard Florida and HRC’s pro gay urban planning he believes is so vital for the church that he endorses it along with other strategies of the homosexual agenda.  There is little else in the Florida rhetoric except a heavy dose of Cultural Marxism. So what is the Appeal and what part of the ideology are we as the church to follow if NOT its push for LGBTQ “inclusion”?

Tim Keller, please tell us what is Biblical about the Marxist Frankfurt School or the socialist Vienna Circle under whose influence you have fallen?  How far does “human flourishing, redeeming culture, and thriving cities” go in the churches before the Gospel is lost in the process of promoting human wisdom and compromise for the common good?

If possible it would help all conservative believers if any or all of you would step up and explain to those struggling to raise families, be faithful (even if not “relevant”) in their faith in and to the culture and the workplace in the MOST CHALLENGING TIMES Christians have ever faced in our nation. The doublespeak which would appear scripted by Acton Institute IS NOT HELPING!

Why Action, Sirico, Carter?  Why Faith Based Tax Funds?  Why would you knowingly or ignorantly partner to offer this pagan brew and strange fire on Evangelical altars?  Is this an Evangelical Deep State – operating behind the scenes?  Please simply respond to the “Christian on the street” whose churches and families and futures your influence directly impacts!   Those who mislead the Church ought to heed the warning of James while there is yet time to repent.  ”My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgement” James 3:1.  Voices asking for accountability may seem faint and obscure while drowned out by the massive load of finely tuned and edited Rhetoric of Acton evangelical affiliates like ERLC/TGC …. BUT given time and the fact that God’s flock have a better handle on Biblical truth than some suppose, those voices may not seem so faint for very long.

 

 

World View Weekend with Brannon Howse -More on The Evangelical Deep State . (day two of three interviews )

WORLDVIEW WEEKEND RADIO

Brannon Howse
Aired Wednesday, March 28
Brannon Howse: March 28, 2018

            

   

 

Topic: The Evangelical Deep State Revealed. (Part 2) Guest: Rev. Thomas Littleton. The Gospel Coalition, its leadership, and the organizations they partner with have resulted in one of the most unbiblical movements in America that is fundamentally transforming American churches toward Cultural Marxism. Topic: In 2009, Brannon’s book Grave Influence came out and he warned of the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism. Then in 2012, Brannon’s book The Religious Trojan Horse came out in which he warned that Cultural Marxism was merging the left and right together through communitarianism. In 2016, his book The Coming Religious Reich came out in which he warned that Tim Keller and Rick Warren and other evangelical leaders were turning churches into community organizations and pastors into community organizers for the goals of social justice. Brannon has warned that The Gospel Coalition and many of its leaders such as Al Mohler, Russell Moore, Tim Keller, and John Piper are a serious threat to the church. Today Thomas Littleton joins us and explains how the liberal foundations and think tanks have co-opted some of the biggest names in evangelicalism to fundamentally transform the American church by turning them into social service centers for a social gospel and the silencing of the true gospel. By what means will the government convince churches to willingly cease preaching a Biblical gospel? Is “human flourishing” a new name for social justice? How is liberation theology hiding as Christianity or even as libertarianism? Why do Thomas and Brannon both believe we have passed a tipping point and we are now watching once respected Christian leaders either knowingly or unknowingly compromised for a globalist, communitarian, social justice agenda that is masquerading as Christianity?

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