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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