Monthly Archives: November 2019

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY REDEFINED THRU THE LENS OF ISLAMIC /LGBT RIGHTS

 

URGING “COMMON GROUND” WITH LGBT AND ISLAM IS ONE OF THE WORST BETRAYALS COMING FROM WITHIN THE CHURCH.

By Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11/29/2019

Religious Liberty in America is at the HEART of the freedoms set forth in both the US Constitution and the founding of the nation. This guaranteed freedom is one of the most appealing personal freedoms about being an American whatever your point of origin . However to assert that the Constitution does not speak to Religious Liberty through the lens of Christianity  is to perpetuate a modern myth with far more political ,universalist and globalist overtones than historic fact. ALSO efforts to feature  issues and  systems antithetical to the heart of Religious Liberty and Christian FAITH to ” RE-interpret Religious Liberty” in America are nothing more than classic deconstructionism.

Today there is a New /Redefined Religious Liberty being promoted  not only by those who would have something obvious to gain from it but by the trusted leaders in the Christian faith. Like a creative dance of illuminary beings flashing in a darkened sky -the talking points of Interfaith Dialog and securing Religious Liberty for all are flashing in the eyes of believers young and old .

Historically such freedoms prevent a State establishment of a state church and prevent prohibit the free exercise of religion . Clearly the Constitution speaks through the lens of Christian faith and the struggle colonials had with the Government and it’s state church from which it declared Independence. While relevant  to a broader religious application , the Constitution does not project the opportunity to disadvantage historic Christian freedoms as it is interpreted to be more “inclusive” or “non discriminatory “. These lines only blurred when promoting the normalization of things in direct opposition to Christian faith as necessary to redefining Religious Liberty.

The problem in American Christianity concerning Religious Liberty is that the very people and organizations employed and engaged by Christians to defend their freedoms are the key players in the modern day “dance of the fireflies ” to strip all real Christian foundations from the heart of Religious Liberties  as it is redefined “for a pluralistic society”.. As is the case in the gardening board game by the same name….  ” not everything in the  (Gospel ) garden will be rosy as the game plays out.” We are awakening to find strangers have sown tares in the fields of Religious Liberty .

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW APOLOGETICS ARE EMBRACING INTERFAITH DIALOG 

One of the areas most active in the New Redefined Religious Liberty through the lens of islam and Christian / Muslim dialog is in Christian Apologetics ministries .In the name of evangelical outreach and hospitality, apologetics groups are bringing in Muslim Speakers and taking teens and adults to local  Mosque , Islamic Centers open house events to be instructed by the Mosque leaders on the history and devotions of Islam. Christians are being encouraged to study the Koran and “get to know Muslims around them”. Now this effort is doubling down on the very campuses of Christian institutions of higher education .

APOLOGETICS MINISTRIES MYTHS DRIVING INTERFAITH DIALOG 

Many see such Apologetics efforts through the hope of providing for evangelism yet the advocates of the New Redefined Religious Liberty are quick to say that “Christians should not be viewing their Muslim neighbors as evangelistic projects ” but should instead be “getting to know and accept people for who they are “. The Evangelism goal is a modern myth perpetuated in the talking points for more Biblical conservative participants  .

In this writer’s area by 2016 a Christian Apologetics group working within SBC and PCA churches and associated with Biola Universities  “Stand  to Reason Apologetics ” began bringing a professional Muslim lobbyist from a DC think tank into PCA and SBC churches and Christian Schools .The message  overwhelmingly misrepresented Islam by  advocating that:

(Some Myths perpetuated about Islam by current apologetics ministries)

1-“Muslims and Christians worship the same God”

2-“The US Constitution and Sharia Law are compatible”

3- “Islam promotes Religious Freedom and tolerance ”

4- “Islam is compatible with American ideals of Religious Liberty”

SOME MUCH NEEDED HISTORY FOR CHRISTIANS TO KNOW

“COMMON WORD AND COMMON GROUND “AT ROOT OF INTERFAITH MOVEMENT 

This movement appears to have crystalized in 2008

https://faith.yale.edu/common-word/common-word-christian-response

Religious Peace—World Peace
“Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world’s population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world.” We share the sentiment of the Muslim signatories expressed in these opening lines of their open letter. Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as one of the central challenges of this century, and perhaps of the whole present epoch. ”

COMMON GROUND

“What is common between us lies not in something marginal, nor in something merely important to each. It lies, rather, in something absolutely central to both: love of God and love of neighbor. Surprisingly for many Christians, your letter considers the dual command of love to be the foundational principle not just of the Christian faith, but of Islam as well. That so much common ground exists – common ground in some of the fundamentals of faith – gives hope that undeniable differences and even the very real external pressures that bear down upon us cannot overshadow the common ground upon which we stand together. ”

YOU NEED TO KNOW:

THE NEW (REDEFINED) RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ,HOW IT WORKS AND WHO IS PLAYING THE GAME OF “THE DANCE OF THE  FIREFLIES”.

At the moment this confusing message looks to be coming at the church from all directions.

 ABC -OBAMA ERA PARTNERS STRATEGIES 

Many of the same evangelicals in the Obama era partners who collaborated with the Obama administration for the Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships are THE present day allies of and advocates for the “New Religious Liberty “.

A) PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PLAYERS &CAMPAIGN / NEIGHBORLY FAITH AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COUPLED WITH LGBT RIGHTS AND PROGRESSIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY

B) INTERFAITH DIALOG KEY TO REDEFINING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY 

C) RUSSELL MOORE OF ERLC IS PUSHING THE BROAD REDEFINITION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BY PROMOTING MICHAEL WEAR AND THE LEGAL TEAM AND ACTIONS REPRESENTING IT  

PROMOTING WEAR’S BOOK 

SOJOURNERS/TGC  /RUSSELL MOORE ON MICHAEL WEAR PURE LEFT WING POLITICS

Sojourners

“THIS IS A PRE-TRUMP book with serious questions for our politics in the age of Trump.”

The Gospel Coalition

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.”

ERLC’s MOORE AND WEAR NOW WORK VERY CLOSELY IN THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE

Moore says of Wears “Reclaiming Hope ” book”We can hope and this book can help us”

http://michaelwear.com/blog/2017/5/11/reviews-of-reclaiming-hope

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY .

The push for “immigration reform” brings many partners together. Large corporations who want cheap labor , open societies foundations who want open borders , Democratic Party strategist who want more welfare recipient voters. Progressive evangelicals like Russell Moore who help the strategy of all those mentioned above by moving conservative Christians toward the progressive policies . The partners all find their common ground and mutual benefit.

Perhaps Moore and others added benefit is the push for more immigration means the perfect justification for redefining the “New Religious Liberty ” in a pluralistic society ” as they push for reforms that will flood the culture in America with an even more diverse religious landscape. Part of the end goals for evangelicals in this strategy is very simple . It pays well to be pro immigration IF you are on the receiving end of grants coming from all other parties involved.

The new Religious Liberty has very little to do with Christian faith or the Constitution or protecting either of them. It has far more to do with the political winds for social change AND the massive funding that fuels the movement. In short,especially in the SBC it could be perceived that the one person and the entity he heads employed to protect Christians Religious Liberty is doing far more to undermine and redefine it than in any way protect it.

CIVILITY A KEY “POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT ” TALKING POINT 

ERLC recently released its 2020 voter guide .It is the ERLC sounds the charming chime of “Civility” which might well be understood to mean “True Biblical Conservatives STAND DOWN and be nice while we progressives do what  we do and redefine your world”. Moore’s 2020 election guide was drafted by a Georgetown Professor and a new age globalist spirituality / universalist think tank .

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/01/erlc-deep-state-manual-for-2020-political-engagement/

 

MOORE AND WEAR IN NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM FOR “CIVIL DISCOURSE”  AND “MEANINGFUL SOCIAL CHANGE”

https://immigrationforum.org/article/ltw19speakers/

Michael Wear

Chief Strategist

The AND Campaign

Dr. Russell Moore

President

Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission

of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Conversation 2: A Civil Discourse”

“The extreme polarization in our political parties has become a barrier to compromise and progress on policies that could improve our country and the American people. Our country’s biggest challenges have become political battlegrounds, no better example than the current immigration debate. Hear from highly regarded and influential thought leaders on how we can bridge ideological differences and come together for meaningful change.”

WEARS NARRATIVE ON LGBT & PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND REFORMING IMMIGRATION TARGETING THE 2020 HOPEFUL DEFEAT OF TRUMP

https://andcampaign.org/2020

&CAMPAIGN COUPLES LGBTQ AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

“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.”

SCOTUS PROVES & CAMPAIGN AND WEAR WRONG ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY VS LGBTQ

REDEFINING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ACCORDING THE THE SUPREME COURT SETS IN MOTION A CONFLICT BETWEEN LGBTQ RIGHTS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF CIVIL VS RELIGIOUS MARRIAGE AS AN INSTITUTION .

No issue is more contradictory to Christian faith in the culture  than redefining human sexuality and supporting the radical LGBTQ agenda . FEW younger Christians are aware of the  history or goals of this global movement or its radical , militant anti-Christian stance. The ERLC / Moore have done NOTHING  to educate Christians on the agenda they face or what is coming into education at every level and impacting Christian families across the spectrum of churches and Christian institutions and ministries . To the contrary ERLC leaders have acted like the massively funded and organized pro LGBTQ groups like Human Rights Campaign do not exist while they have held meetings in private with them  behind closed doors.

ALREADY PARENTAL RIGHTS, “HUMAN DIGNITY ” AND THE DEVELOPING LEGAL LANGUAGE OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION/ GENDER IDENTITY AKA “SOGI” ARE IN PLAY

The legal construct for furthering the most radical of LGBTQ rights is the language of Sexual Orientation Gender Identity or SOGI. Though considered the legal gold standard internationally SOGI in fact embodies the very conflict that the movement represents within its own agenda and should expose its weakest legal standing.

To assert that S.O. Sexual Orientation is something  akin to being  “inborn / fixed /unchanging ” while at the same time, in the same phrase , asserting that biological gender is simply an “identity ” or G.I. – therefore it is “fluid and changing” is a total contradiction. NOW global legal human rights issues must be defined and interpreted by this totally subjective contradiction. Fixing and assigning legal standards and discrimination laws to unscientific “orientation arguments  and fluid gender identities is a fools errand and a seed bed for legal malpractice.  Tossing Religious Liberties into this legal quicksand can be little more than an effort to distort if not destroy it altogether .

Assuring Human Dignity for the SOGI populations of the nations must now redefine human rights all together by redefining what it means to BE HUMAN. ERLC/ Russell Moore have only reinforced these efforts and never exposed the contradiction or challenged it or its terminology .

LGBTQ remains one of the greatest threats to ALL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  that is not willing to be reshaped around it’s ever changing  ever expanding desired narrative.

EQUALITY ACT  ENDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY NOT COMPLIANT WITH LGBTQ AGENDA

NEXT IN LINE IS THE EQUALITY ACT THAT REDEFINES  ALL OPPOSITION TO THE NORMALIZATION OF THE FULL LGBTQ AGENDA AS HATE SPEECH AND DISCRIMINATORY

This Bill which has been lodged in committees throughout the Obama era and waiting for the right crisis to attach itself to is the END of Religious Liberty as we know it

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5/text

AN ACT

“To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.”

“Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,”

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Equality Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) Findings.—Congress finds the following:

1)Discrimination can occur on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition of an individual, as well as because of sex-based stereotypes. Each of these factors alone can serve as the basis for discrimination, and each is a form of sex discrimination…….

THE & CAMPAIGN /MICHAEL WEARS  IMMIGRATION REFORM /PRO ISLAMIC RIGHTS MOVEMENT. CLEARLY ANTI TRUMP BUT MUCH MORE .
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.”

WEAR /&CAMPAIGN FALSE CONCLUSION

“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.”

THE LAST STATEMENT MAY AS WELL BE THE MISSIONS STATEMENT OF &CAMPAIGN FOR “OPPOSING ALL BIBLICAL CONSERVATIVES . AGREE WITH THEM OR ELSE ”

&CAMPAIGN RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES ASSERTIONS ARE TOTALLY SKEWED !

LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR ISLAM IN AMERICA BECKET FUND AND LUKE GOODRICH

RUSSELL MOORE ON LUKE GOODRICH / book FREE TO BELIEVE

“Luke Goodrich is one of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in the arena of liberty of conscience.I hope many people ,both religious and secular will read this volume and recommit to a society where all consciences are free to believe, to worship,to serve, and to live.”
–RUSSELL MOORE, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention”
Goodrich and Becket Fund look to be offering a classic “Third Way” compromise for limited protections of Religious Liberty which the trained Biblical conservative eye will recognize as “conservatives yield protections  while progressive gain dominance
THE TOXIC MIX OF ERLC /&CAMPAIGN/ NEIGHBORLY (INTER) FAITH AND THE NEW RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ARE BOLSTERED BY THE “LEGAL ” ARGUMENT. 

ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE NEW RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS LUKE GOODRICH. 

HIS COLLABORATIONS AND BOOK TOUR RUN ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF THE NEW RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ADVOCATES. 

Luke Goodrich of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty makes his case for Christians supporting Islamic rights in America  like the building of Mosque , Islamic Centers and Islamic Schools .His three point case for Christian support  reads like a heart felt -feeling your way through the issues. The narrative appears naive  while  being fully persuaded that the face of progressive leaders in America is the historic reality of Islam. The feel of the arguments are decidedly postmodern and ends with the social justice justification providing  mass appeal to young Christians  .

From Luke Goodrich book “Free to Believe ”

1.”An argument of Self Interest: Protecting Religious Freedom for Muslims helps protect religious freedom for Christians .”

2″An argument for Evangelism : Protecting Religious Freedom for Muslims helps more Muslims come to Christ “. ( however in presentations at Interfaith dialog groups like Neighborly Faith the “evangelism justification ” is refuted strongl. )

3:”An argument of JUSTICE : Protecting Religious Freedom for Muslims is the right thing to do. ”

Becket Fund and Goodrich regularly represent the rights of Muslims in the name of the New Redefined “Religious Liberty”.

ERLC’s Russell Moore has  been an aggressive public advocate for Muslim rights and the building of Mosque .

https://onenewsnow.com/church/2016/06/19/russell-moore-defends-building-mosque-to-sbc-critics

BECKET FUND IS ERLC’s RUSSELL MOORE RECURRENT  LEGAL PARTNER IN THE ADVOCACY FOR MOSQUE AND ISLAMIC RIGHTS.

“Joining the ERLC in the amicus brief were the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, National Association of Evangelicals, Sikh Coalition, South Asian Bar Association of New York and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey.”

 

TGC PROMOTION OF GOODRICK TALKING POINTS

Religious Liberty Is for Everyone’s Good

“According to Luke Goodrich’s new book, Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Liberty in America, my high-school friends and I were surprisingly typical manifestations of how many evangelicals understand religious freedom in America.”

“For example, he explains how a bad Supreme Court decision on peyote-smoking for Native Americans created a precedent that, decades later, left Christian pharmacists no protection from being forced to distribute abortion drugs. Then there’s the story of how a court decision permitting a Muslim prisoner’s halal diet set the stage for a ruling protecting the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby from providing abortion drugs to their employees. Another story tells how a counseling student was expelled just a few credits short of graduation, because she asked to be recused from giving homosexual relationship advice to a client. She ended up winning in court and having her expulsion erased because, as the court explained, “Tolerance is a two-way street.”

“Gospel-Grounded Religious Freedom”

“Free to Believe explains some of the theology behind our concept of religious liberty and takes a deep dive into ways it’s both applied and also threatened in our country. The book offers stories, information, and practical points of action for people to defend their own religious liberties in ways that also respect others.”

“Most importantly, though, the book grounds its explanations not in tactics, strategy, or self-interest, but in the gospel. “Ultimately, our calling is not to respond to the religious freedom challenges ahead,” Goodrich says. “Our calling is to respond to Jesus.” That’s a worthy goal to keep in front of us as we navigate the details of what it means to walk as Christians in society—in Irmo and across our land.”

THE TGC REVIEW AUTHOR ALSO WORKS FOR GOODRICH FIRM

Ginger Blomberg is a homeschooling mother of five children, with students in high school, middle school, elementary school, and pre-K. She also manages one naughty beagle, two noisy gerbils, and a religious liberty attorney at Becket. She has been published in outlets such as The Federalist.”

MORE TGC COVERAGE OF GOODRICH IDEAS OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/no-obvious-answer-christian-colleges-responding-lgbtq-regulations/

A REALITY CHECK

LUKE GOODRICH VIEW OF WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SUPPORT MUSLIMS EFFORTS FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES ADVANCE ISLAMS GROWTH IN AMERICA. 

BECKET FUND IS FIGHTING FOR MOSQUE IN CITIES LIKE MURFREESBORO TENNESSEE.

“Becket defends the Muslim community’s right to build a house of worship.”  

“The case was urgent—the congregation wanted to be allowed to use its mosque in time to celebrate Ramadan, the holiest time in the Muslim calendar.”

“So Becket filed a federal lawsuit seeking an emergency order allowing the congregation to use its mosque. We argued that subjecting the mosque to a higher legal standard than a Christian church violates the Free Exercise and Equal Protection Clauses of the Constitution.”

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro v. Rutherford County

GOODRICH ON THE &CAMPAIGN / MICHAEL WEARS  BLOG/PODCAST 

The AND Campaign
@AndCampaign

CP | A Conversation About Religous Freedom with

Available on Spotify. #NewChristianPolitics #PoliticalCommentary

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Luke Goodrich
@LukeWGoodrich

“Taking us to church a little bit” Want biblical values (&) social justice? Check out this conversation on #ReligiousFreedom with

and

of the

“Religious freedom is NOT just a tool for protecting Christians:

“In this week’s episode, Justin and Michael talk with Becket’s Luke Goodrich, author of the new book Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Freedom in America, about last week’s Supreme Court cases concerning Title VII and Beto’s call to remove church’s tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.”
GOODRICH WITH CAMPUS INTERFAITH GROUP
NEIGHBORLY FAITH IS AN ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON PROMOTING MUSLIM CHRISTIAN DIALOG ON CHRISTIAN CAMPUSES 
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GOODRICH SPEAKING IN THE NEIGHBORLY FAITH WHEATON EVENT

Neighborly Faith
@NeighborlyFaith

Over 600 people have streamed our conference at Wheaton College over the last three days! Don’t miss great presentations from

    •  53 plays
    Neighborly Faith – Matthew Kaemingk: Christian-Muslim Friendship in an Age of Fear
    •  8 plays
    Neighborly Faith – Friday Night Panel: Why Loving All Neighbors is Important
    •  108 plays
    Neighborly Faith – Shadi Hamid: Can Evangelicals and Muslims be Friends?
    •  14 plays
    Neighborly Faith – Saturday Panel: The Muslim Midwest Experience ft. Petra Alsoofy
    •  4 plays
    Neighborly Faith – Daniel Hill: Responding to Christ’s Call to Engage ‘Others’
This is the end… my only friend, the end.

 

https://www.neighborlyfaith.org/conference

 

NEIGHBORLY FAITH AND ERLC/RUSSELL MOORE 

ERLC
@ERLC

LISTEN: This episode features a message on civility and courage

recently gave at

. The event was part of our Faith and Healthy Democracy project that seeks to help Christians better understand and engage in the public square.

“Russell Moore in Iowa on Courage and Civility
For Thanksgiving travels, we wanted to bring you a message on the twin values of civility and courage ERLC president Russell Moore recently gave at Veritas Church in Iowa City. This event was part of…”
erlc.com
ERLC NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY PARTNER FETZER INSTITUTE DRAFTED THE ERLC CIVILITY ON POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT GUIDE for 2020 .
NEIGHBORLY FAITH / FETZER ARE PROMOTING EACH OTHER AS WELL.

Fetzer Institute
@FetzerInstitute

.

reports on Neighborly Faith, a nationwide movement to bring Christians and Muslims together. fetz.us/2NAZqZG This  @RNS  article is part of our partnership to explore emerging trends and forms of religious and spiritual life.

SPILLING OVER INTO CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN MEDIA 
JANET MEFFERD CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO SHOW HOSTED NEW “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ” /MOSQUE ADVOCATE LUKE GOODRICH ON HER PROGRAM OCTOBER 24 2019 .
THIS THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS ON THE PROGRESSIVE & CAMPAIGN PODCAST.

(NOTE this author has been on Janet Mefferd’s conservative program many times and she helped expose the radical Revoice LGBT FLOURISHING conference in the SBC and PCA circles in 2018 . What has changed since that time is uncertain but some people  have BEGUN expressing concerns that something is going on behind the scenes to impact such decisions on guest and programing of late. It is very disturbing that Janet Mefferd is promoting Luke Goodrich New Redefined “Religious Liberty”  ideals book to her conservative audience. )

10 – 24 – 19 – Janet – Mefferd – Today – Luke Goodrich (Religious Freedom)

 

Janet Mefferd has been very critical of INTERFAITH DIALOG by people like James White and of Russell Moore’s advocacy for the building of mosque in America yet she promoted one of the leading partners in both movements and his book to her radio audience just one day before Goodrich appeared on Wear’s &Campaign podcast.

Mefferd was also critical  in advance of the Wheaton Event before it was held on November 1st 2019 by Neighborly Faith and yet Luke Goodrich was a speaker at the Wheaton EVENT just days after appearing on her program to promote his book.

Goodrich book may need a warning label for Conservative Biblical Christian readers  who oppose redefining Religious Liberty and the promotion of Interfaith Dialog .

THE NEIGHBORLY FAITH EVENT AT WHEATON

Shadi Hamid
@shadihamid
“Evangelicals, in their engagement with Muslims, should feel comfortable being open and unapologetic about their commitment to Christ” This and some of my other thoughts in @Newsweek about a landmark Neighborly Faith Conference I recently attended:”

WHY PROMOTE THE NEW RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND PROGRAMS RELATED TO IT ?

SIMPLY PUT -DEFENDING A REDEFINED RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM MEANS FUNDING FOR THOSE WHO EMBRACE IT .

Organizations from World Relief to World Vision to the CCCU to denominational missions efforts like the SBCs INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS BOARD  likely find partnering with the New redefined Religious Liberty can pave the way  for grants and more large donors.

 

CHRISTIAN LEADERS AND “FAIRNESS TO ALL”  RELIGIOUS LIBERTY 

FINALLY IS “FAIRNESS TO ALL ” THE FULL SURRENDER OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AMERICA ?

HISTORY WILL MARK THIS SELL OUT BY SEVERAL MAJOR CHRISTIAN ENTITIES AS A MAJOR TURNING  POINT IN THE LOSS OF THE HISTORIC RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PROVIDED FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE US CONSTITUTION .

“LGBT-driven ‘Fairness for All’ adopted by evangelical organization will be ‘special rights for a few’

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/lgbt-driven-fairness-for-all-adopted-by-evangelical-organization-will-be-special-rights-for-a-few.html

“The recent action by the boards of two organizations who have been nationally visible as representing conservative evangelicals is “The Great Evangelical Sellout” for a number of critical reasons, not the least of which are wrongfully capitulating to one of the most deceptive Straw Men of modern cultural and political issues.  The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are supporting the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in federal Civil Rights protections, a patent rejection of biblical truths, moral law and sound Constitutional principles.”

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‘Fairness For All’: Smart Politics, Or A Sellout?

“Yesterday, World magazine published a big scoop, reporting that two major Evangelical Christian organizations backed seeking a compromise between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) law supporters and those defending religious liberty. The “Fairness For All” idea is that these Evangelicals would support adding SOGI protections to federal antidiscrimination law in exchange for religious liberty guarantees written into the same law. Excerpt:”

The boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) quietly passed similar motions in recent months, advancing a multiyear effort they say is necessary to preserve religious freedom.

“As Christian higher educators, we are increasingly persuaded that the most viable political strategy is for comprehensive religious freedom protections to be combined with explicit support for basic human rights for members of the LGBT community,” Houghton College President Shirley Mullen—one of several people who sit on both boards—wrote in a position paper provided to NAE board members.

CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra announced her board’s vote to member presidents in August, but did not publicly announce the move.

The NAE motion—obtained by WORLD—unanimously passed in October. It’s titled “Fairness for All” and calls on Congress to consider federal legislation consistent with three principles:

• We believe that God created human beings in his image as male or female and that sexual relations be reserved for the marriage of one man and one woman.

• We support long-standing civil rights laws and First Amendment guarantees that protect free religious exercise.

• No one should face violence, harassment, or unjust discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

“Some of my conservative friends — Catholic Ryan T. Anderson, and Evangelicals Denny Burk, Andrew T. Walker, and Russell Moore — have already criticized the proposal  as surrendering too much.” Rod Dreher

YET RUSSELL MOORE /ERLC CONTINUE THEIR OWN PATH TO SURRENDER OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR CHRISTIANS

IF THE CCCU IS WRONG ON “FAIRNESS TO ALL” WHY ARE ERLC AND RUSSELL MOORE WORKING WITH THEM IN SOME OF THE VERY ORGANIZATIONS LISTED IN THIS REPORT?

CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra is part of the Neighborly Faith “CONTRIBUTORS ” along with ERLCs Daniel  Darling a Russell Moore disciple .

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”

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

The SBC ERLC and its’ International  Mission Board have filed legal briefs on behalf of Mosque.(with the Becket Fund of course)

“The International Mission Board (IMB) and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) were 2 of 18 religious groups that filed an amicus brief decrying the Township of Bernards’ zoning board decision that required the proposed mosque to have more parking spaces than Christian or Jewish places of worship.”

THE NAE 

The NAE offers its Voice with the Beckett Fund to support Mosque and the new Religious Liberty for Islamic Rights.

“The amicus brief, which was also signed by the National Association of Evangelicals and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, argued that “such unequal treatment of the mosque in this case represents a potential threat to the free exercise rights of each of the amici represented here and is a affront to our nation’s commitment to religious liberty for all.”

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/february/southern-baptists-back-away-from-backing-mosques-imb-erlc.html

NAEs leader Leith Anderson ( also an early leader in Bob Buford’s Leadership Network) signed the “A Common Word ” response from Yale in 2008 encouraging Christian-Muslim “common Ground”.

“Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals”

https://faith.yale.edu/common-word/common-word-christian-response

 

WHERE WOULD REAL CHRISTIAN LEADERS LIKE THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS BE ON SUCH EFFORTS? 

Addressing the Areopagus

IN ACTS 17 IN THE MIDST OF THE IDOLS OF ATHENS PAUL DID NOT FIND AFFINITY WITH OTHER RELIGIONS OR THEIR GODS BUT PREACHED THE ONE TRUE GOD AND AFFIRMED THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL “THAT GOD COMMANDS ALL MEN EVERYWHERE TO REPENT ” .

The advocates of the New Religious Liberty are not confronting or calling on people of other religions to REPENT but seeking to find and encourage affinity with them.

Acts 17: 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the [i]Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:

TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one [j]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

 

JEREMIAH 2:7-13 

7. I brought you into a bountiful country,
To eat its fruit and its goodness.
But when you entered, you defiled My land
And made My heritage an abomination.
The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’
And those who handle the law did not know Me;
The rulers also transgressed against Me;
The prophets prophesied by Baal,
And walked after things that do not profit.

“Therefore I will yet [c]bring charges against you,” says the Lord,
“And against your children’s children I will bring charges.
10 For pass beyond the coasts of [d]Cyprus and see,
Send to [e]Kedar and consider diligently,
And see if there has been such athing.
11 Has a nation changed its gods,
Which are not gods?
But My people have changed their Glory
For what does not profit.
12 Be astonished, O heavens, at this,
And be horribly afraid;
Be very desolate,” says the Lord.
13 “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.

 

Matthew 12:33-37

A Tree Known by Its Fruit

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood[a] of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure [b]of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

J.D. GREEAR USE TRANS PRONOUNS FROM REVOICE LEADER .

GREEAR MIGHT BE SBC PRESIDENT BUT HIS VIEWS ON LGBTQ+ SEXUALITYCOME STRAIGHT FROM REVOICE AND THE CULTURAL ABYSS 

By Thomas Littleton                                                                                                 11/24/2019

J D Greear is in his second term as President of the Southern Baptist Convention and the worst nightmares for those concerned about his less that Biblical moorings are coming true. This week it surfaced on his “Ask Me Anything ” podcast that Greear affirms the use of “preferred pronouns for transgender people”. Greear sources others in his position including Catholic Ryan Anderson and ERLC Andrew Walker but more shocking than his FOOLISH ASSERTION is that he uses a REVOICE LGBTQ FLOURISHING LEADER Preston Sprinkle  as his main source to make his  point that “using transgender pronouns is “PRONOUN  HOSPITALITY “. More on that in a moment .

Some of the Preston Sprinkle TRANS PRONOUN REASONING Greear uses .

“The arguments against pronoun accommodation summarized above all rely on two important assumptions about the nature of language. These assumptions are all the more powerful because they remain unstated:

  • Assumption #1: Pronoun gender always and only refers to an individual’s appointed sex.
  • Assumption #2: When our definitions of words differ from other people’s definitions, ‘telling the truth’ means using our own definitions” (11.6). “

(more on  problem with J.D. Greear using  Prestons Sprinkle as a source later)

This sad truth telling  of Greears  warped views  garnered some open rebuke .

Even the author of “The Benedict Option Ron Dreher saw Greears position as surrender. It really can’t get much worse than for Dreher to think your soft peddling LGBT.

A Top Pastor’s Culture War Surrender

“A Top Pastor’s Culture War Surrender”

 

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. His pronouns are he/him (ERLC screenshot)

Ron Dreher’s criticism –

Dreher critiques a bloggers view  and then tries to weigh in from the middle but comes back to some hard realities on what Greear is promoting .

“If the Democratic Party has its way, and passes the Equality Act — it passed the House this year, but the GOP Senate didn’t take it up — then the use of preferred pronouns will become a federal civil rights mandate.”

“So, look, I understand the desire for a pastor to be gracious to people he’s trying to evangelize, and not to enter into conversations with them from an adversarial position. But the pronoun issue is not merely a matter of courtesy. It means something substantively. The use of language creates social realities. ”

Others like Robert Gagnon expressed concern with “What is Happening to the SBC ” in a  Facebook post too long to repost here.

GREEARS VIEWS ON PRONOUN USE ARE A BIG DEAL SINCE HE IS SBC PRESIDENT. BUT FAR WORSE IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF HIS VIEW BENG FOUND IN THE REVOICE MOVEMENT.

It is likely far past time for Greear and other  SBC leaders like Russell Moore and Albert Mohler to own the reality that – REVOICE IS THE LOVECHILD OF THEIR LONG AFFAIR WITH LGBTQ ACTIVIST AND THE FAR LEFT .

GREEAR’S TAINTED WELL OF RESOURCES EXPLAINING HIS POSITION

When talking with a transgender person, which pronoun should you use?

When talking with a transgender person, which pronoun should you use?

NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Pastor J.D. discusses transgenderism, gender ambiguity, and the concept of pronoun hospitality.

“A glimpse inside this episode:”

Old maxim: Behind every question is a questioner.

  • When I hear a question like this, I immediately imagine the sort of person asking it. Sometimes it may be someone trying to pick a fight.
  • But behind those who identify as transgender, that experience is invariably a person filled with confusion, pain, and rejection.
  • Sadly, the church has often failed to be the sanctuary of the hurting for people in the LGBTQ community. We need to acknowledge that and repent of it.
  • Behind every case of ssa or gender dysphoria is a question about unanswered prayer.

Before we talk about trans pronouns, I think it may be helpful to talk a little bit about transgenderism more broadly.

WHO DOES GREEAR SOURCE 

A Catholic- Ryan Anderson

” Ryan AndersonWhen Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

        • “He deals with these questions (about sex vs. gender, pronoun usage, etc) in a very straightforward while (usually) grace-filled way/”

 

ERLCs Andrew Walker – a Russell Moore disciple and Employee  a VERY close                                                                friend and coworker of Revoice leader Matthew Lee Anderson

 

Russell Moore’s disciple and employee says –

Andrew Walker: “My own position is that if a transgender person comes to your church, it is fine to refer to them by their preferred pronoun. .. If and when this person desires greater involvement or membership in the church, a church leader will need to meet with them and talk about how they identify. … The best solution is to avoid pronouns altogether if possible. Calling a person by their legal name or preferred name is more acceptable because names are not objectively gendered, but change from culture to culture.”

  • Best if you use the proper name over and over, even if it means it sounds weird

AGAIN -THE SBC PRESIDENT IS USING A CENTRAL LEADER IN THE REVOICE MOVEMENT AS A SOURCE !

Who is Preston Sprinkle?

He is a Masters University Graduate who helped found and serves in the leadership of the controversial Revoice LGBT+ Flourishing movement .

His organization conducts training for leaders and churches in ” welcoming ” the LGBT+ Community and LGBT+ Christians into the church

 

Our Leadership

SPRINKLE IS ON THE FOUNDING REVOICE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND A SPEAKER

Preston Sprinkle, PhD President at Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender

Sprinkles own organization has Revoice leadership as well

https://centerforfaith.com/about/our-leadership

Revoice members in Sprinkles leadership

Nate Collins -Revoice founder

Mark Yarhouse – the APA / TGC/ LGBT thought leader

Rachel Gilson – CRU leader TGC author

Gregory Coles – author Single Gay Christian promoted by TGC/ D A Carson

Laurie Krieg

Pieter Valk

Bill Henson – leader Bring them Home LGBT church welcoming  leadership

GREEAR DRAWS HIS PRONOUN USE FORM REVOICE SPRINKLE -THE FULL QUOTE

The full citing by Greear of Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle is below :

“Preston Sprinkle, who heads up The Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, has a similar approach:”

  • “He calls it “pronoun hospitality.” 
  • The Bible appears to use accommodating language. ACTS 17. We know there is only one God.
  • You might find a correlation in “wives” in polygamous society / to a divorced man: “your adulteress”
  • I wouldn’t invest too much into language–”oh, I am lying” You can be clear in other ways.
  • “I’ll argue in this paper that the most biblical response to transgender people’s pronouns is a posture of unequivocal pronoun hospitality.”
  • That is, I believe that all Christians can and should use pronouns that reflect the expressed gender identities of transgender people, regardless of our views about gender identity ethics. If a person identifies herself to you as ‘she,’ I hope you will consider it an act of Christ-like love to call her ‘she’ out of respect, whether or not you believe that the way she expresses her gender identity is honoring to God” (11.1).
  • “What does it look like for people who think differently about gender identity ethics to speak truthfully and effectively about one another? This paper considers the common reasons given by Christian conservatives for rejecting the idea of pronoun hospitality, then challenges two assumptions about the nature of language that such arguments make and lays out an affirmative case for pronoun hospitality based in a robust understanding of how language works” (11.1).
    • “Christian arguments against pronoun accommodation—that is, using the pronouns with which trans people identify—are generally rooted in the importance of truth-telling. According to this view of language, the purpose of a pronoun is to make a statement about a person’s appointed sex” (11.4).
    • “Whereas [the truth-telling position] emphasizes the importance of truthfulness for the sake of personal integrity before God, Andrew Walker’s position focuses primarily on how his truthfulness will impact others who are listening to his words” (11.5).
  • “The arguments against pronoun accommodation summarized above all rely on two important assumptions about the nature of language. These assumptions are all the more powerful because they remain unstated:
    • Assumption #1: Pronoun gender always and only refers to an individual’s appointed sex.
    • Assumption #2: When our definitions of words differ from other people’s definitions, ‘telling the truth’ means using our own definitions” (11.6).
  • “When we apply Paul’s linguistic approach to the pronouns we use about transgender people, I believe we arrive at a posture of pronoun hospitality: a willingness to accommodate the pronouns of our transgender neighbors regardless of our own views about the Christian ethics of gender identity” (11.10).
  • Based off of Acts 17″

Southern Baptist president says he prefers to call transgender people by their chosen pronouns

 

GREEAR SPOKE TWICE AT RUSSELL MOORE’S HOMOSEXUALITY CONFERENCE 

J.D. GREEAR WAS CHOSEN TO BE ONE OF THE ERLC SPOKESMEN AT THEIR CONTROVERSIAL 2014 GAME CHANGING CONFERENCE ON HOMOSEXUALITY

DON’T FORGET THIS IS THE ERLC EVENT WHERE DOZENS OF LGBTQ ACTIVIST WERE WELCOMED INTO A CLOSED DOOR MEETING WITH BAPTIST LEADERS.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

GAY CHRISTIAN NETWORK

MATTHEW VINES

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No one was ever told what happened in this ERLC/ LGBT activist sit down in 2014 but we do know is that those SBC speakers like Moore. Mohler and Greear almost never mention that the LGBT agenda exist or speak to the end goals like the Radical Comprehensive Sexuality Education the activist seek to mandate in Pre K3 thru 12.

https://erlc.com/resource-library/event-messages/by-conference/2014-national-conference

“From the 2014 ERLC National Conference on The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.”

GREEARS FIRST TOPIC ?

In the opening of this presentation Greear acknowledges he gleaned his views and information/ insight into the LGBT topic from ….”Russell Moore. Greear also shares a testimony about a Same Sex Attracted Staffer in his church who is repeatedly “yielding to temptation ” but never mentions his removal for leadership or any church discipline  about the habitual sinning.

“PREACHING LIKE JESUS TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY AND ITS SUPPORTERS “

https://erlc.com/resource-library/event-messages/preaching-like-jesus-to-the-lgbt-community-and-its-supporters-jd-greear

 

https://erlc.com/resource-library/event-messages/jd-greear-on-what-it-means-not-to-judge

“What does the Bible mean by, “Judge not, that you be not judged”? And how does this fit in with the way the church ought to respond to the LGBTQ community? Can the love of Christ transcend humanity’s sexuality and get to the heart? J.D. Greear breaks down all these points and explains how the church ought to respond to all peoples.”

J.D. Greear

“J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, and the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. ”  Read More

THE HOSPITALITY MYTH

Others in the SSA / Gay Christian TGC/ ERLC  conversation like Sam Allberry and Rosaria Butterfield use the “Hospitality Narrative” .

THE HOSPITALITY NARRATIVE  IS REALLY  WORN AND FLIMSY .

Rosaria Butterfield Calls You to (Radically Ordinary) Hospitality

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/april-web-only/rosaria-butterfield-gospel-comes-house-key.html

https://rosariabutterfield.com/testimony-conversion-1

Singleness, Same-Sex Attraction, and the Church: A Conversation with Sam Allberry, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher Yuan

THE “HOSPITALITY NARRATIVE” IS BASED ON EZEKIEL 16 MENTION OF THE SIN OF SODOM

48 As I live,” says the Lord God, “neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”

“GAY CHRISTIAN” AND OTHER LGBT ACTIVIST LOVE TO POINT TO THE VERSES ABOVE BUT CAREFULLY OMIT VERSE 50 & THE MENTION OF “COMMITTING ABOMINATION ”

 50 “And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.”

LETS FORGET THE SENSITIVITY / HOSPITALITY  NARRATIVES AND COMMIT TO THE WORD OF THE LIVING GOD.

HAS THERE EVER BEEN A TIME WHEN THE BIBLE REFLECTS THE NEED TO REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE WORLD AROUND US TO SHOW HOSPITALITY ? NO JUST THE OPPOSITE .

Living Sacrifices to God

Romans 12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

 

 

 

 

“ALMOST AL” MOHLER WANTS TO BE SBC PRESIDENT: ACTUALLY AL HAS CONTROLLED THE SBC FOR YEARS.

By Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11/22/2019                  WHY THE SBC DOES NOT NEED MORE ALBERT MOHLER LEADERSHIP

The Southern Baptist Convention is in trouble. Few doubt this reality. Many anticipate the SBC will split in the very near future over deepening divides like the false social justice gospel , women in the pulpits ,Revoice LGBT+ flourishing in the church and the open promotion of Critical Race Theory as a useful tool . An Albert Mohler SBC Presidency is seen by some as the answer to all that troubles Southern Baptist .

Mohler, prominent Southern Baptist, will be nominated to lead denomination

Is Mohler the answer ?  A close look at Albert  Mohler during all this proves he is at the epicenter of the problems plaguing Southern Baptist . One stark example is Mohler has boasted the pro egalitarian  #MeToo movement coming into the church is  the “Wrath of God Poured Out” on the SBC .

SOME REALITY CHECKS 

The persons who played the most active role in creating  the present atmosphere of division and “us against them ” climate in the SBC and who are driving the talking points of Social Justice , women’s rights , and Critical Race Theory / Intersectionality are part of the Mohler run SBTS institutions. Albert Mohler 20 plus year protege’ Russell Moore is the most polarizing figure , by design , in the SBC landscape . Most of the African American’s giving leadership to CRT promotion as a “useful analytical  tool when used with the Gospel ” are Mohler employees.

The emergence in 2018  of  the Revoice “LGBT+ Flourishing in (Conservative) Historic Tradition ” (like the SBC) was founded by one of Mohler’s long time SBTS disciples Nate Collins. Collins spent 14 1/2 years ,earned two degrees  at Mohler’s seminary , is the son of a faculty member, authored his pro LGBT+ Christian book “All But Invisible” AND launched Revoice while TEACHING NEW TESTAMENT  for Albert Mohler .

“ALMOST AL’s” HISTORY AS AN UNCERTAIN CONSERVATIVE 

Mohler enjoys great public respect for his reputation reforming SBTS and “saving it from the hands of liberals” in 1993 .While history makes Mohler out to be the brave conservative champion who played a major role in the “conservative resurgence”- Mohler’s close friend  MARK DEVER  of 9 MARKS confirms that during his formative years in two SBC institutions Mohler was “an egalitarian and DID NOT BELIEVE IN THE INERRANCY OF SCRIPTURE”.

Reformation and the SBC: A Round Table Interview with Tom Ascol, Mark Dever, and Jared Longshore

( Watch the last 15 minutes of this 2017 interview with Founders Ministries Tom Ascol )

“In this interview, Jared Longshore asks Tom Ascol and Mark Dever about their 30+ year friendship, the reformation in Baptist life which has occurred over that time, and some counsel for the future work of gospel ministry.”

ALMOST AL MOHLER AND HIS MOST CELEBRATED PROTEGE’ RUSSELL MOORE . WHY ARE  SOME BAPTIST  BLIND TO THE MOHLER/MOORE RELATIONSHIP ?

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(MOORE SPEAKING UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF MENTOR ALBERT MOHLER )

It is certainly not news that MANY Southern Baptist do not like Russell Moore. Moore launched his leadership of the ERLC in 2013 by declaring the “Culture war was over- we lost and we should stop the hateful rhetoric and just love our gay and lesbian neighbors”.

MOHLER AND MOORE HISTORY 

Moore is the boyish looking Mississippi Democrat who Mohler helped educate and who Mohler employed at SBTS for 20 YEARS before his ascent to the ERLC. Unlike Mohler, Russell Moore likes his high visibility role in the SBC. For some reason many who see Russell Moore for who he is fail to connect Moore to his mentor “Almost Al” Mohler .

MOHLER FROM 2013 INAUGURATION OF RUSSELL MOORE

MARKED URGENT

“The Man from Issachar—An Address at the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore”

“First, I point to the character and giftedness of this man. I can remember the very first conversation I had with Russell Moore. In that first meeting, I caught a glimpse of his intelligence, his conviction, and his ambitions. I knew then that he was out to change the world, but that his first loyalty and constant horizon is not this world, but the world that is already but not yet—in other words, not the kingdoms of this world but the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ.”

“His intellect is first rate, as is his scholarship. He came as a Doctor of Philosophy student and transformed his doctoral dissertation into a manifesto for kingdom ministry and cultural engagement. His intelligence is energetic and his wit always on hand. To talk with Russ is to enter into a world of ideas undergirded by conviction and footnoted with readings.”

“He is not merely fascinated by ideas, he is a true public intellectual. He belongs to that class of thinkers who are not merely collectors of ideas but movers of minds. He is a master of communicating those ideas and he knows how to make truth come alive as a living force.”

“He is one of the most natural conversationalists I have ever encountered. He is like the Victorians who could enter any room and join the conversation and immediately add to it. He is a voracious reader who is a walking bibliography and a library on legs. He comes alive when a book or an idea or a problem or a personality comes to attention.”

“In 1 Chronicles 12:32, we read of the men of the tribe of Issachar, “who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” We know Russell Moore as a man from Mississippi. I think he is really a man from Issachar. I think he has an understanding of the times, and he knows what God’s people ought to do.”

“”The man and the moment have come together and, like you, I don’t for a moment believe it is a coincidence.

https://albertmohler.com/2013/09/12/the-man-from-issachar-an-address-at-the-inauguration-of-russell-d-moore

RUSSELL MOORE – NEVER TRUMPER WAS PLACED ON A SHORT LEASH BY THE SBC BUT NOW OPENLY PARADES HIS  COZY RELATIONSHIP TO OBAMA POWERBROKERS 

At 20 years old Michael Wear was appointed to Obama’s Faith Based Partnership leadership in 2008 and then served as his Faith Outreach coordinator for the 2012 re-election campaign. Today he serves as the Obama Foundation Ambassador to America’s Believers”.

Al Mohler’s protege’  Russell Moore and Michael Wear work TOGETHER in The Gospel Coalition and the Social Justice movement . Moore and Wear just appeared AGAIN in the open borders funded National Immigration Forum pushing for amnesty and for more MUSLIM refugee resettlement in the US in the name of “immigration reform”.

WEAR AND THE & CAMPAIGN 

Also Wear just recently helped launch the 2020 election statement of the “& Campaign” which seeks to influence CHRISTIAN VOTERS toward progressive political views marketing them as “Biblical Values & Social Justice”

Mohler’s Protege’ Moore endorsed the Michael Wear book “Reclaiming Hope ” about Wear’s years in the Obama Administration.

“We can Hope, this book Can Help us”. Russell Moore

HOPE FOR WHAT RUSSELL MOORE? A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AND MORE PROGRESSIVE POLICY IN 2020? AGAIN MOORE IS MOHLER’S DISCIPLE 

http://michaelwear.com/blog/2017/5/11/reviews-of-reclaiming-hope

“Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of America (Nelson Books; $25.99; see our 20% off sale price at the order link below.)  I think many readers will enjoy it, will learn much, and that regardless of one’s affiliation (or non-affiliation) with a political party, it will be a valuable, even important read.  The book is graced with bunches of rave reviews from significant political leaders from across the political spectrum (from several countries, no less) and many respected Christian leaders – from Tim Keller to Russell Moore, pundits, (from Kirsten Powers to E. J. Dionne) and writers as different as J.D. Vance and Ann Voskamp, all insisting this is an important, graceful book.”

“ALMOST AL” MOHLER PROTEGE’ PUSHING BETH MOORE INTO SBC LEADERSHIP

REMEMBER AGAIN DEVER CONFIRMS MOHLER’S EGALITARIAN HISTORY IN THE FOUNDERS INTERVIEW

ALSO REMEMBER ALBERT MOHLER WANTS IS TO THINK THE #MeToo MOVEMENT HE HELPED COORDINATE AGAINST SWBTS PAIGE PATTERSON WAS “THE WRATH OF GOD BEING POURED OUT ON THE SBC”.

https://albertmohler.com/2018/05/23/wrath-god-poured-humiliation-southern-baptist-convention/

 

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https://erlc.com/resource-library/author-index/beth-moore

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Beth Moore

“Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies that have been read by women of all ages, races, and denominations. Through the years, American missionaries and expatriates have taken the Bible studies overseas, resulting in Beth Moore Bible study groups popping up all over the world. Beth’s Living Proof Live conferences have taken her to all fifty states since 1994.”

RUSSELL MOORE HAS BEEN ON A BETH MOORE TARE FOR YEARS.

Beth Moore reignites debate over whether women can preach

The  #Metoo movement has been the perfect tool for Mohler disciple Russell Moore to drive the issue of women in ministry in the SBC in order ” to prevent more sexual abuse and the covering up of abuse”. Russell has made her part of his effort to launch a task force of “SBC Brown Shirts” to seek out , INVESTIGATE and address reports of sexual abuse. These efforts culminated at the 2019 SBC annual meetings in Birmingham Alabama in the approval of the “Repurposed Standing Credentials Committee “. The Committee makes possible a  power grab over local church autonomy and a perfect vehicle for driving the #MeToo movement in the SBC to desired end of some  : total pro egalitarian policy.

(SBC present leadership seems to like creating theater  to drive it’s political views and goals the recent Naples FBC dust up over racism over  an SBC Executive Committee Members failed bid for the pastorate looks to be the perfect case for the “Committee’s” intervention and in Florida where the 2020 Convention will be held.)

FLORIDA SBC 2020 LOOKS TO BE SETTING THE STAGE 

 

The Standing Credentials Committee, according to Mohler trained  leader Curtis Brown,  will also address racial and homosexual discrimination /abuse issues in SBC churches . “BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Sexual abuse and racism would draw heightened action within the Southern Baptist Convention under recommendations to be considered during the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.”
“A key recommendation, approved by the SBC Executive Committee in its June 10 meeting, calls for repurposing the SBC Credentials Committee to field claims against churches in regard to SEXUAL ABUSE and DISCRIMINATION  based on ETHNICITY  as well as matters such as HOMOSEXUALITY  that would call their relationship with the SBC into question.” ( NOTE that Discrimination is the only target here but not only against women .This is the social justice VICTIM COALITION framed by Cultural Marxist thought)

WHAT IS CULTURAL MARXISM, CRITICAL RACE THEORY , SOCIAL JUSTICE ORIGINS , EVOLUTION AND OUTCOMES? WHY ARE THE CHURCH AND CONSERVATIVE VIEWS ON FAMILY ,POLITICS , SEXUALITY AND EVEN ECONOMICS IT’S TARGET ?

READ HERE IN A SECULAR VIEW OF THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE

https://thepolicy.us/cultural-marxism-the-origins-of-the-present-day-social-justice-movement-and-political-correctness-ffb89c6ef4f1?gi=6d8644ffd92e

MOHLER /MOORE AND LGBTQ+ 

MOHLER AND MOORE DISAVOW THE GOSPEL /OWN LGBT ORIENTATION IN 2014 ERLC CONFERENCE TOGETHER  THE LGBTQ+ SBC CONFERENCE THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING AND NOTHING .

In 2014 the ERLC held its game changer event on the LGBT+ narrative .

THE ERLC National Conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage”

https://erlc.com/resource-library/event-messages/by-conference/2014-national-conference

In his opening speech Albert Mohler completely abandoned his long asserted Biblical stance denying the existence of a  “homosexeual orientation ” . Mohler apologized for himself and Southern Baptist for being “wrong about sexual orientation “. Mohler then owned  the APA version of human sexual norms  and then abandoned so called “ex gay ministries” and efforts to help people wanting out of homosexuality .

https://erlc.com/resource-library/event-messages/aftermath-ministering-in-a-post-marriage-culture-albert-mohler

After raising eyebrows ( and grave concerns ) with the ERLC homosexual orientation speech Al Mohler set out to explain in this episode of “The Briefing ”

https://albertmohler.com/2014/11/13/sexual-orientation-and-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ/

“One of these issues is sexual orientation. As I explained in my address, I had previously denied the existence of sexual orientation. I, along with many other evangelicals, did so because we did not want to accept the sexual identity structure that so often goes with sexual orientation. I still reject that notion of sexual identity. But I repented of denying the existence of sexual orientation because denying it was deeply confusing to people struggling with same-sex attraction. Biblical Christians properly resist any suggestion that our will can be totally separated from sexual desire, but we really do understand that the will is not a sufficient explanation for a pattern of sexual attraction. Put simply, most people experiencing a same-sex attraction tell of discovering it within themselves at a very early age, certainly within early puberty. As they experience it, a sexual attraction or interest simply “happens,” and they come to know it.”

Yet Mohler’s historic 2005 Biblical denial of the APA and LGBT+ activist  efforts to normalize homosexuality via the assertion of “Homosexual Sexual Orientation “was clearly explained in a statement linked below  .

Why did he change his position given what he admits the Authority of SCRIPTURE is at stake in abandoning the Biblical position  for the “orientation narrative ?

NOTE THE 2005 POSITION OF MOHLER ON THE BIBLICAL VS ORIENTATION NARRATIVE

““The critical issue used as a hermeneutical device by the revisionists is the concept of sexual orientation. The modern “discovery” of sexual orientation is used to deny the truth claim clearly and inescapably made within the biblical text. For example, in regard to the Romans text, Janet Fishburn of Drew University Theological School argues: “Yet, some biblical scholars point out that this passage can only refer to the homosexual acts of heterosexual persons. This is because the writers of the Bible did not distinguish between homosexual orientation and same-gender sexual acts. If this distinction is accepted, the condemnation of homosexuality in Romans does not apply to the sexual acts of homosexual persons.”

https://albertmohler.com/2005/10/04/homosexuality-in-theological-perspective-part-two/

IN MOHLER’S ERLC 2014 SPEECH AT PROTEGE’ RUSSELL MOORE’S EVENT MOHLER TOOK THE SBC TALKING POINTS OUTSIDE THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE AND INTO THE ACTIVIST LANGUAGE AND FRAMEWORK. 

This ERLC 2014 event also introduced a herd of new speakers  like Sam Allberry , Rosaria Butterfield , Christopher Yuan , Jacky Hill Perry. They along with other Same Sex Attracted “Christians ” engage an ongoing conversation in the SBC to hard sell homosexual orientation and engage the ERLC’s and TGC Process of Social Change in the SBC and conservative Christian churches and institutions .

Some Further coverage of the 2014 event

Q&A with Albert Mohler & Russell Moore

The Grace of Shame: Al Mohler’s homosexual orientation error (1)…

IMMIGRATION “REFORM ” AKA OPEN BORDERS SOCIETY AGENDA 

MOHLER DISCIPLE RUSSELL MOORE’S ONGOING WORK WITH “IMMIGRATION ” THROUGH OPEN BORDERS FUNDED NIF

Al Mohler disciple Russell Moore has continued his role in the National Immigration Forum’s Evangelical Immigration Roundtable even after its “Open Borders “/ SOROS  funding was exposed over 6 years ago. This work includes far left liberals like Jim Wallis  and Obama’s Michael Wear. Moore recently appeared again in the NIF event this time with Michael Wear .

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https://immigrationforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LTW-2019-Agenda-External-Use.pdf

THEIR TOPIC

“A Civil Discourse
How do we bridge ideological differences and come together for meaningful change?
❖ Moderator: Michael Wear, Chief Strategist, The AND Campaign
❖ Dr. Russell Moore, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern
Baptist Convention
❖ Cherie Harder, President, The Trinity Forum”

 

MOHLER’S CRITICAL RACE THEORY DISCIPLES 

Mohler was part of the 2015 book “Removing the Stain of Racism in the SBC” .At the SBC Dallas 2018 meetings they featured the three year old book on the CP stage and free copies of it were provided in the press room .A stage panel presentation of the book in 2018 including Mohler made a casual mention of Critical Race Theory but did not draw any attention to it. This was perhaps best understood as a public test run of CRT for SBC 2019 in Birmingham where some of the very same SBTS/ Mohler disciples took CRT to CENTER STAGE  in Resolution 9 “approving CRT and Intersectionality as a useful analytical tools with the gospel ” ( for identifying discrimination would be the implication of its use).

The Gospel Coalition of which Albert Mohler is a part also promoted this event to it’s Themelios pastors audience .

http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/review/removing-the-stain-of-racism-from-the-southern-baptist-convention

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Jarvis Williams and  Curtis Woods are both SBTS educated and part of the CRT practitioners in the SBC . Both served in the 2019 Resolutions Committee which altered the resolution condemning CRT into an affirmation of it. Both teach at SBTS under Mohler .

JARVIS WILLIAMS AT SBTS

Jarvis J. Williams

 

CURTIS WOODS AT SBTS

Curtis Woods

 

This same team of CRT experts led a two year effort to purge SBTS of it’s own history of racism which went public  in December 2018. The “report ” exposes some horrific history like that of Joseph Emerson Brown whose wealth and “generosity” twice “saved SBTS” from bankruptcy and endowed a Theological Chair at SBTS .

“Almost Al” Mohler and the Report stop short of exposing that Albert Mohler sits on the racist Joseph Emerson Brown’s endowed Chair of Theology at SBTS. It took  a student confronting Mohler in one of his “Ask Me Anything ” public appearances to bring out that fact.

ALMOST TRUTH ON LGBTQ+ REVOICE 

THE WHOLE REVOICE STORY AL MOHLER WILL NOT TELL 

Revoice is promoting LGBT+ Flourishing under the banner of  SIDE B “celibacy or mixed orientation  marriage ”

Nate Collins is Revoice founder and is an SBTS long time student , graduate and New Testament Teacher at the time Revoice was founded .

https://web.archive.org/web/20180629052224/http://www.revoice.us/

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3

COLLINS DISSERTATION IS BASED ON FEMININE GENDER AND QUEER THEORY

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

https://repository.sbts.edu/bitstream/handle/10392/5716/Collins_sbts_0207D_10474.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/07/07/revoice-founders-sbts-critical-theory-dissertationtgc-ties-part-2/

Revoice Nate Collins taught New Testament at Mohler’s SBTS as Nate and his father Chip, also a teacher at Boyce College SBTS undergrad were working with Exodus International during it’s 2013 collapse . This was the start of abandon of the idea of EX GAY MINISTRIES . It was also SBTS Collins who reviewed and promoted Sam Allberry’s book”Is God Anti Gay” for The Gospel Coalition as Allberry was launched to the US church audience by the 2014  ERLC “Homosexual Orientation “conference of Mohler and Moore .

THE REVOICE CONTROVERSY WAS HUGE AND MAY YET PLAY A KEY ROLE IN SPLITTING THE SBC AND CONSERVATIVE PRESBYTERIANS LIKE THE PCA

In Al Mohler’s belated “Almost” condemnation of Revoice in August 2 2018 episode of The Briefing  Mohler at LONG LAST  mentions Nates Collins . In fact he names Collins 9 times but NEVER CONNECTS Nate Collins to SBTS -Mohler’s seminary

https://albertmohler.com/2018/08/02/torn-two-cultures-revoice-lgbt-identity-biblical-christianity/

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CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER UNLESS THEY ARE AGREED ?

MOHLER AND MOORE NOW HAVE A NEARLY THIRTY YEAR HISTORY.

(From 2013 “Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s outgoing theology school dean Russell Moore, left, and President R. Albert Mohler Jr., lead a graduation procession at the seminary on Friday, May 17. Moore, who has also been the senior vice president for academic administration, officially becomes the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission on June 1. Photo courtesy of Emil Handke/Southern Baptist Theological Seminary”)

“Almost Al” Mohler and Russell Moore are birds of a feather. Mohler , according to good friend Mark Dever and Founders Ministries , held very liberal views as a young  undergrad at Samford University . Mohler then attended liberal SBTS for his graduate degrees. The “conservative Mohler ” emerged SUDDENLY  to the shock of both his liberal friends and his new found conservative resurgence companions in the SBC.

TODAY overwhelming indicators from SBTS role in Critical Race Theory and Revoice to Mohler protege Russell Moore’s push of Beth Moore and Obama Foundation politics of Michael Wear prove the influence of Mohler in the SBC could  hardly be viewed as conservative at all.

In recent days Mohler’s presidential aspirations were lauded by liberal non profit publication Religion News Service . In the article RNS portrays Mohler as the moderate uniter .

Mohler, prominent Southern Baptist, will be nominated to lead denomination

So who is “Almost Al” Mohler really? Is he the same man of his youth – a pro egalitarian and anti- inerrancy student who changed his appearance ,climbed the SBC ladder and simply hid among the conservative resurgence leaders for decades at SBTS? Or has the reborn truly conservative Al Mohler backslidden into his old ways ? Can Mohler be the “moderate uniter” as the RNS now seeks to portray him as they further seek to vilify the conservative resurgence as RACIST?

The one certainty is that Albert Mohler has already been leading the Southern Baptist for years and we still really do not know who he is.

What we should know is we do not need him for SBC President nor do we need the Obama Politics of his protege’ Moore  nor the promotion of more Beth Moore  by Moore in the SBC. We do NOT NEED the CRT of Mohler’s  hand picked minority task force at SBTS nor the Revoicing for LGBT Flourishing of Mohler’s long time disciple SBTS New Testament professor Nate Collins.

The SBC needs help. It has had more than enough of Almost Al Mohler .

BETRAYED : AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHURCH

THE CHURCH IN AMERICA IS BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT AND WE HAVE LITTLE TIME TO RESPOND  IF IT IS TO RECOVER. 

By Thomas Littleton                                                                                                         11/12/2019

GETTING PERSONAL

I am a Southern baptist and a “street ” evangelist for the last 42 years . This simply means that most of my time in ministry has been focused outward and not on the day to day happenings inside the church structures like the denominations and seminaries .  However 2009-2010 brought a disturbing awareness of compromises deep within those structures and among popular leaders as a drastic shift was taking place .This shift became a  painful and personal reality to me.

The church in America is in DEEP trouble . Many no longer hear the true Gospel from our pulpits. Social change has replaced transformed lives . Equity and Justice echo from our pulpits like false prophets at Jezebels alters of BAAL .The house of God is scheduled to become nothing more than a hub of community development, dispensing social equity and social services. This is not  a joke.

It does not matter if you are reformed Presbyterian or a traditional Southern Baptist or are a member of an independent community or bible church .We have all been invaded and infiltrated on a level not seen before in American history . If you are simply a Biblical Christian by conviction and your conviction holds fast in the way you raise your family- engage the world around you and how you vote- then YOU ARE UNDER ASSAULT! I want to explain what I know of this infiltration and how it is happening and what ,if anything can be done about it ? At least knowledge is power in protecting your faith and your family .

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Thomas Littleton

A PROMISE KEPT 

I have promised many people a condensed overview of what is happening in and to the church. If I had 20 minutes to warn  the entire Body of Christ thesare the things I would show them. Here it is for those who want to know.

First I will answer a VERY COMMON question I am often asked.

“How did you get involved in researching and exposing all of this compromise by our leaders? “.

This will make clear both my motive and the shared concern we have as we consider what is at stake as deceivers lead the church down the pathway of a false gospel / social justice / and endless processes of social change within society and the church.

Second I want to expose the origins and funding  and explain why THESE are not Gospel movements but are high level manipulations of the church into participation in progressive global ideologies – and out of  it’s redemptive role as salt and light in our culture .

FIRST QUESTION

PARADISE BETRAYED :A PERSONAL LOSS TO THE LGBTQ AGENDA INSPIRED THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CHURCH.

(If you not care to know the history of why I am personally involved in this stand -feel free to scroll down to the main section .Thank you .)

I do not pretend to know all the ins and outs of the activist culture that predominates the church at this point but I do know that no other area of compromise makes the issue of infiltration move evident and the depths of it more glaring than the pro ” LGBTQ Christianity “movement which is now “flourishing ” in our conservative institutions and churches. After ministering in evangelism in New York City over  a decade at the height of the AIDS epidemic as spread rabidly and unchecked through the “gay bath houses” around the city our ministry group had an intense view of those realities on the streets with the prostitutes, “transvestites “and in the so called “Welfare” or “AIDS  Hotels” where the city of NY warehoused AIDS victims until they died. These pits of despair were like discovering Nazi death camps filled with mostly young men wasting away and clinging to life. The sounds -the smells- the horrible realities we saw were unthinkable. This “lifestyle “and the sexual activity that lends it’s name to it cannot be Christianized and should never be “normalized” and encouraged to our children as we see taking place

HONESTY IS NOT HATE SPEECH 

Being against the global LGBTQ agenda is not being hateful ,homophobic or “against gay people “in the least. It is being honest and holding on to the one thing we as the church has to offer to all people bound by sin…freedom from sin by saving faith in Jesus. Many in our pulpits today are preaching a false narrative that the Gospel cannot change people -especially  those who struggle with some range of LGBTQ feelings or “identity ” .Any man who preaches this is faithless and deceived or has bowed his knee to the politics  and likely the funding behind one of the deadlies agendas of our time. The popular SSA but celibate narrative is fake and the product of social theory and change in the church. STOP using it and tell you pastor if he does that he is being deceived.

The LGBTQ agenda is a tool of the most extreme enemies of human rights . It is carefully crafted to redefine family, sexuality , reproduction, parental rights  and even Gender . Transgenderism even redefines what it means to be human and robs EVERYONE of all individual human rights.

LGBTQ is also targeting and designed to redefine the Gospel and push tolerance and inclusion of a sin that utterly destroys lives and families. Church Leaders like Albert Mohler, Russell Moore , Ed Stetzer of the SBC and Tim Keller ,Ligon Duncan , Randy Pope, Kevin DeYoung and the entire leadership of organizations like The Gospel Coalition have thrown in their lot to provide “social change” in the church. Victim and sexual minority narratives wrapped in scripture and a stable of SSA and so called “gay Christians ” unchanged by the Gospel are hired to CHANGE the  attitudes of the church  toward LGBTQ and other politcal left ideologies. These victim narratives  are straight out of the Frankfurt School playbook . If this sounds impossible to believe simply please take the time to read the main section of this letter and you will see how and why this is taking place..

PARADISE GARDENS A FIGHT FOR MY LIFE AND THE TESTIMONY OF A FRIEND 

I was heading a project in Georgia which utilized the legacy of a Christian artist to access students and art community with the Gospel .I did art festivals ,museum lectures ,served as a chaplain  to the arts community and undertook a massive  historic preservation project of an artist prayer garden to proclaim a faithful Gospel witness . The popularity of that legacy gave us global access far and wide to a unique and challenging opportunity  of witness. But funding was a nearly impossible uphill battle in the secular , spiritually dark and  pro gay world of art and liberal funding foundations. Over 10 years of effort and my own “retirement ” funds were invested in an attempt to launch the projects preservation success .

After over a decade of heart felt passion and hard work was poured into the project and it advanced inch by painful inch. The National Park Service took note of our efforts (or so we thought). BUT in fact the Obama administration had flooded EVERY Federal Agency including NPS / Department of the Interior with pro LGBTQ activst and funding . Simply because several noted gay artist had visited the gardens in its history -our project had captured not only the interest of NPS but also the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation , the US Congressional Offices of then Representative Phil Gingrey, The Appalachian Regional Commission , and the local County Commissioner in Georgia. Unknown to us-these organizations were following and rushing into the Obama era funding for projects that advanced the LGBTQ agenda and even it’s history . The central goal was obtaining the funding and the prayer garden of  a country Baptist minister turned folk artist was destined to feature the work of gay  artist like Keith Haring -who ironically died of AIDS in his early 30s as a result of his sexual addiction and the “days on end” he spent in the gay bath houses of NYC.

Thinking we had found allies and advocates in high places we entered ( under my leadership and encouragement ) into a partnership with the above entities and their leaders. But only two weeks after funding was obtained -our project was high-jacked and total control was seized by a staffer of the Congressional offices . Our remaining entrance to the property was literally walled out of the historic site we had worked for over a decade to preserve. I was am am to this day barred from the site under threat of arrest . A bisexual  Director was given charge of our project site.

YES EVEN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WAS IN THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT 

After learning of the NPS and the LGBTQ agenda we stood firm .I fought against the Congressional office – the local  county and even the Federal agencies involved as we gained proof of fraud with the federal grants involved . At one point the struggle was one Christian Street Preacher against a U S Congressman and nearly a dozen law firms- two of which were among Atlanta and the nation’s largest. Control was now in the hands the Congressional offices of Phil Gingrey – a GOP “conservative ” who were discovered to be using the FBI- the Capitol  Hill Police -the local County Sheriff and my own hometown police to try and dig up some kind of  dirt on and or  intimidate me out of resistance .

THE CHURCH LEADERS WERE / ARE… MIA in the battle for Paradise !

I reached out to local pastors -especially the Baptist pastors being  a Baptist myself as was the artist whose legacy we sought to preserve. I also reached out to leaders of three different state Baptist associations  and to the national offices of the Southern Baptist Convention. NO HELP came. No one would even condemn what had taken place with the legacy of a Baptist minister who pastored SBC churches for over 40 years in the community.

A local meeting of pastors was set  but canceled because of the corrupt influence of the First Baptist Church pastor who was friends with County attorney who helped in the hijacking . Also I reached out to the SBCs ERLC and Russell Moore in early 2013  when he represented new young blood coming into the SBC who might “understand” our efforts and the struggle we were in . We received NO moral support or standing with our effort from ANY Christian , let alone any Baptist organization . NONE.

By 2014 we had totally lost our project . The  Christian legacy of a deceased Southern Baptist minister and personal friend Howard Finster was turned a platform for featuring  the NPS LGBTQ history intitiative . Paradise Gardens a Baptist pastor’s prayer garden became a platform to feature the history of other gay artist who had visited the site while the Christian history of Rev Finster was erased.

THE STRUGGLE  IS NEVER ENDING 

TODAY the fence surrounding Paradise Garden and the classes offered to the elementary school  classes who come there proudly feature gay artist  Keith Haring’s art over Rev Finster’s  Funding over over a million dollars flooded into the hijackers coffers  for “Creative Placemaking ”  a pro LGBTQ development ideology embraced by both Federal and local governments and private grant makers .

Once again Paradise was Lost. But we continue to stand – I continue to pray God will redeem this wonderful door of ministry. Yet the most disturbing things we discovered were how ignorant the church is of the real agenda AND how faithless the pastors had become to stand against it. SOMETHING HAD CHANGED and SOMEONE INSIDE THE LEADERSHIP HAD GIVEN THE CHURCH orders to STAND DOWN  on the LGBTQ agenda .

I began to dig to know ” who and what and when and why .

Meanwhile we are making lemons into lemonade and exposing all we learned to the church . Men meant this for evil but God allowed it for greater KINGDOM good. THIS is how I got involved in exposing the deadly compromise in the church.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/is-the-national-park-service-queering-history

SECOND WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW DID THIS HAPPEN ?

MAIN SECTION OF OPEN LETTER TO THE CHURCH 

THE CRISIS IN THE CHURCH

Influences in the current crisis among PCA and SBC Churches

A QUICK HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES  DECLINE INTO PRAGMATISM AND OUTSIDE INFLUENCE.

There is no simple outline that encompass all of the influences that have made for the problems we face but this is a quick look at the high points.
From the mid 1980’s groups like Leadership Network ,soon followed by Willow Creek Association and then Purpose Driven have solidified the church growth movement which furthered pragmatic thinking among young pastors to grow large seeker friendly  churches, These same influences and actual organizations behind them also birthed the “emergent church ” and emerging movement “. Doctrine /Theology became secondary if focused on at all.These issues are still with us.
There was a hunger among young people for a theological movement to fill the gaps in the pragmatic faith of the church growth generation . But keep in mind these are also post modern thinkers so some of the fault lines of the coming theological movement were already visible .The present movement to bring a more theologically rooted ,youth driven , movement to Christian universities , campus ministries and seminaries was dubbed “the Young Restless and Reformed ” (YR&R) movement or “Neo Calvinism “. This movement began in earnest at a 2006 conference in Louisville KY called “Together For The Gospel. “YR&R has grown stronger as a perceived revival of historic reformed theology . It was not.
FOUNDING OF THE GOSPEL COALITION
In 2005 The Gospel Coalition was formed at Trinity (TEDS) by D A Carson and  Tim Keller  in part as a gathering place for “thought leaders” of the YRR movement . John Piper, John MacArthur , Albert Mohler , Ligon Duncan , Mark Dever ,Albert Mohler, and Russell Moore  (Mohler’s # one protege’ ) were among it’s leadership and were  joined by next generation leaders like  Mark Driscoll and Tullian Tchividjian who were in fact a mixture of Reformed, Charismatic and Emergent . Driscoll and and Tchividjian’s appeal was massive and mainstream in YR&R circles as Driscoll was aided by Leadership Network to launch ACTS 29 Church planting organization and Tchividjian merged his own plant with D James Kennedy’s church and became a celebrity pastor appearing on FOX News and other outlets frequently .
YOUNGER FACES OF TGC
These two younger leaders Driscoll and Tchividjian both enjoyed massive promotion as next generation leaders of TGC but soon were exposed as morally corrupted and unstable as well as theologically unsound. Meanwhile TGC leadership  simply folded them out of the limelight and brought in others to lead the way.A fatal flaw of TGC is evident here. TGC and YR&R movement was pragmatic – a promotional machine and the historic Reformed Theology they espoused was far less important than the growing conferences , media footprint and influence they were gaining in the seminaries and on Christian campuses.
TGC early rhetoric was that “Christians have been too political” and “have fought a culture war” and “hurt the Gospel “. The church “needs to be known for what we are for not what we are against” . In the name of “Cultural Engagement”and more effective outreach via “civility” in a “post church culture ” and “Principled Pluralism ” the TGC brand of Christianity offered a more meaningful depth of historic Theology coupled with a more relevant image. At least this was the marketing strategy engaged by TGC.
TGC ACTUAL POLITICS HIDDEN IN HISTORIC THEOLOGY 
Soon the actual politics of TGC began to show through .Leaders like Tim Keller who Christianity Today had puffed into the national spot light  and Russell Moore who ascended the ERLC (SBC) presidency in 2013 from his position as Provost at Albert Mohler’s SBTS , were found to be extremely pro Obama -even having meetings  with him in the White House. Moore even invited candidate Hillary Clinton to speak at the 2015 SBC annual meetings but the invitation did not pan out. Keller and Moore both shocked conservative believers with their increasingly left of center ideals and associations.Yet their  obligatory theological “statements ” remained within the bounds of biblical orthodoxy while the political rhetoric is also presented in a twisted biblical narrative .
FAITH BASED REVISIONS 
The first term of Obama produced a revision of the Faith based Neighborhood Partnerships (FBP) which allowed churches and ministries to obtain government grants for providing social services. Obama revisions made LGBTQ activist and Muslim  activist organizations key players  in the mix with liberal Christians like Jim wallis and Joel Hunter .This has been one of the KEY issues to corrupt the church. Instead of resisting the compromise and its many dangers to Religious Freedoms and the Churches autonomy -Russell Moore’s boss in the SBC Executive Committee – SBC CEO Frank Page JOINED  the Obama advisory council for the Faith Based Partnerships and sat down with homosexual activist groups and Muslims and liberals to “find common ground for the common good” i.e. – “everybody gets the checks” .
INSPIRED TO COMPROMISE BY ACCESS TO TAX DOLLARS 
This explains a great deal of the compromise we see. Add to it the opportunity for massive amounts private corporations and foundations grants to supplement the FBP ideology and you have an apostate church .
See Frank Page SBC Executive Committee CEO in Obama  tax payer money pit here:
By the 2015 primaries and 2016 election the full political face of TGC/ Keller/ Moore  and the TGC became evident as the TGC media machine went into full swing to shame Christians out of voting for Trump. Articles to this end poured out of TGC and its related publications and from sister organizations  like 9MARKS and the next generation leaders of TGC.
TGC’s FAKE POLITICAL POSITION – NEITHER NEUTRAL NOR BI-PARTISAN ALL LEFT ALL THE TIME !
By 2018  next generation TGC leaders /urban church plant pastors were fully in bed Democratic Strategist and Obama’s “FBP coordinator ” Michael Wear who now writes for TGC since 2017 . Wear  is now called “Obama’s  Ambassador to America’s Believers” in his work with the & Campaign and the Obama Foundation . TGC marketed itself as politically neutral . It is not. Currently it is marketing itself as offering Third Way- middle of the road political engagement but NO Christian conservative voices are involved. The effort is along classic progressive social issues and is decidedly anti Trump
& CAMPAIGN ,PURE OBAMA FOUNDATION POLITICS COMBINED WITH TGC LEADERSHIP .
The & Campaign is an example of the full manifestation of the politics of TGC as many young TGC church  planters- even some leadership council members are on & Campaigns leadership . It openly is wedding “Biblical Values with Social Justice” . & Campaigns political platform.
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( From & Campaign social media -Michael Wear among many key TGC leaders pictured)
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THE REAL TGC
TGC is in fact a theologically emergent -politically progressive movement marketed heavily as a historic Reformed theological movement by the evangelical machine like Christianity Today and  its own conferences and media outlets. The internet has actually made its unique DECEPTION , proliferation and saturation  possible.
In this March 6th 2018 video of YR&R leader Collin Hansen on ABC speaks directly to the purpose of the founding of TGC in an unguarded moment .It is worth watching and also worth questioning WHY ABC would give airtime to such an interview
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BULLET POINTS AND SPECIFIC “JUSTICE “COMPROMISES 
From here let me just hit some bullet  points on how things all developed .
*Faith Based Partnerships revisions in 2009  under Obama Administration allowed a flood of funding into Christian ministries as long as they were willing to adopt a social justice and inclusion ideology .This was especially true on the issue of LGBTQ “rights”.
This open door to both tax payer funding and to private foundations supplementing the FBP model became a windfall for ministries in the midst of the mortgage back securities financial “crisis “. It was the “perfect storm ” to compromise the church.
BOB BUFORD/ LEADERSHIP NETWORKS ROLE IN THE FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP BLUEPRINT GOES ALL THE WA TO THE CLINTON WELFARE REFORMS .
Read the blueprint for Faith Based Partnerships here Note Buford and Peter Drucker
Drucker Institutes key role in its development
AREAS OF FBP IMPACT ON THE CONSERVATIVE CHURCH 
IMMIGRATION POLICY “REFORMS ” BIRTHED INTERFAITH DIALOG AND MOSQUE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS MOVEMENT AMONG TGC AFFILIATES 
On Immigration / Islamic Social Justice
Soon George Soros open borders funding was making its way into the National Immigration Forum and it’s  Evangelical Immigration Roundtable of which Russell Moore and  liberal leader Jim Wallis are a part.  As FBP and open borders  funding sources trickled down World Vision and World Relief and our missions organizations were rallying volunteers and advocating “Refugee Resettlement ” as  a Gospel Issue.
SBC /TGC leaders Russell Moore and current President of the SBC J D  Greear were at the forefront  of this  effort . Net outcome – a massive influx of Muslims into the US in 18 selected states. Alabama was NOT on of them so we did not see the drastic impact here as did some others. Moore and others in TGC leadership and several well known law firms raised eyebrows as the openly advocated for the building of Mosque . In the long range narrative Religious Freedom is being redefined to no longer feature Christian freedoms but most political movements  in actual opposition  to Christian faith . Clever but very bad news for the church and it is being led by our our own compromised leadership like Moore and Greear.
LGBTQ MINORITY JUSTICE AND TGC
*On the LGBTQ Social Justice :
 By 2010 TGC leader D A Carson commissioned the American Psychological Association leader/”Christian Counselor Mark Yarhouse to do a “white paper ” on “Sexual Orientation ” which Carson adapted for use for TGC and TEDS campus  where TGC is headquartered.
Mark Yarhouse  ” was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
TIM KELLER GOES MUSHY IN PUBLIC 
* In 2011 Columbia University Veritas Forum Interview TGCs Tim Keller could not plainly state that homoseuality is a sin.
* By 2013 Russell Moore took the helm of the SBCs Ethics organization and declared “The culture War is over- we lost – let us end hateful rhetoric and just love our gay and lesbian neighbors . By 2014 Moore and TGC leader Albert Mohler of SBTS held the ERLC Conference “The Gospel Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage . mohler opened the meeting apologizing for “being wrong about Sexaul Orientation ” and tossed support of Christians “ex Gay ” ministries over the rails and off the evangelical ship.
TGC promotion of the 2014 ERLC conference that changed everything .
REVOICE CONFERENCE :A WINDOW INTO THE LGBT+ CULTURE AT OUR SEMINARIES 
*By 2018 Covenant Seminary  and Mohler’s SBTS alumni /Also TGC contributors  produced Revoice Conference “promoting LGBT+ Flourishing in Historic Christian Tradition ” … i.e. our Churches and denominations .
I broke the national  story on Revoice in early May 2018
It’s origins in Sexual Orientation and at CTS/SBTS are explained ,including TGCs Yarhouse and Mohler’s roles here.
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RACIAL DIVISION/CRITICAL RACE THEORY – IN THE NAME OF RECONCILIATION AND “JUSTICE ” 
On Race and Social Justice
*MLK/50 Conference was a product of TGC and ERLC and used the anniversary  of martin luther King jr’s death to intensify the TGC focus on “Racial Reconciliation ” but things went much farther . The Speakers- all TGC regulars and leaders condemned “White Privilege ” in the evangelical community . Russell Moore accused White Evangelicals of “worshipping Jim Crow as Jesus and one TGC leader called all whites to “apologize for their parents and grandparents involvement in killing of MLK”.
The speakers also whitewashed to MLK legacy to make his unorthodox theology appear sound and reliable . Only John Piper was hesitant in this dishonesty . The entire broader outcry of concern over MLK/50 extreme radical narratives  resulted in the “Dallas Statement ” condemning Social Justice false gospel . It was clear to many that CRT was invading the church and many conservative believers began as a response to TGC’s / ERLC’s MLK/50 event in Memphis.
FOLLOWING THE MONEY TRAIL
Finally The Funding – the heart of the problem
Other dark money is coming in but this is the clearest trail with the TGC BUT THE influence of the Kern Family Foundation is at the forefront in the Seminaries where TGC leaders are being trained . Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Soros – Lilly Endowment – John Templeton’s multiple foundations are also involved.
Note- Kern Family Foundation was confirmed in 2014 ( by local media investigations in Wisconsin where it is located ) to be operating in the Cayman Islands . Being “offshore” means there is no FULL record of where money may be going or where it may have come from in addition to the Kern fortune which endowed it originally . Kern was reported to be the first non profit foundation to go offshore and now Templeton Foundation has followed. Corporations and wealthy individuals do offshore banking as way to shelter profits from taxation. Non Profit 501 (c) 3 organizations have no need or such sheltering of income because they are tax exempt .
KERN’S QUESTIONABLE FUNDING AGENDA 
Kern Family Foundation (KFF) s a Wisconsin based organization at first funded by the Kern Family to help Education – including Christian education . Some of  their funding has gone to VERY liberal organizations like Teach for America ” which has a huge pro LGBT initiative in public schools . So there are problems with Kern Funding upfront . Kerns present funding is focused on transforming education. These include a $36 million dollar grant from Kern to create a blueprint for “transforming medical education with the social justice “Faith and Work ideals . More on that in a moment .
By 2009 Evangelical seminaries were taking KFF Grants and by 2013 the grants focused on a partnership between Kern  and a Libertarian Catholic Think tank Acton Institute . Acton also runs ” Acton University” which  is in actually is  a training tool for professors and professionals in the Acton / Kern economic strategy.
ACTON AND KERN ARE MAJOR TGC INFLUENCERS 
Keller and  Russell Moore regularly  speak at Acton events  and fundraisers.
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TGC /ERLC ACTON INSTITUTE CO-ORDINATED MESSAGING 
Long time Acton Editor Joe Carter (who just recently left Acton after many years to work with TGC leader David Platt’s church ) is both Editor for TGC and Communications leader for ERLC. So the messaging is tightly coordinated  with TGC/ ERLC and the Catholic Libertarian think tank Acton . Again Acton provides the Curriculum for the Kern effort on campus.
Joe Carter, a former Marine, said he started blogging as a way to become an influential voice for Christian values even though he doesn't have Ivy League credentials.
TGC/ERLC/long time ACTON
editor  Joe Carter
Joe Carter
@joecarter
“Executive Pastor, McLean Bible Church – Arlington Campus | Editor, The Gospel Coalition | Communications Specialist, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission”
ACTONS CO-FOUNDER FATHER ROBERT SIRICO’S RADICAL GAY HISTORY 
Actons co-founder is Father Robert Sirico who is a long time controversial figure having been a radical gay fatih activist who helped plant many of the early churches for the gay denomination Metropolitan Community Churches and Sirico preformed some of the first gay weddings in the US as states began to legalize it before Obergefell . Conservative Catholics have researched the ongoing problems with Sirico and conclude he is hiding in the Priesthood and is not to be trusted. Yet TGC/ ERLC/ Kern at tied at the hip to him and to Acton .
Acton Institutes Father Sirico’s radical history as a gay faith activist in told  in the book

Gay Seattle:Stories of Exile and Belonging

Conservative Catholic Researchers remain very concerned about Father Sirico’s influence.
http://culturewarsmagazine.com/2007/Sirico.htm  ( source Catholic researchers including  pro-life movement leader Randy Engle)
THE EVANGELICAL DEEP STATE  :HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT BUT NO ONE EVER SAID THE OBVIOUS 
I discovered these ties in late 2013 early 2014 but it took years to get an article published in the open about it.I called this cabal the Evangelical Deep State . the title has stuck .
Part 2 with the Sirco Acton details
Joe Carter’s friends and fellow editor TGC /Revoice LGBTQ+ movement leader Matthew Lee Anderson even collaborated with this team at Mere Orthodoxy the do a “PARODY ” OF THE EVANGELICAL DEEP STATE ARTICLE  to take attention away from it’s revelations. This is a vintage progressive tactic- detract by making the exposure seem absurd .
OIKONOMIA NETWORK – THE TGC SEMINARIES AND KERN/ ACTON 
Kern Family Foundation formed the Oikonomia Network- first called the Kern Pastors Network and launched in association of Leadership Network and offices housed at TEDS where TGC is in Deerfield Illinois .TGC and Kern’s Oikonomia Network and Acton all work in unison and overlap leadership in editorial staff like Joe Carter and Oiknomia’s head Greg Forter .
Kerns Partner Schools/ Seminaries  listed on the Oikonomia Network website
Kern is about training pastors to indoctrinate their congregations with the “Faith and Work” ideology .
“The Oikonomia Network is a learning community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries dedicated to raising up church leaders who help people develop whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom for God’s people and God’s world. The network is currently impacting classes with attendance of over 7,300 students each semester. Check out our annual impact report and learn more about what our partner schools are doing to transform theological education.”

https://oikonomianetwork.org/about/

FAITH AND WORK OUT OF YALE NOT THE WORD OF GOD.

Faith and Work networking is out of Yale University – that should be a clue that ist is neither biblical nor conservative .

https://faith.yale.edu/

RTS is not listed but it is infiltrated by the ideology via Keller  from his work in Orlando with RTS and CRU

KELLER’S BRAND OF THE KERN /YALE IDEOLOGY 

Tim Keller’s branding  – Center for Faith and Work

https://faithandwork.com/

This “movement ” is where the insane overuse of the term “Human Flourishing “by Tim Keller and the TGC echos  all comes from- and from the leftist think tanks like Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture . It is all is driven by the “Common Good “Narrative as is the Obama “FBP “Partnerships for the Common Good ”

FOLLOWING THE KERN ACTON INFLUENCE

Kern Funding goes into the “Cultural Engagement Departments ” on campus like SEBTS where it is known as the ” Intersect Project ”

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and SBTS where it is called The Commonweal Project”

Work to the glory of God, Mohler says in Commonweal Project lecture

ALBERT MOHLER /SBTS AND KERN FUNDING 

“In the first of a series of Commonweal lecture luncheons this fall, Mohler provided an overview of economics and the importance of understanding it from a biblical worldview. The Commonweal Project on Faith, Work, and Human Flourishing, funded by the Kern family, is an academic initiative at the seminary to foster a theology of work and economics.”

“Most Americans, and this would include most American Christians, know abysmally little about economics — have very little idea of how matters of economics intersect with matters biblically and operate out of a Christian worldview,”

Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. delivers the Commonweal Lecture, Sept. 3.

“Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. delivers a lecture for the Commonweal Project, Sept. 3. 2014 “

FAITH AND WORK = SOCIAL JUSTICE aka VINTAGE COMMUNITARIANISM 

It is  Social Justice driven economics “for the common good” .
In other words it is repackaged  Socialist Economics ” in the name of ” Faith and Work “
or Keller’s “Theology of Work ” or “Theology of Vocation “.
Keller’s Redeemer and other churches developed their own in house programs
to support this ideology. It may  sound good to some and Biblical because of the packaging  that our work is important to God and to be done as unto the Lord . BUT once the Social Justice false gospel and progressive politics come into play- it is all poison and vintage “Communitarianism “.
It is also totally politically driven as recent revelations like the TGC leadership in the & Campaign  have made clear.
KERN’S OIKONOMIA LEADER GREG FORSTER LEFT OF CENTER POLITICAL JARGON
Here are a few samples of Forster’s writings for TGC on political engagement rhetoric for TGC
March 2017 as “Obama’s Faith Ambassador” Michael Wear is joining TGC – Kern’s Greg Forster wrote a high praise review of Wear’s Book about his Obama White House years titled  “Reclaiming Hope”. It is a nauseating read given the realities against family , marriage and religious freedom and the deadly dangers of the Faith Based Partnerships
the Obama administration -with Wears help inflicted upon the Church in the US..
Forster seems clueless that the Obama administration gave us gay marriage – open  borders flooding Islam into America , $530 million dollar per year budget for tax funded promotion of abortion , and filled the federal government agencies with radical activist .Add to that Wear was the go to partner for suckering Church and ministry leaders into the Faith Based Partnership programs . TGC/ Oikonomia’s high praise of Wear is MOST TELLING
OTHER CHRISTIAN /TGC LEADERS ENDORSEMENTS IN WEAR’S BOOK 
Tim Keller- Russell Moore – Andy Stanley (part of the Willow Creek circles now)
wrote stirring endorsements of Wears book
NOW THE & CAMPAIGN HEATS UP THE 2020 ELECTION TGC TALKING POINTS 
TGC has continued instep with Wear right up to the late 2018 launch of & Campaign with TGC young leaders involved. NOW THEY ARE HEADING FOR THE HOMESTRETCH  in the 2020 election cycle .
Co founder of & Campaign Atlanta based attorney and Democratic Strategist Justin Giboney was a speaker at ERLC/TGC MLK/50 in April 2018
It is all 2020 election focused NOW and is Anti- Trump and will get much more obvious leading up to november next year.
MORE IN FORSTERS POLITICS
More Oikonomia /Kern  Greg Forster on politics for TGC
In this piece Forester opens up with his attacks  on Trump and the controversial Roy Moore from Alabama who was running for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions . Forster actually used wording against Roy Moore that is bearing false witness calling accusations against Moore-“Evidence ” and saying it is “overwhelming ” .
There is lots more like  this political narrative from Greg Forster and Joe Carter and others in TGC stable.
9MARKS /MARK DEVER/ LEEMAN SHAME PRO LIFE VOTERS
One ERLC TGC leader who also works with the Church Planting arm of Mark Dever’s SBC church is Jonathan Leeman . Leemans political science degree is from the London School of Economics founded by Fabian Socialist which boast the famed stain glass window of a sheep in wolves clothing -symbol of the Fabian Society .
Leeman has written a popular TGC narrative for 2020 in which he vilified conservative voting habits as discriminatory and  bigoted and even works to unhinge Christians from being single issue( pro life ) voters.
TGC HAS REDISCTRICTED THE CHURCH ONE CHURCH PLANT AT A TIME 
Church planting by TGC  affiliates has become the go- to strategy for transforming the church. Kellers, Redeemer City to City- ACTS 29 – Leeman /Dever’s 9MARKS – Independent organizations like Church of the Highlands and it’s Association of Related Churches (ARC) network- Bill Hyble’s Willow Creek Association (WCA)- the Southern  Baptist NAMB “Send Network ” , the PCA other denominational focus on “Urban Church  Planting ” has been used by TGC to create a totally transformed church network .
As Keller says it “We are planting this kind of churches”
Organizations like TEDS “Center for Transformation Churches ” work with TGC and Kern’s Oikonomia to produce the long game outcome of  Bob Buford’s Leadership Network to “create a New Paradigm Church” .
We have arrived . The new paradigm church  theology “does not matter ” in the words of Peter Drucker – Buford’s mentor .
The church is useful because “it creates community” so it is an integral partner in the socialist vision of Faith Based organizations working with government and corporations to “save society” and preserve “civility “.
The modern church planting movement has accomplished the same end as political redistricting strategies of Democratic or Republican governors after the census . It has long term impact on the future.
OUTSIDE FUNDING SUPPLEMENTS THE PLANTING STRATEGY 
TGC partner Buford and some of his Billionaire friends BOASTED  in 2011 that they had helped fund the planting of over 2500 churches in the US and around 1200 in Europe and Asia . They had funded over 300 hundred at that time for Keller ‘s Redeemer Network . This same partnership helped plant  over 500 churches for ACTS 29 (which Buford helped Driscoll found and is now led my TGC/ERLC pastor /leader Matt Chandler) and over 100 plants by ARC (Church of the Highlands planting arm) in a SINGLE YEAR-2011
There is much much more but this will give you a start at understanding what is happening and how -and the long term political and financial goals.
Bob Buford also boasted to Globalist funding organizers in “the World We Want ” that he could” deliver legions of WEALTHY CHRISTIANS  primed to become big time philanthropist”. 
The saddest reality here is that the Church has been sold out and yes BETRAYED . Those of us over 45 and anchored in Biblical convictions and social engagement for evangelism  and disciple making are simply not part of this vision but our churches- denominations – and  our  WEALTH and estates are targeted by Their “GENEROSITY GOSPEL MOVEMENT “. Faith and Work is simply selling the ideology to our children going into their careers and productive work years.
WORSE STILL -The hearts and minds and FAITH of our children and grandchildren are falling victim to it right in our own churches and Christian educational institutions.
Only the Living God can turn this around
Is it impossible ? NO .Can God can birth a miracle out of this ?
GOD IS ABLE BUT REPENTANCE IS A COMMAND 
As He said to the disappointed and weary Abraham Genesis 18:14  “Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
YES God can do anything -even bring His true BIBLICAL vision and calling back into our churches like He opened the Barren womb of Sara .It is never “too Late” for God.
 Learn what you are facing REPENT AND DO THE FIRST WORKS OVER AGAIN AND RENEW YOUR FAITHFUL LOVE TO JESUS WHO BOUGHT YOU.  Confront those who are misleading the flock – and take a stand. DO NOT fund the organizations promoting these false ideologies and heresies or the political agenda of those they serve.
Trust The Lord – Stand and He will stand with you.
2nd Timothy 4 :

16 “At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.”

The Lord Is Faithful

17 “But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!”

 

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Blessings
 Thomas Littleton

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 .
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“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.