RUSSELL MOORE’S FRIENDS AT &CAMPAIGN ALLY WITH PAUL SINGER & REVOICE FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS

THE MOST DANGEROUS THING THE CHURCH CAN DO IS THINK IT CAN COMPROMISE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WITH THE ADVANCE OF LGBTQ RIGHTS. &CAMPAIGN NOW LEADS THE WAY IN PROMOTING THIS FAULTY IDEOLOGY AND “FAIRNESS FOR ALL”. BUT WHO IS REALLY BEHIND IT?

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      12/16/2019

The vision of LGBTQ rights was greatly advanced under the Obama administration so it should come as no surprise that the Obama Foundation’s Faith Ambassador’s organization is continuing  the drive toward “Full LGBTQ Protections” from discrimination . The narrative the movement is using is to couple the cause with “protecting Religious Liberty”…. “for All”.

& Campaign is the leading voice of Democratic Party and Obama operatives into the evangelical community. While The Equality Act ( offering FULL Federal Protections to LGBTQ in the name of Civil Rights ) looms large in the Democratic Party platform, few Christians are aware of the threats the Equality Act represent to Religious Liberty or to churches and denominations who hold to Biblical convictions on sexuality and marriage. As this threat advances with little notice , major players have already stepped up from outside and within the Evangelical community to promote a compromise. That Compromise is called “Fairness for All”

&CAMPAIGN EMBRACES “FAIRNESS” AND REVOICE ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE.

The Controversial Revoice movement emerged from deep within the conservative Evangelical denominations .It’s leaders originate from conservative institutions like the Southern Baptist and conservative Presbyterians in 2018 promoting “LGBTQ Flourishing in Historic Christian Tradition”. One of Revoice thought leaders is Preston Sprinkle a two time graduate of John MacArthur’s conservative Master’s Seminary . Sprinkle is the head of the “Center for Faith Sexuality and Gender”. Sprinkles organization trains churches in welcoming and ministering to the LGBTQ Community and advocates for LGBT+  Inclusion in the churches. Sprinkle is a”straight ally ” of the LGBTQ+ agenda and community foray into rethinking and REVOICING the LGBT+ issues inside the church.

On December 5th Revoice’s Sprinkle hosted the Democratic Strategist – co-leader of & Campaign Justin Giboney on his podcast “Theology in the Raw”. (Sorry -if the name does sound vulgar but it is what it is.)

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/theology-in-the-raw/id1018952191?i=1000453464023

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#761 – Politics, White Evangelicalism, and Race Relations in the Church: Justin GiboneyTheology in the Raw

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“Justin is a lawyer by trade and co-founder of the And Campaign, which helps Christians become less tribalistic and more Christian in their political affiliations. Preston and Justin talk about faith and politics, democratic candidates, and the pros and cons of political affiliation. Then, they launch into conversation about some blind spots that white evangelical Christians have about race relations and racism in the church today.”

Great chat between

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. Our society needs sound, humble folks like these speaking to these issues:

“Theology in the Raw: #761 – Politics, White Evangelicalism, and Race Relations in the Church:…
‎Show Theology in the Raw, Ep #761 – Politics, White Evangelicalism, and Race Relations in the Church: Justin Giboney – Oct 14, 2019
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& CAMPAIGN VIDEO PROMOTING “FAIRNESS FOR ALL”
Now the &Campaign has launched its video using many of the same talking points of the activist Organization Human Rights Campaign, another Obama administration ally in the “Faith Based Outreach” to evangelicals.
The AND Campaign
@AndCampaign

“Religious Liberty vs. LGBTQ Rights?”

“Our political system is broken because groups who disagree won’t work together for the common good. That must change! We can protect our LGBTQ neighbors without violating our timeless convictions.” Support the #FairnessForAll Act. #AND2020

The AND Campaign
@AndCampaign
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&CAMPAIGN LGBTQ RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM STATEMENT SPELLS DEADLY COMPROMISE. 

“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. “

https://andcampaign.org/2020

RUSSELL MOORE’S  INVOLVED WITH &CAMPAIGN LEADERS AND WHY IT MATTERS.
Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission is charged with, among other things, watching out for Religious Liberties in DC  and being a “spokesperson” for Christian interest esp those of Southern Baptist .
YET Russell Moore is working with both of the executive leadership figures in the & Campaign.
RUSSELL MOORE AND & CAMPAIGN JUSTIN GIBONEY
Moore welcomed & Campaigns Justin Giboney to speak at his ERLC/TGC sponsored MLK/50 conference in April 2018. Moore and Giboney collaborate at TGC. Moore host his videos on the ERLC website and Moore and Giboney are scheduled to speak together at the upcoming” Just Gospel ” Conference in 2020
RUSSEL MOORE AND & CAMPAIGNS MICHAEL WEAR 
Moore endorsed Michael Wear’s book “Reclaiming Hope ” about Wear’s years in the Obama administration and FBP where Moore and Wear worked closely together. Wear is in The Trinity Forum National Immigration Forum / Evangelical Immigration Table on stage with Russell Moore as recently as last Nov 2019 advocating  Immigration reform backed by open borders / Soros organizations. Moore’s TGC and ERLC work regularly includes & Campaign leader Michael Wear.
ERLC ENDORSED REVOICE PRESTON SPRINKLE NOW JOINING IN WITH PROMOTING &CAMPAIGN
Multiple leaders/ fellows  from Russell Moore’s ERLC openly endorsed the radical Revoice LGBT Flourishing conference in 2018  which  Russell Moore denied any knowledge of on the floor of the SBC Dallas Convention meetings. This is in the face of the fact that THIS writer questioned in Moore in detail about the Revoice event and ERLC Fellows leaders endorsements of it the day prior to Moore’s denial. Also Moore is the protege’ of Albert Mohler of SBTS which is the Seminary where Revoice founder Nate Collins obtained two degrees and where Collins taught New Testament at the time Revoice was founded. Moore also attended and taught at SBTS under Mohler and overlapping by Collins time there for many years. ERLC and SBTS professor Andrew Walker is also a close associate of Revoice leaders like Matthew Lee Anderson.
Now Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle has joined forces with & Campaign and the circle look almost complete .
THE COMPROMISE 
The Fairness for All Comprise  is endorsed by The National Association of Evangelicals ( NAE) and by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)  but “opposed” by leaders of The Gospel Coalition like Russell More and Albert Mohler .
Even though the public opposition has been vocal over at the ERLC and the Heritage Foundation from the start something odd is happening in the & Campaign endorsement of Fairness for All that should be of interest to concerned Christians. THIS is a HUGE indicator something much larger is behind “Fairness for All”. KEEP READING
TGC ARTICLE IN 2016
“Earlier this year Christian colleges in California got a scare when a lawmaker introduced SB 1146, a proposal to deny state funding for schools that enforce religious beliefs around sexuality and gender, such as organizing bathrooms by biological gender or limiting married housing to those in a traditional marriage.”
“THE UTAH COMPROMISE ” BIRTHED “FAIRNESS FOR ALL “
Addressing the advance of LGBTQ rights impact on Christian College campuses in California gave rise to the “discussion ” leading to Faithness for All”.

“The conflict between religious liberty and LGBT rights has been generally presented as an all-or-nothing fight, but it doesn’t have to be, LoMaglio said. “It’s possible for the Constitution to protect both of them. That’s what Utah did.””A move to protect both “gets us out of this winner-take-all paradigm and brings it to a different lens, one that allows a pluralistic society to exist peaceably,” she said. “It also allows the good name of religious liberty to be reclaimed—as something that does not mean that one person’s claiming of religious liberty has to come at the expense of another person not having rights. They can both exist.”

“Preparing for Change”

“But not everyone is on board.”

“The ERLC is opposed to the proposal, for the same reasons it didn’t like the Utah compromise, spokeswoman Elizabeth Bristow said.”

PUBLIC OPPOSITION /PRIVATE COLLABORATION

ERLC AND MOORE STILL SHOW PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO “FAIRNESS FOR ALL”

Concerns over this effort to compromise are genuine among many evangelicals but others are showing duplicity .

How the “Debate” goes along both pro and cons of the issue.

 

Russell Moore continues his current public posture of opposition.
to the Equality Act.
The Equality Act fails to uphold human dignity in its attempt to codify the demands of the Sexual Revolution. While the proposed intention of H.R. 5 is to protect individuals who identify as LGBT, the bill would instead steamroll the consciences of millions of people. As Russell Moore, president of the ERLC often notes, “A government that can pave over the consciences of some can steamroll over dissent everywhere.” H.R. 5 undermines foundational Constitutional freedoms in its pursuit of what may be momentary cultural affirmations.”
These proposed changes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would bring a dramatic shift in civil rights law, religious liberty, and the foundations of civic pluralism. The redefinition of “sex” in the list of protected classes as “sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity)” is as logically inconsistent as it is devastating to the generations of American effort to ensure the equality of all men and women. This legislation would make the situation worse for Americans who disagree to work together for the common good. Due to these concerns, among many others, the ERLC opposes H.R. 5, the Equality Act.”
To Fairness for All (Russell Moore is less visible but opposition is implied)

Leading religious conservatives have long opposed the idea of FFA. In 2016, more than 75 Christian leaders issued a statement calling the plan a “serious threat.” Signers included Princeton University’s Robert P. George, Southern Baptist leaders Albert Mohler and Russell Moore, Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries, several top Catholic bishops, and Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse.Last month organizations including the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Concerned Women for America sent an opposition letter to Republican House leaders. They say the bill does too much to extend SOGI protections to public accommodations—something the Utah Compromise did not touch.”

The Letter to GOP leaders

See the dangers outlined in the letter Russell Moore’s ERLC is said to have endorsed. The letter was sent to GOP leaders about”Fairness for All” .

 

BUT HOWEVER IN THE MEANTIME :THE REALITY

WHO IS REALLY BEHIND FAIRNESS?

The same powers and dollars who took down GOP opposition to gay marriage have set up shop among evangelicals using Russell Moore PALS Giboney and Wear.

“About ALL”

“The Alliance for Lasting Liberty (ALL) is a coalition of religious and LGBT individuals and organizations who support Fairness For All

“Members of ALL are united by two core beliefs:”

  1. “LGBT Americans should have civil rights protections when it comes to employment, housing, and publicly available services; and religious Americans – and their faith-based institutions – should be able to live, work, and serve their community in ways that are consistent with the teachings and tenets of their faith.”
  2. “ALL is a coalition that has been created to house, advance, and formalize conversations that have been taking place among religious and LGBT advocates for more than three years.”

“These conversations have resulted in the introduction of the Fairness For All Act.”

Coalition Co-Chairs

1st Amendment Partnership

“The mission of the 1st Amendment Partnership is to promote and protect religious freedom for people of all faiths. We represent the common voice of our partnering faith communities that encompass millions of Americans. We focus on public policies and education that recognize the profound contribution of faith and religious freedom to the common good.”


American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, is dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBTQ Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone.”

SBC/ ERLC / NAMB  PALS AT & CAMPAIGN

“AND Campaign”

“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. ”

ALONG WITH RADICAL GROUPS LIKE :

American Unity Fund:

https://ballotpedia.org/American_Unity_Fund

“The American Unity Fund was founded in 2013 as the lobbying and social welfare arm of American Unity, an organization that advocates for LGBT rights within the Republican Party. Initially funded by billionaire donors Paul Singer,” “I believe marriage equality is critical to the future of individual liberty and the strength of the American family, and the Republican Party should stand for both.”

( Billionaire Paul Singer’s PAC almost single handedly undermined GOP opposition to gay marriage . Now it turns it’s attentions on the Evangelical church and  redefining Religious Liberties )

The Alliance for Lasting Liberty:

Center for Public Justice:

(The Center for Public Justice has been involved in the promotion of the Charitable choice provisions of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 since 1994[1] and, particularly through the efforts of former senior fellow Stanley W. Carlson-Thies, was an early advocate for the ideas that eventually led to the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)

Freedom for All Americans:

(Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive non-discrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.)

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Seventh-day Adventist Church:

Here is the Alliance for “Fairness for All”

 

YET &CAMPAIGN AND THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST SHARE LEADERSHIP FROM NAMB AND THE GOSPEL COALITION OF WHICH RUSSELL MOORE IS A LEADER.

The & Campaign is solidly in favor of and promoting Fairness for All and MANY of &’s leadership come from The Gospel Coalition. They are pastors in SBC/ NAMB church plants . In fact & Campaign was launched in 2016 at the Blueprint church which is pastored by the  Vice President of NAMB’s Send Network church planting arm.
J D Greear the SBC President has called for Christians to apologize to the LGBTQ community and endorse protections for their “rights”. The VP of church planting for North American Missions Board /Send Network has repeatedly hosted & Campaign leaders in his church and his fellow Send Network pastors are part of & Campaign leadership council. Russell Moore has hosted the HRC at his ERLC conferences and in PRIVATE MEETINGS  behind closed doors. Then SBC CEO of the Executive Committee Frank Page in 2009 sat down with & Campaign leader Michael Wear , Obama’s ambassador to evangelicals WITH HRC and ARCUS Foundation in the Obama administration’s Faith Based Partnerships programs promoting free federal dollars and “Partnerships for the Common Good.”
NOW
The Gospel Coalition urban NAMB pastors are working with the efforts of Paul Singers American Unity PAC which destroyed Republican legislators opposition to gay marriage through their open leadership roles in the & Campaign.
So which position is the position of the SBC on the Deadly compromise between Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Rights”?  The public posture of ERLC and Russell Moore or the very obvious contradictory actions and affiliations, including in & Campaign leadership and Pauls Singers PAC?
WILL THE REAL RUSSELL MOORE PLEASE STAND UP?
Russell Moore, Albert Mohler why don’t you come clean? Just state your real position on Fairness for All and the Equality Act. Let us know where you really stand with HRC and Paul Singer’s American Unity Political Action Committee and the dangerous compromise of “Fairness For All”.
Discerning THEIR reality amid the doublespeak and duplicitous actions of these two SBC leaders is one of the most tedious and exhausting realites of Christian LIFE in our time.

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