CHRISTIANITY TODAY IS LIKELY NEVER GOING TO LIVE DOWN THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2019. BUT BAPTIST HAVE FAR WORSE “TRUMP HATERS” IN THEIR OWN ERLC.
Rev Thomas Littleton 12/26/2019
As PREVIOUSLY warned, more and more self appointed and self serving progressive evangelical leaders will be showing their true colors as we see the 2020 election cycle intensify. Historically Baptist have never thought their preachers should try to tell them how to vote let alone engage manipulative rhetoric against a popular President who most in the evangelical community like and appreciate. But what Baptist may want has never had much bearing on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission under Russell D. Moore or his hirelings. So it should come as no surprise that an ERLC Fellow who works for liberal Jesuit Georgetown University, the Atlantic Council, and is a former Obama administration intel analyst should lead the way for Baptist elite calling for President Trump’s removal from office.
The irony in the case of Miller is that he literally ” wrote the book” (actually the whitepaper) on political civility / engagement for Russell Moore’s ERLC. That document, released in September 2019, was to set the tone for conservative followers in the SBC. It is obvious now that it was NEVER INTENDED to govern the elite like Paul D. Miller who wrote it or his ERLC boss Moore who commissioned it.
ERLC FAITH AND HEALTHY DEMOCRACY WHITE PAPER
Paul D. Miller
“Paul D. Miller is a professor of the practice of international affairs at Georgetown University, a visiting professor with the American Enterprise Institute, and a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.”
MORE BIO ON MILLER HERE
THE CIVILITY GUIDELINES FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
“THE MISSION OF THE CIVILITY REPORT “
“This report explores how American evangelical Christians might contribute to healing political and cultural divides in America. It also aims to identify gaps in Americans’ civic education and civic practice and to suggest ways to fill that gap. We hope to engage Christians on what healthy democratic participation looks like: how do we love our neighbors politically, and how might our faith lead us to advocate for human flourishing in the public square?”
PAUL D. MILLER RECENT VITRIOLIC ANTI- TRUMP WRITINGS
Miller has had a string of anti Trump articles since 2016. No surprise then that the ERLC’s Mr. Civility doubled down on his vitriolic attack on December 22nd demanding President Trumps removal from office AFTER the Christianity Today implosion .
“Convict Trump: The Constitution is more important than abortion”
By Paul D. Miller, Voices Contributor
PAUL D. MILLER , LIKE HIS ERLC BOSS RUSSELL MOORE TENDS TO LIKE STATING THINGS IN THE EXTREME .
“Trump’s behavior is a threat to our Constitutional order. The facts behind his impeachment show that he abused a position of public trust for private gain, the definition of corruption and abuse of power. More worryingly, he refused to comply with Congress’s power to investigate his conduct, a fundamental breach of the checks and balances that is the bedrock of our Constitutional order.”
Miller continues :
“Trump’s acquittal would mean that future presidents will eventually be “absolutely unrestrained,” and become above the law. If the president is above the law, we do not live in a constitutional republic in which every citizen is guaranteed equal justice under law. It will mean that a public official has more rights and privileges than you or I, that the law does not apply to him, and that he can shoot someone on Fifth Avenue without consequence. It would mean the Constitution will become a powerless, meaningless piece of paper that no longer governs the American government. The American experiment in free government would give way, more or less, to an elective monarchy.”
MILLER’S WEIRD ATTEMPTS TO MAKE HIS CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S POPULARITY BASED ON RECORD ON ABORTION WITH SOME VERY BACKDOOR AND MANIPULATIVE APPROACHES.
Miller’s voice here seems to be coming form the political twilight zone.
“The problem comes when the monarch dies and hands power to someone else. Without a Constitution to constrain monarchs, we have no way of guaranteeing that the next one will be pro-life. Indeed, the next one might not like Christians at all. The next one might not even respect our religious liberty. That is why a Constitution which guarantees us the right to participate in the political process is, over the long run, far more valuable than any single prolife official.”
“For the sake of the country, the Constitution, for equal justice under law, for the future of the pro-life cause, Trump must be convicted and removed from office.”
(NOTE – One of the most consistent needs of these progressive elitist is to undermine the conviction of Christians who are pro-life from being “single issues voters”. Miller just got very creative in his approach to do so. His boss at ERLC thinks himself a master of it.)
SO ERLC’S TRUMP HATER SAN OUT HATE CT’s GALLI
Keep in mind this is the ERLC’s author of the civility guide for political engagement.
HERE IS MORE OF PAUL D. MILLERS WORK ATTACKING PRESIDENT TRUMP
STOP WHEN YOU HAVE READ ENOUGH .
“Paul Miller on Trump and the Fearful Decline of the International Order”
“MAPPING IDEOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP”
“This is How the Liberal International Order Dies”
PROBLEMS WITH ERLC AND MILLER CIVILITY
READ MORE ON THE NEW AGE PARTNER AND MONGREL ERLC CIVILITY TEAM
ERLC PARTNER FETZER INSTITUTE NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY
“Our work to realize a more loving world is guided by the development of a new conceptual frame—our Theory of Change—that articulates the need for a global movement. We continue to examine and evolve this theoretical approach, even as we make common cause with all who are working toward a shared and transformative sacred story for humanity in the 21st century.”
“Our work today is in collaboration with inspiring partners as we all work to reveal, inspire, and serve this movement. Learn more about our priority initiatives below and engage with the work through stories, events, resources, and other opportunities to add your voice.”
ERLC ELITE SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT NEW AGE THINK TANKS AND GEORGETOWN PROFESSORS CAN THINK BETTER ABOUT POLITICS THAN BAPTIST CAN FOR THEMSELVES. MOST BAPTIST WOULD THINK OTHERWISE… IF THEY KNEW.
Southern Baptist who were disturbed by the mouthing off of Christianity Today’s editor Mark Galli need ONLY to look in their own back yard to find a Research Fellow of their own Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission who looks to be going far beyond the arrogant rhetoric of the Christianity Today editor and doing so repeatedly. It is also likely that they are paying him to speak on their behalf. In the case of Paul D. Miller, the Baptist author of the ERLC Civil Engagement whitepaper, the hypocrisy is even more glaring.