THE PROBLEM WITH RUSSELL MOORE IS NOT THAT HE IS A DEMOCRAT OR THAT HE IS A BAPTIST BUT THAT HE SAYS HE IS A BIBLICAL CONSERVATIVE WHO IS ALL ABOUT THE GOSPEL AND IS REPRESENTING SOUTHERN BAPTIST IN DC, THE MEDIA , AND BEYOND.
Rev Thomas Littleton 9/16/ 2020
Recently this site reported on Tim Keller having joined in the liberal political organization called The & Campaign as an “Elder” board member. In a matter of days Keller’s name and image disappeared from the & Campaign website.
You can read more here and see the photos taken from the & leadership page.
The entire website has now been revamped and does not include Tim Keller’s name or image. Still his associations with & Campaign remain on many levels. Clearly Keller realized that open association as leadership with & Campaign during the current closing days of the 2020 election proved a bridge too far -even for Keller. The PCA is currently attempting a fatal ” regroup” after its recent split in part due to Keller’s compromise on LGBTQ issues.
RUSSELL MOORE FLIRTED WITH & CAMPAIGN LEADERS AT HIS ERLC OFFICES IN 2017
“A great time last week with the leadership of the & Campaign last week . Amisho Baraka, Justin Giboney , and Angel Maldonado”
& Campaigns top tier leaders are Democrat and Obama Foundation operatives . There are no Biblical conservatives among them. There are many of Keller TGC affiliated minority urban pastors and church planters among the leadership council .There are also many Southern Baptist urban pastors among the leadership council but the mantra of & Campaign is “Biblical Values & Social Justice.
&CAMPAIGN WANTS TO DISRUPT THE 2020 ELECTION ACCORDING TO ITS EARLY 2019 MISSIONS STATEMENTS. & ESPOUSES THE FOLLOWING “VALUES” INCLUDING “REDEMPTIVE JUSTICE”.
“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.”
THE & CAMPAIGN HAS A PLAN FOR :
“To improve how Christians engage politics and culture and to disrupt America’s sociopolitical arena by asserting the justice and righteousness of Jesus Christ“
WHERE WE STAND
( NOTE :& CAMPAIGN IS 3RD WAY / SOCIAL JUSTICE DRIVEN)
“The AND Campaign believes that politics is a limited, but essential forum for pursuing the well-being of our neighbors. It is limited in both its scope and its effectiveness. Politics can and should only reach so much and so far, and political solutions will never approach the perfect justice that Jesus will bring and is bringing. Our hope in all things is in Him. There is rarely one Christian position on a public policy issue, but every Christian should be thinking Christianly about politics. In the policies The AND Campaign promotes and in the positions we take, we believe social justice (&) moral order are not at odds, but are two sides of the same coin. We seek to act as faithful Christians, applying the timeless values of our faith and Christianity’s true account to the reality we all face, in this political moment. We invite all who affirm our approach to join us in our work to assert a compassionate and convictional witness into the public square.”
The AND Campaign supports policies that affirm human dignity and advance justice.
“We believe each person is made in the image of God, and that our political decisions need to be made in the light of this fact. Human dignity is implicated by many different political issues, and the AND Campaign seeks to be attentive to upholding human dignity wherever possible”.
Poverty and Economic Mobility
“We think of human dignity when we consider poverty, and how an inability to provide for oneself and one’s family undermines human dignity. AND Campaign supports a strong social safety net (Medicaid, social security, nutrition aid for children and families, etc.). AND Campaign believes in the dignity of work, and supports a livable wage. AND Campaign also supports public-private partnerships that marshal government resources to empower communities to serve those in need at the local level. We encourage elected officials and candidates to talk proactively about how they plan to address poverty as part of their vision for the future of this country and the communities they serve.”
“We think of human dignity when we think about immigration, and how migrants are treated. The government has a responsibility to monitor its borders, but that must be carried out in a just way. The government should not use family ties against migrants in enforcing border policies. The AND Campaign supports immigration policy that is responsible, compassionate and just. Refugees should be welcomed. Dreamers, young people who were brought to this country through no decision of their own, and who want to live, work and contribute in their communities, should be provided a pathway to citizenship. Comprehensive immigration reform is still needed to address both border security as well as the situation of law-abiding undocumented immigrants who are here raising families, working and paying taxes.”
Sacredness of Human Life
“We think of human dignity when we think about the sacredness of human life. The culture wars have raged over the issue of abortion for the past forty years with results that have been at turns life-affirming and toxic. We have no interest in the politicization of abortion for partisan gain. Popular rhetoric that needlessly inflames and offends is unhelpful, as is rhetoric that rationalizes away our responsibility to act. We find that scripture, biology and the demands of human dignity require a societal response to the tragedy of abortion. Towards that end, we believe that abortion must be opposed holistically, from the economic patterns that often drive the practice to the societal values that justify it. We must provide more support for women with crisis pregnancies.”
The Criminal Justice System
“The AND Campaign believes that America’s criminal justice system has too often been unjust. In particular, our criminal justice system has been used to advance the systemic criminalization and mass incarceration of Black and Brown people–this must end. Furthermore, the sentences and treatment of inmates must be humane and should involve mental health considerations. High rates of police brutality and inter-community violence, especially in large urban communities, must end. We do not seek a criminal justice system that is overly lenient, or one that lacks enforcement. We do seek a criminal justice system that is restorative, fair and oriented towards the common good, including the good of the currently and formerly incarcerated.”
Supporting and Strengthening Families
“Central to human dignity and justice is the institution of the family. The AND Campaign believes government has a role to play in supporting the economic security of families. We support expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. We support paid leave policies that acknowledge that Americans are not just workers, but also mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings and children. Public policy ought to accommodate and support commitments to family and community. Economic policies must be attentive to families, in particular, and must ensure that healthy family formation is not disincentivized through marriage penalties or other harmful policy consequences.”
In order for our politics to function well, we need to be able to have a basic level of trust in government, and our politics must be inclusive. To this end, the AND Campaign supports policies that reflect a healthy pluralism and thriving democratic institutions.
“Voting rights must be protected in this country. Access to the polls is not a privilege, but an essential component of citizenship, and so we should be helping people to vote, not putting up obstacles. AND supports restoring voting rights to criminals who have served their time and paid their debt to society.”
“We support taking a hard look at election reform, including campaign finance reform, and voting reforms like ranked preference voting, that will help to reinvigorate the public’s confidence in the democratic process.”
Religious Freedom and Religious Inclusion
& CAMPAIGN ON “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.”
& CAMPAIGN ON “ISLAMIC RIGHTS”
“Central to true pluralism is the continued inclusion of people of faith and religious organizations of various backgrounds and beliefs in the American political community. We believe strongly in religious freedom for all as a bedrock principle that will be essential if we are to build a more inclusive America in this new century. Such freedoms include religious minorities—including Muslims—and religions that hold beliefs that are unpopular. Religious freedom is not absolute, but it should only be infringed upon when absolutely necessary and with the common good in mind. This idea is not new, but reflected in both statutes and our Constitution. Christian institutions deserve full inclusion in American society, and efforts to starve or stigmatize Christian institutions by force of law or government-endorsed marginalization should be opposed.”
The AND Campaign supports a healthy political culture, and those who contribute to it.
“We believe politics has to be about more than the acquisition and use of power by any means necessary. Good policy does not justify bad or destructive politics. The AND Campaign believes in political engagement that is characterized by earnest conviction, humility and civility, and we encourage politicians and others in politics to reflect these characteristics as well.”
“We believe earnest conviction is important, because a politics of obfuscation and misdirection undermines the functioning of our politics. Politicians should say what they mean and mean what they say, and we will always try to do the same.”
“We believe humility is important, because politics and policy making are complicated, and the history of public policy is full of unintended consequences and misplaced priorities. We refuse to put the stamp of religious authority on prudential policy decisions. We hold convictions about what is best in our politics, but we hold these views with the understanding that we might be wrong. Politicians and others in politics should entertain that notion as well.”
“Finally, we believe that civility reflects a basic recognition of the dignity of our fellow citizens. A politics of contempt and disrespect will never be capable of delivering policies that promote the common good. We commit to respecting the dignity of those we disagree with to the best of our ability.”
“We invite you to join The AND Campaign in our mission to educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.“
NOTE :EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP IS PROVIDED FOR & CAMPAIGN BY OBAMA FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR TO AMERICA’S BELIEVERS” MICHAEL WEAR.
WEAR IS ALSO A WRITER AND THOUGHT LEADER FOR KELLER’S TGC ON WHOSE ADVISORY COUNCIL RUSSELL MOORE SERVES.
“As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.”
“Today, Michael serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive team for the AND Campaign. Michael is also the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a sought-after firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”
WEAR ALSO SERVES WITH RUSSELL MOORE AS PART OF THE TRINITY FORUM PRESENTATIONS ON ISSUES LIKE “IMMIGRATION REFORM”. THIS EFFORT IS ,ONCE AGAIN, FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS.
MOORE RECENTLY APPEARED WITH DEEPLY COMPROMISED LEADERS FROM THE CCCU AND NEA WITH & CAMPAIGN LEADER JUSTIN GIBONEY WHO IS A DEMOCRATIC PARTY STRATEGIST AND BOTH OBAMA AND HILARY CONVENTION DELEGATE .
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON & CAMPAIGN , LGBTQ CONTROVERSIES IN BAPTIST CIRCLES
& CAMPAIGN IS PUSHING “FAIRNESS FOR ALL” COMPROMISE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY -WHILE MOORE DENIES SUPPORT OF IT , HE IS WORKING WITH EVERY ADVOCATE OF “FAIRNESS FOR ALL”
&CAMPAIGN IS HELPING BAPTIST LEADERS LIKE MOORE DRIVE BLM STYLE RACIAL NARRATIVE .
Russell Moore first worked with Justin Giboney of & Campaign in the radical ERLC/ TGC sponsored event “MLK/50 in April 2018. The rest of these alliances had been on the down low since that time …until the 2020 election cycle.
POLICE /CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IS AT THE CENTER OF BOTH MOORE’S ERLC AND & CAMPAIGN’S WORK.
ERLC hired a consultant from the radical Revoice LGBTQ movement in the SBC to engage development of ERLC criminal justice reform. The consultant is an expert in “INTERSECTIONALITY” OF RACE, GENDER , AND SEXUAL IDENTITY.
“ERLC and Prison Fellowship Support Prison Reform and Redemption Bill”
Little can be done about the damaging impact of Russell Moore and other TGC and Keller affiliated people and organizations on the “POLITICS ” OF DENOMINATIONS like the SBC or the PCA. The damage is done for a generation. But we can recover our faith and our families and our funding from it’s left wing agenda. Leave the churches which embrace the dirty politics of Moore’s ERLC wed with left wing organizations like & Campaign. Protect your family and get BACK TO FAMILY DEVOTIONS PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY. Forsake the message of TGC and its host of dirty allies and STOP GIVING TO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING that continues to be associated with them. And try to reach out to those drowning in the vast ocean of lies and deception aimed at wedding “Biblical Values ” with the false narratives of Critical Theory and “Social Justice”. This may include your pastor and your young adult children in “Christian ” educational institutions where these ideas have proliferated for over a decade now . Forget the institutions but engage the individuals with TRUTH and the WORD.