World Economic Forum Davos 2023 meeting featured advancing LGBTQ rights ftont and center . The World Economic Forum believes that LGBTQ+ inclusion policies are the key to economic success and speakers at Davos gave some insights into the WEF position on the issue.
“Recent changes in law and the expansion of LGBTQI rights in a number of countries mark positive progress. What lessons from these success stories can be applied in other contexts? Speakers: Ben Fajzullin, Sarah Kate Ellis, Sharon Marcil, Tirana Hassan, Fahd Jamaleddine The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.”
Ben FajzullinSenior News Anchor, Deutsche Welle
Sarah Kate EllisPresident and Chief Executive Officer, GLAAD
Sharon MarcilRegional Chair, North America, Boston Consulting Group
Tirana HassanActing Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Fahd JamaleddineCurator, Tripoli – LB Hub
WEF PANEL TOPICS FOR LGBTQi+
WEF LBGTQ activists criticized the US for so-called “anti-LGBTQ” bills, legislatIon WHICH ARE AIMED at protecting children from transgender surgeries, womens sports, and women’s rights to single sex bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and other spaces.
ANTI-LGBTQI BILLS AT THE STATE LEVEL
Sarah Kate Ellis, President of GLAAD, SPOTLIGHTED “anti-LGBTQ” bills that she says are mostly “targeting trans youth”. GLADD , Her organization had “worked with corporations behind the scenes to THREATEN states to say… I’m gonna pull business. I need safe places for my employees in the United States.”
“There are multiple factors at play in the LGBTQI+ struggle, @JamaleddineFahd emphasizes the importance of considering the context as a whole.”
@wef@sarahkateellis@GLAAD speaks on the importance of ‘speaking up and out’ for marginalized people in the LGBTQI+ community.
(FROM Post Millennial WEBSITE)
“The idea that LGBTQ inclusion policies are economically beneficial stems from the WEF’s insistence that businesses should focus on “stakeholder capitalism” rather than the more traditional shareholder capitalism.”
“In the stakeholder capitalism model, companies must allocate resources to environmental and social issues alongside striving to be profitable. The WEF argues that being LGBTQ-inclusive is the secret to economic success in a post-pandemic world, as inclusive cities are claimed to be more innovative and attractive to young, creative minds.”
“Sharon Marcil, of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), said her company has enhanced “gender-affirming care” coverage and made “an enhancement in terms of inclusiveness in fertility.” This includes company coverage for surrogacy.”
Around min 9 – The discussion turns to corporations playing and “continuing to play a role and need to and it is being DEMANDED BY THE NEXT GENERATION.”
Min 11 – The assertion is made that the US has a significant number of anti -LGBT Youth legislative efforts. CEO’s can push back on this issue. Trans youth have the least voices and WE HAVE TO BE SPEAKING OUT FOR THEM.
Min 14- “Setting up PRIDE Communities in companies”
Min 15- Establishing public /private partnerships playing out the PR …Get ahead of it- we’ll have to do it given it is “demanded and expected”.
Min 16 -We brought up best practices of DEI and chose 8 best practices on how to implement that all over the world and make societal change.
Min 19- How do you con·ven·ience people that this is a basic human right?
Min 22 – No matter where we are working in the world (what culture) we have a common set of principles and purposes .
Min 24 -A really good model is in the US how we did marriage equality- its aright but it was the emotional appeal ..when we started talking about LOVE… Visibility is the KEY and lays the groundwork to move rights forward. ..by people knowing who WE ARE
Min 25- How can infiltrate or work with media and corporations to get the word out and bring visibility.
Min 26- On Transgender – In the US -who is making up the gap in education? -its the media.
Min 27 Q and A begins
WEF 2020 ASSERTED THAT LGBTQI INCLUSIVE CITIES -ARE PART OF THE “GREAT RESET ” RETURN TO POST COVID PROSPERITY “
• “Economies that are more inclusive are better placed to recover from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• A strong positive correlation exists between LGBT+ inclusion and economic resilience.
• In particular, cities that embrace diversity may reap an ‘inclusion dividend’ as they begin to rebuild their economies.”
“As the world continues to grapple with the unprecedented global health crisis of COVID-19, the scale of the related global economic crisis is becoming increasingly clear. We are facing the sharpest economic contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s, according to the United Nations – threatening to roll back decades of progress in the fight against poverty.”
“At the same time as taking emergency measures to minimize the immediate economic impacts of the pandemic, governments around the world are looking to position themselves for recovery. A new analysis of economic resilience offers a potential clue to which economies may be able to recover faster: LGBT+ inclusion is correlated to the resilience of a country’s economy.”
WEF PANELIST ASSERTS THAT LGBTQI+ RIGHTS ARE THE NEW BATTLE GROUND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
“Tirana Hassan, Interim Director at Human Rights Watch, “LGBT rights… are actually becoming signs of modernity,” and are becoming “a new battleground.”
‘This is not a fight that is over’ says @TiranaHassan on the importance of continuing to advance and protect LGBT rights around the world.”
Sharon MarciL talks about how support has improved for the LGBTQI+ community in the last 25 years, but there’s more work to be done.
WEF /DAVOS ” PRIDE ON THE PROMENADE “ 2023 EVENT WITH GLADD, HRC, UNITED NATIONS ,ACCENTURE AND THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY
(“The increase in representation and visibility of the LGBTQ community among the business world, and at landmark global events such as the World Economic Forum, is remarkable,” said Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR, the parent organization of PGLE.)
“The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is underway and LGBTQ visibility is high. Last night, the heads of state, CEOs, and civic and social leaders from around the globe were greeted with the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality’s “Pride on the Promenade,” a united show of support for LGBTQ people through a rainbow light-up of multiple venues and signs across the Promenade, the main street of shops and cafes in Davos. “
“The initiative organized by PGLE, Accenture, and GLAAD celebrates the progress of LGBTQ human rights and serves as a call to action for necessary advances in global LGBTQ acceptance and equality. PGLE is a project of BSR, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the World Economic Forum.”
“Accenture, AWS, Axios, Circle.com, Cisco, CNBC, Deloitte, EY, Female Quotient, Google, Hub Culture, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP, Workday, and Zoom participated in ‘Pride on the Promenade’ by displaying rainbows and LGBTQ messages on screens and signage in exterior and interior hosted spaces located on and around the Promenade in Davos. “
“Launched during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2019, the Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change, through raising awareness and advancing implementation of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people. The Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change”
TED CRUZ CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN FROM 2012 AND 2016 IS MARRIED TO THE CEO OF ACCENTURE .
Accenture is a Consultant /Advisor to the Board of WEF according to its website. It is leading this effort to feature LGBTI in DAVOS with the UN , HRC and GLAAD. CEO of this extremely WOKE consulting firm is Julie Sweet. Sweet husband is Chad Sweet from the 2012/2016 campaigns of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
Julie Sweet CEO of Accenture
According to the website:
“She also serves on the WEF Board of Trustees.”
Sweets husbands work with Ted Cruz – (Source Ballotpedia )
Chad Sweet is a Republican political consultant based in Washington, D.C., and co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a business and security consulting firm.
“Sharon Marcil is Boston Consulting Group’s North America Regional Chair, overseeing operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. She is the Chair of BCG FED, the entity that runs the US Federal Government business for the firm. Sharon formerly served as the Head of Global Marketing and the Global Client Team. She also ran the BCG Global Consumer business.”
“Since joining BCG in 1993, Sharon has led transformation efforts at the world’s largest private and public sector organizations including assisting the largest global health care and consumer companies on post-merger integrations and restructuring efforts and, in the public sector, assisting key entities with transformation and restructuring efforts. Sharon has been a leader in bringing corporate best practice to the federal government sector—helping change agents in government lead transformation efforts at many agencies. Sharon has also worked with the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition since 2011. “
ACCORDING TO ALL GLOBAL ADVOCATES OF LGBTQI RIGHTS – RELIGIONS -ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANITY ARE “THE BIGGEST ENEMY OF LGBTQI+ RIGHTS“.
(FROM WEF 2018 ARTICLE ON THREATS TO LGBTQ RIGHTS)
TRUMP AND CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS WERE A THREAT?
(NOTE- Trump has never been a threat to LGBTI rights but has had the support of conservative evangelicals who do oppose the agenda. )
“Although the case stopped short of setting a precedent that would allow people to claim exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious reasons, it highlighted tensions in the US between conservative Christians and the proponents of LGBTI rights.”
So the Christian Church has always been and will always be the primary target for social change from WITHIN .
CHRISTIAN LEADERS WORKING SOCIAL CHANGE FROM WITHIN
Here are clear examples of how compromised Christian Leaders are moving the church toward the Globalist vision ” BEYOND THE RAINBOW”.
American Seminaries and major denominations liek the Southern Baptist Convention and once conservative Presbyterians have promoted Gender/ Feminine / Queer theories and INTERSECTIONALITY for over a decade. Diversity Equity and Inclusion are the new MANTRA for Christian organizations.
(ARTICLE FROM MAY 2022)
In 2018 the Revoice movement promoting “LGBT+ Thriving in Historic (Conservative) Churches” surfaced after years of planning and educating in house activist in both the SBC and PCA flagship seminaries. The resulting controversies , divisions and splits have failed to turn these movements around at the highest levels and the LGBTI Critical Theories training continues.
In the above linked article readers can see how the LGBTQI “Inclusion ” movement is trickling down into local churches. In the link Below the movement is tracked into Christian Education in K-12 Christian School oversight organization ACSI
Even Bible Memorization focused AWANA ministry is joining the effort to feature WOKE and Revoice/ LGBT+ Thriving leaders in their training for Child Discipleship Forum.
Christian organizations around the world are seeking to partner with local and national governments and with the United Nations in global “relief” and “refugee resettlement” efforts as well as with Global Health Initiative ” and World Health Organization. Leaders like Baptist Rick Warren, Tim Keller, Walter Kim and Francis Collins and organizations like World Relief, National Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance, Lausanne Movement continue to deepen their own ties with global interest like WEF and have shown complete willingness to take the institutional church and foolish Christians who follow them- down this deadly path INTO AGENDA 2030 DE&I metrics and including “LGBTI Inclusion- BEYOND THE RAINBOW ”
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
THE RACE TO THE FRINGE CONTINUES. WITH LEADERS LIKE MATT CHANDLER THE CHURCH HAS LITTLE HOPE FOR A BIBLICALLY FAITHFUL “FUTURE “.
EXILES IN BABYLON
March 23-25, 2023 | Boise, Idaho
“To be a Christian is to be an exile. The Bible has a name for the country we’ve been exiled to: Babylon. As exiles living in Babylon, we need to think biblically, Christianly, indeed exilically—not partisanly—through cultural and political issues.”
“This year, our topics include: The Future of the Church, Disability and the Church, Multiethnic Perspectives of American Christianity, a conversational debate on the Problem of Evil, and a pre-conference symposium on Women in Leadership!”
“Different views will be presented. No question is off limits. No political party will be praised. Everyone will be challenged to think. And Jesus will be upheld as supreme.”
SPEAKERS INCLUDE SPRINKLE WHO HEADS THEOLOGY INT HE RAW AND IS A REVOICE “LGBTQ THRIVING ” IN THE CHURCH LEADER.
Dr. Preston Sprinkle Preston Sprinkle (Ph.D.) is an international speaker and a New York Times bestselling author, who’s written a dozen books including People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is not just an Issue. Preston currently serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, an organization that equips Christians to engage questions about faith, sexually & gender with theological faithfulness and courageous love. Preston also hosts the popular podcast “Theology in the Raw” and posts regularly on his YouTube channel “Preston Sprinkle.”
TGC AND BATPIST PASTOR MATT CHANDLER HAS JUST RETURNED FROM BEING OUT OF HIS CHURCH PULPIT FOR MONTHS DUE TO AN INAPPROPRIATE ONLINE RELATIONSHIP
Matt Chandler Session: The Future of the Church “Matt Chandler is a husband, father, pastor, elder, and author whose greatest desire is to make much of Jesus. He has served nearly 20 years as the Lead Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX which recently transitioned its 5 campuses into their own autonomous churches. He is also the President of the Acts 29 Network, a large church planting community that trains and equips church planters across the globe.Matt is known around the world for proclaiming the gospel in a powerful and down-to-earth way and enjoys traveling to share the message of Jesus whenever he can. He lives in Texas with his beautiful wife Lauren and their three children, Audrey, Reid, and Norah”.
MICHELLE T. SANCHEZ WHO WILL SHARE THE SESSION WITH CHANDLER IS AN EVANGELICAL CONVENANT CHURCH MINISTER / ECC WHICH PROMOTED RACIAL JUSTICE AND MANY LEADERS FORM REVOICE INCLUDING FORMER PCA PASTOR GREG JOHNSON .
ECC HAS AN LGBTQ “SAFE SPACES” AND WELCOMING INITIATIVE CALLED “EMBRACE”
Heart | Embrace Love
“Create safe and compassionate space for relational connection”
“This section provides resources to help you embrace a deeper sense of compassion as well as to create a healthy space for relational connection with people who are LGBT+. These resources are recommended with the intention of providing helpful guidance toward building bridges and loving well. Through memoirs and stories, how-tos, and practical curriculum, this section serves as a source of valuable relational guidance.”
Michelle T. Sanchez Session: The Future of the Church Michelle T Sanchez is the senior leader of discipleship and evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination, a multiethnic movement of 900+ churches, as well as a frequent speaker on the topics of sexual discipleship and racial discipleship. Michelle is the founder and key architect of Embrace, a wide-reaching human sexuality discipleship initiative of the ECC. New for 2022, Michelle is the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship, Color-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition, and the picture book, God’s Beloved Community. After studying international business at NYU, Michelle worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. She has served in various capacities with the Institute for Bible Reading, Cru, and the Lausanne Movement. She is a regular columnist for Outreach Magazine and a dual-degree graduate of Gordon-Conwell seminary. Find her at MichelleTSanchez.com.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND OBAMA FOUNDATION LEADER /& CAMPAIGN CO-FOUNDER JUSTIN GIBONEY IS ALSO A SPEAKER
Justin Giboney Session: Multiethnic Perspectives on American Christianity ” Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist and ordained minister in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, which is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. He’s the co-author of Compassion (&) Conviction – The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.”
SPONSORS INCLUDE BIOLA/ TALBOT WHICH ARE REVOICE LEADER MARK YARHOUSE DISCIPLES.
ALSO FRANCIS CHANS ETERNITY BIBLE COLLEGE IS A SPONSOR
ALSO INTERVARISITY WHICH HAS PUBLISHED REVOICE LEADERS BOOKS INCLUDING MARK YARHOUSE.
The lingering impacts of Revoice and its LGBT+ activism leadership continue to push their agenda across evangelical circles. Compromised pastors in The Gospel Coalition continue to press the limits while continuing to assert that TGC and they are rooted in biblically orthodoxy. & Campaign which is a direct extension of the Democratic Party and Obama Foundation into the conservative evangelical movements , continues to be endorsed by pastors . Meanwhile Baptist like Matt Chandler who has been selling the snake oil of “white privilege ” and CRT laced false gospel is one of many pastors exhibiting ever increasing boldness in his own fringe endorsements and involvements.
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 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 of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
MAY 23RD 2018 ALBERT MOHLER DECLARED THE #METOO MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH WAS THE “WRATH OF GOD POURED OUT-THE HUMILIATION OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION”. YET THE SBC ABUSE ADVOCATE/MEDIA STAR/ CONSULTANT/ AUTHOR / CONFERENCE SPEAKER AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN A PART OF ALBERT MOHLER’S TEAM AT SBTS FOR OVER A DECADE.
Rev Thomas Littleton
January 14th 2023
This past week controversy arose over the MANY HATS that victims advocate Rachael Denhollander is currently WEARING in the ongoing SBC “Sex Abuse ” controversy, investigation and media circus. It seems that not only has Mrs. Denhollander been working for many Southern Baptist entities like The ERLC ( under Mohler protege’ Russell Moore at the time) but also for the Executive Committee, SBTS itself, various other entities like Lifeway (where one of the featured victims has worked as an executive) AND is now reported to be ACTUALLY running the SBC abuse HOTLINE.
O Yes and she works with the independent investigative firm Guidepost Solutions directly and with the various “Task Forces” which the SBC have established to coordinate the investigation and “implement ” its new policies.
MOHLER AND ACTIVISM IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
Albert Mohler and his SBTS are deeply tied to the leading activist the SBC related to Racial issues, the use of Critical Race Theory , Intersectionality , The LGBTQ Thriving Revoice movment in the SBC and PCA. AND more recently it has come to light that Mohler has had a longstanding connection with the leading couple in sex abuse /#metoo/ #churchtoo JUSTICE advocacy.
SOME HISTORY OF SBTS KEY ACTIVIST :
1ST -Russell Moore who accused the SBC of rampant racism , sex abuse and the existence of a massive coverup of the above in the SBC,Accusations came via leaked letters leading to the current investigation and abuse crisis.Moore IS the most famed or infamous of Mohler’s proteges’ . Moore was educated, employed and in leadership at SBTS for more than 2 decades. Moore also helped launch the CRT filled MLK/50 event in April 2018 where he accused Southern Baptist of “worshipping Jim Crow”as Jesus.
2ND -Once CRT and Intersectionality were being mainstreamed as “useful tools with the Gospel” in the Southern Baptist it was Mohler who worked directly with his in house SBTS CRT activist on RACE to drive a program called “Removing of the Stain of Racism from the SBC”. Those SBTS trained and employed activist included Curtis Wood, Matt Hall & Jarvis Williams. These same resident SBTS activist were part of the 2017 SBTS racial history investigation and purge as well as the 2019 Resolutions Committee who altered a submitted resolution ( # 9) to condemn CRT and Intersectionality in the SBC into an affirmation of CRT and Intersectionality.
(The panel, which was hosted at the SBC Cooperative Program stage, featured R. Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin Jones, Matthew J. Hall, and Curtis Woods. The panel was moderated by Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary.)
3RD – Nate Collins founder of Revoice LGBTQ Thriving in the SBC ( which ALSO DEEPLY IMPACTED THE PCA) was a student, a Garrett Fellow AND taught New Testament at SBTS. Collins resided at SBTS for a period of 14 1/2 years obtaining 2 degrees and asserting in his dissertation for SBTS that the use of “Virgin ” proves the existence of a “third gender identification ” in the New Testament. Collin’s SBTS academic studies and papers and his book “All But Invisible” centered around Feminine,Gender and Queer Theories and Feminist Theology. Revoice is a movement in intersectionality “at the intersection of faith and sexuality”. Collins also presented some of his SBTS sexuality papers at ETS.
4TH- Deeply concerning is the decade PLUS history of Jacob and Rachael Denhollander at Albert Mohler’s SBTS and the ongoing efforts of the “Sex Abuse / #churchtoo scandals to force investigations, lawsuits, the coalition of victims, settlements AND to enforce compliance of Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the nations largest Protestant Denomination the Southern Baptist Convention. As the reader can determine below the use of,Jacob Denhollanders SBTS academic career and academic focus look to have been used to furthered the cause of the #churchtoo in the SBC. Is this “a Gospel issue”? No-nuanced critical theory and Feminist Theology narrative is not the Gospel.
THE DENHOLLANDER REPUTATION
There is no denying Rachael Denhollander’s acclaim :
“Rachael Denhollander is an American lawyer and former gymnast. She was the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former Michigan state University and USA Gymnastics doctor, of sexual assault. Denhollander is 2018 Glamour Woman of the Year and was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. She is the recipient of the 2021 Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.”
“Denhollander was the last to speak during both of Nassar’s sentencing hearings. In asking the judges to impose the maximum sentence on Nassar, Denhollander said, “How much is a little girl worth?”[She answered her own question: “These victims are worth everything … I plead with you to impose the maximum sentence under the plea agreement because everything is what these survivors are worth.”In Ingham County, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Denhollander “built an army of survivors”[and called her “a five-star general.”[Aquilina also said Denhollander was “the bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.”
THE ISSUE OF ABUSE IN THE CHURCH
QUESTIONS TO PONDER- Is the use of the “5 star general” who assembled an “Army of the Abused ” in the Nassar case- now heading the same KIND of effort among Southern Baptist? If so, as it appears, is this being done right out of its Flagship Seminary SBTS?Could this reality be just a matter of happenstance? Can Baptist assume that these associations JUST SO HAPPENED to develop and become weaponized against the church in the same way the Nassar case developed- by some of the same people- all within Albert Mohler’s SBTS circles?
VALID ABUSE AND COVERUPS
There is no doubt the church has had a history of both abuse and problems with how abuse is handled. Yet evidence is compelling that something more was going on -at least in the Southern Baptist sudden visitation of the issue in a highly publicised and ongoing controversy filled with accusations of coverup, corruption and collusion.
But COMPELLING and disturbing appearance EXIST of some high level COLLUDING of a different sort- at the flagship SBC seminary.
WE HAVE TO ASK -WAS “GOD’S WRATH BEING POURED OUT ON THE SBC” OR WAS THE #CHURCHTOO VISITATION A COORDINATED EFFORT FROM SBTS?
@JJ_Denhollander “I am extremely grateful to see these words from the president of my school, albertmohler. There is much more work to do and many more hard conversations to be had @R_Denhollander and I hope to be helpful in anyway we can.”
FROM THE MOHLER “WRATH OF GOD ” ON THE SBC ARTICLE
“America’s largest evangelical denomination has been in the headlines day after day. The SBC is in the midst of its own horrifying #MeToo moment.”
“At one of our seminaries, controversy has centered on a president (now former president) whose sermon illustration from years ago included advice that a battered wife remain in the home and the marriage in hope of the conversion of her abusive husband. Other comments represented the objectification of a teenage girl. The issues only grew more urgent with the sense that the dated statements represented ongoing advice and counsel.”
“But the issues are far deeper and wider.”
MOHLER DISCUSSED HAVING BROUGHT IN THE DENHOLLANDERS TO HANDLE SBTS OWN SEX ABUSE CASE (S)
Statement from R. Albert Mohler Jr. on Sovereign Grace Churches
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. — February 15, 2019
“When this issue resurfaced a year ago, I was made painfully aware of my serious mistakes. I immediately urged that an independent investigation be conducted and agreed that CJ (Mahaney) needed to step down from public ministry until that took place. This resulted in a severing of all personal and ministry ties, and I have had no relationship with CJ or SGC since that time.”
“I was deeply affected by the documentation offered by Rachael Denhollander. I met with Jacob and Rachael soon after she released the documentation and I have deeply appreciated her counsel. That first conversation fundamentally changed my understanding of this issue.”
IN HIS OWN WORDS- MOHLER TURNED TO THE DENHOLLANDERS FOR HELP. & HE ENCOURAGES THE “PRESSURE” TO BE MAINTAINED !
“I should have sought advice and counsel of agencies and authorities and experts who were even then on the front lines of dealing with these kinds of allegations.”
“Some will question whether the force of public pressure explains the timing of my statement and its public nature. In all candor, this pressure is no doubt part of that explanation. That fact should serve to encourage survivors and their advocates to maintain such pressure.”
THE DENHOLLANDERS AND SBTS -SOME HISTORY :
According to Jacob the couple have been at SBTS for over a decade
Photo from Jacob Denhollander social media of his SBTS graduation
“After 11 years, two degrees, and a lot of life, my time @SBTS is over. Forever grateful to these professors for the way I have grown as a scholar and as a man. It’s a bittersweet day as I move on to finish my PhD elsewhere, but part of me will always be at Southern.”
CONSIDER THE DECADE PLUS OF THE DENHOLLANDERS PRESENCE AT SBTS AND JACOB DENHOLLANDER’S WORK THERE:
Jacobs published academic papers at SBTS date back to at least 2015 confirming that his work at SBTS has been focuses on abuse and reconciling things like “Feminist Theology ” and its hatred of the atonement with the Gospel. His other public academic studies appear to have been focused on Abuse as well. So since a least 2015 – WHILE the Nassar case was being prosecuted and Rachael Denhollander has played a major role developing that case and become known as “a five star general” – “assembling and army of victims” She and her husband have been at Albert Mohler’s SBTS seminary focusing on Sex Abuse from a theological framework.
As manager of the SBC Hotline for Guidepost Solutions and working directly with multiple other SBC entities in multiple capacities “The General ” not only looks to be wearing too many hats but positioned to assemble a new army for the assault on the Southern Baptist Convedntion.
The history of Feminist Theology is Anti- Gospel and Anti- Family and Anti- conventional Conservative Theology . It is certainly against the Baptist Faith and Message. Feminists theologians INSIST that theology has been developed not just by males, but by males within a patriarchal culture in a patriarchal church which is rife with systemic abuse of women by men who subordinate and exploit them.
Feminist Theology resist the use of male pronouns for God – Assaults the role of women in the home and the biblical call for women to submit to their husbands. Feminist theology calls the Nuclear Family and IDOL which must be taken down and replaced. Feminine Theology seeks to subvert and usurp the role of men in leadership which is specifically counter to the Apostle Paul’s inspired instructions for family and church life.
Feminist Theology seeks to deconstruct ALL Biblical concepts of family and church and leadership -promotes the demands for all churches to ordain women in senior leadership and EVEN goes so far as to attempt to feminize God.
THE PROBLEMS WITH THESE ASSERTIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS VS THE GOSPEL OF REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS ARE GLARING AND LEGION.
Yet at SBTS Jacob Denhollander appears to have been commissioned or allowed to dedicate his academic pursuits and papers, obtaining his degrees, to erasing or merging the polar opposites of feminist theology and the Gospel /Good News and the Great Commission which once was said to occupied Southern Baptist life and ministry.
Justice for Victims is the new gospel !
“The #MeToo moment has come to American evangelicals. This moment has come to some of my friends and brothers in Christ. This moment has come to me, and I am called to deal with it as a Christian, as a minister of the Gospel, as a seminary and college president, and as a public leader. I pray that I will lead rightly.” …”This is just a foretaste of the wrath of God poured out. This moment requires the very best of us. The Southern Baptist Convention is on trial and our public credibility is at stake. May God have mercy on us all.” Albert Mohler .
MOHLER PARTNER AT THE GOSPEL COALITION RECENTLY OFFERED HIGH PRAISE FOR THE DENHOLLANDERATONEMENT NARRATIVE.
(NOTE THIS WAS SENT BY A READER WHO HAD NOTED THE KELLER -DENHOLLANDER TWITTER EXCHANGE ON JANUARY 1ST 2022 )
“A bit surprised that the Denhollander essay–which advocates for abuse victims but also affirms substitutionary atonement as a way to do so–has gotten so little discussion. (I hope that means everyone agrees with it!) I”m grateful for the Denholladers’ work and ministry.”
““The example of God at the cross inverts power dynamics at play in oppression and abuse.” – Jacob and Rachael Denhollander in ““Justice: The Foundation of a Christian Approach to Abuse”
IN 2018 BOTH JACOB AND RACHAEL PRESENTED AN SBTS PAPER ON ABUSE JUSTICE AT THE 70TH ANNUAL EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS IN DENVER COLORADO
“JUSTICE: THE FOUNDATION OF A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO ABUSE”
“In this paper, we seek to establish that evangelicals possess the theological truths needed to bring comfort, hope and truth to survivors of abuse, predicated on a proper understanding of justice as seen in the atonement and character of the Triune God. We examine the claim that penal, substitutionary understandings of the atonement are pictures of abuse and argue that, properly understood, these understandings of the atonement instead provide a basis for rejecting the power dynamics that underlay all forms of abuse.”
SBTS , Albert Mohler and the Denhollanders have played a significant role in the development of the ideology of “humiliation” , contrition and JUSTICE in the SBC abuse scandal and response. AGAIN -Jacob has been able to use his academic studies and papers to reconcile the anti gospel- anti forgiveness – pro prosecution and pro justice of FEMINIST THEOLOGY with the Southern Baptist once Biblical view of repentance , forgiveness, and RESTORATION. Does this mean these biblical ideals must take a back seat to JUSTICE?
MOHLER AND HIS DISCIPLES SHOW UP REPEATEDLY IN THE SBC ABUSE ISSUE.
Mohler disciple Russell Moore immediately commissioned Rachael Denhollander to help with his “Caring Well ” brand building in the ERLC/ SBC response to sex abuse.
Russell Moore and Denhollander at ERLC’s Caring well Conference -abuse “response “
Moore also echoed Mohler’s “Wrath of God “in 2022
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse
“The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined.”
MOHLER HAD PREVIOUSLY FEATURED THE “GOSPEL DRIVEN TESTIMONY” OF DENHOLLANDER AT THE NASSAR SENTENCING IN THE BRIEFING .
“An amazing testimony to the gospel, to the reality of good and evil, and to Christian truth in a Michigan courtroom” THE BRIEFING -THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 2018
(Perhaps HERE Mohler is SKILLFULLY putting TO USE the reconciled NARRATIVE merging Feminist Theologies demand for JUSTICE and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law with a “Gospel Testimony” by Rachael Denhollander. The reader can determine that for themselves )
MOHLER IN THE BRIEFING IN HIGH PRAISE OF THE COUPLE WHO HAVE MADE THIER HOME IN HIS SBTS CIRCLES AS THE NASSAR CASE HAS UNFOLDED. ODD-HE NEVER MENTIONS THAT FACT.
TWO IMPORTANT EXCERPTS AND THE FULL MOHLER STATEMENT ON MRS. DENHOLLANDER’S “GOSPEL TESTIMONY IN THE COURTROOM:
“Rachael Denhollander. In her statement concerning the sentencing of Dr. Nassar, she not only spoke eloquently from the deep reservoirs of a Christian worldview, but she spoke directly to the doctor with the power of the Christian gospel.”
MOHLER ASSERTS THE DEEP CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW & GOSPEL REFLECTED – THEN
“Those are words very difficult to hear, very difficult to read, very difficult to say. They are difficult words we need to hear, and of course they are difficult words that have the ring and the authenticity of biblical truth. This is the kind of argument that can only emerge from Christian conviction and from the Christian biblical worldview. The references here to good and evil, to right and wrong, to a straight line of judgment, most importantly the references to sin and guilt, the necessity of repentance and the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the promise of salvation, all of this only makes sense, it is only coherent if everything revealed in the Scripture is true.”
“BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW- CHRISTIAN CONVICTION- & SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT “
Again the Jacob Denhollader 2015 paper reconciling Feminist Theology with the Gospel primary task is to deal with feminist theologies hatred for Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA).
Excerpt :Denhollander on Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA)
“Rita Nakashima Brock famously labelled any model of atonement in which Jesus is subjected to punishment to satisfy God as “cosmic child abuse” – a sobering and disturbing claim that has embedded itself in contemporary discussions about the atonement and has been accepted by many theologians as necessitating a careful re-formulation, if not outright rejection of, traditional models of atonement. Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA), with its emphasis on the wrath of God against sin and the justification of sinners through the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross, is especially criticized as modeling abuse and making a virtue of suffering.”
” Most defenses of PSA against this characterization focus on the way feminists have misunderstood or caricaturized PSA, and seek to demonstrate that Christ’s substitutionary death, rightly understood, does not explicitly or implicitly encourage abuse. While useful, I intend to go beyond a mere defense of the atonement and demonstrate that far from condoning abuse, a properly Trinitarian articulation of PSA can be used to address the problem of abuse by radically confronting the sinful view of authority and power that always lies behind abuse.”
MOHLER EVEN GETS IN HER COMING BOOK TITLE
“She then asked the question,”
“how much is a little girl worth?”
FULL COMMENTS BY MOHLER IN PRAISE OF DENHOLLANDER “GOSPEL”.
“The woman whose accusations broke the story and eventually broke the doctor was a young woman by the name now of Rachael Denhollander. In her statement concerning the sentencing of Dr. Nassar, she not only spoke eloquently from the deep reservoirs of a Christian worldview, but she spoke directly to the doctor with the power of the Christian gospel. The words of this young woman bear our close attention. The doctor as he was being sentenced was carrying a Bible visibly. That was considered by many of the victims to be manipulative with the doctor effectively using the Bible as a prop in order to engender sympathy during his sentencing hearing. But Mrs. Denhollander pointed to the Bible that Dr. Nassar had, and then she said bravely,”
“If you have read the Bible you carry, you know the definition of sacrificial love portrayed is of God himself loving so sacrificially that he gave up everything to pay a penalty for the sin he did not commit. By his grace, I, too, choose to love this way.”
“Later referencing the Bible again, she spoke of absolute truth and the objective reality of right and wrong. She said and I quote,”
“the Bible you carry says it is better for a stone to be thrown around your neck and you throw into a lake than for you to make even one child stumble. And you have damaged hundreds. The Bible,” she said conveys the message of, “final judgment where all of God’s wrath and eternal terror is poured out on men like you. Should,” she said, “you ever reach the point of truly facing what you have done, the guilt will be crushing. And that is what makes the gospel of Christ so sweet. Because it extends grace and hope and mercy where none should be found. And it will be there for you.”
“I pray you experience the soul crushing weight of guilt so you may someday experience true repentance and true forgiveness from God, which you need far more than forgiveness from me,” she said though she bravely continued, “though I extend that to you as well.”
“Speaking again of the reality of right and wrong of evil and good, she said,”
“Larry, I can call what you did evil and wicked because it was. And I know it was evil and wicked because the straight line exists. The straight line is not measured based on your perception or anyone else’s perception, and this means I can speak the truth about my abuse without minimization or mitigation. And I can call it evil because I know what goodness is. And this is why I pity you. Because when a person loses the ability to define good and evil, when they cannot define evil, they can no longer define and enjoy what is truly good. When a person can harm another human being, especially a child, without true guilt, they have lost the ability to truly love.”
“She continued by saying to the doctor,”
“Larry, you have shut yourself off from every truly beautiful and good thing in this world that could have and should have brought you joy and fulfillment, and I pity you for it. You could have had everything you pretended to be. Every woman who stood up here truly loved you as an innocent child, real genuine love for you, and it did not satisfy.”
“Then addressing the judge Mrs. Denhollander said,”
“I ask that you hand down a sentence that tells us that what was done to us matters, that we are known, we are worth everything, worth the greatest protection the law can offer, the greatest measure of justice available.”
She then asked the question,
“how much is a little girl worth?”
“Those are words very difficult to hear, very difficult to read, very difficult to say. They are difficult words we need to hear, and of course they are difficult words that have the ring and the authenticity of biblical truth. This is the kind of argument that can only emerge from Christian conviction and from the Christian biblical worldview. The references here to good and evil, to right and wrong, to a straight line of judgment, most importantly the references to sin and guilt, the necessity of repentance and the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the promise of salvation, all of this only makes sense, it is only coherent if everything revealed in the Scripture is true. And as we consider this story that is now so much a part of the American attention and conversation today, we need to be thankful as this judge was thankful for young women who were brave enough to accuse this doctor so esteemed and respected throughout the Olympic community of what he had done and to stay by their story and to make it stick consistently testifying in order to bring about not only a criminal conviction but the end to this kind of abuse that endangered so many others.”
“Then addressing the first of those young women to speak up Rachel Denhollander, the judge said,”
“You started the tidal wave. You made all of this happen. You made all of these voices matter. Your sister survivors and I thank you. You are the bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.”
“But what so many in the world missed is that the moral clarity that was so evident in that courtroom yesterday cannot really emerge from a secular worldview. It can only emerge from a biblical worldview. And yesterday it wasn’t just the witness to good and evil that appeared. In the voice of Rachel Denhollander, there was a powerful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel that speaks so honestly about sin, and the Gospel that so honestly promises in Christ salvation from sin.”
ACCORDING TO THE WIFE OF THE FIRST INVESTIGATIVE SBC TASK FORCE LEADER ALBERT MOHLER MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO THEIR NC CHURCH BEFORE THE FIRST TASK FORCE WAS FINALIZED .
“Distinguished visitor this morning at @biltmore. Unassuming, unannounced, thus uncelebrated, until he walked up to @BruceFrank1 in the lobby after service with kindness and encouragement. Honored to have@albertmohler worship with us this reformation day.” OCTOBER 31ST 2021
Albert Mohler and SBTS ,along with other individuals and entities in the SBTS and Guidepost Solutions are the target of a lawsuit themselves in the pushback from the SBC #churchtoo abuse “investigation “.
ARE OTHERS SEEING THE PROBLEMS WITH HOW THE SBC HAVE HANDLED #CHURCHTOO MOVEMENT?
IT APPEARS SO –
MOBILE, Ala. (BP) – “A former Southern Baptist seminary professor and his wife have filed suit against the SBC and 10 other individuals and entities connected to the SBC, including Jennifer Lyell and Guidepost Solutions.”
“In a filing made in the Mobile, Ala., Circuit Court, David and Mary Sills allege “defamation, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and wantonness concerning untrue claims of sexual abuse” initiated by Jennifer Lyell.”
Guidepost Solutions, a third-party investigative firm secured in 2021 by the Sexual Abuse Task Force
“It also accuses the SBC, Lifeway, Jennifer Lyell, Eric Geiger, the EC, Ed Litton, Willie McLaurin, Rolland Slade, SBTS and Mohler of “making an example out of SBC member and employee David Sills who, without controversy, had admitted to an affair with Lyell and willingly accepted the SBC requirement that he depart from his position at the Seminary.”
“The suit claims these parties “saw an opportunity to improve the appearance and reputation of (the) SBC’s handling of abuse cases, long under fire, even though there had not been any legitimate and proper investigation into the allegations, nor was Dr. Sills adequately informed of the specific nature and extent of accusations made by Lyell.”
WHAT THE GOSPEL- THE CHURCH AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH ARE NOT !!!
The Christian , nuclear family is NOT an IDOL as Feminist Theology, Russell Moore , Nate Collins Sam Allberry and other Baptist activist assert and does not need to be “replaced by an inclusive church as the family”
Church is the Body of Christ and the assembly of the first born – who have been forgiven- and have forgiven those who sin against them.It is not an assembly of victims seeking justice. Instead they are justified by the Blood of Christ – for all have sinned against the offended party which in the true Gospel is God.
The Gospel is the Good News that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself in His Son Jesus and that Good News does not need useful tools from the Frankfurt School or seminary students devoting time and study and entire careers to uniting critical theory narratives with Bible verses and theological concepts to form a new gospel. How is this known? Because such narratives are not the the Gospel at all.
Atonement is a sacred work within the HOLY realm of Triune God and impacts mankind only in that God has opened the doors for mankind to reap its bountiful mercy and taste of eternal life…knowing the forgiveness of sin by it. It has no need of nuance nor refining and adaptation for application in a modern society or among its activist “causes”.
Forgiveness is a non option for the Christian based on having been forgiven and on laying down ones own life for others as Jesus has laid down His life for all sinners. The Gospels and Forgiveness serve God’s JUSTICE – not ours and Vengeance belongs to Him alone. He will repay. The offer of forgiveness and the choice to show mercy are God’s and we are called to forgive as He forgives based on the Blood of Jesus.
There is no room for demands for Justice at the foot of the cross.
Some biblical food for thought :
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down [e]at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you [f]all.’ 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
Love Your Enemies
27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, [d]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Luke 23:34-36New King James Version
34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
And they divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
36 The soldiers also mocked Him…..
James 2:13-15New King James Version
13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Abuse of any kind and all kinds cries out for justice like the blood of Able from the ground after being murdered by his own brother . Abuse that is unlawful in mans courts and the prosecution and penalty for it are to be settled in mans courts NOT in the church lead by members with movements of problematic origin and grinding out other agendas in and against the church.
When the church embraces the role of dispensing JUSTICE over race or abuse or sexuality or identity or any number of social change causes – is has lost its vision and eternal purpose.
Mercy is the message of the Cross against the backdrop of mans rejection of and hatred toward God and God’s pending judgement on all who do wickedly and love a lie. Suspended in the convergence God’s TRUTH , of sin and wrath and God’s Divine Judgement and the desperate inability of man to save himself- God provided Himself a Lamb to take away the sins of the World. THIS dear friends is the Gospel-
The blow due to us- all of US -abused and abusers and activist and indifferent – fell on HIM.
Psalm 85:10New King James Version
10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.
SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST LEADERSHIP HAVE BEEN PLAYING A LONG GAME TO TRANSFORM THEIR MOVEMENT. LIKE ALINSKY TRAINED RADICALS THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT LETTING THE SEX ABUSE CRISIS GO TO WASTE.
State , corporate and soon CHURCH mandated DE&I transformation is a form of Cultural Cannibalism and it is coming soon to every aspect of your life- including your FAITH.
Rev Thomas Littleton
In 2018 the perfect storm for progressives feminist and minority status activist was visited upon the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) bearing the title #MeToo. Soon the name morphed into the #churchtoo movement and from that moment forward the SBC has been locked into a deadly coerced and forced march toward Diversity Equity & Inclusion Compliance. Like altering the ingredients in an old family recipe -#MeToo driven DE&I uses Women because they are the largest minority group . But the movement template then expands the issues to cover race and sexual orientation , gender identity, disabled , and the gamut of finely honed critical theory narratives , professional victims and highly funded advocacy groups. Here is what that means-looks and smells like for Christians and the Church. Keep in mind that as the largest Protestant denomination /movement in America (the SBC) goes- so goes the church in America .
First the need for the SBC “Investigation ” is always blamed on the SBC messengers at the annual conventions resulting from manipulated voting but make no mistake ,from every indicator -the use of the “Sex Abuse Scandal Investigation, which is now a massive scandal of its own, is a top down- inside -agenda driven bit of theater which has little or nothing to do with actual victims of abuse.
How the narrative goes in the media “The group tasked by the members ( yep so this is the members?…not really) of the Southern Baptist Convention with creating policies to address sexual abuse within the denomination has shared an update on their work and reaffirmed their commitment to “helping churches prevent sexual abuse and minister well to abuse survivors.”
(NOTE: No doubt abuse has taken place and some of it has been covered up for decades by the good ole boy network and 1tth commandment among some Baptist. This abuse and corruption includes “Big Face Baptist” and small church staffers and victims including women and children. The hard reality is that the almost monthly news of the next child abuser arrested in a church is largely ignored in the SBC / Guidepost Solutions “Investigation” in favor of high profile cases involving women who are becoming part of the united victim coalition of activist pushing DE&I as the answer. The fact that many of the arrest of abusers points to the problem that pedophile and homosexual abuse has been a significant part of the problem..the impression is that such abuse does not seem to fit the goals of the crisis. DE&I outcomes are not designed to address pedophilia and would never target LGBTQ for investigations . It is quiet the opposite .Make no mistake – victims mean little in the outcome objectives once “investigations” turn to feed political parasites and are drivers of “social change” in the “host”institution . That is what the SBC crisis looks to have been from the start. The SBC abuse investigation set to become a feeding frenzy for bottom feeders and the platform for victory laps by selected victims and inside religious deconstructionist . )
SBC HISTORY AND INVESTIGATION THE VICTIMHOOD EMPOWERED
SBC SECOND TASK FORCE IN AS MANY YEARS ISSUES AN UPDATE
Task Force Update (Dec ‘22)
“The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force met Monday, December 12, in Nashville to continue to work on identifying and implementing reform measures as instructed by the Messengers at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim. In our last update, the ARITF established three priorities for the first phase of its work:”
The retaining of an individual or firm who is qualified and trauma-informed to receive reports of abuse or mishandling of abuse, determine the proper entity, association or church to respond to that report, and communicate this report to the relevant parties.
The creation of the Ministry Check database, which will house the names of those credibly accused of sexual abuse in order to ensure thorough information flow throughout the Convention and better resource churches to protect their congregations.
Assisting the Credentials Committee in retaining a qualified firm to assist them in their processes and in performing factual inquiries related to sexual abuse. As of right now, more than 200 referrals have been made to the Credentials Committee related to SBC churches and it is imperative that we equip and resource our CC members to respond to these reports.”
“At present, the ARITF has held three in-person meetings and continued to work diligently between meetings to advance the priority items identified above. This work has included numerous meetings and interviews with SBC leaders, SBC Credentials Committee members and personnel, and leading experts in investigations, abuse prevention and response, and cyber and technological security. “
“As a result, the ARITF has made progress toward the items specified above. In addition, these efforts have also allowed the ARITF to identify specific processes and reform measures which remain in need of either creation or revision. Additionally, through this work the ARITF has also identified numerous outside groups that may provide needed assistance for SBC churches and entities in their efforts to prevent and respond to instances of sexual abuse.”
Pertaining to the priority items, the ARITF will continue to consider the best long-term option for the SBC to receive reports of abuse or mishandling of abuse. At this time, the ARITF with the assistance of key SBC leaders has agreed to maintain the hotline and email notification system to receive and document these reports. The ARITF has also worked diligently to determine the specific nature and functions of the Ministry Check database and to identify a capable and qualified database administrator. The ARITF continues to work closely with the Credentials Committee to address these and other issues. Finally, as indicated above, the ARITF has met with multiple third-parties to identify and ultimately make recommendations to the Credentials Committee and SBC churches and entities with potential companies or firms capable of performing investigations or inquiries as needed.”
“As we continue our own work, the ARITF wishes to affirm the efforts of so many of our State Conventions to help set standards for churches and provide resources for churches to prevent abuse and care for survivors. These state-level and local reforms are critical for creating a convention-wide culture of prevention and care.”
THE INVESTIGATION THE FIRMS AND GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS
“Vision Statement -A mosaic of diversity and innovation.”
SBC -GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS INVESTIGATION + REPORT
In response to requests, the SBC Executive Committee has released the list of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse. This 205-page database was made public May 26, 2022. It includes more than 700 entries from cases that largely span from 2000 to 2019.
On September 9, 2021, the Task Force announced that Guidepost Solutions was retained to conduct the independent assessment and investigation regarding the Executive Committee of the SBC, as commissioned by the Messengers of the Convention at the 2021 SBC annual meeting. Pursuant to the Letter of Engagement, Guidepost’s mandate is as follows:
Specifically, and as directed by the SBC Motion, Guidepost investigated:
Allegations of abuse by Executive Committee members
Mishandling of abuse allegations by Executive Committee members between January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
Allegations of mistreatment of sexual abuse victims by Executive Committee members from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
Patterns of intimidation of sexual abuse victims or advocates from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
Resistance to sexual abuse reform initiatives from January 1, 2000, to June 14, 2021
In addition, Guidepost performed an audit of the procedures and actions of the Credentials Committee after its formation in mid-June 2019, using best standards and practices designed to ensure accountability, transparency, and care for the wellbeing of survivors of sexual abuse.
Additional information regarding the Task Force and the scope of the investigation can be found here.
A press release announcing the retention of Guidepost can be found here.
GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS DE&I CULTUREAND CURRENT SCANDAL OF THEIR OWN.
Guidepost Solutions ,armed with 5 allied law firms ALL DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DE&I CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION among clients , were hired to “Investigate the SBC Sex Abuse” The DOJ , where many Guidepost Solutions employees have worked in the past launched its own investigation in August 2022.
For MORE on Guidepost DE&I tainted investigation read here “
GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS IS NOW BEING SUED FOR THE BOTCHED INVESTIGATION
Guidepost is now named in a massive lawsuit along with past and present SBC Presidents, entity heads, several entities, seminaries, their heads AND the SBC publishing arm Lifeway accusing those named of using what some believe to be an 8 year consensual affair that might not have happened as to target the accused male- a now fired SBTS professor – as a “SCAPEGOAT” in the published investigation. It is stated that Guidepost nor its investigators even interviewed the accused before centering much of it’s investigation results around this case since it involved a high ranking SBC female executive. Yes SEEDY business, Apologies .
More here on the lawsuit if needed:
( From Christianity Today coverage of the story )
“David Sills was repentant and obedient to the rules of the SBC,” the complaint alleges. “Defendants saw him as an easy target; a bona fide scapegoat.”
“The complaint names Southern seminary and Mohler, as well as the SBC’s Executive Committee, SBC President Bart Barber, and his predecessor Ed Litton as defendants, along with several other leaders. Also named as a defendant is Lifeway Christian Resources, a research and publishing arm of the SBC, and Guidepost Solutions.”
“It also names Jennifer Lyell, a former seminarian and vice president for Lifeway, who has repeatedly alleged that Sills was abusive, an allegation Mohler has also made on social media and in an interview for a documentary about the denomination’s response to its sexual abuse crisis.”
“Guidepost “perpetuated a false narrative in a Report, in exchange for payment and in concert with Defendants,” all of which ruined Sill’s reputation and labeled him as an abuser, according to the complaint.”
“Guidepost declined to comment, as did Lyell. The SBC Executive Committee and several other SBC leaders did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”
WHAT DE&I LOOKS LIKE IN CORPORATE CULTURE
“For anyone working in a large corporation ,a university of a government agency at any level since the BLM riots of 2020 the DE&I metrics , training and cultural transformation tactics are very familiar. But imagine THESE tactics and “VALUES” being applied to and in the church of the lining God and missions organizations both global and domestic and even in disaster relief efforts partnering with FEMA and REd Cross. That is already happening. “
PUBLIC UTILITY MUST PLAY TO BOTH DE&I CULTURE CHANGE & CLIMATE CHANGE
Remember that public utility companies are both mandated political climate policy requirements and guaranteed profits by legislative acts. These companies in turn use hundreds of millions in those profits extracted from the public to force DE&I on their employees, their families, corporate scholarships, education , political lobbying and local communities where their grants are much sought after. This makes for a never ending-circular- form on insanity for progressivism feeding on itself at public expense to the detriment of the local community with the ever raising bar of expectations for compliance.
A LOOK AT DE&I IN SOUTHERN COMPANY A UTILITY COMPANY IN THE SOUTHEAST.
“Moving to Equity”
“For years, striving toward equity has been part of Southern Company’s focus on building a healthy company and culture. We work diligently to prevent inequity in our company and to ensure a fair and just culture across the entire organization. We are committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace that mirrors the diverse communities we serve. We are proud of our ongoing pledge to foster racial justice and of our place as a role model among companies forging social change.”
“Recently, we have refocused our efforts toward a more holistic goal of diversity, equity and inclusion, helping to ensure all groups are welcomed, well represented, engaged and fairly treated throughout the organization. Following events in 2020 highlighting racial injustice in our society, we published Moving to Racial Equity, a complete framework which confirms our collective commitment to this topic. In addition, in 2021 we published a Transformation Report updating stakeholders on our progress toward key goals.”
Key efforts and commitments include:
Talent: “committing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace to better serve our customers and communities; increasing and improving outreach, recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse groups at all levels of the workforce; ensuring equity in leadership development programs; and seeking diverse candidate slates for all positions, including management roles.
Culture: promoting an actively anti-racist culture to ensure that all groups, especially historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, are well-represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization, and that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected.
Community: committing $225 million over five years to advance racial equity and social justice in our communities with a focus on criminal justice, economic empowerment, the advancement of educational equality and energy justice.
Political Engagement: advocating for racial equity through our political engagement, policy positions and ongoing public dialogues.
Suppliers: aiming to increase our minority business enterprise spend to 20% and total diverse spend to 30% by 2025, and committing to developing and doing business with more Black-owned businesses in our industry and communities.”
“Southern Company must hold itself accountable to the commitments and pledges it has made. To do this, we expect all employees across the Southern Company system to embrace these overarching racial equity pillars, commit to continuous personal education on the topic, engage in open dialogue with teammates and hold each other accountable for our success. We have also established a communication framework that firmly positions our racial equity and social justice efforts central to Our Values. We have engaged PwC to conduct an external audit of this initiative to uncover any high priority systemic issues and evaluate the identified metrics and key performance indicators as proxies for sustaining the desired behaviors and practices consistent with an inclusive company culture. Finally, we have pledged to review Our Values, evaluate additional diagnostics, further define our initiatives and develop an employee feedback loop to supplement the existing equity efforts underway.”
“DE&I Manager Aby Parsons and 2022 PRIDE Power president Justin Averette talk about what Pride means and building an inclusive workplace.”
SOUTHERN COMPANY PANDERS TO RADICAL HRC “EQUALITY INDEX”.
“For the second year in a row, Southern Company was named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), scoring 100 percent on its 2018 Corporate Equality Index.”
“HRC is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization in the U.S., representing more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.”
“Patrick Scarborough, compliance and technology services manager for Southern Company Services, has been a member and supporter of HRC for many years. Scarborough recently completed a two-year term on the organization’s board of directors and begins his second term with the same enthusiasm and drive to make meaningful change.”
SOUTHERN COMPANY FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO DE&I
“We find ourselves at a critical moment in history when very necessary and important discussions about racism and racial injustice are taking place. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, Rayshard Brooks and many other Black Americans awakened a growing recognition of the cumulative and compounded effects of systemic racial barriers and bias across institutions and society.” “At Southern Company, we are confronting these issues head-on. We have created the following framework to guide all our businesses as we engage in this process and to ensure a continued and coordinated focus on this work. This framework confirms our collective commitment to racial equity, which is a process of preventing racial disparities where they exist and ensuring fair access, opportunities and outcomes for everyone. It is the intentional and continual practice of evaluating and instituting policies, practices, systems and structures that prioritize measurable change in the lives of people of color.” “We are committed to be a role model among companies forging change.”
COMMUNITY “Southern Company and its Charitable Foundations are committing $200 million over five years to advance racial equity and social justice in our communities.”
NOTE- Again all these activities by a public utility are part of the new standard for corporate culture BUT the profits being poured into these DE&I push programs are from legislative act guaranteed profits from mandated spending driven not only by development and upgrading grids and infrastructure but also by “climate change” activism and “global goals” political policies.
This is Cultural Cannibalism .
AN OVERVIEW OF THE HOW DE&i IS FORCED ON CORPORATIONS AND ESCALATED SINCE BLM RIOTS OF 2020
FROM “JUST CAPITAL” AN ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS POLICING CORPORATE INVESTMENT IN DE&I
May 30, 2022
“In the two years since the killing of George Floyd and other Black Americans ignited a national reckoning with racial injustice, dozens of America’s largest companies have made unprecedented commitments to advancing racial equity in their workplaces and communities. Last year, we began tracking these commitments – as well as the concrete actions corporate America was beginning to take – as part of our 2021 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker. Below, we’ve updated our Tracker with the latest corporate performance data on these issues, tracking whether companies are making progress toward their goals, two years on.”
“With our recent survey research showing that 92% of Americans overall (up from 79% last year) and 95% of Black Americans believe it is important for companies to promote racial diversity and equity in the workplace, the demand for action on corporate commitments has only increased – especially considering that 68% of Americans, and 87% of Black Americans, agree companies have more work to do.”
“The 2022 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker offers an in-depth accounting of the commitments and actions announced by the 100 largest U.S. employers, through 23 metrics across six specific dimensions of racial equity:”
Racial/Ethnic Diversity Data
Education and Training Programs
Response to Mass Incarceration
WHERE THE SBC “SEX ABUSE” AND RAMPANT RACISM ACCUSATIONS CAME FROM AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING IN THE CHURCH.
The SBC had the #MeToo movement pushing into its ranks by the Houston Chronicle and activist inside the SBC like Russell Moore, Beth Moore, and then incoming SBC President J D Greear in 2018. This trio formed a “Caring Well” event – hired professional victims /advocates like Rachael Denhollander -sold their books and began positioning the SBC with mechanisms for national overreach into local churches . This positioning has been spread out over 5 years and gone mostly undetected for what it means to local churches and individual believers.
By 2021 ,after being fired from his position as President of the SBC political lobby arm -the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission for his divisive politics and constant shaming of Baptist voting habits, Russell Moore fired the DE&I torpedo via “leaked ” letters.
IN JUNE 2021 RUSSELL MOORE LAUNCHES ACCUSATION NARRATIVE TO MEDIA WHICH CAN ONLY BE ANSWERED BY DE&I CULTURE SHIFT AND MANDATED COMPLIANCE.
““The presenting issue here is that, first and foremost, of sexual abuse,” Moore wrote. “This Executive Committee, through their bylaws workgroup, ‘exonerated’ churches, in a spur-of-the-moment meeting, from serious charges of sexual abuse cover-up.”
HEADLINE FORM THE ATLANTIC JUNE 7 2021
“This is an earthquake,” a prominent Christian writer told me.”
“The publication of an extraordinary February 24, 2020, letter by Russell Moore, one of the most influential and respected evangelicals in America (and a friend), has shaken the Christian world.”
HOW IT PLAYED OUT AND HOW THE INVESTIGATION WILL END?
The SBC has set up TWO task force – one to lead the investigation and a second to direct”implementation ” of the investigations “report” and “recommendations” set out by the currently scandalized Guidepost Solutions and the first task force. Confused? The case might be made that the confusion is on purpose so as to provide distraction and cover from the looming DE&I compliance which saturates the work and culture of Guidepost and it legal partners. Compliance will come for the SBC like the emerging sun after a horrific storm and possibly be viewed as the answer to the years long trial and crisis.
SBC leaders, again making the appearance of leadership by the will of the messengers (SBC voting membership at the annual meetings ) in 2019 “Repurposed ” a “Standing Credentials Committee” which historically was tasked with verifying messenger credentials for voting ballots to represent their churches at the annual meetings, The Credentials Committee was morphed into a Reforms and Compliance enforcer agency now working with the Implementation Task Force and the Guidepost Report to review past issues of abuse and oversee handling of future reports and investigations. Meanwhile this “Credentials Committee ” has new found ability in the power to usurp the SBCs historic authority of the local church over ordination , cooperation , and participation in the Cooperative Programs of the SBC. In other words -SBC churches are no longer autonomous churches in “cooperation”. The nature of the SBC has been and will forever be changed by the internal handling of the Crisis brought about by activist leadership and furthered along by outside progressive /DE&I driven partners toward total compliance and utter culture change.
The fact it is important to understand is that the SBC and its entities have a significant and growing history of involvement in /with Government and other outside grant funding for “Refugee Care” education, health care, community development ,disaster relief and much more in Faith Based Partnerships with activist foundations and government agencies. The fact that Refugee Resettlement and Disaster Relief /FEMA partner /SBC NAMB entity Send Relief has stepped up and in to both fund the Implementation of reforms and give oversight of ministry “protecting families and children” is significant . And although the child sex abuse has seldom been the focus of the highly politicized Investigation and has ZERO focus in the applied culture change of DE&I- we are to accept that the SBC and these internal partners wish to “protect children.” . In fact the most vulnerable of victims seem to be left out of the outcomes. DE&I brings NOTHING at all for these young victims.
The Southern Baptist is the largest Protestant denomination or movement in America and its fall to DE&I compliance overhaul signals an end to much of mainstream biblically conservative Christianity in America. It signals an end to the political force and influence conservative Christians have enjoyed for the last two generations and that is actually a huge part of the intended outcomes by the progressive players who worked so hard to bring the “Crisis ” to the boiling point in 2018.
DE&I will subdue and subvert the stated vision of the SBC i.e. The Great Commission of spreading the Good News of Jesus to the World and will leave in its wake a WOKE scorched earth landscape void of the Gospel , flush with ongoing lawsuits, and policies which appease political goals -serve progressive political ends and leave victims out in the cold and on their own if they do not happen to fall among those cases carefully selected to be featured as window dressing for this host of agenda driven players who took up the crisis for their own assorted and sorted reasons.
What the SBC will no longer have is the guidance or presence of the Holy Spirit or the fruit of the Spirit or the fruitfulness which comes only from being on MISSION with the Gospel. It will however be “compliant” / Diverse/ Equitable / Inclusive with its empty churches and spiritually and financially bankrupt institutions.