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BETRAYED : AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHURCH

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

By Thomas Littleton                                                                                                         11/12/2019

GETTING PERSONAL

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

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

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

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A PROMISE KEPT 

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST QUESTION

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

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

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

HONESTY IS NOT HATE SPEECH 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YES EVEN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WAS IN THE LGBTQ MOVEMENT 

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

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

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

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

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

THE STRUGGLE  IS NEVER ENDING 

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW DID THIS HAPPEN ?

MAIN SECTION OF OPEN LETTER TO THE CHURCH 

THE CRISIS IN THE CHURCH

Influences in the current crisis among PCA and SBC Churches

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

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

Gay Seattle:Stories of Exile and Belonging

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

https://oikonomianetwork.org/about/

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

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

https://faith.yale.edu/

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

KELLER’S BRAND OF THE KERN /YALE IDEOLOGY 

Tim Keller’s branding  – Center for Faith and Work

https://faithandwork.com/

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

FOLLOWING THE KERN ACTON INFLUENCE

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

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and SBTS where it is called The Commonweal Project”

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

ALBERT MOHLER /SBTS AND KERN FUNDING 

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

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

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

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

FAITH AND WORK = SOCIAL JUSTICE aka VINTAGE COMMUNITARIANISM 

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

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

The Lord Is Faithful

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

 

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Blessings
 Thomas Littleton

COMMINGLE THE MONEY WITH JUSTICE : &CAMPAIGN /TGC AND THE GATHERING

SYNCHRONIZING THE CHURCHES POLITICS WITH THE FUNDING 

HOW IS THE SOCIAL JUSTICE GOSPEL IMPREGNATING EVANGELICALS MINISTRY VISION AND IT’S POLITICS ? ANSWER – SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE OF LEADERSHIP NETWORK AND THE GATHERING . NOW &CAMPAIGN TAKES THE NEXT STEP LEFT .

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11/9/2019

For decades the evangelical  church has been invaded and infiltrated . How? The answer is simple – by MONEY and lots of it . With the funding has come a massive amount of influence from people, organizations and “thought leaders” whose goals have nothing to do with the true Biblical mission of the church. In the last couple of years things have grown far worse as the overt effort to wed “Biblical values & social justice” exploded . & Campaign is just the latest and now one of the most obvious of such efforts among conservative Christians  .

For thirty five years the influence of one organization ,Leadership Network , has been pervasive .You would likely have never heard of Bill Hybels  of Willowcreek or Tim Keller , or Randy Pope of the conservative Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) or Rick Warren, Ed Stetzer of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) if not for their involvement with the organization.

It is highly likely there would be no “Gospel Coalition “(TGC) . ACTS 29 and other church planting organizations would not even exist without Leadership Network. Today they are names familiar to most in their circles and denominations and are sought after speakers whose ministry models are followed globally. Fifteen years ago they would  not dare to have been so open about the sources behind them or the progressive politics they promote. But the fruit of these men’s associations is now evident in the current trajectory of their ministries and in the progressive politics of their disciples.

How much  have things  changed ? A generation discipled in our own seminaries , who embrace the ideologies and the money brought with it- are now openly part of the left wing political  leadership even attempting to alter Christians positions on open borders,  sexuality and abortion and driving socialist economics while openly boasting their goal to  “Create the new politics of the the church”.

Tim Keller ,Rick Warren and their companions must be proud . Never mind the fundamental betrayal their entire careers appear to represent .

& CAMPAIGN – THE NEW EVANGELICAL POLITICS OUT OF THE CLOSET AND IN YOUR FACE  

The progressive & Campaign lead by Michael Wear of Obama’s Faith advisor now dubbed the “Obama Ambassador to America’s Believers ” and the Atlanta based Democratic Party strategist Justin Giboney is coming out and into full view in the 2020 election cycle.It is just one example of the 2020 effort but glaring in it’s brazen deception as a third way middle of the road movement with not a single voice from the conservative side .

GOING WHERE THE MONEY IS 

PRAXIS JOURNAL FEATURED THE WORK OF &CAMPAIGN AT THE GATHERING 2018

https://journal.praxislabs.org/justin-giboney-michael-wear-and-campaign-b41d3e703d5e

The Praxis Journal

Stories of the ideas, models, practices, and people powering today’s redemptive ventures.

Praxis co-founder Dave Blanchard ,according to his bio, has worked with The Gathering

( the term praxis is sued as meaning “action oriented towards changing society”)

” he’s had the privilege of speaking at varied venues including The White House, Harvard Business School, Q, and The Gathering. ”

https://www.faithdrivenentrepreneur.org/dave-blanchard-bio

( Note the Faith and Work focus like that of the funding now deeply embedded in the development of social justice curriculum in our evangelical seminaries . https://medium.com/@dave_blanchard/frontiers-of-faith-work-a01113b7086c#.tj7na4cni )

 

The Praxis Journal featured Giboney and Wear/& Campaign  on stage in their segment at The Gathering . ( Note: Former Christianity Today editor Andy Crouch is a team member of Praxis https://www.praxislabs.org/team/ )

WORDS MATTER 

“Praxis (from Ancient Greekπρᾶξιςromanizedpraxis) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. This has been a recurrent topic in the field of philosophy, discussed in the writings of PlatoAristotleSt. AugustineFrancis BaconImmanuel KantSøren KierkegaardKarl MarxAntonio GramsciMartin HeideggerHannah ArendtPaulo FreireLudwig von Mises, and many others. It has meaning in the political, educational, spiritual and medical realms”

FRANKFURT SCHOOL CULTURAL MARXISM AND “PRAXIS”

”  Young Hegelian philosopher August Cieszkowski was one of the earliest philosophers to use the term praxis as meaning “action oriented towards changing society” in his 1838 work Prolegomena zur Historiosophie (Prolegomena to a Historiosophy). The 19th century socialist Antonio Labriola called Marxism the “philosophy of praxis”.[5][6] This description of Marxism would appear again in Antonio Gramsci‘s Prison Notebooks[7] and the writings of the members of the Frankfurt School.[8]

PRACTICING PRAXIS IN THE EVANGELICAL WORLD PAYS WELL.

Justin Giboney & Michael Wear // AND Campaign

Coalition advocating biblical values and social justice in our politics.

Praxis
Oct 18, 2018 · 2 min read

“The AND Campaign equips people to be active Christian witnesses in the public square and helps to unite the church through training, coalition building, and advocacy.”

(Justin Giboney & Michael Wear (Praxis Nonprofit Fellows 2018) pitch their venture, AND Campaign, during the Nonprofit Accelerator Finale segment of The Gathering in Miami, FL, September 2018)

“The AND Campaign is a coalition of urban Christians  ( ACTUALLY LEADERSHIP IS PROVIDED BY MANY TGC PASTORS) who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel. Through training, coalition building, and advocacy, they equip Christians to be more than just conservatives or liberals in the public square. By opening up denominational and demographic silos, they help believers have a greater impact and further pursue reconciliation.”

HOW CHURCH PLANTING REDISTRICTED THE DENOMINATIONS 

“& CAMPAIGN IS A COALITION OF URBAN PASTORS ”

It is not made clear  to the reader but certainly important to notice that the churches this coalition of Urban Pastor operate are largely from denominational and affiliated church planting organization like the Southern Baptist North American Missions Board / Send Network and the TGC affiliated organizations that work within the denominations like 9MARKS and ACTS 29 planting networks. Like the Democratic Party whose governors win state elections at the turn of a decade as the census is conducted – these leaders have redistricted our denominations one church plant at a time and used our own funding (plus that of these outside influences)  and missions organizations to do it .

PRAXIS AT THE GATHERING WITH &CAMPAIGN AND RUSSELL MOORE 

We look forward to having Praxis with us again this year for their nonprofit accelerator finale at #gathkeybiscayne #tbt #gathcarlsbad

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SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC LEADER RUSSELL MOORE SPOKE AT THE SAME MEETINGS WITH PRAXIS /&CAMPAIGN LEADERS IN 2018 
(MORE ON RUSSELL MOORE IN A MOMENT )

“He is iraenic and a peacemaker because he is at peace himself.” Fred Smith Dr. Russell Moore #gathkeybiscayne

 

WHAT IS THE GATHERING 

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“IN 1985, FIVE PEOPLE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME  WITH A VERY SIMPLE AGENDA.”

“They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk, and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.”

“Our mission is to cultivate a community of givers who grow in their effectiveness and mature in their faith, while nurturing the next generation of philanthropists. The expressions of The Gathering have now expanded to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.”

In short The Gathering draws in big donors and ministries needing funding into the same event – in the same room to commingle and match make .

WARNING :

THIS IS WHY INVITING GIBONEY AND WEAR /&CAMPAIGN INTO THE EVENT IN SEPTEMBER 2018 SIGNALED BIBLICAL VALUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE = AS SUCCESSFUL DONOR GOALS AND FUNDING LANGUAGE .

WHO IS FRED SMITH ?

Fred Smith
Founder

 

“Fred Smith is the Founder of The Gathering, which he led for three decades through the end of 2018. As well, Fred was the Founder of Fourth Partner, a local foundation in Tyler that was focused on philanthropy and community development within the East Texas area. He previously joined Bob Buford in founding Leadership Network, where he served as President for 12 years. Fred spent several years as a teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina and The Stony Brook School in New York. He is a Navy veteran and a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School.”

FRED SMITH IS A MENTOR AT PRAXIS IN IT’S “PRAXIS LABS”

https://praxislabs.org/mentors/individual/fred-smith

OUR MENTORS

FRED SMITH

“Fred Smith is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School. Fred spent several years as teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina and The Stony Brook School in New York before moving to Tyler and joining Bob Buford in founding Leadership Network, where he served as President for 12 years. Fred was also the Founder of Fourth Partner, a local foundation that was focused on philanthropy and community development within the East Texas area. Additionally, Fred is the Founder and President of The Gathering, connecting an international community of givers focused on the support of Christian Ministries. His good friend Steve Garber of The Washington Institute has said this about Fred’s work. “…he has read widely and cared deeply, resisting the easy black-and-white responses that most of us are all-too-willing to live with…his personal beliefs do not find a home in the partisan politics we know so well. And over time, he has earned the trust of good people all over the country.” Despite a lifetime of accomplishment, Fred will tell you his true vocation is that of a Sunday School teacher and it is this role for which he would most like to be remembered. Fred and his wife, Carol, have two grown daughters and a son-in-law. They also have three well-loved grandchildren.”

A FEW OF THE GATHERINGS PARTNERS 

BOB BUFORD /LEADERSHIP NETWORK

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FRED SMITH, BUFORD AND LEADERSHIP NETWORK “TRANSFORMING THE CHURCH”

Our Founder

OUR FOUNDER: BOB BUFORD

(BUFORD IS THE TEXAS BILLIONAIRE WHOSE GREAT ADMIRATION FOR PETER DRUCKER’S MANAGEMENT AND VLADIMIR ( Ilyich Ulyanov ) LENIN’S CENTRALIZED PLANNING BIRTHED LEADERSHIP NETWORK AND CORRALLED A GENERATION OF PASTORS.)

“Leadership Network’s Founder, Bob Buford, (1939-2018) achieved considerable financial success as CEO of Buford Television, Inc., a business started by his mother. It had begun with a single ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas. It grew it into a network of cable systems across the country. In 1999 Buford helped sell the family business interest in order to create philanthropic initiatives designed to serve churches. He often joked that he hoped the last check he wrote just before he died would bounce—because he had given away the last of his millions.”

“Through philanthropy and personal engagement, Buford significantly contributed to three of American Christianity’s major landscape shifts over recent decades. First was the rise and proliferation of large-attendance Protestant churches led by innovative, entrepreneurial leaders. Second was the empowerment of Christian lay leaders making a second-career shift from “success to significance” through a “halftime” transition—terms that trace their popularity to Buford’s writings. Third was the formation of the Drucker Institute, a network of organizations designed to further the teachings of management expert Peter Drucker. Drucker not only extensively mentored Buford, but through introductions by Buford, also mentored several high-visibility pastors like Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren.”

“These three major emphases weave together under the umbrella of Buford’s later-life mission: to transform the latent energy of American Christianity into active energy.”

“In 1984, at age 45, Buford, Fred Smith, Jr. and Gayle Carpenter started Leadership Network as a way of trying to help the newly emerging wave of pastors who were breaking worship attendance barriers of 1,000 and sometimes 2,000 or more. During his business years, Buford had spent countless hours talking with and seeking guidance from Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, and he now tapped into Drucker’s guidance for how best to frame Leadership Network. He later remarked that Leadership Network would not be the same—in fact, might not exist at all—were it not for Peter Drucker. (Buford later developed that 23-year mentoring relationship into a book, Drucker and Me.)”

“Leadership Network  (LN) started in 1984 with a budget of $5,000, and held its first forum with 55 churches that had attendance of 800 and higher. By 2017 the organization was annually serving more than 400 larger churches through in-person events which included more than 1,500 leaders. Online conferences reached upwards of 25,000, and Leadership Network Advance subscriptions exceeded 50,000.”

 

BILL  AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION DOLLARS -LEADERSHIP NETWORK’S RICK WARREN PAVED THE WAY

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION  funding has been associated with Rick Warren’s global PEACE plan and it’s work in the “Global Health Initiative ” since at least 2007 .

Bill Hybels (another LN product) and his Global Leadership Network( a Leadership Network clone ) have hosted Melinda Gates in its annual GLN conference.

Why is this a problem , especially in global health ? Gates parents long time involvement with Planned Parenthood and support of global population control ARE CORE VALUES  . See Physicians for Life story documenting this disturbing Gates History .

SO LEADERSHIP NETWORK DISCIPLES DO NOT APPEAR TO HESITATE ABOUT GATES FOUNDATION ASSOCIATIONS  – ANY WONDER THE POLITICS OF & CAMPAIGN WERE INTRODUCED AT THE GATHERING ?

GATES FAMILY PRO ABORTION HISTORY 

GATES PBS INTERVIEW -MALTHUSIAN FEARS AND GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING

“In a lengthy interview with Bill Moyers released today, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates reveals the inspiration for his funding of pro-abortion population control measures.”

“Responding to a question by Moyers on how he came to fund “reproductive issues” Gates answered, “When I was growing up, my parents were always involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it’s fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.”

“In the interview Gates says he is moved by measurable progress and on “safe birth reproductive family planning issues” he says.”

“There’s a measurable impact when you can go in and educate families, but primarily women, about their different choices. There’s real impact that you can have in this area. Anything to do with reproductive health.”

“He claims he has seen beyond Malthusian conceptions of useless eaters since, he says, he has seen that by improving health and education population decreases as parents decide to have less children.”

“Despite all his distancing from Malthus, Gates remains steadfast to the unfounded Malthusian fear of overpopulation.”

See the transcript of the interview with Gates at:

http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html

See The Quiz Gates Failed   http://www.all.org/gates/index.htm

UN POPULATION FUND RECEIVES $57 MIL FROM GATES http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2000/apr/00040504.html

Omaha, NE (LifeNews.com);  May 9, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)

http://www.physiciansforlife.org/bill-gates-father-head-of-planned-parenthood-inspired-his-abortion-population-control-views/   ( story from 2003 )

OTHER GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING PRIORITIES 

Gates has also been an avid supporter and funder of the very controversial global vaccination movement .

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/controversial-vaccine-studies-why-is-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-under-fire-from-critics-in-india/articleshow/41280050.cms

Gates Pro gay marriage and LGBTQ rights  stance is also a problem for Evangelicals who affiliate with tis programs .

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bill-and-melinda-gates-donate-500k-suppor

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/01/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-gives-140-million-prep-pump-prevent-hiv/

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation programs also include activist training for youth driving social change and social justice .

GATES FOUNDATION FUNDING/TRAINING  YOUNG LEADERS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 

We The Future

We the Future showcases the stories of ten young leaders working to build an equitable and inclusive world through their respective social change movements. Inspired by Amplifier’s We the Future education campaign and co-curated with the Gates Foundation Discovery Center’s Youth Ambassador Program, the exhibit celebrates youth leadership and action across a range of social justice issues and invites audiences of all ages to imagine and become the change they want to see in the world.”

YOUNG LEADERS

Gates Foundation “Young Leaders of Social Change ”

“QUEER RIGHTS” INCLUDED IN GATES YLFSC VISION “

“The young leaders featured in this exhibition are shaping a new era of human and environmental rights. They are building organizations, passing legislation, creating media, and speaking out about climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, queer rights, immigration justice, disability justice, and gun reform.”

THE CHURCH MISSION AND OUTSIDE FUNDING 

A QUESTION OF ETHICS AND VISION

 

So is The  Gathering moving Gates Foundation funding into their organization ? (see the post below from Oct 2018 ) Can The Gathering work to couple Christians- both donors and ministries with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ? What is the wisdom or justification for the mingling of the Kingdoms great commission with the malthusianism of planned parenthood and the globalism of  organizations like the Gates Foundation funding ?

QUESTIONS 

A FEW HONEST QUESTIONS

How much  money from such sources is coming into Christian ministries?

How long have such partnerships flourished without the knowledge of the church?

How direct an impact does this funding have on the “new politics of the evangelicals “?

Why do missions organizations and ministries, church planting organizations, denominations  need our money if they are tapping  multi-billion dollar foundations coffers?

How are we so foolish to think we can wed the mission of the true church to the political structures and globalist ideas of the lost and godless organizations who see the answers to global problems in methods totally antithetical to the Word of the Living God?

Great morning with @johnkeithsage at the @gatesfoundation. #gathseattle

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THE GATHERING STAFF IN OCT 2018 AT THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
DRAWN BY THE MONEY OR THE PROGRESSIVE POLITICS?
RUSSELL MOORE AND THE GATHERING –

https://web.archive.org/web/20190216134421/https://thegathering.com/event/speakers/

RUSSELL MOORE

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Read more…

MOORE IN 2018 GATHERING EVENTS WHERE WEAR /GIBONEY AND THE & CAMPAIGN SPOKE

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The GatheringLike Page

“He is iraenic and a peacemaker because he is at peace himself.” Fred Smith Dr. Russell Moore #gathkeybiscayne

THAT IS HIGH PRAISE FOR PROGRESSIVE RUSSELL MOORE FROM THE GATHERINGS FRED SMITH .

 

The Gathering promoting Moore’s NEW book based on feminine  theology ideals of family deconstruction .

“Family is difficult because family – every family – is an echo of the gospel.” Russell Moore’s newest book “The Storm-Tossed Family” comes out September 15. #gathkeybiscayne

Clearly Russell Moore speaking with the Gathering -with Praxis Journal and with % Campaign is a match made in heaven or possibly in hell -depending on your Christian biblical convictions. They are unified in their efforts for social change .
PRAXIS AND THE GATHERING WITH ULTIMATE ESTABLISHMENT EVANGELICAL LEADER – FORMER CHRISTIANITY TODAY EDITOR ANDY CROUCH .

So glad to have Praxis with us this afternoon. #gathkeybiscayne

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( CROUCH ON THE RIGHT )
CONCLUSION 
Over 35 years ago  Leadership Network began flooding the ideologies of secular leadership models and Peter Drucker into the church via “invitation only “outreaches  to selected “innovative young pastors “. Now those pastors are running much of the modern day evangelicalism machine.
Co-founder of The Gospel Coalition is a Leadership Network disciple and product of it’s promotion.Keller and TGC are at the very core of the progressive politics invading the church and the are driving the global urban vision. Rick Warren, another major Leadership Network “success story”  has taken the Purpose Driven vision globally and infected the largest protestant denomination in America with it.
From the publishing companies to media outlets like Christianity Today to the seminaries  , church  planting organizations to the pulpits themselves -the Leadership Network “investment ” in evangelicalism has saturated everything in the mainstream.
Now in the wedding of & Campaign/ “Biblical Values and Social Justice ” merged with The Gathering and the TGC leadership – and watch the SBC liberal Democratic “ETHICIST ” Russell Moore running into the mix- not only is the long game “SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE CHURCH ” plan in evidence but the pure PURPOSEFUL PERVERSION of the Gospel is bearing fruit .

Matthew 7:15-20

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

ERLC’s DANIEL DARLING IN INTERFAITH MOVEMENT LEADERSHIP

NEIGHBORLY FAITH PUSHING INTERFAITH DIALOG ON CAMPUSES LIKE WHEATON AND MOODY WITH THE HELP OF SBC LEADERS FROM ERLC/ LIFEWAY AND MORE

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                          11-6-2019

The efforts touted as evangelistic relationship building across faith boundaries may sound like good evangelistic strategy to the undiscerning until you consider the ultimate outcomes being served are “common good” consensus and to engender tolerance. Also when those strategies involve Christian and Muslim dialog -the effort tends to be one sided . When players from the Southern Baptist entities like the ERLC and international aid organizations like World Vision are involved – you can be assured that both progressive political goals AND grant funding from open borders foundations are involved. Experience has taught many believers not to take these efforts at face value or as merely “evangelistic ” strategies . Much more is at stake and the players involved have far more to gain. So why are Christian colleges and  universities facilitating such meetings and organizations ? And why is Russell Moore’s ERLC helping provide leadership and validation to it?

NEIGHBORLY FAITH 

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

“A nationwide movement, bringing Christians and Muslims together.  “

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NEIGHBORLY FAITH VISION IS FOCUSED ON CHRISTIAN CAMPUSES AND MINISTRIES

“We’re partnering with Evangelical campuses to train tomorrow’s leaders to be faithful and flourish in an increasingly diverse world.”

“building a movement”

“The future face of our faith is neighborly. We are mobilizing a movement of young Evangelical leaders to champion it. “

“We’re building a student movement that takes our campuses into our communities, by knowing and serving all of our neighbors.”

“We are about real friendship with neighbors of all faiths. We do not shrink from genuinely living out our faith. Nor do we ask others to be anything other than themselves to be our friends.”

“About
What would it take for people of other religions to know evangelical Christians as the most hospitable and loving members of their society?”

 

ERLC DANIEL DARLING AMONG CONTRIBUTORS AND SPEAKERS

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Daniel is the Vice-President for Communication at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and ReligIous Liberty Commission.

DANIEL DARLING

“We cannot obey Jesus if we spread false ideas about our Muslim neighbors or if we fail to love them well. That’s why I appreciate the work of Neighborly Faith that helps believers understand the Muslim community and equips them with tools to help them fulfill the mission of God.”

“Daniel darling

vp, ethics and religious liberty commission

southern baptist convention”

MUSLIM LEADERS WORKING WITH DANIEL DARLING OF ERLC INCLUDE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIP FUNDING COORDINATOR 

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“Eboo is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. “

EBOO PATEL

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Hatem is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law  and Theology at Zaytuna College, the first Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the USA.”

HATEM BAZIAN

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“Susan is the Senior Advisor for Religion and Inclusive Societies for the United States Institute of Peace. “

SUSAN HAYWARD

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Matthew is the United States Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief.”

MATTHEW SOERENS

BECKET LAW ADVOCATES FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PROTECTIONS FOR THE BUILDING OF MOSQUE , ISLAMIC CENTERS AND MUSLIM SCHOOLS

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“Daniel is senior counsel for Becket Law. Daniel’s clients have included an order of nuns, the world’s largest religious media organization, synagogues, and churches.”

DANIEL BLOMBERG

CCCU LEADER WHO RECENTLY MADE MISTAKEN COMPROMISE WITH LGBTQ+ OVER LIMITED AND TEMPORARY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS “ASSURANCES

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“Shirley is president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.  Prior to her work with the CCCU, she served as Calvin College’s vice president for student life.”

SHIRLEY HOOGSTRA

CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM LEADERSHIP IN “NEIGHBORLY FAITH ”

 

Other SBC leaders involved include radical SBC interfaith pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Church Keller Texas, Micah Fries long time vice president of Lifeway Research under Ed Stetzer , TGC leader and contributor Bethany Jenkins , The “mobilizers ” include students from Wheaton, Moody, TEDS , Nyack , SEBTS , Cedarville, Calvin College  and more.

“Ten visionary student leaders are joining NF to bring Christian-Muslim friendship to Evangelical colleges. With training from industry experts, Fellows are mobilizing their campuses to meet local Muslims and learn how they can live like Jesus among their neighbors of every faith. “

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available  for working as fellows of the interfaith group

 

CRU INVOLVEMENT WITH NEIGHBORLY FAITH

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· November 27, 2018 

NEW PODCAST!


” Cru NC State and Muslim Student Association at NC State held a joint event called “Talk Much?” to dialogue, build new friendships, and identify commonalities/differences. This episode will inspire you to rethink the possibilities for evangelicals and Muslims in today’s polarized society.”
https://soundcloud.com/neighborly-faith/inside-the-cru-and-msa-dialogue-at-nc-state-university 
NEIGHBORLY FAITH RECENTLY TWEETED ABOUT RUSSELL MOORE’S WORK WITH SOROS FUNDED NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM

Matthew Soerens
@MatthewSoerens

As Christians, we’re called to kindness and love of neighbor, but “if civility is all that we can get in the public arena, I’ll take it,” says

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( RUSSELL MOORE AND MICHAEL WEAR AT NIA .WEAR  IS THE “OBAMA AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAS BELIEVERS” AND A LEADER IN THE &CAMPAIGN )
NEWSWEEK COVERED THE RECENT NEIGHBORLY FAITH CONFERENCE AT WHEATON.

“Muslim and Evangelical Christian students convened at a conference at Wheaton College over the weekend to explore what they could do to ameliorate relations between their two religious groups, a situation the event’s organizers called “the greatest interreligious challenge of our time.””The conference, which took place on November 1-2 was arranged by Neighborly Faith, an organization that bills itself as “a nationwide movement bringing Christians and Muslims together.”

The conference resulted from a partnership between Neighborly Faith and various groups evangelical college, according to a press release from the organization.

If past polling results are any indicator, the folks at Neighborly Faith are right to think that there is room for improvement in evangelical-Muslim relations, especially on the part of the Christians.”

“According to the results of a survey from the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and PSB Research released in March, most evangelical Christians do not harbor much interest in “building bridges” with Muslims.”

“The survey (which used results from equal numbers of Evangelicals and Muslims), found that only 22 percent of evangelical participants said they had regular interactions with Muslims. A similarly small number believed “that such interaction helps the groups to understand each other better,” according to World Religion News. By contrast, 53 percent of Muslim respondents said they interact with Christians frequently.”

“Further, the survey indicated that 61 percent of evangelical Christians supported the so-called “Muslim ban” that the Trump administration implemented between 2017 and 2018, as opposed to only 20 percent of Muslims.”

“More than 20 speakers attended the event, which was designed for evangelical and Muslim students, according to the press release.”

OUTCOMES OF 2019 CONFERENCE CELEBRATED 

Neighborly Faith
@NeighborlyFaith

After the Wheaton conference (conservative evangelical students):
-88% more sympathetic to Muslim hardships in America –
77% more interested in studying Islam –
75% more concerned about how my church is treating Muslims –
82% more likely to participate in a Christian-Muslim event.
“Multi-faith is the way: It names & honors the irreconcilable theological differences to respect the essence of someone else’s identity. Such an approach builds trust, reveals strategy and accelerates practical collaboration for the common good of all faiths, and none.”
Neighborly Faith
@NeighborlyFaith

“Among conservative evangelical students, a post-conference survey showed that while 49% had neutral or somewhat negative attitudes toward Muslims before conference, only 6% remained neutral and 0% maintained a negative attitude after the conference.”
NEIGHBORLY FAITH “AT THE LARGEST MUSLIM CONFERENCE IN AMERICA ” BOAST OF IT’S MISSION “SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION “
ISNA -Islamic Society of North America

MISSION

“To foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.”

VISION

“To be an exemplary and unifying Islamic organization in North America that contributes to the betterment of the Muslim community and society at large.”

 

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Kevin Singer
@kevinsinger0

“If you’re at

#ISNACON, check our panel this morning on multifaith collaboration for social transformation!”

NEIGHBORLY FAITH CO-DIRECTOR  IS

Kevin Singer

Co-Director

 

He is a Research Fellow with this campus focused interfaith organization .

INTERFAITH YOUTH CORE

https://www.ifyc.org/IDEALS

The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) is a research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity on a national scale. It is the first study of its kind to address U.S.college students’ engagement with religious and worldview diversity in such an expansive and nuanced manner. ”

NUANCE IS ANOTHER WORD FOR MANIPULATION OF LANGUAGE .

WHERE IS THE GOSPEL IN THAT APPROACH ?

REALITY CHECK-THE  PUSH TOWARD ISLAMIC WELCOMING IDEOLOGIES ARE ROOTED IN NEVER ENDING “SOCIAL CHANGE ” EFFORTS OF THE SBC’s ERLC  AND THE GOSPEL COALITION.

Psalm 135:15-18

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. 17 They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.

 

TGC ALLIANCE WITH PROGRESSIVE &CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AT MLK/50

THE FOUNDER OF THE RACIAL URBAN PROGRESSIVE OUTREACH TO EVANGELICALS WAS A SPEAKER AT TGC/ERLC MLK /50 EVENT IN APRIL 2018

Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                                   11/5/2019

Most mainstream concerns over the present wave of “social gospel”/ “Social Justice ” perversions in the church today resulted from the April 4th 2018 MLK/50 conference co-sponsored by The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. At MLK/50 – the racial slurs and divisive rhetoric presently in play in the church came into the light of day and  have remained a constant. It was obvious to most who were paying attention that the same old social gospel of decades ago had found its’s way into the very heart of our church leadership . Not only had the divisive narratives of endless victimhood and racial politics taken root but the ML/50 was merely  a manifestation of a long game effort. Also it was clear much bigger tentacles of some creature of the political deep had gripped the leaders of TGC/ERLC. This was weaponized racism wearing a short skirt of reformed theology in a strong wind.

FROM THE TGC SITE ON MLK/50

MLK50 Conference

“On April 3-4, 2018, in Memphis, TN The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition hosted a special event titled “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” to reflect on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tragic death.”

“The 50th anniversary of King’s tragic death marked an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church and the culture. It created the occasion to reflect on where Christians have been and look ahead to where we must go as we pursue racial unity in the midst of tremendous tension.”

“Key speakers included Charlie Dates, Matt Chandler, Jackie Hill Perry, Eric Mason, Russell Moore, Trip Lee, John Piper, Benjamin Watson, and many others.”

ONE OF THE STARK HIDDEN REALITIES OF TGC/ ERLC’s MLK/50

Justin Giboney is a leader in the & CAMPAIGN which seeks the introduce the new politics of evangelicals and to “disrupt”  the 2020 election. They seek to combine “Biblical Values & Social Justice  to create  justice driven evangelical voters . The work already encompasses many young URBAN TGC church planters from the Southern Baptist Send Network and other planting organizations related to The Gospel Coalition.

See the first three articles in this series .

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/11/02/the-rats-nest-white-tgc-leaders-using-race-hip-hop-to-push-agenda/

&CAMPAIGN LEADERS PRESENCE IN UPCOMING TGC/ERLC RELATED POLITICAL EVENT 

JUST GOSPEL 2020 

Leaders like Russell Moore and David Platt -both Southern Baptist will be conferencing with Giboney in March in the “Just Gospel 2020 ” conference .

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“The Just Gospel 2020 conference goal is to help Christians think biblically and deeply about being Christians and taking our Christian identity and perspective into our political lives. We hope to aid each other in our discipleship. We are “strangers and exiles on the earth” who “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:13, 16). We hope to model how Christians who differ in secondary and political matters can nevertheless do so charitably and in a way that preserves both unity and freedom of conscience. We hope to make a difference—for the Church and the country.”

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MLK/50 “GOSPEL REFLECTIONS FORM THE MOUNTAIN TOP 

MLK/50 AND GILBONEY 

The State of Racial Tension in America

“The State of Racial Tension in America is a panel discussion with Christina Edmondson, Justin Giboney, Collin Hansen, Juan Sanchez, and Benjamin Watson that was delivered at the MLK50 Conference in Memphis, TN on April 4, 2018.”

TGC packaged the MLK/ 50 event videos for its ongoing racial “conversation “.

The State of Racial Tension in America

TGC RAN A STORY AGAIN IN NOVEMBER 2018 FROM THE MLK/50 AND GILBONEY

FEATURING A QUOTE FROM GILBONEY

Navigating Racial Tension as American Christians

Navigating Racial Tension as American Christians

“Any way you look at it, black people have been enslaved in this country longer than we’ve been free. That’s one thing we have to understand. Then you have to understand the nature of slavery. The nature of slavery wasn’t just about physical bondage; it was about psychological warfare. And that psychological warfare does not go away in a generation or two.” — Justin Giboney

Date: April 4, 2018

Event: MLK50 Conference, Memphis, Tennessee

“You can listen to this episode of The Gospel Coalition podcast here or watch a video of the panel.”

Related:

Find more audio and video from the MLK50 conference on the conference media page.

 

GILBONEY AT MLK/50 ON THE PLATFORM

Christian media picked up the story-

https://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-trump-opponents-wept-because-global-witness-of-the-church-was-at-stake-erlc-panelist-says.html

“Justin Giboney, a Democratic political strategist and founder of the AND Campaign, explained that he believed that the 20th century Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” was still harming race relations.

“First perfected by former President Richard Nixon, the Southern Strategy involved appealing to white Southern Democrats, often by expressing opposition to Civil Rights goals while not being overtly racist.”

“I don’t believe that white evangelical leaders, civic leaders, and also politicians, have ever truly divested themselves from the Southern Strategy,” Giboney commented.”

“I think they still believe they need the racists’ support, funding, votes to win. And so as long as they feel they need that to win, it’s going to be hard to come together.”

BUT TGC / ELRC ORGANIZERS OF MLK/50 DID NOT WARN US OF WHAT WAS TO COME JUST A SHORT 18 MONTHS LATER 

ENTER THE & CAMPAIGN 

BIBLICAL VALUES & SOCIAL JUSTICE “

 

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

LEADERSHIP INCLUDES NOT ONLY GILBONEY BUT A HOST OF TGC URBAN CHURCH PLANTING PASTORS AND WRITERS AS WELL AS MICHAEL WEAR WHO TGC ENGAGED STRAIGHT OUT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND INTO THE TGC.

&CAMPAIGN FOUNDERS

THE LAWYER | THE PASTOR | THE ARTIST

“Amidst the multitude of issues impacting the Church, the arts and the political landscape,  God led a Pastor, an Artist, and a Lawyer to gather a coalition of biblical Christians to engage in their context.  In doing so, the AND Campaign has united with faith leaders and influencers around the country that reflect biblical values and God’s heart for social justice.”

( FROM & CAMPAIGN SOCIAL  MEDIA )

Urban Christians that are bringing new thinking, new engagement and new politics to the sociopolitical landscape.”

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.”

“Join Christian thinkers, strategists and artists on Saturday, February 27th, as we map out a path to New Thinking, New Engagement & New Politics. The next movement begins here….The AND Campaign.”

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56c1e307b09f95a58051c882/t/5daee6868adb67266ada4caf/1571743368911/2020+Statement+10.22.pdf

OVERVIEW

https://andcampaign.org/about

“As Christians, we are called to civic and community engagement.  We have a duty to impact culture in a manner that reflects the truth (&) love of Jesus Christ.  This commission includes participation in the political arena, wherein actions or inaction can have a profound effect on all aspects of society.  Life, freedom and the general well-being of all citizens can be significantly enhanced or diminished by political dynamics.”

“Urban Christians have a unique and powerful sociopolitical perspective that is not fully represented by either of the two predominant political ideologies.  It is a Gospel-centered worldview that is committed to redemptive justice (&) values-based policy.  However, we have allowed the urban political class to abandon the latter.”

“A lack of organization and a poorly maintained platform has left us in a situation where we are exploited for votes, but command little policy influence.  Urban Christians must find innovative ways to be critical, yet constructive participants in the marketplace of ideas.  We must rebuild our sociopolitical platform and infrastructure, while demonstrating that our faith is more important than our politics.”

“We do not have the luxury of either focusing on social justice or values-based issues; both affect the foundation of our communities and are inseparably tied together.   A new generation of urban Christians must address today’s dilemmas with courage, kindness and an unshakeable faith.  We must speak truth with compassion (&) conviction.  We must echo the good news in prayer and public witness for the common good.”

WHAT IS REDEMPTIVE JUSTICE?

“Redemptive Justice is justice which has its ends in reconciliation, peace, and flourishing for all parties. The “redemption” is not the spiritual redemption which only Christ could achieve on the Cross, but it does take Christ’s sacrifice as its model of self-giving love of neighbor. This understanding of justice differs from the view which says that justice is the overthrowing of all powers or the leveling of all positions. Rather, it acknowledges that power can be used for good or evil. Just as the Roman authorities used their powers to crucify Christ, but Christ used His power to heal, teach, and lead. Redemptive Justice challenges corrupt use of power and calls all people to use the power God has given them stewardship over for good.”

WHAT ARE CLASSIC VALUES?

“Classic Values are timeless moral codes and beliefs transferred through religious teaching, family, culture and community that have proven to be irreplaceable. ”

https://andcampaign.org/where-we-stand

FIVE POINT PLATFORM OF & CAMPAIGN 

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& CAMPAIGN CALL TO ACTION 

 

“Be prayerful and vigilant about the issues affecting our nation and your neighbors. When it’s time, answer the call to act together with the AND Campaign coalition. This could be a march or a vote, but it should be informed, strategic, and coordinated. Until then, consider how you can respond to challenges around you with compassion and conviction each day, starting now. When Christians speak together through the AND Campaign, it should be a megaphone for faithfulness already in action, not a surprise about what Christians believe.”

& CAMPAIGN FLESHED OUT MANIFESTO IN AUGUST OF 2018

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/andcampaign/about/?ref=page_internal

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.
As Christians, we are called to civic and community engagement. We have a duty to impact culture in a manner that reflects the truth (&) love of Jesus Christ. This commission includes participation in the political arena, wherein actions or inaction can have a profound effect on all aspects of society. Life, freedom and the general well-being of all citizens can be significantly enhanced or diminished by political dynamics.
Urban Christians have a unique and powerful sociopolitical perspective that is not fully represented by either of the two predominant political ideologies. It is a Gospel-centered worldview that is committed to redemptive justice (&) values-based policy. However, we have allowed the urban political class to abandon the latter.
A lack of organization and a poorly maintained platform has left us in a situation where we are exploited for votes, but command little policy influence. Urban Christians must find innovative ways to be critical, yet constructive participants in the marketplace of ideas. We must rebuild our sociopolitical platform and infrastructure, while demonstrating that our faith is more important than our politics.
We do not have the luxury of either focusing on social justice or values-based issues; both affect the foundation of our communities and are inseparably tied together. A new generation of urban Christians must address today’s dilemmas with courage, kindness and an unshakeable faith. We must speak truth with compassion (&) conviction. We must echo the good news in prayer and public witness for the common good.”
ADDITIONAL REFORMED LEADERSHIP INVOLVED 
INVOLVED IN THE &CAMPAIGN MOVEMENT IS NOT ONLY TGC/ ERLC BUT A HOST OF OTHER EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST NAMB /SEND NETWORK OF URBAN CHURCH PLANTER – JOHN PIPER’S BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY AND MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE .
SAMPLE OF CURRENT CAMPUS OUTREACH OF & CAMPAIGN 

I can hardly wait to hear from

tomorrow! Are you ready

!?! #politics #faith

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&CAMPAIGN IS CLEARLY A DEMOCRATIC PARTY LED ORGANIZATION -THERE ARE NO CONSERVATIVE VOICES IN THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP .
&CAMPAIGN FOCUS ? THE JUSTICE POLITICS FOR THE CHURCH  AND 2020 ELECTION
VIDEO WITH DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST GIBONEY AND OBAMA FAITH COORDINATOR MICHAEL WEAR .
( NOTE – WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT “THE GATHERING ” EVENT AT WHICH IT IS FILMED IS THE LARGEST CONFERENCE CONNECTING DONORS AND MINISTRIES IN  EVANGELICAL CIRCLES)
“Justin Giboney & Michael Wear (Praxis Nonprofit Fellows 2018) pitch their venture, AND Campaign, during the Nonprofit Accelerator Finale segment of The Gathering in Miami, FL, September 2018”   https://thegathering.com/history/
Recent developments with The Gathering indicate it has become involved with  facilitating globalist funding like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation into evangelical ministries .
VIDEO ON THIS LINK
“The AND Campaign is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel. Through training, coalition building, and advocacy, they equip Christians to be more than just conservatives or liberals in the public square. By opening up denominational and demographic silos, they help believers have a greater impact and further pursue reconciliation.”

“To educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.”

 

VISION STATEMENT

“To improve how Christians engage politics and culture and to disrupt America’s sociopolitical arena by asserting the justice and righteousness of Jesus Christ.”

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL JUSTICE DRIVEN ENGAGEMENT

BROUGHT TO YOU BY  PCAs TIM KELLER /TGC & SBCs RUSSELL MOORE /ERLC  AND THE

& CAMPAIGN – ALL LAUNCHED AT MLK/50

SMOOTH MOVE GUYS BUT YOUR SHORT SKIRT IS IN THE WIND .

Christians who have mistaken TGC and  the ERLC as CONSERVATIVE theological organizations must now face that they are NEITHER . These are political organizations operating within our own churches and denominations . TGC /ERLC  are  community organizing and they are promoting the politics of the Obama administration and Foundation / racial theory and are part of the determined effort to undermine conservative Christians influence in the culture at large and in the election of 2020 and beyond.

 

 

THE RATS NEST :WHITE TGC LEADERS USING RACE,HIP HOP-TO PUSH AGENDA

 

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     11-2-2019

The Gospel Coalition is collaborating with the Obama Foundation’s “Ambassador to America’s Believers Michael Wear and the radical – SOCIAL JUSTICE racial “& CAMPAIGN”.  The first two stories revealing this bizarre collaboration are linked below. This movement gets even more bizarre as we enter the 2020 election cycle .

The leaders of the Southern Baptist ,along with entities like Desiring God ( Passion Conferences ) and The Gospel Coalition have long used “Christian Hip Hop ” to platform young minorities billed as modern day prophets to the church and attract young white and minority audiences for their  urban church planting strategies . Never mind these SBC/ TGC  leaders look  like the nerdy white boys trying to appear “with it” -“hip”- because in reality Hip Hop culture does not fit with their tightly managed “reformed theologian scholars” image. Still there is a payoff for the “nerdy urds” of SBC/ TGC/ PCA leaders.

Having corralled the urban interest and placed the soundtrack of “Christian Hip Hop ” to the TGC brand of reformed theology and  folded in a HEAVY DOSE  of social justice false gospel – these change agent leaders from two major conservative Christian denominations (the SBC and PCA and others ) are attempting to migrate the young whites , African American and Hispanic minorities right into the “Obama Foundations Ambassador to America’s Believers ” Michael Wear and the “&CAMPAIGN” movement. The  effort is so seamless it goes almost unnoticed .

TGC OLD WHITE BOY LEADERSHIP OPERATE  LIKE SLAVE TRADERS SAILING THEIR JUSTICE GOSPEL SHIP.

Like the slave traders of old, TGC white evangelical leaders have loaded the cargo hold of their neo-reformed justice gospel ship with the souls of a generation and launched for foreign shores to sell them off and sell out their FAITH . Destination ? Securing their target cargo into the Democratic plantations where minorities have long been used and pandered to for votes for decades by people who care nothing about their real  “urban  plight ” or the lives or FAITH of those its slave trade ships have trafficked .

Some of these key TGC  leaders have no doubt learned their skills from the Democratic strategist . Some of the TGC are simply nothing more than Democratic Party/ Obama representatives . While others in  TGC may simply be just practitioners of the world’s oldest profession …and will bed down with anyone for a few dollars.

ENTER THE & CAMPAIGN

TGC / & CAMPAIGN/ SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OBAMA FOUNDATION  POLITICS

( READ THESE PREVIOUS ARTICLES FOR MORE DETAILS ON TGC COLLABORATION)

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

& CAMPAIGN SEEKS SUCCESS BY WEDDING “BIBLICAL VALUES ” AND “SOCIAL JUSTICE ” LED BY OBAMA AMBASSADOR /TGC LEADER MICHAEL WEAR  .

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A HISTORY IN TGC’s ROLE IN “CHRISTIAN HIP HOP”

The Gospel Coalition and John Piper have been major promoters of the Christian Hip Hop scene .

SBC’s NAMB (North American Missions Board) RAPZILLA AND REACH RECORDS  have been at the cutting edge of this neo reformed + Christian Hip Hop  movement as Desiring God and TGC have featured the artist in their events , conferences , and publications for well over a decade .

SBC’S NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD IS A SIGNIFICANT PARTNER

NAMB leader D A Horton is a leader in the &CAMPAIGN. Multiple other & CAMPAIGN  leaders are in the NAMB urban church planting leadership as well as TGC.

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Horton has a long history in the Christian Hip Hop world working with Reach Records and was once the head of Atlanta based  Reach Records non profit “Reach Life Ministries” . RLM  is now shut down it’s remains converted into use with an urban school .

Reach Records deactivates ReachLife, shifts support to local school

D A Horton is a NAMB Send Network Church planter in Longbeach CA and a long time NAMB/ SEND leader . He is also an ERLC contributor for Russell Moore. ( more on Moore later )

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D.A. Horton

D.A. Horton

@da_horton

“D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.”

“REBRANDING THE SBC” A PROUD HORTON AND NAMB 

 

D A Horton boasted in a 2016 interview about rebranding of the SBC by (TGC )leaders like Russell Moore- David Platt . Urban Church Planting and Hip Hop culture have played a significant part of the “REBRANDING ”  which Horton is so proud of in the SBC.

Why I Engage in the SBC: D.A. Horton

“Why I engage the SBC”

“To this day I’m often asked, “D.A. why are you still involved with the SBC?” My answer is simple; I walk them through the progress I’ve witnessed regarding my five convictions.”

  1. “Ministry leadership at; the ERLC, NAMB and IMB – Dr. Russell Moore, Kevin Ezell and David Platt have been game changers regarding the rebranding process of the SBC in the eyes of ethnic minorities. Not only have initiatives been created to recruit, train and send qualified minorities on the field for service, key leadership positions with influence and decision making capacities have been extended to competent and qualified emerging minority leaders.”

WHERE CHRISTIAN HIP HOP HANGS OUT -LEGACY DISCIPLE 

TGC/ CHRISTIANITY TODAY / DESIRING GOD (JOHN PIPER) AND LEGACY DISCIPLE LEGACY DISCIPLE SITE IS THE CENTRALIZED HUB FOR CHRISTIAN HIP HOP

Legacy Disciple

https://legacydisciple.org/index.php/category/content/interviews/

SPEAKERS INCLUDE TGC REGULARS

JACKIE PERRY HILL (TGC) AND HER HUSBAND PRESTON PERRY (  & CAMPAIGN LEADER)

D. A. HORTON (TGC/NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD LEADERS SEND NETWORK CHURCH PLANTER & CAMPAIGN LEADER

AND SBC / TGC LEADERS FROM A WIDE CIRCLE

About

https://www.youtube.com/legacydisciple

LEGACY DISCIPLE -COLLABORATING THE HIP HOP “NEWS” WITH TGC , CHRISTIANITY TODAY  , DESIRING GOD FOR YEARS .NOW COLLABORATING WITH “& CAMPAIGN” !

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

 

LEGACY DISCIPLES IS PARTNERING WITH  & CAMPAIGN “AFFILIATED MINISTRIES ”

Affiliated Ministries

THE WITNESS :A BLACK CHRISTIAN COLLECTIVE is run by  TGC speaker JEMAR TISBY

The FRONT PORCH  OF TGC/9MARKS/ SBC’S  THABITI ANYABWILE

LEGACY LINEUP ALSO INCLUDES OTHER MAJOR TGC LEADERS 

FROM SBTS /ALBERT MOHLER SBC FLAGSHIP SEMINARY 

THESE INCLUDE ALBERT MOHLER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARY PROFESSORS AND TGC LEADERS JARVIS WILLIAMS AND CURTIS WOODS.

Jarvis Williams and Legacy Disciple

Jarvis Williams

Curtis Woods and Legacy Disciple

Curtis Woods

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST AND CRITICAL RACE THEORY /INTERSECTIONALITY REVEAL AT SBC 2019

These two SBTS professors and Legacy Disciple stable mates are both TGC affiliated and are part of the controversial promotion of critical race theory  (CRT) in the SBC .Woods was leading  the SBC 2019 “Resolutions Committee ” which turned a CA pastors condemnation of the Cultural Marxist tools into RESOLUTION 9 – AFFIRMING THE USE OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST .

http://www.bpnews.net/52308/committee-on-resolutions-named-for-2019-sbc

RESOLUTION 9 “SEVERELY ALTERED ” BY WOODS COMMITTEE

SBC 2019: Resolutions Committee ‘severely altered’ resolution against identity politics

WOODS LEGACY BOOK RELEASE AT LEGACY EVENT  CELEBRATED BY WILLIAMS

Jarvis J. Williams
@drjjwilliams

Curtis Woods’ and

book the gospel in color will be released

conference in Chicago, IL in July. There will be opps to win free signed copies

conference.

workshop on hermeneutics will have book give aways.

LEGACY AND &CAMPAIGN COLLABORATED IN THE CHICAGO EVENT WHERE WOODS BOOK WAS UNVEILED AND USED AS  A”DOORPRIZE”

 

THE FRONT PORCH (MORE ON THIS ORGANIZATION AND ITS 2020 EVENT LATER)

 

So two major SBTS/ Albert Mohler seminary leaders in TGC who promote CRT and Intersectionality are in the Legacy Disciple stable with Christian Hip Hops leading stars  and in the events PARTNERED WITH AND PROMOTING the  “& CAMPAIGN”

MORE TGC PARTNERS IN & CAMPAIGN – SHOCKING BUT TRUE

 

LEGACY PARTNERS IN SPONSORSHIP INCLUDE THE ,MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE , A DEVOS FAMILY INSTITUTE , SOUTHERN BAPTIST NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS BOARD- NAMB, BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY (JOHN PIPER ) AND GRIP -A MINISTRY WHOSE LEADERSHIP INCLUDES MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE LEADERS.

Legacy CHI: Registration

 

 

RAPZILLA COVERS THE NEWS FOR & CAMPAIGN AND CHRISTIAN HIP HOP

Sho Baraka transcends political parties with The AND Campaign

MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE HOST & CAMPAIGN /LEGACY EVENT ON CAMPUS

( Photo from the & campaign social media )

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ON TO FRONT PORCH / &CAMPAIGN AND ERLC’s RUSSELL MOORE 

JUST GOSPEL 2020 -FRONT PORCH /THABITI /TGC LEADERS / AND & CAMPAIGN

About

RECALL THAT FRONT PORCH IS A PARTNER WITH LEGACY DISCIPLES AND & CAMPAIGN

( FROM JUST FRONT PORCH WEBSITE )

Meet the Brothers

Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter

(The brothers on The Front Porch (left to right): Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter.)

JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE

Home 1 – Classic Conference

(FROM JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SITE )

NOTE THE THIRD WAY POLITICS AND ANTI TRUMP FOCUS

About

“No one saw the 2016 presidential election coming. No one predicted the effect the election would have on the country—and the Church. To some extent, our tribalism has been exposed and perhaps deepened. Unity has become more fragile.

In all likelihood, the Church will face the same stark choices and the same potential for misunderstanding, disunity and tribal politics. This time, however, we have an opportunity to approach politics and the election differently… like Christians… like the pilgrims and aliens we are in the world.

The goal of Just Gospel 2020 is NOT to engage in partisan debate or endorse any party’s platform. Nor is our goal to bind the consciences of attendees to a particular policy prescription the Bible does not require. We will not recommend or even comment on any candidate.

The Just Gospel 2020 conference goal is to help Christians think biblically and deeply about being Christians and taking our Christian identity and perspective into our political lives. We hope to aid each other in our discipleship. We are “strangers and exiles on the earth” who “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:13, 16). We hope to model how Christians who differ in secondary and political matters can nevertheless do so charitably and in a way that preserves both unity and freedom of conscience. We hope to make a difference—for the Church and the country.

We need and want healing conversations that serve the Church We need pilgrim politics that bear witness to Christ and Kingdom to which we are headed. Join us!”

WHERE
Del Ray Baptist Church
DEL RAY BAPTIST IS THE HOST CHURCH ITS PASTOR GARRETT KELL IS A SPEAKER AND IS AN ERLC FELLOW- A TGC COUNCIL MEMBER – A 9MARKS CHURCH PLANTER .KELLS CHURCH ALSO WAS AMONG THE GROUP OF 9MARKS CHURHCES WHO IMPLEMENTED THE SAM ALLBERRY/LIVING OUT/ TIM KELLER LGBTQ INCLUSION CHURHC AUDIT STATESIDE IN NOV.2018 .
JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS “&CAMPAIGN” FOUNDER &RUSSELL MOORE OF TGC/ERLC 

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

JUSTIN GIBONEY

 

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

RUSSELL MOORE

TGC’s “URBAN PASTORS UNITE” WITH “& CAMPAIGN” FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE and OBAMA FAITH AMBASSADOR .

MICHAEL WEAR PROVIDES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TO THE ”  & (AND) CAMPAIGN ” WHICH INTENDS TO “DISRUPT AMERICAN ELECTIONS WITH STRONG BIBLICAL (social justice ) WITNESS” !

BY Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                           10 -31-2019

 

Biblical Values & Social Justice Black T-Shirt Front

As already shown in previous writings The Gospel Coalition has been in collaboration with the Obama administration’s Michael Wear. Those ties have now been strengthened going into the 202o election through several political alliances promoting social Justice and Moral Order -i e, Racial Equity – Religious Liberty in context with LGBTQ Rights- Socialized Healthcare – and Open Borders Immigration . Of course the 5 goals are placed in far more likable  terminology to evangelicals .

(Part 1 of this story here )

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgc-employs-obama-ambassador-to-americas-believers-for-2020/

LEADERSHIP OF THE ” & Campaign”

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

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MICHAEL
WEAR

(FROM & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )

“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign. ”

“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.”

“He founded Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”

“Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.”

https://andcampaign.org/leadership

FOUNDERS

THE LAWYER | THE PASTOR | THE ARTIST

“Amidst the multitude of issues impacting the Church, the arts and the political landscape,  God led a Pastor, an Artist, and a Lawyer to gather a coalition of biblical Christians to engage in their context.  In doing so, the AND Campaign has united with faith leaders and influencers around the country that reflect biblical values and God’s heart for social justice.”

“& CAMPAIGN” DETAILS –

WATCH THE “TRUMP HAS FAILED ” NARRATIVE -LOOSE LANGUAGE ON PROGRESSIVE ISSUES ESPECIALLY ON ABORTION AND ASK – “HOW ARE TGC AND /TIM KELLER / RUSSELL MOORE/ ALBERT MOHLER / LIGON DUNCAN / MARK DEVER / D A CARSON SENIOR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR YOUNG DISCIPLES INVOLVEMENT ?”

IS & CAMPAIGN THE POLITICS OF THE GOSPEL COALITION? APPEARS TO BE SO.

(FROM THE & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )

2020 PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION STATEMENT

PREAMBLE 

“The upcoming presidential election marks a significant decision point for our nation. This moral moment requires principled conviction from politicians, but even more so from the American people. Christians have a particular obligation to provide this moral leadership. No candidate will be perfect, but Christians can hold both parties accountable to a vision for the common good that is not fully represented in either party platform. “

“While a misappropriation of the separation between Church and State has sometimes been used to suggest people of faith are the only people who can’t consider their values when participating in politics, we know that both our faith and the demands of citizenship require that we bring our full selves to the project of self-governance. “

“Our Christian faith’s call to recognize the image of God in every person and to love our neighbor as ourselves compels us to speak into the public square to promote social justice and moral order. We have a spiritual responsibility as followers of Jesus to seek common ground and the common good. We are obligated to protect the vulnerable and defend human dignity even of those with whom we disagree. “

“At its best, the church should be a beacon of light to our nation, illuminating the systemic and institutional injustices that must be removed for our Union to thrive, while also modeling the possibility of a more just way. It should also be a moral anchor that refuses to sacrifice virtue and righteousness at the altar of political expediency. We have seen this in our past: When the mechanisms of government failed to disassemble slavery and later Jim Crow, church-led movements shocked and recalibrated the conscience of a derelict nation. Conversely, when the church has failed to act or has imposed its own injustices, the nation and the promise of democracy suffered dearly.”

“We assert the following convictions to the candidates seeking the presidential nominations of their political party, so that they know what we believe to be some of the primary issues facing our country and that they might respond to these concerns. And we state these convictions to our fellow Christians—indeed, all Americans—so that they might inform the way we advocate and vote in the upcoming election. “

THE HEALTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY 

“By disregarding standards of decency and good faith, the current administration has significantly lowered our nation’s discourse and endangered the political process. This president’s callousness—especially toward non-white Americans and vulnerable citizens—his fomenting of chaos as Commander-in-Chief, and his cavalier attitude toward rule of law and basic norms of civility all undermine social cohesion, civic trust, and our very democracy. “

RACE AND VOTER RIGHTS 

“America was built by enslaved people and immigrant workers who brought the country closer to its founding ideals through their sacrifices and protests. And yet racial discrimination has pervaded American public policy and the law since our nation’s inception, and its effects continue today. People of color still haven’t fully recovered from the War on Drugs and a myriad of other government sanctioned efforts that devastated communities and weakened families. We must address racial disparities in education, poverty-levels, healthcare, environmental quality, and the criminal justice system head on. Central to that effort must be the vigilant protection of voting rights. Voting should be fair, accessible, and convenient for all eligible American citizens, and enfranchisement should extend to former felons who have paid their debt to society. “

THE POOR AND PRO-FAMILY ECONOMIC POLICIES 

“America can’t disregard poor people in policymaking. We need creative anti-poverty policies that work in tandem with, not in opposition to, other institutions, including the family and the church. We believe in the dignity of work, and that workers should receive a livable wage. Education should be accessible and equitable for all children. Paid family leave and enhanced child tax credits are both family-oriented policies that relieve the burden on hard working parents and create opportunities for them to invest more time and resources into their children and loved ones. In order for families—and indeed, the nation—to thrive, women must be free from discrimination, harassment and abuse. “

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND LGBTQ RIGHTS 

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths. “

IMMIGRATION 

“The Trump administration has failed to treat undocumented immigrants with dignity and care, especially at the U.S.-Mexico border. In light of God’s special concern for the immigrant and the sojourner, we are deeply dissatisfied with the federal government’s continued negligence when it comes to passing comprehensive immigration reform. The current administration’s willingness to use draconian, manipulative measures to stoke fear in immigrant communities and pit family members against one another is reprehensible. Our government must seek to be both just and compassionate regarding immigration policy, especially in protecting Dreamers and upholding longstanding laws regarding refugees fleeing violence, lawlessness and oppression. “

HEALTHCARE AND ABORTION 

“We believe in building a society that respects human dignity at all stages of life, including the unborn. This includes accessible and affordable health care for everyone. Americans should not go bankrupt because they get sick or die because their medication is exorbitantly expensive. This includes policies that support maternal health and address our nation’s high rate of maternal mortality, especially among Black and Native American women. It includes vigilant prosecution of pregnancy discrimination in education and the workplace. It is essential that the sanctity of human life at every stage, in particular in the womb, is defended vigorously. Abortion is a tragedy, not a social good, that should be vehemently discouraged rather than promoted. “

CONCLUSION 

“Our nation desperately needs Christians to live out their faith in this political sphere for the good of all Americans, and the 2020 presidential candidates need to hear, respond to, and respect our voice and earn our vote. Through advocacy and protest, we are committed to supporting candidates, no matter their political affiliation, when they promote civility and human dignity, and we will actively oppose politicians, policies, and parties when they undermine these values.”

2020 ELECTION AGENDA 

https://andcampaign.org/2020

https://www.facebook.com/andcampaign

PODCAST

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-church-politics-podcast/id1289898626?mt=2

“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.”
“Urban Christians that are bringing new thinking, new engagement and new politics to the sociopolitical landscape.”

“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.”

“Join Christian thinkers, strategists and artists on Saturday, February 27th, as we map out a path to New Thinking, New Engagement & New Politics. The next movement begins here….The AND Campaign.”

CAMPAIGN 5 POINTS

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& CAMPAIGN ON STAGE WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER GRAPHICS

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· March 12, 2016·

& CAMPAIGN AT MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE

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“URBAN PASTORS UNITE “

TGC AND & CAMPAIGN

A PLETHORA OF TGC LEADERS INVOLVED INCLUDING : 

(PHOTOS AND LISTINGS FROM “& CAMPAIGN “WEBSITE )

“The (&) Campaign Leadership Council is made up of men and women who are actively seeking to make a difference in their communities through their churches and other community organizations. Their godly character and Christ-like actions make them not only qualified but gives them authority to influence the moral and ethical sociopolitical spectrum within their local context. ”

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John
Onwuchekwa https://andcampaign.org/leadership

( NEWLY ELECTED TO TGC ADVISORY COUNCIL AND SBC/9MARKS LEADER )

Council

John Onwuchekwa

John Onwuchekwa (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He’s the author of Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. He and his wife, Shawndra, are the proud parents of one daughter, Ava.”

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D.A.
Horton https://andcampaign.org/leadership

( KEY LEADER IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST NAMB “SEND NETWORK”)

D.A. Horton

“D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, California. He has written several books, including his upcoming book, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage (2018). He and his wife, Elicia, live in California with their three children.”

 

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Charlie Dates https://andcampaign.org/leadership

THE AUTHOR

Charlie Dates

“Charlie Dates is the senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago. Before his call to Progressive, he served as an apprentice pastor at New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois, and as a pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Chicago. Charlie earned an MDiv and PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his research focused on the burden of black preaching in late 20th-century Chicago. Charlie and his wife, Kristie, have two children.”

DATES RECENTLY SPOKE AT CHAPEL AT ALBERT MOHLER’S SBTS POSTED ON & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE .

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was live.Like Page

“Join us for the livestream of the Expositors Summit. During this first session we will hear from Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.”

 

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Alan
Noble  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Alan Noble

Alan Noble, PhD, is the co-founder and managing editor at Christ and Pop Culture and assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University.”

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Preston Perry  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

JACKIE HILL PERRY’S HUSBAND ( TGC FAVORITE ON LGBT /FAMILY ISSUES HUSBAND)

 

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Rasool  Berry https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Rasool Berry

Rasool Berry is the leadership development pastor of the Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Africana studies and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.”

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Leonce Crump https://andcampaign.org/leadership

Léonce Crump Jr.

“Léonce Crump Jr. is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife, Breanna, reside in the heart of downtown Atlanta with their three children.”

 

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Kyle J. Howard  https://andcampaign.org/leadership

(ACTIVIST PASTOR HOWARD  IS ADVOCATING EVER MORE RACIAL DIVERSITY IN TGC – YES REALLY )

“Kyle J. Howard
@KyleJamesHoward
“Beloved saints at TGC, you guys need more ethnic/cultural diversity when it comes to filtering titles & reflections in your articles.”

 

“BIG NEWS: AND Campaign released our 2020 Presidential Election Statement today with Christian leaders like Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Rev. Joseph Darby (&) Dr. Walter McCray. Read and sign the full statement at https://andcampaign.org/2020 #AND2020″ 
URBAN CHURCH PLANTING SET THE STAGE FOR TGC/&CAMPAIGN STRATEGY 
TGC HAS BEEN DRIVING AN URBAN CHURCH PLANTING AGENDA  FOR MOST OF IT’S 15 YEARS . NOW & CAMPAIGN IS UNITING THE URBAN PASTORS IS A CALL FOR “SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE , LGBT RIGHTS, THIRD WAY POLITICS  AND RACIAL EQUITY “
Tim Keller and D A Carson  you have created a political MONSTER with an Insatiable Appetite . What IT is devouring is the Gospel for the hearts and minds of a generation and its endless appeasement and inclusion will not bode well for the church or the Gospel in American culture for the future . This is mainly because it is not derived from the Word of God but from the very declining culture it seeks to improve- include- appease. 
Your deeds are being recorded in the Chronicles of HEAVEN and will not go overlook at the Judgement Seat. TGC IS A COALITION OF SOMETHING BUT THIS IS NOT THE GOSPEL.
Biblical Values & Social Justice Black T-Shirt Front

 

 

 

TGC EMPLOYS OBAMA “AMBASSADOR TO AMERICA’S BELIEVERS” FOR 2020

MICHEAL WEAR AND HIS FORMER BOSS ARE TARGETING  EVANGELICALS CONCERNED OVER WOKE BY ACTING CONCERNED OVER WOKE WHILE WOKE AS WOKE CAN BE.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      10-30-2019

 

How politically gullible are many evangelical Christians today? Recent efforts to manipulate the conservative and the WOKE base appear to be glaringly obvious so we might at least assume that the most dedicated progressive political operatives think we are virtually clueless.

OBAMA FAITH OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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RECLAIMING HOPE NEWSLETTER 

“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”

MICHAEL WEARS PROGRESSIVE FAITH AND WORK AMONG CONSERVATIVES 

https://reclaiminghope.substack.com/

“Why subscribe?

“Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website, which includes 2020 analysis, faith in the news, current politics and essential reads for your week. Never miss an update.”

Stay up-to-date

“You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.”

Who we are

“Michael Wear is Chief Strategist for the AND Campaign and is the Founder of Public Square Strategies LLC. He is a leading expert at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life. 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 American history, working in the Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Michael is author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America, and he is often published or quoted in The AtlanticThe Washington PostUSA Today and more.”

WEAR IS A POLITICAL ANIMAL WHO MAKES HIS LIVING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS AND WORKING WITH THE GOSPEL COALITION

MICHAEL WEAR IS BILLED AT “PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN’S BELIEVERS”  ….AND WORKS FOR TIM KELLER’S  TGC,

reclaiminghope.substack.com.

MICHAEL WEARS BLOG PROVIDES “EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE” -WHILE HE STILL WORKS FOR THE GOSPEL COALITION ?

“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”

The Crux (&) The Call

@CruxandCall

NEW CHURCH POLITICS EPISODE:

(&)

discuss the backstory behind AND’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement. #AND2020

TGC AND MICHAEL WEAR 

 

CP | The AND Campaign’s 2020 StatementThe Church Politics Podcast

AND Campaign’s leadership discusses its recently released statement on the 2020 election. To sign the statement yourself, visit http://www.andcampaign.org/2020.

 

RECENT STORY FROM BUSINESS INSIDER

HEADLINE

FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA USES HIS FOUNDATIONS MEETING AS A MEDIA MOMENT TO THE WOKE GENERATION

“Obama laid into young people being ‘politically woke’ and ‘as judgmental as possible’ in a speech about call-out culture”

“Former President Barack Obama derided “call-out culture” in a speech at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday, saying achieving real change was more complex than being “as judgmental as possible.”

“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly,” Obama told a crowd in Chicago.”

“He added: “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.”

“Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because: ‘Man, did you see how woke I was? I called you out.'”

“The world is messy,” the 44th US president said. “There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids and, you know, share certain things with you.”

“That is not activism,” he concluded. “That is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far.”

A WARNING ON WOKE MARKETING 

http://theconversation.com/where-woke-came-from-and-why-marketers-should-think-twice-before-jumping-on-the-social-activism-bandwagon-122713

FOX NEWS COVERED THE STORY

https://www.foxnews.com/media/tomi-lahren-barack-obama-woke-liberals

“There’s something wrong in the Democratic Party when former president Barack Obama is “looking like the voice of reason” to RepublicansFox Nation host Tomi Lahren said Wednesday.”

“Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Lahren said that “that’s when you know the Democratic Party has gotten this bad.”

WHILE WOKE IS THE NEW BLACK IN TGC /EVANGELICAL CIRCLES COUNT ON THE OBAMA RHETORIC TO BE MARKETED TO EVANGELICALS AND INFORMED BY HIS “AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN BELIEVERS MICHAEL WEAR. …WAIT FOR IT …..

WOKE EVANGELICALS AND TGC

Woke Is . . .

Woke Is . . .

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“Yesterday a dear brother asked me, “What do you think about woke church?” Seems these days all my blogging is answering questions of one sort or another. And this seems like a good question to answer publicly, since there’s so much talk about being “woke” or “wokeness” from both advocates and opponents.”

“I’m not sure this adds much to the discussion, but it’s the gist of my answer yesterday.”

Woke: A Lineage

“First, being “woke” isn’t at all new. I know Carl Ellis has been trying to help people understand that in some of his public talks. But it seems a lot of younger people think they’re experiencing something new. Solomon taught a long, long time ago, “there’s nothing new under the sun.”

MICHAEL WEAR LECTURE

 

Wears snappy screen quote is a bit ironic since HE has found his HOME both in the Obama camp AND in The Gospel Coalition .

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Thomas Littleton

This is what it looks like when the most progressive President in US history speaks as the voice of concern to ill informed conservative evangelicals over #WOKE . Lesson Obama’s long time faith outreach guy @MichaelRWear  now works for  @TGC
In Fact the Obama comments were not directed at young WOKE evangelicals but were on the stage of his Foundation’s event and the WOKE  young evangelicals are avid consumers of left wing news outlets. It goes without saying Obama is playing to the self identified ” Woke ” and to those concerned about it in the conservative and evangelical community. Fox News took the bait.
MICHAEL WEAR AND THE GOSPEL COALITION 
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.
Samples of his TGC work

Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears

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Michael Wear explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?

Holding the Christian Ethic Together

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“Christians have unique resources from which to draw, to

The Blind Spots of Identity (and Liberal) Politics

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What if liberal democracy doesn’t just bear the cratermarks
Wear Videos on TGC

Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears

”  In this video, Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies, explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?”

TGC KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION AND MICHAEL WEAR 

Greg Forster of Kern Family Foundation and Oikonomia Network which funds and coordinates on campus “Social Justice” and “Faith and Work” programs in TGC affiliated seminaries in the Southern Baptist and conservative Presbyterian circles is offering Hope for evangelicals while promoting Wears work to TGC audience .
GREG FORSTER IN 2017 – “WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS… (NOT LOVE SWEET LOVE BUT)….MORE DEMOCRATS LIKE MICHAEL WEAR “
“If you asked me what the American republic needs most right now, at least at the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” And if you asked me what the American church needs most right now, on the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” Wear’s Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America is more than just another good political memoir; it’s a window into how Christianity can find its way back toward a faithful and responsible participation in American public life.”

Hope in a Polarized Age

“Wear is an evangelical Christian whose faith led him to seek justice and mercy in the world, and he sees that fulfilled through his work as a progressive Democrat. But he also longs to overcome polarization and find ways to work with conservative Republicans—including a candid assessment of our persistent disagreements—in order to move forward together toward the justice and mercy we all seek.”

 

“Wear identifies three tangible ways our Christian hope points the way to political hope:

  1. commitment—active involvement in pursuing the authentic good of our communities rather than withdrawing into selfish isolation;
  2. justice—a firm conviction, expressed in action, that doing right is better than doing well; and
  3. humility—overcoming the domineering passions of the culture wars and seeking to be of real use to others rather than to be in charge of others.”

Deeper Understanding

“Part of the agenda of Reclaiming Hope is to establish that, in spite of the dysfunctions of the culture war, politics is good; it’s a primary mode of doing justice and mercy in God’s world. ”

FORSTER AND TGC IN PRAISE OF WEAR IN PRAISE OF OBAMA 

“This book helped answer a question I and many others have long wrestled with: Why do people love Barack Obama? The admiration of Obama is hard to understand for those of us who have been on the receiving end of his untruths and broken promises, of IRS investigations designed to shut us down illegally, and many other abuses of power. We could see through the “hope and change,” “yes we can” nonsense; why didn’t they?”

“Wear shows that Obama did exceptionally well one of the most important jobs we rely on our political leaders to do: use words to express publicly our national commitment to justice and mercy. One reason America is going south in a handbasket is because very, very few of our political leaders are able to do this well. For those who paid more attention to him than people like me did, Obama did this job masterfully.”

“Unlike most political memoirists, Wear is often delightfully self-aware about his own foibles and those of his colleagues. (At one point he and other volunteers on a long car trip pass the time by singing together; after they sing a somewhat risqué song, one remarks: “This is exactly how Republicans imagine a Democratic faith outreach operation.”)”

“Wear’s defenses of Obama’s decisions are sometimes surprisingly persuasive. I didn’t expect to be convinced that it was good Christian prudence for the Obamas not to become members of a local church in Washington. I’m just about as militant a churchman as you’ll find, but I was persuaded by Wear’s case that a modern president brings through the door with him problems and complications sufficient to severely hamper the worship and community of any congregation he enters.”

Moral Consensus

“Nonetheless, Wear is what the nation needs more of, because the nation can have no moral consensus—no shared basis for doing justice and mercy together—if religion is only welcome in one political party. And he’s what the church needs more of, because the church can’t effectively bear witness for justice and mercy—which it must do in order to preach a gospel of justice and mercy!—if all the faithful Christians are in one political party. My judgment that conservatism (to the small extent it’s still a meaningful word) is preferable to progressivism is far less important than the undeniable fact that what the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.”

What the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.

“Conservatives and progressives are both defined by their strong sense of alienation from the advanced modern life they see around them; both view modern life as morally empty. Progressives like Wear tend to believe our moral emptiness consists of insufficient concern for the well-being of those in greatest need. Conservatives tend to believe the moral emptiness of modern life consists of an excessive focus on people’s material circumstances as the measurement of their well-being, to the exclusion of personal virtue and authentic spiritual community.”

HARD TO BELIEVE TGC  / OIKONOMIA’S BOSS WOULD BE THIS OBVIOUS ?

TIM KELLER ENDORSED MICHAEL WEARS BOOK AS DID FORSTER ANF TGC

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TIM KELLER WAS EQUALLY AS OBVIOUS FROM HIS 2012 MEETINGS IN “GOOD FAITH ” AND APRIL 2011 AT OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE FOR BREAKFAST

http://bethanygriffithnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/thats-my-pastor.html

(FROM THE BLOG ”

That’s my pastor! (TIM KELLER)

See the white bald guy on the right bottom corner? Yeah that’s my pastor:-)

EXPECT MUCH MORE TO COME FROM THE COLLABORATION OF OBAMA’S FAITH AMBASSADOR TO BELIEVERS  AND  THE GOSPEL COALITION OF TIM KELLER  AS THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE HEATS UP. 

DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOUNG COUPLES IN YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR  CHILDREN ARE BUYING IN . GREG FORSTER’S BOSSES AND WHOEVER ELSE IS FUNDING TGC HAVE PLENTY MORE WHERE THIS ALL CAME FROM .