SEX OFFENDER RESETTLEMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY: ERLC “REFORMS” /CHURCH HIGHLANDS FAITH BASED MINISTRY HAS LED THE WAY.

FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS ARE BEYOND PROBLEMATIC- AS BAPTIST ERLC PUSHES FOR PRISON REFORM AND CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS SEEKS TO HOUSE SEX OFFENDERS IN RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES, THIS ONE IS AMONG THE WORST.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     2/3/2020

A little more than a year and a half ago some residence of Northeast Alabama near Muscle Shoals discovered a local motel in their residential community had begun the transition to a half way house for prisoners in a new program called Prison Re-entry , a work release program in a Faith Based Partnership with the Department of Corrections, Church of the Highlands/ Life Link and local business men. Upon further investigation the converted hotel had been purchased by a local businessman to house the Re-entry program from which he and other local businesses would find a ready labor force in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce AND a newly planted Highlands “Shoals” location of Alabama’s fastest growing “multi site” Mega Church.

https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/campuses/shoals

CITIZENS CONCERN FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES NEAR THE HALF WAY HOUSE

Already scheduled to be moved into the half way house were around 6 to 7 inmates the majority of whom were to be newly released sex offenders. Total capacity for the facility was proposed at 35-40 residents. Not only were local members of the community never informed of the plan or given opportunity to object to it, the local website tracking such offenders whereabouts had never been updated to include the motel and its residence in what the Re-entry “industry ” refers to as “clustering sex offenders”.

Concerned citizens sought answers and found the main partner in this new community development plan was not just local businesses but the Church of the Highlands -a popular Alabama church now boasting a new Muscle Shoals location for one of it’s 20 plus multi -site churches. Highlands choice to locate a new branch in the North West Alabama region looks to have been coordinated with the start up of the Re-Entry housing and partnerships. More updates guidelines including the Highlands / Life Link position as ” Stakeholders” in the ongoing plan also discusses the problems with placement of “Sex Offenders”.

LOCAL HIGHLANDS SHOALS  PASTOR DENIED INVOLVEMENT WITH THE RE-ENTRY HALFWAY HOUSE.

An interview was set up with the local Highlands pastor which was recorded out of concerns that Muscle Shoals Highlands pastor would be less than forthcoming. The recording proved to be a wise move as the pastor denied any Church of the Highlands involvement. This denial is just one of MANY ongoing problems to surface with the scheme which is also derived from the  Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other evangelical groups years long push for broad Prison Reform and key Faith Based Partnership involvement.

The push for broad Prison Reform has produced, among other things, the Re-entry Program. Claims that Highlands was not involved are not credible since it’s own Prison Ministry  and Life Link has now taken over MOST of the work on Prison campuses which includes “ownership ” of operating the “Faith Dormitory ” through which all Re-Entry program inmates must flow into the program state wide. Given the acknowledged problems with locating sex offenders -the Partners involved cannot dismiss the validity of these issues related to citizens concerns over Children and families in the community which had been identified for the RE-Entry program.

ADVANCING IN THE SHADOWS

So why was the project advancing in the shadows without engaging the citizens in the process?

(Note : This author has done many years of Prison and Jail ministry and worked with Chaplains and faithful local ministries, inmates, and the families of inmates. The idea of providing Gospel ministry to and opportunity for inmates successful return to society and outreach and support to family members of inmates is NOT at issue here. What is at issue is a very flawed Faith Based Partnership model from the Obama administration and progressive partners like the ERLC that is a disaster waiting to happen.

Nothing good will come from allowing opportunity for inmates to be released into indentured service for a cheap labor pool through the Chamber of Commerce in order to attract businesses.

Church of the Highlands statewide take over of prison ministries, which began in 2013 looks to be driven to form such partnerships. These are problematic in the long term since the Federal and State funding guidelines actually forbid ministry in any  Faith Based funded programs in the name of protecting non-establishment clauses AND “non-discrimination” demands. Being yoked with Government funding/ tax dollars adds many such restrictions.

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2010/11/17/executive-order-fundamental-principles-and-policymaking-criteria-partner

see article 17 in the archived guidelines – https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/faith+based+ministry+forbidden/KtbxLwGgGnmrdKqqDCHKKMBSRpPWxDDGzg

MINISTRY AT THE EXPENSE OF ENDANGERING A COMMUNITY?

Church of the Highlands prison ministries cannot  help to serve the spiritual needs of inmates at the expense of endangering the local communities in which they intend to run MANY such Re-Entry half way houses with clustered inmates including sex offenders.)

RE-ENTRY HOW IT WORKS AND OTHER PARTNERS WITH THE CHURCH

Template in Tuscaloosa Alabama from 2017-18

http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com/posts/2017/09/13/new-collaborative-efforts-will-launch-a-prisoner-re-entry-ready-to-work-program

New Collaborative Efforts will Launch a Prisoner Re-Entry Ready to Work Program

September 13, 2017, 3:53pm

“Collaboration is a fundamental factor in building success. One of the ways in which West Alabama Works is achieving progress is by merging the strengths of the faith-based community, post-secondary education, and workforce development partners to create a Prisoner Re-Entry Ready to Work Initiative. Looking at the area’s needs, available resources, and how those combine to make long term, systemic change is a fundamental aspect of what occurs through West Alabama Works’ mission.”

“The Church of the Highlands has been working with correctional facilities for 5 years, offering assistance to thousands of inmates. More than 2,000 inmates attend church each Sunday and participate in small groups in the 14 correctional facilities The Church of the Highlands serves. The Church of the Highlands partners with LifeLink, a non-profit service provider to the Alabama Department Of Corrections, to deliver content to ex-offenders and offer instruction in areas such as soft skills. The University Of Alabama School Of Commerce also provides adult education to inmates.”

“Ready to Work classes will start in January 2018 at the Bibb County Correctional facility. Randy Walker, Highlands Correctional Ministries Pastor states, “We are always hopeful that any efforts to help incarcerated citizens successfully navigate their next steps will result in a better, more peaceful society for us all. We as a local church, are fully committed to serve and to support all efforts to make our state’s correctional system the best.”

“Local employers, such as CEMEX and Ready Mix USA are already excited to hire graduates of the Prisoner Re-Entry Ready to Work Program. Ready Mix USA is committed to hiring people that need a second chance. According to Marc Bryant Tyson, President of Ready Mix USA, “Our people drive for our success. We develop their potential in a meaningful way while keeping them healthy, safe and engaged. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the LifeLink CORE Program, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, The University of Alabama School of Commerce, Shelton State Community College, Bibb County Correctional Facility and Church of the Highlands.”

“Innovation that helps industries and benefits the community is welcomed and encouraged. The team at Church of the Highlands would like to open up the opportunity to any faith based organization in the West Alabama region interested in partnering in this extremely valuable endeavor.”

LARGER PRISON REFORM MOVEMENT LED BY BAPTIST ERLC / RUSSELL MOORE

The  Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission is headed by  former Democratic Congressional staffer Russell Moore who loves being in controversial political skirmishes. Moore’s ERLC commissioned a consulting firm Arrowhead Advising to help ERLC lobby for Prison Reform at the Federal level

ERLC and Prison Fellowship Support Prison Reform and Redemption Bill

https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-cong…/house-bill/3356/text…

Text for H.R.3356 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Prison Reform and Redemption Act
Text for H.R.3356 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Prison Reform and Redemption Act
ERLC CONSULTANT FOR PRISON REFORM IS LGBTQ ACTIVIST AND “EXPERT IN INTERSECTIONALITY” 
The ERLC Consultant is also a leader of the controversial LGBT+ Thriving Movement in conservative churches “Revoice ” movement .
The ERLC consultant’s name is Branden Polk and his area of expertise is in Social Justice and Social Change  at the intersection of racial and “LGBTQ civil rights”. This is realm is called “Intersectionality ” which confirms that Polk and his Arrowhead Advising work with Prison Reform is being approached as a ” Justice ” issue for the incarcerated.
This also means that the ERLC Reforms have a decidedly leftward leaning political component which will include “restoring voting rights ” to convicted felons -a hopeful winning strategy for Democratic Party Candidates in keeping with ERLC’s Russell Moore’s own political leanings and agenda.
ERLC ON VOTING RIGHTS

Barred from the voting booth

“Currently, Tennessee is one of 11 states that bans people with a felony record from voting unless they run a complex bureaucratic gauntlet to restore their right to vote. If the person moves, even within the state, they have to repeat the process. Restoration of voting rights also requires people to pay all fines and costs in full—a standard that’s often unattainable for people working low-wage jobs. ”

“Crime is serious and requires accountability, but voter disenfranchisement lasts long after people have paid their debt to society.”

BAN THE BOX  ANOTHER ADVOCACY FOR CONVICTED FELONS RIGHTS

 

Another Part of the Prison Reform effort includes what is called “Ban The Box ” a  product of multiple Civil Rights organizations regarding “employment discrimination” for requiring applicants to check a box indicating they HAVE been convicted of a crime before.
“How it Began: The Ban the Box campaign was started by All of Us or None, a national civil rights movement of formerly-incarcerated people and our families. We started the campaign in 2004, after a series of Peace and Justice Community Summits identified job and housing discrimination as huge barriers to our successfully returning to our communities after jail or prison. “
BAN THE BOX VIEWS THE CHALLENGES OF RE-ENTRY AS A JUSTICE ISSUE
So in order to secure “justice ” for those convicted of a felony the general public , employers, neighborhoods, and even schools and day cares would be POTENTIALLY  be denied the ability to know if a person has been convicted of a felony or has been incarcerated.
LEFT LEANING CORPORATIONS “BAN THE BOX”
LEADING THE WAY AMONG NATIONAL COMPANIES TO “BAN THE BOX…?
“Several large companies have adopted the “ban the box” policy: Starbucks, Facebook,
Home Depot, Target .” Interesting that all those eager to provide “justice” for offenders potentially at the expense of past of future victims are MOSTLY VERY LEFT LEANING  Corporations.
TARGET “BANNING THE BOX”  SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE SINCE IT WANTS TO OPEN THE DOORS OF THE WOMEN’S RESTROOM TO ALL COMERS FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY. 

BAPTIST ERLC CALLS ON COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS

ERLC “A trend toward second chances”

“Tennessee is on the right track. Gov. Lee has served on the board of a faith-based reentry program for men and exhibits strong leadership toward restorative solutions in criminal justice. The governor even issued a proclamation making April Second Chance Month to “[increase] public awareness about the reentry needs of returning citizens and opportunities for individuals, employers, congregations, and communities to extend second chances.”

 BACK TO HIGHLANDS SHOALS RE-ENTRY

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“The Four Way Inn motel on U.S. 43 is part of an Outreach Re-entry Ministry for individuals who have served time in prison. File/Times Daily”

 CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS SHOALS  DENIED INVOLVEMENT BUT….

Since the local concerned citizens both met with  Church of the Highlands Shoals  pastor , where he denied Highlands involvement , a broader coalition of concerned citizens also organized multiple efforts to raise awareness and have twice brought the issues with Highland’s Re-entry work release program and Sex Offenders before the local government in public meetings. Out of this effort has come a BILL proposed to limit the location of such Re-entry programs to non residential areas AND to force inspections of operations and require the locations to be BONDED to protect citizens in the case a child or local citizen is victim to a Re-entry Program inmate.

That Bill is called –

“REAGAN’S REENTRY PROGRAM FOR SEX OFFENDERS CHILD PROTECTION”

https://www.facebook.com/problemswithfaithbasedreentryprograms/

 

HIGHLANDS INVOLVEMENT AT THE CORE OF RE-ENTRY CONFIRMED

During the local efforts to stop the locating of the Re-entry half way house in a residential community, Highlands prison minister and other partners were busy compiling this 2019 plan for Re-entry and its partnerships .

Here is the link and some excerpts :

http://outreach.aum.edu/sites/default/files/Transitional%20Housing%20for%20Alabama%27s%20Former%20Inmates.pdf

 

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
FOR
ALABAMA’S FORMER INMATES
Certified Public Manager® Program
Solutions Alabama 2019

PARTNERS INVOLVED

Alabama Department of Corrections

Alabama Department of Insurance

Alabama Department of Revenue

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Retirement Systems of Alabama

Alabama Department of Corrections, Re-Entry Director

“The transitional housing project team would like to acknowledge and thank the following people and organizations for providing their assistance and support throughout this project.”

Chamber of Commerce West Alabama, Workforce Development

The Foundry Ministries

Without Walls Counseling P.C., CEO and Licensed Professional Counselor

A Cut Above the Rest,

Church of the Highlands, Pastoral Staff

“There will be a large number of non-violent inmates released each year. In 2018,
15,225 inmates were released from ADOC’s jurisdictional custody with approximately seventyfour percent (11,217) having served less than ten years. These newly released inmates often leave prison without much assistance; however, they are expected to thrive as productive, lawabiding members of society.”

“Of the facilities identified through research, forty-seven
percent designate themselves as transitional facilities for former inmates; thirty-six percent are homeless shelters and eighteen percent are recovery facilities. ..Family homeless shelters are the strictest on who is allowed to stay, due to
concerns for the women and children who seek shelter there. Recovery shelters generally do not provide transitional housing for former inmates, even though some former inmates will still need the recovery programs on the outside of prison to succeed.”

 

WHERE IS CHURCH OF HIGHLANDS CONCERN FOR LOCAL FAMILIES ?

( NOTE :CONCERN FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN “FAMILY HOMELESS SHELTERS” IS ACKNOWLEDGED BUT NOTHING IS DISCUSSED ABOUT SAFETY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN COMMUNITIES IN WHICH RE-ENTRY PROGRAMS ARE TO BE LOCATED.)

SEX OFFENDERS DISCUSSED

“Mr. Jerome Wells, CEO and Licensed Professional Counselor of Without Walls Counseling P.C., counsels federal prison sex offenders and individuals with addictive type behaviors. Those counseled are generally from Dismas Charities in Montgomery, a residential halfway house for federal inmates. At Dismas, the former inmate is required to complete a three month stay. Dismas provides transportation and medical services. According to Mr. Wells, it is difficult for sex offenders to find suitable housing and Alabama refuses to allow a contract for a sex offender to stay in a halfway house. Mr. Wells stated the federal government has re-entry services to ensure
Transitional Housing | Certified Public Manager® Program CPM Solutions Alabama 2019  a former inmate has access to resources to get identification cards and other services before leaving prison. ”

WITH NO LEGAL NOTICE THE MUSCLE SHOALS RE-ENTRY PROGRAM HAD PLANNED/ ASSIGNED INMATES OF WHOM OVER 65%  WERE SEX OFFENDER AMONG THOSE SCHEDULED FOR THE 4 WAY INN.

The problems with “clustering ” of sex offenders in residential communities might seem to be obvious to most but it seems they are not to Church of the Highlands or Prison Re-entry Program partners .

CHURCH OF HIGHLANDS WAS DOING THE SAME THING IN HARPERSVILLE ALA.

https://abc3340.com/news/local/future-use-of-flea-market-raises-questions

“A post is making its way across social media regarding the future use of a flea market on Highway 25 between Harpersville and Wilsonville. The post’s author claimed the site will be turned into a halfway house for sex offenders, and he urged his community to “show up and help stop” the plans at a meeting that has since been rescheduled.”

“The Church of the Highlands ministers to Bibb County Correctional Facility inmates, some of whom may have a role at the new transition facility, according to the mayor’s sources. As part of the church’s ministry program, inmates will build “tiny houses” for use at the former flea market site. After inmates complete the program and are released from prison, they can qualify to live at the facility’s tiny houses for a certain period of time. In their time at the facility, former inmates can receive training in a specialized trade. We are told that some of the residents would be sex offenders, and the address of the facility is compliant for registered sex offenders.”

HOW MANY RE-ENTRY HOUSING FACILITIES ARE THEIR ACROSS THE NATION ?WHAT PERCENTAGE OF SEX OFFENDERS WILL BE HOUSED IN THEM? NO ONE KNOWS .

This program continues to spread across not only the state of Alabama but the 2019 plan shows the participation of states all across the South East. Residents in the Shoals have NOW been INFORMED that their community “WILL have the Re-entry Program whether they like it or not”!

Perhaps in stead of merely waging an ongoing battle in the press and the struggle for legislation alone – Residence could /should also BOYCOTT  Church of the Highlands who APPEARS to have CHOSEN TO locate in the Shoals area to launch it’s Re-entry program in partnership with the local businesses eager to hire sex offenders which Church of the Highlands seems only to glad to provide without notifying the local community.

CONCLUSION

Faith based Partnerships prohibit ministries form freely proclaiming the Gospel. Explicitly Religious Activity is forbidden in Government funded programs. Of course the limits are often tested on these prohibitions BUT it is the law under Faith Based Partnerships guidelines. Ministries are compelled to provide services funded by the Government in a “non discriminatory ” manner and must seek to find and operate on “common Ground” for “the common ground “.

In the case of Faith Based Prison Re-entry programs ,for EXAMPLE this would include access to these programs by the growing prison population of  radical “Nation of Islam ” followers. This is Louis Farrakhan organization known for it’s racist and anti Christian rhetoric and widespread evangelism among the incarcerated. Farrakhan is very controversial and operates on the fringes.

“On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianetics and has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditing from the Church of Scientology.” Nation of Islam is a huge issue for Prison Ministries among prison populations. This movements affinity with both radical racism and Islam is only made more problematic by adding association with the CONTROLLING cult of Scientology . Faith Based Programs like Highlands Re-Entry CANNOT turn these religious “seekers” and devotees away from participation on some level with Re-Entry programs without being charged with discrimination.

VICTIMS/CITIZENS  RIGHTS VS  SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR PRISONERS ?

Based on the inmates who have surfaced thus far in the Church of the Highlands Re-Entry program locations and half way houses – Sex Offenders enjoy equal protected status.  The COURTS  have long favored the rights of VICTIMS  of crime over the perpetrators “rights”. In the rush to Prison Reform and to CASH IN on Faith Based Grant funding- the rights of both victims and communities looks to be taking a back seat to INMATES  while the citizens whose communities are left in the dark, impacted and whose tax dollars are supporting the “partnerships”.

Perhaps Church of the Highlands many pastors should locate the Re-Entry programs in their own communities so they can understand these communities concerned with and in opposition to their Faith Based Partnership “Re-entry Vision “.

Albert Mohler and the Gay Revolution

“The purpose of this video is to evaluate the teaching of Dr Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on the subject of homosexuality. Mohler is encouraging the Church to embrace the issue of sexual orientation, a psychological concept that is entirely without biblical warrant. He accuses evangelicals of having lied about the nature of homosexuality and of practicing a form of homophobia. He fully supports the ministry of same-sex attracted Sam Allberry, a Church of England priest. His position is similar to that of the gay agenda, which seeks to normalize homosexuality in society and the Church.”

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‘Albert Mohler and the Gay Revolution’ — New Documentary Exposes Sell-Out

NEWS PROVIDED BY
Cathy Mickels
Feb. 4, 2020

SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — Dr. ES Williams, a member of Charles Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, in collaboration with respected researcher, Reverend Thomas Littleton, has produced a new video titled Albert Mohler and the Gay Revolution. Drawing heavily from Mohler’s own words, a strong case is made that the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has strayed from historical, biblical teachings on one of the most important cultural issues of the day.

The facts uncover that Mohler is playing into the hands of a pro-homosexual ideology that has contributed to the undermining of the family and the culture at large. Mohler’s comments reveal his view that the Church must appropriate sexual orientation, a psychological concept that is without biblical warrant.

Dr. Williams states, “As we shall see in this video, Mohler’s position today is similar to that of the gay agenda, which seeks to normalize homosexuality.” Williams also points out that in spite of a 2005 position held by Mohler declaring that the modern concept of sexual orientation opens the door for the homosexual lobby to reinterpret the meaning of Scripture, a decade later Mohler has changed his mind; we see a compromised man who radically changed his position. Similarly, the video shows that Mohler uses the language and tactics of the progressive left to accuse those who disagree by calling them “homophobic.”

Albert Mohler has made repeated public statements exposing his theological drift from sound, biblical doctrine. He makes a very strong defense of his 2011 article from The Christian Science Monitor where he accuses evangelicals of having “lied about the nature of homosexuality.” He also belittles those who adhere to a conservative viewpoint on homosexuality, claiming it “can only be described as a form of homophobia…” In other venues, he has indicated that the traditional, conservative Christian viewpoint on homosexuality is “rooted in ignorance and fear.”

Mohler’s full support of the same-sex attracted narrative is also shown in his promotion of the book “Is God anti-gay?” written by Sam Allberry, a same-sex attracted priest in the Church of England. Allberry has publicly described himself as having “sexual, romantic and deep emotional attractions to people of the same sex,” and his book claims to offer a positive and liberating way forward for the same-sex attracted. Mohler applauds the ministry of Allberry and stresses that his book is full of “biblical wisdom.”

In contrast to the secular worldview espoused by Mohler, Dr. Williams affirms the biblical response stating, “Same-sex attraction, which Mohler wants the Church to embrace, is a sterile, unnatural perversion that denies the creation of God.”

The evidence outlined in this video makes a compelling argument that Albert Mohler’s accommodation to progressive ideologies and worldviews will not only destroy the Southern Baptist Convention, but indicates that Mohler’s theological error is a direct attack on what the Word of God declares regarding the sin of homosexuality.

SOURCE Cathy Mickels

CONTACT: cathymickels@gmail.com

 

PCA’s DEFIANT GREG JOHNSON SCHEDULED TO SPEAK REVOICE 2020 AS PCA SPLITS.

IT APPEARS THE ACTIVIST IN THE REVOICE MOVEMENT ARE EXCITED THAT THEIR MOVEMENT IS HELPING SPLIT ONE OF THE CONSERVATIVE DENOMINATIONS IN AMERICA. PCA PASTOR GREG JOHNSON MAY EVEN BE FLAUNTING IT.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                      1/29/2020

SOME REVOICE HISTORY 

The idea of “LGBTQ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition” is the theme of Revoice .The movement began in 2017 as Nate Collins teacher of the New Testament at  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ( Albert Mohler, President) and Presbyterian Church of America pastor Scott Sauls (Tim Keller protege’ ) traveled from Nashville to St Louis to join a fervent team of  Covenant Theological Seminary ( PCA ) graduates and activist to plan the 2018 debut Revoice event.

The controversy  created by the brazen promotion of LGBT+ “Christianity” has continued through two SBC annual meetings and two PCA General Assemblies. The SBC leaders most closely associated with Revoice may be making strides in their efforts to hide Revoice SBC origins. Albert Mohler of SBTS educated and employed Revoice founder while Russell Moore’s ERLC team has endorsed Revoice and one ERLC consultant has both spoken in the 2018 and 2019 events and taken a leadership role in it. a Team of PCA faithful have taken the issue head on.

Most recently Revoice leaders Nate Collins and Preston Sprinkle have joined the push for “Fairness for All” legislation which is a push calling for Christians to support  “compromise with Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Rights “. One of “Vulture Capitalist” Paul Singer’s organizations American Unity Fund is the force and funding behind Fairness for All. Singer is the billionaire who has focused his foundations and political PACs on ending GOP opposition to to Gay Marriage and is funding the Human Rights Campaign push for the Equality Act- the dream list for LGBTQ total equality and protections with no consideration of Religious Liberty protections. So Singer is investing in the Equality Act and hedging his investment by supporting Fairness for All. The exemptions and protections  offered to the church and ministries in Fairness for All are both token and temporary . In reality there is no possible compromise with LGBTQ rights and Religious Liberty extended to any person, church, organization or denomination holding to Biblical marriage and sexuality.

Revoice has been a movement in part to soften up the SBC /PCA and other conservative denominations and churches toward LGBTQ “inclusion ” in the church and possibly further sentiments of support for the Fairness for All “compromise”. This is how it works in the wold of highly financed activism .These movements are playing the long game AND have serious funding behind them like that of Paul Singer. Given that the “rights” of gays and lesbians have been marketed in the SBC and PCA for some time as a Social Justice Issue – it is easy to make the honest assertion that denominational and seminary leaders look to be fully signed on to moving the church toward Fairness for All or something like it.

RESPONSES TO REVOICE

Most other conservative Evangelical responses to Revoice have been weak with the exception of the God’s Voice Conference in February 2019 of which this writer was a part in both organizing and speaking at the event. God’s Voice 2019 EXPOSED  the errors of Revoice and the SBC powerhouse Albert Mohler’s influence educating and employing the Revoice founder Nate Collins. God’s Voice also provided clear and powerful case for the promise of  transformation for people wanting out of the LGBTQ lifestyle and bondage by the power of the Gospel and Salvation through Jesus. God’s Voice Conference asserted that God’s “voice” on matters of human sexuality and redemption did not need “revoiced” and provided testimonies to prove it.

https://www.theaquilareport.com/gods-voice-conference-a-biblical-response-to-the-queering-of-the-church/

“Why God’s Voice”

“In May 2018, Southern Baptist evangelist and writer Tom Littleton began warning Christians about the impending debut of a conference called “Revoice.”..Soon, the Christian world learned the truth about Revoice’s unbiblical messaging and terminology, like “LGBT+ Christians,” “sexual minorities,” “sexual orientation,” “mixed-orientation marriages,” “redeeming queer culture” and “race, sexuality and intersectionality.”

GODS VOICE 2020 UNCERTAIN FUTURE 

Originally a 2020 event for God’s Voice Conference was not scheduled after key members had left it’s leadership team. In September 2019 a partial God’s Voice leadership Team had re- assembled minus this writer who was notified without consultation via email. This writer had both broken the 2018 Revoice story and did most of the investigation into it’s links in to the Southern Baptist,Albert Mohler (SBTS), the ERLC team and to the PCA/ Covenant Theological Seminary St Louis.

The 2020 Gods Voice Conference is speaking not to Revoice but to “LGBTQ Tyranny ” and will reportedly give an update on the impact of Revoice in the PCA while NOT touching on it’s actual origins in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Albert Mohler. This is according to it’s press release and updates.

The event will also focus on political resistance to the Equality Act and will host numerous ministries who do “ex gay” counseling. Such counseling it a major target of the Equality Act and may find some limited “protections” in the Fairness for All alternative.

Meanwhile Revoice in the SBC looks to be buried and Albert Mohler who is running for SBC President in Orlando 2020 is receiving plenty of cover from Revoice origins exposure all around. This writers entire archives of over 10 months of research have been deleted / removed from one website associated with God’s Voice Conference 2020. Revoice 2019 in the SBC and efforts to rally support for an SBC Resolution condemning Revoice in the Southern Baptist 2019 were also buried in the same push back effort.

PCA SPLIT COMING

The PCA is splitting and one of the major reasons is the Revoice controversy after the 2018 Revoice event was held in July at Memorial PCA church in St Louis .This took place as planned -after the 2018 PCA General Assembly . The issues carried over to 2019 General Assembly where 11 overtures condemning Revoice were scheduled . Of those overtures 10 were squashed and one was turned into an affirmation of the extremely weak Nashville Statement which does not condemn assertions of “Gay Christianity ” put forth by Revoice.(other NS problems exist but this one is most critical.)

SCOTCH AND PIZZA AT THE REVOICE PCA HOSPITALITY SUITE

Revoice Leaders brazenly celebrated a VICTORY  at the 2019 PCA General Assembly with Scotch and Pizza in the Revoice Hospitality Suite after Memorial Pastor Greg Johnson took to the floor and a microphone to state his case to a round of applause. He was accompanied by Tim Keller Protege’ Revoice supporter Scott Sauls and SBTS former teacher of New Testament Revoice founder Nate Collins who has now joined the PCA.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/06/30/pca-general-assembly-revoice-hospitality-suite/comment-page-1/

( NOTE – this writers wife was targeted for removal from a student medical ministry (CMMA ) board after the above article was published covering the factual events of the PCA 2019 General Assembly over Revoice. The church / staff who targeted her are in reputation as one of the most conservative churches in the PCA… Briarwood Church in Birmingham Alabama. Yes exposing the truth about the Revoice movement gets this kind of push back even from the supposed  “good guys” and one time allies .)

THE CORRUPTED REVOICE INVESTIGATION

The PCA  “Investigation” into  Revoice was an insider job by the Missouri Presbytery who assigned the task to the founder of one of the Revoice supporting ministries whose own offices are housed at Memorial PCA where the 2018 Revoice event was held. It was a FOX investigating the HEN HOUSE approach.

Is Revoice LGBT+ Thriving Through Cover Up In PCA / Missouri Presbytery?

Three PCA regional Presbyteries have already announced their split from the PCA and plans to form another denomination  beyond the split which is expected just after the June 2020 General Assembly .

Vanguard Presbytery: A New Presbyterian Denomination Being Formed

Vanguard Presbytery: A New Presbyterian Denomination Being Formed

“Those forming Vanguard Presbytery intend to formally organize the denomination sometime during 2020.”

The Steering Committee, comprised of both teaching and ruling elders (from within and outside of the PCA), is guiding the development of the new denomination. These elders are developing what they believe is a true grassroots Book of Church Order. At some time in 2020 there will be a convocation of sessions that will be open to all who desire to be a part of this denomination.”

MEANWHILE REVOICE 2020 LINEUP HOST A DEFIANT GREG JOHNSON

The FACT that the PCA is being torn asunder by the divisions over Revoice and several other issues seems to be of no concern to those who are part of the Revoice leadership. Thriving looks to be a matter of deep self interest and not in any consideration of the hundreds of thousands of Biblical conservative believers who have built the 40 plus year old denomination. Many of these Christians left churches elsewhere because of the liberal movements in other Reformed denominations like the PCUSA . They left to start a new work based on  fidelity to the Word of God and their Confessional faith. Champions like D James Kennedy and Evangelist like Frank Barker led the PCA into becoming a major voice in the American Evangelical movement .

Today activist trained in their own seminaries look to be using their own church polity and efforts to maintain respectful dialog and order to prevent the all PCA efforts to stop the Revoice movement . Meanwhile the activist are free to go about robbing the denomination and its churches and institutions once again taking them into the same divisions and apostasy that ruined groups like the PCUSA .

In the meantime Revoice leaders like Greg Johnson of Memorial Presbyterian seem blissfully unaware of the pending storm and the inevitable decline and divine judgement that will follow as they make ready for Revoice 2020. No denomination has grown in reach or numbers  after embracing “gay Christianity” or gay marriage. It is simply not possible to mistake this effort as a growth strategy. History only repeats itself as denomination after denomination attempts to defy reality.

Greg Johnson is scheduled to speak at the Revoice 2020 event

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Greg Johnson, PhD
“Greg Johnson is lead pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, the host church for the Revoice18 conference. He is the author of The World According to God: A Biblical View of Culture, Work, Science, Sex & Everything Else (InterVarsity Press).”

CONCLUSION OFFERED IN THE WORDS OF DEWY ROBERTS OF THE FORTHCOMING  VANGUARD PRESBYTERY MOVEMENT

“Our world is no different than the world of the Lord Jesus and His apostles when they walked upon the earth. We know that the darkness of our world takes many forms, including the dissolution of the nuclear family, drug and alcohol addiction, pornography, homosexuality, transgenderism, idolatry, racism and bigotry all over the world, corruption in the public and private sectors. Without the power of the Holy Spirit we will simply continue our slide into Sodom. The awareness of this darkness moves us to a sense of desperation, an intolerable burden, an intense agony, grief, and alarm at the status quo in our personal lives, in our families, in the church, and in the world. Therefore, we are cognizant of our need daily to surrender totally to the only One who can save and sanctify us, our Lord Jesus Christ.”

“So while we are very aware of the darkness of our day, while we know that unless Jesus “shows up” by the Spirit we are doomed, we nonetheless, in our surrender to God have an unwavering faith and confidence that He can do far above what we could ever ask or think according to the power that works within us (Eph. 3:20).”

JESUS RED INK ON THE SUBJECT

MATTHEW 12

A House Divided Cannot Stand

22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by [e]Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”

25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”

A Tree Known by Its Fruit

33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

BOONDOGGLE IN PARADISE :RUSSELL MOORE AND SBC ARE HIGH ROLLING WITH PAUL SINGER ON LGBTQ RIGHTS.

PAUL SINGER IS THE HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE WHOSE FOUNDATIONS AND POLITICAL PACs INFUSED ENOUGH MONEY INTO THE GOP AND THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN TO END REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO GAY MARRIAGE.
NOW SINGER HAS TURNED HIS FOCUS ON EVANGELICALS AND FOUND EAGER PARTNERS IN RUSSELL MOORE’S FRIENDS AT & CAMPAIGN AND DEEP INSIDE THE SBC’s NAMB “SEND NETWORK”
Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                             1/23/2020
Perhaps Russell Moore can answer -If “Working together for the Common Good” on LGBTQ rights could and should be done …where does the Paul Singer American Unity Fund MONEY end?” 

“Also Russell Moore should  answer- If Mormon Republicans have sold out fully to partner with Paul Singer dollars & AUF then why should Southern Baptist trust a Mississippi Baptist Democrat who is a regular appearing with & Campaign leadership?”

(Questions above arise from Russell Moore quote on Fairness for All later in this article)

On December 6, 2019 the fairnessforall.org website began promoting  the “Alliance for Lasting Liberty “and it partnership organizations.

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

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

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

The Members of Alliance For Lasting Liberty include Paul Singers American Unity Fund and a SLICK EVANGELICAL PARTNER called & Campaign.
(Note the Mormon or LDS and the Seventh Day Adventist are also in the partnership. The partnership with LDS and Singer AUF & PAC go back to at least 2012. In this effort with Fairness for All the origins again trace back to Utah Republicans, the LDS and the “Utah Compromise”  STARTING at least as long ago 2015.)
SOME FAIRNESS FOR ALL HISTORY 

Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders

NOW THE BROADER PARTNERS APPEAR

American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. Those rights can be fully protected while safeguarding religious freedom. Fairness for All is a lasting and balanced approach that will advance more freedom and liberty for all Americans, codifying significant protections for freedom of religion and freedom of speech. We urge the House to pass this historic legislation and prove that both sides of the aisle can find common ground and mutual respect for one another.”


AND Campaign

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

& CAMPAIGN AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST LEADERS

Many of the members of & Campaigns leadership council are Urban minority pastors from SBCs North American Missions Board church plants. The  & Campaign was launched in 2016 at the Blueprint Church in Atlanta whose pastor Dhati Lewis is the Vice President of NAMB’s Send Network church planting . Lewis brother Amisho Lewis is a co-founder of the & Campaign while Dhati is an ERLC leader /contributor.

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

& Campaign is led by Justin Giboney an Atlanta Attorney and Democratic Party Strategist and Michael Wear the former Obama administration faith coordinator and now the “Obama Foundation Ambassador the America’s Believers”.

SBC LEADER RUSSELL MOORE IS A  REGULAR ON TOUR WITH & CAMPAIGN’S JUSTIN GIBONEY AND MICHAEL WEAR .

In April 2018 at the ERLC/ TGC MLK/50 Conference in Memphis Russell Moore hosted & Campaign leader Giboney as a speaker and panel member. In March 2020 Moore will platform with Giboney again in the “Just Gospel 2020 Conference” at an SBC church plant Del Ray Baptist Church ( whose pastor is an ERLC Fellow) in the DC area. The Gospel Coalition who cosponsored MLK/50 with Moore’s ERLC is  where Russell Moore works his progressive politics. TGC promotes Giboney as well.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/30/seduction-politics-how-southern-baptist-elitist-plan-to-defeat-trump-in-2020/

Russell Moore is often on stage at events like Trinity Forum and the controversial Soro’s funded National Immigration Forum /Evangelical Immigration Forum with & Campaign’s Michael Wear. Wear and Moore also both work with The Gospel Coalition. So Moore works closely with BOTH &Campaign Executive Directors on progressive political issues including LGBTQ “rights” where & Campaign is fully vested partner of the Singer AUF.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE RUSSELL MOORE’S DUPLICITY 

Moore denounces Fairness for All in public when used as a source for discussion on it BUT also openly works with both & Campaign executive leaders who are partners with Paul Singer’s American Unity Fund to promote Fairness for All and whose organization is part of the “Alliance for Lasting Liberty”. It is important also to note that Russell Moore’s job at the ERLC is in part to protect Religious Liberty for Southern Baptist who budget his organizations operation and salaries with over $4 million dollars a year.

Christian groups divided on Fairness for All Act

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Russell Moore

“ERLC President Russell Moore acknowledged proponents of the Fairness for All Act “mean well,” but he described the legislation as “a wrong turn” and “counterproductive,” according to Baptist Press.

“Placing sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in this kind of legislation would have harmful, unintended consequences and make the situation worse in this country, both in terms of religious freedom and in terms of finding ways for Americans who disagree to work together for the common good,” Moore said.”

YET it is Russell Moore and the ERLC who have welcomed the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and worked since 2013 embedding it within the Southern Baptist collective identity. His call for “Ending the Culture War and loving our gay and lesbian neighbors” came in October 2013 in the WSJ as he declared the “Culture War over” and informed Christians they had “Lost”.

AGAIN

Perhaps Russell Moore can answer -If “Working together for the Common Good” could and should be done …where does the Paul Singer AUF MONEY end?

Also Russell Moore should  answer… If Mormon Republicans have sold out fully to partner with Paul Singer AUF than why should Southern Baptist trust a Mississippi Baptist Democrat who is a regular with & Campaign leadership?

WHILE MAINTAINING PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY OF OFFERING SUPPORT FOR FAIRNESS FOR ALL-RUSSEL MOORE IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES :A ROLE HE PERHAPS LEARNED AS A SOUTHERN BAPTIST DEMOCRAT IN MISSISSIPPI !

& CAMPAIGN AND FAIRNESS WITH ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY

In November

& Campaign coordinated with A.L.L. at the same time to launch it’s video in open support of Fairness For All in December 2019

“‪Religious Liberty vs. LGBTQ Rights?  Our political system is broken because groups who disagree won’t work together for the common good. That must change! We can protect our LGBTQ neighbors without violating our timeless Christian convictions. Support the Fairness for All Act.”  #AND2020#FairnessforAll

LGBTQ Equality is part of the & Campaign platform among 5 main talking points.
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‪”We uphold the historic Christian sexual ethic. We also believe our LGBTQ neighbors should be treated with respect and dignity. No contradiction there…it’s the Gospel. ‬”

‪”Support the Fairness for All Act. Read & sign our 2020 Statement here: “andcampaign.org/2020 #AND2020

 
 
THE ALL /& CAMPAIGN “SOLUTION”
This section of the website linked above  outlines what the compromise SUPPOSEDLY  brings FOR the LGBTQ community and FOR those concerned  about protecting Religious Liberty but being “Fair ” to the LGBTQ community whose rights they feel endanger religious freedoms .

HEDGING INVESTMENT- WHAT HEDGE FUNDERS DO.

SINGER HEDGING HIS BETS AND INVESTING IN BOTH SIDES OF ISSUE.
Singers American Unity Fund has long partnered with and funded Human Rights Campaign on efforts like ENDA in 2013.
Singer has also funded the Human Rights Campaign for years on multiple fields of battle . They are long time partners in the quest for full LGBTQ rights. Now it is Clear Singers AUF is partnering in Fairness for All
REVOICE LEADERS LIKE THE SBC (HISTORIC AFFILIATION) NATE COLLINS AND PRESTON SPRINKLE HAVE ENDORSED THE & CAMPAIGN
Revoice has been endorsed by ERLC leaders (while Russell Moore has not denounced it but rather dishonestly denied knowledge of it) and that Revoice supports
LGBT+ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition by those who uphold Christian Sexual Ethic !”
Whose quote is this below ?
REVOICE OR & CAMPAIGN ?
“‪We uphold the historic Christian sexual ethic. We also believe our LGBTQ neighbors should be treated with respect and dignity. No contradiction there…it’s the Gospel.”
It is & Campaign but sounds exactly like Revoice core justification-  so who is coordinating the language ?
Did Singer’s organizations fund the Revoice movement in the SBC and PCA denominations ?

THE BIG DUST UP

EQUALITY ACT VS FAIRNESS FOR ALL

One might ask what does it matter if Paul Singer’s AUF is supporting both ?

HRC  is promoting the Equality Act with Paul Singers AUF while opposing Fairness for All with Paul Singers AUF.

Press Releases:

HRC Foundation Launches Program to Fight Homophobia and Transphobia Internationally

“WASHINGTON – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world face stigmatization, harassment, violence and blatant human rights violations. To combat these horrific acts and to advance the cause of LGBT justice internationally, The Paul E. Singer Foundation is teaming up with the Daniel S. Loeb Family Foundation to award the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education and research arm of United States’ largest LGBT civil rights organization, major grants over three years.”
““Every day around the world, LGBT individuals face arrest, imprisonment, torture and even execution just for being who they are,” said Paul Singer. “Some of the worst offenders in this area also happen to be the same regimes that have dedicated themselves to harming the United States and its democratic allies across the globe. As an organization that has been at the forefront of the equality movement for over three decades, the Human Rights Campaign is uniquely positioned to work in tandem with NGOs to empower LGBT and human rights advocates abroad and help stop these abuses.”
MEANWHILE HRC “OPPOSES “IT’S OWN FUNDING HEDGE FAIRNESS FOR ALL.
ANYTHING FAIL THE SMELL TEST HERE ?

The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront | Human Rights Campaign

“If enacted, this bill would undermine civil rights protections for women, people of color, people of faith and create substandard protections for LGBTQ people. In a joint statement, the groups wrote:”

“The “Fairness for All” Act is anything but fair, and it certainly does not serve all of us. It is an affront to existing civil rights protections that protect people on the basis of race, sex, and religion and creates new, substandard protections for LGBTQ people with massive loopholes and carve-outs, and upends critical federal programs that serve children in need.”

“This legislation is deeply dangerous for many reasons, mainly because it would erode protections that already exist for people based on race, sex and religion, rolling back protections that have been on the books for decades. It would expand the number of places and situations in which lawful discrimination could occur.”

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS AND OTHER LGBTQ ACTIVIST HAVE HAD WARM WELCOME FROM RUSSELL MOORE SINCE 2014 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southern-baptists-gay-community-break-bread-at-conference-1414691923

Southern Baptists, Gay Community Break Bread at Conference

Baptists Strike New Tone on Homosexuality From the Pulpit, in Private

“In a sign of the practical struggles Baptists face, some of the conference focused on advice. “What if you get invited to a same-sex wedding ceremony?” Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was asked. “In that case, I would not attend the wedding. I would attend the reception,” he said. In that way, he said, a Baptist could say, “I love you and I’m here with you. I disagree with you, but I love you.”

MOORE’S MENTOR SBTS PRESIDENT ALBERT MOHLER WAS ALSO IN THE “BREAD BREAKING” EVENT WITH LGBTQ ACTIVIST .

THIS IS THE 2014  ERLC EVENT IN WHICH MOHLER OWNED THE FALSE ASSERTIONS OF “SEXUAL ORIENTATION” AND “APOLOGIZED FOR SOUTHERN BAPTIST FOR BEING WRONG ABOUT ORIENTATION FOR YEARS”

“When Mr. Moore was asked what do to if a “family member in a lesbian relationship wants to come visit for the holidays,” he said, “You should not cut yourselves off from relatives or friends who are lost or in situations you do not agree with.”

“Mr. Mohler, head of the theological seminary, said he hoped the conference would make Christians “motivated to be unafraid to engage with LGBT persons.”

“Mr. Mohler this week met with Matthew Vines, an openly gay Christian author who argues the Bible doesn’t prohibit lifelong same-sex marriage. Mr. Mohler wrote a response to Mr. Vines’ book, “God and the Gay Christian.”

“It was a gracious, honest conversation. I think all evangelical Christians are having to learn anew how to discuss these issues,” Mr. Mohler said.”

“The pair agreed to keep in touch over email, and alert each other if one ever felt wrongly portrayed by the other.”

LGBTQ ACTIVIST PLEASED AS PUNCH 

“This was an amazing event,” said Mr. Vines. “Not for the public sessions but for the private meetings. It’s not like anyone is suddenly pro-gay,” said Mr. Vines. But, he added, “it feels like a new era.”

MORE EVANGELICALS BUY INTO THE HEDGE 

Other Evangelical Partners buy the Singer Hedge
www.cccu.org › magazine › fairness-for-all

Fairness for All | CCCU – Council for Christian Colleges

No shock – Sojourners of Jim Wallis is supporting Fairness for All
sojo.net › articles › what-you-need-know-about-fairness-all-act
( Calling Wallis an Evangelical is a stretch except in the Circles where Russell Moore and other Baptist live and breath the rarefied  air of the Oval office during the Obama years)

What You Need to Know About the Fairness for All Act …

The National Association of Evangelicals has been “Exploring ” Fairness for All for years

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/december-web-only/fairness-for-all-evangelicals-explore-truce-lgbt-cccu-nae.html

Others in the media  are asking the hard questions about Fairness for All

CONCLUSION = CONFUSION

What Southern Baptist and Evangelical conservatives in general must do is attempt to discern where the partnerships and associations begin and where the billionaires money ENDS. On the matter of Religious Liberty – we cannot allow political and social trends driven by wealthy globalist with their own reasons for supporting LGBTQ as a civil right to dislodge Religious Liberty from the US Constitution and redefine it through the lens of LGBTQ or it’s legal construct of SOGI- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity.

Christians need to know much more is a stake and much -much more is in the room with these issues. More like the billionaires who fund it and the DNC , Obama Foundation, Mormon and GOP leaders who have embraced it. These players have nothing to lose once the donors own them but Southern Baptist and Christians as a whole have MUCH to lose in the ability to take a faithful Gospel Stand in both private and public arenas and even inside their own churches.

The Alliance for Lasting Liberty AUF and & Campaign also has open advocacy for pro Muslim inclusion in the Religious Liberty redefinition but Shari and the Constitution have their own contradictions. That is for another discussion.

On the issue of LGBTQ Russell Moore, Albert Mohler and the herd of NAMB/ Send Network Pastors comfortably associating, platforming, and partnering with & Campaign / Singer’s AUF and LGBTQ Fairness for All- the question is “If you fully hold to the Biblical view that Homosexuality and notions of Gender fluidity are sinful, rebellious, harmful and eternally condemned then why are you playing footsies with it’s advocates?

No matter how winsome, loving, inclusive, or understanding Russell Moore desires to present himself and his ERLC regime or his mentor Albert Mohler, the facts remain unchanged .They are promoting the rights of people to embrace sin as normal and a moral- civil right. No matter how much assertion of historic /biblical Christian conviction these assumed  conservative SBC /NAMB leaders boast- they are in the room with the funding from the far left and with the partners on BOTH sides of the supposed divide between the Equality Act vs the Fairness for All Compromise.

It is not possible to be thus DOUBLE MINDED  and be faithful to Him who called you or to the Baptist who pay their salaries.

Ephesians 5:

Walk in Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the [b]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather [c]expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are [d]exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:

“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

A PARENTS GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

CHRISTIAN COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND SEMINARIES ARE IN TROUBLE AND OUR INSTITUTIONS HAVE BECOME BOILING CAULDRONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, LIBERAL POLITICS AND CRITICAL THEORY.

HOW DO PARENTS DISCERN THE GOOD – THE BAD -AND THE UGLY AMONG CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS ?

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                        1/18/2020

*If your faith and worldview does not see a problem with indoctrination by Cultural Marxist /Frankfurt School progressive social policy and political ideology then perhaps these schools ARE for your family. This guide is to provide some practical ways for parents to spot the influences which are transforming our educational institutions in American evangelicalism. No effort is made to identify or compile a list of those which are not influenced by these forces but to confirm the ones which ARE and to help with your independent research.

If you are a Biblical conservative Christian parent and have been researching colleges, universities and possible seminaries with your young adult then be careful that you do not send the disciple you invested a lifetime making into the hands of compromised men and institutions who are brazenly willing to undo all you have invested in your family and children and their faith. Many Institutions are attempting to turn them into the next generation of social justice warriors and Democrats for Christ”. More pitfalls than ever exist in Christian higher education  and they must be identified and navigated as these choices are made.
Christian education is the target of massive infiltration. It is not just Christian Higher Education that is being impacted but even K-12 Christian schools and home school curriculum are as well.
The landscape among Christian colleges, universities and seminaries has changed drastically since 2013 . You will need to be VERY careful  because that CHANGE is being driven by a FLOOD of funding and left leaning political influence pouring into these institutions.

FIRST ON YOUR WATCH LIST – AVOID ANY INSTITUTIONS WITH TIES TO THE GOSPEL COALITION AND THE OIKONOMIA NETWORK.

The Gospel Coalition is THE number one source the deepest problematic teachings in the evangelical church today. What appears to be historic reformed theology in TGC is little more than window dressing for top down progressive politics and social policy.

Avoid THESE Partner Schools with Oikonomia Network which coordinates the funding and partner schools as well as the social justice curriculum.

The list of Institutions on the Oikonomia Network site provides a good list of those to avoid due to the grants and influence of Oikonomia Network and the funding behind it .

Our Partner Schools

Who We Are

“Who We Are”

“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 9,300 students each semester. Check out our annual impact report and learn more about what our partner schools are doing to transform theological education.”

 

Note : These problems began around 2009 in earnest but intensified in 2013 . You can read about the 2013 scaling up of this infiltration as recounted (in a positive light) in this book -page 63

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-new-evangelical-social-engagement-9780199329540?cc=ca&lang=en&

Cover for  The New Evangelical Social Engagement

The New Evangelical Social Engagement

“Edited by Brian Steensland and Philip Goff

  • Introduces a growing trend within American evangelicalism that has gone largely unrecognized by the public and unexamined by scholars
  • Has chapters by scholars from various disciplines, such as sociology, history, anthropology, political science, and ethics”

DON’T TAKE TGCs DIRECTIONS

Beware -The Gospel Coalition loves to give advise about picking a college or seminary.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-christian-is-your-kids-christian-college/

If you ARE going  to “ask the hard questions” then ask about the funding and TGC ties and the TGC political leanings.

Choosing the Right Seminary

If you want the real bullet points for discerning a Seminary -ask if they teach Critical Theory , Race, Gender , Feminine or Queer Theory as gospel tools and if ,as DeYoung insist that social justice /equity is essential to the Gospel. These are the core curriculum ideals of TGC and other affiliated institutions.

DENOMINATIONAL SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE 

Be Careful of any and all Schools associated with The Southern Baptist and Presbyterian Church in America where the TGC and Oikonomia have strong holds .
NUMBER ONE FOLLOW THE MONEY 
Ask to see whose grants they are getting. If they are not open about whose funding they are willing to take then MOVE ON.
Look out for Kern Family Foundation.
Involvement with faculty with Kern Family Foundation (KFF) or it’s on campus overseer Oikonomia Network or with Acton Institute /Acton University training and grants are  clear and present danger signs.
ACTON INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY IS  KEY PLAYER IN TRAINING FACULTY AND CONNECTING TO FUNDING. ACTON ALSO PROVIDES CURRICULUM
Example of Acton event –
Much of Acton’s work is based on liberal Catholic social policy and aimed at “justice”.
Historic Institutions like Wheaton are very far down the road with these “partnerships”
See this example of just one Wheaton grant from KFF. Note its focus and on campus department
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Watch for Templeton Foundation – Bio-Logos or related “efforts to
discard or wed sacred text across interfaith lines or to merge science and faith.
“In the summer of 2016, BioLogos further expanded its range of activities by launching a speakers program: BioLogos Voices. Funded by a $1.7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Voices brings together 24 experts, including Davis, in fields such as biology, physics, history, and theology, to lecture at academic and non-academic venues around the country. “
INTERFAITH DIALOG A SIGN OF RIGOR MORTIS 
Watch for deadly Interfaith Dialog like the “Neighborly Faith” error recently hosted in November 2019 at Wheaton and backed by Moody Bible Institute.Christian and radical Muslim leaders are involved in this campus focus.The Wheaton event was hosted by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. The Graham family may not be aware of this fact. Ed Stetzer who is the Chair of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton is likely VERY aware and is a favorite of the TGC circles.

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

Do not assume the school is fine because of it’s historic reputation  . Wheaton and Moody are now among some of the worst compromised.

LGBTQ CHRISTIANITY -THE NEW BLACK

WATCH FOR THOSE INSTITUTIONS WHO PROMOTE COMPROMISED VIEWS ON LGBTQ AND HOST SPEAKERS LIKE WHEATON’S MARK YARHOUSE WHO ENDORSES UNCHANGING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITIES BASED UPON APA .
“Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and gender identity. He assists people who are navigating the complex relationship between their sexual or gender identity and Christian faith. He is the Dr. Arthur P. and Mrs. Jean May Rech Chair in Psychology at Wheaton College, where he runs the Sexual and Gender Identity (SGI) Institute. “
Yarhouse promotes the views of the pro LGBTQ American Psychological Association (APA) .His work is not based upon Biblical understanding of sin or of Gospel transformation. He supports the idea of “LGBTQ Christianity “and SOGI , Sexual Orientation Gender Identity as the basis of normalization for merging ones LGBTQ identity with their faith. SOGI is the legal language driving legislation and social activism of “sexual minority inclusion” in the church and the broader LGBTQ movement.
YARHOUSE AND TGC
Yarhouse in 2010 ,according to his bio , played the central role in drafting the LGBTQ ideology of The Gospel Coalition.
“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 also 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.”
REVOICE LGBT+ FLOURISHING IN THE CHURCH
Yarhouse influence helped develop and promote the radical Revoice movement from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBC)  and Covenant Theological Seminary (PCA). The infiltration and tolerance of Revoice “LGBT+ Flourishing in historic (conservative ) churches” movement  stands to split both of these once conservative denominations.
Yarhouse also works with CRU and Intervarsity and MANY evangelical colleges and seminaries once considered to be Biblical and conservative.
COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 
CCCU is a membership organization which once reflected a commitment  to Christian Higher Education but today CCCU is one of the main leaders of the push for compromise to redefine Religious Liberty through the lens of both Islam and LGBTQ rights . CCCU Chairperson is a leader in the “Neighborly Faith” interfaith dialog mentioned above in this article at Wheaton and is a strong ally in the push for “Fairness for All”.
Fairness for All is a partnership of the & Campaign, The American Unity Fund and billionaire Paul Singer whose massive pro-LGBTQ funding political organization ended GOP/Republican opposition to gay marriage in 2012 election through funding candidate Mitt Romney and the GOP 2012 convention.  Romney, a Mormon, has helped lead the LDS into full partnership with the push for Fairness for All coupled with the CCCU, & Campaign and the funding of Paul Singer.
& Campaign also brings with it MANY of the Southern Baptist recent seminary grads who are funded for urban church planting by the Baptist missions organizations NAMB/ Send Network. These young social justice warrior pastors are willing to help lead in the  & Campaign and partner with Singer, the Obama Foundation, the Democratic Party, CCCU and others, Their goal is to push “Biblical Values & Social Justice ” along with compromises over immigration laws, abortion, LGBTQ / Fairness for All, and more.
HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH AN INSTITUTION AFFILIATED WITH TGC’s MANY CHURCH PLANTING ORGANIZATIONS 
Watch for the TGC related church planting organizations both denominational and non-denominational – like NAMB- Send Network -ACTS29  – 9MARKS – Association of Related Churches – and for speakers from those organizations. If you seminary student is involved in one of the schools partnering with these church planting organizations then he or she may be offered funding and employment to staff one of these corrupted church plants. Many are urban churches participating in “Community Development ” and “Faith Based Partnership ” grants co-mingling the vision of re- urbanization and church mission. These efforts actually further the compromise of doctrinal stability and are both justice and globalist driven.
WATCH FOR CROSS POLLINATION WITH LIBERAL DENOMINATIONS LIKE LUTHERAN, PCUSA, EPISCOPAL OR  ECUMENICAL AND IVY LEAGUE FAITH GROUPS
Example -Louisville Institute is FUNDED by Lilly Endowment grants. This is one the main methods of corruption at Covenant College (PCA) for example . Louisville Institute  is led by/ tied  to PCUSA but being welcomed into PCAs Covenant College in Georgia. This provides direct but unseen impact of liberal theology on a Biblical conservative, denominational institution.

About Louisville Institute

 

“In late 1990, Lilly Endowment Inc. (an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation) launched the Louisville Institute, based at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (PCUSA). Created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company, the Endowment supports the causes of religion, education, and community development. The Religion Division of Lilly Endowment works with people and institutions of promise to generate knowledge, communicate insights, nurture practices, and renew and sustain institutions that help to make accessible and effective the religious resources upon which a flourishing and humane society depends.”
LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE FUNDING IN CONSERVATIVE PCA’S COVENANT COLLEGE. 
“Dr. Alicia Jackson, associate professor of history, was awarded a 2016 Louisville Project Grant for Researchers from The Louisville Institute. The institute provides grants to both scholar/pastors and scholar/educators and is interested in advancing American religious and theological scholarship. The Louisville Project Grant for Researchers supports research projects for researchers who are interested in work that will enrich believers and benefit the church.”
Example
WATCH THE CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENTS ON CAMPUS 
Look at the “Cultural Engagement “department – look for grants speakers and events  by that department. Speakers on Race- LGBTQ – Immigration – Political Civility – anti Nationalism or from any of The Gospel Coalition or Christianity Today circles or entities.
Example
“Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School received its third grant from the Kern Family Foundation for the extension of the school’s Faith and Work program …In the last four years, funds from these grants have brought in scholars and experts in the field of faith, work and economics to speak in chapel services, workshops and symposia. These guests have included Tim Keller, Os Guinness, Russell Moore, Wayne Grudem and Scott Rae. “
WATCH FOR SPEAKERS SPREADING THESE IDEOLOGIES 
Watch for Ivy League liberals being invited in.
Watch for Tim Keller or others speaking at chapel or graduation /fundraisers.
FAITH AND WORK FOCUS INDICATES SOCIAL JUSTICE ECONOMICS 
Watch out for the “Faith and Work ” programs – they are generally liberal socialist economics and social justice driven progressive politics often with a variety dark money behind them.
Yale Faith and Work

“The God and Human Flourishing Program is dedicated to cultivating and resourcing a new theological movement grounded in the conviction that Jesus Christ is the key to human flourishing.”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Commonweal Project

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

Tim Keller of the PCA is king of the Social Justice buzz phrases like “Human Flourishing ” ” Common Good” and making up a “Theology ” to mate with every progressive political ideology he is promoting at the time.

“Eight influential senior pastors from four states and Washington D.C., representing six theological traditions, gave intensive attention to the intersection of faith, work, and economics at a March pastors’ symposium hosted by Beeson Divinity School. The symposium was led by Greg Forster of The Kern Family Foundation and Dan Scott, pastor of Christ Church in Nashville….. Next year, we plan to welcome Tim Keller, who will lead a major conference on faith and work, exploring themes from his book “Every Good Endeavor.”

 

TIM KELLER SOURCES HIS IDEOLOGIES LIKE HUMAN FLOURISHING AND THRIVING FROM FRANKFURT SCHOOL INSPIRED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE IASC 

https://iasculture.org/about

A Community of Scholars

“Our mission to understand contemporary cultural change and its consequences is carried out in the rare context of a thriving community in which disciplines and generations intersect. Institute Fellows come together to pursue the highest level of scholarship on the most important questions facing the late-modern era. The Institute is led in this endeavor by the Institute Council.”

WATCH FOR LEFTIST POLITICAL IDEAS AND PARTNERS BEING WELCOMED ONTO CAMPUSES LIKE  OBAMA FOUNDATION LED “& CAMPAIGN ” . 
Example
Patrick Henry College has welcomed & Campaign Justin Giboney and Michael Wear
Patrick Henry College (PHC) Newsmakers Interview Series with Marvin Olasky
1. Justin Giboney: The “And Campaign” for Redemptive Justice

“Atlanta attorney and political strategist. Co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen-44-Atlanta Initiative

Patrick Henry College Newsmakers | Michael Wear

“Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. Michael was 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 trafficking efforts. Michael’s book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House gives an unvarnished account of faith inside the world’s most powerful office, and an unprecedented insight into the most controversial stories of the last eight years. He serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services, the nation’s largest adoption agency, and holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion.”

CONCLUSION

Committed Christian Parents and their young adult prospective student will need to vet these institutions and the funding and political powers behind them. Go into this process with eyes wide open and informed. Some may feel led to go as missionaries into these compromised institutions while others will not find these concerns to be deal breakers. Still the rapid advance of these problems and the issues troubling Christian Higher Education are not to be ignored or overlooked unless parents are willing to pay the high cost of tuition  while paying the ultimate price of potentially losing the hearts and minds of their most important disciples in the process.

 

ALBERT MOHLER’S REVOICE DISCIPLE

 

LEST WE FORGET -THE REVOICE LGBT FLOURISHING CONFERENCES AND MOVEMENT WERE BIRTHED BY FOUNDER NATE COLLINS AS HE STUDIED, TAUGHT,AND WROTE HIS BOOK AT ALBERT MOHLER’S SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                                1/6/2020

The Revoice movement continues to represent the head of the spear for LGBT activism infiltration deep within both the Southern Baptist and conservative reformed PCA. The PCA IS splitting and the toleration of the Revoice and broader compromise over LGBTQ issues are at the VERY core of the PCA Split.

With the help of a complicit media and Albert Mohler’s August 2nd 2018 article “denouncing” Revoice, Mohler and other leaders buried the SBC and SBTS ties to Revoice. Those ties also included at least 6 direct endorsements and participation in Revoice 2018 by ERLC Fellows and contributors. Mohler did finally name his disciple in his August 2nd article just after Revoice 2018. Mohler named  Collins 8 or 9 times BUT never made any mention connecting him to the SBTS or the SBC.

https://albertmohler.com/2018/08/02/torn-two-cultures-revoice-lgbt-identity-biblical-christianity/

By SBC 2019  in June of last year Revoice was all but buried with the exception of a Resolution by Oklahoma pastor Steve Kern condemning the Revoice movement. The Resolution Committee killed  the Resolution and introduced it’s own Resolution assuming and allowing for the existence of unchanging sexual orientation which is the VERY premise upon which Revoice is built.

REVISITING REVOICE BY FOUNDERS MINISTRIES / MOHLER’S CLOSE FRIENDS

Nary a peep had been said about Revoice in Baptist leadership circles for some time when suddenly this week (January 6th 2020) Founders Ministries, led by loyal Albert Mohler friend and fellow Calvinist leader, Tom Ascol began publishing a series on the controversial event and movement. The article is the 1st of 5 which Founders has planned and unless the next four installments represent a serious change of approach ..Revisiting Revoice looks like another round of Reformed tee ball practice game for toddlers where no one loses.

Revisiting Revoice: The Need For This Discussion

 

REALITY OF REVOICE AND MOHLER’S SBTS

Any simple and  honest look at the timeline for Revoice founders tenure at Mohler’s school proves that Mohler’s institution – the SBC’s flagship seminary incubated and encourage Revoice development AND both educated and employed it’s founder Collins for years. Collins spent from 2003 through 2017 at SBTS  remaining after he “came out “/ self  identified as “Gay”. This is according to his own biographical information, his CV and his social media.

 

“Happy #NationalComingOutDay2019! It’s been almost 12 years since I came out, and I have no regrets. Jesus was enough then, he’s been enough since, and he’ll be enough no matter what the world, the flesh, or the Enemy may do. Give your LGBT friends a hug and tell them you love them.”

SIMPLE MATH 

This means Nate Collins who founded Revoice LGBT movement “Came Out” or went public about his self identification as “GAY” in 2007 which was years into his Masters degree studies at Albert Mohler’s SBTS and a full two years BEFORE that Degree was completed. Collins then went on to spend another decade at SBTS both working on his Doctorate and teaching the New Testament as a self identified homosexual in a “mixed orientation marriage”. (Meaning Collins identifies as a homsexual in a heterosexual marriage. Confusing ? It is one of the labels like “SSA but celibate “associated with belief in unchanging sexual “orientation ” but asserting commitment to “Christian Sexual Ethic”.)

Collins Dissertation at SBTS during his doctoral studies was on the topic Paul’s reference to “Virginity ” during writings to 1st century believers as “proof ” that the designation of some people as “virgins ” in the New Testament SUPPORTS Collins ASSERTIONS OF A Third Gender besides Male and Female in the New Testament. Remember Mohler hired Collins to teach New Testament for 3 years as documented below.

Subject

Bible. Corinthians, 1st, VII–Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Sex role–Religious aspects–Christianity
Gender identity

https://repository.sbts.edu/handle/10392/5716

Date

2018-11-09

REVOICE FOUNDERS SBTS TIMELINE

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natecollins/

Education

COLLINS LIST HIS TEACHING AND COUNSELING POSITIONS AT MOHLER’S SBTS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
“The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Instructor of New Testament Interpretation 2015-16
“Elementary Greek Grammar” and “Greek Review”
 
“Taught two graduate-level courses (approx. 30 students each) covering all introductory elements of Koine Greek grammar, administered and graded all learning assessments,provided outside-the-classroom help to underperforming students, assess
ed students’ qualifications to continue graduate-level study of Greek beyond the elementary grammar stage The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Guest Lecturer”
 –
 
Counseling and Sexuality
 2015
Delivered three hours of guest lectures on the subject of LGBT issues and Christiancounseling

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3/CurriculumVitae

 

NATE COLLINS, PHD PAGE 2
Faith, Gender, and Sexuality
Zondervan Academic
“Secondary Gender Identities in the Biblical World”
 
2016
 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature(San Antonio, TX)
“Theological Perspectives on Non
Straight Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Sanctification”
 
2015
 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society(Atlanta, GA)
“Ethnosexual Particularity and Secondary Gender Identities”
 
2014
 Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society(San Antonio, CA)
“Embodiment, Relationality, and the Construction of Gendered Identities”
 
2013
 Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3

COLLINS PAPERS / DISSERTATION AND BOOK FROM HIS TIME AT SBTS

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
An iOS app to aid in memorizing biblical Greek paradigms (Zondervan Academic, forthcoming)

 

REVOICE AND THE & CAMPAIGN – PAUL SINGER MONEY IN THE SBC?

Collins has also become an outspoken advocate for the SBC WOKE movement often promoting the writings of Jemar Tisby and others in the CRT explosion in The Gospel Coalition and SBC circles.

Now both Collins and Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle are working to promote the radical Obama Foundation led & Campaign. & Campaign is not only a push for compromise by the church on LGBTQ and REligious Liberty (more on that in a moment) but is a top down Democratic Party /Obama Foundation political operation for the 2020 election and part of the broader effort to detract from evangelical support of the Trump reelection .

See more on  the radical roots of & Campaign and its DEEP STATE infiltration of the SBC and NAMB/Send Network here.

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

REVOICE PRESTON SPRINKLE PROMOTING & CAMPAIGN

https://www.prestonsprinkle.com/theology-in-the-raw/tag/and+campaign

REVOICE FOUNDER / SBTS GRADUATE NATE COLLINS PROMOTING & CAMPAIGN

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Compassion (&) Conviction #AND2020

&CAMPAIGN IS PARTNER OR RADICAL LGBT FUNDER PAUL SINGER AND HIS  “AMERICAN UNITY FUND “

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/17/russell-moores-friends-at-campaign-hook-up-paul-singer-with-revoice-for-lgbtq-rights/

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

GOAL OF COLLABORATION -REDEFINE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY THRU LGBT RIGHTS

 

https://live-american-unity-fund.pantheonsite.io/topic/fairness-for-all/

FAIRNESS FOR ALL /ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY (ALL)

“ALL is a coalition that has been created to house, advance, and formalize conversations that have been taking place among religious and LGBT advocates for more than three years.”

PARTNERS INCLUDE & CAMPAIGN AND SINGERS AMERICAN UNITY FUND

The Support

SELLING THE SELL OUT -THE SWEET SPOT OF COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST

Fairness for All Act seeks to balance LGBTQ, religious rights

IN THE END MOHLER’S WORK WITH THE ERLC PROMOTING “ORIENTATION ” WITH HIS SBTS DISCIPLE RUSSELL MOORE OPENED THE DOOR TO REVOICE -NOW MOHLER’S DISCIPLE COLLINS AND REVOICE ARE OPENING THE CHURCH DOORS TO “FAIRNESS FOR ALL” -TO & CAMPAIGN AND THE INFLUENCE OF PRO LGBTQ FUNDER/ BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER AND THE OBAMA FOUNDATION.

“Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dr Albert Mohler hands doctorate diploma in Spring 2017 to Revoice CEO Founder Nate Collins after 14 ½ years under Mohler’s discipleship and teaching New Testament And online Greek as well as counseling students, grading papers, and traveling as SBTS scholar . Mohler has never admitted to date that Collins is an SBTS graduate and instructor.”

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/08/15/the-stain-of-revoice/

 

NICE JOB ALBERT MOHLER ..IF YOUR INTENTION WAS TO TRANSFORM THE SBC THROUGH YOUR LGBT+ FAVORING DISCIPLES.

MANY questions abound. How have Nate Collins and others at SBTS who struggle with homosexual temptation not actually been denied the true Gospel at SBTS and instead been trained for some reason by the SBC flagship seminary as activist for Social Change in the church, ending opposition to the promotion of LGBTQ normalization and full LGBTQ “civil rights”?

Albert Mohler now wants to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Baptist need to deny him that additional empowerment.

 

 

AL MOHLER PROTEGE’ THORNBURY FOUND AT ANDY WARHOL’S NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART

ALBERT MOHLER, IS A MAN WHO COMES FROM DEEP WITHIN THE TROUBLED SBC ESTABLISHMENT.

AFTER 25 YEARS AS PRESIDENT OF SBTS MOHLER  WANTS TO BE NEXT SBC PRESIDENT. BUT WHO IS MOHLER REALLY?

MEASURE THE MAN BY THE DISCIPLES HE MAKES !

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                             1/3/2020

If Albert Mohler becomes  President of the Southern Baptist Convention what will the SBC “look like ” when he is done? Review the career paths of three of Mohler’s disciples.

First consider the progressive Democrat /ERLC leader Russell Moore who spent over 20 years under Mohler’s mentorship.Moore has become one of the most divisive, controversial and activist leaders of the modern era of the SBC. Today his ERLC is openly in partnership with members of the Obama Foundation and the Democratic Party Strategist.

Or secondly consider Nate Collins founder of the “Revoice LGBT+ Thriving” in the church  movement who spent 14 1/2 years at Mohler’s institution 13 plus of those years as a self professed gay Christian and to whom Mohler personally handed two theological degrees. One of those degrees was based up on Collins’ dissertation asserting that the New Testament represents  “virgin as a third gender” achieved while Collins taught  New Testament for 3 years at Mohler’s SBTS institution.

SOME VIEW MOHLER AS A THEOLOGICAL ANCHOR WHILE OTHERS SEE HIS BEHIND THE SCENES WORK AND THAT OF HIS DISCIPLES AS A BETRAYAL OF ALL THAT HE PUBLICALLY ESPOUSES.

HAS A MAJOR MOHLER DISCIPLE GONE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE ?

Mohler is not a pastor. Instead Albert Mohler is trusted by Southern Baptist to shape hearts and minds or future pastors and to disciple young leaders, the leaders of tomorrow,  leaders like Mohler’s first Research Assistant and the third disciple for consideration, Gregory Alan Thornbury.

Thornbury is one of the MOST CELEBRATED of Mohler’s disciples, having been his first research assistant a a favorite  student/ faculty member/ scholar/ son of SBTS. Thornbury left SBTS for Union College and by 2013 accepted a celebrated post at Kings College in New York. BUT in four short years the honeymoon looked to have ended for the Mohler disciple and Thornbury by 2018 had taken up residence in the New York Academy of Art founded by pop culture artist / icon Andy Warhol who became a fixture of Studio 54 and the radical gay and bisexual Disco Music scene of the 1970s.

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History of the late Andy Warhol

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History

“While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist.”

KINGS COLLEGE ANNOUNCED A RESTRUCTURING IN 2017

The King’s College Board of Trustees Announces Leadership Restructuring

“The Board of Trustees of The King’s College is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D. as Chancellor. In this new role Thornbury will counsel the College with strategic advising and networking. He served as the sixth President of The King’s College from 2013 until the present. ”

Thornbury does not list Kings College on his Linked-in resume timeline and according to Kings history “Thornbury served as Chancellor during the transition period, then stepped down to give greater place to scholarly and artistic pursuits, including post-publication opportunities related to his book on the Christian rock-and-roll artist Larry Norman.”

SOME MOHLER BACKGROUND MAY HELP UNDERSTAND HIS PROBLEMATIC IMPACT

Mohler is himself CELEBRATED as a conservative savior of sorts as head of the flagship SBC seminary Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville KY. Yet Mohler’s close friend Mark Dever reminded Baptist at SBC 2017 that in undergrad at Birmingham Alabama’s Samford University, Mohler was liberal in his views on egalitarianism (ordaining women to the pastorate) and did not believe in inerrancy of the Bible. Later after being educated at SBTS while it was filled with Liberal theologians Mohler suddenly appeared to have become a Biblical conservative. Mohler then rode his growing acceptance as part of the conservative resurgence, the movement which was built around the stand for Biblical inerrancy, to become President of  SBTS in 1993 at just 33 years old. He then became a leading figure in the Neo- Calvinist movement in the SBC with people like Tom Ascol.

But by 2007 Mohler was leading the effort of the SBC to merge their growing Reformed camp into The Gospel Coalition along with Tim Keller which has been at the epicenter of much of today’s compromise related to the false Social Justice gospel, LGBT+ Christianity, the rise of  Critical Race Theory and intersectionality in the church and a HOST of other errors. Also all these problems have proven to be driven by problematic grant funding flooding TGC affiliated Institutions. In the case of SBTS Mohler himself spoke at the event which welcomed the social justice driven funding to SBTS in the “Commonweal Project” and the drift leftward has intensified.

A THORNBURY CAREER OVERVIEW

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CAREER PATH, DISTURBING POLITICS AND CULTURAL VIEWS OF GREGORY ALAN THORNBURY WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED  DISCIPLES OF ALBERT MOHLER.

https://equip.sbts.edu/article/a-president-at-work-%E2%80%A8mohlers-investment-in-the-%E2%80%A8next-generation-of-leaders/

“During the presidency of R. Albert Mohler Jr., seven men have worked for him as research assistants and directors of theological research. Not only did they help him organize material and prepare for writing projects, speaking and preaching engagements, debates and more, but they received a UNIQUE kind of education in return.”

Gregory Thornbury

(from SBTS Equip site)

Then: Research assistant (1994-1998)

Now: President of The Kings College, New York, N.Y.

“The most exciting part about being Dr. Mohler’s research assistant, and really the best part of my seminary education, was the education after hours. I would go over to Dr. Mohler’s library and help him work on writing projects and things that he was working on, finding references and looking up things while he was working. I got to see him thinking out loud while he was writing and preparing.”

“That was really exhilarating, because what I began to realize as I was completing my doctoral dissertation — which he supervised — is how much of my own mental furniture had been placed there as a result of seeing him think out loud in all of those different scenarios. Not only in those key moments of crises in the history of the institution, but also in journal articles and in book projects and in public engagement and debate. To be able to witness first hand all of the stuff that he was reading — I mean, we all know what a polymath he is — and to have access to that was like getting a massive influx of bibliography, which I would never be able to repeat in my entire life.”

GREGORY ALAN THORNBURY

So Gregory Alan Thornbury is an SBTS graduate and personal research assistant to Albert Mohler and “received a UNIQUE EDUCATION ” from Mohler.

Thornbury is a contributor to SBTS “Equip magazine”.

https://equip.sbts.edu/tag/gregory-alan-thornbury/

THORNBURY AND TGC

Thornbury is a favorite of The Gospel Coalition.

Gregory Alan Thornbury author of Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry.

Gregory Thornbury

When Parents Must Contradict Culture

TRACING THORNBURY’S HISTORY

Thornbury is described as a “hipster” and a “Rock Star” according to Christian media and SBTS.

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/the-kings-president-2/

MOHLER DISCIPLE THORNBURY WENT   1st TO UNION -THEN ON TO KINGS COLLEGE

Apr 4, 2014

1.65K subscribers

“Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury was inaugurated as the sixth president of The King’s College on April 3rd, 2014. Read more: http://www.tkc.edu/media/newsrelease….. In the heart of New York City, The King’s College is an accredited, Christian liberal arts college. Using a biblical worldview and great works in politics, philosophy, and economics, we are educating the next generation of leaders for America and the world. For more information, visit http://www.tkc.edu.  “

 

History

2013

“In July, the Board of Trustees announced Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury as the College’s sixth president. Focused on a renaissance of Christian thought and life, President Thornbury worked to connect the College to key partners and institutions to collaborate with the mission and vision of King’s for the common good.”

SBTS LAUDED THORNBURY’S RISE

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/southern-seminarys-influence-on-christian-higher-education/

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/the-kings-president-2/

SBTS AN INCUBATOR FOR ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

“The seminary has had a particular impact on Christian higher education, with many of its administrators later serving as college and university presidents, including: …David Dockery (Union University, 1996-2014; Trinity International University, 2014-present); Danny Akin (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004-present); Jason Allen (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012-present); and Greg Thornbury (The King’s College, 2013-present).”

Mohler endorsement of  Thornbury’s book.

“The enduring influence of what Greg Thornbury wisely calls ‘classic evangelicalism’ is critical for the health and vitality of Christianity in America. He rightly
looks to the greatest intellectual figure of twentieth-century evangelicalism, Carl
Henry, as a mentor and guide. At the same time, this is a radically current book,
directed at the most crucial issues facing the evangelical movement today. This is an
important work by a leading evangelical scholar. We can only hope that this book
becomes widely influential.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor
of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Dr. Gregory Thornbury

BUT THORNBURY DID NOT REMAIN AT KINGS COLLEGE FOR LONG 

By 2017 Thornbury had left the Presidents office of Kings College and by 2018 a new President was installed

2018

The Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Tim Gibson as its seventh president.

History

 

ALBERT MOHLER’S MAN AT WARHOL

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-thornbury-0489b487/

  • Gregory Thornbury
  •  2nd degree connection
  • Gregory has a premium account  

New York Academy of Art

  • Greater New York City Area
  • 500+ connections 
  • Contact info

Highlights

“Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as Vice President at the New York Academy of Art, founded by Andy Warhol and a group of like minded patrons who were committed to traditional skills in the visual arts applied to contemporary discourse.”

“He previously served as the sixth president of The King’s College in New York City.”

“He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography on Rock legend and Jesus freak, Larry Norman (Convergent/Penguin/Random House, March 2018).”

“He was called “America’s First Hipster College President.”

ALL QUIET ON THE AL MOHLER /SBTS FRONT . WHY?

 

THORNBURY DEPARTURE FROM KINGS COLLEGE WAS GIVEN LITTLE NOTICE WHILE  HE BECAME A VICE PRESIDENT AT ANDY WARHOL’S  NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ARTS.

By 2018 Thornbury has surfaced as Vice President of Development at Andy Warhol’s New York Academy of Art. The Academy is a landmark of the edgy New York City arts scene and celebrates the legacy of the famed gay pop culture artist icon Andy Warhol.

According to a post by Thronbury’s wife on August 15, 2019 – Thornbury, in his position as VP of Development at NYAA, is living in New York and taking over as “acting President” for a year at New York Academy of Art. She recently has left her own position at Kings College and is working with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, WA.

“Late last spring, Greg accepted responsibility to step into an expanded leadership role at the New York Academy of Art as the current president is on sabbatical this year, and he will fulfill that commitment. ”

THORNBURY MAKING HIMSELF AT HOME AMONG THE NYC ART ELITE

THORNBURY POSES WITH GUEST AT NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART “TAKE HOME A NUDE ” EVENT.

 Steve Wilson, Damian Loeb, Gregory Thornbury, Zoya Loeb at NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS:TAKE HOME A NUDE / id : 3967189 by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com

 

People:

Event Title

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS:TAKE HOME A NUDE

Location:

Sotheby’s, NYC

0CTOBER 2019

THORNBURY IS NOT AS VOCAL OR VISIBLE IN SBTS PUBLICATION THESE DAYS BUT  CAN BE SEEN EXPRESSING HIS VIEWS ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA. 

 

THORNBURY RETWEETS   CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND COMMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY CHRISTMAS CONTROVERSY AND TRUMP .

Pete Buttigieg
@PeteButtigieg

“Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee. No matter where or how we celebrate, merry Christmas.”

Barack Obama
@BarackObama

“From the Obama family to yours, Merry Christmas!”
THORNBURY FLURRY OF TWEETS RETWEETS IN SUPPORT OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY LEADERSHIP IN CHRISTMAS WEEK CONTROVERSY

Thornbury is also working on the Board of  Paul Singer funded Philos Project which is a client of Christianity Todays new CEO Timothy Dalrymple .

Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury

Merry Christmas!

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Timothy Dalrymple
@TimDalrymple_
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Breaking news. Turns out we’re *not* funded by George Soros. You can all sleep a little sounder tonight 😉 snopes.com/fact-check/chr

Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury

“It’s a hostage situation.” Me Great reporting, as usual, from the brilliant ⁦

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Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today
The column published Thursday sliced down the middle of a brewing fight among evangelical leaders.
washingtonpost.com

Sarah Pulliam Bailey
@spulliam

“Trying to reach a bunch of pastors days before Christmas is surprisingly hard to do!

If you pastor mentioned CT in his/her sermon yesterday, would you send me a DM?”

David Gushee
@dpgushee

I believe that dropping

from his reading list is really going to have a dramatic effect on #POTUS policy choices and expressions of character. Don’t you? OTOH, it does leave more time for his reading in C.S. Lewis and Chesterton.

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Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury
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ET?

“As if you ever read @CTmagazine in the first place.”

“Then again. Yes. We are ETs – aliens to this world, your world, and sojourners toward heaven.”  twitter.com/realDonaldTrum

 

Lived Theology
@LivedTheology

“There’s a prayer warrior on staff at Rolling Stone. “Mr. President, you should know that many, many of us have been saying a PRAYER that the divisions you have sown and the hatred you have propagated will not live on after you.” ⁦⁦Grateful & amazed.”

SOME ADDITIONAL POSITIONS THORNBURY HOLDS /HAS HELD AMONG EVANGELICALS

TGC  Thornbury and the ARTS sign of things to come ?
THORNBURY WORKS WITH FATHER ROBERT SIRICO / ACTON INSTITUTE
THORNBURY AND THE MISES INSTITUTE
THORNBURY AND SALEM MEDIA GROUP
THORNBURY AND PAUL SINGER FUNDED PHILOS PROJECT
MOHLER AND THORNBURY
Given that Albert Mohler is credited by some with being a mainstay in the “conservative resurgence ” in the SBC, the disturbing career paths of some of his most celebrated proteges’ leaves plenty of room to question what a Mohler Presidency would bring to the TROUBLED SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION.
How have so many years been invested in the discipleship of and hands on mentoring with such men as Russell Moore and Gregory Thornbury produced such contrary fruit and what looks like a “harvest of tares” ?
How can Albert Mohler save the SBC from the looming denominational split like the coming divides in the Methodist and PCA when it is his own disciple Nate Collins who birthed the Revoice LGBT+ Thriving movement that is at the root of the PCA split taking place as we speak?
SOMETHING IS AMISS AT SBTS 
Something troubling is going on in Mohler’s SBTS house and the leaders he and his seminary are sending into the church appear to be unstable in their careers and liberal  in their political views and social convictions.
It might be worth looking at several dozen Mohler SBTS graduates who had been elevated at SBTS and in the SBC in an episode of “Where are They Now?”