As reported here yesterday, the Southern Baptists refused to consider a resolution condemning the alt-right, a resolution promoted by a black pastor, the Rev. Dwight McKissic.
As also reported, the evangelical group was expected to take up the issue again after the liberal media pressured them to do so. It was presented by the press as a case of evil whitey oppressing a po ol’ Nigra.
Let’s see what the Southern Baptists passed.
Excerpt from HuffPo
The final resolution, unambiguously titled “On The Anti-Gospel Of Alt-Right White Supremacy,” finally went to the floor for a vote on Wednesday and passed.
The resolution condemned “every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It didn’t mention the curse of Ham, which Duke said would be “redundant.”
McKissic said he was satisfied with the final resolution and hoped it would be a stepping stone for further action on racial justice. But he added that “until the convention repents the curse of Ham by name,” the denomination will continue to be haunted by its racist past.
“The damage was done by taking three votes on something that was a no-brainer,” McKissic said. “What’s the reason they couldn’t so readily say that white supremacy is wrong and the alt-right is evil? Many of us are asking that question.”
Click on the “continue reading” button to see the resolution and to read my brief commentary.
On The Anti-Gospel Of Alt-Right White Supremacy
Phoenix, AZ – 2017
WHEREAS, Scripture teaches, “From one man [God] has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live” (Acts 17:26); and
WHEREAS, The Psalmist proclaimed, “The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord” (Psalm 24:1); and
WHEREAS, The Apostle Peter said, “God doesn’t show favoritism, but in every nation the person who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him” (Acts 10:34–35); and
WHEREAS, Our justification before God is based on faith in Christ Jesus alone and not in our ethnicity (Galatians 3:27–28); and
WHEREAS, Scripture proclaims that Jesus is purchasing by His blood believers “from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9); and
WHEREAS, Throughout eternity we will gather with a “multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language” in worship of our risen Savior (Revelation 7:9); and
WHEREAS, The Baptist Faith and Message conveys that all Christians are obligated to make the will of Christ supreme in their own lives and in human society, opposing all forms of racism, selfishness, and vice, and bringing government and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love; and
WHEREAS, We know from our Southern Baptist history the effects of the horrific sins of racism and hatred; and
WHEREAS, In 1995, the Southern Baptist Convention repudiated “historic acts of evil, such as slavery,” committed “to eradicate racism in all its forms from Southern Baptist life and ministry,” and “genuinely repent[ed] of racism of which we have been guilty, whether consciously or unconsciously”; and
WHEREAS, In recent years the Convention has nominated and elected individuals from a variety of ethnicities, including electing our first African-American president in 2012; and
WHEREAS, In recent resolutions the Southern Baptist Convention called on “all Christian men and women to pray and labor for the day when our Lord will set all things right and racial prejudice and injustice will be no more” (2014); expressed continued grief “over the presence of racism and the recent escalation of racial tension in our nation” (2015); and urged fellow Christians to discontinue using the Confederate battle flag, acknowledging that it is “used by some and perceived by many as a symbol of hatred, bigotry, and racism, offending millions of people” (2016); and
WHEREAS, More than 20 percent (nearly eleven thousand) of our cooperating Southern Baptist congregations identify as predominately non-Anglo and for the last three years more than 50 percent of Southern Baptist new church plants have been predominately non-Anglo; and
WHEREAS, B&H Academic recently published Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention, highlighting our continuing need to root out vestiges of racism from our own hearts as Southern Baptists; and
WHEREAS, Racism and white supremacy are, sadly, not extinct but present all over the world in various white supremacist movements, sometimes known as “white nationalism” or “alt-right”; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 13–14, 2017, decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as a scheme of the devil intended to bring suffering and division to our society; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we acknowledge that we still must make progress in rooting out any remaining forms of intentional or unintentional racism in our midst; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we earnestly pray, both for those who advocate racist ideologies and those who are thereby deceived, that they may see their error through the light of the Gospel, repent of these hatreds, and come to know the peace and love of Christ through redeemed fellowship in the Kingdom of God, which is established from every nation, tribe, people, and language.
Notice that the racism associated with Black Lives Matter was not condemned by the Baptists. There’s something wrong with a group of predominantly white people who cannot or will not see that hatred based on race and ethnicity is not unique to European-Americans.
Futhermore, this resolution would deny European-Americans the right to their own communities, while it clearly encourages nonwhites to have their communities.
This resolution, if you think about it, promotes white genocide. If not the actual murder of whites, then certainly the murder of white culture.
According to this document, the very existence of the girl below is racist.
And recognition of the sanctity of European-American lives is racist too.
If I were a member I would be leaving the Baptist church.