Seminary leader reaches peak wokeness: 'I am a racist'

Friday, August 9, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Matthew Hall (SBTS)Southern Baptist leaders insist they are not being co-opted by the far-left social justice movement but a Christian apologist says recent statements made by a seminary leader suggest otherwise. 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the first and most visible of the SBC schools, so it was a bit surprising to witness Dr. Matthew Hall, its provost and a senior vice president, suggest that a white Christian's beliefs, attitudes and values have been deeply informed by that person's corrupt whiteness.

“I am a racist…,” he tells viewers in a video. “I'm going to struggle with racism and white supremacy until the day I die and get my glorified body.”

Hall's entire monologue, where he states twice that he is racist, tying it to his sin nature, was reported by The Capstone Report in a July 29 story. 

McFarland

Author and speaker Dr. Alex McFarland says Hall was engaged in self-flagellation that plays into the hands of the far-left social justice movement.

McFarland ties Hall’s bizarre confession to the controversial Critical Race Theory (CRT), which suggests that racism is imbedded in every facet of society and must be recognized by --- and admitted to --- by white people.

The current classroom examination of “white privilege” and “white supremacy” on college campuses, often required for white students and faculty, is an offshoot of CRT.

Southern Baptists found themselves discussing and debating CRT in June, when a California pastor's resolution condemning it was drastically changed by a resolutions committee and left little of his original words intact.

The pastor, Stephen Feinstein, told OneNewsNow he became aware of CRT after a church member's son began talking about "white privilege" after attending a conservative Christian college.

McFarland also ties Hall’s perceived admission to current headline-making events.

“When somebody like [President Trump] argues for responsible immigration, or the rest of us say illegals should not get away with breaking immigration laws,” McFarland points out, “they say, Oh you're a racist. You're a white supremacist. No."

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