Critical Race Theory is sneaking into the evangelical church – and according to a pastor and talk-show host, it threatens the very roots of the Christian faith.
Critical Race Theory (often referred to as CRT) teaches that American culture is rife with white supremacy and baked-in racism, and is used – often subconsciously – to hold women and people of color back. According to pastor and talk-show host Abraham Hamilton III, it's the philosophy behind identity politics and comes straight out of the Marxist playbook.
"It doesn't depend on your personal feeling, sentiment, [or] heart condition – it's based on the group that you're born into," he explained recently on American Family Radio. "It completely eliminates individual responsibility, individual sin and expands it to corporate sin. And based on how you're born, you are immediately ascribed into an 'oppressor' or 'oppressed' group."
In June 2019, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to use CRT and its fellow traveler, Intersectionality, as tools that could be useful in interpreting the Bible. Earlier this week, OneNewsNow reported that Pastor John MacArthur defined that as "a watershed moment" for the SBC that could very likely foretell a liberal takeover in the largest Protestant denomination in America. In similar fashion, Hamilton warned that the SBC has invited a dangerous Trojan Horse into its gates.
"The way it's getting into the church, you have people presenting these ideas – critical race theory and other things – as something that they are not," he shared. "They're not adhering to the traditional definitions and applications [so they can] get the foot in the door – and then once the foot is in the door, the applications return to the original definitions."
Hamilton contends it's a bait-and-switch tactic that can corrupt the faith and derail a key tenet of evangelicalism.
"Jesus articulated the primary commandments: love God with your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself," he concluded. "We don't need these anti-Christ, unbiblical tools to teach us how to love our neighbors as ourselves – the scripture is sufficient for that."
Hamilton, who hosts "The Hamilton Corner" every weekday on American Family Radio, has an entire podcast devoted to the dangers of Critical Race Theory.
Editor's Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.