Socialist rhetoric worming its way in

Monday, August 10, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

searching scripture (Bible + magnifying glass)A black author and commentator says the Church in America is being taken in by socialist tactics and rhetoric.

In 2019, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to allow Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality (CRT/I) to be used as tools to help explain supposed "systemic racism" within the Church and in culture at large. Critical Race Theory – according to Britannica.com – is "the view that race, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is socially constructed; and that race, as a socially constructed concept, functions as a means to maintain the interests of the white population that constructed it." The theory of Intersectionality says all oppressed groups are interdependent and subject to overlapping systems of oppression.

Dr. Carol Swain told American Family Radio on Friday that anyone paying attention to the cultural crisis in the country will recognize some of the rhetoric behind Critical Race Theory.

"It argues that racism is permanent, that all white people are privileged, that they have a property interest in their whiteness – and that the only way they can make themselves right or redeem themselves is by divesting themselves of their whiteness," she explains.

Swain says the socialist tools should have no place in the Southern Baptist Convention – or for that matter, any Christian denomination.

Swain

"Many churches have come on board with social justice," Swain describes. "The Southern Baptists … have apologized for slavery at least five or six times, maybe more. They constantly apologize.

"We see images in the news of white people down on their knees, begging for forgiveness, when Jesus Christ died on the cross one time for our past, present and future sins. That certainly included slavery and Jim Crow racism."

The former university professor says Christians should push back against Critical Race Theory in both the church and the home.

"The Church should be teaching the world rather than adopting failed, secular theories," she argues. "And when it comes to parents, it should be totally unacceptable to allow your child to be discriminated against because of their skin color."

Among Swain's books are "Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children's Hearts and Minds" and "Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America's Faith & Promise."

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