Any Christian leader who understands CT/CRT/I & refuses to reject them is not a trustworthy guide in the battle that is currently raging within the church and culture. Anyone who promotes any of these ideologies is either too naive to be a leader or has become complicit with the enemy against Christ. There is no neutral ground.
I found President Trump’s recent order through the Office of Management and Budget to the Heads of the Executive Departments and Agencies a cause for rejoicing. In it, the presuppositions and teachings of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are identified as divisive and contrary to “the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception.”
Furthermore, Agency and and Department Heads are encouraged to
identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on “critical race theory” “white privilege,” or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil. In addition, all agencies should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these un-American propaganda training sessions.
In other words, President Trump signaled that he is unwilling to allow tax dollars to continue to financing the destructive propaganda that CRT produces. As a taxpayer, I am very thankful for this move. As a Christian, I am ecstatic about it.
As anyone who has kept up with Founders Ministries over the last few years can attest, I have been concerned about CRT, Critical Theory (CT), and Intersectionality (I) since I recognized that these godless and materialistic ideologies were making inroads into the evangelical world in general and the Southern Baptist Convention in particular. Founders has published dozens of articles on these subjects. We have addressed them in several podcasts. Our cinedoc, By What Standard?, deals with the issue more in depth.
So, yes, I applaud President Trump for calling attention to the corrosive impact of CRT on the federal government and determining to do something about it. I wish evangelical leaders were as clear-headed and decisive.
Instead, with a few exceptions, the response has been silence and antipathy. Some have even suggested that no one really knows what CRT is, or that it is a mere “boogeyman” designed to divide and scare God’s people. These types of responses strike me as disingenuous at best and obfuscating at worst. Information on CRT and its related ideologies is readily available.
But in an attempt to explain some of its more anti-gospel elements concisely, let me offer the following condensed notations.
A major part of CRT is its presuppositions—which it demands you accept. These include:
- Racism is engrained in the fabric & system of the American society
- Power structures based on white privilege & white supremacy exist & must be overthrown.
These presuppositions are not to be questioned. They are asserted and acceptance is required. Otherwise, you are a racist and become “Exhibit A” for the first presupposition listed above. Does this seem like a “boogeyman”?
The gospel teaches us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. It makes no exceptions based on one’s melanin count or adherence to certain ideologies. CRT divides sinners into those who buy into its skewed view of the world and those who do not, and who are therefore racists.