“Both critical race theory and intersectionality are a part of the continuing transformative Marxism, that is now so dominant in higher education and increasingly in policy …. I did not want the resolution to say less than it said. I wanted it to say more than it said. I wanted it to acknowledge more clearly the origins of critical race theory and intersectionality. I wanted it to state more clearly that embedded in both of those analytical tools is a praxis – that is a political extension ….”
(Steve Jordahl – OneNewsNow) A controversial resolution passed in the closing moments of last week’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention continues to roil discussion among members of America’s largest Protestant denomination. Some are taking issue with the way it was passed – and some are saying it elevates dangerous Marxist theories above scripture.
In the mind of its original author, Resolution #9 – passed by a raising of hands at the SBC gathering in Birmingham, Alabama – was meant to be a stinging rebuke of the social justice concepts of critical race theory and intersectionality (a.k.a. CRT/I). But when it passed – in a hurry, at the very end of the two-day convention – it left many who voted for it confused and wondering what happened.
Pastor Stephen Feinstein of Sovereign Way Christian Church in the Southern California town of Hesperia heard a complaint from a church member whose child was enrolled in one of the supposedly conservative evangelical colleges in California. The parent’s complaint was that their child was coming home talking about “white privilege,” social justice, and something called “intersectionality.” When similar ideas started popping up at Southern Baptist pastors’ conferences, Feinstein decided to do some research.
Progressive (Social Justice) “Christianity” – Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality
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