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Southern Baptists Move Left? SBC Refuses to Condemn CRT, Reaffirms Belief in Systemic Racism

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Some of the last holdouts of traditional Christianity are caving under the crushing weight of leftist ideology.

While many denominations have fallen like dominoes in an embrace of homosexuality, critical race theory is the newest Trojan horse that seeks to undermine the faith — and some church leaders are opening the gates to welcome it in.

This is what happened at the Southern Baptist Convention, as delegates struck down a proposal that would have explicitly denounced CRT, The Guardian reported.

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Instead, the delegates took a softer approach, adopting a buzzword-filled apology for supporting slavery at the time of the denomination’s 1845 founding and for “condoning and/or perpetuating individual and systemic racism in our lifetime.”

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Many at the convention were determined to strike down CRT, with one white delegate contending that the theory held him “guilty because of the melanin content of my skin,” the Washington Examiner reported.

Before the two-day meeting in Nashville this week, there was hope that it would usher in the “un-wokening” of the SBC.

The Conservative Baptist Network released a video summing up the denomination’s slide into leftism with an eye toward getting back to biblical roots.

“The Southern Baptist Convention is drifting, and it’s time we wake up and realize that we are not where we need to be, nor are we headed in the right direction,” Louisiana Pastor Brad Jurkovich warned.

“Some of the leaders in our Southern Baptist family have become enamored with cultural ideologies and cultural trends that are unbiblical, and they’re wreaking havoc,” Jurkovich added. “We are indeed divided and drifting.”

The delegates also elected the moderate Pastor Ed Litton of Alabama as president. Litton won 52 percent of a runoff vote against anti-CRT candidate Pastor Mike Stone of Georgia.

The battle between biblical Christianity and woke ideology is being waged in the SBC as CRT gains momentum, cloaked in the promise of atoning for the denomination’s controversial past.

“Are we primarily a cultural and political affinity group, or do we see our primary calling as being a gospel witness?” outgoing president J.D. Greear asked before the vote, The New York Times reported.

“What’s the more important part of our name: Southern or Baptist?”

What makes CRT so attractive to well-meaning people is its promise of absolution for past racial “sins.”

However, that can apparently only be achieved by pitting black and white people against each other — a tactic antithetical to what the Bible teaches.

CRT has turned superficial differences between people into insurmountable barriers and “whiteness” into a disorder that must be eradicated, with division and mistrust between the races as the inevitable result.

It strikes at the heart of what the Bible teaches about humanity and the nature of sin and responsibility.

The father of lies appears to be having his way with another Christian denomination, this time by using the desire for harmony — a moral good — to further a deeply disordered and destructive human ideology.

If the SBC wishes to keep its soul, it must push back against this effort and see CRT for what it is: another diabolical deception that aims to bring another church crumbling down.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Restaurant Tapes Sign to Front Door: Proof of Being Unvaccinated Required for Entry

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A restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, is trolling the fascists so hard, leftist Twitter is about to blow a gasket. As California businesses consider requiring proof of vaccination for entry, one rebellious eatery, Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, recently taped a sign to its door that reads “Proof of being unvaccinated required.” Underneath this warning is an image of a broken syringe and the declaration, “We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity. Thank you for pondering.” Basilico’s has a history of thumbing its nose at California’s far-reaching coronavirus mandates. Last year, when the state shut down indoor dining, Basilico’s stayed open, the Los Angeles Times reported. Later, when the state issued a mask mandate, Basilico’s declared itself a mask-free zone and required patrons to remove their face coverings. The new sign is just the latest jab at the powers that be, and it is a hilarious one at that. It is clearly a gag, as it is impossible to prove one is not vaccinated, and an employee confirmed to the dismayed Times that the restaurant is not, in fact, checking anyone’s vaccination status. Of course, it was all too much for Twitter leftists, many of whom seem to be under the impression that the unvaccinated are keeling over and dying in the streets and that this novel inoculation is the only thing keeping the more enlightened Americans from doing so themselves. This restaurant down the street from me in Huntington Beach is asking that diners show proof they have **not** been vaccinated. Partisan politics has broken so many brains. Get me off this ride. pic.twitter.com/GSFVqNMiEX — Billy Binion (@billybinion) July 27, 2021 Good morning. Happy Tuesday. ICYMI “proof of being UNvaccinated” is actually a death certificate. And dead people don’t eat at Basilico’s Huntington Beach or any restaurants. Anti-American stupidity…

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Recently Retired GOP Senator Mike Enzi Dies After Bike Accident

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Former Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, 77, died Monday following a bicycle accident last week in which he broke his neck and ribs. A family statement posted to Enzi’s Facebook page stated the former senator “sustained serious injuries while riding a bicycle near his home in Gillette on Friday. He was life flighted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., but Enzi remained unconscious and was unable to recover from his injuries.” “His family expressed their deep appreciation for all of the prayers, support and concern that has been shown. They now ask for privacy and continued prayers during this difficult time. “The family is planning to hold a celebration of a life well-lived, with details being shared at a later date.” Enzi’s son, Brad, took to Twitter to pay respects to his father. Thanks to all who prayed and sent good thoughts for my dad. Always my GOAT and hero! https://t.co/al4PmuVMq1 — Brad Enzi (@EnziBrad) July 27, 2021 Many political leaders also expressed their condolences regarding Enzi’s passing. Fellow Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney tweeted, “Sen. Mike Enzi’s sudden passing marks a sad day for Wyoming and our country.” Sen. Mike Enzi’s sudden passing marks a sad day for Wyoming and our country. My condolences are with his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Diana, and his entire family. See my full statement mourning his loss: https://t.co/H0Bl2U9u4p pic.twitter.com/2vqHUuyLmc — Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 27, 2021 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote, “The Senate is grieving this morning. Our prayers are with the family of our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi at this tragic time which has come entirely too soon.” The Senate is grieving this morning. Our prayers are with the family of our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi…

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