Pastor, I understand why you would sign a letter entitled: Evangelical Leaders Statement Condemning Christian Nationalism’s role in the Insurrection January 6. However, the intention of this letter is misleading and will hurt your congregation that is why I advise you strongly to remove your name from the list. Here are 6 reasons why:
Reason number one: The letter is a false flag. A false flag is defined as any act that disguises the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on a second party. Insurrection is not the right word and Christian Trump supporters are falsely blamed. This was the result of handful of evil people who were acting on their own. These rioters were extremists from both the right and the left. That reduces this letter, in my opinion to a cure in search of a disease. A conspiracy theory.
President Trump called for a peaceful protest before it happened. He called for the fullest prosecution of those who participated in the attack after it happened.
This letter paints—actually smears—with a broad-brush millions of Christians who are only guilty of loving Jesus and loving America.
Reason number two: Jim Wallis and Sojourners. They are on this list of signers for a reason. They have been paid in the past by George Soros to travel around and influence Republicans to vote Democrat. Jim Wallis is also an ardent supporter of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
If someday it is disclosed that many who signed this letter are getting direct funding from the Democrat Party, do you wanted to be identified with them?
Reason number three: This letter is blatantly hypocritical about defending true doctrine. Remember this sentence in the letter:
Quote: “Just as many Muslim leaders have felt the need to denounce distorted, violent versions of their faith, we feel the urgent need to denounce this violent mutation of our faith.”
The late Doctor Walter Martin would be horrified by this statement. Why? Because it draws a comparison between Islam and Christianity. Islam is a false religion and much of the violence from it does not stem from a perversion of it, but rather from its actual tenets. Why are these Christians comparing Christianity to Islam?
Reason number four: false equivalency.
The letter says, “We have witnessed the rise of violent acts by radicalized extremists using the name of Christ for its validity in the past, including the deadly actions in Charlottesville in 2017.”
Actually, the attacks they mention are extremely rare compared to the widespread attacks they ignore. They mention Charlottesville which was a heinous act that Christian Conservatives like myself have wholeheartedly condemned, but at the same time they ignore the hundreds of attacks, burnings, and riots by antifa and Black Lives Matter Marxists that have killed dozens. Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis were taken over for months. The total damage of of private property looted and burned by the nightly devastation is $1.9 billion.
And, these attacks were racist. There were hundreds of cases where businesses were burned because they were owned by whites and there were many cases where white antifa goons burned black owned businesses.
Those riots cost $1.9 billion. If January 6th was an insurrection then these riots were a nationwide invasion. These riots were cheered on by a large number of liberal Christian Pastors. Talk about perverting Christianity. This letter ignores the real and the most pervasive ongoing “violent mutation of our faith.”
Reason number five: This letter sees God working in the Democrat Party.
Quote: “Instead of seeing any particular political leader or party as divinely appointed, we believe in the prophetic and pastoral ministry of the church to all political leaders and parties.”
Is God involved with the Democrat Party? The Bible answers that question with a question. “Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You?” Psalm 94:20
Like a battered wife, this letter doesn’t know when it is time to leave the abuser. Democrats have made themselves the greatest oppressors of Christianity in American history. And, starting with the initiation and perpetuation of slavery, they now promote the killing of babies. They have gone on to be consistently anti-family, anti-God, and anti-everything in the Bible.
They are the party of sexual perversion, including removing genitalia from children without parental knowledge.
Your single prophetic and pastoral ministry to the Democrat Party is your duty to rebuke them, and tell them to repent.
Democrats selling candles that say abortions are magical
Reason number six:
This letter promotes racism.“We will seek to repair and heal the wounds of the past. We will seek racial justice on a personal, ecclesial, and systemic level. We will support organizations led by people of color. We will listen to and amplify the voices of people of faith who have been marginalized by the colonizing force of white supremacy and Christian Nationalism.
Is this not itself racist? How will they repair old wounds, by inflicting new ones? Didn’t they just say they will support organizations on the basis of color? They will amplify certain voices? Do they mean they will gag others? Will they help only the poor people of a certain race?
Brothers and sisters wake up! America is not systemically racist. White Supremacy is a lie. A nation that elected a Black President twice is not a white supremacist nation. The white supremacy lie is the pretext for the new racism and the next systemic oppression of innocent people. Do not sign on to this!
Not matter how emotionally satisfying it may feel when colleges say “no whites allowed”—when soda companies order their employees to be “less white”—when just questioning the existence of white supremacy can get you fired—your home attacked and your children expelled that is still racism. If you condone racism in any form, you are condoning it in every form.
Here is the bottom line: Your people are watching you. Why should they see you being heroic about a mythical misnomer such as Christian Nationalism, when the real monster is at the door—a monster that will actually hurt them?
This letter is tilting at windmills while ignoring the real impending disaster. The Equality Act.
Think about your people! If the Equality Act Passes…it is their little girl who will be in the restroom when a man walks in. It is their daughter who will train for a sports championship, only to lose to a man.
People in your congregation had their businesses destroyed by the Democrat policies. People in your fold will be fired by cancel culture. They are the ones being persecuted by Biden and Harris.
Millions of Christians who voted for Donald Trump know they are not racist. They know they are not putting Trump above their Christianity. Even though this letter does not call them out by name—the true Christians who truly love America know that this letter is falsely accusing them. If you signed the letter they will know that you took part in this travesty.
Please. Get your name off of this letter. I beg you.