RUSSELL MOORE OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST ERLC IS NO STRANGER TO THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS ON LGBTQ CONCERNS FOR THE CHURCH. NOW HE IS WORKING OPENLY WITH 3 MAJOR “FAIRNESS FOR ALL” ADVOCATES PARTNERED WITH BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER .
Fairness for All is the “compromise ” for religious freedom offered by the Mormon church and Utah legislators as the “Utah Compromise”. In exchange for token religious protections and exemptions and in response to Activist dream list Equality many “Christian Religious organizations like the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have teamed with the Mormon Church and the GOP to offer up Fairness for All as THE answer to threats against Religious Liberty from the advance of LGBTQ “rights.
SOME SINGER HISTORY FROM LIBERTY COUNCIL
In the same week as SCOTUS decision to offer protected civil rights status to Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI the legal language of LGBTQ) in matters of employment discrimination under Title VII- Russell Moore , who has denied support of Fairness for All is now announced on June 18th HE WILL BE working with a host of supporters of the Fairness For All legislation .
Join us on June 26 for an online conversation with The Trinity Forum on “Crisis-Ready Leadership,” featuring And Campaign Executive Director Justin Giboney, CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra, National Association of Evangelicals President Walter Kim, & ERLC President Dr. Russell Moore. https://bit.ly/2N3LbeV
with Shirley Hoogstra, Russell Moore, Justin Giboney, and Walter Kim
Friday, June 26, 2020
“Join the Trinity Forum and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities on Friday, June 26th for a conversation on leadership in a time of crisis. What does it take to listen, respond, learn, and lead? How do leaders prepare for the unexpected and unpredictable? Shirley Hoogstra, Russell Moore, Justin Giboney and Walter Kim will highlight the historic values of leadership, share lessons learned from their own life, and provide encouragement for leaders today.”
“Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014. In this role, Hoogstra combines her zeal for the rule of law and her passion for Christian higher education as she promotes the value and purpose of high quality, Christ-centered liberal arts education that shapes students who love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and mind.”
“Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including “Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel” and “The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home.”
“Justin Giboney is the Executive Director for the AND campaign, and an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure. He served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative.”
“Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He also serves as pastor for leadership at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He regularly speaks at college campuses, churches, and retreats, on biblical theology and cultural issues.”
THE PROBLEM WITH MOORE’S PARTNERS
“Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights”
“It worked in Utah. But national effort by the CCCU and NAE will be more complicated.”
“In recent months, the CCCU and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have discreetly led the charge to get evangelical institutions to think through potential legal options to safeguard their Christian distinctives as they look ahead to 2017. They met with more than 200 leaders in 9 cities to discuss Fairness for All, an approach that would bring together religious liberty defenders and LGBT activists to lay out federal legislation to secure rights for both.”
“The recent action by the boards of two organizations who have been nationally visible as representing conservative evangelicals is “The Great Evangelical Sellout” for a number of critical reasons, not the least of which are wrongfully capitulating to one of the most deceptive Straw Men of modern cultural and political issues. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are supporting the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in federal Civil Rights protections, a patent rejection of biblical truths, moral law and sound Constitutional principles.”
CCCU EMPLOYS REVOICE MARK YARHOUSE AS A “SENIOR FELLOW”.
“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities.”
YARHOUSE IS THE THOUGHT LEADER TGC AND VARIETY OF COMPROMISED ORGANIZATIONS ADOPTING APA SOGI IDEOLOGY.
“Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured whitepaperon sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
REVOICE JUST SPLIT THE ONCE CONSERVATIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA
“I could cite many other issues of concern but the crowning blow has been the issue of homosexuality in the PCA. Over the past two years, perhaps you have followed the controversy with the Revoice Conference in St. Louis and the many overtures at our General Assembly to address the issue of what many are calling “Side B” homosexuality (it is acceptable to be attracted to someone of the same sex, or even call himself “gay” as long as he does not commit the act of homosexual intercourse). I will not rehearse this issue here. Plenty has been said already. ” AL BAKER – LEAVING THE PCA
MOORE, TRINITY , CCCU, NAE IGNORE THE GLARING REALITY?
So the compromise and infiltration of APA/Yarhouse ideology represented by Revoice has split one of the most conservative reformed denominations in the country PCA leaders coddle the Yarhouse/ Revoice ideology.
“Damn the (fact we have been hit by ) torpedoes “FULL SPEED AHEAD ” with Yarhouse /Revoice ideology in splitting and dying denominations.
MOORE’S OTHER PARTNERS
Trinity Forum is working with some disturbing partners in compromise on a variety of issue including IMMIGRATION REFORM AND LGBTQ.
Trinity regularly platforms Obama Foundation / & Campaign leader Michael Wear along with Russell Moore on the Immigration Reform issue. Besides the progressive Muslim funding from Trinity event benefactor billionaire founder of Ebay and his foundation – Trinity also platforms ERLC Moore and Obama’s Faith Ambassador Wear in Soros funded National Immigration Forum / Evangelical Immigration Roundtable events.
The Soros Funding has recently been denied but internet archives confirm it.
Open Society Foundations
National Immigration Forum
National Immigration Forum
Year 2009 Location Washington, D.C. Amount $2,500,000 Term 2 years Grantee URL
“The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the nation. This grant is to support the design and leadership of Reform Immigration for America, a national level immigration reform campaign across community, business, labor and faith stakeholders, specifically with local elected officials and low wage workers”
ERLC MERGER WITH THE & CAMPAIGN -DEMOCRATIC PARTY- OBAMA FOUNDATION- PAUL SINGER
This NEW Trinity Forum event signals an ever deepening tie with/ between Russell Moore and the & Campaign .Moore now is openly working in the Trinity Forum events with both the & Campaigns executive directors Justin Giboney and Michael Wear. This time the event is announced three days after the SCOTUS decision on LGBTQ rights
& CAMPAIGN POSITION ON LGBTQ RIGHTS
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND LGBTQ RIGHTS
“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths.”
& CAMPAIGN OPENLY ADVOCATES OF FAIRNESS FOR ALL AND PARTNERS WITH SINGERS AMERICAN UNITY FUND
& CAMPAIGN AND FAIRNESS FOR ALL ADVOCACY
The & Campaign is a major partner with the push for Fairness for all just like the CCCU and the NAE.
FAIRNESS FOR ALL IS LED AND FUNDED BY THE AMERICAN UNITY FUND WHICH IS BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGERS VEHICLE FOR FUNDED AN END TO GOP AND OTHER OPPOSITION TO FULL LGBTQ RIGHTS.
SINGER PARTNERS LIKE & CAMPAIGN FORMED THE ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY WHICH SUBJECTS THE CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY TO BE REDEFINED THROUGH THE LENS OF LGBTQ RIGHTS.
THIS WEEKS SCOTUS DECISION HAS TAKEN US MANY STEPS CLOSER TO THAT REALITY.
SINGERS ORGANIZATION IS LISTED AMONG THE “SUPPORT ” LINK WITH & CAMPAIGN AND A HOST OF OTHERS INCLUDING THE MORMONS WHO HAVE WEAKENED GOP OPPOSITION WITH SINGER TO LGBTQ “RIGHTS”.
American Unity Fund:
“American Unity Fund fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. ( THE SINGER ORGANIZATION)”
“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths ( MOORE’S CLOSE ASSOCIATES WEAR ADN GIBONEY LED ORGANIZATION )”
RUSSELL MOORE’S ODD BEDFELLOWS AT &
& CAMPAIGN LEADER PROFILES /MOORES PARTNERS AT & CAMPAIGN
“Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.”
“In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today.”
“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign.”
“As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.
“He founded Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”
“Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.”
Moore DENIES he is a supporter of Fairness for All.
“As Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, often notes, “A government that can pave over the consciences of some can steamroll over dissent everywhere.” The ERLC believes this legislation would diminish foundational individual freedoms and dramatically expand the government’s power to create, enforce, and teach a radical perspective on gender and sexuality. The bill fails in many key respects to protect the consciences of a range of professionals, individuals, and others in a variety of circumstances.”
“It is true that the application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is preserved in the Fairness For All Act of 2019 and that the bill contains a number of other protections for communities of faith. We support this policy and several of the individual provisions within the bill. But even still, these proposed changes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would bring a significant shift in civil rights law, religious liberty, and the foundations of civic pluralism.”
YET MOORE IS TEAMING WITH &CAMPAIGN LEADERS AS FAR BACK AS 2018 AND WITH MICHAEL WEAR DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AT TGC, AND NOW WITH 3 FFA SUPPORTERS AT ONCE.
Moore speaks to the dangers in the recent SCOTUS DECISION
After the Bostock Supreme Court Case
June 15, 2020
“The Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia over whether sexual orientation and gender identity are included in the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the federal non-discrimination laws.”
“The ruling also will have seismic implications for religious liberty, setting off potentially years of lawsuits and court struggles, about what this means, for example, for religious organizations with religious convictions about the meaning of sex and sexuality. This will mean not only that this is just the beginning of the legal discussion at this point, but also that Congress must clarify precisely what they intended, or intend now, in laws that protect women from unjust discrimination—laws that now are to be applied much more broadly.”
BUT MOORE’S WARNING TRUMPET FOR THE CHURCH GIVES AN UNCERTAIN SOUND
“But, beyond that, there are other considerations for the church. This Supreme Court decision should hardly be surprising, given how much has changed culturally on the meanings of sex and sexuality. That the “sexual revolution” is supported here by both “conservatives” and “progressives” on the court should also be of little surprise to those who have watched developments in each of these ideological corners of American life. ”
MOORE LOOKS TO BLAMING THE CHURCH
“Those who decry the sexual revolution, but approve of, or participate in, sexual revolutions of their own—in excusing, for instance, adultery, sexual abuse, or pornography—will have, and should have, no credibility. Instead, what is needed is an ongoing demonstration of counter-cultural fidelity, accountability, love, and a recognition of the kinds of limits that make human life good and livable. And, at the same time, we can be the people who recognize that those who disagree with us are our mission field, to be persuaded, not a sparring partner to denounce. We must have both conviction and kindness, both courage and patience, both truth and grace.”
WHILE WARNING OF THE THREAT -TEAM WITH THE COMPROMISED SINGER AGENTS!
MOORE “SEES THE THREAT “- YET HE TEAMS WITH FAIRNESS FOR ALL ADVOCATES.
So Russell Moore- like many in the Baptist and evangelical world tend to say one thing and do another while they play both sides of the fence with partners like the & Campaign and CCCU and NAE – all the while pointing fingers back at the concerned Christians they assert to be representing – and blame THEM. It is “churches and Christians duplicity ” and “poor understanding ” which are (they say ) the source of the problems.
TOO MUCH MONEY IS AWASH AND TOO MUCH IS AT STAKE TO THINK THIS IS A SIMPLE CONVERSATION BEING LED BY RUSSELL MOORE. TIME FOR THE SBC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO AUDIT THE ERLC AND TO FIRE THE GUY WHO DANCES AROUND SINGERS ALLIES CAMP.
This article was originally published at Thirty Pieces of Silver, and is reposted with permission from the author, Thomas Littleton.
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