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Common Critical Race Theory Rebuttals Debunked (Part 1)

The Gospel Coalition is one of the most influential advocates of Critical Race Theory to Evangelicals. While they do not daily write articles brazenly advocating the heretical ideology of Cultural Marxism, their podcast network is far more explicit with the organization’s views. Evangelical Dark Web reported in September, 2020 how The Gospel Coalition unveiled Marxist podcast series called “As In Heaven.” This podcast is designed specifically to empower Woke Evangelicals.

Christina Edmondson is a professional race hustler who serves at Calvin College. She joined The Gospel Coalition to rebut common arguments that people make to oppose Critical Race Theory and most specifically Black Lives Matter.

They start off with colorblindness which Edmonson takes not “seeing color” as denying part of people’s identity. Typically being colorblind is meant to denote that a person does not judge on the basis of race, not that they literally cannot see if a person is black or not. She argued that this trope was an overcompensation to a racist era. They used this to then argue that people who are colorblind are practicing a sort of Gnosticism. However, this is projection. Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality are naturally Gnostic ideologies. In postmodernism, there exists a need to sort out people’s experiences and ability to see truth, since truth is not objective. Therefore, Intersectionality ranks people’s “truths” according to their intersections of oppression. In essence, Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality teach that black people have greater insights on race because they are black. This is Ethnic Gnosticism, as Voddie Baucham describes.

All Lives Matter then was the focus. Now, I do not believe that “All Lives Matter” is a good response to “Black Lives Matter.” Edmondson argues that all lives do not matter until black lives matter. Therefore, she is arguing that “Black Lives Matter” is an incremental step towards All Lives Matter. This logic does blow the trite statement of “All Lives Matter” out of the water, which is why I don’t use it. It is vastly superior to deconstruct BLM’s apathy towards Black lives. Black Lives Matter only routinely cares about deaths that can be used to advance a political agenda, that is deaths of black people by police. It does not care about black on black crime, black abortion rates, or lives killed due to BLM riots. But if a criminal is justifiably gunned down by police, they are all over it.

Next Christina Edmondson sought to blame racism for black fatherlessness, arguing we should be looking for the root causes of this issue which she claims are economic opportunities. This is an ahistorical view. Black families were actually much stronger in the United State during periods of time when actual racism prevented several economic opportunities. Edmondson ignores the fact that welfare, drug use, and Democrat policies destroyed Black communities.

I did find myself agreeing with Christian Edmondson about the stupidity and meaninglessness of the statement “Racism is a sin issue, not a skin issue.” Again this is not an argument I have made. I’ve heard this argument most from Craig Groeschel. So the pastor of America’s largest woke church, apparently is not woke enough!

I am breaking this rebuttal into two parts for the sake of brevity. But one thing that’s clear is that Christina Edmondson is not forthright about her belief that only white people can be racist, but she is very clear that disagreeing with her is racist in part one.

Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!

While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.

While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.

While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.

While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.

Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.

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