ALBERT MOHLER IS “STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS OF HIS OWN RACIAL CRISIS”.
WHILE BURNING US CITY STREETS STRUGGLE TO DEAL WITH RACE -THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY HAS BECOME A DUMPSTER OF ROTTING CRITICAL THEORIES POISONING THE GOSPEL AND CHRISTIANS ABILITY TO STAND IN THE GAP.
The worst kind of Racist is the person who would play BOTH sides of the race issue. They would play the race card easily and often. The worst kind of racist would, from a place of power and authority, hire minorities in order to use them and fire minorities who do not agree or comply with them. This kind of racist would always be pointing to the faults of others while hiding their own guilt. They would train an army or accusers and race baiters and send them out into the field to point fingers and accuse. This kind of racist would employ all the fine arts of the social sciences like Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality and psychology to empower themselves and control subordinates while effecting “social change” on race and related “human rights” concerns for possible political and financial gain while promoting themselves to ever deepening realms of power in order to force more of the same. The worst kind of racist mocks real issues of race while never missing the chance to posture themselves to appear as the messiah with all the answers. And lastly, the worst kind of racist would EVEN use and BASTARDIZE the everlasting Gospel, using Jesus, to further and achieve his /her end. I think from the words , duplicity and actions of Albert Mohler chronicled below most readers will agree that Albert Mohler ,President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the last 27 years , and current presumed candidate for the Presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention – appears to be THAT WORST KIND OF RACIST.
As the videos of the slaying of a black man in Georgia by an alleged neighborhood watch gone murder and the brutal killing of a black man in Minneapolis by police who give all law enforcement a bad name- protest, riots, looting… racial tensions are running high in America. The George Soro’s funded( a reported $84 million by 2019) Black Lives Matter have moved in to fan the flames again.
Christians in general and Baptist in particular find themselves in the midst of their own “racial crisis” of which you Dr.Albert Mohler have made yourself a central figure. Thus this open letter is addressed to you. We recall you had and may still harbor plans to run for the president of the SBC in the 2020 annual meetings (now canceled by Covid-19) in Orlando. So you have put yourself out there in the realm of denominational politics. Now would be a good time to address reality – your reality -to Southern Baptist. A public sit down and response to the glaring duplicity and confusing messages and actions BY you would be MOST WELCOMED. Baptist DESERVE TO KNOW where you really stand and who, among the confusing roles you play in SBC life, is the real Albert Mohler.
(Note : This writer has reached out to Dr. Mohler and some of his key disciples /voices like Russell Moore in the past related to the LGBTQ movement and other educational and troublesome cultural topics on which his and their narratives are getting it desperately wrong. Now these wrong headed approaches to race, homosexuality, human rights, cultural engagement for the church etc. are manifesting themselves and their harmful, crippling effects on the church ability to be the agent of redemption in some of America’s most desperate days since the 60’s. These things have not only developed on Albert Mohler’s watch but now he stands at the crossroads of the crisis he helped create in the church attempting to offer insight and answers to the very problems he and his neo-reformed movement and TGC partners helped to create. Below are simple facts, details, and questions in this open letter which chronicle the problem and display Albert Mohler’s disturbing duplicity in these and related matters.)
DR. MOHLER WE HEAR YOU …A LOT AND OFTEN… BUT YOU SELDOM SAY ANYTHING CLEARLY AS YOU SPEAK IN DIZZYING CIRCULAR JARGON .
Dr. Mohler listening to you in an attempt to understand your position on any important, swirling cultural issue is akin to trying to file papers in a hurricane. It is exhausting to say the least and an exercise in frustration to separate what you say from what you mean and what you do. Here are some of the problems you have contributed to and now seem to think you can provide answers FOR.
THE PRESENT DISTRESS :AMERICA BURNS WHILE MOHLER SPEAKS
Current energy which lead to push back like the Dallas Statement with concerns over false justice gospel, accusations of White Privilege and that Baptist “worshiping Jim Crow as Jesus ” came from this little jewel below.
Your own long time disciple Russell Moore and his ERLC, along with The Gospel Colaition led by you and friends from the equally troubles PCA denomination spawned this little race baiting extravaganza. You can’t do this stuff and then not be assigned responsibility for the inability of the church to truly be a redemptive force when it is needed like NOW. Christians cannot presently cut through the flood of Critical Theory and polarizing activist dialog to clearly preach the racially transcending Gospel. Dr. Mohler you are smart of enough to perceive this reality. The church has been as polarized as the culture at large over race by your assembled rhetoric which bears no distention from the racial activism, prejudice and politics of the adrift secular leadership.
RECENT SBC HISTORY ON RACE
THE SBC RIDS “RACISM” IN 2015 & SBTS BIG RACISM PURGE IN 2018
In this article I point out the method you often employ which then prove your duplicity. For example – the SBTS report aimed at purging SBTS of racism points to historical figures connected to SBTS who were slave owners and racist. One of the WORST of those is former GEORGIA Governor, Senator and later Federal Judge- Joseph Emerson Brown. Brown “saved SBTS “after the war by a large donation for which a theological chair is named. Dr.Mohler you sit on that JEB Chair and do not address that in the report.
How much does occupying that chair pay you in addition to your regular presidents salary and expense account? Why not change it’s name? Why hide the fact you sit on that chair in the report and elsewhere until asked point blank by a student in one of your “ask Me Anything ” events?
THE SBC RID-EX TEAM “MOHLER and the STAIN MASTERS “
“The panel, which was hosted at the SBC Cooperative Program stage, featured R. Albert Mohler Jr., Kevin Jones, Matthew J. Hall, and Curtis Woods. The panel was moderated by Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary.” ( NOTE the Stain Master players are the same SBTS staffers connected to the CRT and accusations of White Privilege,The Resolutions Committee 2019,the “SBTS Report” and overt accusations of “ongoing Racism in the SBC”.)
I wrote about this ongoing “racial purge “effort several times after seeing you the CP Stage in Dallas annual meeting. In pats of the panel discussion you seemed dazed and confused and not really up to speed with the “conversation” but still “went along” with it. The MLK/50 ERLC event had just happened weeks before and the controversial Dallas Statement was in the works, according to your friend Tom Ascol of Founders Ministries. The tensions giving birth to Dallas Statement were brewing as you sat on the stage with young men you have trained who are expert in Critical Race Theory (CRT) and other “tools” of Critical Theory for a chat on the book “Removing the Stain of Racism from the SBC.” These men you employ were presented as New Testament Scholars trained by SBTS.
CRT REARS IT’S UGLY HEAD
Only one mention of CRT was made in that 2018 presentation in CP Stage discussion of the “Stain Master” book published in 2015. BUT by 2019, at SBC Birmingham (with the perfect racial history backdrop) a year later, one of these same men was serving on the SBC Resolutions Committee which rewrote a Resolution (number 9) condemning CRT and Intersectionality into a resolution PROMOTING the use of CRT and Intersectionality as useful tools with the Gospel.
CONFUSED BAPTIST VOTED RESOLUTION 9 INTO SBC AT BIRMINGHAM
What a street hustle this effort appears to. None of the Resolutions status and topics were not published in final form until the morning of the vote unlike normal fashion on the afternoon of the day before. Why is it that you and an SBTS operative(s) from the Dallas meetings also serving on the Resolutions committee a year later did not have a year long discussion of CRT and Intersectionality leading up to the Resolution 9. Why was it sprung on a largely unsuspecting group of Baptist messengers who were called on to vote on two explosive topics which most did not understand?
How many messengers at SBC 2019 could articulate a definition of CRT and Intersectionality? Not many! I can provide documentation that men in Baptist ministry educated at our seminaries were not able to articulate what these two “Tools ” were. This looks like a Nancy Pelosi Hustle through of problematic legislation and you via your SBTS operatives were part of it.
Anything honest to say in response to this? How long was Resolution 9 in the works? Better yet ,how long have these “tools” been taught and in use at SBTS? Why were they part of the 2015 project book mentioned above which launched your current racism purge?
FRIENDS DEVER AND ASCOL INTERVIEW CHRONICLE HISTORY OF LIBERALISM TO CONSERVATISM. BUT WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
In this 2017 Founders interview Mark Dever talks about your friendship as young men with your fellow Reformed resurgence friend Tom Ascol. Mark mentions your history and liberal leanings during undergrad here again in my city at Samford University. He explains your seemingly sudden switch to sounding like a classic conservative at the Georgia Index as editor after ,just a few years earlier your were a troubling young liberal. Friend Mark Dever of 9 MARKS points out that you had altered suddenly in your views and that your “liberal friends felt betrayed and that you had switched sides “, basically to “advance”your career. Mark assures viewers you had truly been “changed”.
Problem is Dr. Mohler that the current issues at SBTS and in the SBC of which you are a part have conservative Baptist now asking the same question in REVERSE. Still some, jokingly and not , contend you are following the direction of the weather vane above SBTS campus and going which ever way the wind blows. Can you please tell us which is the Real Albert Mohler?
WHAT IS UNDER THE COVERS?
Recently a number of investigative projects have uncovered some of the “problems ” with your own racial history, purges at Baptist institutions including SBTS and actions of your long time associates from your inner circle .
HERE ARE A FEW YOU CAN SPEAK TO DR.MOHLER
Dr Robert Oscar Lopez is a former professor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary SWBTS near Dallas TX. He was fired last year by your recently installed leadership from THE inner circle at SBTS who now lead SWBTS. Here is more on his story proving your guys sent to SWBTS conducted NOT a purge of racism but a purge or RACIAL MINORITIES whose positions and convictions were in opposition to yours or with whom you disagreed in some fashion.
The Dr.Lopez Story has many dimensions including the fact Dr.Lopez is a former homosexual saved out of gay culture and stands firmly against you and Russell Moore who both have bowed the knee of SBC leadership to the false assertions of “Sexual Orientation” propagandized by the APA. Dr Lopez Christian testimony does not fit your. Russell Moore/ ERLC/SBTS (where Revoice was spawned ) narrative on human Sexuality.
Your new SWBTS leaders Randy Stinson and Adam Greenway repeatedly threatened, targeted and attempted to silence the Christian witness of Dr.Lopez and exert absolute censorship and editing rights to his writings and interviews. This is despite Lopez Ivy education and credentials and expertise in multiculturalism and Latin culture and ministry history. Apparently Dr.Lopez did not fit your template for SWBTS future. Results at SWBTS is that almost all of the Minority professors were FIRED in several waves of your SBTS trained leaders purge.
None of the issues related to the Lopez and other two dozen plus firings bode well for your own assertions that you are the person actually leading a purge of racism from the SBC and it’s institutions.
The kinds of slanderous accusations and abusive tactics used by Randy Stinson formerly of SBTS and by Adam Greenway in the Lopez case for one -are documented on recordings and the story was picked up by secular education press last year.
Care to respond honestly no circular double talk? these are your guys who did this right? Approve of what they did and how they did it?
(NOTE -The title accuses Dr.Lopez of being ” anti gay ” when in fact his stance is to defend to ability of the church to offer counseling against homosexuality and fixed and unchanging . Lopez and thousands of other Believers have experienced the power of the Gospel to change their desires and are married with children and normal heterosexual lives. Mohler and underlings like Russell Moore in 2014 disowned the power of the Gospel to change homosexual desires and tossed out so called Reparative therapies in favor of the APA false assertions of”unchanging sexual orientation from birth. Mohler led the way on the SBC shift to this false gospel position. Mohler’ “explains” his controversial and horrific position shift in orientation here. https://albertmohler.com/2014/11/13/sexual-orientation-and-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ )
More press on the Lopez Firing at SWBTS
NDA /GAG ORDERS IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH?
Dr.Mohler, interestingly Non Disclosure Agreements NDAs have become a hot topic with your leadership style at SBTS and the SBC in general. The 2019 Resolutions Committee chaired by one of your 2018 Dallas panel and SBTS CRT experts was canned in the 2019 Resolutions committee and never saw the light of day. The resolution on whistle blower protections (something the government and corporate worlds embraced years ago.) and NDAs was written by guess who? Dr.Robert Oscar Lopez who your SBTS man Stinson FIRED. HMMM – something really smelly about that Dr. Mohler.
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER VICTIM OF SBC SEMINARY FIRINGS
Recently three videos were published interviewing former SBTS Hebrew Professor Russell Fuller who was also FIRED but this time from SBTS along with 3 other professors.
Dr. Fuller was employed by you at SBTs for many years. He was recently among 4 people fired. There are three detailed interviews with Dr.Fuller who is being interviewed by a recent SEBTS graduate Jon Harris. Harris came forward with concerns about the liberalization /social justice, CRT and even James Cone , Black Liberation Theology being taught at SEBTS where your former SBTS VP Danny Akin is now President ( some questions on Danny Akin and his sons later ).