BIBLICAL CONSERVATIVES IN THE PCA WATCH AS TIME KELLER EXPOSES MORE TIES TO FAR LEFT.
The & Campaign is a very progressive political group working to move the remaining conservative churches like the Southern Baptist and the PCA leftward . Leadership comes from two political operatives, one a Democratic Party Strategist and the other the Obama Foundation “Ambassador the America’s Believers. & Campaign is push for a progressive reform agenda wrapped in Gospel garb as it touts “Biblical Values & Social Justice”.
The platform for & Campaign calls for softening the churches position from pro life to “discouraging abortion ” and is helping Paul Singer’s organization American Unity Fund push the Mormon / Singer constructed “Fairness for All” LGBTQ compromise over a “redefined ” Religious Liberty. Their movement is also calling for racial justice driven housing and prison reforms and pro Islamic proliferation advocacy for immigration reform. Most other progressive political strategies are included as well in the bleeding heart context and rhetoric of justice and equity…aka Social Justice GOSPEL.
The focus of & Campaign is decidedly URBAN and additional leadership is provided by Urban pastors from Tim Keller’s TGC- The Gospel Coalition. Many of these urban pastors lead congregations planted by one of TGC’s church planting organizations and even the Southern Baptist (SBC) North American Missions Board (NAMB). The SBC SEND Network (church planting arm for NAMB) President actually launched & Campaign in 2017 in his “Blueprint Church ” in Atlanta .His brother is a co-founder of & Campaign.
THE PAUL SINGER TIES WITH & CAMPAIGN
In late 2019 the Fairness For All movement surfaced and the forces behind it began to surface. The movement is called “Alliance for Lasting Liberty ” and & Campaign is the evangelical outreach partner for the effort with the LDS of Salt Lake City…the Mormons. The overarching influence, political clout, and funding comes from Paul Singer’s American Unity Fund. Singer’s influence and funding in 2012 ended opposition to gay marriage in the GOP with backing from Mitt Romney and the Mormon political machinery. Fairness for All was originally called the “Utah Compromise ” as it was piloted through the Utah state legislature by Mormon interest and Singer backing. NOW it is a national movement and has legislation in play in DC. Singer ALSO FUNDS the Equality Act which is the threat to Religious Liberty the Fairness for All legislation is said to address.
Tim Keller’s TGC urban pastors are key leaders in the & Campaign’s evangelical outreach for support. The Support
“WE SHARE A VISION for the protection of LGBT Americans’ civil rights and the preservation of religious freedom for all Americans.”
“According to Barna Group, tens of thousands of pastors are unsure if their church will survive the coronavirus pandemic and a quarter of American churches have reduced staff hours, reduced compensation or laid off employees.”
CASTING THE JUSTICE VISION BY &CAMPAIGN
“The need is most acute in low-income, urban areas which are hit worse by the crisis for two reasons:
“Low-income urban areas are being hurt worse by how the disease spreads.”
“These communities were affected more by the loss of hourly and physical jobs which cannot be done remotely. These churches are the most at-risk.”
“We want all churches to flourish! The focus on the direct aid is churches that serve low-income communities in urban areas that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.”
CHURCH RELIEF IS ALSO PUSHING CARES ACT FOR CHURCHES- ENCOURAGING DEADLY GOVERNMENT FUNDING FROM SBA.
FOR BACKGROUND READ THESE ARTICLES AND WARNINGS ON THE CARES ACT AND CHURCHES.
BY THE AUTHOR HERE
BY ALEX NEWMAN
NOTE: & CAMPAIGN ADMITS THERE ARE PROBLEMS OF INTERPRETATION FOR CHURCHES TAKING CARES ACT FUNDS
“The potential benefits for churches in the CARES Act can be significant. However–due to a lack of certainty in how federal agencies and the courts will interpret the law, expected delays in churches and their employees receiving the funds made available by the law, and potential difficulties smaller churches might have in navigating the application process for these programs–we anticipate that short-term, immediate relief will still be needed.”
“Based on our reading of the legislation, and an overview of available resources (some of which are linked to at the bottom of this document), churches can benefit from the following provisions in the law.”
(We will continue to update this document as more information about implementation of the CARES Act becomes available.)
TIM KELLER TEAM IN CHURCH RELIEF LEADERSHIP
National Board of Reference Members
Bishop Claude Alexander | Bishop Timothy J. Clarke | Bob Doll | Justin Giboney | D.J. Jordan | Bishop Vincent Mathews, Jr. | Dr. Mac Pier | Pastor Scott Sauls | Dr. Jeff Warren | Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile | Joshua Crossman | Adam Durso | The Honorable W. Wilson Goode Sr. | Jim Liske | Rev. Nancy Ortberg | Rev. Samuel Rodriguez | Pastor Jon Tyson | Michael Wear | Pastor Bryan Carter | Dr. Charlie Dates | Lisa Fields | Nick Hall | Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin | Kevin Palau | Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Benjamin Watson | David Wills | Jeffrey Wright
SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP COMES FROM TIM KELLER NYC /REDEEMER/CITY TO CITY/ NY LEADERSHIP /STAFF
KELLER AFFILIATES INVOLVED IN CHURCH RELIEF .ORG :
PASTOR THABITI ANYABWILE
Thabiti is a TGC leader and spokesperson and controversial racist who calls for reparations.
See Leadership with Keller and Redeemer Team.
Doll is on the Board of National Christian Foundation who also sponsors the churchrelief.org
Mac Pier has long led Tim Keller’s leadership coaching and NYC Movement Day being founder of Movement .org
Pier brings Movement.org along as a sponsor for churchrelief.org
KELLER,DOLL,PIER AMONG LAUSANNE LEADERS IN CHURCH RELIEF WITH & CAMPAIGN
LAUSANNE LEADER NICK HALL IS ALSO WORKIGN CLOSELY WITH &CAMPAIGN LEADERS AND KELLER IN THE UPCOMING Q IDEAS CONFERENCE AND IS ON THE & CAMPAIGN SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTING THEIR WORK.
LAUSANNE LEADER NICK HALL
“Next week, Christians around the world will unite for the Q 2020 Virtual Summit (April 22-23)! I am honored to be speaking at this event alongside globally respected leaders like Timothy Keller Francis Chan, Priscilla Shirer, Ann Voskamp, Lecrae and more– and I hope you will join us!
Over two days, you’ll hear 40+ timely talks that will educate you on the most important topics for our new moment, and you will be equipped to lead well, right where God has you.