A black pastor in St. Louis, Clinton Stancil, says that he believes that abortion is “akin to the taking of innocent life” and urges his congregation not to do it. However, as with most progressive, left-leaning churches and denominations, identity politics trumps biblical fidelity. While Stancil says he believes abortion is wrong, he also says he believes “white legislators” have no say so in the matter.
According to the New York Times, Stancil says,
As much as I believe with all my heart about the killing, the taking of innocent lives, I also believe that I will never support giving white legislators who have no interest in our community the ability to tell our women what they can do with their bodies
Or course, if you believe that abortion is killing innocent people, why on Earth would it matter what the melanin count of legislators who are trying to stop it is? It would only matter if you’re caught up in the movement that is sweeping Evangelical churches around the nation — even historically conservative denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention and the Presbyterian Church (PCA) — social justice. The social justice movement is dominated by Critical Race Theory — an ideology now being propagated in Southern Baptist Seminaries such as Southeastern (SEBTS) and Southern (SBTS).
Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Theory, a neo-Marxist philosophy that has its roots in the Frankfurt School and its methods are drawn from Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. CRT teaches that institutional racism exists within every structure of society and that these structures are intrinsically designed in such a manner as to protect and preserve “white supremacy” in our culture. Further, CRT does not rely on factual statistics or objective evidence to support the theory, rather it relies on anecdotal evidence and personal experience.
Recently, the Southern Baptist Convention affirmed CRT as a viable and useful tool to analyze racial disparity in our society. Little do they know (or is it?) that this is the ultimate fruit of this movement.