The Gospel Coalition, better known as The Social Gospel Coalition, is a leftist Evangelical outlet designed to propagate Democrat politics cloaked in Christian language in order to produce Democrat voters — or at least, reduce conservative voters. The organization typically spends its resources on promoting social justice causes, advancing the “America is racist” narrative, and training the Church on how to engage in Marxism the “Christian” way.
The Gospel Coalition is a reliable source for the advancement of such worldly ideologies as Intersectionality and Identity Politics to the detriment of the actual gospel and has advocated for a seemingly middle-of-the-road stance on homosexuality that treats same-sex-attraction as an ailment rather than a sin and even, in some cases, treats same-sex relationships and affection as a plausible alternative to biblical marriage so long as it stops short of bodily penetration. The Gospel Coalition even recently celebrated a pro-LGBTQ, pro-abortion Democrat, putting out several articles of praise for him after his passing, calling him a great human rights activist.
All in all, The Gospel Coalition has turned many conservative churches into leftist political activist groups.
It is imperative that one understands the purpose of The Gospel Coalition in order to understand why they do what they do. They exist for one reason, to produce progressive voters. This is why they have denounced popular conservative political analysts and news outfits, Fox News, Ben Shapiro, and Rush Limbaugh, as “far right” “conspiracy spreaders.”
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In an article recently penned at The Social Gospel Coalition titled How to Navigate the Generational Divide in Politics, political and theological leftist, Brett McCracken writes,
I’m hearing more and more young, conservative-leaning evangelicals express disappointment at the political behavior of their conservative parents—a growing concern that they’re being radicalized into the conspiracy-spreading far-right by a steady diet of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and Ben Shapiro.
What exactly does McCracken mean by “far-right” anyways? It is nothing more than a nefarious term used against conservatives designed to poison the well against conservative thought. The left refers to any and all conservatives as “far-right” as a way to denounce them as fringe and move people toward the left. For people like McCracken — who is incapable of having an original thought — it works.
On the other hand, we should acknowledge that there are fringe conspiracy theorists on the right as well as on the left. But to suggest that Fox News, Ben Shapiro, or Rush Limbaugh fall into this category is thoughtless and daft. In fact, aside from two or three popular hosts on Fox, we could argue that the network itself has moved much further to the left over the years. And Limbaugh and Shapiro have both questioned — and in many cases, denounced — those “far-right” conspiracy theories.
What makes these people “far-right” isn’t “conspiracy theories,” but the fact that they reject leftist political positions like open borders, socialism and Marxism, LGBTQ indoctrination, wealth redistribution, abortion, and other anti-conservative and anti-Christian positions. And while we acknowledge that being “conservative” doesn’t make one a Christian, especially those, like Shapiro, who reject Christianity, it’s safe to say these people have a better grasp on general revelation than most at TGC have special revelation.
While The Gospel Coalition continues to cloak their leftism in Christian garb, we should understand that this organization has abandoned the Gospel like the vast majority of Evangelicalism has.