STATEMENT: Southern Baptists Deem Critical Race Theory And Intersectionality ‘Incompatible’ With Their Faith

Written by Wes Walker on December 7, 2020

At last, they’re taking a stand.

In a year when one denomination after another kissed the ring of ‘woke’ Marxist cultural agendas, it’s nice to see that some lines are actually being drawn, and that some leadership is being shown.

In a statement adopted in the council’s annual session, the seminary presidents assert that as “confessional institutions,” the SBC’s six seminaries stand “together in this classic statement of biblical truth.” Additionally, the statement declares that while condemning “racism in any form,” the seminaries agree that “affirmation of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality and any version of Critical Theory is incompatible with the Baptist Faith & Message.”

Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and current chairman of the Council of Seminary Presidentssaid those specific issues were addressed in light of concerns raised by Southern Baptists, including resolutions on the topic adopted by several state conventions at their annual meetings this fall.

“We felt that because our brothers and sisters in various state conventions have concern about this issue, they would also want to know what their seminaries actually think, and what we are teaching and not teaching,” Akin said.

The statement noted that SBC seminary professors “must agree to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the Baptist Faith & Message,” adding: “This is our sacred commitment and privilege, and every individual faculty member and trustee of our institutions shares this commitment. We are thankful for the theological commitments of the Southern Baptist Convention, standing against the tide of theological compromise and in the face of an increasingly hostile secular culture.”

Source: Baptist Press

For once, after the various times we’ve had to take such leaders to the woodshed, it’s nice to see them take a stand for once — the question is…where were they on this question about 2 months ago when it would have made a difference?

After all, only one party has embraced intersectionality and Critical Race Theory as more than a force for good in society, but a force for positive moral good and a cornerstone of their policies going forward.

While so many woke churches have openly aligned with Democrats on these issues in particular, it would have been nice to see Christian leaders speak clearly about what does and does not represent the Christian response to racial turmoil.

It wouldn’t have even taken a political endorsement to address the issue per se.

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