by Mike Ratliff
As 2020 has unfolded with the so-called Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter/Social Justice/Antfia riots causing havoc across our country, it does not take a genius to see that there is more to what is going on than just a lot of ugliness at the same time just because the Left wants to ruin all chances of Donald Trump being reelected. As one who looks closely at what Christian Leaders say and do comparing all that with what the Word of God says, I have been on “red-alert” about the Social Justice/BLM merger with what has been called “Woke Christianity” ever since Donald Trump got elected. I know it has been going on longer than that, but that is when it really came to my attention.
This is how it first came onto my “radar.” I was in one of the Christian discussion groups on Facebook and saw a discussion going on where a young man was being congratulated for becoming the pastor of a “Woke” church. I read what they were saying. I intervened. I asked direct questions about the priority of the Gospel in their ministry. The reaction I got from this young man and his supporters was very rude. They treated me as if I was ignorant and let it be known in no uncertain terms that it was White men like me who were part of the problem. I got no support from anyone else in that group and left for good.
Just a few days after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the election of 2016 in November my Facebook page was attacked by several “friends” who were attempting to make me see that Donald Trump was the enemy of all their work to bring Social Justice to the forefront in their communities and churches. I was baffled. I could not get them to give me concrete examples of why that was true. They only said it was true because his very presence in the White House was CAUSING all the Progressives to feel threatened and offended so he had to go. I could not get my mind around that. I still have problems with it. However, as I have researched and learned more and more about Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality I believe that those who say things like that, the Progressives, the Media, members of Congress, et cetera have drunk the Kool-aid of CRT and Intersectionality. Please read the post here and watch Tom Ascol’s speech which is included there. When I watched it, it was like all of my questions about this evil attack on our country and our faith were answered.
Soli Deo Gloria!