By Mike Adams
September 2, 2106
Recently, a friend sent me a text after returning from church with his family. He had been a member of the congregation for two months and up to that point had been enjoying the sermons immensely. But then something strange happened that Sunday morning. One of the pastors, a young black man, decided to preach on the issue of race and criminal justice. My friend and his wife were so upset with the overtly leftist overtones in the message that they refused to take communion.
After getting the text, I placed a call to my friend to get some additional context. He described the sermon as one that endorsed the basic claims of Black Lives Matter without actually mentioning the group by name. I decided to follow up on the call by going to the church website to see if they had an article or blog post on the issue. Sure enough, they did. I read it and found two things that disturbed me enough to urge my friend to consider finding another church. I was also motivated to write a column warning readers about the dangers of similar churches.
The two specific problems I found on the church’s website were as follows: 1) The pastor claimed that the targeting of minorities for disparate treatment is an “undisputed fact” in our culture, and 2) The pastor described the church as one that aspired to be “multicultural.” The first of these two errors is minor. The second one is not. One cannot grasp fully the first error without a proper understanding of the second. Nonetheless, I will start with a critique of the first statement. Read the rest of this entry