Of all the mainstream Christian publications, Christian Post is probably the best. In fact, they are so above the caliber of The Gospel Coalition and Christianity Today that their comment section is far less orthodox than their actual content. It’s an endless struggle to tackle every Christianity Today article that peddles the Social Justice Gospel, when Christian Post is pushing a narrative that Critical Race Theory is a ransom to pay in order to keep Black pastors in a denomination, this narrative should be called out and debunked.
Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair wrote an article titled, “SBC church membership suffers new historic 1-year decline of more than 400K” covering the Annual Church Profile published by the Southern Baptist Convention. This news article begins by painting a picture that COVID prevented the church from being effective. When it came to membership and baptisms the Southern Baptist Convention suffered an Oscars ratings-like drop. Despite 588 church plants (unsure whether this includes megachurch franchises) the Southern Baptist Convention netted an increase of only 62 churches. This factors into a 435,632 membership drop in 2020.
It’s clear that the church did not do its job in 2020. The church is without excuse for letting lockdowns interfere with the prime directive that is the Great Commission. After letting Lifeway blame COVID, Blair shifts to writing about how challenges to Critical Race Theory are fueling this decline.
Some black leaders left the denomination with their large churches last year over a statement by the Council of Seminary Presidents denouncing critical race theory and intersectionality.
The SBC defines critical race theory in Resolution 9 as a set of analytical tools that explain how race has and continues to function in society. Intersectionality is the study of how different personal characteristics overlap and inform one’s experience.
This is where the fake news comes in, because this is editorializing to add context. However this is selective and lazy reporting. Certain high profile churches, like Progressive Church, left the Southern Baptist Convention, but the vast majority of the exodus is by smaller orthodox congregations. They are leaving because the Southern Baptist Convention is going woke, tolerating Jezebels like Beth Moore, and the vast amount of corruption within the Cooperative Program. In the video I show out how Leonardo Blair, a few years back, covered a church leaving for these reasons.
Has he forgotten his own reporting? Or is he trying to peddle a narrative?
There is now an impasse over the issue that could likely contribute to more black pastors and their congregations cutting ties with the SBC if Resolution 9, which holds that critical race theory can “aid in evaluating a variety of human experiences,” is rescinded at the SBC’s annual meeting this summer.
Other high-profile leaders such as prominent Bible teacher and Living Proof Ministries leader Beth Moore also announced her exit from the denomination this year, saying she does not “identify with some of the things” in SBC heritage which she claims “haven’t remained in the past.”
In simping for heretics like Beth Moore, Blair concludes that rescinding Resolution 9 will drive black churches out of the SBC. He is selling a narrative of fear. He is saying in order to keep these pastors, we must pay the ransom of putting up with heretical ideologies. And the fear is that White Evangelicals will be called racist.
As Christians we should not care about offending man nearly as much as we should care not to offend a holy and righteous God. Drive would-be heretics from the church by denouncing Critical Race Theory. They will call you racist anyway.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are pacing to be short by about $3700 per month in order to maintain operations.
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During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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