As many of you are likely aware, the Southern Baptist Convention recently peeled its tongue away from the succulent boots of “minority” tribalists to gasp in horror at white tribalism. The formal expression of this recoil taking the form of a resolution condemning the alt-right and all manifestations of white (exclusively) racism.
The SBC’s public policy leader, who has urged that southern symbols should come down as muslim migration should go up, took to twitter with a fairly concise position statement.
Satanic to the core. That doesn’t seem to leave much space for reconciliation. I’m certain Dr. Moore gave the matter sufficient reflection to consider and reject a more tempered assessment of the professionals and family men of the alt-right. In this case, satanic generally up to the vascular system simply wasn’t applicable.
Which makes me wonder how such sniveling unctuous opportunists as Russell Moore manage their portfolios of ludicrous hyperbole. If something so fundamental to human existence as taking an interest in your own people’s welfare is to be soberly considered as satanic to the core, then what of Christianity’s actual proscriptions? Are adulterers, liars, and makers of graven images also satanic to the core? If so, Satan’s shadow casts long on this Earth indeed. And not the least within the SBC itself.
But questions still linger. Would satanists also be satanic to the core? If so, Moore and the baptists leave the matter strictly to presumption.
What about the millions of atheists who reject God outright? The SBC offers no resolution on their depth of satanic penetration.
What about violent, repressive antifa? Murderous black supremacists? Or unapologetically racist La Raza? No SBC resolutions.
What of the militant Islam Christianity has been at war with for however many centuries? Well there is a resolution supporting the religious freedom of muslims to colonize Christendom. So their core seems well insulated from infernal saturation.
What about the tribe that does not revere Jesus as the son of God, but mocks him as a charlatan? What is the posture of devout southern Christians toward them? Well that would be unqualified support, obviously. After all, jews are as hostile to white nations as Russell Moore. And Angola-ness is next to godliness.
Apparently only pro-whites, who comprised the totality of southern baptists two generations ago, are imbued with Lucifer’s essence. That means one of two things: either Satan’s once fearsome malevolence has become as wan and insipid as the secular-sensitive mewling that now emanates from baptist pews; or a fickle, flouncing God has reconceived his commandments so as to attract accolades from the Washington Post’s editorial board. Certainly neither entity wields nearly the influence over southern baptists as their mortal critics.
One of those critics carried a great deal of cultural heft into the debate. A southern pastor, with the venerable antebellum name of Thabiti Anyabwile, fiercely excoriated his devil-marinated peers for their failure to denounce white (exclusively) racism on the first anti-alt-right ballot. This resolution was plainly laid as a submit or I scream racist mine by another black pastor. It was initially shelved by the committee as even the most myopic baptists could see the resolution would ultimately be used to damn all white conservatives. But Thabiti would have no part of such shameful half-toadying. It was time for tongues to return to boots. Said Pastor Anyabwile:
Any “church” that cannot denounce white supremacy without hesitancy and equivocation is a dead, Jesus denying assembly. No 2 ways about it.
And with that bolt of thunderous hypocrisy, the bladders of cuck multitudes emptied onto their shoes…
In an emergency late-night call, the participants of the convention returned to the assembly hall and Steve Gaines, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, won approval to consider a new resolution on the topic Wednesday. After the convention voted yes to the new resolution condemning white supremacy and the “alt-right,” the assembly hall burst into a standing ovation from the 5,000 participants.
Duke (the man who tabled the initial resolution) on Wednesday apologized personally to McKissic for the way the resolution was handled. He also made a general statement apologizing “for the pain and confusion that we created” and explaining that the committee was concerned that the resolution was giving the appearance they were hating their enemies.
No, Mr. Duke, the committee was actually concerned it was giving the appearance of not hating themselves. And that is what the resolution’s passage was ultimately intended to correct. I’m sure southern baptists can now count on glowing coverage in the future from the media’s apparatchiks. I mean they’ll still call you snaggle-toothed fundie hilljacks who conceal their bigotry rather than flaunt it. But that’s got to feel better than being called racists outright.
Though as you watch roaches and spiders take up residence in the pews where human posteriors used to perch, I wonder how many of you will ask yourselves why. Why families decreasingly choose church to absorb an hour of cultural cringing and constantly evolving liberal tropes, when those can be acquired with no effort at all from every other social institution. Madow and Salon offer a similar sermon, and both can be received while kneeling.
I suppose the only functional difference these days between the southern baptists and antifa is whether one is inclined to pray or fight for a third-world future. As for God’s thoughts on the matter–he’ll come around to the Post’s editorial position eventually.