In a recent video podcast, mathematician and apologist for atheism James Lindsay called on the Southern Baptist Convention to remove leaders who have not done everything they could to completely repudiate and denounce Critical Race Theory (CRT) within the denomination. Far from seeing this as an act of division, Lindsay characterizes it as an act of salvation, both for the SBC and the Christian religion itself.
Centering his discussion on the SBC’s Resolution 9, Lindsay, who has written at length about what he perceives to be the intellectual and emotional inferiority required to believe in God, gave his account of how CRT has infiltrated the SBC in order to distort its beliefs and what to do about it.
Resolution 9 was adopted in 2019 and says in part that “Critical race theory and intersectionality alone are insufficient to diagnose and redress the root causes of the social ills that they identify, which result from sin, yet these analytical tools can aid in evaluating a variety of human experiences.”
The resolution became a subject of controversy, and at the next denominational meeting in 2021, a new resolution titled “On The Sufficiency Of Scripture For Race And Racial Reconciliation” was adopted. In that resolution, the SBC reaffirmed “the sufficiency of Scripture on race and racial reconciliation.” Some were displeased with the resolution, as it did not explicitly retract Resolution 9 or condemn CRT by name.
In his podcast, Lindsay characterized the passing of Resolution 9 as having occurred under “shady circumstances,” arguing that like many other “woke initiatives,” it was put forth to a vote at the last moment and in a way that intentionally avoided debate.
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Source: Church Leaders, Dale Chamberlain