Marxists hate America. They hate individual freedom because they believe the state should rule men and women like sheep.
They hate our Constitution because it limits government power, when the socialist mindset is to aggregate power.
They hate the Declaration of Independence because it recognizes and honors God in its history-shaking propositions – "that all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. …"
That's why I regret to say that the Marxists are gaining ground in our nation and are closer than ever to overthrowing our constitutional republic.
As they continue their march through the institutions of our nation, their latest tactic is to divide the American people into warring factions. Now more than ever, the wedge used to splinter us is race.
That said, let me be perfectly clear: All true Christians abhor actual racism.
To hate people because of their skin color, to persecute them, to deny them their rights as humans created in the image of God, to treat them unjustly before the Lord – these things have no place in a Christian's life.
It might have been in a different context – showing favoritism to those who are rich while disdaining those who are poor – but James makes clear that such partiality makes us "judges with evil motives" (James 2:4).
Yet, while many Americans are willing to open the door to an honest discussion about racism, something else has taken the opportunity to slither into the house.
Beneath the surface, an evil, Marxist-based ideology is dominating the public discourse about race in America, and you need to be made aware.
It’s called Critical Race Theory (CRT).
CRT is so sinister that we asked our very own Meeke Addison to address this issue from a gospel-centric perspective. Meeke is assistant director of special initiatives for AFA and co-host, with her husband Wil, of Airing the Addisons on American Family Radio.
In A Biblical Response to Critical Race Theory, Meeke offers an informed and passionate challenge to the Marxist perspective that has taken hold in many of the power centers of our culture.
In short, CRT promotes the idea that all societies are based on the interplay of oppressor and oppressed.
CRT teaches that America’s constitutional republic is built on slavery and oppression of minorities by white people.
When President Joe Biden used the phrase "systemic racism is a stain on our nation's soul," he was using the language of Critical Race Theory.
So it's no surprise that Max Eden, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, uncovered the following outrageous ideas taught by advocates of CRT:
White people should be demonized for being born white.
All whites are inherently racist.
White Americans should stop acting with white privilege.
You see, Critical Race Theory does not see racism as confined to a few “bad apples” but is instead views racism as a product of whiteness itself. And increasingly, the leaders of CRT are seeking ways to teach those lies to our children and grandchildren.
A Washington Post op-ed in support of CRT called the discussion over race a "reckoning" for the nation and then admitted that the debate "has reached thousands of U.S. schools." The op-ed applauded what is happening: "Schools across the country are working to address systemic racism and inject an anti-racist mindset into campus life."
A teacher in a New York City school revealed that a faculty email chain "received enthusiastic support for recommending that we 'officially' flag students who appear 'resistant' to the 'culture we are trying to establish.'" The teacher said flagged students would include even those who suggested that "we treat everyone with respect." You see, treating everyone with respect does not go far enough; students must capitulate to the Marxist ideology in every attitude and detail.
These ideas should be chilling to all freedom-loving Americans.
The controversy has led legislatures in six states – Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas – to consider and/or already pass bills that would limit or even ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools.
People are fed up with ideologies that disparage America as a systemically racist country, but folks are also confused about what CRT promotes and whether or not its ideas are biblical.
That's why I want to encourage you to get a copy of A Biblical Response to Critical Race Theory. In this two-part video presentation, Meeke clarifies the origins and beliefs of CRT, the dangers of submitting to this ideology, and how Christians should respond to it. And by the way, CRT has even begun to find acceptance in some churches.
Most importantly, however, Meeke demonstrates that Critical Race Theory is a threat to the gospel message because it is an unbiblical approach to solving the human problem of sin. In fact, she teaches that CRT is, in reality, "another gospel" (Galatians 1:6) offering a false salvation through guilt, anger, and revenge.
So how do we respond? Christians must do what we've always done:
Educate ourselves with the truth about the issue.
Develop a biblical perspective.
Counter its impact with gospel-centered strategies.
This is what AFA has been doing for 44 years. Inform, equip, and activate is the heart of our mission statement, and it is the strategy that my dad, AFA founder Don Wildmon, used to build this ministry. It is the strategy that we continue to use today. That is why we are offering you this new DVD.
AFA will never back away from the fight against every idea that raises itself up against the true knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5).
By all means, each and every Christian should stand guard over his or her heart to ensure that we do not allow sins such as racism to grow like a deadly cancer. When this sin – or any other – is found, we should repent.
As Christians, we must also be loving and patient in our struggle with the people who are deluded by their own sufferings into embracing bitterness, anger, and hatred. At the same time, we must not show mercy to poisonous ideologies, but instead we must endeavor to show our neighbors, our communities, and our nation the truth and proclaim to them the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
In closing, let me say again that I thank God for your faithfulness in supporting and standing with AFA in this fight to preserve and strengthen the biblical foundations that have made America the greatest nation in history.
Tim Wildmon, President American Family Association