Critical Race Theory and the Christian

CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND THE CHRISTIAN (Truth #4)

Hegemony. The word is used often to describe current American society.  I had to look up the word to see what it meant.   It refers to the dominant group in a country, the ones who determine and define a culture. In the USA, our culture has been defined by white Christian males from the Revolution on. Thus, our culture is known for its whiteness.

Whiteness does not refer to a skin color, but to a collective belief system.   Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has white skin, but is accepted as non-white because of her reception and promotion of the critical race theory.

Hegemony today in the United States is the belief system that our country was founded upon. This includes the nuclear family made up of a male, a female and children, with a husband as the head of the family.  It also includes the belief that hard work is a key to a success, that all are responsible to work, that authorities are to be respected and obeyed, and that objective, rational, literal thinking is truth. If you believe those things, you’re part of the hegemony, no matter your skin color.  If you reject them, you are not part of the white hegemony, no matter your skin color.

Remember, we live in postmodern America. Perception is reality. Facts are not based on truth. Truth is what each one says it is. If your truth is opposed to my truth, both are true. I can say 2 + 2 is 3 and you can say 2 + 2 is 5 and, according to postmodernism, both are true. I can say a fetus is life so don’t kill it. You can say that a fetus is just cells so you can kill it. They say both are true.

Those who are white, of the hegemony, are considered racist. If you are part of the hegemony, you are racist. No matter what you believe about other races, if you believe in the nuclear family, hard work and rational truth, you are considered racist. If you are an Evangelical Christian, you are labeled racist. Doing this-doing what? is systemic racism.  There is no room for discussion or exchanging ideas.  You can’t use statistics as facts to prove otherwise, only whiteness uses statistics. Trying to use them just proves you are white and not one of them. You can’t use reason, rationality, facts or examples.  Only the hegemony does that and they are wrong because they are racist. It’s hard to wrap your head around those beliefs, but that is what they feel.

Since, to them, culture can’t be fixed, it must be destroyed. Family, authority, and all the other values that our country has stood for must go. There’s no neutrality. Everyone is either fighting this evil white culture and therefore on the right side of history, or they are supporting it and therefore are promoting evil.  There can be no neutrality, no room for skepticism and no chance for debate. They are on the right side and the rest of us are on the wrong side.

The beliefs of this system say that everyone is either an oppressor or the oppressed. Therefore, their values are to remove oppressors. Thus, their actions are justified. Whatever it takes to destroy the current USA culture is justified so it can be replaced.

They view biblical morality as oppressive, discriminatory and dangerous. They demand conformity in many areas of life to their own political ends. Yet they often are guilty of doing what they condemn others for doing; demanding their own way and putting down anyone who is different.

We see it all around us today. Facebook and Twitter close the accounts of those who did not agree with them.   Best-selling books that are against transgenderism are removed.  Businesses like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby are boycotted.  So are states like Georgia because of their restroom laws and Texas because of their new abortion law.

The biblical worldview is totally opposite. God tells us to forgive, restore and work together for the betterment of all.  Luke 6:27-37 says: “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.”  Luke 17:3-4 says: “Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

As Christians, we need to set an example of love and forgiveness as we work together with those with whom we disagree. That starts in our marriages and families. We should be exemplifying it in our churches. We need to carry that over into our society. Saying we love our enemies and showing it are two different things. Confessing our past sins against others and changing our actions shows the love of Jesus.  We can’t just say they are wrong; we need to model the truth in every aspect of our lives.

How do you treat those with whom you disagree?

How complete is your forgiveness of those who oppose you?

cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER

Christian Training Organization 

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