John Hamilton McWhorter is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He argues that the modern anti-racism movement (Black Lives Matter) is akin to a heathen racist religion where blacks are sainted. Disagreement with the narrative that blacks are being persecuted unfairly by white police officers is viewed as a heresy that simply will not be tolerated. This racist religion, with a privileged black upper caste, comes complete with superstitious beliefs that a whole race of people must atone for their white privilege and implicit bias. To ask questions about the truth of the racist-cop narrative or to attempt to rebut it with hard statistics is viewed as beyond the pale That will not be allowed. To even raise the issue of whether the narrative is true is impolite. And to have the temerity to suggest that all lives matter is to be immediately shouted down and vilified. Anyone with such unorthodox beliefs is to be shunned until they repent of their sin. They are cast out of the community. They are harangued to get on bended knee and plead for forgiveness. Those who succumb to the pressure must then perform their humiliating penance, accompanied by an apology, for having offended the saints. Under this heathen religion, a person is not an individual; rather, he only has an identity as a member of a racial group. Gone are individual rights. Your rights are tied to your membership in a group, your membership in a race. You are no longer a man, you are a white man or a black man or a… Only the devil could so cleverly divide people into warring camps based upon physical appearance. “[F]or the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7.
It’s a church that places riots over revivals, conflict over unity
Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), is a columnist for The Washington Times. He is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).
On June 29, 2020, Piper posted a commentary in the Washington Times that very aptly describes the evil mythology behind the Black Lives Matter movement. While Piper does not say so, I will; it is Satanic. Piper ably explains:
At a Black Lives Matter protest in Cary, North Carolina, a white woman takes to her megaphone. “We repent on behalf of, uh, Caucasian people,” she shouts, as she calls upon the crowd to kneel before two Black pastors seated before them on a park bench. Several audibly weep as they bow in obeisance.
At a church in Atlanta, Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, genuflects before a Black colleague while shining his shoes in a ritual atoning for the collective “shame” of being White.
In Washington, D.C., thousands kneel at the foot of a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. in penance for the sins presumed to be endemic to their race. On the streets of New York City, a Black man approaches numerous White women and demands that they bow and apologize for who they are. Dozens comply as he videotapes their confessions.
Democratic leaders, wearing the priestly garb of kente stoles, kneel in religious surrender at our nation’s capital.
Evangelical churches, too numerous to count, post “laments” on their websites mourning the “unjust fabric of society.” They call on “those who have light skin to confess their sin of willful obliviousness” and plead indulgence for the assumed immorality that comes with their class and color.
Theological seminary presidents issue decrees that talk of “confessing, systemic racism,” and the presumption of evil that is resident in various shades of melanin.
Welcome to the Church of Holy Wokeness.
Welcome to a church that preaches collective blame rather than individual repentance, a church of enablement rather than evangelism, a church of riots rather than revival.
Welcome to a church of “collective guilt” rather than one that preaches personal sin.
Welcome to a neo-Marxist church that talks more about class conflict than the good news of salvation, a church of division rather than unity, one of us versus them, of the 99% versus the one, a church of the proletariat versus the bourgeoisie, of balkanization rather than the B-attitudes. Welcome to a church that has more in common with the Cultural Revolution than it does with the Cross of Christ.
Welcome to a church of racists pretending to stand against racism, a church that marches for “love” while fomenting hate. Welcome to a church that is shamelessly intolerant while it pretends to be tolerant, a “non-judgmental” church that rushes to judgment.
Welcome to a church that categorizes people by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.
Welcome to an “affirming” church, a church that tells you you’re “born that way” rather than you must be “born again.”
Welcome to a church that bows before men while standing against God.
Welcome to a church that worships what it sees in the mirror while denying what it reads in the Bible.
Welcome to a church that has exchanged the truth of God for a lie, a church that worships the created rather than the Creator; a church that has been given over to a debased mind and reprobate heart.
This is the church of intersectionality over the inerrancy. Pay attention to its high priests. Listen to their words. Hear their liturgy: the virtueless virtue signaling; the dog whistles; the shouts to redistribute power and property. Learn their doctrine: the elevation of the group over the individual; the belief in government more than God; the parroting of Marx, Lenin and Mao; the ignorance of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Jesus.
This is America’s church. It is the Church of Group Guilt. It is the cult of “Holy Wokeness.” It is nothing short of a new religion; one that demeans men, degrades women, sacrifices children, elevates revenge and encourages blame. This is a church whose leaders’ minds are dark with confusion. Their theology is an inch deep with compassion and a mile wide with compromise.
Welcome to the Great Awokening!
Bow in submission. Pay homage to your gods.
“In the last days, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power.
“Have nothing to do with such people … Be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” — St. Paul