After claiming it was “great” if a Christian were to vote for a Democrat, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention has embraced Gender Justice. Whatever that is.
In a devotional published by J.D. Greear at his website, the SBC president opines, “When it comes to questions like racial justice, gender justice, and responding to abuse charges, there has often been a malaise in the church, in large part because the injustice didn’t directly affect those of us sitting in places of privilege.”
Privilege? Gender Justice?
That’s too Woke for me.
And I’ve had five cups of coffee this morning. OK, now six.
It is like…well, you get the idea.
So, what is gender justice?
It sounds so hip. So happening. So right now. So big city.
And, guess what! Gender Justice is popular among global progressives. In a United Nations report it calls for the end of inequality based on gender, “Gender justice entails ending the inequalities between women and men that are produced and reproduced in the family, the community, the market and the state.”
But, what’s driving this Woke buzzword into use among Big Eva?
Gender Justice lacks clarity
Greear’s point in the devotional post is to encourage Christians to advocacy. He wants Christians speaking against injustices.
That is not necessarily bad advice. We should protect abuse victims and those being murdered by abortion.
But, we are missing clarity.
This is a trend for Greear, who recklessly spoke about “tearing down all hierarchy” between men and women, and claimed Muslims worship the same God as Christians.
Now, he doesn’t mean what those statements imply. He was just carelessly imprecise.
His words are winsome. They appeal to the culture. They aren’t carefully nuanced or theologically sound.
But why promote Gender Justice?
Is this getting the Southern Baptist Convention ready for a push to elect a woman as president in 2020? Must we correct that inequality?
But expect more progressive buzzwords to infiltrate the Southern Baptist Convention. It is more evidence that the Analytical Tools of this world are influencing the church.
Wasn’t it supposed to be the other way around?