Dwight McKissic calls for SBTS President Albert Mohler to fire intern William Wolfe over a tweet supporting Christian Nationalism.
A radical leftist Southern Baptist pastor who once bragged about voting for Hillary Clinton alleged that someone on the payroll of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) tweeted “textbook racism.” Dwight McKissic, the Al Sharpton of the SBC and pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, made the serious allegation on social media over the holiday weekend.
According to McKissic, “Paul D. Miller, affirmatively quoted by William Wolfe who’s on the payroll at SBTS, affirming ‘Anglo Protestantism’ as ‘the rightfully predominant culture’ that the US government ‘should promote and protect.’ @albertmohler this needs to be recanted-textbook racism funded by SBTS.”
McKissic asked that Albert Mohler fire Wolfe. Let that sink in for a moment.
McKissic wants Wolfe canceled for the sin of supporting America’s historical founding culture. You might remember the Anglo-Protestant culture gave to the world Magna Carta and the rule of law best summarized as Rex non debet esse sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege—the king should not be below man, but below God and the law.
And don’t forget a host of other freedoms that flowed out of America’s Anglo-Protestant heritage.
McKissic hates America and hates white evangelical Christians—well, conservative evangelical Christians. Dwight McKissic smeared SBC pastor Mike Stone. Also, Dwight McKissic attacked Calvinists as racist.
When confronted about the tweet, McKissic doubled down.
McKissic said, “The racist tweet he affirms, is as racist as the curse of ham theology espoused by the founders of SBTS. I don’t see how a person who unapologetically tweeted blatant racists sentiments could remain on SBTS payroll. That makes all SBCers partakers in William Wolfe’s sin.”
So, now I suppose we must deal with McKissic’s lie about William Wolfe. Is supporting America’s Anglo Protestant heritage sinful?
Here is what Wofle said that upset Dwight McKissic:
“‘American Christian nationalists believe that the United States’ rightfully predominant culture is Anglo-Protestantism and that the US government should promote and protect this cultural heritage.” @PaulDMiller2
“Me, a reasonable person: Yes. Of course I believe and want that.”
Recently, SBTS President Albert Mohler embraced the label of Christian nationalism on a podcast with scholar Yoram Hazony. Hazony is one of the foremost conservative thinkers of this generation and the author of important books including The Virtue of Nationalism and Conservatism: A Rediscovery. You can read our interaction with Hazony and comparing it to Francis Fukuyama’s latest work in praise of liberalism: We Are All Christian Nationalists Now. Also, we wrote about Hazony’s presentation showing that nationalism is a biblical and prophetic theory.
Hazony in his book Conservatism: A Rediscovery outlines how leftists use Christian Nationalism; however, it is a term of such broad application that even someone like Frank Delano Roosevelt would be considered a Christian Nationalist today.
Hazony writes, “Today, many avoid the term ‘Christian nationalist’ as if it were in some way dishonorable. But before the Second World War, that is what most Americans still were: Christian nationalists. Nor was such Christian nationalism restricted to the decades of Republican Party political dominance that ended with the Great Depression. The Democratic president Franklin Roosevelt became famous for describing himself politically as ‘a Christian and a democrat,’ and in 1942, FDR was still counting the United States among those ‘nations which still hold to the old ideals of Christianity and democracy,’” (p. 285).
Then to highlight FDR’s religious nationalism, Hazony quotes FDR’s 1939 State of the Union Address, “[Events] abroad directly challenge three institutions indispensable to Americans, now as always. The first is religion. It is the source of the other two—democracy and international good faith,” (p. 286).
What Wolfe is talking about is essentially this spirit of “Protestant Republicanism” that animated every American president including Ronald Reagan.
According to Hazony,
“Reagan was moved in a profound and visceral way by the Catholic nationalist uprising in Poland, and he stood by Thatcher’s Britain in its risky nationalist war to retain the Falkland Islands. He had no qualms about nationalist economic policies when he believed they were needed to protect American steel and manufacturing, and he applied anti-Soviet pressure around the globe without sending American forces to invade anything bigger than Grenada. He embraced the rise of a revived Christian nationalism, introduced a constitutional amendment to allow prayer to be restored to America’s public schools, and fought passionately against the liberal enthusiasm for making narcotics, pornography, and abortions available to all. In these and many other matters, Reagan reminded us of the spirit of the old Protestant republicanism,” (pp. 333-334).
Now do you see why progressives despise Reagan? Reagan promoted America’s greatness and its biblical roots.
Why does this upset leftists? Because they hate both religion and the principles of Christianity upon which American was founded.
Now this may hurt Dwight McKissic’s feelings, but the things Americans cherish such as liberty and the rule of law are directly a result of the Anglo-American tradition—and that tradition is Protestant. It is why individual rights are respected in the United Kingdom and the United States with principles such as habeas corpus.
And McKissic wants William Wolfe canceled because Wolfe has the temerity to think that America’s Protestant legacy is a good thing.
McKissic is the problem. He voted for pro-abortion radicals like Hillary Clinton. He should be expelled from a Southern Baptist church and not pastoring one. He is morally defective as his politics prove beyond question.