Sen. Jeffries: Baptists must stop insidious, Marxist Critical Race Theory

Conservative Baptist Network expands Leadership Council

Two new members of the Conservative Baptist Network Steering Council called Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality a cancer that Baptists must fight. Reminder: The Southern Baptist Convention’s infamous Resolution 9 approved the use of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as “Analytical Tools.” However, conservative Baptists believe these tools are dangers to the health of the church.

“There have been few times in American history when an effort such as the Conservative Baptist Network has been so needed,” said Sen. Peggy Jeffries (R-AR). “The unbiblical, cultural Marxist views of Critical Theory and Intersectionality are a cancer on and in our churches: they undermine our Christ-centered efforts at evangelism and true reconciliation, and are alienating large and quickly growing numbers of Baptists from our Cooperative Program-based work. Baptists have to stop this insidious effort to co-opt the church away from its gospel mission into nothing more than a political tool of the left.”

Sen. Jeffries was just named to the Conservative Baptist Network Steering Council.

A second new member to the CBN Steering Council Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-FL) agreed with Sen. Jeffries view. “The focus of the church, and certainly of our Cooperative Program-funded ministries, should be reaching the lost with the Gospel, not advancing a leftist political agenda,” Sen. Baxley said. “We need more evangelism, more care for the suffering, and a lot less virtue signaling and cancel culture. Some of our leaders are losing their way, chasing the latest political fads and worldly philosophies. They need to put their eyes back squarely on Christ and His all-sufficient Word.”

Both Jeffries and Baxley have a long history with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Sen. Jeffries hails from First Baptist Fort Smith where she is involved in a host of discipleship activities including leading a women’s Bible study class and in the past leading children’s ministries at the church.

Baxley is the son of a Southern Baptist preacher and is an elder at Vine Community Church. He was quoted in The Federalist about drive-in church services and the need to look after the isolated people.

According to the Federalist, “Dennis Baxley, a Florida state senator and an elder at the church, added, “this is a reminder that we truly need each other. There are senior adults who have had basically no contact with anyone for three months now, and it’s taking a toll.”  https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/28/drive-in-church-works-for-now-but-can-churches-weather-the-summer-heat/

CBN spokesman Brad Jurkovich, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Bossier in Bossier City, La., said, “I am so grateful for Senators Jeffries and Baxley, for their lifelong devotion to Southern Baptists, but especially for their willingness throughout their careers to serve boldly in the public arena for Christ. They have been the very definition of salt and light, and it’s an honor to get to work with them now toward a better future for our SBC.”

The Conservative Baptist Network is the only network of Southern Baptists dedicated to fighting the evils of Leftist Woke Tyranny that threatens not only the health of the nation but the spiritual health of the local church. Get involved with the Conservative Baptist Network at its website.

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