In recent days, America has watched in anguish as the most militant critical theorists embedded in American government have attacked Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, for having adopted black children. The nominee, who has seven children, called the accusation that her adoptions were motivated by racism to be “cruel.”
Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote the book on being “Anti-Racist” (hint: he says to be anti-racist is to be anti-capitalist) – often quoted by the ‘woke’ Big Eva establishment – made the claims about Barrett on Twitter.
Kendi wrote, “Some White colonizers ‘adopted’ Black children. They ‘civilized’ these ‘savage’ children in the ‘superior’ ways of White people, while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of thse children out of the picture of humanity.'”
Evangelicals have rightly stood aghast at this accusation. But evangelicals should also know that this was taught at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBT) in just April of last year. The teaching was a part of SEBTS “Kingdom Diversity Department” conference on adoption. The concerns over “trans-cultural adoption” were voiced by Critical Theorist, Walter Strickland.
Pulpit & Pen wrote about it at the time in the post, White People Want to Adopt Minority Children Because They’re Racist, Says Southeastern Seminary.
They quoted Strickland, “Because we live in a Genesis 3 world, ethnicity creates conversations that we have to have for our children to flourish in the identity that God has given them.”
They continued, “Being raised by white parents might steal from that child’s ‘identity’ and should be generally discouraged, argued Strickland.”
Thieves. That’s what white people are when they adopt black babies. They’re a bunch of identity-stealers. Because God forbid a human being to have an identity that transcends skin color.
Meanwhile, some evangelicals heavily influenced by SEBTS, SBTS, The Gospel Coalition, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and SBC President JD Greear swear up and down that there’s no Critical Theory being taught by these institutions (including SBTS president, Albert Mohler, and SEBTS president, Danny Akin – pictured above). And yet, avowed Marxist Ibram Kendi sounds indistinguishable from Walter Strickland.
If Kendi’s racism bothers you, please know that the ideology is being propagated by Southern Baptists just as strongly.