Tim Keller, founder of the Gospel Coalition and cultural Marxist extraordinaire, has a long history of saying awful, terrible things. His church called for more same-sex intimacy in churches, trashed the ‘Social Justice and the Gospel Statement’ endorsed the notion of a ‘gay Christian‘, and claimed that people cannot be reached without art.
Recently Tim Keller said that if you have white skin, you’re involved in injustice and a few months ago he argued that Christians have the liberty of conscience to vote for pro-choice Democrats.
Now, Keller is back at it again. This time explaining that a decade from now Christians likely won’t be able to work for a major university, government, or for a big corporation due to our view on sex and gender and saying awful, vilifying things like “Democrats and the left are gonna destroy your religious liberty.” Despite this frightful reality, Keller says we shouldn’t be “crybabies” about it, because “we nurtured it” and “we brought it on ourselves.” He explains:
For the last 20 years the Christian right, though I usually would agree with their positions, I’m pro-life, I still don’t think that same-sex marriage is a good idea for the country or people. So I would technically be agreeing with them, but you know how they raised their money. For 20 years, they sent out letters talking about how “You’ve got to send us money, because the gay people are going to try to come and take your children away, because they’re evil and because the Democrats and the left are gonna destroy your religious liberty.”
They just said awful things and vilified people. It’s one of the reasons why so many gay activists now just don’t want to forgive evangelicals, because when they had a little more power in the ’80s and ’90s, that’s how they raised their money. That’s how they got people out. And weirdly enough, that’s not the Christian way at all. The Christian way is, the way up is down. The way to rule is to serve. This is how Jesus did it.
The way to get happy is to not think about your own happiness but the happiness of others. The way to get any influence is to empty yourself and be a servant. That’s Jesus’ way, and they’re not doing that. They’re actually using the Nietzschean way. And I think what that did was, by for a long time just keeping evangelicals frothing at the mouth about how everything is going so bad and making everybody so angry.
By the way, things are getting bad for evangelicals. It’s very possible. I am not in denial about the fact that ten years from now, if you have evangelical convictions about sex and gender, you may not be able to work for a major university or for the government or for a big corporation. And it’s not that Christians haven’t faced that other places in the past. We shouldn’t be crybabies. Nevertheless, having said all that, yeah, we nurtured this. And Christian nationalists use that. And therefore, we brought it on ourselves.
Robert AJ Gagnon has responded to Keller in an especially insightful way on Twitter, retorting:
Keller’s statement is irresponsible: The idea that Xians brought the attenuation of their liberties upon themselves, as if it was never the original objective of “LGBTQ” zealots to codify into law the view that Xians are hateful, ignorant bigots, is absurd.
No figure in the ancient world had a higher view of the necessity of a male-female prerequisite for marriage and sexual relations than Jesus. None. Servanthood did not negate his willingness to make this clear publicly.
Keller’s recipe that if we had followed the way of Jesus we never should have warned about the threat posed to civil liberties by “LGBTQ” immorality and deception, or voted accordingly, may justify his Never-Trumpism but it has no basis in reality.
h/t to wokepreachertv for the transcript and audio
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