The Failed Christian Response to Charlottesville

Following the events of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, many Christian leaders grandstanded each other to condemn what they characterized as hatred and racism.

I can’t blame anyone for concluding the Alt-right is terrible after taking a cursory glance at this rally. When the media shows swaztikas, klansmen, and a Dodge Challenger barreling through counter protesters, what other conclusion can you draw?

Guys, I beg you to use some discernment here. The Alt-right is an incredible opportunity for the gospel of Jesus Christ to gain huge ground among the millennial generation. Before you unequivocally denounce them, consider what that same media says about you.

They say you hate gays.

“Oh no, Jim, we don’t hate guys.”

Yes you do. I just saw on CNN pictures of Westboro Baptist Church holding signs that say God Hates Fags.

“They don’t represent all Christians”

Oh, so you support gay marriage?

“No. We believe that homosexuality is wrong. But hate the sin love the sinner.”

Well, according to liberals in the media, if you don’t support gay marriage, then you believe that God hate gays, just like the sign says.

“No, Jim, that’s a mischaracterization! The media shouldn’t associate all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church.”

Oh, okay. Hold that thought. We can calibrate the media’s slander factor. That same media that’s says you hate gays says that the Alt-right hates black people.

Would my fellow Christians consider for one second that maybe, just maybe, the Alt-right doesn’t hate black people? You say hate the sin love the sinner. The Alt-right says we don’t hate black people we just love white culture.

These guys mustered around General Lee’s statue not to fight against some thing but to fight for something. These young men of the Alt-right took to the streets of Charlottesville to fight for their culture. In other words they are culture warriors. They fight in the culture war.

How long have you heard pastors lament we’re losing the culture war? Well, the Alt-right agrees that our culture is corrupt. So in a way they are our allies.

Hold on. I’m not suggesting that we Christians endorse the Alt-right or compromise our beliefs to make political bedfellows. What I’m saying is that from the common ground we have with the Alt-right, we can segue into discussing how our culture became so corrupt and how we can redeem it.

Look, our culture became rotten when it rejected Jesus Christ. That’s a cold hard fact that typical liberal snowflakes refuse to admit. They insist Christianity is the problem, which is a pure delusion.

Say what you will about the Alt-right. They’re not delusional liberals. They love the cold hard truth, however politically incorrect. Is there anything more truthful or politically incorrect than the gospel of Jesus Christ?

So while you run scared from these racists of the Alt-right, I remember Jesus words. “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” – John 4:35

Author: Jim Kinkade

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