With James Riady, a corrupt Globalist and leftist financier funding Reformed Theological Seminary and other Calvinist-leaning institutions, and with George Soros funding projects of evangelicals like Russell Moore through his Open Societies Foundation, it’s reasonable to question whether or not outspoken individuals in our institutions are change agents for well-funded political causes. How do Marxists, leftists, and globalists get placed in ostensibly conservative evangelical institutions? Moreover, how do those change agents become prominent? And in the case of Kyle J. Howard, how does a lowly student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – who seems to be a rabid leftist who is ardently and vocally opposed to what Southern Baptists traditionally (and currently in the majority) oppose wind up at the head table with evangelical elites at the recent MLK50 event?
I’ve hosted conferences with “big names.” I’ve organized those lunches. And, I can tell you, not just anybody gets to sit at the lunch table with the featured guests. Although I found the speakers who came at my invitation – like Paul Washer, Voddie Baucham, James White, Justin Peters, Phil Johnson – most were personable and relatable people, speaker luncheons were typically reserved for speakers and conference organizers. And then I saw this ironic photo tweeted out by Russell Moore.
Ironic, I say, because at the virtue-signaling MLK veneration conference – which was designed to change the way people vote and little more – Russell Moore failed to see the irony of the folks at the table being self-segregated by melanin count. PR-wise, the photo seemed woefully lacking in self-awareness. Aside from this chuckle of oversight, the photo included some VIPs, including – other than Russell Moore – Matt Chandler, Beth Moore, Phillip and Jasmine Holmes (the son-in-law and daughter of Voddie Baucham), and…Kyle J. Howard (second from front, left side). One of these people is not like the other.
And yet, for whatever reason, Howard has become the latest product of the theological left. He appears to have been bought and paid for by Soros or Riady types like Kunte Kinte on the Marxist auction block. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a seminary student is wining and dining with Russell Moore and Matt Chandler, and being love-tweeted by Beth Moore or promoted by the Boyce College ambassador.
Howard started to blog on May 18, 2016. Only recently, however, did it take on a “professional” design. Something has been happening, behind the scenes, to promote Howard’s thoughts and racially divisive ideas. It’s almost as if there’s…money behind it.
Howard is of mixed ethnicity, of which he chooses to identify with only one. He was born with a proverbial “silver spoon,” both of his parents being trial attorneys. Today, Howard’s brother is an attorney in affluent Atlanta and Kyle Howard himself is a student at Southern Seminary. However, Howard claims in his website bio that in High School he became “heavily immersed” in the Crips gang. Howard claims he carried a razor blade in his mouth, a .38 revolver on his hip and drugs in his pocket. Also according to Howard, he lived a double life, selling drugs at night but doing high school debate and keeping up his academics during the day. His parents apparently weren’t aware of his secret life as a Crips member because he would intellectually debate his parents over supper and then go smoke weed and live the thug life. Howard posts a photo of himself in a sideways ballcap as apparent evidence of his thuggishness.
Howard also claims he was a “battle rapper” in the “underground circuit” while excelling at his High School Latin class. There is no indication that Howard spent his summers hunting wolverines in Alaska with his uncle, but that’s a possibility.
Howard claims that upon meeting his future wife, he gradually walked away from all the gang activity (in the 11th grade – lol). Howard states that his then future wife was oblivious to his gang activity as well (this leaves a total of zero people that can substantiate Howard was anything but Malibu’s Most Wanted). Howard then claims to have come to Christ as a freshman in college.
So, just to clarify…his parents can’t corroborate his gang testimony because he outwitted them over nightly dinner together. His wife can’t corroborate his gang testimony because he didn’t let her see that side of him. In the meantime, an online criminal background check doesn’t find anything on Howard’s record that might indicate trouble with law-enforcement for his “heavy immersion” the Crips gang. Who knew that all you had to do to get out of the Crips was to graduate high school and go to college? Interesting…
So then, except for Howard’s own word to vouch for his supposed Crips gang membership, all evidence points to the fact that Howard was raised in an affluent, high-income, loving home by two highly educated parents. Howard’s positive, high-incoming loving home environment allowed him to excel in high school in classes like debate and Latin, and he did extracurricular activities like a “mock trial.” Howard’s affluent, privileged, educated brain then did reasonably well on the SATs and he immediately went to college. His brother is a high-profile, successful attorney in Atlanta. Howard is …”fighting the power” of white privilege and racism.
Today, Howard is a 33-year-old perpetual student activist and a self-described “racial trauma counselor.” He is singularly focused on the issue of race, and regularly speaks of himself as a victim of racism and white privilege. We first caught a blip of Howard on our radar when he tweeted out this nonsense after John Piper cast a very short and quick aspersion on the doctrinal fidelity of Martin Luther King, the one and only time (so far as we know) the theology of King was challenged at the veneration event.
Of course, a student at Southern Seminary should probably know what the Gospel is, and that means they should know that works of justice do not make someone saved. Furthermore, pitting the sacrificial lives of Whitefield and Edwards (the latter died of illness while in exile, taking the Gospel to the Indians) against the sacrificial life of King is probably an even draw (unless we want to make that decision based upon who had fewer bisexual orgies, at which point King would lose handily). However, without a clear repudiation on the part of King regarding his denials of the deity and resurrection of Christ, it could – and should – be fairly assumed the man split hell open.
We continued to see Howard throughout the MLK holy week make absolutely insane – if not downright racist – assertions. I could provide a list of screenshots here, but you probably know how Twitter works and you can see the man bleed Cultural Marxism for yourself. There is one social media thread you need to see, however. This is Kyle J. Howard speaking of James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries, regarding some mild criticism White had given regarding some of the more inflammatory language at the MLK beatification celebration.
So, let me get this right. A guy who was a member of one of the most dangerous gangs on the planet – who walked around with razor blades in his mouth, a revolver on his hip, and drugs in his pocket, a guy so bad-to-the-bone the Crips let him leave the gang in the 11th grade just because – that dude is afraid of James White?
Color me consider me incredulous.
You see, Kyle J. Howard is not about religion. He’s about politics. Consider this tweet from Howard:
Thabiti, Howard and company have been trying like crazy to put out the word, “Marxism” as though it were a fire. Of course, Cultural Marxism is exactly what they espouse, and they doth protest too much. In the meantime, Shapiro, Walsh and Peterson represent a Judeo-Christian worldview, even though none of the three are any more saved than was Martin Luther King. The real issue behind the weird, rising star of Kyle J. Howard is the same issue behind Riady and Soros’ shadow-funding of TGC and the ERLC…politics.