A new member of the ERLC Leadership Council is now accusing his own denomination of racism because there hasn’t been enough “minority interviews” for open entity positions.
Dave Miller single-handedly turned his blog of run-of-the-mill Southern Baptist pastors, SBC Voices, into a fully-woke Social Justice blog. Following the cue of popular evangelical leaders and continuing to demonstrate that the Iowa pastor has never had a single original thought, he has jumped on the bandwagon that is destroying the SBC and splintering it into pieces. The readership of SBC Voices has gone through the floor (they rank 237k on Alexa, which is roughly the same readership as most dormant Myspace accounts) since the already sycophantic blog decided to tilt strong left.
After making a noticeable progressive turn to all things ‘woke,’ Dave Miller was appointed to the ERLC Leadership Council. The ERLC – or Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission – is
It should be an angering moment for Southern Baptists around the country who have – almost annually – apologized for slavery nearly a thousand times now (I’m rounding up) to be accused of racism by an ERLC appointee.
Do Southern Baptists pay the ERLC millions of dollars a year to have it accuse them all of racism?
Dave Miller wrote a post at his
The issue at hand is the number of openings for SBC entity positions. Dave Miller and other simple-minded Social Justice lemmings don’t know that the 1980s called and want their talking points back, and so now they insist on implementing a racial quota to make sure the SBC has enough darker-skinned entity leaders. Voting for the first black SBC president and first black SBC Pastors’ Conference president is apparently not enough to remove the stain of racism from the convention. Men like Dave Miller and Russell Moore won’t be happy until all positions are filled by minorities, whether or not they’re the cream of the crop or the bottom of the barrell.
Dave Miller, who no one has ever accused of being a particularly bright man, apparently is unaware that what he’s advocating for is Identity Politics.
I have a suggestion for Dave Miller. He should resign his church immediately and sit on the pulpit committee long enough for them to find a quality black or Hispanic pastor. Likewise, Dave Miller should resign from his position on the ERLC Leadership Council so a more-qualified minority can be found to replace him (by the way, the ERLC Leadership Council is whiter than an Eastern Montana landscape after a winter snowstorm). Likewise, Russell Moore should resign his position at the ERLC because, after all, there’s got to be an equally qualified minority out there somewhere.
The fact is, minority figures with any ounce of personal intergrity and self-respect would reject the plantation patronization given them by Dave Miller and Russell Moore. You don’t attract quality minority candidates by fixating on race. Frankly, that’s how you wind up with Thabiti Anyabwile and Jackie Hill Perry.
I want to know if Dave Miller, in all of his years as a lead pastor, has ever hired an African American staff member. And if not, it must be because he’s racist.
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…