I saw this tweet this morning when someone sent me a screenshot.
For some reason, Kyle J. Howard doesn’t seem to grasp that nobody believes that junk. In a day and time when all you have to do to get a full-ride scholarship to the SBC seminary of your choice is be black, when all you have to do to be a featured writer for the ERLC, The Gospel Coalition, or any number of other woke publications is be black, when all you have to do to be placed at the front of the line for virtually any position in any evangelical institution is be a minority, Kyle J. Howard’s stories of systemic oppression seem really, really stupid.
No, they are not implausible. Kyle J. Howard’s stories are beyond that; they are stupid.
What Howard engages in is an aspect of Critical Race Theory called storytelling, or sometimes called counter-storytelling. Essentially, CRT story-telling is done because there is no substantive empirical evidence of systemic (nation-wide and institutional) racism in the United States. So instead of providing substantive evidence that can support the Marxists’ oppressed vs oppressor framework, they rely on anecdotal stories from individuals that may or may not be true (but not representative of the whole).
Because the narrative of oppression must be supported by CRT storytelling rather than facts, statistics, and evidence, those in perceived “majority groups” are largely unallowed to question the storytelling of “marginalized” groups without being accused of racism.
Simply put, if someone who identifies as a victim claims to have had an experience or emoted a feeling, you are supposed to receive their claims as valid or else.
Kyle J. Howard, however, is taking CRT Story-Telling to a whole new level.
On an almost daily basis, Howard is telling tall-tales about the widespread abuse he has suffered at the hands of churches and America’s evangelical institutions. He’s never had a specific name of a specific oppressor, produced a single piece of supporting evidence or even come close to substantiating his claims with facts.
As we have previously reported…
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 who can substantiate Howard’s claims).
With someone as privileged (and white-privileged) as Kyle J. Howard, it’s critically important that he identify with the victim-class. To do so, he claims he was a secret gang member in high school.
Pulpit & Pen will pay anyone $3000 for any evidence substantiating that Kyle J. Howard was in any kind of ‘gang‘ (in high school or college). Surely one of the 35 thousand active Crips gang members would remember Kyle J. Howard, the rich and affluent kid who joined their gang secretly, never told anybody about it at the time and then left without anyone caring.
While the rest of the evangelical world is too scared on account of Kyle J. Howard’s victim-identity class to say, “I do not believe you,” we will say it…boldly. He makes stuff up.
[Editor’s Note: Contributed by JD Hall]
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