A new survey reports that more than a quarter of white evangelical Protestants believe in a QAnon conspiracy theory that purports that former President Donald Trump is secretly battling a cabal of pedophile Democrats. Further, approximately half of white evangelical Protestants express support for the debunked claim that Antifa was responsible for the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Yesterday I noted that one evangelical response to cultural opposition is to defend our religious liberty, a valuable and urgent task being performed by some of the finest Christian legal organizations in America. However, to our critics, we are merely seeking the “right to be wrong.” As a result, we must also persuade our skeptical culture that we seek the “right to be right.”
Like Marxism, Critical Race Theory is something of a Christian heresy, taking the Christian themes of human dignity and justice and a world remade, and re-orienting these causes under new management. Most pertinently, CRT is slipping into the space where the Church belongs but is too often absent. If we don’t want unbiblical explanations of life and justice sweeping through the Church or culture, we’d better make sure we communicate and embrace the full ramifications of Christian truth for society, and then act justly and love mercy.