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  • You Better Get Up to Speed on This

    May 6, 2021

    In his summer of 2020 class at Trinity, Davenport, Dr. Peter Scaer warned the class. He told the pastors and the laity you better become of aware of it.


    What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?


    Dr. Christopher F. Rufo, in a recent lecture at Hillsdale College, says CRT has its roots in Marxism, a class warfare or conflict of political theory. The war is between capitalists and workers. (https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/author/christopherrufo/).


    CRT has adapted this revolutionary theory to social and racial unrest. It has matured to today’s version of “white supremacy” as the real problem. White, male, and Christian…there’s the problem.


    Rufo lists a number of examples of CRT, how it works. “In Springfield, Missouri, a middle school forces teachers to locate themselves on an ‘oppression matrix,’ based on the idea that straight, white, English speaking, Christian males are members of the oppressor class and must atone for their privilege and ‘covert white supremacy.’”


    In an April 21, 2021, article, David Victor Hanson writes: “Recently, in the state of Washington, something called the African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) adjudicated vaccination appointments on the basis of race only (https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/25/the-new-antiracism-is-the-old-racism/).”


    Does this mean a 78 year old Caucasian woman would be told to go to the back of the line?


    CRT causes divisiveness, and spawns contempt, suspicion, and hatred.


    God created humanity, all are equally loved. “And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth,” (Acts 17:26).


    God does not look at the outward appearance of a man but the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). God loves His creation, every distinctive color, shape and personality.


    How boring if all the flowers of spring time looked the same? I marvel over God’s imagination in creating every one of His creatures uniquely, packaged differently.


    Different but loved and valued.


    Praise ought to erupt from our lips, not division.


    Race is not the essence of division. Sin is.


    Sin causes a division between God and man, and between people.


    The cure is not political correctness but repentance and the Gospel.


    Jesus Christ is the answer.


    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran