Evangelicals for Biden

How the Biden administration Democrats used woke evangelicals to lie to churches

Megan Basham is an evangelical Christian writer who has gotten my attention by her challenges to anti-conservative evangelicals, such as David French, Russell Moore, Tim Keller, etc. She’s written some amazing articles for the Daily Wire, but her latest is the most important one yet. In it, she talks about how Biden Democrats used woke evangelicals to spread propaganda to conservative churches.

Here’s the article:

In September, Wheaton College dean Ed Stetzer interviewed National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins on his podcast, “Church Leadership” about why Christians who want to obey Christ’s command to love their neighbors should get the Covid vaccine and avoid indulging in misinformation.

[…] Stetzer is… the executive director of the Billy Graham Center and the editor-in-chief of Outreach media group. He was previously an editor at Christianity Today and an executive director at LifeWay, one of the largest religious publishers in the world. That’s to say nothing of the dozen-plus books on missions and church planting he’s authored.

During their discussion, Collins and Stetzer were hardly shy about the fact that they were asking ministers to act as the administration’s go-between with their congregants. “I want to exhort pastors once again to try to use your credibility with your flock to put forward the public health measures that we know can work,” Collins said. Stetzer replied that he sometimes hears from ministers who don’t feel comfortable preaching about Covid vaccines, and he advises them, in those cases, to simply promote the jab through social media.

“I just tell them, when you get vaccinated, post a picture and say, ‘So thankful I was able to get vaccinated,’” Stetzer said. “People need to see that it is the reasonable view.”

[…]Stetzer… ended the podcast by announcing that the Billy Graham Center would be formally partnering with the Biden administration. Together with the NIH and the CDC it would launch a website, coronavirusandthechurch.com, to provide clergy Covid resources they could then convey to their congregations.

Much earlier in the pandemic, as an editor at evangelicalism’s flagship publication, Christianity Today (CT), Stetzer had also penned essays parroting Collins’ arguments on conspiracy theories. Among those he lambasted other believers for entertaining, the hypothesis that the coronavirus had leaked from a Wuhan lab. In a now deleted essay, preserved by Web Archive, Stetzer chided, “If you want to believe that some secret lab created this as a biological weapon, and now everyone is covering that up, I can’t stop you.”

Only two days before Stetzer published his essay, Collins participated in a livestream event, co-hosted by CT. The outlet introduced him as a “follower of Jesus, who affirms the sanctity of human life” despite the fact that Collins is on record stating he does not definitively believe, as most pro-lifers do, that life begins at conception, and his tenure at NIH has been marked by extreme anti-life, pro-LGBT policies. (More on this later).

Megan has a lot more to say about other pious, charismatic useful idiots in the article.

Joe Carter

Here’s Joe Carter, who writes for the woke evangelical publication “The Gospel Coalition”:

Certainly The Gospel Coalition, a publication largely written for and by pastors, didn’t probe beyond the “facts” Collins’ offered or consider any conflicts of interest the NIH director might have had before publishing several essays that cited him as almost their lone source of information. As with CT, one article by Gospel Coalition editor Joe Carter linked the reasonable hypothesis that the virus might have been human-made with wilder QAnon fantasies. It then lectured readers that spreading such ideas would damage the church’s witness in the world.

Joe Carter has been far-left for some time. Another person who climbed the church hierarchy through piety and charisma, but doesn’t know anything about the real world.

Russell Moore

If you’re looking for the truth about how to handle a virus, you won’t get it from a pious, charismatic pastor:

[T]he Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), an organization funded by churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S.

While a webinar featuring Collins and then-ERLC-head Russell Moore largely centered, again, on the importance of pastors convincing church members to get vaccinated, the discussion also moved on to the topic of masks. With Moore nodding along, Collins held up a basic, over-the-counter cloth square, “This is not a political statement,” he asserted. “This is not an invasion of your personal freedom…This is a life-saving medical device.”

You can read more about this in the latest announcement from the Centers for Disease Control. I’ve talked about Russell Moore often on this blog. I’m not sure how someone this far to the left was able to climb to the top rungs of the Southern Baptist hierarchy.

Tim Keller

Megan writes:

Former megachurch pastor Tim Keller’s joint interview with Collins included a digression where the pair agreed that churches like John MacArthur’s, which continued to meet in-person despite Covid lockdowns, represented the “bad and ugly” of good, bad, and ugly Christian responses to the virus.

Haven’t paid any attention to him recently because of his views on evolution, socialism, and critical race theory.

Hugh Ross

Although I am an old-Earth creationist like Hugh Ross, I was surprised to see him endorse a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT theistic evolutionist like Francis Collins:

Hugh Ross Francis Collins
Hugh Ross loves Francis Collins

I don’t think anyone would call Hugh Ross a very politically-aware person, but this was ridiculous. Francis Collins isn’t automatically a good person just because he has elite degrees and political power. Elite degrees and political power are great, but they don’t automatically make you a good Christian. Hugh Ross has never been very intelligent about policy or politics. He was careless about Collins and it is a huge mistake.

Further reading

If you don’t know much about Francis Collins, you should read this article about him from Evolution News. They go over his record on abortion, experimenting on aborted babies, LGBT activism and theistic evolution.

Oh, and here are some other names Megan names in a tweet:

D. French is David French, who used to write for National Review, which has also lurched to the left.

Please don’t listen to these people. They’re wolves.

8 thoughts on “How the Biden administration Democrats used woke evangelicals to lie to churches”

  1. Yes, they are wolves.

    “In a now deleted essay, preserved by Web Archive, Stetzer chided, “If you want to believe that some secret lab created this as a biological weapon, and now everyone is covering that up, I can’t stop you.””

    Isn’t that interesting how he deleted it? What a fraud. He should at least admit his mistake. It was obvious from day 1 that the most likely scenario was that it came from a virus lab in the town where the virus originated. Yet these wolves and demons want to be arbiters of misinformation?!

    “Only two days before Stetzer published his essay, Collins participated in a livestream event, co-hosted by CT. The outlet introduced him as a “follower of Jesus, who affirms the sanctity of human life” despite the fact that Collins is on record stating he does not definitively believe, as most pro-lifers do, that life begins at conception, and his tenure at NIH has been marked by extreme anti-life, pro-LGBT policies. (More on this later).”

    So Mr. Science Person doesn’t know what any mainstream embryology book (and common sense) will tell you, namely that a new human being is created at fertilization. What else would two human beings create?

    Shame on all those phonies putting this “Christian” out there as their trump-card scientist.

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  2. I hope they change their ways because they will be held more accountable for their wwork against the Lord, being people who have a leadership position in the kingdom. So sad that people are being influences by the likes of them. We all need to be so careful to represent the Lord well and they should stick to the Gospel and stay out of politics.

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  3. Now that we know that Fraudci and Collins are guilty of, and profited from, crimes against humanity and God (and beagles too), including the lab in Wuhan I might add, when will these affiliated churchianity pretenders repent?

    Probably about “the same time” that the churchians who pushed for Biden over mean tweets will repent for their role in the destruction of the US that has taken place over the past 16 months. (I saw a meme with a Mom holding a baby that said “Bring back mean tweets – and baby formula.”)

    My guess is that these world lovers have just moved on to the next virtue signal. $4 a gallon gas and skyrocketing inflation hardly affect the ones with book deals after all.

    The truth is that there were a very few pastors, like MacArthur, who pushed back against lockdowns, masks, and the poison jab that both the marxist pope and Franklin Graham promoted. People like them, and myself, were ridiculed but held firm. At this point, only a Nuremberg Trials 2.0 might be enough to get the Judases to repent of their evil ways.

    Unfortunately, the same thing goes for the 99% of churches who have ignored the slaughter of the innocents in their midst and on their watch the past 49 years. They are running out of time in the red states (assuming the GOP enforces their anti-abortion laws, a big assumption) to “show the world that not all of us were like him,” as the character of Major General Henning von Tresckow is quoted saying in the movie Valkyrie.

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  4. Please don’t listen to these people. They’re wolves.

    Sadly, I’ve reached the point where I consider pretty much EVERY prominent Christian influencer or leader in America to be a wolf unless he proves himself otherwise over time. Not very many have. The reason there are so many wolves within American Christendom is that America is a nation sheep. Predators go where the prey is to be found.

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    1. I have recently stopped identifying as an “evangelical Christian”. Now I identify as a “Christian”.

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  5. Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), also gave Collins a favorable platform.

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